The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 imposes extensive compliance requirements on corporations, trade associations, and individuals who communicate with Congress, the Administration, and most government agencies. We assist clients, including defense contractors, with developing comprehensive compliance systems.
In addition to the federal rules, many corporations and trade associations must comply with widely divergent lobbying rules in various states. Our Government Relations Practice tracks changes in state laws and assists clients with compliance and reporting.
Equally important is our counseling on the detailed federal gift rules, which regulate what may be given to Members of Congress, their staff, and employees in the executive branch. This is especially important given recent court decisions on unlawful actions which created a quid pro quo appearance of corruption.