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 Clients||Total Payments Made in Q2|
|1||Champion Real Estate Company||$398,600|
|2||6767 W Sunset Blvd LLC dba CMNTY Culture Campus||$395,488|
|4||Harridge Development Group LLC||$293,378|
|5||Angels Landing Partners LLC (formerly Peebles Corporation The)||$285,029|
|6||Atlas Capital Group LLC||$248,178|
|7||Hollywood International Regional Center||$229,870|
|8||Walter N Marks Inc||$214,704|
|9||BARDAS Investment Group||$191,790|
|10||Lendlease Development Inc||$185,582|
|Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms||Total Payments Received in Q2|
|1||DLA Piper LLP (US)||$1,990,737|
|2||Englander Knabe and Allen||$1,239,662|
|3||Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP||$1,214,469|
|4||Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP||$919,710|
|5||Craig Lawson & Co., LLC||$708,354|
|6||TChoi and Associates||$705,089|
|7||MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty||$598,184|
|8||Marathon Communications Inc||$451,522|
|9||M Strategic Communications||$441,500|
|10||Mayer 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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