Non Federal Compliance Manager - Political Law

Non Federal Compliance Manager - Political Law

Company Name: 
Perkins Coie LLP
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
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Job Summary: 

The Non-Federal Compliance Manager will oversee the state and/or local lobbying and reporting for internal and external clients. Serve as the subject matter expert regarding nonfederal lobbying for external clients and for the firm as needed. 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage state and local lobbying reports and workflow, ensuring that registrations, renewals, terminations and periodic disclosure reports are accurate and timely filed in accordance with jurisdictional requirements (monthly, bi-monthly, semiannual, annual deadlines, and other deadlines as needed). Communicate regularly with external and internal clients regarding filing deadlines and disclosure requirements. 
  • Prepare, submit and/or maintain state and local lobbying reports, amendments, terminations and periodic disclosure reports. Review state and local reports and documents prepared by clients; train clients on relevant compliance laws, rules, regulations and reporting processes and procedures.
  • Serve as a central point of contact for state and local lobbying compliance-related inquiries; consult and advise up to the point of legal advice regarding lobbying compliance issues, triggers for registration and reporting obligations, disclosure requirements, and reporting processes and procedures. Research laws, rules and regulations as necessary and coordinate legal response as requested or required.
  • Review client-provided materials; interpret information regarding clients' lobbying-related income or expenditures, policies and procedures, and lobbying activities with reference to various jurisdictional disclosure requirements and advise regarding compliance issues.  
  • Create generic and client-tailored jurisdiction-specific communications for compliance purposes, including managing registration and reporting obligations, soliciting data for disclosure reports and supporting certifications/verifications.
  • Train internal and external clients on reporting systems, processes and procedures. Monitor developments in state and local lobbying laws, rules, regulations and procedures; prepare and disseminate Client Alerts highlighting relevant changes.
  • Provide administrative support to PLG attorneys, researching relevant laws, rules and regulations; coordinate legal responses as requested; prepare and update drafts of legal memos and documents.
Requirements or Qualifications: 

Specific Skills Required:

Superior knowledge and understanding of state and local lobbying disclosure laws and related regulations. Fluency in standard MS Office applications. Strong organization and prioritization skills and the ability to manage time-sensitive matters.  Superior customer service skills.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  

Education & Experience:

Requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of government affairs compliance experience, or equivalent. Requires extensive experience producing state and local lobbying reports.

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