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Jul 12, 2018

On this episode of The Lobbying Show, host Jim O’Brien interviews Elizabeth Bartz of State and Federal Communications - helping companies and lobbyists comply with ethics rules in all fifty states and globally.

Show Notes:
●     About Elizabeth Bartz

○     Borrowed money and bought the compliance department of State and Federal Associates in 1993.

○     She moved the department to Akron, Ohio, and bought it over a series of year, ultimately spinning it off into "State & Federal Communications."

○     She can be seen at all of the major legislative conferences across the country.

○     She works with contract lobbyists and in-house government affairs professionals, giving her a unique perspective on the industry.

●     What are State and Federal Communications’ main services?

○     Compliance for lobbying and campaign finance.

○     They will start handling lobbying and compliance for European countries soon.

○    Many European political candidates are hiring American political consultants.

●     How many companies does State and Federal Communications work with?

○     100+.

○     Their compliance department has about 12 people.

○     Company-wide, it has about 12 attorneys on staff.


Resources Mentioned:

State and Federal Communications


Council on Governmental Ethics Laws

CSG East


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