Law Firm With Ties To RIAA, Cuts Ties With Dick Armey
August 18, 2009 at 6:46 AM (PT)
DLA PIPER, a law firm with ties to the RIAA in it's battle with The NAB over Performance Tax legislation, is looking to save face with its own health-care clients after severing ties with former House Republican leader DICK ARMEY, one of its leading lobbyists.
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE reports ARMEY was resigning from the law firm over potential conflicts between his representation of drug companies and his work with a conservative advocacy organization named FREEDOMWORKS, that is working against President OBAMA's health-care reform, and is reportedly behind the strong opposition seen at town meetings across the country.
DLA issued this statement:
"Recently several media commentators have suggested that DLA PIPER may be opposing health care reform. Some of the reports have gone so far as to suggest that the firm itself, or on behalf of its clients, may be supporting activities to disrupt the national debate on health care reform. All of these suggestions are entirely false. The firm has not, on its own behalf, or on the behalf of any client, directly or indirectly opposed any activities designed to disrupt the national debate about health care reform or any other public policy issues. On the contrary, DLA PIPER represents clients who support enactment of effective health care reform this year and encourages responsible national debate. We have contacted news outlets to set the record straight and urge correction of the inaccurate reports."