- Number of Clients: 45
- Total Amount Clients Paid Firm: $6,290,000
- Average Amount Each Client Paid Firm: $139,778
- Number of Fortune 100 Clients: 3
- Notable Clients: Sanofi-Aventis; Walmart; Fortune Brands
The former Louisiana Republican was known for his even demeanor and expertise on tax, trade, and health care matters during his stint on the House Ways and Means Committee, and he continues to delve into those subjects as a lobbyist for Capitol Counsel on behalf of Cardinal Health, Health Care Science Corp., and the American Health Care Association. His colleagues include Jim Gould, Shannon Finley, and Sara L. Franko. But McCrery—a close ally of House Speaker John Boehner—also has capitalized on his ties to the Gulf Coast energy industry by representing such clients as the Edison Electric Institute and American Petroleum Institute. His portfolio also includes such Fortune 100 giants as General Electric and Walmart. All of this activity helped him bring in nearly $6.3 million during the first three quarters of 2011. He was named in 2010 by the Washington Post as one of four “lobbyists to watch” with the Republican takeover of the House, and he also was recognized that year for playing a significant role in the inclusion of capital gains and dividends provisions that were signed into law as part of the tax cuts enacted under former president George W. Bush.