Professional Biography
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Rebecca H. Gordon Partner

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OVERVIEW

EXPERIENCE

Experience

Corporate Political Activity Regulatory Compliance

Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) Counsel

Counsels and guides lobbyists and corporate clients operating in the fields of technology, social media, oil and gas, transportation, healthcare, sports and other industries on compliance with the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act.

Political Action Committees (PACs)

Guides corporations in establishing and operating political action committees to promote and protect their interests. Rebecca’s comprehensive counsel includes helping clients raise funds for PACs and steer their PACs’ compliance with state and federal registration and reporting requirements.

LDA Compliance Systems

Advises corporate clients on building compliant lobbying disclosure systems, which often includes performing audits of internal LDA compliance systems.

Revolving Door Hiring

Offers targeted counsel to companies and lobbying firms on restrictions for hiring people newly exited from government service.

State Campaign Finance

Advises corporate clients on compliance with the multitude and varying state and local laws governing campaign finance, including pay-to-play laws that impact those who seek government business.

Political Advertising

Provides multiplatform compliance counsel to corporations, including traditional and digital media companies, on best practices for the ad sales and broadcast process, when services involve candidates or elected officials.

Political Activity Handbook

Trains and assists lobbyists and companies on drafting and creating manuals detailing compliant policies and practices. As part of the process, Rebecca frequently audits existing procedures and offers recommendations for improvement and risk reduction.

Political Law

Facebook, FEC Advisory Opinion 2011-09

Sought advisory opinion regarding disclaimers on digital advertisements.

TechNet, FEC Advisory Opinion 2009-30

Obtained advisory opinions regarding corporate payments for outside fundraising consultants.

Obama for America

Served as deputy general counsel from 2007-2008.

Obama For America, FEC Advisory Opinion 2010-27

Successfully obtained advisory opinion regarding corporate payments for outside fundraising consultants.

Democratic National Committee

Deputy General Counsel.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

General Counsel to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Kerry-Edwards 2004

Counsel to 2004 presidential nominee.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, FEC Advisory Opinion 2009-22

Obtained advisory opinion regarding bundling reporting.

Senator Barack Obama, Federal Election Commission (FEC) Advisory Opinion 2007-03

Sought advisory opinion on solicitation and receipt of funds for general election while retaining eligibility for public funds if nominated.

Emily's List, FEC Matter Under Review 5743

Represented client in successful dismissal of FEC complaint alleging unlawful coordination with candidate.

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PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.,
    with honors
    , 2001,
    Managing Editor, International Law Review, 2000-2001
  • The College of William & Mary, B.A., Economics, Government, 1997

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