Tom John Quoted in Columbus Business First - "Book of Law: Election season means it’s time to refresh rules of giving"
Ice Miller partner Tom John was quoted in the Columbus Business First's article Book of Law: Election season means it’s time to refresh rules of giving.
..In general, most corporate executives should limit themselves to making personal contributions to candidates and political parties or setting up a company PAC to do so, said Tom John, a partner in the public affairs group at Ice Miller LLP, an Indianapolis-based law firm with an office in Columbus. A veteran in Republican political circles in Indiana, John counsels clients on lobbying and election law issues.
“My first piece of advice is to go to fundraisers and support candidates at the level you feel appropriate,” he said. “Don’t feel like you have to have a federal PAC just because other people have a federal PAC. You’ll probably take on administrative headaches and potential pitfalls that really aren’t necessary and you wouldn’t come across if you simply write a personal check for (a candidate) you agree with.”...
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