OVER $20.2 MILLION SPENT TO LOBBY CITY IN Q3-2020

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2020

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $20.2 million in the third quarter of 2020, according to a summary on today’s Ethics Commission agenda.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $20,204,398 to lobby the City during the third quarter. Of the 2,066 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 $3,253,563 and represented 16.1 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the third quarter of 2020 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $9,955,327, representing 49.3 percent of all client payments received in the third quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying ClientsTotal Payments Made in Q3
1Champion Real Estate Company$601,445
2SOCAL San Pedro SPV1, LLC$461,656
3Harridge Development Group, LLC$460,857
4Hollywood International Regional Center$350,547
5The Peebles Corporation$283,316
61045 Olive, LLC$265,413
79712 Oak Pass Road$260,925
8Watermark Westwood Village LLC$198,465
9MCAF Vine LLC$192,852
10Automobile Club of Southern California$178,087
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying FirmsTotal Payments Received in Q3
1Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP$2,094,560
2DLA Piper LLP (US)$1,928,451
3Englander Knabe and Allen$1,109,524
4Psomas$987,278
5Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP$966,300
6Craig Lawson & Co., LLC$780,355
7Michael Bai and Associates$578,250
8MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty$547,020
9Mayer Brown LLP$514,589
10M Strategic Communications$449,000

Of the 765 third-quarter lobbying entities, 20 also reported fundraising activity totaling $101,800 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

No major filer activity was reported for the third quarter of 2020.

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 searched through 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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