BGR Holding wasn't elected by the people, but it is still instrumental in shaping public policy. Founded in 1991, the firm employs lawyers, policy specialists, and other professionals to represent the interests of its clients at the federal level. The lobbyist firm has counted such heavyweights as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lockheed Martin, and the University of Florida as clients. It owns other units such as BGR Public Relations, which focuses on issues management and crisis communications, and BGR Gabara, a London-based public affairs firm catering to the European market. BGR Capital & Trade provides expertise on financial transactions through offices in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.