By Dave Levinthal and Anna Palmer with Abby Phillip

April 25th, 2012

MALAWI TO MAKE D.C. PUSH: Speaking of which, the Republic of Malawi has brought on the Whitaker Group and The Moffett Group to help it navigate Washington. The Whitaker Group will “facilitate visits to the U.S., meetings with stakeholders, including U.S. civil society organizations and the U.S. government and will help to build partnerships in key development-oriented sectors,” according to a document filed with the Justice Department. The firm’s consultant fee is $150,000 for three months work. The Moffett Group, meanwhile, is working a subcontractor for the Whitaker Group and will receive $6,000-monthly retainer over the three-month contract.