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For Immediate Release: April 16, 2019

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 2018, according to a summary on today’s Ethics Commission agenda.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $17,330,935 to lobby the City during the fourth quarter. Of the 2,041 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 $2,474,373 and represented 14.3 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the fourth quarter of 2018 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $9,167,115, representing 52.9 percent of all client payments received in the fourth quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying Clients Total Payments Made in Q4
1 Watermark Westwood Village LLC $342,271
2 Atlas Capital Group, LLC $336,478
3 CIM Group (and CIM Management, Inc.; 5929 Sunset (Hollywood), LLC and CIM Group, LP; and CIM Management, Inc.) $328,209
4 Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (and Hudson Pacific) $245,683
5 La Terra Development LLC $236,319
6 Crescent Heights $218,565
7 Champion Real Estate Company $207,994
8 Clear Channel (and Clear Channel Outdoor and iHeartMedia, Inc., Clear Channel Outdoor, and Affiliated Entities) $198,481
9 TF Broadway Partnership (and TF Broadway LP) $184,596
10 Englander Knabe & Allen on behalf of La Terra Properties $175,777
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms Total Payments Received in Q4
1 DLA Piper LLP (US) $ 2,049,520
2 Englander Knabe and Allen (including three6ixty) $ 1,206,661
3 Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP $ 1,129,896
4 Ek, Sunkin, Klink & Bai $ 937,699
5 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP $ 738,791
6 Craig Lawson & Co., LLC $ 723,012
7 Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP $ 712,908
8 Latham & Watkins LLP $ 597,052
9 Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP $ 553,967
10 Kindel Gagan $ 517,609

Twenty-three of the 666 fourth-quarter lobbying entities also reported fundraising activity totaling $208,050 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

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

The full summary on 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 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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