Locke Lord LLP issued the following announcement on Jan. 29.
Locke Lord has once again held its position as the No. 1 Texas law firm lobby practice as ranked by Capitol Inside in its biennial Texas Lobby Power Rankings. The Firm has remained in the top position since 2004. Robert Miller, Chair of the Firm’s Texas Public Law Section and Co-Chair of its Public Law and Policy Practice Group, has been ranked as a top lobbyist in the state at the No. 1 position, and three other Locke Lord Public Law lawyers and professionals are included in the Power Rankings.
Capitol Inside, a closely followed Texas political and governmental affairs website based in Austin, said Miller has an “exponential edge over the competition” and credited his “veteran” experience, talent and tight relationships with key figures in the Texas Capitol scene as the determining factors to his standing in the top spot in the Texas Lobby Power Rankings.
“The dynamic and talented Locke Lord team allows us to achieve collectively what others cannot individually,” said Miller. “Our team’s commitment to our clients and to one another are what has consistently placed us at the top of these rankings. We look forward to bringing the same level of dedication and success to this year’s session.”
Also cited in this year’s Texas Lobby Power Rankings are:
-Public Policy Advisor Nef Partida is No. 49 on the Hired Guns list, moving up from the position of No. 55 on the previous list. Partida has served on the strategy team as a communications consultant to a number of Republican and Democratic campaigns.
-Public Policy Advisor Crystal Brown is No. 55 on the Hired Guns list, moving up from her status as No. 6 on the Rising Stars list in 2017. Brown joined the Firm in 2016 after serving as Chief of Staff for Democratic State Rep. Carol Alvarado of Houston.
-Associate Sarah Lacy is No. 12 on Capitol Inside’s Rising Stars list. Prior to joining the Firm’s Austin office, Lacy worked in government relations in Washington, D.C., with Public Strategies, Inc. and General Motors as well as in the Texas Legislature for State Sen. Rodney Ellis in 2015.