Lobby Revenues Slowed Last Year, Firms Say
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck again ranks fifth on K Street's list of the top 25 lobbying firms of 2010. The lobby shops are measured by total fees reported to the Senate and House under the Lobbying Disclosure Act. In a year hampered by a poor economy and midterm elections that resulted in limited legislative activity and diminished lobbying revenue for many firms, Brownstein saw a 4% growth for the year, reporting total federal lobbying revenues of $24,410,000 for the year.
Al Mottur, managing partner of Brownstein’s Washington, DC, office, said 2010 amounted to a “very solid year” for the firm. “We retained many of our clients,” he said. But he noted that it would be impossible to keep up with the 60 percent pace of growth the firm posted in 2009. “You can’t replicate that every year,” he said.