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DANIELLE BURR GOING DOWNTOWN
December 8, 2016
Danielle Burr, director of external affairs for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, is leaving to become a partner at Peck Madigan Jones. "Danielle's knowledge of the intersection between Capitol Hill, advocacy groups, and the private sector has made her such a valuable member of my team," McCarthy said in an email.
FORMER AIDE TO SHERROD BROWN COULD BECOME HOT COMMODITY ON K STREET
October 31, 2016
Heimbach, who once served as Brown's chief of staff, took a new job last month at lobbying firm Peck Madigan Jones, which counts firms like Deutsche Bank Securities and MasterCard among its clients.
WORLD BANK'S HEIMBACH TO PMJ IN DC
October 18, 2016
Jay Heimbach, an external and corporate relations special representative to the World Bank, has moved to Washington-based lobbying shop Peck Madigan Jones.
FORMER WHITE HOUSE AIDE TO LOBBY ON ENERGY
October 18, 2016
Jay Heimbach, once a top aide in President Obama's White House, yesterday joined Peck Madigan Jones, a prominent lobbying firm.
October 18, 2016
Peck Madigan Jones hired Jay Heimbach, previously a special representative at the World Bank, as partner, The Hill's Megan Wilson reports.
TRANSITIONS – OBAMA ALUMNI
October 18, 2016
Bipartisan government relations firm Peck Madigan Jones (PMJ) [has] hired Jay Heimbach, most recently from the World Bank, where he served as a special representative working closely with World Bank President Jim Kim.
PECK MADIGAN JONES HIRES OBAMA, CLINTON WHITE HOUSE ALUM
October 17, 2016
Lobby firm Peck Madigan Jones hired Jay Heimbach, a prominent Washington operative, as a partner. He will work on an array of issues, including ones in the tech, financial services and energy space.
RYAN FLEXES MUSCLES IN WAYS AND MEANS SHOWDOWN
November 4, 2015
Brady is also close with...Andrew McKechnie of Peck Madigan Jones. Many of them are also involved in fundraising for Brady.
TOP LOBBYISTS 2015: HIRED GUNS
October 29, 2015
"Jeff Peck, Peck Madigan Jones. Peck is on the cutting edge of financial services issues for clients across the economic spectrum."
MCCARTHY KEEPS K STREET AT A DISTANCE
September 30, 2015
"McCarthy has also amassed a small "kitchen cabinet" of lobbyists whom he and his chief of staff Tim Berry and coalitions director Danielle Burr regularly meet with, including...Jeff Shapiro of Peck Madigan Jones."
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. LOBBYISTS TURNING DOWN HEAT ON OIL EXPORTS
January 16, 2015
“We think a vote is terribly premature,” said Jeff Peck, a lobbyist for Washington, D.C.’s Peck Madigan Jones, which lobbies on behalf of four refineries that are opposed to exporting oil. “If the Senate is going to evaluate the controls on crude oil exports, Members should proceed in a thoughtful and deliberate way.”
TOP LOBBYISTS 2014: HIRED GUNS
October 22, 2014
"Jeff Peck, Peck Madigan Jones. Peck is a financial services guru at a firm known for its verve and versatility."
Platts Energy Week
DISAGREEMENT OVER U.S. OIL EXPORTS
April 6, 2014
"Four U.S. refiners formed an alliance, Consumers and Refiners United for Domestic Energy (CRUDE), to battle the export bid. Jeff Peck, CRUDE's Washington representative, explains why."
TOP LOBBYISTS 2013
October 30, 2013
"Jeff Peck, Peck, Madigan, Jones. Peck is a first-rate Democratic lobbyist, so it’s fitting that he’s on the roster for one of the influence industry’s highest earners."
THE HILL'S 2012 TOP LOBBYISTS
October 31, 2012
“Jeff Peck, Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart. Peck’s background as a former aide to Joe Biden on the Senate Judiciary Committee has added luster to a firm that was already an industry star.”
PECK MADIGAN CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
July 20, 2012
Peck Madigan Jones & Stewart celebrated 25 years in business Wednesday. The firm marked the event with a party for about 100 people at its recently refurbished downtown offices. Original founder Patrick Griffin, who remains an adviser to the firm, was in the crowd, as were members of the shop's other Tiber Creek brands, including Harold Ickes and Janice Enright of the Ickes & Enright Group and Alix Burns of Bay Bridge Strategies. Peter Madigan tells PI that the firm also cut a $25,000 check to the Semper Fi Fund, which provides assistance to the families of wounded warriors.”
July 20, 2012
“Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was spotted at K Street hotspot Tosca chatting with Democratic strategists John Michael Gonzalez of Peck Madigan Jones & Stewart and Shanti Stanton of Elmendorf Ryan while waiting to dine with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Health care lobbyist and former PhRMA lobbyist Bryant Hall also got some face time with the mayor, according to a PI Tipster.”
LOBBYING IN WASHINGTON
January 6, 2012
“Sheila Murphy talked about the differences between working as a lobbyist and as a Congressional staff member. Ms. Murphy formerly has worked as a legislative director for Senators Amy Klobuchar, Bob Kerry, and Tom Carper.”
SIA BEEFS UP
October 17, 2011
“The Semiconductor Industry Association has brought on Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart and Tiber Creek Health Strategies to lobby on tax, trade and budget issues, according to recent Senate lobby disclosure reports. SIA, which spent $550,000 on lobbying during the first half of 2011, previously had Dewey & LeBoeuf as its sole contract lobbying firm. Peck Madigan Jones’s John Michael Gonzalez, Jonathon Jones and Justin McCarthy are listed on the account. Tiber Creek, which is subcontracting through Peck Madigan Jones, lists Bryant Hall, former legislative director to then-Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL.) as the lobbyist on the account.”
COLUMBIA BOOSTS LOBBYING FOR TRADE DEAL
May 15, 2011
“Five of the firm’s lobbyists have registered to represent Colombia, including Peter Madigan, once a senior aide to Secretary of State James Baker, and J. Jonathon Jones, ex-chief of staff to Sen. Tom Carper (D-DL), according to Justice records. Peck Madigan has lobbied for the Colombian government off and on since 2006.”
AT&T ENLISTS NEW LOBBYISTS WHILE PURSUING T-MOBILE DEAL
April 12, 2011
“AT&T has hired five lobbyists, including two former congressional staffers with ties to the Senate Judiciary Committee, since announcing plans to purchase T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion on March 20. According to federal lobbying disclosures, four of the lobbyists work at a single firm: Peck, Madigan, Jones, & Stewart. They include Jeffrey Peck, a former staff director and general counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee; Sean Richardson, a former chief of staff to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who sits on the antitrust subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee; John Michael Gonzalez, who served as chief of staff to former Rep. Melissa Bean, D-Ill.; and Peter Madigan, who was chief of staff to former U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.”
U.S. CHAMBER ASSEMBLES ALL STAR LOBBYING TEAM FOR FCPA REFORM
March 10, 2011
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has assembled a well-connected group of lobbyists and attorneys as it aims to reform a foreign bribery law that has become an expensive thorn in the side of international U.S. business."
"[Jeff] Peck has lobbied for the Chamber on a range of issues since 2002. Before entering the private sector, he served as general counsel and majority staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during the chairmanship of former Sen. Joseph Biden. The National Journal has described him as one of the 'leading Democratic lobbyists'.”
International Republican Institute
March 1, 2011
“IRI President Lorne Craner introduced IRI board member Janet Mullins Grissom, who presented the evening’s second award to Fran Townsend. “Throughout her distinguished career in public service, Fran has strongly supported and advocated for women’s public and political engagement...She has been a role model and a mentor for women in public service throughout her career.”
K STREET FILES: BOEHNER GAINS STAFFER; GRASSLEY LOSES ONE
December 13, 2010
"With the new session approaching, K Street has been snapping up Republican staffers on Capitol Hill. The latest move is a top health policy adviser to the Senate Finance Committee’s ranking member taking a job with the lobbying firm of Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart Inc."
"Andrew McKechnie, who worked for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will be joining the boutique shop Jan. 3."
International Republican Institute
CREDIBLE ELECTIONS A STEP FORWARD FOR JORDAN AND THE REGION
November 10, 2010
"IRI's 24-member international election witness team determined that Jordan’s November 9, 2010 parliamentary elections were credible, an improvement on previous elections and a significant step forward for the Middle East. If such progress is to continue, the delegation believes that a number of improvements should be made addressing pre-election and Election Day issues before Jordan’s next balloting process. IRI’s delegation was led by Peter T. Madigan, Vice Chairman of IRI’s Board of Directors. Madigan has served as Transition Chief of Staff to United States Trade Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs for Secretary James A. Baker III and Baker’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs."
JONES-ING FOR PARTNER: CHANGES AT FIRM ARE MORE THAN COSMETIC
March 30, 2009
"When Jonathon Jones joined Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart in 2007, the former chief of staff to Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) had little idea that two years later he would become a name partner at the firm."
"Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart will officially become the firm’s name today."
THE TESTIFIER: GEITNER'S RECORD PACE
March 29, 2009
"Just preparing a Treasury Secretary to testify during a financial crisis is an arduous and time-consuming business," said Peter Madigan, a Reagan administration Treasury official who staffed Secretary James Baker during the savings and loan crisis and the 1987 stock market crash.
"The market watches those hearings and reacts to them, so the secretary knows he has to be extremely well-prepared. He has no choice," Madigan said."
K STREET FILES: EXXON TURNING BLUE?
February 2, 2009
"Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart is continuing to expand, bringing on Justin McCarthy, former legislative affairs special assistant during the Bush administration. McCarthy, a former lobbyist at Pfizer, will be joining another recent firm hire, John Michael Gonzalez. Gonzalez joined the lobby shop late last month after serving as chief of staff to Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.)."
K STREET FILES: THE INSIDE STORY
January 26, 2009
"A demand for left-leaning bona fides on K Street has led to a full-bore rush of Democrats downtown. John Michael Gonzalez, chief of staff to Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.), is the latest to join in the rush. Gonzalez, rumored to be a potential Obama administration hire, opted to try his hand at lobbying, joining Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart."
A MAINER DUO WITH A SINGULAR ROLE
November 19, 2008
"'On key issues of spending and tax policy, these two Senators [Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe] are pivotal,' said Peter Madigan of Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart, who is considered close with both Senators. 'They’re independent. They break with [their] leadership and are used to reaching across the aisle,' said Madigan, who is from Portland, Maine."
BIG BUSINESS FACES BIG TROUBLE IN '09
July 15, 2008
"There’s no time like the present for business to start preparing for that and thinking about where their own vulnerabilities might be and what their priorities will be,” said Jeffrey Peck, a lobbyist with Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart.
“If people put their heads in the sand and pretend change is not in the air, they will probably be very unhappy with the result,” he said. “If they don’t, and realize it is manageable and doesn’t have to be as bad as they think, they can be in good shape next year."
Investment Dealers' Digest
INVESTMENT BANKS GO TO WASHINGTON
June 2, 2008
"Merrill Lynch recently hired and external lobbying firm, Washington, D.C.-based Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart, to work on its behalf on Capitol Hill. Chairman and partner Jeffrey Peck, formerly majority staff director and general counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, says Merrill only retained his firm a little over a month ago..."
Knowledge @ Wharton
WILL CHANGES IN TAXATION AFFECT THE COMPETITIVENESS OF U.S. PRIVATE EQUITY?
May 6, 2008
"Jeff Peck, chairman of Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart, a Washington lobbying firm, pointed out that, for now, the debate over carried interest is probably moot. After threatening higher taxes last year, Congress chose not to act, giving the industry a reprieve. Legislators probably won't move forward with a carried-interest measure this year because of the election, he said. The earliest that they would revisit the issue would be 2009. By then, "you're going to see a new president and probably larger Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress," he predicted."
BEST IN THE BUSINESS: HIRED GUNS
April 24, 2008
"The Hill’s annual list of top lobbyists reflects the greater importance Democratic lobbyists play, while not forgetting the Republicans in town who maintain a major role in crafting legislation, particularly in the Senate, where voting margins are so close. Today’s list names the best “hired guns” and corporate lobbyists.
Jeffrey Peck, Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart. Peck helped to shield the private equity industry from a tax hike pushed by the Democratic-controlled Congress last year."
Deseret Morning News
CREDIT-CARD FIGHT: MEASURE WOULD ALLOW BUSINESSES TO NEGOTIATE FEES, BUT CONSUMERS MAY NOT SEE THE SAVINGS
March 12, 2008
"Peter Madigan, the coalition's executive director, said claims that the bill would benefit consumers are "hogwash," because nothing in the legislation says the merchants would have to pass along their savings on lower fees to consumers. The bill's aim is to control prices for businesses, he said."
A TALE OF TWO KENNEDYS
March 3, 2008
"The younger Kennedy, says his former chief of staff, Sean Richardson, believes in connecting “policy with people” by holding numerous field hearings on mental health coverage issues."
50 TOP POLITICOS TO WATCH
February 13, 2008
SEAN R. RICHARDSON
POSITION: Lobbyist, Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart
REASON TO WATCH: Richardson previously worked as chief of staff to both Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). He also ran Kennedy’s 2006 reelection campaign. At Johnson, Richardson focuses on major legislative issues, including appropriations, health care, labor and technology.