OVER $13.5M SPENT TO LOBBY CITY IN 2019-Q1

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2019

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $13.5 million in the first quarter of 2019, according to a summary on today’s Ethics Commission agenda.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $13,512,472 to lobby the City during the first quarter. Of the 1,437 clients registered for the first quarter, the ten who made the largest aggregated payments for lobbying services are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paying Clients table to the right.

Payments from these clients totaled $1,532,075 and represented 11.3 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the first quarter of 2019 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $6,545,113, representing 48.4 percent of all client payments received in the first quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying ClientsTotal Payments in Q1
1Clear Channel (and Clear Channel Outdoor and iHeartMedia, Inc., Clear Channel Outdoor, and Affiliated Entities)$204,948
2Crossroads Associates LLC$185,022
3Jamison Properties, LP$162,332
4Holland Partner Group (and Holland Partners)$163,050
5La Terra Development LLC$159,135
6Champion Real Estate Company$149,080
7CIM Group (and 5929 Sunset (Hollywood), LLC and CIM Group, LP)$145,857
8900 Hilgard, LLC (and 900 Hillgard LLC, Eraj Basseri, Theodore Khalili)$130,181
9Mitsui Fudosan America$123,761
10AEG$108,709
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying FirmsTotal Lobbying Payments Received in Q1
1Englander Knabe and Allen (including three6ixty)$1,686,828
2DLA Piper LLP (US)$ 902,247
3Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$ 784,280
4Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$ 705,642
5Kindel Gagan$ 460,597
6Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP$ 421,352
7Ek, Sunkin, Klink & Bai$ 415,000
8Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$ 410,643
9Afriat Consulting Group, Inc.$ 401,709
10Marathon Communications Inc$ 356,815

Seventeen of the 622 first-quarter lobbying entities also reported fundraising activity totaling $155,449 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to lobbying entities, two major filers reported activity totaling $43,647 in the first quarter of 2019.

The full summary on first-quarter lobbying and major filer activities is available on the Ethics Commission’s website. Disclosed information about lobbying entities and their clients can be searched through the Public Data Portal on the Ethics Commission’s website.

To download PDF, click here.

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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