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WRF’s Jan Baran Appointed by Virginia Attorney General to Assist in Election Recount

January 2006

Jan Witold Baran, chair of the firm's Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, was appointed by Judith Williams Jagdmann, the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to provide special counsel to the Virginia State Board of Elections on the extremely close November 2005 race for Attorney General. The recount concluded on December 21, 2005.

Baran, named by Washingtonian magazine as a "Top Campaign & Elections Lawyer" and one of the "Top 50 Lawyers" in Washington, DC, frequently handles high-profile matters, advising clients and litigating on federal, state and local campaign finance laws, government ethics requirements and lobbying laws. Over the course of his legal career, he has served as Executive Assistant to the Chair of the Federal Election Commission, as a member of The President's Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform and as a member of the Virginia Governor's Commission on Government Finance Reform.