These 6 Boutique Lobbying Firms Are Expected to Have Double Digit Growth This Year


These 6 Boutique Lobbying Firms Are Expected to Have Double Digit Growth This Year

By Tess VandenDolder, In The Capital

 

“2. Crossroads Strategies – $5.4 Million in Projected 2014 Revenue. Crossroads Strategies is a beneficiary of the increase of Silicon Valley money on K Street. This year the firm enjoyed a $160,000 contract with Google, as well as having contracts worth at least $100,000 with some other big names including the National Rifle Association, AT&T, DirecTV and the leading tobacco company Altria.”

 

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Republicans Ready to Party on Election Night

By Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, POLITICO

 

“Republicans are getting ready to party on Election Night. The Republican Governors Association, the National Republican Congressional Committee and Republican National Committee are all listed on invites for celebrations in anticipation of big gains on Nov. 4.”

 

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K Street Gets Sneak Peek of House Agenda

By Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, POLITICO

 

“There were more than 50 lobbyists in the McCarthy briefing in the Capitol, including Elena Tompkins of Tompkins Strategies, Pat Raffaniello of Raffaniello & Associates, Missy Edwards of Missy Edwards Strategies, Con Lass of Ogilvy Government Relations, Manny Rossman of Squire Patton Boggs, Brian Vanderbloemen of McGuireWoods Consulting, Steve Tilton of Crossroads Strategies, David French of the National Retail Federation and Malloy McDaniel of Blank Rome Government Relations.”

 

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Politico Influence

By Byron Tau, POLITICO

 

“DOWNTOWNERS BARK FOR BLUE DOGS: The Blue Dog PAC held a retreat this weekend at the Hyatt Chesapeake in Cambridge, Maryland. The event included all the Blue Dog caucus members, as well as all the endorsed Blue Dog candidates and former members Allen Boyd and Dan Boren. K Streeters attending the retreat included Isaac Reyes of Target, David Burns of Prudential, Anne Brady of Crossroads Strategies, Emily Coyle of Ernst and Young, Stacey Bernards of Honeywell international, David Gilbert of Exelon Corporation and Linda Auglis of the National Beer Wholesalers Association.”

 

 

 

Politico Influence

By Byron Tau, POLITICO

 

“WHO IS PROJECTED TO HAVE A GOOD YEAR? PI continues its look into the second quarter Lobbying Disclosure Act numbers with a somewhat arbitrary snapshot of the financial health and growth potential of a few K Street government relations firms — both large, small and in between. In its rough estimation, six firms in its sample — Thorn Run, Crossroads Strategies, Gephardt Group, Republic Consulting, Daly Consulting Group and Shockey Scofield Solutions — are projected to see double-digit growth if they keep up current rate of billings. None of those firms are in the top 20 largest lobbying firms in the city — showing that boutique K Street operations are still where a lot of the growth is. Other firms projected to grow modestly this year: TwinLogic, Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen, Fierce Isakowitz and Elmendorf Ryan — all outside the top 20. Other firms like Heather Podesta + Partners, Liberty Partners Group and Franklin Square Group are about on pace to do the same amount of business as last year.”

 

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Small K Street Shops See Business Boom

By Megan Wilson, The Hill

 

Crossroads Strategies posted $1.34 million in earnings during the second quarter of 2014, a 33 percent increase over the same period last year.”

 

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The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, or Hunting for Cover on Guns

By Lalita Clozel, Open Secrets

 

“The current bill, which is sponsored by 45 Senators on both sides of the aisle, has received the heavy artillery treatment from influential gun rights groups. Out of the 52 lobbyists who listed the almost identical S.1996 bill of the same name on their disclosure reports in the first quarter of 2014, close to half represented the NRA or the militant hunters’ rights group Safari Club International; the two organizations used both in-house lobbyists and the firm Crossroads Strategies. Lobbying information on the current bill, which was introduced in May, isn’t yet available.”

 

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Politico Influence

By Tarini Parti and Anna Palmer, POLITICO

 

“VAN PELT TO NOVARTIS: Veteran Merck lobbyist Jason Van Pelt is leaving the pharmaceutical company after 11 years to join Novartis as executive director. Van Pelt, a former staffer to Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), most recently served as executive director and counsel at Merck. His Merck colleagues and fellow downtowners feted his move Wednesday night at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. Spotted: Merck’s Eli Joseph, Erin Darling, Katie Oppenheim and Victoria Adams. Also in the mix: Victoria Blatter of Amgen, Dan Casserly of Novartis, Andrew Kaplan of AbbVie, Brent DelMonte of BIO, Jennifer Romans of PhRMA, Anne Esposito of Ikaria, Matt Schumaker of Celgene, Mat Lapinski of Crossroads Strategies and Jon Groteboer of Harvard.”

 

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Wall Street Braces for Gavel Hand-off

By Megan R. Wilson

 

“Alumnae of Shelby’s office include former legislative staffer W. Ryan Welch, who is a vice president and partner at Forbes-Tate; G. Stewart Hall, a chairman at Crossroads Strategies, and Abby McCloskey, the program director of economic policy at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.”

 

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Politico Influence

By Tarini Parti, POLITICO

 

“FIRST IN PI … JAKE PERRY, CROSSROADS TO MERGE: Crossroads Strategies announced Wednesday that lobbyist Jake Perry would be merging his firm Jake Perry + Partners with Crossroads in June. Perry is a prominent Democratic strategist with more than a decade of Washington experience and deep ties to Senate Democrats. He’s a former top adviser and fundraiser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and he later helped co-found the Democratic super PAC Senate Majority PAC. Perry left Reid’s orbit in early 2013 to hang a shingle with Jake Perry + Partners. As of the first quarter of 2014, he has five clients and about $140,000 in billings in that quarter. “Jake brings strategic vision with a proven ability as a top advocator within the Senate Democratic Caucus as well as tested experience as a political operative,” Crossroads Strategies co-founder Stewart Hall said in a statement. Crossroads Strategies has no connection to the fundraising network founded by Karl Rove.”

 

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