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Education

J.D., cum laude, George Mason University School of Law; Moot Court Board

B.A., University of Notre Dame

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar

Certifications

Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt

Louisa advises political candidates, officeholders, corporations, trade associations, and other organizations on compliance with state and federal campaign finance, ethics, and lobbying laws.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels clients on state and local lobbying, gift, and pay-to-play compliance.
  • Advises tax-exempt charitable and social welfare organizations in securing and retaining tax exemption.
  • Represents clients in matters before the Federal Election Commission (FEC), including enforcement proceedings and advisory opinion requests.
  • Represents individuals and entities in matters before the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
  • Litigates disputes derivative of campaign finance, such as copyright litigation.
  • Filed amicus brief in Coloradans for a Better Future v. Campaign Integrity Watchdog, supporting petitioner’s successful argument that pro bono and reduced cost legal services are not “contributions” under Colorado campaign finance law.

Professional Experience

  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr., Court of Appeals of Virginia (2015)
  • Law Clerk, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) (2014)
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions, Oversight and Investigations (2013)
  • Law Clerk, Romney Readiness Project, Presidential Transition Team (2012)
  • Law Clerk, Romney for President (2012)
  • Staff Assistant, U.S. Representative Tim Huelskamp (2011-2012)

Affiliations

  • Women in Government Relations (WGR)

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