The Top Performing Lobbying Firms of 2014: BGOV Analysis

Top 100 Lobbying Firms

Below is a table highlighting four metrics for the largest 100 lobbying firms -- as defined by 2014 federal lobbying revenue. The table is sortable by each metric, with the initial ranking set to 2014 revenue. Click on the table headers to re-sort the table by a selected metric. Click here to reset the table sorting. By clicking on a firm name, you can download a PDF with all 20 data points and performance metrics related to that firm.

BGOV's Lobbying Rankings Analysis Series

Part 1: Firms 81-100 | Part 2: Firms 61-80 | Part 3: Firms 41-60 | Part 4: Firms 21-40 | Part 5: Firms 1-20
More: In-Depth Look at the Top 10 Firms

If you work for one of the lobbying firms, the analysis can be used to understand the intricacies of your company’s performance, your strategic positioning, and -- perhaps most important -- how you stack up against your competitors. If you’re a client of one of the firms, it can help you understand the characteristics of the firm’s other clients and the main areas of focus for each firm. And if you’re thinking of hiring a lobbying firm, BGOV’s analysis can help point you to one that might offer a good fit.

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Lobbying Rankings Table

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BGOV RankFirm name2014 Full-year revenuePercent change in revenue from 20132014 Revenue per registered lobbyistRetention rate vs. 4Q 2013

1Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP$35,786,0005.3%$384,79683.3%

2Podesta Group Inc.$25,070,000-8.1%$583,02375.2%

3Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP$23,624,0005.7%$656,22285.1%

4Squire Patton Boggs US LLP$22,222,000-26.2%$284,89754.8%

5Van Scoyoc Associates Inc.$21,610,0002.0%$441,02084.6%

6Holland & Knight LLP$19,490,0008.2%$414,68189.4%

7Capitol Counsel LLC$17,966,00021.9%$855,52476.6%

8K&L Gates LLP$17,542,0004.6%$373,23473.6%

9Williams & Jensen PLLC$16,954,000-4.4%$546,90377.5%

10BGR Group$15,392,0005.0%$810,10585.3%

11Peck Madigan Jones$13,443,0004.9%$896,20085.7%

12Cornerstone Government Affairs LLC$13,416,00010.9%$432,77486.7%

13Capitol Tax Partners LLP$12,510,0003.4%$1,251,00092.8%

14Ernst & Young LLP$12,472,000-12.1%$445,42984.8%

15Hogan Lovells US LLP$12,412,0000.1%$275,82281.0%

16Cassidy & Associates Inc.$12,100,000-2.1%$504,16782.6%

17Fierce Government Relations$12,046,0004.2%$1,505,75094.2%

18Covington & Burling LLP$11,649,000-3.2%$247,85178.9%

19Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen Bingel & Thomas Inc.$11,180,000-10.9%$798,57177.8%

20Alpine Group Inc.$11,049,0004.4%$736,60080.6%

21Duberstein Group Inc.$10,556,000-2.1%$1,759,33382.1%

22Elmendorf Ryan LLC$10,415,0004.9%$1,301,87593.5%

23Alston & Bird LLP$10,413,000-16.0%$306,26584.4%

24McBee Strategic Consulting LLC$10,360,000-0.1%$575,55655.9%

25Breaux Lott Leadership Group LLC$9,440,000-7.5%$1,348,57177.1%

26Ogilvy Government Relations$8,622,00027.2%$663,23182.9%

27DLA Piper LLP$8,538,0001.1%$224,68472.4%

28Venable LLP$8,228,000-13.6%$178,87079.8%

29Forbes-Tate LLC$8,215,0001.4%$821,50088.1%

30Alcalde & Fay Ltd.$8,170,0001.5%$302,59393.7%

31Prime Policy Group LLC$8,128,0008.9%$369,45588.0%

32FTI Government Affairs$8,098,00066.9%$899,77882.5%

33Nickles Group LLC$7,528,250-5.1%$752,82581.3%

34Glover Park Group LLC$7,242,0000.7%$426,00080.9%

35American Continental Group Inc.$7,204,000-1.2%$554,15475.5%

36Bockorny Group Inc.$7,106,00010.0%$546,61587.8%

37Heather Podesta + Partners LLC$7,004,000-8.0%$1,167,33368.8%

38Carmen Group Inc.$6,784,000-10.9%$753,77864.7%

39Dentons US LLP$6,562,0002.0%$328,10070.0%

40Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC$6,363,00014.3%$318,15081.6%

41PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP$6,106,000-7.7%$244,24086.7%

42Grayling Communications Ltd.$6,006,000-17.9%$333,66764.0%

43Tarplin Downs & Young LLC$5,980,0009.6%$996,66795.2%

44Smith-Free Group Inc.$5,924,00010.0%$658,22280.0%

45Steptoe & Johnson LLP$5,908,00012.2%$246,16782.9%

46Gephardt Group Government Affairs LLC$5,816,00021.6%$447,38569.0%

47Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen LLC$5,809,00011.7%$968,16791.1%

48Polsinelli PC$5,785,00015.2%$304,47479.2%

49McGuireWoods LLP$5,685,00017.6%$334,41258.3%

50Crossroads Strategies LLC$5,670,00031.7%$630,00083.9%

51Greenberg Traurig LLP$5,646,00036.6%$245,47875.5%

52Blank Rome Government Relations LLC$5,601,0005.0%$329,47155.3%

53Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP$5,594,000-3.7%$399,57177.6%

54McAllister & Quinn LLC$5,582,763-3.1%$253,76272.4%

55Ferguson Group LLC$5,550,000-20.1%$252,27381.7%

56Mercury Public Affairs LLC$5,306,000-19.7%$331,62567.5%

57Wiley Rein LLP$5,278,0009.4%$329,87574.3%

58Thorn Run Partners LLC$5,252,00035.3%$477,45586.7%

59Bracewell & Giuliani LLP$5,088,000-1.4%$318,00095.5%

60Livingston Group LLC$4,790,000-11.0%$368,46276.5%

61Washington Tax & Public Policy Group LLC$4,716,00017.0%$1,572,000100.0%

62Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates LLC$4,707,0007.8%$336,21487.2%

63Quinn Gillespie & Associates LLC$4,702,000-3.4%$522,44481.0%

64Venn Strategies LLC$4,601,8507.0%$209,17583.3%

65Monument Policy Group LLC$4,594,00016.1%$417,63693.1%

66King & Spalding LLP$4,526,00015.5%$215,52489.2%

67Ryan MacKinnon Vasapoli & Berzok LLP$4,396,000-6.3%$732,66770.8%

68Winning Strategies Washington$4,306,00012.4%$430,60067.9%

69Mayer Brown LLP$4,131,00013.2%$413,10058.3%

70Palmetto Group$4,090,499-1.6%$2,045,25086.4%

71Federal Policy Group$4,080,000-12.6%$1,360,00083.3%

72Avenue Solutions LLC$4,064,00014.8%$1,016,000100.0%

73Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates$3,994,000-22.8%$285,28668.8%

74Ben Barnes Group LP$3,986,500-5.8%$797,30063.6%

75Arent Fox LLP$3,984,0003.5%$284,57185.4%

76S-3 Group$3,962,00015.4%$990,50088.5%

77Barnes & Thornburg LLP$3,860,0009.7%$257,33351.8%

78McManus Group LLC$3,802,00034.8%$1,901,00090.9%

79Dickstein Shapiro LLP$3,789,000-51.7%$180,4298.1%

80Kelley Drye & Warren LLP$3,764,00028.1%$179,23887.5%

81ML Strategies LLC$3,758,000-8.9%$375,80072.4%

82Capitol Hill Consulting Group$3,749,000-12.4%$340,81871.1%

83Russell Group Inc.$3,725,0004.1%$745,00085.0%

84Normandy Group LLC$3,716,0001.8%$309,66759.0%

85Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP$3,654,000-30.0%$243,60059.3%

86Jones Walker LLP$3,576,000-12.1%$298,00086.0%

87Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC$3,401,824176.8%$242,98797.1%

88Franklin Square Group LLC$3,390,000-4.2%$678,00080.0%

89Kountoupes Denham LLC$3,374,000-2.5%$674,80082.4%

90OB-C Group LLC$3,360,000-4.4%$480,00088.2%

91Cormac Group LLC$3,334,0004.0%$416,75092.1%

92Davis & Harman LLP$3,332,000-7.9%$333,20091.2%

93Arnold & Porter LLP$3,320,000-7.3%$276,66794.4%

94Miller & Chevalier Chartered$3,155,0004.0%$350,55692.9%

95Rich Feuer Anderson$3,135,000-5.0%$627,00084.2%

96Liberty Partners Group LLC$3,130,000-8.0%$447,14356.5%

97Navigators Global LLC$3,104,000-12.3%$388,00072.2%

98Hannegan Landau Poersch Advocacy LLC$3,080,00014.5%$1,026,66786.4%

99Lewis-Burke Associates LLC$3,060,000-1.9%$145,71491.3%

100NVG LLC$3,046,000-6.1%$507,66782.6%

About the Metrics

2014 Full-year revenue: The sum of all revenue reported during 2014, including revenue from terminated relationships. 
Percent change in revenue from 2013: Includes revenue from terminated relationships in both periods. 
2014 Revenue per registered lobbyist: Total revenue reported during 2014 divided by number of discrete, active lobbyists. 
Retention rate vs. 4Q 2013: Percentage of fourth-quarter 2013 clients that are still fourth-quarter 2014 clients.