A Complex Influence World: NLJ’s Annual Report on the Lobbying Industry


Stephen Ryan described McDermott’s Government Strategies Group, which he heads, as “a tail on the firm and not the dog. We’re a very happy tail, and we wag it a lot.” A ranking of the top lobbying firms, including law firm public policy groups, put McDermott at number 18 out of the top 50 in terms of revenue.