Top brass head for exits as chaos engulfs NYC consulting firm

Top brass head for exits as chaos engulfs NYC consulting firm

One of New York City’s leading lobbying and consulting firms is in disarray — feuding with its corporate owner as top executives head for the exits amid a showdown that’s drawn the ire of Rev. Al Sharpton. Mercury Public Affairs, a global company that has been embroiled in litigation against parent company Omnicom Media Group in California, is now facing an exodus of key personnel in New York City as they prepare to battle Omnicom’s mandated noncompete requirements for departed staff. Partner Mike McKeon — who worked for former governors George Pataki and Andrew Cuomo, and on Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential race — has indicated he will leave the company, people with knowledge of the matter told POLITICO on the condition of anonymity so they could speak freely about a …
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