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MERSCORP LD-2 Disclosure Form_Livingston Group_10 22 2012

MERSCORP LD-2 Disclosure Form_Livingston Group_10 22 2012

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MERSCORP $90,000 filing for lobbying activities for;1. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act2. SEC proposed Regulation AB.Filed by the Livingston Group, a notorious political "revolving door" http://www.lobbyinginfo.org/documents/RevolveDoor.pdf . Submitted by Robert Livingston, former US Congresman in the House of Representatives (R-LA) from 1977-1999, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee from 1995-1999, and Treasurer of the Louisiana Republican Party since 2011, and identified by an FBI whistleblower as part of a criminal conspiracy involving Turkish operatives (The Livingston Group has lobbied for Turkey, Azerbijian, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, and the Cayman Islands). Livingston also runs two Political Action Committees.Also listed as lobbyists on this report is;1. J. Allen Martin- Livingston's former Chief of Staff. Martin is also a partner of the Livingston Group.2. Steve Kreseski- former Chief of Staff to Robert Ehrlich, US Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-MD) from 1995-2003, Governor of Maryland from 2003-2007, Chairman of Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign in MD. Kreseski also served on the staff for Larry Pressler, for US Congressman (R-SD) serving in the US HOR from 1975-1979, and the US Senate from 1979-1997, and a senior advisor to Salomon Smith Barney.Kreseski is the COO of the Livingston Group.3. Greg James- Senior Policy Advisor for Robert Ehrlich, while he was Governor of Maryland. Principal of the Livingston Group.
MERSCORP $90,000 filing for lobbying activities for;1. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act2. SEC proposed Regulation AB.Filed by the Livingston Group, a notorious political "revolving door" http://www.lobbyinginfo.org/documents/RevolveDoor.pdf . Submitted by Robert Livingston, former US Congresman in the House of Representatives (R-LA) from 1977-1999, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee from 1995-1999, and Treasurer of the Louisiana Republican Party since 2011, and identified by an FBI whistleblower as part of a criminal conspiracy involving Turkish operatives (The Livingston Group has lobbied for Turkey, Azerbijian, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, and the Cayman Islands). Livingston also runs two Political Action Committees.Also listed as lobbyists on this report is;1. J. Allen Martin- Livingston's former Chief of Staff. Martin is also a partner of the Livingston Group.2. Steve Kreseski- former Chief of Staff to Robert Ehrlich, US Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-MD) from 1995-2003, Governor of Maryland from 2003-2007, Chairman of Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign in MD. Kreseski also served on the staff for Larry Pressler, for US Congressman (R-SD) serving in the US HOR from 1975-1979, and the US Senate from 1979-1997, and a senior advisor to Salomon Smith Barney.Kreseski is the COO of the Livingston Group.3. Greg James- Senior Policy Advisor for Robert Ehrlich, while he was Governor of Maryland. Principal of the Livingston Group.

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4/25/13 LD-2 Disclosure Formsoprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=getFilingDetails&filingID=85A993F3-6584-4FF8-A715-9A5D5BC38E9D&filingTypeID=69 1/3
Clerk of the House of RepresentativesLegislative Resource Center B-106 Cannon BuildingWashington, DC 20515http://lobbyingdisclosure.house.govSecretary of the SenateOffice of Public Records232 Hart BuildingWashington, DC 20510http://www.senate.gov/lobby
LOBBYING REPORT
Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 5)
- All Filers Are Required to Complete This Page1. Registrant Name
Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed IndividualTHE LIVINGSTON GROUP, L.L.C.
2. Address
Address1499 S. CAPITOL STREET, S.W.Address2 SUITE 600CityWASHINGTONStateDCZip Code20003CountryUSA
3. Principal place of business (if different than line 2)
City State Zip Code Country4a. Contact Name b. Telephone Number c. E-mailMr. ROBERT L. LIVINGSTON 2022899881 office@livingstongroupdc.com5. Senate ID#49635-10045447. Client Name
SelfCheck if client is a state or local government or instrumentality
MERSCORP, Inc.6. House ID#346060215
TYPE OF REPORT
8. Year 2012
Q1 (1/1 - 3/31) Q2 (4/1 - 6/30) Q3 (7/1 - 9/30) Q4 (10/1 - 12/31)
9. Check if this filing amends a previously filed version of this report10. Check if this is a Termination ReportTermination Date 11. No Lobbying Issue Activity
INCOME OR EXPENSES -
YOU MUST complete either Line 12 or Line 13
12. Lobbying13. OrganizationsINCOME
relating to lobbying activities for this reporting periodwas:
EXPENSE
relating to lobbying activities for this reporting periodwere:Less than $5,000Less than $5,000$5,000 or more$ 90,000.00$5,000 or more$Provide a good faith estimate, rounded to the nearest $10,000, of alllobbying related income from the client (including all payments to theregistrant by any other entity for lobbying activities on behalf of theclient).
14. REPORTING
Check box to indicate expense accounting method.See instructions for description of options.
Method A.
Reporting amounts using LDA definitions only
Method B.
Reporting amounts under section 6033(b)(8) of theInternal Revenue Code
Method C.
Reporting amounts under section 162(e) of theInternal Revenue Code
Signature
Digitally Signed By: Robert L. Livingston, Partner 
Date
10/22/2012
 
4/25/13 LD-2 Disclosure Formsoprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=getFilingDetails&filingID=85A993F3-6584-4FF8-A715-9A5D5BC38E9D&filingTypeID=69 2/3
LOBBYING ACTIVITY.
Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide information as requested. Add additional page(s)as needed.15. General issue area code FIN16. Specific lobbying issuesDodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-517) with attention to the transparency and data gatheringrequirements for the Office of Financial Research (Title I, Subtitle B); the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Title X); and Subtitle Dof Title IX -- Improvements to the Asset-Backed Securitization Process.SEC proposed regulation AB as it relates to requirements for new data collection. Regulators and the Congress' understanding of MERS rolein foreclosures and securitization. GSE reform as it pertains to MERS. FHFA Strategic Plan as it pertains to electronic registration of mortgages, notes, titles, and liens.17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies Check if None18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue areaFirst NameLast NameSuffixCovered Official Position (if applicable)NewRobert L.Livingston Fmr Cong. US HouseJ. AllenMartin Fmr COS Cong. LivingstonSteveKreseski Fmr COS Cong. Ehrlich; Staff to Sen. PressleGregJames19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above Check if None
Information Update Page - Complete ONLY where registration information has changed.
20. Client new addressAddressCity State Zip Code Country21. Client new principal place of business (if different than line 20)City State Zip Code Country22. New General description of client’s business or activities 
LOBBYIST UPDATE
23. Name of each previously reported individual who is no longer expected to act as a lobbyist for the clientFirst NameLast NameSuffixFirst NameLast NameSuffix
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