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Caleb P. Burns

Caleb P. Burns

Wiley Rein LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Caleb P. Burns, a partner in Wiley Rein LLP’s Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, focuses on advising participants in the political process on compliance with all aspects of campaign finance, government ethics, and lobbying law. His clients include federal officeholders, political candidates and committees, non-profit and tax exempt 501(c) ideological organizations, trade associations, Fortune 50 corporations, other business organizations, and private individuals. Caleb has particular experience with the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA), as well as analogous state and local laws regulating campaign finance, government ethics, and lobbying. He frequently represents clients subject to these laws in matters before the Federal Election Commission (FEC), other federal and state administrative agencies, and in federal and state courts.

Caleb also assists clients with responses to and appearances in connection with grand jury, congressional, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and FEC investigations. He represents clients before the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), the Office of Government Ethics, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, and the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics in government ethics matters.

Rated among the nation’s leading lawyers by Chambers USA, Caleb is recognized as “a real expert in the political law arena.” He has appeared as a commentator on Fox News and National Public Radio, and is regularly cited and quoted on political law topics in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News, Time, Politico, The Huffington Post, Salon, Roll Call, The Washington Times, Washington Business Journal, and Washington Examiner.

Caleb received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Duke University.

Caleb P. Burns is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Lobbying Disclosure Act (as amended by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007) - Corporate Political Activities 2016: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Monday, September 12, 2016
Political Contributions and Expenditures by Corporations - Corporate Political Activities 2016: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Monday, September 12, 2016
Gifts and Travel from Lobbyists, Employers of Lobbyists and Clients of Lobbyists: Congress and the Executive Branch (July 2016) - Corporate Political Activities 2016: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Monday, September 12, 2016
FEC Internet Related Rulings - Corporate Political Activities 2016: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Monday, September 12, 2016
Enforcement of Corporate Political Activities: A Survey of Election Law Matters 2015–2016 - Corporate Political Activities 2016: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Monday, September 12, 2016
Wiley Rein LLP, The Lobbying Disclosure Act (as amended by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007) - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
Enforcement of Corporate Political Activities: A Survey of Election Law Matters 2016–2017 - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
Political Contributions and Expenditures by Corporations - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
FEC Internet Related Rulings - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
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