Election Law & Government Ethics | PAY-TO-PLAY
The regulation of political contributions by persons that have contracts with federal, state, or local governments—"pay-to-play"—continues to grow. Wiley Rein has been tracking developments in this area of the law, which began with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's (MSRBs) Rule G-37 regarding broker dealers. At the federal level, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has since adopted similar rules applicable to investment advisors. At the state and local levels, pay-to-play restrictions have proliferated and apply to many different types of contractual relationships with state and local governments. We have developed a comprehensive survey of pay-to-play rules and have assisted numerous clients in complying with those rules.
For more information on developments in pay-to-play, please see the related articles below:
ISSUE: MARCH 2015
IN THIS ISSUE
- Private Airplanes & Politicians: Complex Issues, Complex Rules
- New Illinois and Pennsylvania Governors Issue Executive Orders Restricting Gifts
- Campaign Manager Pleads Guilty to Illegal Coordination of Super PAC Spending; How Significant is That?
- Louisiana Ethics Board Clarifies State's Express-Advocacy Standard
- Pay-to-Play Spotlight: Plan Ahead: New Jersey Pay-to-Play Filing Due on March 30!
- Odd-Year Reporting Hazards
- 2015-2016 Federal Contribution Limits
- Distinguished Election Law Alumnus of the Year
- 2015 State Lobbying and Gifts Survey
- Speeches/Upcoming Events
Stop Pay-to-Play Regulatory Creep Before Your Rights Disappear
By D. Mark Renaud
November 5, 2012 | Forbes.com
Two Years of Tax Returns is Plenty
By Michael E. Toner
July 19, 2012 | USA Today
Combating Cybersquatters: A Legal Primer
By Michael E. Toner and David E. Weslow
May/June 2012 | Campaigns & Elections