Political Law

Clark Hill's bipartisan Political Law team has direct experience with federal and state campaign finance and election laws, lobbying compliance, and government ethics. Several of our team members have served as elected officials and staff in the executive and legislative branches of federal, state, and local governments, as well as serving in senior roles in political campaigns and political parties. Our experience includes:

  • Representation of corporations and trade associations with respect to federal Lobby Disclosure Act filings, and Congressional ethics and gift rule compliance.
  • Representation of corporations and individuals regarding industry specific Federal pay-to-play rules such as SEC Rule 206(4)-5, MSRB Rule G-37, and the proposed CFTC rule.
  • Representation of corporations with respect to multi-state lobbying, ethics, and state and local "pay-to-play" rules compliance and reporting.
  • Federal and state PAC and FEC "SuperPAC" formation, reporting and compliance.
  • Government Ethics counseling.
  • Providing strategic counsel to political campaigns and political party committees.
  • Congressional and Executive branch investigations.
  • FARA and FCPA Compliance.
  • Tax-Exempt Organization formation and guidance and Sec. 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) organizations political and issue advocacy activities.
  • Election contests and recounts.
  • Political and First Amendment litigation.
Newsletter Alerts
Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - May 19, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 9Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - May 12, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 8Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - May 5, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 7Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - April 28, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 6Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - April 21, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 5Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - April 14, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 4Window on Washington - April 7, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 3Window On Washington - This Week in the Nation's CapitalWindow On Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - March 31, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 2"Draining the Swamp" and Deterring Good People: Executive Order on Ethics and Lobbying RestrictionsThe Federal Securities Pay-to-Play Regulatory Framework is Complete - A Primer for Financial Services FirmsPolitical Robocall Regulatory ConsiderationsD.C. Circuit Court Gives Victory to Conservative Non-Profit Groups Targeted by IRSFederal Judge: Arkansas Law Prohibiting Political Robocalls is UnconstitutionalIRS Announces 501(c)(4) Notification ProcessThe Omnibus Appropriations Bill and its Impact on the Political Activity of 501(c)(4)s, Federal Contractors, and Public CompaniesSEC Charges Political Intelligence Firm for Compliance MisstepFormer Pennsylvania State Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Extorting Campaign ContributionsWhat to Expect After the Midterm ElectionsSEC Charges Private Equity Firm With Violations in First Case Under 2010 Pay-to-Play Rules for Investment AdvisersClark Hill Political Law AlertMcCutcheon Strengthens National Parties, and That's Good for DemocracyRethinking the State Ethics Act