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A guide to corporate political activity in the US

Overview

US companies and foreign companies with operations in the US increasingly need to engage in the US political and electoral process to remain competitive, as regulatory developments and public procurement can have a significant impact on revenue and profitability.


Corporate political activities, however, are highly regulated as they are subject to a complex web of federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any interaction with a public official, from making a political contribution, lobbying or having lunch, could be subject to restrictions or disclosure obligations.


This Allen & Overy guide is designed to help companies understand and comply with federal campaign finance laws and the Federal Election Commission, the agency that oversees these laws. It will be particularly useful for foreign companies with US operations or US subsidiaries that are politically engaged.


 

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