Jan Baran, named by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Campaign & Elections Lawyer” and one of the “Top 50 Lawyers” in Washington, DC, advises clients on all aspects of political law including federal, state and local campaign finance laws, government ethics requirements and lobbying laws. He has argued four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and often provides legal commentary to the media, appearing frequently on FOX News and NPR and serving as a legal analyst for ABC News during the 2000 Florida recount. Mr. Baran is the author of the book, The Election Law Primer for Corporations, published by the American Bar Association and he co-chairs the Practising Law Institute’s annual Corporate Political Activities conference.
Chambers USA consistently recognizes Mr. Baran among the nation’s top tier of practitioners in the field, commending his “gravitas and expertise” and noting that clients describe him as “an innovative, thorough and passionate attorney” (2012). He has been called “one of the top figures in the political law sphere” (2011), “the dean of campaign finance” and “one of the best election lawyers in the U.S. with the most comprehensive knowledge of the law at both state and federal level” (2009), a view echoed by clients who commend him to Chambers for “his textured and informed view” (2010).
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law; Patrick Wilson Scholar of Law
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University
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District of Columbia Bar
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Tenth and District of Columbia Circuits