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ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Canadian Mining Company Settles with SEC over FCPA Charges – On March 26, Kinross Gold Corporation settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its alleged failure to...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Canadian Mining Company Settles with SEC over FCPA Charges – On March 26, Kinross Gold Corporation settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its alleged failure to...more

Red Notice Newsletter - March 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Canadian Mining Company Settles with SEC over FCPA Charges – On March 26, Kinross Gold Corporation settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its alleged failure to...more

11 Key Takeaways for Updating your Compliance Program in 2018: Investment Advisers, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds

Based on our review of the investment adviser regulatory landscape of 2017, these are the top 11 recommendations for investment adviser CCOs for updating their compliance programs....more

Do You Need to Include Local Lobbying on Your Upcoming Federal Lobbying Disclosure?

by Nossaman LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included a surprise for some federal Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) Registrants: organizations that elect to calculate their lobbying expenses using Method C--the Internal Revenue Code (IRC)...more

Election Finances: Recent Reforms in British Columbia, Manitoba and New Brunswick

Election finance rules in British Columbia, Manitoba and New Brunswick have undergone significant reform over the past several months. British Columbia has now imposed monetary limits on political contributions, prohibited...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Candidates for Governor Report 2017 Fundraising Totals - Maine's gubernatorial candidates filed their 2017 end-of-year fundraising numbers with the Maine Ethics Commission. Leading the fundraising race is Democrat Adam...more

Lobbyists beware: Georgia Campaign Finance Commission levies largest ever fine for lobbying non-compliance in advance of 2018...

by Dentons on

With the 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly already underway, it is critical that elected officials and legislative stakeholders alike take note of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance...more

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds per-election contribution limits

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

In Holmes v. FEC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously rejected an argument that the Federal Election Campaign Act’s (FECA) base limits on individual contributions to candidates violated...more

Director Cordray cleared of Hatch Act violation

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has issued a letter stating that it “found no evidence that [Director Cordray had] engaged in any of the preliminary activities directed toward candidacy that would violate the Hatch...more

Politicians pushing Michigan No Fault reform got $250K from insurance industry

by Michigan Auto Law on

Campaign contribution data shows House Insurance Committee Republicans who favor No Fault car insurance reform have received $253,075 from insurance industry...more

Candidates, Committees May Directly Solicit Unlimited Contributions to 'Super PACs'

by Miller Canfield on

As candidates begin to ramp up fundraising efforts ahead of the November 2018 elections, state and local candidates in Michigan now have new tools in their arsenal to support their efforts, albeit indirectly, after the...more

British Columbia Overhauling Political Campaign Financing

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On September 18, 2017, the NDP Government introduced Bill 3-2017 Election Amendment Act, 2017, aiming to reform British Columbia's maligned image as the Wild West of political donations....more

No Room for Refunds: Pay-to-Play Limits and New Jersey’s Upcoming Gubernatorial Election

by Genova Burns LLC on

With summer vacations over and the New Jersey political world focused on the November gubernatorial election, Friday, September 8, 2017 marks an important milestone under New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws. Under the law, a...more

Eighth Circuit Rejects Sovereign Immunity Defense to FCA Qui Tam Action

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Last month the Eighth Circuit considered and rejected an Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity defense to a qui tam action under the False Claims Act. In United States ex rel. Fields v. Bi-State Development Agency, No....more

Federal PAC Reports Due July 31, 2017

All federal PACs are required to submit a semi-annual report to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on or before Monday, July 31, 2017. The semi-annual report must reflect all receipts and disbursements between January 1,...more

NJ’s Gubernatorial Election – Public Matching Funds and the Role of Outside Money

by Genova Burns LLC on

On the same day that it was announced that Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy both qualified for public matching funds in New Jersey’s 2017 gubernatorial election, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission issued a News...more

Candidates, Contributions & Compliance in Connection with New Jersey’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election

by Genova Burns LLC on

On Tuesday, June 6th, New Jersey held its 2017 gubernatorial primary election. Voters went to the polls to choose the Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor. Now that we know that the general election will feature...more

PACs, Campaigns and Dark Money: What is the Law?

by Stinson Leonard Street on

In 2016, Missouri voters enshrined new campaign finance laws in the state constitution. The Missouri Ethics Commission issued several interpreting opinions and a federal court has enjoined parts of the law as...more

Missouri's Ban on Banks Contributing to Ballot Measures, PACs Found Unconstitutional

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri struck down as unconstitutional and permanently enjoined enforcement of a new Missouri campaign finance law. Under the provisions of the law, banks were prohibited...more

Political Participation in 2017: Top Legal Concerns for Your Company

by Perkins Coie on

Change has come to Washington, D.C. and state legislatures around the country. The fast pace of political changes ushered in during early 2017 can create both challenges and opportunities when it comes to complying with the...more

New Ethics and Campaign Contribution Rules Enacted in San Francisco

by Perkins Coie on

San Francisco voters enacted Proposition T by an overwhelming majority in the November 2016 election; the measure was placed on the ballot by a unanimous vote of the San Francisco Ethics Commission. The measure will make an...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Clean Election Funding for Gubernatorial Candidates Being Challenged - Maine’s Clean Election...more

Alabama Ethics Commission Update

Last week, the Alabama Ethics Commission (the “Commission”) held its first of six scheduled meetings for the year. At the meeting, the Commission issued a new opinion addressing charitable solicitations and amended a...more

"New Federal Campaign Contribution Limits"

On February 2, 2017, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) announced the new federal campaign contribution limits...more

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