Gov't Contractors Must Keep An Eye On Pay-To-Play Laws

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 2:38 PM EST) -- The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case paved the way for explosive growth in political spending during the 2012 election cycle. However, for government contractors and their principals, a growing number of “pay-to-play” laws restrict political contributions and fundraising, and can result in severe penalties, including the loss of contracts. This article looks at recent developments with pay-to-play laws and identifies key steps for staying in compliance.

States and Municipalities

So-called pay-to-play laws have proliferated in recent years, with states and municipalities...
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