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Lobbying and campaign contributions as honest-services fraud: two appellate courts weigh in
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

In the span of three weeks, two courts of appeals have passed on the quid pro quo element for a bribery conviction under 18 U.S.C. Section 1346, the


Political contributions by text message? Not yet
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

On November 19, 2010, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) issued an advisory opinion requested by Wiley Rein partners Jan Baran and Caleb Burns on behalf of CTIA - The Wireless Association


Pay-to-play survey now available
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

Almost two-dozen states and scores of municipalities have some sort of pay-to-play restrictions on contributions related to current or prospective government contractors


SEC proposes amendments to its recent pay-to-play rule
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

In November of 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed several changes to its recent pay-to-play rule for investment advisers


Proper planning and implementation necessary to comply with new SEC pay-to-play rule
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

As the March 14, 2011, operational date draws near, it is imperative for investment advisers to prepare for the adventofthe SEC's new paytoplay rule


Changes in the states: Oregon court upholds gift laws; legislature makes some gift law changes
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2010

On the last day of 2009, the Oregon Supreme Court unanimously upheld Oregon's $50 limit applicable to persons with certain legislative or administrative interests in government action, including lobbyists


Supreme Court gives corporations their voice back
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2010

Today, the US Supreme Court held that corporations and unions have the same right to engage in independent political speech as do individuals, including the right to expressly advocate the election or defeat of candidates


2010 state lobbying and gifts survey
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2010

The Election Law & Government Ethics Practice is currently updating its annual Survey of State Lobbying and Gift Laws for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia


Public interest group calls for additional disclosure for political advertisements
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2011

On March 22, 2011, the Media Access Project (MAP) filed a Petition for Rulemaking seeking to amend the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC or Commission) rules to require additional disclosure for political advertisements


President Obama restricts lobbyist activities on Recovery Act
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2009

On March 20, 2009, President Obama issued a Memorandum to all Executive Departments and Agencies that substantially affects the ability of federal lobbyists to communicate with the Departments and Agencies about the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," Public Law 111-5 (the Recovery Act