Manatt has been recognized by The National Law Journal as a law firm with one of Washington, D.C.'s top-earning lobbying practices. On Oct. 19, the publication released its 2015 "Influence 50" list, with Manatt jumping to the No. 10 spot from No. 44 in 2014. The Influence 50 is an annual revenue report that aims to capture the full scope of lobbying as it is practiced today, ranking 50 law firms and lobbying organizations on their total public policy revenues for 2014.
Manatt's leap to No. 10 is due in part to the substantial growth of the firm's Federal Government Affairs and Public Policy practice over the past several years, most recently with the additions of partner Daniel Addison, who provides critical strategic positioning to clients navigating federal and international environmental policies, and managing director Simon Boyce, who previously served as deputy director and legislative counsel for the Navajo Nation Washington Office. Other members of the firm's national government practice have served in leadership positions as U.S. ambassadors; members of Congress; presidential appointees; senior career federal and state government officials; senior congressional staff; and state legislators, leaders and staff; as well as in positions in city and county governments.
Additionally, Manatt's healthcare practice contributes significantly to the firm's public policy work. Hosting a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary legal, policy, advocacy and business advisory practice, Manatt gives clients actionable, comprehensive guidance rooted in political realities, legal requirements, operational efficiencies and business imperatives. With decades of experience and 80 professionals—including attorneys, consultants and policy advisors—dedicated exclusively to healthcare clients, Manatt is a trusted advisor to government, not-for-profit organizations and private companies seeking to understand and adapt to the new imperatives of health reform.
To assemble its rankings,The National Law Journal compiled publicly available revenue figures from the Lobbying Disclosure Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and collected total public-policy revenues from 100 law firms and lobbying organizations. In addition to traditional lobbying, influence work includes undisclosed public-policy work performed by lawyers, as well as a host of other activities, such as strategic consulting, political intelligence, political law, state attorneys general counseling, grasstops and grassroots organizing, and counseling clients on government investigations.
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