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Are you Tampa or Charlotte bound? The National Party conventions and FECgift rules
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2012

With the major party presidential nominating conventions fewer than four months away, if your corporation or trade association is interested in providing assistance in connection with the conventions or is interested in sponsoring events at the conventions, the time to plan is now


Former congressman Mark Siljander sentenced for FARA violation
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2012

On January 11, 2012, Mark D. Siljander, former Member of Congress from Michigan, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, in Kansas City, to one year and one day, without parole, in federal prison for obstruction of justice and for acting as an unregistered foreign agent, in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA


OMB issues final guidance banning lobbyists on federal boards
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

On October 5, 2011, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued final guidance implementing a ban on the appointment of federally registered lobbyists to federal advisory committees and other boards and commissions


FEC issues guidance for PACs seeking to make independent expenditures
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

In August 2011, Carey v. FEC effectively mandated that the Federal Election Commission permit nonconnected political action committees to accept unlimited contributions from corporations and labor organizations for the sole purpose of making independent expenditures in connection with federal elections, on the condition that the funds be maintained in a separate bank account


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


Judge strikes down ban on direct corporate contributions to federal candidates, but don't open the company checkbook just yet
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

In a surprising development, the ability of corporations to contribute directly to federal candidates is one step closer to reality under a federal court’s ruling in United States v. Danielczyk


Make 2011 a good one: now is the time to review your lobbying and ethics operations for the new year
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

The end of one calendar year and the beginning of the next is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and review your lobbying and ethics compliance programs


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