As several boutique shops tally up their final revenue numbers for the year, The Hill names Thorn Run Partners (TRP) as the fastest growing of 10 boutique firms that provided annual growth reports. Citing Republican control of the Senate among the factors that have “provided a ripe environment for growth,” the article highlights TRP’s addition of Harriet Melvin, a longtime lobbyist with Republican ties, as the firm’s tenth partner. As 2015 begins, TRP is looking to continue on as what The Hill calls "a growing bipartisan shop."
K Street's small shops are winning big
Rather than slowing firms down, the 2014 election season provided a ripe environment for growth, with large Republican gains in the House and Senate spurring new hires.
Thorn Run Partners, a growing bipartisan shop, saw its lobbying revenue increase about 36 percent compared to 2013, the largest increase out of the 10 boutique firms that provided revenue figures to The Hill. It recently hired its 10th partner, Harriet Melvin, a longtime lobbyist with Republican ties.
The firm, which has offices in Washington, Portland, Denver and Los Angeles, took in $5.24 million from federal lobbying clients in 2014.