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Ethics corner: use of non-commercial aircraft by members of the house and Senate
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2013

The intersection of congressional ethics rules and Federal Election laws and regulations on the use of "non-commercial"that is, corporate or


Ethics corner: invitation dos and don’ts for congressional and executive branch invitees
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2013

You are probably familiar with the basics of what kind of events your organization can invite government officials to under congressional and


Supreme Court strikes down federal aggregate contribution limits
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2014

The Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission this morning, striking down the federal aggregate


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


Lobbying Disclosure Act: updated guidance and upcoming reporting dates
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

Pursuant to its statutory authority to issue guidance on the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), the Secretary of the U.S. Senate and the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives issued revised LDA guidance on December 15, 2011


FEC opens rulemaking on corporate election activity with possible far-reaching implications for politically active entities
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

Corporations and trade associations that are active in the federal political arena should pay close attention to a new rulemaking begun recently by the Federal Election Commission (FEC or Commission


Justice Department settles first post-HLOGA LDA enforcement case
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

The U.S. Department of Justice recently reached an agreement with WayPoint Consulting, a lobbying firm, to settle a civil enforcement case involving violations of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA


Bundle of joy: the FEC’s new bundled contribution disclosure rules
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2009

On February 17, 2009, the FEC published in the Federal Register final rules and an accompanying Explanation and Justification (E&J) to implement a provision of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA) requiring that federal candidate committees, leadership PACs and party committees disclose contributions bundled by federal lobbyists, their employers or their PACs


FEC opinion addresses solicitations by parent corporation with different types of subsidiaries
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2009

On February 12, the FEC issued an advisory opinion on corporate solicitations to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group and three of its wholly owned subsidiaries: the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange


Lobbyist gifts to Obama political appointees: they can’t take it anymore
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2009

An Executive Order issued by President Obama on January 21, 2009, imposed a "lobbyist gift ban" on political appointees in the executive branch