OVER $16.9 MILLION SPENT TO LOBBY CITY AGENCIES IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2017

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2017

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $16.9 million in the second 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 $16,935,200 to lobby the City during the second quarter. Of the 1,458 clients registered for the second quarter, the ten who made the largest aggregated payments for lobbying services are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paying Clients table.

Payments from these clients totaled $2,456,399 and represented 14.5 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

In addition to payments from clients, 13 of the 573 second quarter lobbying entities reported fundraising activity totaling $90,075 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

TOP 10 HIGHEST PAYING CLIENTSTOTAL PAYMENTS IN Q2
1Lowe Enterprises Inc.$427,630
2Crossroads Associates LLC$393,837
3Atlas Capital Group, LLC$317,770
4Lightstone DTLA LLC$292,535
5Watermark Westwood Village LLC$257,538
6Hollywood International Regional Center$207,456
7Westfield, LLC$167,424
8Jeff Franklin$138,334
9Athens Services$135,110
10Harridge Development Group, LLC$118,765
TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID LOBBYING FIRMSTOTAL LOBBYING PAYMENTS RECEIVED IN Q2
1Liner LLP$2,310,565
2Englander Knabe and Allen$1,116,225
3Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$949,652
4Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$865,643
5Ek, Sunkin, Klink & Bai$828,000
6Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP$731,672
7Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$692,449
8Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP$674,910
9M Advisors LLC$451,120
10Latham & Watkins LLP$429,153

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the second quarter of 2017 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $9,049,389, representing 53.4 percent of all client payments received in the second quarter of 2017. The full report on second-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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