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Ballard Spahr LLP

Political Law

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded political law group with a wealth of expertise in lobbying registration and reporting as well as election law. Also adept at advising public and elected officials on ethics and gift rules in addition to fielding expertise in Foreign Agent Registration Act compliance and enforcement. Eminently capable of representing Fortune 100 corporations, nonprofits, government agencies and public officials.

Strengths

A client reports: "The attorneys are my trusted counsel - I can't imagine functioning without them."

Work highlights

Assisted SAP America with updating its state and federal lobbying registration and reporting system as well as advising on the development of an enterprise risk management policy regarding the company’s interactions with government officials.

Notable practitioners

Katherine Belinski practices across the full range of political law matters, offering notable expertise in federal and state lobbying, ethics and political compliance. She regularly acts on behalf of multinational corporations, particularly those in the pharmaceutical space.
"I am thoroughly impressed with her understanding of the law and incredible level of legal service. She stays very current on legal opinion and policy guidelines so she can answer questions accurately and with authority at speed."

Timothy Jenkins has vast experience in the field, routinely advising on federal election law, government ethics and lobby registration matters. He counts large corporations, associations and nonprofit entities among his clients.
"He is professional, timely, and provides well thought-through counsel." "Knowledgeable and well established in Washington DC."

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Overview

The Ballard Spahr team is comprised of roughly a dozen attorneys and a non-attorney compliance specialist who are located across several of the firm’s 15 offices.  Every member of the group has federal and state government experience and /or prior work for candidates for elective office at the federal and state levels.  Our impressive roster is headlined by former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Governor, Ed Rendell, and includes attorneys who have worked in the U.S. Congress, the Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, state legislatures, and state offices of attorneys general.

The collective hands-on experience enables the team to provide high-quality legal service on virtually any subject matter that may arise in the broad context of political and public policy engagement.  This includes the following:  federal, state and local lobbying registration and reporting; election law and PAC counsel in all jurisdictions on behalf of corporations, non-profit entities, candidates and political parties; tax counsel for corporations and non-profits as it relates to election law and lobbying activity; gifts and ethics restrictions for public officials at all levels of government; Foreign Agent Registration Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act counsel at both the compliance and enforcement levels; civil and criminal counsel for government investigations, and Financial Disclosure and ethics compliance work for Members and staff of Congress. 

Political Law

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Location

1909 K Street, NW

12th Floor

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

DC 20006-1157

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Political Law


Katherine Belinski
Band 3
Timothy Jenkins
Band 3