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Jan Witold Baran

Jan Witold Baran

Wiley Rein LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Jan Baran is the founder and co-chair of the Wiley Rein LLP Election Law and Government Ethics Practice Group. For over forty years, Jan has specialized in the laws that regulate political activity and lobbying including the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the Ethics in Government Act, as well as related federal, state and local laws. He represents clients before federal and state courts, the Federal Election Commission (FEC), congressional ethics committees and comparable state agencies. He has appeared in numerous First Amendment cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jan is the author of The Election Law Primer for Corporations now in its Sixth Edition published by the American Bar Association. Chambers USA consistently recognizes Jan among the nation’s top tier of distinguished practitioners in the field and refers to him as “the dean of political law.”

Jan has been an Executive Assistant to the Chair of the FEC, a member of The President’s Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform, U.S Ambassador to the World Administrative Radio Conference, General Counsel of the Republican National Committee, Special Recount Counsel to the Virginia Attorney General, and a member of the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Government Finance Reform. He also has been a member of international election observer delegations to foreign countries including The Philippines, Nicaragua, Hungary, and Pakistan.

Jan received his Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a Patrick Wilson Scholar, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees.

Jan Witold Baran is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws
Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Gifts and Travel from Lobbyists, Employers of Lobbyists and Clients of Lobbyists: Congress and the Executive Branch (July 2017) - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
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
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
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
Preface - 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 2017–2018 - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Political Contributions and Expenditures by Corporations - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Preface - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Wiley Rein LLP, The Lobbying Disclosure Act (as amended by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007) - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Gifts and Travel from Lobbyists, Employers of Lobbyists and Clients of Lobbyists: Congress and the Executive Branch (June 2018) - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Working with the Federal Election Commission  - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
FECA and Political Committees - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Federal Ethics Rules - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Criminal and Civil Enforcement of Election and Ethics Laws - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio FECA and Political Committees - FECA and Political Committees, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Federal Ethics Rules - Federal Ethics Rules, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Criminal and Civil Enforcement of Election and Ethics Laws - Criminal and Civil Enforcement of Election and Ethics Laws, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Working with the Federal Election Commission  - Working with the Federal Election Commission , Tuesday, October 09, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Federal Ethics Rules - Federal Ethics Rules, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
FECA and Political Committees - FECA and Political Committees, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Working with the Federal Election Commission  - Working with the Federal Election Commission , Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Criminal and Civil Enforcement of Election and Ethics Laws - Criminal and Civil Enforcement of Election and Ethics Laws, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Friday, October 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Corporate Political Activities 2019: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 05, 2019, Washington, DC
Corporate Political Activities 2019: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, October 03, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Corporate Political Activities 2019: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, October 03, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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