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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
1 day ago

Description

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a full-time candidate to join the growing Political Law practice group as a Senior Public Policy Specialist report directly to the Public Law & Policy Practice Manager.

The position will reside in the Washington, DC office and will assist in managing day-to-day compliance issues for clients of the firm. The ideal candidate will have a background with campaign finance, lobby disclosure, gift disclosure. pay-to-play and political campaign issues at the federal, state and local levels. Duties include but are not limited to the following.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Prepare and file lobbying registration and disclosure reports at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Monitor client corporate and individual political contributions to ensure compliance with federal, state and local limitations.
  • Manage multiple PACs on a day to day basis:
  • Maintain PAC balances.
  • Maintain compliance records.
  • Prepare and file federal PAC reports in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and file any state required PAC reports in a timely manner.
  • Resolve any inconsistencies of PAC balances or filings.
  • Assist clients as needed with solicitations and PAC data analyses.
  • Maintain familiarity with campaign finance, lobby, gift and pay-to-play disclosure requirements.
  • Research and respond to client requests, which may include drafting memoranda, briefing papers and correspondence.
  • Research various topics of importance to clients on campaign finance and lobbying matters.
  • Draft Alerts on key updates on political law disclosure to be published online.
  • Train and oversee new political law paralegals.
  • Assume other responsibilities as requested in support of the practice group's goals and objectives.

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Political Law, including Political Action Committee or campaign management (including preparation of FEC reports) and lobbying compliance (preferably federal and state)
  • Familiarity with campaign finance software (Aristotle, DDC, FECFile)
  • Understanding of and ability to apply federal and state requirements for political activity disclosure and reporting
  • Understanding of political and legislative processes
  • Superior client service skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Must possess good judgment and a strong sense of responsibility, integrity and loyalty
  • Experience working on a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment, respond to tight deadlines and multiple demands from clients and partners by multi-tasking and prioritizing among competing tasks
  • Must be able to complete tasks thoroughly under pressure and time constraints
  • Must be a self-starter able to operate independently as needed
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office including Word and Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint


Job Information

  • Job ID: 60139063
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Public Policy Specialist (Political Law)
  • Company Name: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Job Function: Campaign/PAC,
    Legal
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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