Skadden provides a wide range of political law advice, with particular emphasis on campaign finance, pay-to-play, gift, ethics, lobbying and conflicts of interest in connection with federal, state and local laws. Our work in these areas includes representation of major corporations involved in the political process, corporate and trade association political action committees as well as private individuals.
Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the federal and state pay-to-play, ethics and lobbying laws that specifically relate to contracting with a governmental entity. We frequently advise on state laws that regulate the political activity of contractors or require them to register as lobbyists. We have a broad range of experience advising major banks, investment firms, manufacturers, insurance companies and energy companies, among others, on these rules. Our attorneys also provide advice on Rules G-37/G-38 and Rule 206(4)-5, which are administered by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and the SEC/FINRA. We also advise on Rule 23.451, which is administered by the CFTC. In addition, we advise clients on the SEC’s municipal advisor rule and its registration requirements as well as the MSRB’s rules for municipal advisors.