Corporate Political Spending: Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Corporate Political Activities 2015: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws
10 & 11 September, 2015 | Practising Law Institute | Washington, DC
The Practising Law Institute will hold it's annual Corporate Political Activities seminar in Washington, DC. This session is co-chaired by Jan Witold Baran of Wiley Rein LLP, Kenneth A. Gross of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Chip Nielsen of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP.

Recent Events

Corporate Political Activities 2014
11 & 12 September, 2014 | Practising Law Institute | Washington, DC
Committee Co-Chairs Wesley Bizzell and Dan Bross spoke at the Practising Law Institute 2014 Corporate Political Activities seminar in Washington, DC.

Corporate Political Activity: Nuts & Bolts
26 June, 2014 | Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals | Boston, MA
Committee staffer Marcel Bucsescu spoke at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Corportate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. The panel was moderated by Gerralyn Ritter, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Secretary and Assistant General Counsel, Merck & Co., Inc.  and included Paul S. Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC, Bruce F. Freed, President, Center for Political Activity, and Jonathan R. Macey, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law, Yale Law School.

501(c)’s and the Proposed Political Activity Rules: Implications for Business
On Demand Webcast
This winter, the IRS and Treasury Department issued proposed regulatory changes for 501(c)(4) organizations, also known as “Social Welfare Organizations”. What do companies need to understand about the proposed rules?

Corporate Political Activities 2013: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws
30 September - 01 October, 2013 | Practising Law Institute | Washington, DC
Committee Co-Chair Dan Bross and Committee Member Wesley Bizzell spoke at the Practising Law Institute 2014 Corporate Political Activities seminar in Washington, DC on the topic of Shareholder Resolutions for Corporate Political Activity and Lobby Expenditures.

Luncheon: Hiding in Plain Sight - The Problem of Transparency in Political Finance
24 July, 2013 | Washington, DC
On July 24, 2013, The Conference Board Governance Center and the Committee for Economic Development hosted a luncheon on Perspectives from Business on Campaign Finance Reform at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. For a summary of the event, please see the event page.

Governance Watch: Corporate Political Spending
On Demand Webcast
Hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb, this Governance Watch webcast reviewed the latest developments in the area of corporate political disclosure and considered next steps in the debate over corproate political spending.

The 2012 Corporate Political Spending Conference
15 May, 2012 | Washington, DC

To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Is that the question? – Key Actors and Actions in the Disclosure Debate
On Demand Webcast

Emerging Practices in Corporate Political Spending for the 2012 Proxy and Election Seasons
On Demand Webcast

When Businesses Lead – How Companies are Playing a Responsible and Active Role

On Demand Webcast


Shareholders – Perspectives and Trends That Companies Need to Know

On Demand Webcast

2011 Symposium on Corporate Political Spending
20 October, 2011 | New York, NY
On October 20, 2011, The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending hosted a public symposium to discuss the issues and the steps that corporations can take to participate in the political process in a thoughtful, responsible, and proactive way.

Show Me the Money: The Debate Over Corporate Political Spending Disclosures
On Demand Webcast
With the July re-introduction of the Shareholder Protection Act calling for greater shareholder say in corporate political spending, the debate over disclosure practices of such spending is again coming to the fore. Hear from a group of seasoned panelists on the likely success of legislative efforts and what lies ahead for the 2012 proxy season.

Hidden Money: The Need for Transparency in Political Finance
26 September, 2011 | Committee for Economic Development | Washington, DC
A presentation of three new reports from the Committee for Economic Development (CED)


The list of events above is not exhaustive and intended to provide an overview of some of the events in the area of corporate political spending.

The Conference Board does not represent that the data, information, analysis, conclusions, or opinions provided by the listed Internet resources are correct or complete. The non-Conference Board events listed above are included for informational purposes and convenience only, and are not affiliated with, endorsed, or recommended by The Conference Board, the Committee, or its members.

Updated: 10/31/2014

Download the Committee's Report

You can now download the Committee's Report, Corporate Political Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure.

Complimentary registration required.

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Handbook on Corporate Political Activity

This handbook offers an overview of the legal rules and standard practices related to political activity, as well as a discussion of internal oversight of political spending.

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