POLITICAL LAW REPRESENTATION REQUIRES EXPERIENCE AND NUANCE
Our political law practitioners guide candidates, lobbyists, and other clients through the complex state and federal regulation of political and lobbying activity.
Our political law practitioners guide candidates, lobbyists, trade and membership associations, corporations, tax-exempt organizations, and other groups and individuals through the complex state and federal regulation of political and lobbying activity.
The firm handles the full array of political law matters, including federal and state campaign finance laws, disclosure requirements under the Lobbying Disclosure Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act, federal and state government ethics and conflict of interest rules, and the many local, state, and federal pay-to-play laws applicable to government contractors and their employees.
Our attorneys have broad, practical experience in the area. They include the former head of Enforcement and Acting General Counsel for the Federal Election Commission and Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s elite Public Integrity Section, which has nationwide jurisdiction over federal election- and campaign-finance related criminal investigations.
We have represented senate and presidential candidates, state governors, trade associations, SuperPACs and other political action committees, Fortune 50 corporations, and numerous individuals and entities caught up in enforcement actions before the FEC, DOJ, and various U.S. Attorney’s Offices. Among other engagements, our lawyers have advised and successfully defended clients in connection with the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian influence during the 2016 presidential election, the recent conviction of Maria Butina as an unregistered Russian foreign agent, and the trial and conviction of Paul Manafort on money laundering and tax evasion charges related to his political consulting work in the Ukraine.
Our counsel are widely recognized as authoritative in the field and have provided insight on political-law related investigations of national significance in leading media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Associated Press, and Los Angeles Times, among others.