McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

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McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is "an international law firm comprised of 375 lawyers and public policy advisors with offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, DC. ... clients are a mix of numerous Fortune 500 firms, mid-size companies, major government contractors, real estate developers and non-profit organizations of all types," according to the firm's website.

The firm "specializes in regulated industries and complex litigation. Other practice areas include real estate finance and development and debt restructuring and bankruptcy." [1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

MLA has ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). According to an August 2013 ALEC board document obtained by The Guardian, the law firm terminated its membership on March 19, 2013.[1]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's, and check out breaking news on our site.

Homeland Security

On June 18, 2004, the Department of Homeland Security "issued the first ever certifications under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) for Teledyne's Brown Engineering's (Teledyne) WaterSabre(TM) and Michael Stapleton Associates' (MSA) SmartTech(TM) and Explosive Detection Teams (EDT) anti-terrorism products and services. McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) provided essential assistance related to the SAFETY Act applications filed by Teledyne and MSA to secure certification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)." [2]

Some Significant Cases

  • Raymond B. Biagini, Co-Vice Chairman 2002-2003: "... has risen to national prominence in a number of high profile tort cases, defending companies in the Exxon Valdez litigation; the Cell Phone Radiation Hazards lawsuits; the 'Fen-Phen' litigation; the nationwide Repetitive Stress Injury suits; claims arising out of 'friendly fire' accidents during Operation Desert Storm; and 'war crimes' allegations filed against manufacturers of military weapons systems sold to Israel." [3]

Key People


Representative Client List includes:

Contact Details

1900 K Street NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 200016
Phone: 202-496-7500
Fax: 202-496-7756

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Articles & Commentary


  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting Board Meeting packet, organizational documents, August 6, 2013, released by The Guardian December 3, 2013.