Charles M. Ricciardelli


Charles Ricciardelli advises clients on government affairs compliance at the federal, state and local levels. He regularly advises clients on state and federal pay-to-play laws, particularly SEC Rule 206(4)-5. He also advises clients on municipal advisor issues.

Mr. Ricciardelli has significant contact with various ethics and elections commissions, including the Federal Election Commission (FEC). He has represented a number of clients in the FEC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and, in 2014, he represented Health Care Service Corporation in obtaining a favorable advisory opinion from the FEC concluding that its PAC is no longer affiliated with BluePAC. He also assists in the representation of clients facing enforcement actions.

Mr. Ricciardelli counsels individuals who are entering into or returning from holding government office on laws and regulations regarding conflicts of interest, financial disclosure and divestment, and “revolving door” restrictions.

Additionally, Mr. Ricciardelli frequently conducts training for legal, compliance and government affairs groups on the full spectrum of political law compliance issues.

Prior to joining the Political Law Group, Mr. Ricciardelli represented investment advisers in the formation and operation of private equity and hedge funds, as well as advising on certain other transactional matters.

Mr. Ricciardelli has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016.

Practice Areas

  • Political Law

1 Course by Charles M. Ricciardelli