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For Immediate Release: October 23, 2019

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $18.1 million in the second quarter of 2019, according to a summary on yesterday’s Ethics Commission agenda.

Reports filed by lobbying entities disclosed that clients paid a total of $18,159,975 to lobby the City during the second quarter. Of the 1,731 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 these clients totaled $3,568,157 and represented 19.6 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the second quarter of 2019 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $9,271,429, representing 51 percent of all client payments received in the second quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying Clients Total Payments Made in Q2
1 Crossroads Associates LLC $937,214
2 SOCAL San Pedro SPV1, LLC $598,162
3 Sandstone Properties $400,841
4 Atlas Capital Group, LLC (and Atlas Capital Group) $391,641
5 Pacific Maritime Association $267,919
6 CIM Group (and 5929 Sunset (Hollywood), LLC and CIM Group, LP) $221,627
7 Clear Channel Outdoor, LLC (and Clear Channel Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., and Clear Channel) $204,059
8 Hollywood International Regional Center $201,840
9 Holland Partner Group (and Holland Partners) $179,633
10 Westfield, LLC (and Westfield LLC and Westfield Promenade) $165,221
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms Total Payments Received in Q2
1 DLA Piper LLP (US) $1,917,052
2 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP $1,110,224
3 Englander Knabe and Allen (including three6ixty) $1,084,504
4 Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP $1,040,022
5 Psomas $990,357
6 Craig Lawson & Co., LLC $784,073
7 Michael Bai $700,250
8 Latham & Watkins LLP $585,781
9 Kindel Gagan $557,166
10 M Strategic Communications $502,000

Of the 695 second-quarter lobbying entities, 29 reported fundraising activity totaling $289,919 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to lobbying entities, one major filer reported activity totaling $35,000 in the second quarter of 2019.

The full summary on second-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.

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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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