Marc Elias '90, firmwide chair of political law at the Washington, D.C., firm Perkins Coie LLP, will present a lecture titled “Money, Politics, and the 2012 Election,” on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Elias is a visiting distinguished lecturer in Hamilton’s Government Department this semester. As chair of the political law practice at Perkins Coie, he focuses on representing elected officials, candidates, parties, corporations and PACs in connection with campaign finance, ethics, lobbying disclosure and white-collar criminal defense matters. Elias’ clients include the Democratic Party and numerous U.S. Senators and Representatives and their campaigns. He served as lead counsel for Senator Al Franken in the 2008 Minnesota Senate recount and contest and as general counsel to the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign.
Elias was featured in a July, 2011, article in Politico magazine titled “50 politicos to watch: litigators,” which referred to him as “the go-to lawyer for Democratic politicians.”
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Libertas Americana Project and the Alexander Hamilton Institute with support from the Dean of Faculty.