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Wiley Rein Hosts NABPAC Discussion with FEC Chair Ann Ravel

July 14, 2015

Wiley Rein LLP hosted a roundtable luncheon discussion today on behalf of the National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC), featuring Federal Election Commission (FEC) Chair Ann Ravel as a guest speaker. The program, “A Dialogue with FEC Chair Ann Ravel: PAC Compliance and Other Campaign Finance Issues,” was moderated by Jan Witold Baran, co-chair of Wiley Rein's Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, and longtime counsel for NABPAC’s Legal Hotline, which was established in 1987. Approximately 100 participants were in attendance.

At the event, Alex Grant, manager of the National Association of Broadcasters Political Action Committee, was named the 2015 recipient of the George Washington University’s Jan Baran/NABPAC Scholarship for PAC studies. The annual scholarship provides a $5,000 fund for students who are working or intend to work in the field of PACs or campaign fundraising. Applicants must be enrolled in George Washington University’s PACs and Political Management graduate certificate program; recipients are chosen through a competitive process managed by the university’s faculty and staff.

NABPAC has held an annual luncheon with the FEC chair or a sitting commissioner every year since 1999. The session provides commissioners with a unique opportunity to meet with PAC professionals from a wide variety of industries and organizations to learn about areas of concern and focus in the field. 

The only association solely dedicated to PAC and political affairs professionals, NABPAC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association focused on providing educational programming and advocacy for the business political action community. Membership consists of 700 individuals representing more than 215 organizations.      

Wiley Rein has one of the premier election law practices in the country, recognized by Chambers USA as “the gold standard in this business.” Led by Mr. Baran and former FEC Chairman Michael E. Toner, the Group represents more than 300 U.S. and foreign corporations and trade associations, as well as individuals, elected officials, campaign committees, political party committees, and other political organizations.