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Of Counsel in the Government Affairs & Public Policy Group and a leader of the Campaign Finance & Political Law Practice.


Media Quote Jason Abel on Supreme Court's Campaign Finance Ruling


Practice areas


  1. Government: 50%
  2. Election Campaigns & Political Law: 45%
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 5%

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Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

1330 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC, 20036


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Editor-in-ChiefUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law2003
Best OralistKeedy Cup Moot Court Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School2003
Winning TeamKeedy Cup Moot Court Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselSteptoe & Johnson, LLP2013 - Present
AssociateAllen & Overy, LLP2011 - 2013
Chief CounselU.S. Senate Committee on Rules & Administration2009 - 2011
CounselOffice of U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer2007 - 2009
AssociateO'Melveny & Myers, LLP2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, Civil Rights CommitteeVice Chair2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice SectionN/AN/A
District of Columbia BarN/AN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Roll CallSenate Confirmation Process Goes 'Nuclear,' but Some Burdens Remain2014
Portfolio Media (Law360)Elections, Political Law And The Financial Services Sector2014
Political Activity, Lobbying Laws and Gift Rules Guide, 3rd EditionState and Local Level Campaign Finance Laws2013
Independent Gasoline MarketingHedging, Swaps and Dodd-Frank: Obligations on End-Users2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)Political Intelligence: The Next Regulatory Frontier?2013
Allen & Overy InsightCFTC Adopts Pay-to-Play Rule for Swap Dealers2012
Allen & Overy InsightRecent Developments in Federal Pay-to-Play Compliance2012
Allen & Overy InsightThe Growing Use of Corporate Governance to Regulate Corporate Political Activity2011
The Encyclopedia of the Constitution (Facts on File)Hate Crimes2009
The Encyclopedia of the Constitution (Facts on File)Section 1983 Lawsuits2009
The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (CQ Press)American Nazi Party and Related Groups2008
John Marshall Law ReviewBalancing a Burning Cross: The Court and Virginia v. Black2005
Asian Law Journal, Boalt HallAmericans Under Attack: The Need for Federal Hate Crimes Legislation in Light of Post-September 11 Attacks on Arab Americans and Muslims2005
Maryland Bar BulletinNever Again is Now - The Law of Genocide2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaCertificate of Business & Public PolicyN/A2003
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Future of Campaign Finance ReformRegulating Corruption2014
Money in Politics: The Good, The Bad, and the UglyCorruption, Speech, and Money: A Brief History of the World, Post-Citizens United2014
Votes and Voices in 2012 - Issues Surrounding the November Election and BeyondCampaign Finance and the DISCLOSE Act2012
Penn Law Professionalism DayLegal Professionalism2012
Citizens United? Evaluating the 2012 Presidential Election in a 'Super PAC' WorldCampaign Finance & Pay-to-Play2012
Arlen Specter's The Whole TruthCitizens United v. FEC2011