Rebecca Moll Freed to Present Webinar for the New Jersey Bankers Association

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will lead a New Jersey Bankers Association members-only webinar entitled “The 2017 Gubernatorial Election: What your Bank Needs to Know about the Regulated-Industry Ban and Pay-to-Play Compliance” on Wednesday, June 28th. The webinar is designed to assist compliance with New Jersey’s regulated-industry ban and statewide Executive Branch pay-to-play restrictions while recognizing that bank officers and employees may wish to participate in the political process in their individual capacities.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity LawNon-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs Practice Groups and Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Present to the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will present a “PAC COMPLIANCE OVERVIEW” for members of the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey on Wednesday, June 21st in Edison, New Jersey. Ms. Freed’s discussion will focus on the requirements for disclosure and strategies for compliance.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity LawNon-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs Practice Groups and Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Present at NJICLE Election Law Seminar

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed is scheduled to present at the upcoming New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Election Law Seminar “Pay-to-Play 2017: The Latest in Campaign Finance” on June 20th. Ms. Freed’s presentation, entitled “New Jersey Executive Branch Pay to Play Restrictions: Lessons Learned from the Della Pello Decision and the Do’s and Don’ts of Participating in the 2017 Gubernatorial Elections” will focus on the latest developments in the increasingly complex world of campaign finance restrictions and how to avoid potential violations through compliance.

The seminar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism. For further information and to register, please click here.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity LawNon-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs Practice Groups and Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Present Corporate Political Activity Compliance Webinar for the Clear Law Institute

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will present a webinar entitled “Corporate Political Activity Compliance – Effectiveness, Ethics, and The Law” for Clear Law Institute happening now at 1 pm. Ms. Freed is discussing how to manage corporate political activity in an ethical and effective manner and determine the best compliance approach for your company. Among other things, participants will learn:

  • How to know if your company complies with campaign finance and pay-to-play laws
  • Which campaign finance and pay-to-play laws apply to your company
  • Common HR pitfalls that often get companies in trouble
  • The role of accountants and in-house attorneys in ensuring political activity compliance
  • How to implement an ethical and effective political activity compliance policy
  • How to make political activity compliance a key aspect of your Code of Conduct

For further detail and to register for this webinar, please click here.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity Practice Group, the Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organization Practice Group and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs. She is also a Partner in the Firms Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Rajiv D. Parikh Featured on American Law Journal TV “Gerryrigged! Is Re-districting Killing Our Democracy?”

Genova Burns Partner Rajiv D. Parikh was featured on last night’s episode of American Law Journal TV entitled, “Gerryrigged! Is Re-districting Killing Our Democracy?” The program addressed causes of and solutions to gerrymandering’s systemic grasp. To watch the episode in its entirety, please click here.

American Law Journal TV, recent winner of two Emmy® awards from the National Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic, is the weekly talk-feature program airing on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV 69. All programs are available at www.LawJournalTV.com.

Mr. Parikh is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Construction Law & Litigation, Corporate Political Activity Law, and White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics Practice Groups.

Avi Kelin Recently Quoted in Corporate Counsel Magazine

Firm Associate Avi D. Kelin was recently quoted in a Corporate Counsel magazine article entitled “Koch Brothers-Backed Groups Hit With $233K FEC Fine Over Disclosures”. To read the entire article including Mr. Kelin’s quote, please click here.

Avi D. Kelin is a member of the Firm’s Business Law & Commercial Transactions, Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment and Corporate Political Activity Law Practice Groups.

Rajiv Parikh to Serve on Upcoming Panel “Presidential Election 2016: Dispatches from the Field”

Partner Rajiv D. Parikh will serve as a panelist on an upcoming presentation entitled “Presidential Election 2016: Dispatches from the Field” in New York City on May 23rd.  As a panelist, Mr. Parikh will provide attendees with an insider’s view and perspective on what really goes on in the field on the campaign trail by sharing his personal experiences serving as General Counsel to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. Panelists will also discuss how the campaigns and the election will affect the South Asian community and how people can get involved in the months before the election.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Mr. Parikh is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Construction Law & Litigation, Corporate Political Activity Law, and White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics Practice Groups.

Rebecca Moll Freed Panelist at NJICLE Election Law Seminar

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed is a panelist today at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Election Law Seminar, “Pay-to-Play 2016: The Latest in Campaign Finance.” Ms. Freed’s panel will focus on the latest developments in the increasingly complex world of campaign finance restrictions and how to avoid potential violations through compliance.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity Group, the Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organization Practice Group and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs and is a member of the Public Contract Law & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

New Election Law Book Published by Thomson Reuters Includes Chapter by Partner Laurence Laufer

Navigating Election and Political Law: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Campaign Finance, Speech, Voting Rights, and the Laws that Govern (Inside the Minds), a new publication by Thomson Reuters, includes a chapter authored by Laurence D. Laufer, Director of the firm’s Corporate Political Law Practice Group. The book provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on the dynamics of the federal and state laws governing political contributions and spending, and how these laws are impacting practitioners and their clients. Written by partners from some of the nation’s leading law firms, this book guides the reader through the current trends in election and political law, including the latest guidance on the candidate, committee and party side of the ledger, as well as the corporate, non-profit, and association perspective.

Mr. Laufer’s chapter is called “Campaign Contributions and Spending: What You Don’t Know Can Get You In Trouble,” and includes an appendix entitled “A Not So Serious Guide to Campaign Finance Terminology, or What Cynics Think.” Click here to order the book.

Laurence Laufer and Jisha Dymond to Present Webcast on McCutcheon v. FEC for Lawline

Just four years after issuing Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court issued yet another landmark decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, which struck down aggregate campaign finance limits under the Federal Election Campaign Act. Eight states, including New York and some municipalities, impose comparable aggregate contribution limits on a single contributor’s contributions to multiple recipients during a specified time period. All of these limits are now vulnerable to challenge under the Court’s decision.

On April 30 at 10am EDT, Firm Partner Laurence D. Laufer and Counsel Jisha V. Dymond of the Corporate Political Activity Law Practice Group will summarize the McCutcheon decision, including the Court’s suggestions to Congress. In addition, they will discuss the current state of campaign finance law and assist viewers in identifying potential issues for states and municipalities with similar aggregate limits and pay-to-play laws.

The webcast is produced by Lawline, the largest provider of online continuing legal education (CLE) in the country.  For information on CLE credits and to register, click here. 

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