OVER $18.7 MILLION PAID FOR CITY LOBBYING IN THIRD QUARTER OF 2021

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2021

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $18.7 million in the third 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 $18,750,817 to lobby the City during the third quarter. Of the 2,051 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 $2,765,581 and represented 15 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the third quarter of 2021 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $8,772,640, representing 47 percent of all client payments received in the third quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying ClientsTotal Payments Made in Q3
19712 Oak Pass Road, LLC$602,194
2Champion Real Estate Company$359,052
3Angels Landing Partners, LLC; Angels Landing Partners, LLC (formerly The Peebles Corporation)$311,083
4Harridge Development Group, LLC$285,895
5Sportsmen's Lodge Owner, LLC$235,676
6Gopuff$230,685
7Atlas Capital Group, LLC$205,559
86000 SV Holdings LLC$183,386
9AvalonBay Communities, Inc$179,117
10Auto-mobile Club of Southern California$172,935
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying FirmsTotal Payments Received in Q3
1Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$2,055,534
2DLA Piper LLP (US)$1,424,624
3Englander Knabe and Allen$1,029,658
4Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$827,458
5Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$768,068
6MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty$643,074
7Kindel Gagan$588,415
8M Strategic Communications$528,500
9Tchoi and Associates$461,067
10Mayer Brown LLP$446,241

Of the 788 third-quarter lobbying entities, 13 also reported fundraising activity totaling $142,219 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to the lobbying entities, three major filers reported activity totaling $99,637 in the third quarter of 2021.

The full summary on third-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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