Garrett Perdue is not registered as a federal lobbyist.
But lobbying law experts say he doesn't have to — until he has a client.
But Massie Ritsch, a spokesman for the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, said that could mean Perdue does not have any federal clients.
"Unless you have someone you're representing, there's no obligation to register as a lobbyist," he said.
Perdue, who was hired on Feb. 16, will have worked for Womble Carlyle for 45 days tomorrow.
Seven of the state's eight Democratic Congressmen say they have not heard from Perdue.