Janice Ryan is an experienced general counsel to tax-exempt organizations, specializing in lobbying and political activities compliance. Janice counsels advocacy groups, charities, associations, political organizations, and businesses on the full spectrum of legal issues related to their efforts to influence public policy and elections. She is adept at delivering creative solutions to complex problems and providing pragmatic day-to-day general counseling tailored to her clients’ specific needs and goals. Janice’s clients appreciate her accessibility and responsiveness, and her ability to bring together and manage the right team of attorneys within the firm to solve the problem at hand, providing her clients with seamless, full-service legal support.
Influencing public policy and elections can be an important tool for advancing nonprofits’ missions. In this session, participants will learn about the federal tax rules for lobbying and political activities of 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(6) organizations; identify the lobbying disclosure and campaign finance laws that apply to these activities; and consider how to use affiliated […]