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State Pay to Play Laws Have Real, Revenue Threatening, Consequences

Posted in Compliance, New Jersey

    Like the nagging parent stressing the dangers of a hot stove, unappreciated Chief Compliance Officers and General Counsel everywhere have been on a pperpetual mission to warn fellow employees of the dangers inherent in mixing contribution activity and state procurement without proper oversight.  Such is the lot of the under-appreciated “Cost Center” compliance… Continue Reading

Amicus Brief Highlights the Massive Reach and Unintended Consequences of SEC Rule 206(4)-5

Posted in Compliance, SEC

By Stefan Passantino and Ben Keane We have been following for some time the legal challenge brought by various political parties to the SEC’s pay-to-play Rule 206(4)-5.  That lawsuit, you will recall, challenges both the constitutionality and administrative jurisdiction of the SEC’s efforts to regulate campaign activity (“protected speech” by another name?) by investment advisors. … Continue Reading

Federal Pay-to-Play CLE Webcast – Tomorrow!

Posted in Compliance

Can’t get enough Pay-to-Play knowledge? Need some quick Continuing Legal Education credits before year end? You might want to check out ALI-CLE’s audio presentation on Federal “Pay-to-Play” Rules: Latest Enforcement Initiatives and Compliance Strategies tomorrow, November 18, at 12:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. The “Pay-to-Play All-Stars” who will be speaking include: S. Jane… Continue Reading

Is it Illegal “Pay-to-Play” for a Government Contractor or National Bank to Contribute to a Super PAC?

Posted in Citizens United, Compliance, Federal Contractors

A new complaint was filed with the Federal Election Commission yesterday alleging that Chevron USA violated campaign finance laws and corollary “federal pay-to-play” laws by contributing $2.5 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Super PAC tied by press reporting and former staffers to House Speaker Boehner.