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Joshua Rosenstein quoted in National Journal

Joshua Rosenstein was quoted today in a story in National Journal about the rise in litigation over the executive rule-making process. The article describes ongoing litigation between the EPA and biofuel producers over renewable-fuel standards. Mr. Rosenstein told the National Journal that such litigation is becoming commonplace as lobbyists increasingly fail to make headway through a gridlocked government.

“You’re seeing a rise in either actual litigation or the threat of litigation,” said Joshua Rosenstein, a counsel with the Washington law firm Sandler Reiff Young & Lamb. “Advocacy groups are being stymied because the government hasn’t been doing much and they’ve had to get creative; and one of the things I’ve heard people talking about across the industry is seeking policy changes through the courts.”

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Joshua Rosenstein Cited as Lobbying Expert by The Hill

Joshua Rosenstein was cited in an article published this morning in The Hill regarding the decline in the number of registered lobbyists in Washington. The article discusses the reasons why K Street has seen the number of federally registered lobbyists decrease by over 4,500 since 2007. Mr. Rosenstein cited public perception and new ethics orders on lobbyists working in the White House as two reasons why fewer potential lobbyists are registered today.

“When the administration tells you that you’re unwelcome and the public perception of the industry is so negative, lobbyists become very aware of the message that’s being sent,” Mr. Rosenstein said.

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