An increasingly complex matrix of laws, regulations, and rules govern the conduct of legislative and political activity. This seminar is designed to provide guidance to organizations seeking to establish a comprehensive legislative and political compliance program, with a particular emphasis on organizations that engage in activities in more than one state and/or at the federal level.

Legislative Advocacy and Government Ethics. Using case studies, presenters will discuss the legal and ethical issues that can arise when members of the private sector interact with government officials and employees during the legislative advocacy process, including: lobbying restrictions and disclosure requirements; gift rules; reimbursements and payments for travel; "revolving door" and other post-employment restrictions.

Campaign Activity. This seminar also will review issues common to those participating in the campaign and electoral process, including: executive fundraising, solicitations, and bundling rules; simultaneously navigating state and federal regulatory regimes; forming and working with "527" and 501(c) organizations; and political activity in the workplace, including the use of staff for political activities.

With a steady increase in enforcement actions and state and federal "reform" efforts, it is more important than ever to develop an effective, up-to-date compliance program. We look forward to your participation.

In accordance with the requirements of the New York State Legal Education Board, this non-transitional continuing legal education program is not approved for the newly admitted attorney within the first two years of admission to the Bar. Receive 1.5 New York CLE Credit Hours of Professional Practice and .5 New York CLE Credit Hours of Ethics

Cocktail reception to follow