OVER $17.3 MILLION PAID FOR CITY LOBBYING IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2021

For Immediate Release: April 20, 2022

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $17.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to a summary on today’s Ethics Commission agenda.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $17,300,857 to lobby the City during the fourth quarter. Of the 2,198 clients registered for the fourth 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 $2,123,328 and represented 12 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the fourth quarter of 2021 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $7,223,922, representing 42 percent of all client payments received in the fourth quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying ClientsTotal Payments Made in Q4
1Angels Landing Partners, LLC (formerly The Peebles Corporation)$279,754
2CIM Group$272,674
3Outfront Decaux Street Furniture LLC$233,598
4Holland Partner Group$215,964
5Englander Knabe and Allen*$211,202
6Harridge Development Group LLC$210,730
7Hollywood International Regional Center$204,668
8Berggruen Institute$167,625
9Champion Real Estate Company$163,975
10National Real Estate Development LLC$163,138

*This client made payments to lobbying firms on behalf of other clients, and those payments were aggregated to calculate the payment amounts.

Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying FirmsTotal Payments Received in Q4
1Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$1,166,932
2Englander Knabe and Allen$1,025,878
3DLA Piper LLP (US)$932,333
4Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$804,346
5Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$692,696
6MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty$675,316
7M Strategic Communications$577,000
8Gonzalez Law Group$530,845
9Mayer Brown LLP$410,727
10Kindel Gagan$407,849

Of the 770 fourth-quarter lobbying entities, 25 also reported fundraising activity totaling $384,151 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to the lobbying entities, three major filers reported activity totaling $370,913 in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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

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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