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Omar Franco Recognized as “Hired Gun” in The Hill’s List of 2018 Top Lobbyists

We are thrilled to announce Omar Franco’s inclusion as “Hired Gun” in The Hill’s list of 2018 Top Lobbyists. Omar is listed among great company in the world of federal policymaking. He serves as Managing Director of Becker’s Federal Lobbying Practice based in Washington, D.C. We congratulate him on this well-deserved honor! Welcome to The […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson Lobbied to Send Bethune Statue to Washington

Florida has kept a relatively low profile when it comes to Confederate symbols in public places, except for one very public place — National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. One of the state’s statues honors Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith. Becker shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson helped lead a campaign to replace his statue with […]

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Science Offers Scrutiny

Ellyn S. Bogdanoff, Shareholder in Becker’s Government Law & Lobbying Group and former Senator, has supported efforts to allow for post-conviction DNA testing in Florida. In a Tampa Bay Times article discussing how today’s DNA technology can be used to scrutinize old cases, Ms. Bogdanoff commented, “When we allow government to prosecute people and put […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson: The Real Election Day Surprise

Given all the controversy surrounding Florida’s elections and vote recounts, it’s easy to miss the real Election Day surprise — the gains made by black women vying for state legislative seats. These down-ballot victories often get overlooked when compared to top-of-ticket races or controversial ballot initiatives that draw voter interest. Winning seats in the Florida […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson Inducted into Miami Edison Hall of Fame

Yolanda Cash Jackson, shareholder in our Government Law & Lobbying Group, has been inducted into the Miami Edison Hall of Fame. Now in its second year, the annual event recognizes alumni, faculty, and staff members of the Miami Edison Community who  have made noteworthy accomplishments in an array of fields including education, community involvement and […]

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No Obligation to Deobligate Saves Money and Provides Certainty

With word recently that Congress passed legislative language in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that amends the FEMA Stafford Act, one could almost hear the collective sigh coming from local governments in disaster-prone regions throughout the country. Over the last decade in Florida alone, numerous counties and local governments have been forced by […]

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Daily Business Review Selects Yolanda Cash Jackson as Most Effective Lawyer

The Daily Business Review is announcing its 14th annual Most Effective Lawyers recognizing their stellar achievements for clients in the past year. By far the most competitive categories were class action/mass torts and complex/business litigation, reflecting the dominance of challenging and nuanced litigation as well as the mastery of its South Florida practitioners. Attorneys handled […]

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