A one-time giant in lobbying and law, Thomas Boggs died at age 73 of a heart attack. He had founded powerhouse Patton Boggs, which recently merged with Squire Sanders. Here is the coverage reprinted in The National Law Journal.
Since his heyday both lobbying and the business of law have changed.
For instance, lobbying is now done more by individuals and boutique firms which specialize in a niche such as defense or technology. Squire Patton Boggs has been working to attract brandname individual lobbyists.
After the Crash of 2007 in the legal sector, the practice of law shifted from a profession to a zero-sum business. Patton Boggs couldn't make it on its own. The jury is still out if the merger will boost PPP. A current leader at Squire Patton Boggs Ed Newberry provided an insightful interview to Forbes on the overall state of the business of law. Essentially, his message is: Change or die. Here you can read that interview.