Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti
Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti (MVC), founded in May 2004, is a "bipartisan government relations firm that provides clients with a full range of services including coalition management, legislative and executive branch lobbying and guidance for political activities." 
"Republicans were outraged when CBS aired its now discredited story attacking President Bush’s National Guard service. Not Alex Vogel. His new lobbying firm won its first major media client when it was hired by CBS parent Viacom to repair the damage," Bill McConnell wrote June 27, 2005, in Broadcasting & Cable.
"The former chief counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) left Capitol Hill and teamed up with former White House technology policy chief Bruce Mehlman in May 2004 to form a lobbying shop with impeccable GOP connections," McConnell wrote.
In September 2008, the American Petroleum Institute "hired Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti to lobby on energy drilling proposals, tax issues and chemical security legislation," reported The Hill. "The lobbying team includes Jamie Brown, a former special assistant for legislative affairs to President Bush; Kelly Bingel, former chief of staff to Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.); and David Castagnetti, former chief of staff to Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.)." 
PoliticalMoneyLine reported in May 2007 that the lobbying firm of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti had registered to lobby for Compete America. MVC "will lobby in the areas of immigration and science, and specifically on H.R. 1645, H.R. 1930, and S. 1083." Also see U.S. immigration legislation.
A list of "Representative Clients" can be found on the firm's website.
Founders / partners
From their website: 
1341 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202 585-0258
FAX: 202 393-3031
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Lobbying Spending Profile: Mehlhman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., Summary 2006, Open Secrets.
- dotpeople, "What did Cahill know about Mehlman?" Daily Kos, January 17, 2005.
- "Castagnelli, Inc.," Campaigns & Elections (FindArticles.com), February 2005.
- Patience Wait, "Border and transportation official Verdery leaving DHS," Washington Technology, March 2, 2005.
- Bill McConnell, "Washington’s Hidden Persuaders. A handful of players are behind every big decision, consensus or roadblock in Washington. With telecom, media and entertainment taking priority in the nation’s capital, here’s a look at who pulls the strings," Broadcasting & Cable, June 27, 2005.
- Judy Sarasohn, "Monster Gobbles Up Staff, Hires Lobby Firm," Washington Post, March 23, 2006.
- Staff, "Bottom Line," The Hill, May 31, 2006.
- Judy Sarasohn, "Verdery Parts Ways With Mehlman Vogel," Washington Post, September 7, 2006. Scroll down to section.
- Michael Forsythe and Kristin Jensen, "Democratic Lobbyists Relish Return to Washington's Power Elite," Bloomberg News, November 10, 2006.
- Staff, "The new sheriffs in town," The Hill, April 24, 2007.