Wiley Rein LLP


D. Mark Renaud
Practice Areas
Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University
Law Journals
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Law & Politics
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

D. Mark Renaud

PARTNER

202.719.7405  |  mrenaud@wileyrein.com


Mr. Renaud regularly advises corporations, trade associations, their political action committees (PACs), and others on laws related to political involvement, elections, lobbying, and ethics.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Counsels corporations and trade associations on compliance with all aspects of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), and federal ethics rules.
  • Develops and helps implement political law compliance programs for corporations, trade associations, and other organizations.
  • Advises corporations, nonprofits, trade associations, lobbying firms, PACs, candidates, leadership PACs, and 527s with respect to campaign finance, lobbying, and other political law compliance issues.
  • Counsels corporations with respect to federal, state, and local pay-to-play rules (including Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) Rule G-37 and the SEC's rule for investment advisers), procurement lobbying laws and other state and local lobbying, campaign finance, and ethics issues.
  • Assists corporations and their PACs with filing Federal Election Commission (FEC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and LDA reports as well as state campaign finance, lobbying, and ethics reports.
  • Defends individuals, corporations, candidates, and other political organizations in FEC enforcement actions and other types of campaign finance litigation.
  • Conducts legal compliance audits and internal investigations in connection with PAC and lobbying activity.
  • Advises media companies about the intersection of campaign finance laws and advertising.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Research Associate, Economists Incorporated (1995-1997).
  • Editor, Election Law News, a Wiley Rein publication (2003-Present).

AFFILIATIONS

  • Steering Committee, The Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL).

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