SocraticGadfly: Armando’s and McConnell Valdés’ corporate client list — plenty of bad boys on it

June 09, 2006

Armando’s and McConnell Valdés’ corporate client list — plenty of bad boys on it

Here’s a list of all of McConnell Valdés’ and Armando Lloréns-Sar’s top clients, , taken from the firm’s website.

Why do I say McConnell AND Armando?

Because, according to the firm, Armando Lloréns-Sar is a partner in the Litigation Department of McConnell Valdés (emphasis added).

Anyway, here is the list:
· 3M Company · ABN AMRO Inc. · AIG American General Co. · Altria Corporate Services, Inc. · American Airlines · Ann Taylor, Inc. · Aventis Pharmaceuticals PR, Inc. · Banco Popular de Puerto Rico · Bayer Corporation · Best Buy Corporation, Inc. · Better Roads & Asphalt Corp. · Borders, Inc. · Bose Corporation · Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. · Citibank, N.A. · Clorox Commercial Company · Colgate-Palmolive Co. · Compass Group USA, Inc. · De la Cruz & Associates, Inc. · Dorado Beach Hotel Corporation · Doral Financial Corp. · Eli Lilly and Co. · Federal Express Corp. · Federated Department Stores, Inc. (Macy's) · The Gap, Inc. · GE Capital Corp. · The Gillette Co. · GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, LP · GlaxoSmithKline Puerto Rico, Inc. · Goya Foods, Inc. · Hamilton Sundstrand de PR, Inc. · Hewlett-Packard Co. · Hospital Menonita, Inc. · Independence Blue Cross · La Cruz Azul de PR, Inc. · IPR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a part of AztraZeneca) · IKON Benefits Group/NFP Partners · J.C. Penney Company, Inc. · Johnson & Johnson · JPMorganChase · J. Walter Thompson · Kimberly-Clark Corp. · Luxottica Retail · MB Sports, Inc. · Maxxam, Inc. · Mova Pharmaceutical · NBTY, Inc. · Oriental Bank & Trust · Otis Elevator Co. · Paviahealth, Inc. · Popular Insurance · Popular, Inc. · Rémy-Martin · R&G Financial Corp. · San Pablo Hospital · SBA Network Services, Inc. · S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. · Schering-Plough Co. · Sears Roebuck & Co. · Serrallés · The Shell Company (Puerto Rico LTD) · Sherwin-Williams Co. · Siemens Transportation Systems, Inc. · South American Restaurants Corp. · Spice Air, Inc. · Sterling Jewelers, Inc. · Storage Technology (Bermuda) Ltd. · Televicentro of PR, LLC · Tishman Realty Corp. · Toys R Us · Tyco Healthcare Group LP · Unilever US, Inc. · Unilever de PR, Inc. · Universal Insurance Co. · Univisión Communications, Inc. · Univisión Radio, Inc. · Viacom, Inc. · Walgreen Co. · Wal-Mart Puerto Rico,Inc. · Wells Fargo Financial Inc. · Westbrook Luquillo, LP · WH Smith USA Travel Retail · Wyeth · Xerox Corp. · Zurich American Insurance Group

At the risk of being accused of “gotcha” journalism, there’s a whole, whole bunch of bad-boy clients here from a progressive point of view. Just about any from Big Pharma, like Aventis, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline and Wyeth, for example. (Yes, I know that because of federal law on Puerto Rico, pharmaceuticals do a lot of business theree, but still.)

Tobacco lobby? Altria, formerly Philip Morris.

Tyco? Have we forgotten their HUGE legal woes?

Toys R Us, which has said in the past it wants to “own” children.

Wal-Mart, of course. Wal-Mart has also been identified as a laggard in the “No Dirty Gold” campaign, along with Sears and JC Penney. The No Dirty Gold campaign is an activist movement trying to get jewelry retailers to only buy gold from mining companies, etc., that are labor and environmentally responsible.

Mainstream media giant Viacom.

Kimberly-Clark, well-known as a corporate bad buy in Texas and by environmentalists in general for its poor record on the use of recycled paper.

GE Capital, which benefited from the horrible new bankrputcy legislation.

Citibank. Connected with international finance, etc. Not exactly the most progressive financial institution re developing nations.

Borders. Refused to carry the most recent issue of The Humanist; what magazine will get banned next time and why?

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