2020 Top-Performing Lobbying Firms

How we compiled the annual analysis

The influence industry is booming. Lobbying firm revenue increased by $100 million in 2020 and hit an all-time high. Bloomberg Government looked at the 2,095 registered lobbying firms that filed Lobbying Disclosure Act reports with the Senate in 2020.

This analysis focuses on the lobbying activity of 317 top lobbying firms – those that reported $1 million or more in revenue in 2020. See who rose to the top.

Our experts.

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Our methodology.

The pairing of BGOV proprietary data sets with a deep, complete understanding of the lobbying industry provides both broad and granular coverage.

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The data behind the people driving Washington

44 major lobbying firms had a revenue increase per client of 10% or more.
21% of major lobbying firms retained at least 80% of clients after 3 years.

Top Lobbying Firms

Lobbying firms with the largest increase in revenue in 2020.


  1. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
  2. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  3. Ballard Partners Inc.
  4. Miller Strategies LLC
  5. Forbes Tate LLC
  6. Cornerstone Government Affairs Inc.
  7. Invariant LLC
  8. Holland & Knight LLP
  9. Crossroads Strategies LLC
  10. Michael Best Strategies LLC

Lobbying firms with highest revenue per client


  1. W Strategies LLC
  2. Empire Consulting Group
  3. Ballard Partners Inc.
  4. Miller Strategies LLC
  5. Harbinger Strategies LLC
  6. Todd Strategy LLC
  7. TeleMedia Policy Corp.
  8. Group DC LLC
  9. Nathanson & Hauck
  10. Fierce Government Relations LLC

Lobbying firms with highest long-term client retention


  1. CFM Strategic Communication Inc.
  2. Emmer Consulting PC
  3. Empire Consulting Group
  4. Federal Street Strategies LLC
  5. Group DC LLC
  6. Hobbs Group
  7. Mapetsi Policy Group LLC
  8. Marcus G Faust PC
  9. O’Connell & Dempsey LLC
  10. Robert A Rapoza Associates Inc.

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