Genova Burns to Co Host Panel on SuperPACS at New York Law School

In partnership with New York Law School, GBGW is pleased to present a panel discussion on Oct. 18th from 6-8pm entitled “SuperPACS in New York: A Look Ahead to the 2013 Election.”  Moderated by David Chen of the New York Times,  the discussion will examine the role that this new spending entity will play in next year’s NYC elections. Will the entrance of SuperPACs be a positive or a negative development for the City’s political process and future governance?

Panelists will include Richard Davis of the NYC Campaign Finance Board, Kevin Finnegan of 1199 SEIU,  Douglas Kellner of the NYS Board of Elections, Bradley Tusk of Tusk Strategies, and L. Joy Williams of LJW Community Strategies. GBGW Partners Angelo j. Genova and Laurence D. Laufer, Director of the Corporate Political Law Group, will also deliver remarks.

Click here for more information. Attendance is complimentary but  pre-registration is required:

The Law School is located at 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013.

Corporate Political Activity Group Announces Guest Blogger Series

As the drumbeat for campaign finance reform in New York pounds, GBGW’s Corporate Political Activity Law Group has launched a special series on its corporate political activity law blog at:

Through a series of weekly posts beginning next week, a series of distinguished guest bloggers with deep expertise and varied perspectives on these issues will provide  “Five Ideas for Campaign Finance Reform in New York State.”

Guest bloggers include:

  • Amy M. Loprest, Executive Director, NYC Campaign Finance Board
  • Joel Gora, Professor, Brooklyn Law School
  • Elisabeth Genn, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Heather C. Briccetti, CEO & President, The Business Council Of New York State, Inc.

Joseph M. Hannon and Jennifer Paganucci Will Present Seminar for the League of Municipalities entitled “Labor Negotiations Primer: Collective Negotiations and Interest Arbitration”

Joseph M. Hannon and Jennifer Paganucci of the Firm’s Labor Group will be presenting a professional development seminar at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel on September 12 at 9am for the League of Municipalities. The seminar is entitled “Labor Negotiations Primer: Collective Negotiations and Interest Arbitration;” it will cover the basics involved with collective negotiations with civilian and law enforcement bargaining units. Hannon and Paganucci will address topics such as the process and scope of negotiations and how to prepare for them, and impasse procedures including mediation, fact finding and interest arbitration for law enforcement bargaining units.  For more information visit here and click on services or call (609) 695-3481 ext 111.

Rebecca Moll Freed Teaches Course “Political Activity – What is Your Strategy for Compliance? The Dos and Don’ts” for the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey

Firm Counsel Rebecca Moll Freed taught a course entitled “Political Activity – What is Your Strategy for Compliance? The Dos and Don’ts” for the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey sponsored by the New Jersey Hospital Association.  Ms. Freed was the presenting faculty for this Continuing Legal Education seminar on State Pay-to-Play restrictions and rules aimed at non-profit and for-profit healthcare facilities seeking to participate in elections. The class examined opportunities for increased levels of permissible political participation in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United,  as well as provided attendees with a better understanding of how to participate in elections while staying within the limits of both state and federal law.

To learn more about the program, please click here.