Toward the latter half of 2008, while economic conditions across the nation grew grim, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck expanded its federal lobbying practice by 8 percent by the end of the year, with the second half of the year showing an increase of 13 percent in earnings over the first half.
“The diversity of Brownstein’s client portfolio, an exceptional cadre of attorneys and policy consultants and our gains in growth areas such as energy, the environment and financial services fueled our success,” said Al Mottur, managing partner of Brownstein’s Washington, D.C., office. “Looking ahead, we are hopeful for a strong 2009 in light of the increased activity we anticipate in the 111th Congress.”
For comparison, year-end 2008 federal lobbying revenue ($14,690,000) was up 8 percent over year-end 2007 ($13,650,000). Additional numbers of note:
- 2008 Mid-Year lobbying revenue: $6,910,000
- 2008 Fourth quarter lobbying revenue: $3,755,000
- 2008 Total lobbying revenue: $14,690,000
- 2007 Total lobbying revenue: $13,650,000
The numbers for the fourth quarter of 2008 are to be filed on January 20 as part of the quarterly filing requirements under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act.
Please call to arrange an interview with Al Mottur, who is available to comment on these numbers and provide insight into Brownstein’s expected growth in the year ahead.