Corporate Political Activity
The laws surrounding corporate political engagement are rapidly evolving in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling and increased attention from the investors and the public on political activity. And while new opportunities are available to corporations seeking to influence the political process, those opportunities are accompanied by new risks. For example, among the new minefields are “pay-to-play” laws at the state and federal levels of government, which can prohibit political giving by companies and employees, impose restrictions on conducting business with the state, and trigger disclosure for certain trade association and corporate political activities. As attorneys experienced in political law, The Gober Group has the front-line insight essential to identifying and responding to the rapid changes in the legal landscape, as well as the experience necessary to provide strategic advice tailored to a company’s objectives and culture so the client can focus on exceeding expectations and increasing the bottom line.