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For Immediate Release: December 15, 2021

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Entities registered to lobby City agencies reported receiving payments totaling over $18.7 million in the third 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 $18,750,817 to lobby the City during the third quarter. Of the 2,051 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 $2,765,581 and represented 15 percent of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter.

The ten lobbying firms receiving the most client payments in the third quarter of 2021 are listed in the Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms table below. Together, these lobbying firms received a total of $8,772,640, representing 47 percent of all client payments received in the third quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paying Clients Total Payments Made in Q3
1 9712 Oak Pass Road, LLC $602,194
2 Champion Real Estate Company $359,052
3 Angels Landing Partners, LLC; Angels Landing Partners, LLC (formerly The Peebles Corporation) $311,083
4 Harridge Development Group, LLC $285,895
5 Sportsmen's Lodge Owner, LLC $235,676
6 Gopuff $230,685
7 Atlas Capital Group, LLC $205,559
8 6000 SV Holdings LLC $183,386
9 AvalonBay Communities, Inc $179,117
10 Auto-mobile Club of Southern California $172,935
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms Total Payments Received in Q3
1 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP $2,055,534
2 DLA Piper LLP (US) $1,424,624
3 Englander Knabe and Allen $1,029,658
4 Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP $827,458
5 Craig Lawson & Co., LLC $768,068
6 MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty $643,074
7 Kindel Gagan $588,415
8 M Strategic Communications $528,500
9 Tchoi and Associates $461,067
10 Mayer Brown LLP $446,241

Of the 788 third-quarter lobbying entities, 13 also reported fundraising activity totaling $142,219 for City campaigns, officeholders, and committees.

In addition to the lobbying entities, three major filers reported activity totaling $99,637 in the third quarter of 2021.

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 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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