Dickstein Shapiro last week disclosed that two former members of Congress are lobbying for computer security company McAfee Inc.
Former Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.) and Rep. Albert Wynn (D-Md.), senior advisers at the firm, are following matters concerning privacy, cyber security and online data protection for the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company, according to a lobbying registration filing. They are handling the account with six other Dickstein lobbyists.
Hutchinson, who served in the Senate from 1997 to 2003 after four years in the House, and Wynn, a congressman from 1993 to 2008, couldn’t be reached for an immediate comment. A McAfee spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
McAfee spent $710,000 on federal lobbying last year, according to congressional records. Of that money, $200,000 went to McBee Strategic Consulting, the only outside firm that lobbied for McAfee in 2011.
The company focused its government advocacy work last year on cyber security bills, as well as appropriations legislation related to the Defense Department, which uses McAfee products.