Greenberg Traurig LLP
has filed a lobbying report early this evening indicating that it has been terminated as a lobbying firm for its client, Humana, a publicly traded managed health care company, effective April 18. The report indicated that it had been paid less than $5,000 for the period April 1 through April 18. The lobbyists for this period were Mark Hayes, Nancy Taylor, Eleanor Kolton and Danielle White.
Greenberg Traurig was drawn into a controversy when one of its lobbyists, Mark Hayes, sent an email to Height Securities, a political intelligence firm, regarding a deal that appeared to indicate there would be a change in government policy over health care funding for insurers that provided Medicare Advantage plans. Since there was a stock surge in some health care companies shortly after the email, the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating for any violation of insider-trading laws.