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Zachary G. Parks

Covington & Burling LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Zachary Parks advises corporations, trade associations, campaigns, and high-net worth individuals on their most important and challenging political law problems.

Chambers USA describes Mr. Parks as “highly regarded by his clients in the political law arena,” noting that clients praised him as their “go-to outside attorney for election law, campaign finance, pay-to-play and PAC issues.” Mr. Parks is also a leading expert in the emerging corporate political disclosure field, regularly advising corporations on these issues.

Mr. Parks' expertise includes the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the Ethics in Government Act, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s pay-to-play rules. He has also helped clients comply with the election and political laws of all 50 states.

He routinely advises corporations and corporate executives on instituting political law compliance programs and conducts compliance training for senior corporate executives and lobbyists. He also has extensive experience conducting corporate internal investigations concerning campaign finance and lobbying law compliance and has defended his political law clients in investigations by the Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, Congressional committees, and in litigation.

During the 2012 election cycle, Mr. Parks served as one of the original members of the Romney for President, Inc. volunteer legal team. He is also the founder and chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s Political and Election Law Section.

Mr. Parks also has extensive complex litigation experience, having litigated major environmental claims, class actions, and multi-district proceedings for financial institutions, corporations, and public entities.

From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Parks was a law clerk for Judge Thomas B. Griffith on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Zachary G. Parks is associated with the following items:
Journal Chapter  Journal Chapter The Foreign Agents Registration Act: A New Wave of Enforcement - PLI Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Summer 2018), Monday, August 06, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Foreign Agents Registration Act: A New Wave of Enforcement - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
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