The D.C. Power Web
With a new Democratic-controlled Congress warming up to exercise its investigative and oversight authority, the revolving door of lawyers moving between Washington’s K Street and Capitol Hill—and back again—is spinning fast.
Or, as these pages (PDF) suggest, the more apt metaphor may be a spider’s web of power and influence. This diagram shows 35 of the most prominent staff changes involving lawyers as of early February. It’s just a sampling of the attorney job changes in D.C. since the Nov. 7 general election. And you can bet there are more to come.