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The Election Law Primer for Corporations, Fourth Edition Now Available

July 2004

The American Bar Association has published TheElection Law Primer for Corporations, Fourth Edition, authored by Jan Witold Baran, chair of Wiley Rein & Fielding's Election Law & Government Ethics Practice.

The primer provides a practical analysis of the federal and state statutory and regulatory schemes affecting the political affairs of corporations, PACs, personnel and trade associations. Campaign finance, lobbying and soft money are covered by the primer, which has been revised to incorporate new advisory opinions and FEC regulations, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court caseMcConnell v. FEC.

Also included in this Fourth Edition are updates to reflect the new regulation of electioneering communications and the 2002 amendments to Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. The appendices include model PAC Articles of Organization, IRS questions and answers on when advertising by tax-exempt organizations may constitute "exempt function" expenditures under Section 527 and charts on state campaign finance laws and agency websites.

WRF's premier Election Law & Government Ethics Practice represents many of the country's largest corporations, as well as trade associations, non-profit organizations, individuals and political committees.