Fitzgerald, Brian

Brian Fitzgerald is an Australian academic and Barrister of the High Court of Australia. He is an Intellectual Property and Information Technology/Internet lawyer who has pioneered the teaching of Internet/Cyber Law in Australia. Fitzgerald is currently a specialist Research Professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$100,766 Given

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse
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$310,000 Income

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying Carried Out by Fitzgerald, Brian

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Client Amount
    Microsoft Corp $220,000
    Reusable Industrial Packaging Assn $50,000
    National Horsemen's Benev & Protect Assn $40,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Taxes,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Animals,
    • Gaming, Gambling & Casinos,
    • Immigration
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009
    S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009
    H.R.422 (Unknown)
    H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009
    S.1203 Grow Research Opportunities With Taxcredits' Help Act
  • Recent Lobbying Contracts
    Date Client Summary
    Sept. 8, 2014 Songwriters Guild of America, Inc. Intellectual property issues, including copyright reform View registration
    Sept. 4, 2014 Coalition for Death Master File Implementation and Reform Death Master File implementation and reform View registration
    Sept. 4, 2014 Microsoft Corp Tax issues of interest to the computer software industry, including the R&D tax credit, domestic and international tax reform, corporate tax reform and state income tax simplification. View registration
    Sept. 3, 2014 The National Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association, Inc. Immigration Reform. Issues of interest to horsemen and horse racing. View registration
View all lobbying data for Fitzgerald, Brian Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker


Mentioned in 5 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket

All data is based on documents downloaded from The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Fitzgerald, Brian" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.