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M.P.P., The George Washington University

B.A., cum laude, Muhlenberg College

Karen E. Trainer

Senior Reporting Specialist

Karen assists clients in preparing and filing reports required by federal and state campaign finance, ethics, and lobbying laws, with the guidance of lawyers in the firm.

Representative Experience

  • Working closely with lawyers in the firm, Karen:
    • Assists candidates, political committees, corporations, and trade associations in preparing and filing with campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, and other areas of political law.
    • Assists clients with compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) and its enhanced reporting requirements.
    • Assists clients with reporting to state and local election authorities, the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Professional Experience

  • Senior Campaign Finance Analyst (2006-2007) and Campaign Finance Analyst (2004-2006), Federal Election Commission, Reports Analysis Division

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