Updated 2:15 p.m.
Ronald McDonald has a new friend in Washington: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.
The firm is advocating for McDonald's Corp. on "Agriculture/food policy; Transportation; Tax/Finance; Healthcare; Immigration; Product safety; International trade; Workforce/labor/benefit policy," according to lobbying registration paperwork filed with Congress this week. Brownstein shareholders Alfred Mottur, Manuel Ortiz and Marc Lampkin, as well as policy directors Michael Levy, Juanita Duggan and Carmencita Whonder, are handling the account.
Mottur, co-chairman of Brownstein's government relations department, said his firm is "very excited" about lobbying for McDonald's.
"We're thrilled to have a client of their stature," he said.
The fast food giant lobbied on a variety of matters, including menus with calorie counts, tax reform and highway rest area commercialization.