OVER $19 MILLION SPENT TO LOBBY CITY IN FIRST QUARTER

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2020

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $19 million in the first quarter of 2020, according to a summary presented to the Ethics Commission today.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $19,079,134 to lobby the City during the first quarter. Of the 1,766 clients registered for the first 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 $2,526,753 and represented 13.2 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the first quarter of 2020 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $8,598,085, representing 45 percent of all client payments received in the first quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying ClientsTotal Payments Made in Q1
1CRE-HAR Crossroads SPV, LLC$497,353
2Atlas Capital Group, LLC (and Atlas Capital Group and ATLAS/COLLEGE STATION)$469,193
3Champion Real Estate Company$292,448
4Tribune Media Company (and Tribune Real Estate Holdings, LLC)$243,669
5Hollywood International Regional Center$228,615
6Harridge Development Group, LLC$224,937
7SOCAL San Pedro SPV1, LLC$173,357
8Sandstone Properties (and Sandstone Properties, Inc.)$134,032
9Watermark Westwood Village LLC$132,743
10Jamison Properties LP (and Jamison Properties, LP and Jamison Services, Inc.)$130,406
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying FirmsTotal Payments Received in Q1
1DLA Piper LLP (US)$2,407,209
2Englander Knabe and Allen$1,099,451
3Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$833,123
4Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$825,800
5Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$688,627
6Michael Bai and Associates$635,750
7Psomas$625,570
8M Strategic Communications$533,666
9MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty$488,440
10Kindel Gagan$460,449

Of the 722 first-quarter lobbying entities, 16 reported fundraising activity totaling $105,400 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to the lobbying entities, one major filer, Ad Zero, reported activity totaling $24,250 in the first quarter of 2020.

The full summary on first-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.

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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