In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and related cases, a new breed of federal political action committees, so-called “Super PACs,” are playing a major role in the 2012 election.
On Tuesday, March 13th, from 1pm-2pm Eastern time, PLI will be hosting a One Hour Briefing entitled, “Super PACs and the 2012 Election: A Primer for Corporations”. These new entities are able to raise unlimited sums of corporate and individual money to pay for independent campaign activities, such as broadcast advertising. Senior corporate executives, and corporations themselves, are being asked to contribute to Super PACs. This live webcast will provide an explanation of what Super PACs are and how they work, as well as practical tips for in-house counsel who are asked to review solicitations for Super PAC contributions directed to corporations and senior executives.
There is still time to register for the One Hour Briefing, so don’t hesitate. In this election season, make sure you are fully abreast of the rules and issues relating to corporate political contributions. I will be posting notes from “Super PACs and the 2012 Election: A Primer for Corporations”, so stay tuned for that as well!