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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 Clients Total Payments Made in Q3
1 Champion Real Estate Company $601,445
2 SOCAL San Pedro SPV1, LLC $461,656
3 Harridge Development Group, LLC $460,857
4 Hollywood International Regional Center $350,547
5 The Peebles Corporation $283,316
6 1045 Olive, LLC $265,413
7 9712 Oak Pass Road $260,925
8 Watermark Westwood Village LLC $198,465
9 MCAF Vine LLC $192,852
10 Automobile Club of Southern California $178,087
Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms Total Payments Received in Q3
1 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP $2,094,560
2 DLA Piper LLP (US) $1,928,451
3 Englander Knabe and Allen $1,109,524
4 Psomas $987,278
5 Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP $966,300
6 Craig Lawson & Co., LLC $780,355
7 Michael Bai and Associates $578,250
8 MAX DEVELOPMENT LLC dba three6ixty $547,020
9 Mayer Brown LLP $514,589
10 M 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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