New lobby shop signs 17 clients — Former McConnell aide to FBT — Sidley Austin expands energy practice — Music industry group hires two

February 17, 2015 By Tarini Parti

LATEST REGISTRATIONS — NEW LOBBY SHOP SIGNS 17 CLIENTS:West Front Strategies, a new bipartisan law firm started by lobbyists from Blank Rome last month, has registered 17 clients, according to House lobbying disclosures. Several of the clients moved over to the new firm from Blank Rome, but three new clients — The Alliance for Solar Choice, American Psychological Association and the Sports and Fitness Industry Association— have also signed with the firm just a few weeks after it opened.

The rest of the new registrations, which include several lobbying heavyweights, are for: Best Buy Co., Canadian Standards Association, Comcast Corp., EMC,Expedia, Inc., Gas Processors Association, Health Industry Distributors Association, Microsoft Corp., Mylan Inc., Prudential Financial, Inc.,Republic Services, Inc., Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Walgreens Co.

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