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MERSCORP Lobbying Report- US Senate_Livingston Group_07 20 2012

MERSCORP Lobbying Report- US Senate_Livingston Group_07 20 2012

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MERSCORP $90,000 filing for lobbying activities to the US Senate for;

1. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

2. 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 to the US Senate for;

1. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

2. 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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Clerk of the House of Representatives Legislative Resource Center B-106 Cannon Building Washington, DC 20515 http://lobbyingdisclosure.

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Secretary of the Senate Office of Public Records 232 Hart Building Washington, DC 20510 http://www.senate.gov/lobby

LOBBYING REPORT
Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 5)
1. Registrant Name
Organization/Lobbying Firm

- All Filers Are Required to Complete This Page
Self Employed Individual

THE LIVINGSTON GROUP, L.L.C.
2. Address Address1 City Check if different than previously reported

499 S. CAPITOL STREET, S.W. Address2 SUITE 600 State Zip Code 20003 WASHINGTON DC
State b. Telephone Number c. E-mail
International Number

-

Country

USA

3. Principal place of business (if different than line 2) City 4a. Contact Name Zip Code
-

Country 5. Senate ID#

ROBERT L. LIVINGSTON
7. Client Name
Self

(202) 289-9881

office@livingstongroupdc.com

49635-1004544
6. House ID#

Check if client is a state or local government or instrumentality

MERSCORP, Inc.
TYPE OF REPORT
8. Year

346060215
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 report 10. Check if this is a Termination Report Termination Date 11. No Lobbying Issue Activity

INCOME OR EXPENSES - YOU MUST complete either Line 12 or Line 13
12. Lobbying INCOME relating to lobbying activities for this reporting period was:
Less than $5,000 $5,000 or more

13. Organizations EXPENSE relating to lobbying activities for this reporting period were:
Less than $5,000

$

$90,000.00

$5,000 or more

$

Provide a good faith estimate, rounded to the nearest $10,000, of all lobbying related income from the client (including all payments to the registrant by any other entity for lobbying activities on behalf of the client).

Check box to indicate expense 14. REPORTING 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 the
Internal Revenue Code

Method C. Reporting amounts under section 162(e) of the Internal
Revenue Code
Filed Electronically

Signature

Date

07/20/2012

Printed Name and Title Robert L. Livingston, Partner
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3 1 Page ______ of ______

Registrant

THE LIVINGSTON GROUP, L.L.C.

Client Name

MERSCORP, Inc.

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 16. Specific lobbying issues

FIN

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS/INVESTMENTS/SECURITIES

(one per page)

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-517) with attention to the transparency and data gathering requirements for the Office of Financial Research (Title I, Subtitle B); the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Title X); and Subtitle D of Title IX -- Improvements to the Asset-Backed Securitization Process.
17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies Check if None

18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area
First Name
Robert L. J. Allen Steve Greg

Last Name
Livingston Martin Kreseski James

Suffix

Covered Official Position (if applicable)
Fmr Cong. US House Fmr COS Cong. Livingston Fmr COS Cong. Ehrlich; Staff to Sen. Pressler

New

19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above

Check if None

Printed Name and Title
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Robert L. Livingston, Partner
3 2 Page ______ of ______

ADDENDUM for General Lobbying Issue Area:

FIN - FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS/INVESTMENTS/SECURITIES

SEC proposed regulation AB as it relates to requirements for new data collection. Regulators and the Congress' understanding of MERS role in 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.

Printed Name and Title Robert L. Livingston, Partner
v6.0.1f

3 3 Page ______ of ______

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