DLA Piper – The Ruling Class: Where the Left & the Right Come Together
Just who is DLA Piper, anyway? Dick Armey worked as a lobbyist for them. Some of his clients were Verizon
Communications, Carmax and MEK. But who were his associates?
• Peter C B Bynoe – DLA Piper – Senior Counsel – Also listed as a fundraiser for the Obama Campaign in
• Tom Daschle – DLA Piper – Policy Advisor – Also Barrack Obama’s first nominee for Secretary of Health
and Human Services. Mr. Daschle had to withdraw his nomination due to failure to pay tax issues.
• Anastasia Kelly – DLA Piper – Partner – Former Vice-Chairman of AIG, she also served as Sr. Vice-
President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Fannie Mae.
• James J. Blanchard – DLA Piper – Partner – Listed as Fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential
Campaign in 2008. Former chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.
DLA Piper also provides campaign contributions. They have contributed to Charles Schumer (D-NY), Harry Reid
(D-NV) and Al Franken (D-MN). They contributed to some Republicans, as well. John McCain (R-AZ) and Liza
Murkowski (R-AK) just to name a few.