Michael Best Strategies Ranked Among Top Lobbying Firms by Bloomberg Government

Michael Best Strategies was honored today in Bloomberg Government’s 2020 Top-Performing Lobbying Firms, earning specific attention for year-over-year revenue growth.

With revenue increasing by $2.9 million in 2020, Michael Best Strategies placed in the top 10 firms with the largest revenue increases, third with the highest revenue growth, and sixth with the highest accretive growth in average revenue per client at 71 percent. The firm ranked in the top 25th percentile in the overall report, which highlights more than 300 firms that generated $1 million or more in lobbying revenue and other criteria, including average revenue per client, short- and long-term customer retention rates, and revenue per registered lobbyist.

“Making the list of top lobbying firms – and being noted for our strong 2020 financial performance amidst a global pandemic – is a tremendous achievement,” said Rob Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies. “We have an exceptional team of government affairs and policy experts with an impressive expertise that spans a wide array of industries. This honor and our success more broadly is due entirely to their hard work and skills. I couldn’t be prouder of this team and what we’re continuing to build.”

“This recognition is indicative of the talented group we’ve assembled here with years of collective experience working at various federal and state agencies, high-level branches of government, White House administrations, and industry trade groups,” said Denise Bode, Partner & Lead of Michael Best Strategies’ Federal Practice. “We are grateful to our clients who have entrusted in us the most important and complex challenges they face. This recognition is as much about them as it is us.”

The Bloomberg Government report looks at the 2,095 registered lobbying firms that filed Lobbying Disclosure Act reports with the U.S. Senate in 2020. The full report is available for download here.

Michael Best Strategies (Strategies) helps companies accelerate their success through a combination of strategic business consulting, lobbying, government relations, public affairs, and communications. The firm has thrived by providing a diverse team of professionals with the experience, skills, and relationships necessary to help each client achieve their goals more quickly and fully.
Bio Link Rob served as a senior leader within the Wisconsin Senate under five majority leaders, three Republicans and two Democrats. As chief clerk and director of operations of the Wisconsin Senate, Rob was the parliamentarian of the Senate and was responsible for the proper, constitutional functioning of the Senate as a lawmaking and oversight body within state government. Expertise: How Legislatures Do Their Work, Legislative Procedure & Drafting, Executive Branch Operations, Economic Development Policy, Agri-business & Environmental Policy, and Water Policy
Bio Link Denise co-leads the federal practice at Michael Best Strategies with expertise in association and coalition management as well as development of public policy strategies, at both the state and federal level. She was active, on behalf of firm clients, during the recent federal tax reform debate, much as she was during the last major tax reform in 1986. Expertise: Regulatory Law, Tax & Trade, Energy, Environmental, Food, Agriculture, and Telecommunications