Avoiding Legal Perils When Using a 501(c)(4)

Ki P. Hong Charles M. Ricciardelli

On July 23, political law head Ki Hong and partner Charlie Ricciardelli hosted the PLI webinar “Avoiding Legal Peril’s When Using a 501(c)(4).” The speakers addressed the types of activities in which 501(c)(4) organizations may legally engage; why certain 501(c)(4) organizations may present heightened risk under anti-corruption laws; disclosure requirements applicable to 501(c)(4) organizations; the term “dark money,” and when it becomes a legal risk for an organization and its donors; considerations for companies subject to pay-to-play rules when operating or contributing to 501(c)(4) organizations; and strategies to mitigate risk when establishing a 501(c)(4) organization.