Kenneth A. Gross leads Skadden's Political Law practice and advises clients on matters relating to the regulation of political activity. A nationally renowned authority on campaign law compliance, gift and gratuity rules, lobby registration provisions, and securities laws regulating political activity and municipal securities transactions, Mr. Gross counsels numerous Fortune 500 corporations and political candidates at the state and federal level. As former associate general counsel of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Mr. Gross headed the general counsel's Enforcement Division and supervised the legal staff charged with the review of the FEC's Audit Division.
Mr. Gross is well-known for his experience regarding the Ethics in Government Act, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, and the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate ethics rules. He also has worked extensively with federal and state lobby registration laws, in particular compliance with the Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Mr. Gross repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America. Washingtonian Magazine repeatedly has recognized him as a top lawyer.
Mr. Gross is widely known as a speaker on ethics in government and election law. A frequent featured guest on CNN, Fox News, NPR and other media outlets, Mr. Gross was CNN's on-air election law analyst during the 2000 Florida election dispute. In addition, his published articles on campaign finance have appeared in the Stanford Law and Policy Review and the Yale Law & Policy Review; Federal Bar Journal; Corporate Political Activities (published by Business Laws, Inc.); Money, Elections and Democracy; and several other publications.
Mr. Gross co-chairs the Practising Law Institute's annual seminar on "Corporate Political Activities." He is an adviser to the American Law Institute's Members Consultative Group on the Principles of Government Ethics. Mr. Gross served as an appointee of former Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan (D-NY) on the New York Judicial Screening Committee.
Mr. Gross serves on the board of trustees of the Campaign Finance Institute and is a member of the executive committee and counsel to the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Washington, D.C. Office
- J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1975
- B.A., University of Bridgeport, 1972 (cum laude)
- District of Columbia
- New York