If you're in a business that seeks to influence government policies in Baltimore, chances are you've hired the lobbying firm of Harris Jones & Malone.
Various companies have on file with the city ethics board a total of 56 forms stating that they are paying a lobbyist to represent them before the municipal government. Twenty-three of those — about 41 percent — come from Harris Jones & Malone, according to the most recent documents available. That's noticeably more than any other firm.
Led by partners Lisa Harris Jones and Sean Malone, the firm represents large companies such as McDonald's,
It has also represented companies involved in some controversial issues, including the city's former speed camera vendor,
Malone, a former top aide during Gov.
"My law partner, Lisa, has been lobbying in Baltimore since 1992," Malone said. "We are one of the few lobbying firms headquartered here in Baltimore. By no means are we the only lobbying firm. We are just very careful to follow the law and register for our clients."
Rawlings-Blake's former chief of staff,
To view the entire list of city lobbyists and which companies they represent, go to baltimoresun.com.