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Top 25 Lobby Shops of 2011

The top lobbying firms are based on revenues reported to Congress under the Lobbying Disclosure Act. In most cases, the firms provided the totals to Roll Call; when the firms did not respond, the totals were tallied from their quarterly reports that were on file with the Secretary of the Senate as of press time.

Rank Lobby Shop Revenue (in millions) Percent Change 2010 Revenue 2010 Rank
1 Patton Boggs 48.4 -6 51.7 1
2 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 38 6 35.8 2
3 Podesta Group 27.1 -9 29.8 3
4 Van Scoyoc Associates 25.3 -14 29.4 4
5 Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck 22.1 -9 24.4 5
6 Cassidy & Associates 20.2 0 20.2 7
7 Ogilvy Government Relations 19.9 14 17.5 9
8 Holland & Knight 19 -10 21.1 6
9 K&L Gates 18.7 -0.5 18.8 8
10 Williams & Jensen 18 3 17.4 10
11 BGR Group 15.5 3 15 13
12 Hogan Lovells 15.4 -7 16.5 12
13 Alston + Bird 13.7 20 11.4 23
14 Cornerstone Government Affairs 13 -5 13.7 14
15 McBee Strategic Consulting 12.9 -2 13.2 15
16 Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti 12.5 0.8 12.4 17
17 Washington Council Ernst & Young 12.1 7 11.3 24
18 Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart 11.8 0.9 11.7 22
19 Dutko Grayling 11.3 -35 17.3 11
20 Covington & Burling 11.2 10 10.2
21 Capitol Tax Partners 11 -8 12 20
22 Capitol Counsel 10.9 8 10.1
23 Alcalde & Fay 10.8 -0.9 10.9 25
23 Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock 10.8 40 7.7
23 Prime Policy Group 10.8 -13 12.4 17