Michael Best Strategies was honored again this year in Bloomberg Government’s 2021 Top-Performing Lobbying Firms, as a firm with $1 million or more in revenue for 2021.

“Being noted for our strong performance on the Bloomberg Government Top Lobbying Firms list, is a tremendous achievement,” said Rob Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies. “This success is a product of the trust placed in us by our growing number of clients and the results that our exceptional team of government affairs and policy experts consistently deliver. I am continuously impressed with the team we are building at Michael Best Strategies.”

Only 350 firms out of 2,118, had revenue greater than $1 million and Michael Best Strategies is proud to have made the list. U.S. Lobbying revenue hit record numbers in 2021 totaling $1.92 billion. This is $180 million higher than 2020’s reported revenue.

“Making this list showcases the talent of our collective experience working throughout various federal and state agencies, high-level branches of government, White House administrations, industry trade groups and how we continue to grow,” said Denise Bode, Partner & Lead of Michael Best Strategies’ Federal Practice. “We extend our appreciation to our clients who place their trust in us with their complex challenges. This recognition is about them as much as it is us.”

The Bloomberg Government report looks at the 2,118 registered lobbying firms that filed Lobbying Disclosure Act reports with the U.S. Senate in 2021. 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
Bio Link Reince most recently served as White House Chief of Staff under President Donald J. Trump, supporting the president, managing the White House staff, and collaborating with members of Congress and other key policymakers in advancing the president’s agenda. Prior to managing the White House staff, Reince served as the longest-serving chairman of the Republican National Committee in modern history. Expertise: Government Relations, Public Policy, and Political Infrastructure
Bio Link Steve is a former U.S. Congressman who represented the North Shore of Long Island and parts of Queens for 16 years (2001-2017). He served as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 2011 to 2015. He developed a vast network of local, state, and federal officials throughout the nation, and is considered a leading expert in congressional dynamics. Expertise: Government Relations, Public Policy, Legislative Process, Political Infrastructure, Higher Education, and Innovation
Bio Link Cory Gardner joins Michael Best Strategies Board of Advisors. He is a former U.S. Senator who honorably represented the state of Colorado from 2015 to 2021. Expertise: Government Relations, Public Policy, Transportation, and Foreign Relations
Bio Link Tami assists businesses and organizations with government relations and federal policy matters. She has significant expertise in the areas of agriculture, food, nutrition, energy, and the environment. Expertise: Food & Beverage, Energy & Environment, Government Relations, Legislative Process, Political Giving, Political Advocacy, and Strategic Communications
Bio Link Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies, Sarah served as regulatory counsel at ASTM International. In this role, she supported the Office of Global Policy and Industry Affairs on legal, legislative, and regulatory matters. She researched, analyzed, and advised on current and emerging federal policy matters that affected diverse industries, including energy, environment, transportation, technology, and trade. Expertise: Manufacturing, Tax and Finance, PAC, Education, Political Giving, and Transportation
Bio Link Lucia is an experienced government relations professional with more than 10 years of experience effectively advocating for her clients on Capitol Hill. She helps clients develop and execute short- and long-term policy strategies to achieve their business objectives. Expertise: Government Relations, Public Policy, Legislative Process, Community Outreach, and Research
Bio Link Andrea counsels trade associations, corporations, nonprofits, and other clients on communications and public relations strategies, media relations, and lawmaker and stakeholder engagement, leveraging her considerable experience to craft winning approaches that achieve her clients’ goals. Expertise: Government Relations, Media Relations, Public Relations, Communications, and Stakeholder Engagement
Bio Link As a Principal on Michael Best Strategies’ Government Relations team, Mike leverages more than a decade of experience on Capitol Hill to help businesses influence positive outcomes through the legislative process. Expertise: Government Relations, Legislative Process, Policy Advocacy, Stakeholder Engagement, and Communications
Bio Link Alex is a Principal with Michael Best Strategies. He helps clients navigate the Administration, Congress, and assists them in building strategic relationships with policy makers. Expertise: Government Relations, Legislative Process, Policy Advocacy, Public Affairs