The national political conventions this summer – at which the Republican and Democratic parties will nominate their candidates for president – provide excellent opportunities for businesses and organizations to show their support for the political parties. With many federal, state, and local officeholders in attendance, the conventions are also an opportune time to network with numerous government officials.
However, participation in the national political conventions can require compliance with both campaign finance and government ethics laws at the federal, state, and local levels. This course, taught by Caleb Burns, partner, and Rob Walker, of counsel, at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., explore those compliance requirements. Both Caleb and Rob have decades of combined experience helping organizations navigate the national political conventions and other activities that implicate campaign finance, lobbying, and government ethics laws.
I. Identify the different types of legal regulation that can apply in the national political convention context
II. Grasp how the legal prohibitions and allowances operate
III. Apply those legal prohibitions and allowances to specific facts and scenarios
Caleb focuses on advising participants in the political process on compliance with all aspects of political law, including campaign finance, government ethics, and lobbying. His clients include federal officeholders, political candidates and committees, non-profit and tax exempt 501(c) ideological organizations, trade associations, Fortune 50 corporations, other business organizations, and private individuals. He has particular experience with the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA), as well as analogous state and local laws regulating campaign finance, government ethics, and lobbying. Caleb frequently represents clients subject to these laws in matters before the Federal Election Commission (FEC), other federal and state administrative agencies, and in federal and state courts.
Rated among the nation’s leading lawyers by Chambers USA, he is recognized as “a real expert in the political law arena” and is commended for providing “instantaneous guidance on issues” “in this very complex area.” Caleb has appeared as a commentator on Fox News and is regularly cited and quoted on political law topics in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Washington Business Journal, Politico, and Roll Call.
Rob is a former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate and House ethics committees and a former federal prosecutor, with extensive trial, investigative, and advisory experience. He counsels a wide range of clients on congressional and other government ethics rules, lobbying rules and compliance, congressional investigations, and white collar defense matters. Rob regularly represents corporations, associations, and individuals – including congressional officials, other government officials, and candidates – in federal and state ethics advisory and investigative matters (including in connection with financial disclosure obligations), in internal investigations, and in prosecutions arising under campaign finance, fraud, public corruption, and other criminal laws.
I loved this and recommend it. Informative and highly entertaining!
KEPT IT INTERESTING WITH THE DIFFERENT sCENARIOS
Interesting. Knowledgeable presenters.
Useful material well presented.
Kind of a boutique topic.
Very good topic and a couple of entertaining speakers.
Excellent, well organized, and well presented.
These gentlemen were excellent! I recommend the course without reservation.
Entertaining and informative. Unfortunately I have no practical use for the subject but was curious and I really enjoyed the presentation. Recommended to all Lawline users for civic knowledge.
It was good.