After 10 years, Williams & Jensen's lobbying work for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has dried up.
The Washington government-affairs law firm notified Congress on Thursday that it stopped lobbying for the investment banking and securities firm on July 31. Williams & Jensen focused on transportation infrastructure legislation, according to congressional records.
In June, Congress passed legislation that authorized $120 billion in spending for federal highway, mass transit and rail programs. Goldman is an underwriter for highway and mass transit systems, among other transportation entities.
Goldman paid Williams & Jensen less than $5,000 per quarter since January 2011. But Williams & Jensen received at least $640,000 from Goldman between its July 2002 registration as a firm that lobbies for Goldman and December 2010.
The investment banking and securities firm spent more than $2 million on federal lobbying during the first half of this year. Goldman used lobbyists from firms that included Nixon Peabody and Patton Boggs affiliate Breaux Lott Leadership Group.
Williams & Jensen was the only firm that lobbied for Goldman this year on a transportation issue. Goldman focused much of its lobbying on matters that included energy policy and the implementation of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.