Top-Performing Lobbying Firms

2021 was another record-breaking year of growth

The lobbying industry continued to grow at a record pace in 2021, with firm revenue reaching an all-time high of $1.92 billion – an increase of $180 million from 2020 – while lobbying spending also saw a significant bump.

For the seventh consecutive year, Bloomberg Government has identified the top-performing lobbying firms. See who made the list.

Top-Performing Lobbying Firms

Lobbying firms that reported $1 million or more in revenue in 2021

  1. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
  2. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  3. Holland & Knight LLP
  4. BGR Government Affairs LLC
  5. Cornerstone Government Affairs Inc.
  6. Invariant LLC
  7. Forbes Tate LLC
  8. Tiber Creek Group Inc.
  9. Squire Patton Boggs US LLP
  10. Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas Inc.

Lobbying Firms with Largest Increase in Revenue

Year-over-year change in revenue

  1. Invariant LLC
  2. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
  3. Holland & Knight LLP
  4. Cornerstone Government Affairs Inc.
  5. Tiber Creek Group Inc.
  6. Crossroads Strategies LLC
  7. Forbes Tate LLC
  8. Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas Inc.
  9. Thorn Run Partners LLC
  10. Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Lobbying Firms with Highest Long-Term Client Retention

Three-year retention rate in the fourth quarter of 2021

  1. Atlas Crossing LLC
  2. Boundary Stone Partners
  3. Capitol City Group Ltd.
  4. Capitol Consulting Group LLC
  5. Cardinal Infrastructure LLC
  6. CFM Strategic Communication Inc.
  7. Commonwealth Strategic Partners LLC
  8. Hill East Group LLC
  9. Majority Group LLC
  10. Mapetsi Policy Group LLC

The data behind the people driving Washington

Standout lobbying firms of 2021

Bloomberg Government identified 75 major lobbying firms that exceeded thresholds in five key business metrics in 2021. Criteria focus on growth, customer satisfaction, and profitability.

facts about 2021 standout lobbying firms
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Get a complete picture of the industry

From individual company profiles highlighting 2021 performance metrics, LDA filings, client lists, total spending, and more – you’ll find all you need to make informed decisions on your lobbying investments.