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2012 Corporate Political Spending Conference

The Corporate Political Spending Conference, held on May 15, 2012 in Washington, D.C., focused on how companies that engage in the political process can meet the challenges of the complex environment created by the Citizens United decision and increased public and media scrutiny.

The conference, chaired by Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, gave executives responsible for political spending decisions and policies an opportunity to hear from and engage with thought leaders in the field, including members of The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending.

Business leaders and experts in corporate political spending addressed key strategic issues, including policies and practices, board oversight, disclosure, and the risks involved with political activity. This conference also covered:

  • Compliance and Training for Corporate Political Spending
  • Political Spending Governance: The Role of Senior Management and the Board
  • Effective Political Engagement: When, Why, and How to Engage in the Political Process under Citizens United
  • Political Spending in the Boardroom: The Role of Boards and Shareholders
  • Communicating Your Political Activity Strategy

For additional details on the 2012 Corporate Political Spending Conference, please view the conference agenda.

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Updated: 01/14/2015

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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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