The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2019

Welcome to The Hill’s annual Top Lobbyists list.

2019 was a frenetic year for K Street, with a number of high-profile fights on legislative and regulatory issues, even as Washington was riveted by impeachment drama and a contentious 2020 presidential election took shape.

In a busy and testing year for the influence world, these are the people who wielded their clout and knowledge most effectively on behalf of their clients.

Not all of those honored on this list are formally registered as lobbyists. The list highlights the broad range of talents needed to succeed in the influence industry. But the people below are all at the top of their game — and the ones the nation’s biggest companies, labor unions and associations turn to when they want their voices heard in the nation’s capital.

The ranks of Washington’s policy experts and influencers run deep, but these are the players who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and the administration.

Hired Guns

Josh Ackil and Matt TanielianFranklin Square Group

Kai Anderson, Barry Rhoads and Jordan BernsteinCassidy and Associates

Cristina AnteloFerox Strategies

Brian BallardBallard Partners

Andy Barbour, Smith-Free Group  

Haley Barbour, Loren Monroe, Remy Brim and Erskine WellsBGR Group

Jim Barnette, Doug Kantor and Darryl NirenbergSteptoe & Johnson LLP  

Doyle Bartlett and Chris McCannellGrayRobinson 

Bethany Bassett, Rasky Partners

Jennifer BellChamber Hill Strategies

Bob BissenCannae Policy Group

Kirk Blalock and Kirsten ChadwickFierce Government Relations

John BlountErvin Hill Strategy

Dan BostonHealth Policy Source

Chuck BrainCapitol Hill Strategies  

Paul BrathwaiteFederal Street Strategies

David Castagnetti, Dean Rosen and David ThomasMehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Rob Chamberlin and Sam WhitehornElevate 

Rob Collins and Mike FerenceS-3 Group

Justin DalyDaly Consulting Group

Tom Daschle and Nathan DaschleThe Daschle Group

Licy Do CantoBCW

Michael Drobac, Robert Wasinger and Mona MohibMcGuireWoods Consulting

Ken Duberstein and David SchiappaThe Duberstein Group

Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino, D&P Creative Strategies

Martin EdwardsIce Miller Strategies

Missy EdwardsMissy Edwards Strategies

Steve Eichenauer and Patrick O’NeillPublic Strategies Washington Inc.

Steve Elmendorf and Jimmy RyanSubject Matter

Holly Fechner, Bill Wichterman and Muftiah McCartinCovington & Burling LLP

John FeeheryEFB Advocacy

Mitchell Feuer and John AndersonRich Feuer Anderson

Camden FineCalvert Advisors LLC 

Shannon Finley, Warren Tryon and Ann JablonCapitol Counsel

Jeff Forbes and Dan Tate Jr., Forbes Tate Partners

Jim FloodCrowell & Moring

Omar Franco and Bert GómezBecker

Elizabeth FrazeeTwinLogic Strategies

Kimberley FrittsCogent Strategies

Noe Garcia and Charles CooperSignal Group Consulting

Sam Geduldig, John Stipicevic and Mike CatanzaroCGCN Group

Chris Giblin, Moses Mercado and Karissa WillhiteOgilvy Government Relations

Rich Gold, Kathryn Lehman, David Whitestone and Scott MasonHolland & Knight

Gregg Hartley and Andy BluntHusch Blackwell Strategies

Ralph Hellmann and David LugarLugar Hellmann Group

Michael HersonAmerican Defense International

Mike HettingerHettinger Strategy Group

Susan Hirschmann and Matthew HoekstraWilliams & Jensen

Josh HollyHolly Strategies


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