Regulatory: Developing a political compliance plan

Crafting a policy to protect your company and avoid regulatory scrutiny

It should be apparent from our series on political activities (participating in politics, super PACs, pay-to-play, corporate law restrictions, lobbying disclosure) that compliance is an essential component to any political activity. The risks of noncompliance involve not only civil and criminal sanctions, but also reputational harm and bad publicity. Loss of reputation may hinder or even reverse successes in the legislative and political sphere.

The compliance plan

Other considerations in a plan

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Ronald Jacobs

Ronald M. Jacobs is a Washington-based partner in Venable’s regulatory group. He co-chairs the political law practice at Venable LLP, and counsels clients on all...

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Lawrence Norton

Lawrence H. Norton recently joined Venable’s political law practice as co-chair. He served as the general counsel at the Federal Election Commission from 2001 to...

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