Novartis payments to Michael Cohen were excessive by D.C. standards
Michael Cohen walking down Park Avenue. Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images
The big picture: Cohen was expected to help the company navigate through political challenges as a consultant but was paid more than any lobbyist in D.C.
"The record-setter was PricewaterhouseCoopers, which brought in $950,000 to represent the Alliance for Competitive Taxation in 2017, according to a Politico analysis of 2017 filings."