OVER $16.2 MILLION SPENT TO LOBBY CITY AGENCIES IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2017

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2017

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $16.2 million in
the third quarter of 2017, according to a report on the Ethics Commission’s agenda yesterday.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $16,201,860 to lobby the City during the third quarter. Of the 1,624 clients registered for the third quarter, the ten who made the largest aggregated payments for lobbying services are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paying Clients table (see right).

Payments from these clients totaled$2,300,749 and represented 14.2 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

In addition to payments from clients, 14 of the 634 third quarter lobbying entities reported fundraising activity totaling $51,850 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

TOP 10 HIGHEST PAYING CLIENTSTOTAL PAYMENTS IN Q3
1Atlas Capital Group$663,161
2Lightstone DTLA LLC$246,324
3Watermark Westwood Village LLC$240,350
4La Terra Development LLC$216,937
5Jamison Properties LLP$201,535
6Harvard Westlake School$171,516
7Crossroads Associates LLC$167,558
8AvalonBay Communities, Inc$142,219
9Englander Knabe & Allen on behalf of LaTerra Properties$134,969
10Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc$116,180
TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID LOBBYING FIRMSTOTAL LOBBYING PAYMENTS RECEIVED IN Q3
1Liner LLP$1,782,135
2Englander Knabe and Allen$1,228,597
3Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$903,083
4Ek, Sunkin, Klink & Bai$836,180
5Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$823,626
6Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$780,709
7Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP$616,157
8Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP$506,353
9Kindel Gagan$492,036
10Mayer Brown LLP$392,857

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the third quarter of 2017 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table (see left). Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $8,361,733, representing 51.6 percent of all client payments received in the third quarter of 2017. The full report on third-quarter lobbying activities, the disclosure reports filed by lobbying entities, and searchable information about lobbying entities and their clients are available on the Ethics Commission’s web site.

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The Ethics Commission was created by Los Angeles voters in 1990 to impartially administer and enforce the City’s governmental ethics, campaign financing, and lobbying laws.

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