Nightmare on K St. — The 2013 Sequel
As the new year begins, the K Street lobbying industry reflects on their hopes for recovery in 2013. While many leading firms experienced another year of declining revenue, others pulled in successful lobbying fees and have high hopes for 2014. Some of the year's primary activity is predicted to focus on the upcoming campaign season, immigration and trade.
Holland & Knight pulled in $18.1 million for lobbying fees in 2013, an increase from 2012. Despite the encouraging numbers, Public Policy and Regulation Practice Group Leader Rich Gold knows there is work to do in the coming year.
"This is a chunky year, and we will have a lot of stuff to get done. Some may get done before the silly season starts in June but we will have a busy lame-duck session," said Mr. Gold said.