OVER $18.1M SPENT TO LOBBY CITY IN Q2-2019

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2019

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $18.1 million in the second quarter of 2019, according to a summary on yesterday’s Ethics Commission agenda.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $18,159,975 to lobby the City during the second quarter. Of the 1,731 clients registered for the second 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 $3,568,157 and represented 19.6 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the second quarter of 2019 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $9,271,429, representing 51 percent of all client payments received in the second quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying ClientsTotal Payments in Q2
1Crossroads Associates LLC$937,214
2SOCAL San Pedro SPV1, LLC$598,162
3Sandstone Properties$400,841
4Atlas Capital Group, LLC (and Atlas Capital Group)$391,641
5Pacific Maritime Association$267,919
6CIM Group (and 5929 Sunset (Hollywood), LLC and CIM Group, LP)$221,627
7Clear Channel Outdoor, LLC (and Clear Channel Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., and Clear Channel)$204,059
8Hollywood International Regional Center$201,840
9Holland Partner Group (and Holland Partners)$179,633
10Westfield, LLC (and Westfield LLC and Westfield Promenade)$165,221
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying FirmsTotal Lobbying Payments Received in Q2
1DLA Piper LLP (US)$1,917,052
2Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$1,110,224
3Englander Knabe and Allen (including three6ixty)$1,084,504
4Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$1,040,022
5Psomas$990,357
6Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$784,073
7Michael Bai$700,250
8Latham & Watkins LLP$585,781
9Kindel Gagan$557,166
10M Strategic Communications$502,000

Of the 695 second-quarter lobbying entities, 29 reported fundraising activity totaling $289,919 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to lobbying entities, one major filer reported activity totaling $35,000 in the second 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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