For a second year in a row, the team at Innovative Federal Strategies has been named a top lobbying firm in Washington, DC for their work on behalf of clients. Information regarding the metrics used by Bloomberg Government with a complete list of the top firms is included below.
(Bloomberg) — Lobbying is big business in Washington. Until a few years ago, however, there was no way to assess or compare the performances of D.C.’s many lobbying firms. Bloomberg Government set out to change that in 2014 by adapting and applying traditional business metrics, such as customer satisfaction and revenue growth.
With 2016’s lobbying data now filed, Bloomberg Government has reviewed the numbers for 1,721 registered lobbying firms to identify the 31 top performers.
At No. 1 this year is Petrizzo Group Inc., a newcomer to the list, as was the case with one of last year’s top firms.
Click here for a PowerPoint version of Bloomberg Government’s analysis of the top performers of 2016, and here for a pdf.
Top Performers of 2016
|Rank||Lobbying firm||2016 Revenue|
|1||Petrizzo Group Inc.||$1,570,000|
|2||Roosevelt Group LLC||$3,384,000|
|3||Daryl Owen Associates Inc.||$2,510,000|
|4||Lugar Hellmann Group LLC||$2,838,500|
|5||Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP||$2,086,000|
|6||Health Policy Source Inc.||$2,330,000|
|7||Polaris Consulting LLC||$5,744,000|
|8||Etherton & Associates Inc.||$1,434,000|
|9||Empire Consulting Group||$1,320,000|
|10||Nathanson & Hauck||$2,565,000|
|11||Hannegan Landau Poersch & Rosenbaum Advocacy LLC||$4,120,000|
|12 (tie)||Cypress Advocacy LLC||$3,357,000|
|12 (tie)||Innovative Federal Strategies LLC||$3,282,000|
|12 (tie)||Tarplin Downs & Young LLC||$6,860,000|
|15||Washington Tax & Public Policy Group LLC||$5,564,000|
|16||S-3 Group LLC||$5,570, 000|
|17||Crossroads Strategies LLC||$7,866,000|
|18||American Capitol Group||$1,475,000|
|19||Franklin Square Group LLC||$4,590,000|
|20||W Strategies LLC||$2,610,000|
|21 (tie)||Porterfield Fettig & Sears LLC||$3,790,000|
|21 (tie)||Water Strategies LLC||$1,100,000|
|23 (tie)||Bluestone Strategies LLC||$1,160,000|
|23 (tie)||Thorn Run Partners LLC||$8,596,000|
|25||Duberstein Group Inc.||$9,964,500|
|26 (tie)||Hurt Norton & Associates Inc.||$2,000,000|
|26 (tie)||O’Brien Gentry & Scott LLC||$2,374,000|
|28||Monument Policy Group LLC||$6,050,000|
|29||Forbes Tate Partners||$9,563,000|
|30||Ogilvy Government Relations||$10,494,000|
|31||Cormac Group LLP||$3,636,000|
|Source:||Bloomberg Government analysis of Senate lobbying disclosure filings|
Bloomberg Government analyzed 2016 Lobbying Disclosure Act filings to identify lobbying firms that met six business performance criteria:
- Total revenue of $1 million or more
- Growth in revenue
- Growth in average revenue per client
- A one-year retention rate of 80 percent or more
- A three-year retention rate as of 60 percent or more
- Revenue per registered lobbyist of $400,000 or more
Of roughly 1,721 registered lobbying firms that filed disclosure reports with the Senate during 2016, 31 met all of our criteria — five more than last year — and are included in the top performer list.
Relative performance in each of the five criteria outside of the revenue threshold was then calculated to determine the placement of the 31 firms on the list.