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For Immediate Release: December 18, 2018

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $17.1 million in the third quarter of 2018, according to a report on the Ethics Commission’s agenda for its meeting today.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $17,189,563 to lobby the City during the third quarter. Of the 1,791 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 (see right).

Payments from these clients totaled $2,916,892 and represented 17 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the third quarter of 2018 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table (see below left). Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $8,955,868, representing 52.1 percent of all client payments received in the third quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying Clients Total Payments Made in Q3
1 Atlas Capital Group, LLC $543,099
2 Crossroads Associates LLC $518,571
3 Johnson Development $325,618
4 CIM Group (and 5929 Sunset (Hollywood), LLC and CIM Group, LP) $310,464
5 Lightstone DTLA LLC (and Lightstone and LIghtstone Group) $250,449
6 Crescent Heights $232,402
7 MOB Hotels & Compagnie LLC $229,232
8 La Terra Development LLC $204,120
9 1600 Hudson, LLC $165,000
10 Champion Real Estate Company $137,937
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms Total Payments Received in Q3
1 DLA Piper LLP (US) $2,007,090
2 Ek, Sunkin, Klink & Bai $1,278,100
3 Englander Knabe and Allen $1,041,803
4 Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP $1,036,560
5 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP $893,293
6 Craig Lawson & Co., LLC $676,855
7 Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP $573,653
8 Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP $518,156
9 M Advisors LLC $496,500
10 Kindel Gagan $433,858

Ten of the 649 third-quarter lobbying entities also reported fundraising activity totaling $44,600 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

No major filer activity was reported for the third quarter of 2018.

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 on the Ethics Commission’s website.

To download PDF, click here.

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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