Capital City Consulting continues to be one of the top lobbying firms in the state, bringing in more than $1 million in the second quarter of 2016.
The Tallahassee firm reported a median compensation of more than $1.2 million for its work lobbying the Florida Legislature between April 1 and June 30. Those second quarter earnings further solidify Capital City Consulting’s standing as one of the top five earners in the state.
Firms must file compensation reports each quarter. The reports covering the second quarter of 2016 are due Aug. 14. The reports typically include compensation ranges.
The firm’s client roster included insurance companies Aetna, which paid between $40,000 and $49,999 for legislative services, and CIGNA, which paid the firm between $20,000 and $29,999 for legislative services.
Both insurance companies part of high-profile mergers — Aetna has pitched a $38.5 billion merger with Humana, while Anthem has proposed a $52.5 billion merger with Cigna. Both mergers are being reviewed to determine whether they violate antitrust laws.
The firm also listed AT&T, which paid between $10,000 and $19,999 for legislative services; The Everglades Foundation, which paid between $20,000 and $29,999 for legislative services; and Florida Healthy Kids Corp., which paid between $1 and $9,999 for legislative services, as clients.
The Capital City Consulting team includes Jennifer Gaviria, Ken Granger, Nick Iarossi, Ashley Kalifeh, Ron LaFace, Scott Ross, Christopher M. Schoonover and Gerald Wester.
The second quarter compensation ranges are similar to what at the firm reported in the first quarter of the year. Capitol City Consulting reported a median compensation of $1.495 million in the first quarter of 2016, according to LobbyTools.