OVER $17.3M SPENT TO LOBBY CITY IN 2018-Q4

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