Cassidy & Associates may be all the rage in Washington right now, what with the 25-part online serial chronicling its leader Gerald Cassidy, but its stint in Europe has been anything but smooth. It’s been almost two years since Cassidy opened shop in Brussels, branded Cassidy & Associates Europe, but the recent departure of its CEO and president Andreas Alber, former head of the EU law center of Ernst & Young, to open a government relations law firm Alber & Geiger has left its operation in jeopardy. “This step gives us the opportunity to set up a fully lobbying focused law firm—something common in Washington D.C., but completely new in Brussels. We believe that this kind of legal lobbying provides more value to our clients," Geiger said.
And so far Cassidy is still left assessing what it plans to do in Brussels. "We wish Andreas the best in his new endeavor as we examine how to continue a strong presence in Europe," the firm’s spokesman wrote in an email.
But, the prospects aren’t looking good. The Cassidy & Associates Europe website no longer works.