Top 10 lobby firms


20 clients

Clark Lytle & Geduldig

  • Billed clients $1.26 million
  • Firm’s Sam Geduldig is former political director for House Minority Leader John Boehner.
  • Clients included American Bankers Association, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young.
19 clients

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

  • Billed clients $3.42 million
  • Firm’s Michael Levy is former senior aide to then-Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.
  • Clients included Electronic Payments Association, Western Union, Ace Cash Express.
18 clients

Ogilvy Government Relations

  • Billed clients $6.78 million
  • Firm’s Dean Aguillen is former senior adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  • Clients included Constellation Energy, American Petroleum Institute, Electric Power Supply Association.
17 clients

Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart, Inc.

  • Billed clients $4.50 million
  • Firm’s Jonathon Jones is ex-chief of staff to Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.
  • Clients included U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Harley-Davidson Financial Services, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.
17 clients

Rich Feuer Group

  • Billed clients $3.85 million
  • Firm’s Mitchell Feuer is former counsel to Senate Banking Committee.
  • Clients included Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Barclays, and Citigroup Management Corporation.
15 clients

Williams & Jensen, PLLC

  • Billed clients $2.46 million
  • Firm’s Joel Oswald is former Republican staffer on Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee’s securities and investment subcommittee.
  • Clients included Managed Funds Association, TD Ameritrade, and The Vanguard Group.
15 clients

Quinn Gillespie & Associates, LLC

  • Billed clients $3.75 million
  • Firm’s Jack Quinn is former White House counsel to President Bill Clinton, later won a pardon for financial fugitive Marc Rich.
  • Clients included BlackRock, Inc., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, and MetLife.
15 clients

Elmendorf Strategies, LLC

  • Billed clients $1.49 million
  • Steve Elmendorf served as a senior advisor to former House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt.
  • Clients included Ford Motor Co., Ernst & Young LLP, and TIAA-CREF.
14 clients

Venable LLP

  • Billed clients $1.50 million
  • Firm’s William Donovan is former chief lobbyist for National Association of Federal Credit Unions and has lobbied on financial issues since 1976.
  • Clients included ING Bank, FSB, Hilton and Direct Marketing Association.
13 clients

Smith-Free Group

  • Billed clients $1.61 million
  • Firm’s Andrew Barbour is former lobbyist for Financial Services Roundtable and former aide to Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich.
  • Clients included Financial Services Roundtable, MasterCard Worldwide, and Bank of America.

Source: U.S. Senate Office of Public Records, analyzed by Center for Public Integrity