Corporate Lobbying & Government Affairs
At press time, the latest figures available show spending on federal lobbying efforts reached $2.45 billion in 2006, according to The Center For Responsive Politics, a non-profit, non-partisan research group in Washington, DC.
With billions of dollars at stake, lobbying is more than an important issue for corporations, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. It's a vital one.
And with the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 raising the bar on lobbying requirements, attorneys have a new maze of legislation to navigate.
A company's most powerful asset in lobbying is access to lawmakers and legislative staff. But with the company's power comes the responsibility in making sure that lobbying efforts meet the complex demands of the lobbying laws, match corporate objectives, and avoid potential civil and criminal liability.
Greater scrutiny by the legislative and executive branches, tighter legal restrictions, and heightened focus on the political process during an election year combine to create a perfect storm for attorneys responsible for overseeing lobbying, government affairs, and campaign finance issues.
To weather the storm, you must have a thorough understanding of the latest developments and the consequent implications for your clients. ACI presents the only event dedicated to providing the invaluable combination of detailed information, outstanding faculty, and tremendous networking opportunities.
ACI's Corporate Lobbying & Government Affairs conference will bring you industry leaders who will share their insight, analysis, and experience on the complex issues presented by the latest legal and regulatory changes affecting your company's lobbying efforts and the potential strategies, tactics, and solutions for tackling them.
Who Should Attend
Attorneys involved in lobbying, government affairs, and election law practices.
- FEC compliance
- Campaign finance
- Government relations
In-house counsel across diverse industries with responsibility for:
- Educating and training employees company-wide on lobbying restrictions.
- Compliance with legal requirements and investigations.
- Advising on corporate fundraising and lobbying issues.