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I am a conservative attorney who specializes in campaign finance and election law.  I most recently worked as Deputy Campaign Manager and General Counsel for Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner's California Gubernatorial race. Before that, I was FEC Counsel for McCain-Palin 2008 and was Deputy General Counsel for the Romney for President.  

My legal practice consists of advising corporate, non-profit and campaign clients on:

  • federal and state campaign finance laws

  • lobbying disclosure

  • government ethics laws

  • public official financial disclosure

  • fundraising strategy

  • campaign administration

  • ballot access

  • Election Day operations

  • delegate selection rules

  • advertising direct mail robo-call and other public communications compliance

  • and political convention rules and operations.

I previously worked as legal counsel to the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives where I focused on issues such as HAVA implementation, election integrity, congressional ethics, and campaign finance. I worked at the Federal Election Commission as law clerk to Commissioner Michael E. Toner and at the DC law firm Caplin & Drysdale where I focused exclusively on campaign finance, election law and lobbying issues.  


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Poizner For Governor 2010
520 Capitol Mall Ste. 220
Sacramento, CA, 95814

804 Baronial Lane
Rocklin, CA, 95765-5354


Practice areas


  1. Election Campaign: 100%
    11 years

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Campaign ManagerPoizner for Governor 20102009 - 2010
Campaign Finance CounselMcCain-Palin 20082008 - 2008
Deputy General CounselRomney for President2007 - 2008
Associate AttorneyCaplin & Drysdale Chartered2006 - 2007
CounselUS House of Representatives -- Committee on House Administration2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Republican National Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Federalist SocietyN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice GroupsThe Uncertain Future of the Presidential Public Financing System2008
Nexus: Chapman's Journal of Law and Public PolicyThe Struggle to Regulate 527s: Through the FEC, Congress and the Courts2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nexus Law Journal 2007 ConferenceThe Struggle to Regulate 527s2007