BGR Group

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BGR Group (Barbour, Griffith & Rogers) is a lobbying firm based in Washington DC that also has an office in London.[1] The firm was founded in 1991 by Ed Rogers and Haley Barbour.[2]

The firm employs various former political figures including Ambassador Kurt Volker, Jeffrey Birnbaum, and Gov. Haley Barbour.[3] Rick Kessler, a lobbyist working for BGR Group, was running for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates in May, 2014.[4]

  • In April 2015, the Government of South Korea retained BGR for public relations and image building.[10][11]
  • In 2016, BGR Group signed with Saud al-Qahtani to be paid USD $500,000.00, providing "public relations and media management services for The Center [for Studies and Media Affairs at The Saudi Royal Court], which includes both traditional and social media forums".[13][14]


  1. ^ BGR About page, Archived 2014-06-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Rogers, Ed (2 July 2014). "Welcome to Obama's post-Obama presidency". Dallas Morning News.
  3. ^ "BGR Group About". BGR Group. BGR. Archived from the original on 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
  4. ^ Yeager, Holly (18 May 2014). "Lobbyists find mixed reception running for office, but a few have won elections". Washington Post.
  5. ^ "BGR Group". Barbour Griffith & Rogers. The Center for Responsive Politics. Open Secrets. 2013.
  6. ^ Blumenthal, Paul (18 Jun 2014). "Washington Lobbyists Pour Money Into Mississippi Senate Race To Fend Off Tea Party". Huffington Post.
  7. ^ "Луизианская сага Абрамовича, Волошина, Николаева и Юрьева" [Louisiana saga of Abramovich, Voloshin, Nikolayev and Yuriev]. RosPress (in Russian). August 6, 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Добровольская, Лили (Центр «ТИ — Р»); Хаммер, Дэвид (WWLTV Channel 4) (August 2, 2018). "Как лоббировали газовый бизнес Александра Волошина в Луизиане и Техасе" [How did the lobbying occur for the gas business of Alexander Voloshin in Louisiana and Texas]. Transparency International - Russia: Russians in America (in Russian). Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lobbying Registration for American Ethane". Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 4). April 15, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Pace, Richard (21 Apr 2015). "BGR Public Relations Firm Hired By South Korea". EverythingPR.
  11. ^ Gale, Alistair (21 Apr 2015). "South Korea Hires PR Agency Ahead of Abe Speech". Wall Street Journal.
  12. ^ Dexter Filkins. "Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign? A team of computer scientists sifted through records of unusual Web traffic in search of answers". Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  13. ^ FARA registration, US department of Justice
  14. ^ Exclusive: Blue-chip US lobbying firms worked for Saudi aide who allegedly oversaw Khashoggi murder
  15. ^ FARA registration, US department of Justice
  16. ^ Saudi Arabia's client roster

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