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Webinar: ABC Members Do’s and Don’ts During an Election Year

September 9, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the ABC National government affairs team and legal experts for an overview on the do’s and don’ts to help you and your company stay “legal” during the election year. Compliance can be tricky, especially during an election year! Hear from election legal expert Carol Laham about best practices you can implement this year.


Speakers: Carol Laham, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP; Melanie Pfeiffenberger, Director of Political Affairs, ABC National; Kristen Swearingen, Vice President, Legislative & Political Affairs, ABC National

Moderator: Shreya Kanal, Legislative & Political Affairs Coordinator, ABC National

Meet the Speakers

Carol Laham advises corporations, trade associations, political groups and committees, candidates, PACs, media corporations and individuals on federal and state campaign finance and election laws, government ethics and lobbying laws. She is also an experienced litigator who regularly handles complex issues of political, constitutional and administrative law. Laham has been a guest commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CBC and National Public Radio.

Kristen Swearingen is vice president of legislative and political affairs at ABC National. Known as one of the top lobbyists year after year, she leads the association’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and coalition efforts in the business community, chairing the 600-member Coalition for a Democratic Workplace. Prior to joining ABC, she was a staffer in the office of former Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky.

Melanie Pfeiffenberger serves as director of political affairs for ABC. Prior to joining ABC, she served as executive director of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, the premier national organization dedicated exclusively to electing more Republicans to state legislatures. Pfeiffenberger also has experience working in fundraising, grassroots advocacy and local government.


September 9, 2022
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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Baltimore, Maryland 21213 United States
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