General Lobbying, New in Lobbying, Staff Changes

Mercury pulls five lobbyists off foreign accounts

Mercury Public Affairs has pulled five of its lobbyists off foreign accounts, including a former top aide to a US senator just two days before he started representing the government of Haiti.

The terminations are disclosed in a new lobbying filing that was signed by Mercury counsel Leonardo Dosoretz on May 28. Among those no longer conducting political activities on behalf of foreign clients is Adam Bramwell, the former chief of staff to Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Chris Coons (D-Del.), who had registered as a Haiti lobbyist on March 26.

Also affected are:

  • Michael Crittenden, who had been registered to lobby for former British energy minister Gregory Barker, the executive chairman of Russian energy and metals giant En+ Group;
  • Erica Dumas, formerly registered to lobby for Libya’s Government of National Accord and the Turkey-US Business Council (TAIK);
  • Siobhan Harley, who had been lobbying for the Libyan government; and
  • Steven Hilton, who had been registered to lobby for Barker, the Turkey-US Business Council, the Libyan government and the Turkish Embassy in Washington.

In addition, Senior Vice President Deirdre Stach has stopped representing Barker’s En+ Group. She continues to lobby for the government of Libya, Zimbawe’s ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (through Mercury International UK), the Turkey-US Business Council, Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous
People of Biafra and partially state-owned Chinese video surveillance manufacturer Hikvision USA.

Mercury did not respond to a request for comment about the changes.