MWC’s Austin Office Named Top 5 Lobbying Outfit in TX

January 27, 2017

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McGuireWoods Consulting’s Texas Government Relations team was recently recognized by Capitol Inside as one of the top law firm lobbying practices in Austin in its “2016 Texas Lobby Power Rankings.”  The Austin team was ranked fourth overall amongst the Top 20 lobbying firms.

Individually, the team had four lobbyists – Luis Saenz (17th), Mark Miner (25th), Jennifer Rodriguez (76th) and Kwame Walker (86th) – crack the Top 100 in the “Hired Guns” category and Cait Meisenheimer ranked 9th out of the Top 20 lobbyists amongst the “Rising Stars.”

“We are honored by the recognition from Capitol Inside, which is a direct result of the whole team working together to serve our clients,” said Holly Deshields, senior vice president and co-managing director of the Austin office. “Over the course of just a few years, we have been able to solidify McGuireWoods Consulting’s standing as a premier public affairs provider that was able to beat out significantly larger firms as well as those that have been around Texas much longer than our firm.” 

Capitol Inside is the “go-to source” of political news in Texas for people who want the real story and what it means. Started in 2003 by Mike Hailey, a former journalist and press secretary to Lt. Governor Bill Bullock, it is a non-partisan website that features a blend of hard news reports and analysis, special features, and breaking news bulletins. Its subscriber base includes members of Congress, the Texas State Legislature, statewide elected leaders, lobbyists, state and local agency officials, consultants, state and national party leaders, journalists, professional associations, law firms, corporate offices, activists, and others.