The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2020

Welcome to The Hill’s annual list of top lobbyists.

2020 was a chaotic year for K Street, with the coronavirus pandemic and lobbying battles for COVID-19 relief legislation consuming much of the year. The presidential and congressional elections also kept lobbyists busy while they tried to find ways to network under the new normal of virtual work.

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

Not all of those honored on this list are registered lobbyists. The list highlights the broad range of talents needed to achieve success in the influence industry. But all of the people below are key players on K Street — 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 policy experts and influencers run deep in Washington, but these are the people who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and in the administration.

Hired Guns

Josh Ackil and Matt Tanielian, Franklin Square Group

Kai Anderson, Barry Rhoads and Jordan Bernstein, Cassidy and Associates

Cristina Antelo and Lucia Alonzo, Ferox Strategies

Brian Ballard, Ballard Partners

Haley Barbour, Jonathan Mantz, Remy Brim and Erskine Wells, BGR Group

Doyle Bartlett and Chris McCannell, GrayRobinson

Vinoda Basnayake, Jim Moran and Chris Cushing, Nelson Mullins 

Bethany Bassett, Rasky Partners

Jennifer Bell, Chamber Hill Strategies

Bob Bissen, Cannae Policy Group

To see the full list on The Hill’s website, click here.