Citizens United v. FEC decision
At noon on April 22, 2014, at the Madison Club, Attorney Mike Wittenwyler will be discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision and its effect on the 2014 election. In short, Citizens United reshaped the regulatory landscape surrounding political communications by eliminating the source restrictions on who could sponsor and contribute to independent expenditures and, as a result, allowing for unlimited corporate and labor money to be spent on federal, state and local election.
Mike Wittenwyler is an administrative and regulatory attorney at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., and the lead attorney in the firm’s Political Law Group. He advises businesses, trade associations and other organizations in their interactions with government - local, state and federal. Mike works with clients each day on campaign finance, election law, ethics and lobbying regulation, and the tax regulation of political and lobbying activities. He performs legislative planning, analysis and drafting for business and industry groups. His work on administrative and regulatory matters includes responding to agency investigations and enforcement actions as well as the review of and challenge to agency actions. He often participates in litigation on these matters on behalf of coalitions of individuals, businesses and trade associations.