Despite the nation’s current economic crisis, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck expanded its federal lobbying practice by 12 percent, including the addition of 14 clients, in the first quarter of 2009 compared to first quarter 2008.
“With the commencement of the 111th Congress and the signing of the stimulus act, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of lobbying clients, particularly in the areas of energy and environment,” said Al Mottur, managing partner of Brownstein’s Washington, D.C., office. “This growth can be directly attributed to our experienced team of attorneys and policy consultants who possess unparalleled knowledge of the current lobbying environment for renewable energy and clean technology organizations. Given the flurry of activity we’ve seen in the first quarter, we are hopeful the growth continues throughout 2009.”
Brownstein’s first quarter 2009 federal lobbying revenue of $3,760,000 was up 12 percent over first quarter 2008 of $3,365,000. Additional numbers of note:
• 2008 Total lobbying revenue: $14,690,000
• 2008 Mid-Year lobbying revenue: $6,910,000
• 2008 Fourth quarter lobbying revenue: $3,755,000
• 2007 Total lobbying revenue: $13,650,000
The numbers for the first quarter of 2009 will be filed on April 20 as part of the quarterly filing requirements under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act.
Al Mottur is available to comment on these numbers and provide insight into Brownstein’s expected growth in the year ahead.