Several lobbying firms report strong growth in 2005

Several Washington lobbying firms reported increases in revenue of more than 20 percent in 2005, The Hill reports.

Number one on the list of firms was Patton Boggs, which reported $37 million in revenues, up from $31 million in 2004. Number two was Cassidy & Associates, with $28.34 million in revenues, followed by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, with $28.58 million.

Also landing in the top 10 was Barbour Griffith & Rogers, which saw a 32 percent growth last year, reporting revenues of $19 million. Holland & Knight, the firm that employs former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), reported $13.2 million in revenues.

All lobbying firms were required to disclose their revenues under the Lobbying Disclosure Act by midnight last night, The Hill reported.

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