Political Law 2013: Compliance for Businesses and Staffers

June 5, 2013

555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Complimentary Seminar

With the ongoing expansion of laws governing political activity, the risks for businesses and individuals have never been greater. In many cases, federal law now requires businesses and individuals to comply with and certify they are “familiar” with restrictions that once applied only to government officials. Speakers included top government attorneys in the field as well as Roll Call political law columnist C. Simon Davidson. Panel discussions of current issues in political law compliance were followed by an interactive Q&A.


  • Criminal and Civil Enforcement Priorities DOJ areas of focus in enforcement of laws governing political activity
  • Compliance with Ever-Changing Political Laws How businesses and individuals can comply
  • Gift Rule Compliance and Pitfalls Frequently recurring issues under the Congressional gift rules

Government Panelists

  • Jack Smith Chief, Public Integrity Section, Department of Justice
  • Keith Morgan Deputy Chief, Civil Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • John C. Sassaman Chief Counsel and Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Ethics
  • Daniel A. Schwager Chief Counsel and Staff Director, House Committee on Ethics

McGuireWoods Panelists

  • C. Simon Davidson Author of Roll Call column “A Question of Ethics”
  • Elliot S. Berke Political Law Group Co-Chair
  • William J. Farah Political Law Group Co-Chair