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Patricia M. Zweibel

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Patricia M. Zweibel
Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Political Law

Patricia Zweibel advises clients on government affairs matters at the federal, state and local levels, including ethics, lobbying, pay-to-play, conflict-of-interest and campaign finance.

Ms. Zweibel is known for her experience with state and federal pay-to-play laws, particularly SEC pay-to-play Rule 206(4)-5, and she advises clients extensively on compliance policies, procedures and implementation. She conducts employee training sessions on pay-to-play compliance and works with clients on internal investigations and SEC audits. She also advises on the placement agent rules and policies of state and local public pension systems.

Ms. Zweibel represents clients before federal enforcement agencies such as the Office of Congressional Ethics and the Department of Justice, and before state enforcement agencies and ethics commissions. She regularly advises clients on federal and state lobby registration laws, in particular compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act. She also advises clients on municipal advisor issues under Dodd-Frank, and on compliance issues raised under the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (the STOCK Act), which confirms that insider trading provisions in the ‘34 Act and Rule 10b-5 apply to Congress and other federal officials.

Ms. Zweibel also counsels clients on the tax law issues raised by government affairs activity, including issues of tax-exempt entities engaged in political affairs and lobbying, the tax treatment of lobbying expenses, and grassroots lobbying. In addition, she advises clients on tax matters of IRC Section 527 organizations (PACs).

Ms. Zweibel is a co-author of the Practising Law Institute’s “Corporate Political Activities Deskbook.”

Education

LL.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2009 (with distinction; Dean’s List)
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2000 (with honors)
B.M., Eastman School of Music, 1984

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Authorships

Co-Author, “Corporate Political Activities Deskbook,” Practising Law Institute (2012)

Professional Experience

Senior Counsel (2006-2008) and Attorney-Adviser (2000-2006), Internal Revenue Service, Office of Associate Chief Counsel, Income Tax & Accounting

Patricia M. Zweibel is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio State Political Activity Compliance: Understanding the Rules and Assessing Risks, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Treatise  Treatise Corporate Political Activities Deskbook - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (Looseleaf)
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Campaign Finance Under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA); and Appendices 1A-1C - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Introduction and Acknowledgments - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Political Action Committees; and Appendices 2A-2F - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Pay-to-Play Rules; and Appendices 5A-5B - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Preface - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Executive Fundraising; and Appendices 3A-3D - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Federal Lobbying and Gift Laws; and Appendices 6A-6B - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Table of Contents - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
State Laws, Rules, and Policies Impacting Corporate Government Relations; and Appendices 4A-4B - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Index - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
McCutcheon v. FEC - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Federal Election Commission: Processes and Enforcement; and Appendix 8A - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Pay-to-Play Rules - Broker-Dealer Regulation (Second Edition), Friday, September 22, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web State Political Activity Compliance: Understanding the Rules and Assessing Risks - State Political Activity Compliance: Understanding the Rules and Assessing Risks, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts State Political Activity Compliance: Understanding the Rules and Assessing Risks - State Political Activity Compliance: Understanding the Rules and Assessing Risks, Thursday, September 07, 2017
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