With extensive experience in political law, Brett G. Kappel works with clients to navigate complex federal and state laws and regulations governing campaign finance, lobbying, and government ethics. His clients include corporations, trade associations, Members of Congress, candidates for public office, political action committees, and Super PACs.
Brett has served as legal counsel to three Presidential campaigns, six Senate campaigns and dozens of House campaigns. A regular commentator on campaign finance issues, Brett’s insights have been featured in such national publications as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune,Politico, The Hill, and Roll Call.
Brett has represented clients in Federal Election Commission (FEC) enforcement proceedings, rulemakings, and the advisory opinion process. He has represented numerous clients with Matters Under Review (MURs) before the FEC and has experience negotiating conciliation agreements.
In addition, he advises clients on the development of government relations programs, including the creation and operation of political action committees and other ancillary tax-exempt organizations. He has lobbied Congress on numerous issues, including financial services, intellectual property, aviation, and energy.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1990
- B.A., State University of New York at Albany, Political Science, 1980, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions : District of Columbia; Virginia
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