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    News that Patton Boggs continues to outpace the rest of K Street lobbying firms in 2009 was featured by The Hill Newspaper on October 20, 2009.

    The firm's more than 100 lobbyists posted fee income of $29.2 million for the first nine months of the year, which is about $6 million more than its closest competitor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, which posted lobbying fee income of $23.6 million, according to National Journal’s tally.

    Patton Boggs reported earning $10.8 million in the 3rd quarter alone, a 17 percent surge from the same time period last year.

    “We saw some pretty big pieces of legislation moving through Congress on health care, financial services, cap-and-trade,” said James Christian, a partner at Patton Boggs, in an interview with The Hill. “There is a lot of activity going on.”

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