Off Hill Strategies, launched in July by Tripp and Jennifer Baird, will lobby for Google on a slate of key issues for the company, including privacy, cybersecurity, net neutrality, patent reform, copyright law and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, according to the latest lobbying disclosures.
Google is signing with the lobby shop after its second-most-expensive lobbying year, having spent more than $17 million in 2014. Off Hill Strategies’ founders offer ties to Hill conservatives and grassroots groups. Before founding the firm, Tripp Baird was a senior legislative strategist at Heritage Action for America, where he led Senate relations. Jennifer Baird previously worked for various Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who is chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force. Off Hill’s other clients include eBay and Ford Motor Company.