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For Immediate Release: December 10, 2019

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $17.9 million in the third quarter of 2019, according to a summary on today’s Ethics Commission agenda.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $17,913,968 to lobby the City during the third quarter. Of the 2,016 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 to the right.

Payments from these clients totaled $2,486,551 and represented 13.9 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the third quarter of 2019 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $8,775,399, representing 49 percent of all client payments received in the third quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying Clients Total Payments Made in Q3
1 The Peebles Corporation $339,885
2 LaTerra Development, LLC $305,116
3 Clear Channel Outdoor, LLC (and Clear Channel Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., and Clear Channel) $292,058
4 Holland Partner Group (and Holland Partners) $280,971
5 Crossroads Associates LLC $259,516
6 Champion Real Estate Company $234,500
7 AEG $218,898
8 Englander Knabe & Allen on behalf of LaTerra Properties $207,978
9 LAFC Sports, LLC $182,505
10 SOCAL San Pedro SPV1, LLC $165,124
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms Total Payments Received in Q3
1 Englander Knabe and Allen (including three6ixty) $2,044,356
2 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP $1,433,066
3 DLA Piper LLP (US) $1,026,342
4 Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP $965,337
5 Craig Lawson & Co., LLC $790,283
6 Michael Bai $608,280
7 Latham & Watkins LLP $572,726
8 Mercury Public Affairs $510,503
9 TChoi and Associates $457,744
10 Kindel Gagan $416,762

Of the 720 third-quarter lobbying entities, 16 reported fundraising activity totaling $160,900 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to lobbying entities, four major filers reported activity totaling $172,503 in the third quarter of 2019.

The full summary on second-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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