GrayRobinson confirms Top 5 ranking with another $ 2.2 million report
Law firm and lobbying GrayRobinson released another report on the Top 5 compensation for the third quarter.
President of the cabinet dean canon and the 15 lobbyists on the team represented nearly 200 clients in the three-month period ending September 30, earning an estimated $ 1.1 million lobbying the legislature and an additional $ 1.1 million to the executive.
Florida Politics estimates lobbying compensation based on the mid-tier number of companies per client listed on their compensation reports. Contracts are declared in increments of $ 10,000 up to $ 50,000.
GrayRobinson’s major clients showed up in the $ 25,000 bracket, and two of them – the Security and Justice Alliance and the Hillsborough Clerk and Comptroller – showed up with $ 25,000 on each report. for a total of $ 50,000 paid in the third quarter.
Others at the top: AvMed, Brown & Brown, Centene, Florida Municipal Electric Association, Lockheed Martin, Management & Training Corporation, NDS-360, Oracle America, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
“It is an exciting time to be one of the premier lobbying companies in the State of Florida,” said Kirk pepper, a long-time member of GrayRobinson’s government affairs and lobbying team. “The size of our firm and the fact that we specialize in both legal work and lobbying sets us apart, but our mix of clients is what makes us truly unique. We represent Fortune 100 businesses, cities and counties stretching from Pensacola to Key West, and incredibly impactful nonprofits. GrayRobinson has one of the best and most comprehensive client groups around.
In addition to Cannon and Pepper, the GrayRobinson team includes Christophe carmody, Carlecia Collins, Larry Cretul, Christophe dawson, Katie flury, Allison goodson, Charles gray, Rheb harbison, John harris, Michael huey, Ty jackson, Laura Lenhart, Georges levesque, jessica love, Ashley Lukis, Kim mcdougal, Richard plotkin, Robert Stuart, Jason unger and Joseph salzverg, was promoted shareholder during the third trimester.
The company’s third quarter reports featured dozens of other familiar businesses and associations, some with larger workforce than a mid-sized city.
One of the largest was PepsiCo (and its subsidiaries Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Tropicana, and Quaker Foods), which employs nearly 300,000 people and ranks among the top 50 companies in the United States by revenue.
Aramark was another Fortune 500 restaurant company that featured on the company’s third quarter customer record. The company, like PepsiCo, is one of the largest employers in the country and has double-digit billions in revenue. In the same vein, the French catering company Sodexo is also in the game. The multinational generates about half of its income in the United States
GrayRobinson also represents the largest bank in the country: JPMorgan Chase. The financial institution is one of the The 20 Most Profitable Companies in the United States with nearly $ 120 billion in annual revenue and over $ 3.3 trillion – with a T – in assets.
Their list also includes Deloitte. Although the name is controversial in the Sunshine State, the UK-based company is one of the best professional services companies in the world in addition to being one of the “big four” accounting firms.
While the Fortune 100s in GrayRobinson’s portfolio are certainly eye-catching, the company has no shortage of clients from Florida.
Municipal governments were a significant portion of GrayRobinson’s client base, with the company handling lobbying duties for the municipal governments of Greenacres, Orlando, Apopka, Belle Isle, Clermont, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Groveland, Hollywood, Key West , Kissimmee, Oviedo, Port Sainte-Lucie, Saint-Cloud and Tallahassee. County government clients included Gulf, Hendry, Lake, Miami-Dade, Monroe, St. Lucie, and Washington.
To top it off, GrayRobinson also represented the Florida League of Cities and the Florida County Association, two state-wide associations that advocate for local governments in a variety of policy areas, with a particular focus on autonomy.
Utilities, which provide electricity to more than 3 million Floridians, are also a specialty of the company. In addition to the aforementioned Florida Municipal Electric Association, GrayRobinson is lobbying on behalf of the Clay County Utility Authority, the Florida Municipal Power Agency, the JEA, and the New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission.
The education sector was also well represented on the list. Notables include the University of Central Florida, College of Central Florida, Santa Fe College, and the public school systems of half a dozen counties, including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Hillsborough, which rank at No.4 , n ° 6 and N ° 8 largest school districts at national scale.
Overall, GrayRobinson posted stable revenue for the quarter, corresponding to their totals Q2 in the legislative and executive power. Their high-end estimate rose to nearly $ 3.7 million, up about 5% from the high estimate of around $ 3.5 million in the second quarter.
GrayRobinson has been a consistent presence in the Top 10 list for quarterly earnings, however, the last few quarters have seen them move up to the top 5. And the new numbers suggest their ascent may continue – the company was not. only about $ 250,000 to earn fourth place based on median earnings.
Florida lobbyists and lobbying firms were facing a November 14 deadline to file compensation reports for the period July 1 to September 30. Compensation reports for the fourth quarter are due to the state on February 14. If GrayRobinson hits the same level in the fourth quarter that he has in the first nine months of the year, he would approach $ 9 million in annual revenue.