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Political activity at the federal and state levels is highly regulated and constantly changing. In North Carolina, violations of campaign finance laws, lobbying disclosure rules, legislative and executive branch ethics codes have significant civil and criminal consequences. Individuals, corporations and political committees seeking to influence the government, candidates and officeholders must adhere to a myriad of reporting and disclosure rules as violations include potential felony jeopardy.
New laws, federal and state court decisions, most notably Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, caused a seismic change to campaign finance law and regulation of political activities. Established laws and rules outlining acceptable methods of promoting public policy, issues and legislative changes have experienced a radical change. The manner in which independent expenditures must be structured to comply with current rules, the way political parties can finance their activities, the support organizations can give to voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts, and fundraising for candidates, parties and other political organizations require significant and thoughtful legal advice.
Bailey & Dixon’s Political Law group is the most experienced group in North Carolina.
Some have run for political office. Others have held senior positions in the executive and legislative branches. Still, others drafted the North Carolina laws now being enforced. Supporting these attorneys is a team of experienced compliance specialists who help our clients with various state and federal filing requirements.
We provide a diverse group of clients, including individuals, non-profit organizations, political committees, party committees, foundations, advocacy groups, candidates, political consulting and government relations firms, labor unions and trade associations, vendors of services for the political and non-profit markets and major contributors to political and non-profit groups with a wide range of services, including: