Wiley Rein Partner Edits Fourth EditionOf Election Law Primer for Corporations

Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 01:00

How has the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 affected corporate financing? What constitutes a contribution? What are political action committee formation requirements, contribution limits, reporting and record-keeping requirements and tax issues? The answers to these and other questions can be found in the new Election Law Primer for Corporations , Fourth Edition.

The book's editor is Jan Witold Baran, head of the Election Law and Government Ethics Practice at Wiley Rein & Fielding. He advises clients and litigates on federal, state and local campaign finance laws, government ethics requirements and lobbying laws.

This reference, published by the American Bar Association Section of Business Law, provides authoritative and insight-rich explanations of the regulatory issues that affect campaign financing by a corporation. Updated with "must know" information, the new Fourth Edition includes:

• Intervening federal Election Commission regulations, advisory opinions, McConnell v. FEC ;

• New regulation of "electioneering communications" and how coordination with candidates or political parties affects other types of corporate advertising;

• An expanded discussion of lobbying registration and reporting;

• Revised topical coverage of tax considerations to reflect the 2002 amendments to §527 of the Internal Revenue Code:

Expanded coverage of the FEC and the Department of Justice, which administer and enforce campaign finance laws.