University of Virginia, J.D.
Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy
Institute for Free Speech
Republican National Lawyers Association
District of Columbia
Office: Washington, D.C.
Email: [email protected]
Eric Wang is a renowned and respected authority on political law. His practice is notable for its breadth and depth.
Eric’s professional experience includes serving as counsel to a commissioner at the Federal Election Commission, serving as in-house counsel to Americans for Prosperity, and practicing political law at one of D.C.’s largest law firms. These varied interactions with the law—as a regulator, client, adviser, and advocate—inform Eric’s practical approach to helping clients achieve their goals while navigating a thicket of complex laws.
Eric’s mastery of campaign finance laws is not limited to the federal level: he also has advised clients on the campaign finance laws in all 50 states and in many municipalities. In addition, he has guided clients through federal, state, and local lobbying, government ethics, and “pay-to-play” laws.
Members of Congress, their staff, and state legislators frequently call on Eric’s expertise to understand the intricacies of campaign finance legislation. He authored one of the first and few critiques of the campaign finance provisions in the H.R. 1 “For the People Act,” a critique that lawmakers and interest groups widely relied upon to kill the legislation.
While he is a serious attorney, Eric strives to make an obscure area of the law approachable. His annual presentations at the Republican National Lawyers Association’s election law seminar are known for being both highly substantive and engaging. The highest compliment Eric has ever received from a client is, “You make campaign finance law fun!”
Eric’s representative matters include:
- Advising congressional candidates on campaign finance laws, ballot qualification, and filing requirements;
- Advising political nonprofit groups on campaign finance, lobbying, and tax law implications of their issue advocacy, independent expenditure, and get-out-the-vote campaigns;
- Advising federal and state super PACs on fundraising, candidate interactions, and ad reviews;
- Advising congressional leadership PACs on advancing sponsor’s policy and political objectives;
- Representing Fortune 50 companies in seeking FEC advisory opinion requests and responding to enforcement complaints.
Eric began his political career working the press for two U.S. Senate campaigns. That background makes him sensitive to political clients’ frenetic pace and the vital importance of messaging in their activities.
Eric is frequently published on political law issues in USA Today, Roll Call, The Hill, Politico, The Washington Times, and the Washington Examiner. Since 2013, Eric has been a pro bono Senior Fellow at the Institute for Free Speech, where he helps advocate for reducing the regulatory burden on clients exercising their First Amendment rights.