***SOLD OUT*** Government Affairs CLE & Reception

 | 01:15 pm to 06:30 pm

Bricker & Eckler LLP

100 South Third Street

Columbus, OH 43215

Registration for this event in Columbus is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Ronda Ray at rray@bricker.com or 614.227.4811.

As an important election year approaches, participants in the political process must be up to speed on the rules and regulations surrounding campaign finance, national convention activity, PACs, ballot issues and more. Executives, in-house counsel, board members and public officials are invited to join us for a free CLE program and networking reception.


1:15 – 1:45 p.m.


1:45 – 1:50 p.m.

Welcome & Introductions
Kurt Tunnell, Managing Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP

1:50 – 2:20 p.m.

Federal Campaign Finance 101CLE
An overview of the federal campaign finance landscape for the upcoming presidential election, including contribution limits and guidelines, corporate activity and regulations governing political activity by PACs, Super PACs, Super Duper PACs, 527 and 501(c)(4) organizations, and corporations.
Maria J. Armstrong, Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP

2:20 – 3:05 p.m.

National Convention ActivityCLE
An overview of the do’s and don’ts related to national convention activities.
Matthew Borges, Chairman, Ohio Republican Party
William P. DeMora, Secretary and Former Executive Director, Ohio Democratic Party
Jennifer H. Kappus, Public Entities Compliance/Regulatory Intelligence Compliance Analyst, KeyBank National Association
Richard G. Zeiger, Senior Vice President & Managing Counsel, KeyBank National Association
Marjorie J. Yano, Associate, Bricker & Eckler LLP

3:05 – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

In-House Counsel Panel DiscussionCLE
A conversation about state and federal campaign finance activities, specifically related to PACs, Super PACs, political parties and 527 organizations.
Sherri Warner, General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer, Ohio Republican Party
Zach West, General Counsel and Director of Operations, Ohio Democratic Party
J. Matthew Yuskewich, CPA, Winterset CPA Group
Christopher N. Slagle, Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

2015 Election Wrap-UpCLE
Recap and analysis of November 3 election results.
Matthew C. Huffman, Former Speaker Pro Tempore, Ohio House of Representatives
Ian James, Chief Executive Officer, The Strategy Network, LLC
Troy Judy, Co-Founder, The Batchelder Company
Brandon Lynaugh, Partner, Strategic Public Partners
Vernon Sykes, Former Representative, Ohio House of Representatives
Gregory J. Lestini, Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Update from the Secretary of State
A look at what’s happening at the Secretary of State’s Office leading up to the 2016 election cycle.
Jon A. Husted, Ohio Secretary of State

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception


CLE Indicates sessions that count toward Supreme Court of Ohio CLE hours of instruction

This program has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 2.75 total CLE hours of instruction.

The seminar will be concurrently videocast to our Cleveland office, which is located at 1001 Lakeside Avenue East, Suite 1350. If you wish to attend in Cleveland or have any questions about the program, contact Traci Graham at 614.227.4941 or tgraham@bricker.com.

To our public sector clients and friends: As you are aware, Ohio's ethics laws prohibit us from giving certain public officials gifts, including food and beverages, of a "substantial value." We estimate that the cost of food and beverage at this event will be approximately $15 per person. While we do not consider this amount to be substantial, we understand that some jurisdictions or individuals may have adopted a more definitive or stringent policy regarding gifts and meals.

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