Shayla Parker advises clients on lobby, campaign finance, gifts and entertainment issues at the federal, state and local levels. She is well-versed in the Foreign Agents Registration Act. She also works with investment advisers to navigate the placement agent and securities law issues relevant to the public pension business.
Ms. Parker regularly assists with internal audits regarding campaign finance (i.e., PAC) and lobbying compliance. She also advises clients on political tax matters relevant to Section 501c organizations.
She analyzes pending legislation covering lobbying, campaign finance, pay-to-play, and gifts and entertainment at the federal, state and local levels. Ms. Parker has assisted with preparation of the annual "Lobbying Update on Legislation and Litigation, United States and Canada" for the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL), an organization of public agencies that implements campaign finance, ethics and lobby laws in the United States and Canada. Ms. Parker also is co-author of the Practising Law Institute’s "Corporate Political Activities Deskbook." She is a member of Women in Government Relations, a professional society.