OVER $17.1M SPENT TO LOBBY CITY IN 2018-Q3

For Immediate Release: December 18, 2018

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $17.1 million in the third quarter of 2018, according to a report on the Ethics Commission’s agenda for its meeting today.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $17,189,563 to lobby the City during the third quarter. Of the 1,791 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 $2,916,892 and represented 17 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the third quarter of 2018 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table (see below left). Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $8,955,868, representing 52.1 percent of all client payments received in the third quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying ClientsTotal Payments in Q3
1Atlas Capital Group, LLC$543,099
2Crossroads Associates LLC$518,571
3Johnson Development$325,618
4CIM Group (and 5929 Sunset (Hollywood), LLC and CIM Group, LP)$310,464
5Lightstone DTLA LLC (and Lightstone and LIghtstone Group)$250,449
6Crescent Heights$232,402
7MOB Hotels & Compagnie LLC$229,232
8La Terra Development LLC$204,120
91600 Hudson, LLC$165,000
10Champion Real Estate Company$137,937
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying FirmsTotal Lobbying Payments Received in Q3
1DLA Piper LLP (US)$2,007,090
2Ek, Sunkin, Klink & Bai$1,278,100
3Englander Knabe and Allen$1,041,803
4Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$1,036,560
5Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$893,293
6Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$676,855
7Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP$573,653
8Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP$518,156
9M Advisors LLC$496,500
10Kindel Gagan$433,858

Ten of the 649 third-quarter lobbying entities also reported fundraising activity totaling $44,600 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

No major filer activity was reported for the third quarter of 2018.

The full summary on third-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.

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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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