Brett G. Kappel

Of Counsel

Brett Kappel is a leading national authority on campaign finance, lobbying and government ethics laws and has extensive experience in political law on the local, state and federal levels.

Brett works at the intersection of law and politics where he helps his clients navigate through the maze of federal, state and local laws that govern how people interact with government officials and conduct political and advocacy campaigns. Brett works to demystify the various restrictions and reporting requirements to help people achieve their political and policy goals without fear of inadvertently violating technical requirements.

His clients include tax-exempt organizations, corporations, Members of Congress, candidates for public office, political action committees, and Super PACs. He has served as legal counsel to three Presidential campaigns, six Senate campaigns, and dozens of House campaigns.

Brett advises clients on the development of government relations programs, including the creation and operation of political action committees and other ancillary tax-exempt organizations.

He regularly represents clients in Federal Election Commission (FEC) enforcement proceedings, rulemakings, and the advisory opinion process. He has represented numerous clients with enforcement actions (Matters Under Review) before the FEC and has experience negotiating conciliation agreements.

Brett’s expertise on campaign finance issues has been featured in national publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, Politico, The Hill, and Roll Call.

He has been recognized as a top Washington, DC lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine for legislative and governmental affairs, and administrative law. He was also recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a top lawyer for campaigns and elections.

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