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Lobbying Law and Political Law Compliance for Government Contractors (12.06.18)

Webinar • Thursday, December 06, 2018 • 1:00- 2:30 PM ET | Qualifies for 1.5 CAE credits


The power shift in the House of Representatives means government contractors can expect increased oversight—especially on lobbying and political activities.

To continue to take part in the political process, you must take a hard look now at where any compliance issues might arise. For instance: are you allocating lobbying and potential costs correctly? Are you fully in line with the Byrd Amendment, contribution prohibitions and other requirements?

Here’s how to survey potential trouble spots and implement the right compliance program to mitigate your risks.

Register now for Lobbying Law and Political Law Compliance for Government Contractors.

In this 90-minute webinar, political law and government contracting experts from Holland & Knight help contractors prepare for increased oversight relating to lobbying and political activity. They’ll present a clear overview of important political law considerations—and the best risk mitigation and compliance strategies for dealing with these challenges.

Engage in politics without running afoul of the law.  This troubleshooting webinar examines strategies for complying with federal contractor lobbying restrictions contained in the Byrd Amendment and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and  the prohibition on federal contractor contributions under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974.  Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on how federal contractors can mitigate new potential risks involving lobbying and political activity, including:

  • Potential penalties for violations
  • How to allocate lobbying and political costs correctly
  • The latest update on improper lobbying investigations involving federal contractors
  • Ways to engage in lobbying and the political process without running afoul of the law
  • How to create a lobbying and political compliance program
  • Steps to take if evidence of potential violations is discovered

Remember, the shift in the House could have a significant impact on oversight of lobbying and political activity compliance. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what’s and what strategies can reduce your risks. 

Register now for Lobbying Law and Political Law Compliance for Government Contractors.

Meet Your Webinar Leaders

Christopher DeLacy is the leader of the Political Law Group and a member of the Public Policy & Regulation team at Holland & Knight. Mr. DeLacy advises clients on the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, Congressional gift and travel rules, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, and related state and local laws. Mr. DeLacy has represented clients before the Federal Election Commission, the House and Senate Ethics Committees and Office of Congressional Ethics. He has also represented clients during inspector general and congressional investigations, and advised clients on federal conflict of interest, post-employment and financial disclosure issues. His political law clients include political action committees, campaigns, corporations, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, ballot question committees, coalitions and officeholders. He serves as general counsel to the Holland & Knight Committee for Effective Government PAC.

Bob Tompkins is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office and co-chair of the National Government Contracts Practice. Mr. Tompkins provides strategic advice and counsel to government contractors, their management and investors. He is experienced in government contract protests and disputes, government investigations and related proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, matters related to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) government contracting programs and providing general counseling to clients. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Risk and Crisis Management Team and represents contractors and grant recipients in complex, high-stakes matters, including congressional investigations, inspector general inquiries, suspension and debarment proceedings.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is of value to all federal government contractors, their owners, management and government affairs officials. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Management-level personnel
  • General counsel
  • Compliance officers
  • Government relations executives

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