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September 09, 2021
Nominating Utility And Oil Crony Brings Frustrating End To #HotFERCSummer
Phillips has done the bidding of utilities giants during his time on the D.C. Public Service Commission, and spent years working for corporate BigLaw firms which represent oil and gas interests.
August 12, 2021
Biden Must Fire Climate Skeptic From Key Financial Stability Council, 23 Organizations Say
Today, a coalition of 23 environmental, labor, and good government organizations called on President Biden to remove Thomas Workman from his role as the independent member with insurance expertise on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), the interagency panel which identifies and addresses systemic risks to the financial system.
August 09, 2021
Jerome Powell Spent Years At Union-Busting Private Equity Giant
During his time at the Carlyle Group, the firm repeatedly engaged in union-busting layoffs, climate-damaging fossil fuel investment projects, and more.
August 02, 2021
Biden Can't Make His Mark On The Fed Board So Long As Powell Is Chair
The argument in favor of Powell ignores the simple math.
July 19, 2021
Treasury Nominee Graham Steele Represents Exactly Who Should Staff The Executive Branch
Graham’s history fighting for the public against the predations of and systemic risks posed by Wall Street, and now the fossil fuel industry, speaks for itself.
July 16, 2021
With Rumored USPTO Pick, Biden Prioritized Patronage Over Patent Reform
After months of delay, Biden is rumored to have selected a new Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) acceptable to Delaware Senator Chris Coons. If true, that will mean Biden has sacrificed a critical opportunity to catalyze bold patent reform in the service of political patronage. Reports have indicated that Biden offered Coons, who expressed hope that coronavirus might be a “sword” for stronger IP protections, the power to decide the next USPTO Director as a consolation prize for not having been named Secretary of State.
July 08, 2021
Biden Must Withdraw ExxonMobil- And Wall Street-Linked Nominee, 23 Groups Say
“As a private corporate attorney, MacBride defended fossil fuel companies, Wall Street giants, Big Tech monopolies, and a myriad of other corporate industries,” the groups wrote. “His past work fighting vigorously and successfully on behalf of corporations against the public interest disqualifies him from a role in the administration.”
July 08, 2021
Biden Hires Top Officials From Big Tech-Aligned Law Firm, New Report Finds
Over the course of its decade-long partnership with Facebook, Latham has fought consumer data breach litigation, quashed federal investigations into corrupt practices by Facebook contractors, and advised on mergers and acquisitions that have cemented Facebook’s tech monopoly status (including its highly-controversial 2014 purchase of WhatsApp, a merger that is currently being challenged by the FTC).
July 06, 2021
Anita Dunn Paid To Evade Transparency, Undermining Trust In Government
The Annual Report on White House Personnel has confirmed what we’ve long suspected: Anita Dunn took an anomalously low salary to shield her financial information from public view. In essence, Dunn purchased the right to secrecy.
June 21, 2021
Biden’s Climate Finance Convening Is Necessarily Incomplete Without Fully-Staffed Agencies
On the occasion of President Biden’s meeting with top financial regulators to discuss the health of the financial system, including climate-related risk, Revolving Door Project Executive Director Jeff Hauser issued the following statement:
June 15, 2021
Other Bold Nominees Must Follow Khan To DOJ And FTC
Lina Khan alone cannot bring in a new age of American trust-busting. Biden still has yet to name his assistant attorney general for antitrust halfway through his first year in office.
June 08, 2021
E. Jean Carroll Decision Highlights Garland's Systemic Protection Of Trump Policies
Let’s be clear: there is absolutely no compelling reason Garland has to maintain the racist, misogynistic, planet-destroying, and corporatist legal stances of the Trump administration.
June 03, 2021
Top Treasury Nominee Caught In A Cesspool Of Conflicts Of Interest
It’s hard to imagine a lawyer more conflicted on so much of the Treasury’s issue portfolio, and for such egregious reasons. A quick glance at MacBride’s own page on Davis Polk’s website is all it takes to see he cannot be trusted to act in the public’s interest.
May 19, 2021
Biden Hired State Dept. Official From Eugene Scalia's Law Firm, New Report Shows
As the report explores, Gibson Dunn’s ties to the Republican Party run back to the Reagan era.
May 05, 2021
Biden's TRIPS Waiver Decision Is A Transformative, Hopeful Event
The Revolving Door Project praises and congratulates the Biden administration for this excellent decision. This one choice may save millions of lives.