Jim Kahl Quoted on Citizens United Spending in New Article
January 18, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United decision led to increased political spending in the 2012 election, according to a new article by The Center for Public Integrity. The story also was picked up by NBC News.
The article featured comments from Womble Carlyle Political Law attorney Jim Kahl, who advises companies on campaign finance and election law compliance. Womble Carlyle attorneys Jim Kahl and Gregg Skall submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the prevailing parties in the Citizens United case.
Jim Kahl represents clients regarding the regulation of political activity, including counseling on federal and state laws governing campaign finance, government ethics, lobbying laws, and political activity by government employees. With an extensive background working in and practicing before federal agencies, Kahl helps clients navigate the complex regulatory maze that impacts federal and state political activity. From 2002 to 2007, Kahl served as Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Election Commission. He also served as Deputy Special Counsel at the US Office of Special Counsel.