Campaign Finance and Election Law

Helping you understand federal campaign laws

Williams & Jensen’s campaign practice group facilitates compliance with Federal election laws and Federal Election Commission regulations. Our clients include Members of Congress, candidates, political action committees and corporate-sponsored political action committees (PACs).

In addition, our attorneys counsel clients on campaign finance. We provide guidance on contribution, solicitation, and reporting requirements under Federal and state laws, and enable compliance with rules related to fundraising activities and solicitation materials.

Williams & Jensen’s extensive PAC clientele rely on us for comprehensive compliance and administration services. The firm uses the most up-to-date software to track each PAC’s activities. As a result, necessary information can be maintained, and accurate and complete reports can be filed with the FEC and state and local agencies on a timely basis. 

In asserting clients' interests, we routinely provide the following services:


Preparing incorporation and FEC documents to establish the PAC.
Preparing written guidelines on contribution and disbursement requirements.
Preparing and filing reports of receipts and disbursements in compliance with Federal and state election laws.


Advising individuals who will operate the PAC on the Federal statutory and regulatory framework governing PAC operations.


Monitoring FEC advisory opinion guidance and enforcement actions


Maintaining bank accounts, making deposits, and cutting checks for expenditures.
Maintaining records of contributions to the PAC and ensuring that the required information is obtained from each donor.
Maintaining records of contributions made by the PAC to candidates and other political organizations.
Maintaining a calendar for state and local filings.


Developing a plan to ensure compliance with the FEC bundling provisions and preparation of the Form 3L disclosure report.

Ethics & Lobbying Laws

In addition, the practice provides corporate ethics briefings to ensure compliance with existing ethics and lobbying laws, including the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) and the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA). We assist clients in developing compliance plans and in the completion of necessary reports including the LD-1 lobbying registration, the LD-2 lobbying disclosure report, and the LD-203 political contribution report.