Covington & Burling LLP

Political Law Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Bipartisan political law practice with strong capabilities in counseling corporations, financial institutions, tax-exempt organizations and political action committees. Substantial expertise includes campaign finance, pay-to-play rules, government ethics and lobbying disclosure. Extensive experience representing participants in sensitive Congressional investigations.

Strengths"The team as a whole is well integrated, and provides exceptional customer service," comments an interviewee, further highlighting its "exceptional legal advice and judgment."

A source remarks that "they are the best in the market for FARA compliance."

An impressed client enthuses: "We know we are always receiving the best in class advice from the Covington political law team," further praising "the strength of advice, attention to detail, and bench strength of the team."

Work highlights Advised on the establishment of the Biden for President campaign committee.

Notable practitioners

Robert Kelner is held in high esteem for his vast experience in the field. One impressed client says: "His understanding of the law is exceptional," adding: "He provides clear legal advice, and is a trusted and strategic partner for the organization." He is adept at handling Congressional investigations and cybersecurity matters, as well as offering compliance advice.

Robert Lenhard is a highly regarded political law attorney with previous experience as former chairman of the FEC. He is regularly engaged by significant corporate clients to advise on political compliance, lobbying and pay-to-play rules.  Sources report: "He is strategic and always sees the big picture. He is a great person who provides excellent non-legal counsel as well."