Lord Snow has assumed a rather prominent role at the Mississippi Department of Education as it represents both MDE and those who do business with the agency. Butler Snow acts as both a lawyer for MDE and a lobbyist for clients who obtained very lucrative contracts. The Mississippi Way continues in more regal fashion.
A JJ review of documents obtained through public records requests and Transparency Mississippi showed that MDE has paid the Ridgeland law firm nearly $600,000 for legal services while it lobbies for two companies that have been awarded contracts worth over $50 million. The contracts have renewal options so millions more will be paid to them. Take a look at each set of contracts and fees.