Dewey & LeBoeuf's lobbying days are officially over.
The quickly disappearing firm filed its last bunch of lobbying termination reports with Congress on Thursday, four days before it filed for bankruptcy protection. The reports are for Aflac Inc., Fidelity National Financial Inc., Lloyd's of London, Hanover Re Group, Trans-Elect Development Co. LLC, the Dutch Association of Insurers, International Underwriting Association and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, according to congressional records. Those filings followed Dewey's lobbying termination reports for Aegis Insurance Services Inc. on Wednesday and ASML Netherlands B.V. and the Semiconductor Industry Association on May 15. All of the reports list a government advocacy cessation date of May 15.
Of the 11 former clients, Dewey reported lobbying activity from April 1 to May 15 for only the Dutch Association of Insurers, Aflac and Lloyd’s. The Dutch Association during that period paid Dewey less than $5,000 for the government advocacy work of then-Washington managing partner L. Charles Landgraf, the last head of the firm’s legislative and public policy group, and then-senior adviser Dana Marshall. But the firm received $130,000 from Aflac for the efforts of then-of counsels Thomas Howell and Alan Wolff and $110,000 from Lloyd’s for the work of Landgraf, Marshall and then-associate Paul Howard II.
It is likely that at least some of Dewey’s 11 ex-clients will continue to use the services of the firm’s one-time lobbyists. But Dewey’s ex-clients have yet to appear in any lobbying registration reports for former firm lobbyists.
Landgraf couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.