With Dickstein Shapiro as its guide, the maker of NASA space suits has returned to the world of Washington lobbying.
ILC Dover LP has hired Dickstein to "[m]onitor legislative and administrative action related to federal and private sector employee safety policies," according to lobbying registration paperwork filed with Congress on Monday. Dickstein is the first firm to lobby for ILC since Thelen stopped advocating for the company in 2002, according to congressional records.
Former Senator Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.), who is a senior adviser at Dickstein, and Curt Clifton, a senior legislative adviser who leads the firm's tactical revenue solutions practice, are handling the account.
Located at 1 Moonwalker Road in Frederica, Del., ILC has designed and produced every NASA space suit since the Apollo program. The company also manufactured the airbag landing systems for the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rover, and continues to make blimps and biological and chemical protection equipment, among other products.