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For Immediate Release: April 20, 2022

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $17.3 million in the fourth 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 $17,300,857 to lobby the City during the fourth quarter. Of the 2,198 clients registered for the fourth 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 $2,123,328 and represented 12 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the fourth quarter of 2021 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $7,223,922, representing 42 percent of all client payments received in the fourth quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying Clients Total Payments Made in Q4
1 Angels Landing Partners, LLC (formerly The Peebles Corporation) $279,754
2 CIM Group $272,674
3 Outfront Decaux Street Furniture LLC $233,598
4 Holland Partner Group $215,964
5 Englander Knabe and Allen* $211,202
6 Harridge Development Group LLC $210,730
7 Hollywood International Regional Center $204,668
8 Berggruen Institute $167,625
9 Champion Real Estate Company $163,975
10 National Real Estate Development LLC $163,138

*This client made payments to lobbying firms on behalf of other clients, and those payments were aggregated to calculate the payment amounts.

Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms Total Payments Received in Q4
1 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP $1,166,932
2 Englander Knabe and Allen $1,025,878
3 DLA Piper LLP (US) $932,333
4 Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP $804,346
5 Craig Lawson & Co., LLC $692,696
6 MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty $675,316
7 M Strategic Communications $577,000
8 Gonzalez Law Group $530,845
9 Mayer Brown LLP $410,727
10 Kindel Gagan $407,849

Of the 770 fourth-quarter lobbying entities, 25 also reported fundraising activity totaling $384,151 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to the lobbying entities, three major filers reported activity totaling $370,913 in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The full summary of fourth-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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