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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 Wiley Rein LLP’s Election Law and Government Ethics Practice. 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 similar state agencies. He has appeared in numerous cases at the Supreme Court of the United States and has presented oral arguments before the Court.

Chambers USA consistently recognizes Jan among the nation’s top tier of distinguished practitioners in the field. He is described by his peers as “the dean of political law” (2016). Jan is the author of The Election Law Primer for Corporations now in its Sixth Edition published by the American Bar Association. He has written numerous legal articles and opinion pieces published in law journals and other publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Jan is also co-chair of the annual Practising Law Institute program, Corporate Political Activities.

Jan has served as an Executive Assistant to the Chair of the FEC, as 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 Counsel to the Virginia Attorney General for an election recount, and as a member of the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Government Finance Reform. He also has been a member of international observer delegations to national elections in 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 2016: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws
Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Federal Ethics Rules - Corporate Political Activities 2016: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Monday, September 12, 2016
Preface - 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
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
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
Political Contributions and Expenditures by Corporations - 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
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
Preface - 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
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
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2017, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2017 - Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2017, Friday, August 04, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2017 - Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2017, Friday, August 04, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018, Washington, DC
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