State Lobbying Compliance:
Navigating Complexities in all 50 States
Recorded on March 31, 2015



With Congress so polarized—and paralyzed, lobbyists are taking advocacy to the state level.  Unfortunately, unless they comply with the lobbying rules in each state, they could be taking on some costly risks.

Lobbying rules differ drastically across the country. In fact, the minute you cross a state line you could be dealing with an entirely new set of requirements for everything from gifts and ethics to waiting periods on who can lobby and rules on who has to register.

Don’t let uncertainty keep you stuck in gridlocked Washington. Here’s how to lobby outside DC without breaking state rules.

Register now for State Lobbying Compliance: Navigating Complexities in all 50 States.

Whether you’re new to state-level lobbying, or expanding into new locations, this 90-minute webinar brings you practical guidance from top state and local lobbying experts on how to take advocacy outside DC—without taking on new compliance risks.

Practical guidance to 50-state compliance. This fast-paced webinar clears the confusion over what lobbying regulations apply at the state level and how they differ both from federal requirements and from state to state. From recordkeeping and reporting, to gifts and ethics laws, you’ll understand how to lobby in any state—or multiple states—without triggering costly violations.  Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for this authoritative “practitioner’s guide” to state-level lobbying, including how to:

  • Avoid common (but costly!) state lobbying mistakes
  • Identify state-to-state difference in how activity reports must be filed
  • Deal with differing federal and state definitions for “lobbying” and “political activities”
  • Handle data and records in the event of an audit
  • Classify activities as “grassroots lobbying” vs. “goodwill building” —and how to report them correctly at the state and/or federal level
  • Register and report spending and income for lobbying organizations vs. individual lobbyists and clients
  • Comply with state restrictions on gifts and campaign contributions that don’t apply at the federal level
  • Minimize the impact of violations if they occur
  • Prepare for new and potential state lobbying and ethics law changes

Register now for State Lobbying Compliance: Navigating Complexities in all 50 States.

Meet Your Webinar Leaders
Jill Holtzman Vogel, Managing Partner, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC, specializes in ethics, campaign finance and tax exempt organizations.   Jill is currently serving a second term in the Senate of Virginia.  She is a member of the Senate Leadership and serves as Caucus Whip.  Jill previously served as Chief Counsel of the Republican National Committee and led the national party’s legal effort during the 2004 Presidential election.  Prior to founding the practice, she served as Deputy Counsel at the Department of Energy, overseeing the transition and working with the White House, Energy Secretary Abraham, and other Federal Agencies to implement Energy initiatives.  Jill holds a B.A. in Government and Religion from the College of William and Mary, and a J.D. from DePaul University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. 

Michael Bayes, Partner, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC, has a primary focus on campaign finance and election law, lobbying and ethics compliance, and tax-exempt organizations. Before joining the firm in 2008, Michael served as Counsel and Executive Assistant to a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, and worked extensively on all aspects of the enforcement of federal campaign finance law.  Prior to his time at the FEC, he served as Deputy Counsel at the Republican National Committee, where he advised on federal and state election law, contracting, employment, and intellectual property matters.  Michael received a J.D. from George Washington University Law School, and a B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.

Chris Winkelman, Senior Associate, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC, focuses campaign finance and election law, lobbying and ethics compliance, and tax-exempt organizations.  Prior to joining the firm, Chris served as a law clerk to Judge William A. Moorman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. During his term, he handled appeals brought by veterans who were dissatisfied with the level of benefits awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Previously, Chris served at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and clerked for a private firm focusing on various litigation matters, including contract disputes and fraud.  Chris attended Rollins College and received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law where he was a member of the Stetson Law Review and a graduate of the school’s Honors Program. 

Great value! Register by phone line rather than by the number of attendees so you can bring your entire team.

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Who Will Benefit
This webinar is of value to government relations firms, law firms, associations, advocacy groups, and corporate government affairs personnel. Personnel who will benefit the most include:

  • Federal lobbyists
  • State lobbyists
  • Government relations professionals
  • People involved with grassroots/advocacy who work at the state level
  • Members of corporate issue/advocacy groups

Remember, state lobbying rules differ dramatically and often include requirements that don’t even exist at the federal level.  Don’t let compliance confusion keep you locked in Washington with a polarized Congress: get the up-to-date guidance you need to lobby without worries in all 50 states.

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$247.00 State Lobbying Compliance: OnDemand Recording