OVER $18.9 MILLION PAID FOR CITY LOBBYING IN SECOND QUARTER OF 2021

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2021

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $18.9 million in the second 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 $18,988,827 to lobby the City during the second quarter. Of the 1,829 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 $2,790,063 and represented 15 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the second quarter of 2021 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $8,700,153, representing 46 percent of all client payments received in the second quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying ClientsTotal Payments Made in Q2
1Champion Real Estate Company$398,600
26767 W Sunset Blvd LLC dba CMNTY Culture Campus$395,488
3Chick-Fil-A$347,444
4Harridge Development Group LLC$293,378
5Angels Landing Partners LLC (formerly Peebles Corporation The)$285,029
6Atlas Capital Group LLC$248,178
7Hollywood International Regional Center$229,870
8Walter N Marks Inc$214,704
9BARDAS Investment Group$191,790
10Lendlease Development Inc$185,582
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying FirmsTotal Payments Received in Q2
1DLA Piper LLP (US)$1,990,737
2Englander Knabe and Allen$1,239,662
3Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$1,214,469
4Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$919,710
5Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$708,354
6TChoi and Associates$705,089
7MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty$598,184
8Marathon Communications Inc$451,522
9M Strategic Communications$441,500
10Mayer Brown LLP$430,926

Of the 758 second-quarter lobbying entities, 30 also reported fundraising activity totaling $289,800 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to the lobbying entities, six major filers reported activity totaling $419,523.33 in the second quarter of 2021.

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 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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