Hogan & Hartson has added a former Mayer Brown lobbyist to its Washington office as a partner. Robert Glennon, who lobbies primarily on tax issues, will advise clients on legislative matters in the private equity, energy, environment, and health industries.
Glennon, who has been a lobbyist in Washington for the past 30 years, started out as a protégé for well-known lobbyist J.D. Williams of Williams & Jensen in the 1980s. He left Williams & Jensen for Mayer Brown in 2004.
Glennon is currently registered as a lobbyist for Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank, and JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Glennon, who earned a J.D. and an LL.M. from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, says he joined Hogan because he wanted to team with the firm’s “deep bench” of legislative lawyers. “Hogan has the deepest, strongest, most substantive legislative team in D.C.”
Despite President Barack Obama’s tough stance against lobbyists, Glennon says the lobbying industry has only heated up since Obama’s election.
“The Democrats now have the trifecta of the House, the Senate and the presidency. And rightly or wrongly, Obama has bitten off quite a bit, so the pace of the action has increased,” Glennon says. “As a lobbyist, you have to be fast on your feet and able to address a lot at once.”