Pillsbury’s Political Regulation group possesses deep knowledge and distinctive expertise in navigating clients through the laws regulating marketing campaign finance, lobbying, presents and ethical points. Our purchasers profit from a rarely matched mixture of deep information of political legislation and authorities ethics regulations harnessed with authorities and congressional investigations, litigation (together with white collar criminal protection and securities enforcement), company, tax, authorities contracts and funding funds practices to handle a comprehensive range of related points that may arise in this context.
As particular counsel to the U.S. Home of Representatives, assisted in drafting or amending nearly all major federal election laws of the final technology, together with the Federal Contested Election Act, the Help America Vote Act, the Voting Rights Act, the Uniformed and Overseas Residents Absentee Voting Act, the Federal Election Marketing campaign Act, and the Nationwide Voter Registration Act.
State and native authorities contractors must also be mindful of pay-to-play laws, which bar contractors, in addition to their officers, directors, and key workers, from ensuring political contributions, and impose reporting necessities.
Our attorneys have represented public officials, candidates for workplace, state and national political parties, companies and trade associations, impartial expenditure and situation advocacy teams, other non-revenue entities, main contributors, media manufacturing companies, pollsters, junk mail and phone distributors, and different organizations.
The SEC’s rule effectively prohibits funding adviser executives and different lined associates” of an investment adviser from making political contributions in excess of de minimis amounts ($350 per election if the contributor is eligible to vote for the candidate; $one hundred fifty if not) to officers of a authorities entity with which the investment adviser does or may seek to do enterprise.