February 18, 2010 - 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST

Citizens United: How the Supreme Court's Decision Will Impact Associations and Their Members

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Venable's Washington, DC office
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Due to severe weather throughout the Washington, DC region, we have rescheduled our upcoming panel discussion "Citizens United: How the Supreme Court's Decision Will Impact Associations and Their Members" to Thursday, February 18th. If you would like to attend, but haven't RSVP'ed yet, please do so by next Tuesday, February 16th.

7:30 to 8:00 am Breakfast and Networking
8:00 to 9:30 am Presentation and Discussion

The Supreme Court's recent decision in the Citizens United case allows corporations and associations to participate directly in the political process. Entities that once had to fund political activities through a PAC can now make independent expenditures and electioneering communications with corporate funds. What does this decision mean for associations, who are now expected to play an important new role in the process for their members?

Join Venable LLP on Thursday, February 11th for a breakfast discussion on this timely issue. Attorneys from Venable's Political Law and Nonprofit groups will be on hand to discuss such topics as:

  • What kinds of communications may associations fund?
  • How can they raise money for these communications?
  • What are the tax consequences of becoming more directly engaged in the process?
  • What type of disclosure of donors is required?
  • Are there constraints on how much political activity an association may conduct?
  • Does this make my PAC obsolete?
  • How can my organization interact with candidates when making expenditures?

Panelists:

Ronald Jacobs, Partner, Political Law Practice
George Constantine, Partner, Associations and Nonprofit Practice

Advance registration is required. There is no fee to attend, however space is limited. Breakfast will be served.

Please RSVP by February 9th to Sondra Behan at sebehan@Venable.com.