Ice Miller Strategies notified Congress on Monday that the firm is representing aerospace manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft Corp., according to a lobbying registration filing.
The registration was filed on Monday, the same day that Hawker Beechcraft passed out 60-day layoff notices to 350 of its Wichita, Kan. employees.
Ice Miller is lobbying on “Department of Defense programs” and “House and Senate Defense Authorization and Appropriations bills,” according to the filing. Ice Miller Strategies CEO Graham Hill and principal Clayton Heil are handling the account. Andy Mueller, senior adviser for defense and homeland security programs, and Nicole Elam, director of federal affairs, are also listed on the filing.
“This remains a difficult, unprecedented time for our company, our employees and our industry,” Hawker Beechcraft CEO Steve Miller and Chairman Bill Boisture wrote in their letter announcing the layoffs.
In March, the aviation company announced it had come to an agreement with some of its lenders to provide $120 million of additional liquidity, according to a statement from the company.
Hawker Beechcraft did not respond to requests for comment. Ice Miller persons were not immediately available for comment.