Compliance With Campaign Law To Be Featured in PLI Program

Monday, September 1, 2008 - 01:00

On two days, Thursday and Friday, September 11 and 12, The Practising Law Institute is sponsoring a course titled Corporate Polictical Activities 2008: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying & Ethics Laws. The program will run from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on the first day, and from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. on the second day. The Four Points Sheraton in Washington, D.C. will host the event.

Public scrutiny, particularly in an election year, of political contributions from corporations, trade and membership associations and unions makes compliance with federal, state and local laws more complex than ever. PLI's seminar will examine the new lobbying law compliance rules, assess the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act and the congressional and executive branch gift rules, study government gift and travel rules and cover state lobbying, gift and campaign finance laws.

Co-chairs of the seminar will be Jan Witold Baran, Wiley Rein LLP; Kenneth A. Gross, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Chip Nielsen, Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor LLP. Faculty will include Robert F. Bauer, Perkins Cole LLP; Lanny A. Breuer, Covington & Burling LLP; Nancy Erickson, Secretary of the United States Senate; James S. Portnoy, Kraft Foods Global, Inc. and Ellen L. Weintraub, Federal Election Commission.

For information on registration fees and available CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

For reservations, call (800) 260-4PLI or visit