Government & Public Policy

Election Law

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Obermayer’s Election Law Group offers clients a full-range of legal services involving all aspects of election law as it applies to federal, state and local candidates, campaigns, political parties and political committees. Our services also include advising on ethics matters (Congress, state and local), lobbying law requirements, gaming regulations and laws as they affect campaign finance matters and municipal and securities regulations pertaining to those industries restrictions on contributions to political candidates, parties and committees.

We represent federal, state and local candidates; candidate committees; political party committees; political action committees; individuals and governmental bodies in the full range of federal and state election law matters.

Clients have included candidates for the president of United States, the U.S. Congress, Pennsylvania governor, the judiciary, the Pennsylvania State Legislature, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, mayor of Philadelphia, city-wide and local offices.

In addition, we also advise candidates for election to state judicial office and retention to judicial office in Pennsylvania as to the restrictions and limits placed upon their candidacies and activities by the Judicial Code of Conduct and the Election Code of Pennsylvania.

Our attorneys have been recognized for their special emphasis on campaign finance law (federal and state), nomination petitions and ballot access matters, recounts and election contests, regulatory matters, corporate and association sponsored political action committees, voting equipment and systems, conduct of elections, First Amendment issues relating to political speech, referendums, compliance with Help America Vote Act and matters involving redistricting issues.

Our attorneys have litigated election law matters in federal and state courts, and the chair of the Election Law Group has successfully litigated ten election law cases to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Numerous reported election law cases are those in which the firm was counsel to one of the parties.

The chair of the Election Law Group has also written several manuals on election law issues and is a regular columnist for a newspaper on election law matters.  He has also been invited to speak to national and state election lawyer groups on election law issues and he has published numerous chapters, articles and papers related to those presentations.

Of special note, one of our attorneys currently serves as general counsel of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, general counsel to the Tom Corbett for Governor Committee and as counsel to the Pennsylvania House Republican Campaign Committee.