Why Manatt wasn't on the latest NYC top lobbyists list

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Why Manatt wasn't on the latest NYC top lobbyists list

The team, which joined Cozen O'Connor, would have ranked seventh.
March 23, 2018

For the first time since 2012, the New York City Clerk’s annual lobbying report did not include Manatt, Phillips & Phelps on its list of top 10 lobbyists - but that’s only because Manatt’s New York City team joined Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies in November.

The total revenue of Cozen O’Connor’s New York City arm in 2017 was $3,338,779 – including Manatt’s New York City reported clients from January to October, Manatt clients that moved to CPS from November to December, CPS clients for the year as well as Cozen O’Connor’s law firm’s reported clients for the year.

Even without the law firm clients, which amounted to $536,737, revenue from the combined CPS and Manatt New York City practices totaled $2,802,042. Had it been included, that would have positioned CPS as the seventh-highest-earning lobbying firm on the list. If these trends continue, CPS may be on the city clerk’s top 10 list for 2018 in Manatt’s old place.

Katie Schwab, who joined CPS from the Manatt New York City team, said that CPS “provided our practice with a great platform to grow and expand” and that the firm is “looking forward to a tremendous year this year.”

Grace Segers
is City & State’s digital reporter. She writes daily content on New York City and New York state politics.