Many lobbying shops are just a small part of a larger law firm while others are small boutique operations that specialize in a particular issue like taxes or the budget process. Regardless of size, these K Street firms are raking in the most from contracts with companies, trade groups, labor unions and other organizations.

Top Lobbying Firms

Lobbying Firm Total Spent
Akin, Gump et al $25,360,000
Brownstein, Hyatt et al $23,285,000
BGR Group $15,140,000
Holland & Knight $13,400,000
Squire Patton Boggs $13,390,000
Cornerstone Government Affairs $13,180,000
Ballard Partners $11,810,000
K&L Gates $9,900,000
Invariant LLC $9,870,000
Forbes Tate Partners $9,320,000
Capitol Counsel $9,190,000
Mehlman, Castagnetti et al $8,736,000
Covington & Burling $8,560,000
Van Scoyoc Assoc $8,330,000
Cassidy & Assoc $8,190,000
Peck Madigan Jones $8,180,000
American Continental Group $8,080,000
Crossroads Strategies $7,690,000
Alpine Group $7,120,000
Subject Matter $6,910,000

NOTE: Figures on this page are calculations by the Center for Responsive Politics based on data from the Senate Office of Public Records. Data for the most recent year was downloaded on July 23, 2020 and includes spending from January 1 - June 30. Prior years include spending from January through December.

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