The trade association for the U.S. paint industry has signed up with Venable to lobby on issues related to lead paint, a few months after one of the association's outside lobbyists jumped to Venable from Winston & Strawn.
According to registration papers posted online today, Venable partner William Hall will lobby for the trade group known as the American Coatings Association. The registration covers “enforcement efforts related to federal lead paint requirements” and is effective as of May 11.
Hall joined Venable’s Washington office in the fall from Winston & Strawn, where the paint group was also a client. Winston & Strawn filed papers in October to terminate its contract.
The American Coatings Association hasn’t reported significant lobbying activity since 2007, and it’s not clear whether it plans to do more. Neither the group nor Hall returned messages requesting comment. Winston & Strawn also did not return messages.
There’s been scant attention to lead paint on Capitol Hill in recent years, though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been working on regulations related to lead paint and the safety of contractors who work in older homes.