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Federal, state, and local laws that govern political activities are increasingly numerous and complex. Inappropriate or illegal political activity can hinder work on important policy issues, impact a corporation's bottom line, or undermine a promising candidacy. Caplin & Drysdale's bipartisan Political Law group provides businesses, trade associations, nonprofits, candidates, and activists with timely, concise counsel on the high-stakes legal issues that involve "pay-to-play" restrictions, lobbying regulations, campaign finance laws, and ethics rules. View our brochure.

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Trevor Potter Comments: Member of Trump's Voter Fraud Panel Pushed to Exclude All Democrats, Moderate Republicans, Academics
September 14, 2017
Trevor Potter Discusses Facebook's Role in Russian Probe
September 13, 2017
Trevor Potter Asks Facebook to Release Content of Russian-Sponsored Ads
September 12, 2017
New York Times Quotes Trevor Potter: Prominent Republicans Urge Supreme Court to End Gerrymandering
September 6, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Earns Top Ranking in 2018 "Best Lawyers in America"
August 15, 2017
Trevor Potter Talks to Washington Post: Supreme Court to Hear Potentially Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering
June 19, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Improve Their 2017 Chambers' Rankings
June 2, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Listed Among D.C.'s Most Prominent Practitioners
April 27, 2017
Washington Post Quotes Bryson Morgan: House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes Recuses Himself From Russia Probe
April 7, 2017
Wall Street Journal Quotes Bryson Morgan on Trump's Revised Trust Agreement
April 3, 2017
WSJ Quotes Trevor Potter: Trump Officials Are Learning How Hard It Is to Sell $1 Billion of Their Assets
March 15, 2017
Trevor Potter Discusses Meeting the Russian Ambassador with The Atlantic
March 13, 2017
Trevor Potter Speaks to The New York Times on Trump's New Ethics Adviser
January 26, 2017
Roll Call Quotes Bryson Morgan: Crisis Averted but Future Is Still Unclear for House Watchdog
January 17, 2017
Washington Post Interviews Trevor Potter: Trump's Government Will Oversee His Businesses
January 15, 2017
Fortune Interviews Matthew Sanderson on What Trump Should Do to Make His Business Trust More Trustworthy
January 13, 2017
Wall Street Journal Interviews Matthew Sanderson on Trump's Existing Foreign Deals
January 13, 2017
ABC News Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Trump Plan to Donate Hotel Profits
January 12, 2017
CBS Radio Interviews Matthew Sanderson on the Potential for Trump to Monetize the Presidency
January 12, 2017
POLITICO Interviews Matthew Sanderson on Trump Appointing an Ethics Adviser
January 12, 2017
Trevor Potter Comments in POLITICO on Trump's Plan to Address Conflicts
January 12, 2017
Matthew Sanderson Comments in New York Times on Trump's Plans for Resolving Business Conflicts
January 11, 2017
TODAY Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Conflicts Facing Trump's Son-in-Law
January 10, 2017
New York Times Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Ethics Concerns Involving Trump's Son-in-Law Becoming Senior Adviser
January 9, 2017
Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter and Bryson Morgan: Sessions Failed to Correctly Disclose Oil Interests
January 9, 2017
The New York Times Quotes Matthew Sanderson: Jared Kushner, a Trump In-Law and Adviser, Chases a Chinese Deal
January 7, 2017
The Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Ethics Warnings Concerning Trump Cabinet Confirmations
January 7, 2017
Trevor Potter Comments on Trump's Businesses Owing $1.8 Billion in Debt
January 5, 2017
Bryson Morgan Speaks to MSNBC: House GOP Scraps Plan to Gut Ethics Office
January 3, 2017
The New York Times Quotes Bryson Morgan on House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office
January 2, 2017
POLITICO Quotes Trevor Potter: Trump Rewards Big Donors with Jobs and Access
December 27, 2016
NPR Speaks to Trevor Potter on Trump's Golf Course Highlighting His Conflicts
December 20, 2016
Matthew Sanderson Interviewed on WNYC's "The Takeaway" Regarding Trump's Conflicts of Interest
December 15, 2016
ABC News Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Rex Tillerson's ExxonMobil Stock Sale
December 13, 2016
POLITICO Interviews Matthew Sanderson: Tillerson Adds to Trump's Ethics Headaches
December 13, 2016
Trevor Potter Comments: Christie Whitman Urges Trump to Divest His Financial Holdings
December 9, 2016
ABC News Interviews Matthew Sanderson on Donald Trump's Options for Separating From His Businesses
December 5, 2016
Politico Quotes Matthew Sanderson: How Trump Can Keep His Company
November 30, 2016
ProPublica Quotes Matthew Sanderson: We May Not Know If Trump's Foreign Business Deals Violate the Constitution
November 28, 2016
ABC News Quotes Trevor Potter and Matthew Sanderson: Donald Trump Walks Fine Ethical Line to White House
November 23, 2016
CNN Interviews Matthew Sanderson on Trump's Children Presenting Potential Conflicts of Interest
November 22, 2016
McClatchy Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Trump's Financial Disclosures Obscuring His Foreign Business Interests
November 21, 2016
The New Yorker Quotes Trevor Potter on Trump's Ethical Conflicts
November 21, 2016
CNN Interviews Matthew Sanderson on Trump's Potential Business Conflicts
November 17, 2016
New York Times Quotes Matthew Sanderson: Trump Team Sets Broader Limits on Lobbying by Former Staff
November 16, 2016
Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Trump's Transition Team Code of Ethics
November 16, 2016
New York Times Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Trump Holdings Raising Potential for Conflicts of Interest
November 14, 2016
CNN's Anderson Cooper Interviews Trevor Potter on Unprecedented Ethical Issues Involving Trump's Transition
November 14, 2016
NPR Interviews Trevor Potter: Donald Trump's Businesses Pose New Conflict of Interest Questions
November 10, 2016
Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter: Trump's Conflicts of Interest Unprecedented in American Presidential History
November 10, 2016
Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on How the Stampede for Big Money Enabled Donald Trump's Rise
November 9, 2016
POLITICO Quotes Trevor Potter: Can the Supreme Court handle a disputed election?
November 7, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale's Core Legal Services Earn Tier 1 Rankings in "Best Law Firms" for 2017
November 2, 2016
Trevor Potter Joins Panel Discussion on Election Integrity
October 28, 2016
Washington Post Interviews Trevor Potter: Trump's Unusual Conflict: Millions in Debts to German Bank Now Facing Federal Fines
September 30, 2016
Best Lawyers in America Lists 18 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
August 15, 2016
Donald Trump and the 'Rigged' Election
August 11, 2016
Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Campaign Finance Rules
July 15, 2016
Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Blurry Line Between Donald Trump's Campaign and Business Interests
June 23, 2016
Trevor Potter Speaks to NPR on Donald Trump Mixing Business with Politics
June 22, 2016
Trevor Potter Comments on Cost of Campaigning Rising Under DOL Rules
June 21, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Listed Among Top Lawyers for Tax, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Political Law
June 1, 2016
Trevor Potter Comments on the Possibility of Floor Fights Over VP Nominee, Platform, at GOP Convention
May 12, 2016
Super Lawyers Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers from Several Practice Areas
April 26, 2016
BillMoyers.com Interviews Trevor Potter on Campaign Finance Reform
April 6, 2016
Time Quotes Trevor Potter on Bernie Sanders' Alaska Super PAC for Millennials
March 21, 2016
CNN Interviews Trevor Potter on Trump's Financial Disclosure
March 17, 2016
Financial Times Quotes Trevor Potter on Barriers to Donald Trump's Running as an Independent
March 17, 2016
Matt Sanderson Receives Par Excellence Award
March 14, 2016
New York Times Reports Mayor Michael Bloomberg Retained Trevor Potter for Advice on Presidential Campaign
March 7, 2016
Arizona Congressional Candidate Announces Hiring of Caplin & Drysdale After Reporting Errors
February 18, 2016
Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Candidates Turning Down Millions of Public Campaign Funding for Private Donations
February 9, 2016
Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Executive Order Forcing Federal Contractors to Disclose Political Contributions
January 20, 2016
Bloomberg Interviews Trevor Potter on Whether a Candidate Born Outside the U.S. Can Qualify for President
January 15, 2016
WSJ Quotes Bryson Morgan on Congressional Members Access to Tickets to College Games
December 14, 2015
Washingtonian Names Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Among Washington's Top Lawyers
November 19, 2015
Bill Moyers Shares Trevor Potter's Speech on Money in Politics
November 3, 2015
U.S. News & World Report Lists Caplin & Drysdale in "Best Law Firms" for 2016
November 2, 2015
Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Political Parties Seeking Million-Dollar Donors
September 20, 2015
MPR News Speaks With Trevor Potter on Dynamics of Campaign Finance System
September 2, 2015
Trevor Potter Comments on Independence of Tax-Exempt Groups in White House Race
August 11, 2015
Trevor Potter Featured on CBS News' Face the Nation
August 2, 2015
Clients and Peers Distinguish Caplin & Drysdale in Chambers' Rankings
May 19, 2015
Trevor Potter Featured on The Diane Rehm Show
May 5, 2015
Super Lawyers Magazine Interviews Caplin & Drysdale's Trevor Potter
April 27, 2015
Super Lawyers Lists Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers
April 23, 2015
Trevor Potter Comments on the Impact of Wealthy Contributors to "Candidate SuperPacs"
April 10, 2015
Trevor Potter Comments on Campaign Watchdogs Claim 2016 Hopefuls Are Skirting Finance Laws
April 3, 2015
Trevor Potter Comments on Menendez Indictment
April 3, 2015
Trevor Potter Comments on the Pre-Campaign Campaign and Raising Money
March 24, 2015
NBC News Quotes Trevor Potter on How Stephen Colbert Taught Jeb Bush To Run For President
March 18, 2015
The Huffington Post Quotes Trevor Potter: 2016 Candidates Thumb Their Noses at Campaign Finance Rules
March 18, 2015
Trevor Potter Comments on Revisiting Nonprofits' Exemptions
March 10, 2015
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Raising Big Money With Special PACs
February 24, 2015
Caplin & Drysdale Elects Three New Members
February 2, 2015
Trevor Potter Reflects on Colbert Show
December 19, 2014
Trevor Potter Appears on Colbert Report Finale
December 18, 2014
CNN Interviews Trevor Potter on Campaign Ads Funded by Independent Groups
November 17, 2014
POLITICO Quotes Trevor Potter on "Pay to Play" Issues for Federal Candidates
November 13, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Receives High Rankings from 2015 U.S. News-Best Law Firms
November 4, 2014
Trevor Potter Participates in IFES Campaign Finance Panel
November 3, 2014
Marketplace Quotes Trevor Potter: Some Consultants See a Payday in Super PACs
October 20, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Earn Best Lawyers Ranking
August 21, 2014
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Sen. Mike Lee Doing ‘Due Diligence' on Illegal Donation Claims
August 13, 2014
With Its Founders, Caplin & Drysdale Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence
July 23, 2014
NBC News Quotes Matthew Sanderson: How Cozy Can Candidates Be With Political Groups? It All Depends
July 1, 2014
Trevor Potter Comments on How Scott Walker's Legal Battle Could Change Federal Elections
June 26, 2014
Trevor Potter Featured in NPQ'S Review of Council on Foundations Annual Conference
June 9, 2014
Deseret News Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Possible Illegal Campaign Donations Made by Businessman Jeremy Johnson
June 5, 2014
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Complaint to Target Alleged Laundered Donations to Mike Lee
June 5, 2014
The Washington Post Features Trevor Potter's Colbert Report Appearances
June 3, 2014
Trevor Potter's Feature on The Colbert Report is More Informative Than Actual News
June 3, 2014
Trevor Potter and Stephen Colbert Educate the Viewing Public on Campaign Finance Law
June 2, 2014
U.S. News Reports "Colbert Report" Viewers Taught More About Super PACs Than Cable News
June 2, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Earns Top Honors in 2014 Chambers USA
May 28, 2014
Senator King's Radio Program Features Trevor Potter
May 10, 2014
Roll Call Quotes Trevor Potter: Did Soft Money Ban Kill Political Parties?
May 6, 2014
The Washington Post Lists Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Among the Top Attorneys in D.C.
April 30, 2014
Trevor Potter Testifies Before Senate Rules Committee on Campaign Finance Legal Issues
April 30, 2014
The National Memo Quotes Trevor Potter: McCutcheon An ‘Open Invitation To Corruption'
April 7, 2014
POLITICO Highlights Caplin & Drysdale's Diagram: McCutcheon in a Chart
April 3, 2014
The Salt Lake Tribune Quotes Matthew Sanderson on McCutcheon Ruling
April 3, 2014
Trevor Potter Comments on Supreme Court's Reversal of a Major Provision of the Campaign Finance Law
April 2, 2014
Wisconsin State Journal Quotes Trevor Potter: John Doe Prosecution Focuses on Coordination
March 14, 2014
Campaign Legal Center, Headed by Trevor Potter, Receives MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions
February 20, 2014
Trevor Potter Explains Campaign Finance Laws at University of Minnesota Event
February 20, 2014
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Super PAC Fights for Ability to Raise Unlimited Contributions
February 12, 2014
Variety Quotes Trevor Potter on Bill Maher's Plans to Oust a Member of Congress
February 3, 2014
Matthew Sanderson Comments on: Why Is Herman Cain Trying to Cure Your Erectile Dysfunction?
January 26, 2014
The New York Times Quotes Matthew Sanderson: The End of the Much-Debated B.C.S.
January 8, 2014
The Atlantic Quotes Trevor Potter on the FEC's Inaction
December 18, 2013
Washingtonian Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Among Washington's Best Lawyers
December 3, 2013
Trevor Potter Voted Among Top 50 Influencers to Watch in 2014
November 19, 2013
Trevor Potter on the State of Money & Politics
November 5, 2013
The American Law Institute Elects Trevor Potter Among Its New Members
October 31, 2013
19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Achieve Best Lawyers in America Ranking
October 21, 2013
60 Minutes Speaks to Trevor Potter About Leadership PACs
October 20, 2013
Trevor Potter Joins Advisory Board of The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
October 9, 2013
Bloomberg Quotes Trevor Potter on Bitcoin and Politics: What Could Go Wrong?
September 6, 2013
Trevor Potter Quoted Regarding Super PAC Backing Kentucky Senator's Campaign
August 22, 2013
Trevor Potter Speaks at Chautauqua 2013 Lecture Series on Campaign Finance
July 18, 2013
DOMA Ruling May Alter Campaign Finance Laws
June 27, 2013
Matthew Sanderson Speaks on Netroots Nation Panel Concerning Unconventional Super PACs
June 22, 2013
Caplin & Drysdale Creates Simplified Tax Guide to Help Employers Hiring Veterans
June 17, 2013
14 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2013
May 29, 2013
POLITICO Quotes Trevor Potter: Huntsman Creating New PAC
May 23, 2013
The Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter: How the IRS Seeded the Clouds for Political Deluge 3 Years Later
May 20, 2013
Trevor Potter Featured on The Colbert Report Regarding 501(c)(4) Groups
May 20, 2013
Trevor Potter Quoted on IRS Efforts to Identify Politically Active Groups
May 17, 2013
Trevor Potter Quoted On Changes to How IRS Regulates Political Groups
May 14, 2013
Super Lawyers Lists Nineteen Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
April 29, 2013
Trevor Potter is Quoted on Political Ads Potentially Violating Campaign Laws
April 5, 2013
The Salt Lake Tribune Quotes Matthew Sanderson and Bryson Morgan on the Unconstitutionality of DOMA
March 26, 2013
Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized by Peers in Best Lawyers in America
March 18, 2013
Bloomberg Quotes Trevor Potter on the First Amendment Rights of Gay Contributors
March 4, 2013
Huffington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on DOMA's Political Activity Restrictions for Gay Couples
March 1, 2013
Windsor Brief: DOMA Affects Campaign Finance Laws
March 1, 2013
Trevor Potter Quoted in The Washington Post, Obama's Proposed Voting Commission Under Partisan Fire From Both Sides
February 14, 2013
Trevor Potter Talks Campaign Finance with BNA
January 28, 2013
Bill Moyers Talks With Trevor Potter About the Most Expensive Election in American History
November 15, 2012
Trevor Potter Discusses the Future of Super PACs
November 14, 2012
Trevor Potter Discusses Dissolving a Super PAC on The Colbert Report
November 12, 2012
U.S. News Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale With Top Ranking
November 8, 2012
Trevor Potter Contributes to Election Night Coverage
November 6, 2012
Trevor Potter Mentioned in Marketplace, Super PACs are here to stay
November 6, 2012
Trevor Potter Interviewed by PBS-Trevor Potter: The Political Reality of Citizens United
October 30, 2012
NPR Interviews Trevor Potter on Obama's Advertising Advantage Over Romney
October 16, 2012
Trevor Potter Quoted on Campaign Finance
October 5, 2012
Trevor Potter Discusses Fighting Big Money in the 2012 Election
September 21, 2012
The Atlantic Features Trevor Potter in: The New Price of American Politics
September 20, 2012
Trevor Potter Quoted in ABC News, Super PAC Raises Beer Money
August 8, 2012
Trevor Potter Quoted in LakeForester: Former FEC Chairman Potter Decries Campaign Finance System
June 26, 2012
Chambers and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2012 Top Rankings
June 12, 2012
Trevor Potter Quoted in The Washington Post: More Shareholders Call On Companies to Disclose Their Political Spending
May 21, 2012
Op-Ed by Trevor Potter: Five Myths About Super PACs, Challenging Everything You Think You Know
April 13, 2012
Colbert Nation Features Trevor Potter: Colbert Super PAC - 501c4 Disclosure
April 3, 2012
Bloomberg Quotes Trevor Potter: Payday Lender Political Donors Hidden in Corporate Names
March 22, 2012
NPR Interviews Trevor Potter on 2012 Political TV: Ads, Lies and Videotape
February 27, 2012
Trevor Potter Quoted in The Economist, The Hands That Prod, The Wallets That Feed
February 27, 2012
Trevor Potter Appears on NPR's Fresh Air
February 23, 2012
Trevor Potter Quoted in Bloomberg, Super PACs Echo Parodies
February 13, 2012
Trevor Potter Quoted in The Associated Press, Foreign Donations a Risk in U.S. Presidential Race
February 10, 2012
Matthew Sanderson Quoted in The Boston Globe, Scott Brown's Daughter Paid $9,500 to Sing at Campaign Events
February 3, 2012
Trevor Potter Interviewed on The Takeaway, Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Man
February 1, 2012
Shauna Polk Quoted in Politico, Stephen Colbert's FEC Report: Big Money!
January 31, 2012
A Q&A With Trevor Potter, Stephen Colbert's Lawyer
January 24, 2012
Trevor Potter Appears on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
January 17, 2012
Trevor Potter Discusses Super PACs on The Diane Rehm Show
January 17, 2012
Trevor Potter Appears on Colbert Nation, Colbert Super PAC - Coordination Resolution With Jon Stewart
January 12, 2012
Trevor Potter Quoted in The Associated Press, Super PACs Buy Time to Keep Secrets
January 7, 2012
'How Many Stephen Colberts Are There?' NYT Article Quotes, Trevor Potter
January 5, 2012
'Super PACs' Are Showing Their Power, Trevor Potter Quoted in LA Times Article
January 3, 2012
Trevor Potter Quoted in The New York Times Blog, The Caucus, 'Ads and 30-Minute Special Will Promote Gingrich'
January 3, 2012
The Washingtonian Lists Eight Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as Top Lawyers in Washington
December 30, 2011
NBC Nightly News Interviews Trevor Potter on Super PACs
December 22, 2011
Trevor Potter Quoted in The Boston Globe, Super PACs' Impact Growing
December 20, 2011
Trevor Potter Quoted in Politico, New-style Scandal Fixer Helps Rick Perry, Herman Cain
December 15, 2011
ESPN Features Matthew Sanderson and Bryson Morgan on A Rich Tradition
December 14, 2011
The Texas Tribune Interviews Trevor Potter
December 8, 2011
Matthew Sanderson Comments in The Washington Post, Law Firms Dominating Campaign Contributions to Obama
November 20, 2011
Matt Sanderson's PlayoffPAC Nominated for Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year
November 18, 2011
Trevor Potter Mentioned in Election Law Blog, Must-Watch Colbert Segments on Super PACs and Coordination With Candidates
November 8, 2011
Stephen Colbert Interviews Trevor Potter on Issue Ads
November 7, 2011
Trevor Potter Mentioned in The Am Law Daily, Bracewell's Scott Segal Tells It Like It Is on Comedy Central
November 1, 2011
Bryson Morgan Quoted in MSNBC, Sports Fans Play the Washington Game
October 28, 2011
Trevor Potter Interview With Politico: The 2012 Election Will Be a Wild West Shootout
October 25, 2011
Trevor Potter Mentioned in the Huffington Post, With Political Spending Outrage in the Streets, Corporate Leaders Talk About Transparency, Accountability
October 21, 2011
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Political Front-Loading
October 16, 2011
Stephen Colbert Interviews Trevor Potter on Creating a Shell Corporation
September 29, 2011
Trevor Potter Quoted in the Congressional Quarterly, the Deregulated Campaign
September 17, 2011
Trevor Potter Quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Fox News, Perry Used Jet of Donor Who Faces SEC Probe
September 7, 2011
NPR's "All Things Considered" Interviews Trevor Potter on SuperPACs
September 3, 2011
The Best Lawyers in America Ranks 19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field
September 1, 2011
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Cybersquatting, Romney-Perry and Perry-Romney Domain Names Selling for $50K
August 28, 2011
Trevor Potter and Shauna Polk Quoted in Politico and Open Secrets Blog, Stephen Colbert Loses Treasurer to Rick Perry
August 18, 2011
The Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter and Matthew Sanderson on Group Shapes Debate on College Football Championship, Despite Tiny Budget
August 17, 2011
Trevor Potter Quoted in the Media, Lawyers Group Wants New Lobbying Rules
August 14, 2011
Matthew Sanderson's PlayoffPAC Files Complaint Against Fiesta Bowl
August 12, 2011
Trevor Potter Quoted in Variety, The Politics of Fuzzy Math
August 12, 2011
Trevor Potter Quoted in Bloomberg, Debt Panel Co-Chairman Murray Counts U.S. Defense Industry as a Top Donor
August 11, 2011
Matthew Sanderson Featured in the Washington Post, Campaign Work Led to Place at Law Firm
August 8, 2011
Money Talks: OpenSecrets.org's Interview With Top Campaign Finance Attorney Trevor Potter
August 3, 2011
Trevor Potter Comments on Pawlenty's Use of ABC Sports Footage in Political Ad
July 22, 2011
Rules Be Damned: Former FEC Chairman Trevor Potter Expects Lots of "Secret Money" to Flow into the 2012 Campaigns
July 14, 2011
POLITICO "Trumpets" Trevor Potter and Matthew Sanderson on Their Representation of Stephen Colbert
July 5, 2011
The Washingtonian Takes Note of Trevor Potter and Matthew Sanderson's Success in Obtaining FEC Approval for Colbert SuperPAC
July 1, 2011
Trevor Potter and Matthew Sanderson Quoted in the Media, FEC Approves Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC
June 30, 2011
Trevor Potter Preps Colbert for His FEC Hearing
June 29, 2011
Trevor Potter Responds to Supreme Court's Ruling on Arizona's Campaign Finance Law
June 27, 2011
Trevor Potter Quoted in the Media, FEC Allows Colbert to Use His TV Show's Resources to Promote His SuperPAC
June 25, 2011
Chambers and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2011 Top Rankings
June 16, 2011
Trevor Potter Answers Stephen Colbert's Questions Concerning FEC Super PAC Requirements
May 31, 2011
Trevor Potter Quoted in New York Times Editorial, The Republicans' ChutzPAC
May 26, 2011
Trevor Potter Comments in Huffington Post Article, James Bopp's Republican SuperPAC Is Illegal
May 23, 2011
Trevor Potter Writes OP-ED: Was the Court Conned in Citizens United?
May 23, 2011
Trevor Potter Comments in ABC Article, Stephen Colbert SuperPAC Hits A Snag
May 21, 2011
Trevor Potter Goes to FEC With Stephen Colbert to File for the Colbert SuperPAC
May 13, 2011
Matthew Sanderson's PlayoffPAC Keeps Pressure on BCS
May 11, 2011
Trevor Potter Argues the FEC "Media Exemption" Applies to Stephen Colbert's Super PAC
May 11, 2011
Fox Business Interviews Matthew Sanderson: BCS Debate Rages On
May 4, 2011
Trevor Potter Advises Colbert on Starting Super PAC
April 14, 2011
Matthew Sanderson Comments on New Allegations Against Fiesta Bowl
April 6, 2011
Trevor Potter Appears on The Colbert Report
March 30, 2011
Trevor Potter Comments on Public Financial Disclosure of Wealthy Presidential Candidates
March 22, 2011
Trevor Potter Speaks About Campaign Finance Reform
March 20, 2011
Trevor Potter Comment on Newt Gingrich's Possible Run for President
March 8, 2011
Trevor Potter Comments on Wisconsin Governor's Union Proposal and Its Impact on the Democratic Party
March 7, 2011
Top Republicans Shy Away From Presidency Bids
February 24, 2011
C-SPAN Interviews Trevor Potter on Proposed Changes to Federal Lobbying Laws
January 18, 2011
Trevor Potter Recommends Changes to Federal Lobbying Laws
January 12, 2011
The New York Times Features Matthew Sanderson on Political Heavy Hitters Take on College Bowls
January 9, 2011
Daily Tax Report Features Matthew Sanderson on Orange Bowl Group's Use of Charitable Funds for Caribbean Cruise
December 30, 2010
Trevor Potter Comments on Tom DeLay's Money Laundering Conviction
November 25, 2010
Trevor Potter Comments on Health Insurers' $86 Million Donation to U.S. Chamber to Oppose Obama's Health Law
November 18, 2010
Trevor Potter Comments on the Citizens United Case and Its Impact on Mid-Term Elections
November 3, 2010
Trevor Potter Comments on SuperPACs and Corporate Campaign Spending
September 28, 2010
Trevor Potter Comments on Republican-Leaning Groups' Expenditures in Congressional Elections
September 27, 2010
Bloomberg Quotes Matthew Sanderson on College Football Playoff Backer Files Tax Complaint Against Bowls
September 23, 2010
The New York Times Quotes Matthew Sanderson on : Tax Exempt Staus of 3 Bowls Challenged
September 22, 2010
The Seattle Times Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Tax Status of Bowl Games Challenged
September 22, 2010
Bloomberg Quotes Trevor Potter: Republican Outside Groups Balance Out Democrats' Cash
September 21, 2010
Caplin & Drysdale Recognized in 2011-2012 U.S. News-Best Law Firms Ranking
September 15, 2010
Matthew Sanderson Quoted on Cybersquatting
September 14, 2010
University of Virginia Renames the Daniel Caplin Professorship in Law to the Mortimer M. Caplin Professorship in Law
August 18, 2010
19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
August 4, 2010
Trevor Potter Discusses The Redistricting Process
July 28, 2010
Chambers USA and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2010 Top Rankings
June 15, 2010
Trevor Potter Comments on the Aftermath of Citizens United
June 10, 2010
Daniel B. Rosenbaum Comments on Audit of Employers Regarding Employment Tax
May 28, 2010
Trevor Potter Responds to Conservative Fears of Book Banning
May 24, 2010
Trevor Potter Testifies Before the House Administration Committee on The Disclose Act
May 11, 2010
Trevor Potter Comments on Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending
April 26, 2010
Trevor Potter Comments on White House Counsel
April 24, 2010
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Political Cybersquatting
February 25, 2010
Trevor Potter Discusses the Impact of Citizens United
February 1, 2010
Trevor Potter Comments on Courts' Decision to Roll Back Limits on Election Spending
January 8, 2010
USA Today Quotes Matthew Sanderson: Will Government Intervene in BCS Mess?
January 6, 2010
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Fleischer vs. PAC in Bowl Brawl
January 5, 2010
NPR Speaks with Matthew Sanderson on Anti-BCS Campaign Gets Nasty Political Favor
January 4, 2010
USA Today Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Political Action Committee to Run Ad Promoting College Football Playoff
January 4, 2010
POLITICO Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Complaint Filed Against Fiest Bowl
December 30, 2009
Deseret News Quotes Matthew Sanderson on 2000s: The First Decade - Utah at Front of BCS Battles
December 29, 2009
ABC News Interviews Matthew Sanderson: Should Congress Kill the BCS?
December 21, 2009
CBS News Interviews Matthew Sanderson on College Football Playoff Bill Moves Forward
December 9, 2009
ESPN Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Playoff Legislation on House Docket
December 9, 2009
The Wall Street Journal Quotes Matthew Sanderson: TCU Plays BSU in the BCS? OMG!
December 9, 2009
Deseret News Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Commentary: BCS Still Not Doing Enough to Be Fair
December 7, 2009
POLITICO Quotes Matthew Sanderson on BCS Puts Ari Fleischer in the Lineup
November 23, 2009
Trevor Potter Joins Marc Elias to Improve Voter Registration
November 3, 2009
Washingtonian Magazine Lists Six Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as Top Lawyers in Washington
November 1, 2009
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Dick Harmon: BCS a Tad Nervous as Congress Watches
October 31, 2009
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Rage Over College Football Sparks Political Action
October 27, 2009
Fox Business Interviews Matthew Sanderson on Push for College Football Playoffs
October 23, 2009
CBS News Interviews Matthew Sanderson on Unplugged Under 40: The Battle to Change the BCS
October 22, 2009
Matthew Sanderson Comments on Fans Against BCS Form PAC
October 19, 2009
Lawmakers Must Cross Aisle on Vote Reforms
September 8, 2009
Trevor Potter Discusses the Constitutionality of Campaign Finance Limits for Corporations on Moyers' PBS Show
September 4, 2009
Trevor Potter Announces Bipartisan Committee to Modernize Voter Registration
August 31, 2009
Vote for This
August 31, 2009
Supreme Court to Examine Corporate Spending in Elections; Major Shift Possible
August 20, 2009
Trevor Potter Comments on McCain's Investigation of Obama Birth Claims
July 27, 2009
Radio Interview: Ruling May Change Campaign Finance
July 1, 2009
Radio Interview: Caplin & Drysdale's Trevor Potter Responds to Supreme Court Order on Anti-Hillary Film
June 30, 2009
Chambers USA 2009 Recognizes Eight Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as ‘America's Leading Lawyers'
June 15, 2009
Campaign Finance Rules May Take a Beating
May 18, 2009
New Wisconsin Prosperity Network Group Would Push GOP Causes
May 10, 2009
Obama, McCain Lawyers Unite for Election Reform
May 6, 2009
Morning Business: New Blood
May 5, 2009
Super Lawyers Recognizes Nine Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys in Five Practice Areas
March 27, 2009

Events

Trevor Potter to Speak to League of Women Voters on Money in Politics
May 11, 2017
Trevor Potter to Moderate Campaign Finance Presentation with Richard Hasen
May 5, 2016
Trevor Potter to Moderate Campaign Finance Presentation
January 22, 2016
Trevor Potter to Present Keynote Speech at Independent Sector National Conference
October 28, 2015
Trevor Potter to Speak at Harvard Law School
October 9, 2015
Trevor Potter and Matthew Sanderson to Speak on Campaign Finance in the 2014 Election and in the Future
November 10, 2014
Trevor Potter to Speak on Yale University's Political Donations Panel
November 10, 2014
Trevor Potter to Speak at IFES 2012 U.S. Election Program
November 4, 2014
Matthew Sanderson to Speak on Best Practices in Corporate Political Activity
October 13, 2014
Trevor Potter to Speak at the University of Kentucky College of Law
October 1, 2014
Trevor Potter to Speak to Election Law Class at the University of Kentucky College of Law
October 1, 2014
Matthew Sanderson to Speak on Effective Advocacy in Washington
September 15, 2014
Matthew Sanderson to Present Recent Trends in Political Law Web Conference
September 10, 2014
Trevor Potter to Serve as Panelist at California Polytechnic State University
June 2, 2014
Trevor Potter to Speak on Campaign Finance Law at Princeton University
April 22, 2014
Matthew Sanderson to Host Webinar: "The New ‘Super PAC'?: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Joint Fundraising Committees"
April 11, 2014
Trevor Potter to Speak at FBA's 2014 Tax Law Conference
February 28, 2014
Trevor Potter to Speak at Campaign Finance Reform Luncheon
July 24, 2013
Matt Sanderson Speak at Utah State Bar Annual Conference
July 20, 2013
Matthew Sanderson to Speak at Netroots Nation 2013
June 22, 2013
Trevor Potter to Speak at The National Press Club Event Following the Money: A Post-Mortem on 2012 and a Look to What's Next
December 4, 2012
Trevor Potter to Speak at COGEL 2012 Annual Conference
December 3, 2012
Trevor Potter Joins Super PAC Televised Debate
September 12, 2012
Trevor Potter to Speak to League of Women Voters 50th National Convention in Washington, D.C.
June 12, 2012
Trevor Potter to Speak at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute
May 21, 2012
Trevor Potter to Chair the Conference on Corporate Political Spending
May 15, 2012
Trevor Potter to Speak at the SIEPR Policy Forum: Money, Politics, and the Economy
May 11, 2012
Campaign Finance after Citizens United: A Primer on Super PACs and Corporate Political Activity
May 8, 2012
Trevor Potter to Speak at the Georgetown Law Center Conference on Impact of Citizens United v. FEC on Campaign Finance
April 19, 2012
Trevor Potter to Speak on Super Pacs at Brookings Institute
March 1, 2012
Trevor Potter Speak at the 2011 Symposium on Corporate Political Spending in New York
October 20, 2011
Bringing Voter Registration into the 21st Century
September 19, 2011
Annual Hedge Fund General Counsel Summit
September 13, 2011
Wested Legal Reviews Campaign Finance in Washington, D.C.
July 22, 2010
Foundational Shifts in Political Law: Citizens United, Pay to Play and Lobbying Reform
June 8, 2010
Trevor Potter and Douglas Varley Present Audio Conference Panel
January 29, 2010
Audio Conference: The Brave New World of Campaign Finance
January 27, 2010
Douglas Varley to Present on Current Developments in Nonprofit Governance and Advocacy
November 17, 2009
Audio Conference: The SEC Enters the Fray Around "Pay to Play"
October 1, 2009

Publications

Trevor Potter: Presidential Election Commission Focused on Manufacturing Evidence to Support Its Own Foregone Conclusions
July 19, 2017
Churches Cannot be Allowed to Become Political Dark Money Shops
May 4, 2017
The Important Money-in-Politics Questions to Ask Judge Gorsuch
March 18, 2017
Donald Trump Hasn't Solved Any of His Conflicts of Interest. He Could Have. He Chose Not To.
January 11, 2017
Office of Congressional Ethics Too Important to be a Tweet Away From Death
January 11, 2017
How President Trump Could Use the White House to Enrich Himself and His Family
November 18, 2016
Commentary: These ballot initiatives could help fix our broken election system
November 7, 2016
Donald Trump and the 'Rigged' Election
August 11, 2016
To Get Ahead in Congress: Skip Governing, Raise Money
April 6, 2015
Here's What I Learned When I Helped Stephen Colbert Set Up His Super PAC
January 21, 2015
When It Comes to Money in Politics, The Supreme Court Lives in a Different Reality
January 16, 2015
How Stephen Colbert Schooled Americans in Campaign Finance
December 16, 2014
Op-Ed: A 'People's Pledge' Could Quell The Politics in Judicial Elections
November 3, 2014
Political Activity, Lobbying Laws, and Gift Rules Guide
January 1, 2014
The Supreme Court Needs to Get Smarter About Politics
October 11, 2013
The History of Undisclosed Spending in U.S. Elections & How 2012 Became the "Dark Money" Election
June 1, 2013
A New Recipe for Election Reform
May 9, 2013
Low-Income Students Must Aim High, Seize Opportunities Offered to Them
May 7, 2013
A Simple Plan to Drastically Improve Voting, Stop Fraud, and Save Money
April 18, 2013
Campaign Finance: Remedies Beyond the Court
January 8, 2013
Three Can Keep a Secret, If Two of Them Are Dead: A Thought Experiment Around Compelled Public Disclosure of "Anonymous" Political Expenditures
July 1, 2012
The Case for Tradable Tax Credits
November 1, 2011
Federal Campaign Finance Law: A Primer for the Lobbyist
January 3, 2011
Advise Client Companies to Review Payroll Practices
September 10, 2010
Federal and State Governments Target Employment Tax Compliance
September 1, 2010
Once Again Employment Tax Compliance at the Forefront of IRS's Enforcement Agenda
June 21, 2010
Utah's Way of Picking Candidates Robs Voters
June 21, 2010
The Conservative Case for College Football Reform
January 6, 2010
Elections: Administrative Law Developments
January 1, 2010
Congress Can Better Voter Registration
September 14, 2009
Money Business: Constitutional Opinions
September 11, 2009
A New Page for Voting: It's Time to Ditch Paper-Based Registration
June 25, 2009
Hiring Former Federal Government Employees as Lobbyists
June 11, 2009
New Guidance on Lobbyist Reporting and Termination
June 11, 2009
SEC to Propose Pay-to-Play Rule for Investment Advisors in July
June 11, 2009
White House Revises Ban on Stimulus Contacts
June 11, 2009
Writing an Effective Corporate Political Activity Policy
June 11, 2009
Analysis of Bill Clinton's Cybersquatting Loss
June 4, 2009
Next Phase of Election Reform: Start with Facts
May 5, 2009
".Pol", a ".Com" for Political Candidates
May 1, 2009
A Dot-Pol of Their Own
April 11, 2009
GAO Report on Lobbying Disclosure
April 6, 2009
Disclosure Rules for Lobbyist Bundling
January 16, 2009
Gift Rules Applicable to Members and Staff of the 111th Congress
January 16, 2009
Recent Developments in State Pay-to-Play Law
January 16, 2009
Candidates, Squatters and Gripers: A Primer on Political Cybersquatting and A Proposal for Reform
January 1, 2009
Lobbyist Bundling of Campaign Contributions
January 1, 2009
From Intent to Outcome: Balloting and Tabulation Around the World
October 1, 2008
Voodoo Economics: A Look Abroad for a Supply-Side Solution to America's Campaign Finance Riddle
September 1, 2008
Political Activity, Lobbying Laws and Gift Rules Guide
January 1, 2008
Money Adds New Dimension to 'Veepstakes'
December 5, 2007
Speech Governed by Federal Election Laws and Election Law and the Internet
January 1, 2005
The New Campaign Finance Sourcebook
January 1, 2005
Section 6700 - IRS's Newly Found Weapon Against Professionals
April 1, 2004
Election Law and the Internet
January 1, 2003
Issue Advocacy: If It Cannot Be Regulated When It Is Least Valuable, It Cannot Be Regulated When It Is Most Valuable
September 1, 2000
Federal Election Law and the Internet
January 1, 2000

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