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Federal & State Campaign Finance


As recognized in Chambers USA (2011), Wiley Rein has “formidable experience in campaign finance and ethics laws,” and the firm’s attorneys regularly advise clients on both federal and state campaign finance requirements and developments like the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S. 310 (2010). 

Federal Campaign Finance Compliance Counseling. At the federal level, we help corporations and trade associations understand the complex laws governing political action committees (PACs), workplace political activity, and independent campaign advocacy. We also counsel numerous federal candidates, political parties, super PACs, politically active 501(c) organizations, and individual donors on federal campaign finance and related tax compliance issues. Our attorneys and reporting specialists review many of our clients’ campaign finance disclosure reports before they are filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). In addition, we routinely represent clients before the FEC in enforcement actions, audits, and other matters. 

State & Local Campaign Finance Compliance Counseling.  Campaign finance regimes at the state and local levels present similar challenges, and Wiley Rein attorneys are well-equipped to handle them. Each of the 50 states (and the District of Columbia) has its unique set of campaign finance laws that we catalogue in broad-ranging surveys and in a database containing more targeted insights. We offer guidance around the nation on complying with these challenging requirements. 

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