Political Law Senior Statesman, Jan Baran, Produces “Early Returns” Podcast
February 23, 2022
Holtzman Vogel Partner Discusses the Intersection of Law and Politics with Today’s Leading Experts
WASHINGTON, DC – February 23, 2022. Jan Baran, a partner with Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC, has announced the production of his podcast “Early Returns – Law and Politics with Jan Baran.” Baran, a long-time political lawyer and mainstay, understands that elections, lobbying, voting, and campaigning today are intense and filled with increasingly complex rules and resulting legal disputes. His podcast will spotlight players on the field, including political professionals, activists, election officials and lawyers, eliciting their insights and personal experiences, as well as tackling current controversies in law and politics.
Baran’s first episode of “Early Returns” features Allen Dickerson, the current Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) for the 2022 election year. The FEC is a unique agency. It polices politics but must be sensitive to constitutional limits. It has six commissioners, three Republicans and three Democrats, but must have four votes on any major action. This episode highlights Chair Dickerson’s journey to the FEC and what it is like working there during a COVID lockdown including building bridges amongst commissioners, and some of the legal issues the FEC is facing as well as what might lie ahead.
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About Jan Baran
Jan Baran is a Partner at Holtzman Vogel and has been in private practice for over forty years. Chambers USA has called him the “the dean of campaign finance law.” Baran began his legal career as Counsel and Assistant to the Chair of the Federal Election Commission. He has served as General Counsel of the George H.W. Bush for President committee, General Counsel of the Republican National Committee, a member of The President’s Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform, Special Recount Counsel to the Virginia Attorney General, and member of the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Government Finance Reform. An experienced litigator, he has argued numerous cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. He is the author of The Election Law Primer for Corporations, published by the ABA, now in its Sixth Edition. Baran can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.