Early Returns – Law and Politics with Jan Baran: Jessica Furst Johnson and Jason Torchinsky – Political Lawyers Take a Deeper Dive into 2022 Elections and Look Ahead to 2024
December 15, 2022
The lead up to the 2022 election cycle was a very active two years, coming off of a very divisive 2020 election which included pandemic-related election changes and election deniers. Our guests, Jessica Furst Johnson and Jason Torchinsky, both political law partners at Holtzman Vogel, join Jan to review the legal issues that arose during this recent 2022 election cycle and to identify/forecast the legal compliance issues that are likely to arise in 2024, including new FEC actions, political fundraising and super PACs, recounts and associated litigation, and redistricting.
Jessica Furst Johnson is a partner at Holtzman Vogel and has spent the past thirteen years serving as General Counsel for three different national political party committees, cementing her as one of the most experienced campaign finance and election law attorneys in the industry. Jessica focuses her practice on political committees, campaign finance and election law, both on the federal level and across the 50 states, lobbying and ethics compliance, and tax-exempt organizations.
Jason Torchinsky is a partner at Holtzman Vogel, specializing in campaign finance, election law, lobbying disclosure and issue advocacy groups. In addition to his practice counseling clients on compliance with campaign finance, ethics laws, lobbying disclosure and election laws, Jason has served as lead counsel in a number of litigation matters dealing with First Amendment freedoms and election law and redistricting issues. He has filed numerous cert petitions, jurisdictional statements, and amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court. Jason has also represented candidates across the country during post-election canvass and recount processes.
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