Caleb P. Burns

Partner at
Wiley Rein LLP

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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.

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