When Democrats took control of the White House and Congress, everyone knew that their friends on K Street would get a big piece of the action. Just how sweet has it been? Ask the Podestas.
A large leap back into lobbying for Arent Fox
After falling off the list of the 50 highest-grossing lobbying practices for 2008, Arent Fox jumped 73% with $10.7 million in revenue last year, the largest increase of any firm on the Influence 50 survey.
THE INFLUENCE 50
Lobby shops and law firms with the highest revenues from lobbing in 2009.
TOP LAW FIRMS
Lobbying practices at Washington-area law offices that earned at least $7 million in 2009.
TOP LOBBYING FIRMS
Lobbying activites at non-law firms that earned at least $7 million in 2009.
A good year for Holland & Knight
Rich Gold, who runs Holland & Knight's lobbying group, explains his firm's 20% increase in lobby revenue.