Practising Law Institute's Corporate Political Activities
10.04.07 | 9:00 AM
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Robert Bauer and Rebecca Gordon presented at Practising Law Institute's program on "Corporate Political Activities: Complying with Campaign Finance Lobbying & Ethics Laws" in Washington D.C. The program analyzed the fallout from the Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life and examined the impact of the new lobbying rules. Attendees also learned new developments in campaign finance laws and prepared for the 2008 elections. In addition presenters explored the FEC hot topics, including tax considerations, soft money, issue advocacy, 527 organizations and campaigning on the Internet.
On Thursday, October 4th at 3:00 p.m. at the Washington Hilton-DC in Washington D.C., Rebecca Gordon spoke on the topic of Due-Diligence: Contributions to Parties, 527s and 501(c)s. Her presentation discussed:
- The differences among these groups
- Legal significance of these differences
- Due diligence needed to ensure compliance when contributions are made
Robert Bauer presented "House, Senate and Executive Branch Ethics Rules" that afternoon at 3:45 p.m.
On Friday, October 5th at 10:45 a.m. at the Washington Hilton-DC in Washington D.C., Robert Bauer spoke on the topic of Federal Lobbying Registration and Reporting. His presentation will included discussion of:
- Lobby disclosure rules and latest developments
- Foreign Agents Registration Act
- Technical amendments to lobby registration rules