OVER $18 MILLION SPENT TO LOBBY CITY IN SECOND QUARTER

For Immediate Release: August 18, 2020

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $18 million in the second quarter of 2020, according to a summary presented to the Ethics Commission today.

Lobbying entities reported that their clients paid a total of $18,077,174 to lobby the City during the second quarter. Of the 1,981 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 the top 10 clients totaled $2,154,875 and represented 11.9 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms that reported receiving the most client payments in the second quarter of 2020 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, the top 10 firms received a total of $7,985,338, representing 44 percent of all client payments reported for the second quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying ClientsTotal Payments Made in Q1
1Harridge Development Group, LLC$290,317
2Holland Partner Group$257,591
3Champion Real Estate Company$237,867
4Westfield, LLC$234,289
59712 Oak Pass Road LLC$219,546
6Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.$219,049
7LLJ Adler Warner Ventures LLC$188,831
8Watermark Westwood Village LLC$180,118
9Hollywood International Regional Center$168,065
10Flexible PSH Solutions$159,202
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying FirmsTotal Payments Received in Q2
1Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$1,333,329
2DLA Piper LLP (US)$1,328,401
3Englander Knabe and Allen$1,049,825
4Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$900,950
5Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$834,155
6MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty$590,854
7M Strategic Communications$549,500
8Michael Bai and Associates$511,250
9Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP$490,185
10Kindel Gagan$396,889

Of the 747 second-quarter lobbying entities, 12 reported fundraising activity totaling $69,049 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to the lobbying entities, three major filers reported activity totaling $268,134 in the second quarter of 2020.

The full summary of lobbying and major filer activities reported for the second quarter is available on the Ethics Commission’s website. Information reported about lobbying entities and their clients can be searched through the Ethics Commission’s 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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