Lobbying & Election Law Compliance
Barclay Damon provides comprehensive legal advice and counsel to corporations on all matters associated with lobbying and political activities at the state and federal level. We offer experience in the area of compliance with lobbying and election laws that is unparalleled in New York State.
Our attorneys are engaged by large and small companies to provide lobbying advice and counsel including assisting in complex registration and reporting obligations, seeking clarification from State agencies and commissions regarding new and existing rules; troubleshooting in areas of compliance and civil/criminal exposure; and formulating overall company strategy in implementing a lobbying plan. We assist clients in interpreting and keeping abreast of changes in lobbying and election laws. We also represent clients during investigations, civil penalty hearings, and criminal referrals resulting from violations of the pertinent lobbying laws.
We assist clients in maximizing the benefit of their political contributions while ensuring compliance with all applicable state and federal election laws, rules, and regulations. The practice specializes in political fundraising compliance at the state and federal level. In particular, our areas of expertise include: requirements for corporations and their employees; political action committee (“PAC”) activities including formation, strategy, and compliance; political contributions by corporations; their use of and participation in SuperPACs; and the ethical guidelines and prohibitions governing public officials and government employees.