Election & Political Law

political law

Perspectives on Political Law

On behalf of one of many world’s largest banks, obtained a dismissal of an FEC investigation concerning alleged marketing campaign finance violations. We routinely advise corporations and commerce associations in reference to corporate political disclosure insurance policies and practices. Conducted an investigation of previous marketing campaign finance actions to identify potential compliance considerations. To that end, we frequently assist our company purchasers develop and implement pay-to-play compliance policies and procedures.

Federal Campaign Contribution Limits for Individuals in 2011 and 2012

We have carried out comprehensive compliance methods masking the regulation of government affairs for many of our shoppers. These systems involve monitoring marketing campaign contributions, presents and gratuities, and lobby activities on the federal, state and local levels. Our attorneys regularly advise our corporate shoppers on the extent to which a company should disclose its political contributions, lobbying and associated activities to its shareholders and the general public typically. Certain shareholder groups have pressed for higher transparency of company political spending by submitting proxy proposals to certain selected firms that might require such disclosure.

With specific expertise in Arizona’s law governing initiative, referendum, and recall, we not only actively draft pollmeasure language and put together petitions on behalf of shoppers, but additionally defend and prosecute challenges to initiatives, referenda, and recollects in court docket and on enchantment. Crowell & Moring’s attorneys integrate government ethics into the material of consumer representation. They perceive that in right now’s authorized, investor-driven, and media-pushed surroundings, it’s important not solely to say you do the proper thing, however to truly do it and be seen as doing it. Our Government Ethics, Political Law and Lobbying Compliance team can present knowledgeable advice and illustration born of real experience.

We’re widely known as leaders, training on behalf of home and overseas firms, organizations, public workplace holders, political parties, candidates and individuals. Influencing change in authorities is a really complicated business. Whether you are an elected official, or you are attempting to work with elected officers and government agencies, you need specialized legal counsel that understands the regulatory panorama. Chalmers & Adams LLC provides readability in the face of complexity, and can help you chart a definitive course through state and federal regulations overlaying contributions, expenditures, ethics, and disclosures. We additionally help firms, trade associations, membership organizations, nonprofit organizations and people as they navigate this advanced authorized panorama towards a submit-Citizens United backdrop.

We frequently characterize clients earlier than the Federal Election Commission on points related to rulemaking, advisory opinions and enforcement processes, and we search the most constructive potential approaches to address our shoppers’ challenges and issues. Political legal guidelines are utilized primarily to government officials, candidates, advocacy teams, lobbyists, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and trade unions.