McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Reports Revenue Growth in Government Affairs Practice

Firm Ranked Tenth on Legal Times’ Annual “Influence 50” List

Atlanta (April 7, 2010)The Legal Times annual “Influence 50” survey, which ranks lobby shops and law firms based on revenue from lobbying, named McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) tenth on its law firm list and fifteenth on its overall list based on 2009 revenues. To qualify for the list, nominees must declare more than $2 million in Lobbying Disclosure Act filings during 2008 and $7 million or more in overall lobbying fees. In 2009, MLA's lobbying and government affairs efforts generated $22.8 million in gross revenues — a 6.5 percent increase from 2008 ($21.4 million).

“Our experienced team coupled with our national platform has allowed for our continued growth," said Eric Tanenblatt, head of MLA's Government Affairs practice." We are proud to be recognized for our efforts in building partnerships between government and industry."

MLA’s Government Affairs team operates at the highest level of federal, state and municipal government agencies across the country. The firm’s advisors and attorneys offer strategic counseling, work to expand government markets and shape public policy.

Recently, the government of Bermuda hired MLA to advise and make recommendations on potential changes in the nation’s governmental structure.  Last year, McKenna represented the Canadian government when General Motors filed for bankruptcy protection.  Government Affairs advisors and attorneys, such as former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Gordon Giffin, former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean, former Mayor of Indianapolis Steve Goldsmith, former U.S. Senator and Governor of Georgia Zell Miller, former chief of staff to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and longtime advisor to the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell Eric Tanenblatt, former senior Clinton White House official Keith Mason, former U.S. Congressman Buddy Darden, former City of Atlanta officials Steve Labovitz, Sharon Gay and Hakim Hilliard, political law lawyers Randy Evans and Stefan Passantino, and Georgia state government affairs leader Bo Moore continue to counsel clients on public policy issues.