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Regulatory: Do Not Underestimate the Breadth of Lobbying Laws

This month, Hollywood offers us the lobbyist as leading man cum villain, as Kevin Spacey portrays Jack Abramoff in the new movie "Casino Jack" about the lobbying scandal that embroiled Washington, D.C.

Spacey's Abramoff, like other big and small-screen lobbyists from years past, is straight from central casting. He walks the halls of Congress glad-handing and buttonholing legislators, handing out gifts and campaign contributions, and maneuvering to get legislation passed that benefits his clients.

William H. Minor

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