Clerk of the House of Representatives
Legislative Resource Center
B-106 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
http://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov
Secretary of the Senate
Office of Public Records
232 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
http://www.senate.gov/lobby

LOBBYING REGISTRATION

Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 4)

Check One: New Registrant New Client for Existing Registrant Amendment

1. Effective Date of Registration
01/02/2013
2. House Identification
 32113
Senate Identification
 76855

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. RegistrantOrganization
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Address
500 8th Street, N.W.
Address2
 
City
Washington
State
DC
Zip
20004
Country
USA
4. Principal place of business (if different than line 3)
City
 
State
 
Zip
 
Country
 
5. Contact name and telephone number International Number
Contact
 Mr. William Minor
Telephone
 2027994000
E-mail
 lda.compliance@dlapiper.com
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
 Law Firm

CLIENT A Lobbying Firm is required to file a separate registration for each client. Organizations employing in-house lobbyists should check the box labeled “Self” and proceed to line 10. Self

7. Client name
 Al Jazeera America Holdings I, Inc.
Address
 1627 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor
City
 Washington
State
 DC
Zip
 20006
Country
 USA
8. Principal place of business (if different than line 7)
City
 
State
 
Zip
 
Country
 
9. General description of client’s business or activities
 Cable and satellite television channel.

LOBBYISTS

10. Name of each individual who has acted or is expected to act as a lobbyist for the client identified on line 7. If any person listed in this section has served as a “covered executive branch official” or “covered legislative branch official” within twenty years of first acting as a lobbyist for the client, state the executive and/or legislative position(s) in which the person served.

Name  Covered Official Position (if applicable)
First
Last
Suffix
 Ignacio Sanchez  
 John Merrigan  
 Matthew Bernstein  
 Mark Paoletta   Chf Counsel, House Energy & Comm Oversight & Invest Subcmte
 Mark Paoletta  Asst GC to the Pres; Dep Asst Dir for Presidential Personnel

LOBBYING ISSUES

11. General lobbying issue areas (Select all applicable codes).

 COM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

Informational communications regarding client's cable television channel.


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

13. Is there an entity other than the client that contributes more than $5,000 to the lobbying activities of the registrant in a quarterly period and either actively participates in and/or in whole or in major part supervises, plans, or controls the registrant’s lobbying activities?

No --> Go to line 14. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then proceed to line 14.

Internet Address:
 
NameAddressPrincipal Place of Business
Street
CityState/ProvinceZip CodeCountry

FOREIGN ENTITIES

14. Is there any foreign entity

a) holds at least 20% equitable ownership in the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

b) directly or indirectly, in whole or in major part, plans, supervises, controls, directs, finances or subsidizes activities of the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

c) is an affiliate of the client or any organization identified on line 13 and has a direct interest in the outcome of the lobbying activity?

No --> Sign and date the registration.Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then sign the registration.

AddressOwnership
NameStreetPrincipal place of businessAmount of contribution
CityState/ProvinceCountry
(city and state or country)for lobbying activities

 TV Roundabout Bin Omran
City
 
 Al Jazeera Media Network
 Doha
 
 QAT
State
 
Country
 
 0.00
 100
%
 
City
 
 State of Qatar
 Doha
 
 QAT
State
 
Country
 
 0.00
 0
%
Signature
Digitally Signed By: William Minor, Partner
Date
02/12/2013