Charles M. Ricciardelli

Charles M. Ricciardelli

Counsel, Political Law
Charles Ricciardelli advises clients on government affairs compliance at the federal, state and local levels. He regularly advises clients on state and federal pay-to-play laws, particularly SEC Rule 206(4)-5. He also advises clients on municipal advisor issues.


Mr. Ricciardelli has significant contact with various ethics and elections commissions, including the Federal Election Commission (FEC). He has represented a number of clients in the FEC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and also advises super PACs on FEC compliance matters. In addition, Mr. Ricciardelli has represented multiple clients in obtaining favorable advisory opinions from the FEC. He also assists in the representation of clients facing enforcement actions and audits.

Mr. Ricciardelli counsels individuals who are entering into or returning from holding government office on laws and regulations regarding conflicts of interest, financial disclosure and divestment, and “revolving door” restrictions.

Mr. Ricciardelli works with numerous clients on strategies for responding to shareholder activists advocating for public disclosure of corporate political activities. Additionally, Mr. Ricciardelli frequently conducts training for legal, compliance and government affairs groups on the full spectrum of political law compliance issues.

Prior to joining the Political Law Group, Mr. Ricciardelli represented investment advisers in the formation and operation of private equity and hedge funds, as well as advising on certain other transactional matters.

Mr. Ricciardelli repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2006
  • B.S.F.S., Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 2000


  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Charles M. Ricciardelli