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Survey of the Pay-to-Play Laws of the United States

Companies doing business with state and local governments or operating in regulated industries are subject to a dizzying array of “pay-to-play” rules.  These rules effectively prohibit company executives and employees (and in some cases, their family members) from making certain personal political contributions.  Even inadvertent violations can be dangerous:  a single political contribution can, for example, … Continue Reading

Contribution Bans and Pay-to-Play Laws—The Next Frontier of Litigation?

Last Friday in a precedential opinion, the Sixth Circuit struck down an Ohio pay-to-play law that made it a crime for Attorney-General or county-prosecutor candidates to accept campaign contributions from Medicaid providers or any person with an ownership interest in a Medicaid provider on the theory that the successful candidates might be reluctant to prosecute … Continue Reading