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Alcoa’s spinoff company Arconic debuts today and has signed on with Cassidy to direct its initial congressional outreach. Cassidy will also be leading Arconic’s lobbying efforts in industry relevant issues in defense, energy, manufacturing, trade and tax. The Washington Post reports this morning, “Arconic has tapped Russ Thomasson, former chief of staff to Senate Majority… Read more »


Who are the best lobbyists in DC? The Hill newspaper and its reporters have the answer this morning in the paper’s annual list of top advocates in Washington. At the top of the lineup for the third year in a row… Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson and Chairman Barry Rhoads who the paper says “have shown… Read more »


The Burlington County Times reports this afternoon that “New Jersey has rehired (Cassidy & Associates) to assist with efforts to protect Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and the state’s other military installations from cutbacks and closures, and to develop strategies to attract new missions.” Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, chair of the state’s Military Installation Growth and Development… Read more »


The Cassidy Defense Team released its annual summer policy report on issues affecting America’s defense communities today. The newsletter to clients explores issues and policies surrounding the future of our nation’s military installations and the communities that support them while summarizing information gathered at the recent Association of Defense Communities 2016 National Summit. Cassidy helped… Read more »


Cassidy Chairman Barry Rhoads helps kick off the Association of Defense Communities 2016 National Summit today in Washington with a discussion on how to effectively engage the Department of Defense.


Cassidy Chairman Barry Rhoads and the Cassidy BRAC Team were on site Friday in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to assist the area’s Blue Ribbon Task Force in presenting an overview of the current Department of Defense budgetary environment and outlook for defense communities. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance supports the Tobyhanna Army Depot.  The Times Leader reported the… Read more »


The Cassidy Defense Team delivered its analysis of New Jersey military installations last week as the Burlington County Times reports, “In a 168-page report, officials from Cassidy & Associates provide analysis of the current defense environment and the possibility of a new Base Realignment and Closure round in 2019, as well as the relative strengths,… Read more »


Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson spoke to Greenwire today on action he expects from Congress for the remainder of 2016 when it comes to energy and environmental issues. There is also consideration of the Water Resources Development Act and energy tax credits that some lawmakers tried to attach to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. In… Read more »


National and global policies are reshaping the renewable energy marketplace and today leaders across government, industry and academia are in Washington for the ACORE National Renewable Energy Policy Forum. Cassidy & Associates is a proud member of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and supporter of the annual gathering. Cassidy Senior Vice President Dave… Read more »


March is Women’s History Month and today Washington hosts the 8th Annual U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Summit. Cassidy Senior Vice President Michelle Greene is on site at the event as a member of the foundation’s advisory board. The Summit brings together experts on defense, economic, political, health and social issues effecting soldiers. Attendees examine the… Read more »


Former Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia has joined Cassidy & Associates as a Senior Advisor. A centrist Democrat, he represented West Virginia’s Third District and was the dean of state’s congressional delegation serving for 38 years from 1977 to 2015. Congressman Rahall served as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee from 2007 to… Read more »


The leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) are expected to have another go at the comprehensive energy bill in the coming days. Meanwhile, Cassidy Vice President Kaleb Froehlich is outlining important takeaways from the bill in Cassidy’s new online video series Policy Point. The… Read more »


National security, economic development and the environment were all topics tackled at the recent Arctic Encounter Symposium in Seattle. Cassidy Vice President Kaleb Froehlich was on site as a featured moderator to discussions at the largest annual Arctic policy event in the United States. Cassidy & Associates was proud to sponsor the Seattle event and… Read more »


Cassidy’s Jesse Barba was sharing career tips and advice with high school and college students over the weekend at the Capital Partners for Education (CPE) annual career fair at the National Press Club in Washington. A couple hundred students attended the event where Jesse outlined how they could become engaged in public policy and land… Read more »


The Washington Post takes a look at the “winners and losers” in last night’s State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama and talks to Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson about the clean energy sector’s significant role in the speech. Kai tells Post reporter Catherine Ho, “It’s a tremendous business opportunity for folks who are… Read more »


What are four of the biggest issues facing the Defense Department and other federal agencies in overall sustainability of federal assets? The Cassidy Energy Team will help answer that question at the DOD/Federal Energy and Water Forum today in Washington. Cassidy is a lead sponsor of the event co-hosted by The National Council for Public-Private… Read more »


As the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris wraps up, Cassidy & Associates is a lead sponsor of the only Arctic policy and economics event at the global gathering held today and through the weekend. Arctic Encounter Paris 2015, and later the third annual Arctic Encounter Symposium (AES) in Seattle on… Read more »


The Cassidy Energy Team is in Austin this week joining global innovation, business and defense leaders for the Defense Energy Summit 2015. Cassidy & Associates is returning as a sponsor of the annual event that focuses on building a new Defense Energy Center of Excellence and efforts to accelerate clean energy and infrastructure solutions for… Read more »


Lawyers in Politics is the cover story to November’s issue of Harvard Law School’s online magazine, The Practice, and Cassidy Chairman Barry Rhoads spoke to the magazine on the question of whether lobbying is lawyering. The Practice reported… Recalling his first meetings with a community group relating to a pending base closure—Rhoads was involved in… Read more »


It’s a starting point, not finish line on Capitol Hill following last week’s bipartisan budget deal that boosts defense spending by $40 billion over two fiscal years and the Cassidy Team has advice for stakeholders… ramp up your Hill efforts. A Cassidy national security policy memo, released today, provides details of the deal, the important… Read more »


U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor of the senate just before adjourning for the August congressional recess this week to give special recognition to Russ Thomasson and his exceptional work as Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn. Sen. McConnell said Russ proved to be “incredibly effective” and “an… Read more »


On Monday EPA rolled out its final rules for carbon emissions from new and existing energy generation facilities. Cassidy’s team has been tracking these rulemakings closely since the drafts were released in 2013 and 2014 and working with EPA to understand various scenarios. The rules are designed to regulate the carbon output of U.S. fleet… Read more »


Cassidy & Associates announced today that Russell J. Thomasson, Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), will join the firm in August as an Executive Vice President. “Russ Thomasson enjoys the respect and admiration of Senators and staff on both sides of the aisle as a professional who gets things done on… Read more »