Former Rep. Scott Klug (R-Wis.) is among a team of Foley & Lardner lobbyists who notified Congress this week they’re advocating on behalf of an Internet company that connects families with caregivers.
Klug, who served in Congress from 1991 to 1999, is representing Chicago-based Sittercity Inc., along with Foley’s Theodore Bornstein, Joseph Colaneri, Michelle Leeds and Kathryn Shorr. According to congressional records, the law firm is lobbying on services that support military families.
The former congressman, who is now a Foley public affairs director based in Madison, Wisconsin, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. The other Foley lobbyists each work out of the firm's Washington office.
Sittercity previously contracted with K&L Gates to garner support on Capitol Hill for a Defense Department contract related to family care services. According to congressional records, K&L Gates, which represented Sittercity from May 2009 to December 2010, received $10,000 from the company during the first three months of last year. K&L Gates did not report any other income from Sittercity.
Edward Olivares, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers and Akilah Green of K&L Gates were the lobbyists who initially registered to advocate on behalf of the company.
Olivares, a government affairs counselor at the law firm, declined to comment. A spokeswoman for Sittercity didn’t have an immediate comment.
The company allows military parents to obtain a free membership to its Web site, Sittercity.com, through a program funded by the Defense Department. Military caregivers also can sign up for free on the Web site.