Strategies for Political Law Compliance: Political Contributions, Lobbying and Gifts

Date:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sponsor(s):

Speaker(s):

Larry Norton, Womble Carlyle Sandrige & Rice, PLLC; Jim Kahl former general counsel and deputy general counsel Federal Election Comm; Margaret Cassidy, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Location:

Offices of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
1200 Nineteenth St, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Fee:

member free nonmember $20

Time:

noon-2 pm

CLE Credits:

1.5 hrs

Topics:

On Thursday, September 15, Washington Metropolitan Association of Corporate Counsel is offering a luncheon seminar looking at Strategies for Political Law Compliance: Political Contributions, Lobbying and Gifts. The event will be located at the offices of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, 1200 Nineteenth Street, NW in Washington, DC.

Lunch begins at noon and the seminar begins at 12:30 and ends at 2:00 p.m.

When engaging with public officials or candidates for public office either to develop business or for political purposes, it is essential to understand and comply with the complex array of applicable federal, state and local rules that can put any organization at risk. Understanding these risks is critical to politically active organizations or to organizations working with government clients.

New federal law and executive orders have tightened rules on gifts to public officials and have expanded disclosure obligations. State and local “pay to play” laws may restrict and in some cases completely prohibit employees from making campaign contributions and, failing to comply with these requirements may result in the loss of public contracts.

A panel of experts will outline steps that organizations can take now to minimize the risks presented by political activity, including: How can personal fundraising and other volunteer political activities by executives and other employees pose risks to an organization, and what training or other practices should be instituted to assure compliance.

The panelists are Larry Norton, Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, and former general counsel and deputy general counsel respectively, of the Federal Election Commission; and Margaret Cassidy of PricewaterhouseCoopers, who serves as government ethics and compliance director and oversees the firm’s compliance with campaign finance, lobbying and other government ethics matters.

To register for this program visit www.acc.com/chapters/wmacca.

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