- Number of Clients: 40
- Total Amount Clients Paid Firm: $9,250,000
- Average Amount Each Client Paid Firm: $231,250
- Number of Fortune 100 Clients: 11
- Notable Clients: MPAA; Honeywell; Siemens
A former staff director for the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, McMillen has become a successful lobbyist on federal tax and pension issues for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, which was ranked among the top 20 corporate law firms in 2010 by Corporate Board Member. In the first three quarters of 2011, McMillen worked for 40 clients who paid a total of $9.25 million; half of those clients paid more than $200,000 each during that period. The top-paying among those clients was Dow Chemical (rated No. 45 of Fortune 100 companies this year), which paid more than $1 million for McMillen and his colleagues to monitor EPA policies—particularly exposure rules and the human health reassessment of a chemical known as TCDD—and to monitor reform of the Integrated Risk Information System, EPA’s database of profiles of individual chemicals. His next-highest paying client was Gila River Indian Community, which paid $870,000 to monitor congressional appropriations for an irrigation project and health-care facilities. McMillen also lobbied on behalf of General Electric (rated No. 6 on the Fortune 100 list) on international and corporate tax issues. Other top clients include a series of other Fortune 100 companies, including Honeywell—which has sought to pull some weight on legislation to extend the federal research tax credit—as well as several oil and energy companies. While working on the Hill, McMillen helped draft the 2003 energy tax law, and he has worked for the American Wind Energy Association.