April 24, 2013

Join Us Tuesday to Discuss the Future of the Federal Election Commission

By CREW Staff

America’s complicated campaign finance system requires effective, efficient, and competent regulation.

Future of the FECYet the government body charged with this oversight, the Federal Election Commission (FEC), is regularly derided as the most dysfunctional agency in Washington. Further, as of April 30, 2013, the Commission will have one vacancy and the terms of the remaining five Commissioners will have expired, making an examination of the agency’s future particularly timely.

Join a group of legal and campaign finance experts for a thought-provoking panel discussion on how the FEC might be improved, focusing on education, compliance, and enforcement.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Professor Spencer Overton, Director of the George Washington University Political Law Studies Initiative.

Panelists include:

  • Richard Briffault, Columbia Law School
  • Laurence E. Gold, Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold
  • Lawrence M. Noble, Americans for Campaign Reform
  • Bradley A. Smith, Capital University Law School
  • Scott E. Thomas, Dickstein Shapiro
  • Eric Wang, Americans for Prosperity

The panel will be moderated by CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan and William McGinley of Patton Boggs.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
12:15 – 2:00 p.m.

George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
2000 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20052


Watch the panel here:


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