Merrill Lynch is the wealth management division of Bank of America. With over 15,000 financial advisors and $2.2 trillion in client assets it is the world's largest brokerage. Formerly known as Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., prior to 2009 the firm was publicly owned and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MER. Merrill agreed to a purchase by Bank of America on September 14, 2008, at the height of the 2008 Financial Crisis. It ceased to exist as a separate entity in January 2009.
Campaign Finance$18,815,110 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.
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Top PAC Recipients
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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.
Lobbying on Behalf of Merrill Lynch
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Merrill Lynch $41,852,760
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Foreign Relations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Health Issues
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.698 Industrial Bank Holding Company Act of 2007 S.1356 Industrial Bank Holding Company Act of 2007 H.R.3010 Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 S.1782 Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 H.R.6 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 H.R.2167 Automatic IRA Act of 2007 S.349 Small Business and Work Opportunity Act of 2007 S.2191 America's Climate Security Act of 2007 H.R.3361 Pension Protection Technical Corrections Act of 2008 H.R.5351 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008
RegulationsMentioned in 647 dockets; Submitted to 6 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. 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.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Merrill Lynch" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 2 TSA Private Charter Security Rules 2002
- Toggle 1 NHTSA Heavy Truck Speed Limiting Devices 2007
- Toggle 1 EBSA Prohibited Transaction Exemption for Provision of Investment Advice to Individual Retirement and Similar Plans 2006
- Toggle 1 NOAA 90-day Finding for a Petition to revise the Critical Habitat Designation for the Leatherback Turtle 2007
- Toggle 1 BPD Floating-Rate Notes 2012
- Toggle 1 NHTSA Corporate Average Fuel Economy -- Model Years 2017-2025 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 29 EPA Notice of Receipt of a Request from the State of Texas for a Waiver of a Portion of the Renewable Fuel Standards 2008
- Toggle 11 FSOC Recommendation Regarding Money Market Mutual Fund Reform 2012
- Toggle 9 OCC Volcker Rule - Prohibition on Proprietary Trading and Certain Relationships with Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds 2011
- Toggle 9 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards for Model Year 2017 and Later 2010
- Toggle 8 EPA Rulemaking for the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Limitations Guidelines 2009
- Toggle 8 TREAS Review by the Treasury Department of the Regulatory Structure Associated with Financial Institutions 2007
- Toggle 7 EPA OK011 Oklahoma Regional Haze State Implementation Plan, Federal Implementation Plan for Interstate Transport of Pollution Affecting Visibility, and Best Available Retrofit Technology Determinations (OK-34) 2010
- Toggle 7 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards 2009
- Toggle 6 EPA Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures 2008
- Toggle 6 EPA Preliminary 2006 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 2004
Advisory Committees23 people on 20 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Merrill Lynch" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 6 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Commodity Futures Trading Commission 4 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 3 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of State 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Securities and Exchange Commission 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee