Pay to Play in 2024 – The Latest in Campaign Finance

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $200

Non-Member Price: $250

Product Code: ON166224

Areas of Law: Election

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.0 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 1.0, NJ General: 2.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 0.5, PA Substantive Credit: 1.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.



Steven H. Sholk, Esq.
Gibbons PC, Newark


John M. Carbone, Esq.
Carbone & Faasse, Ridgewood
Rebecca Moll Freed, Esq.
K&L Gates, Newark
is a Partner at K&L Gates in Newark and a member of the Government Contracts and Procurement Policy practice.
nPrior to her current position, Rebecca was the Chair of the Corporate Political Activity and Non-Profits, Trade Associations and Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice Groups at Genova Burns.
nShe is an expert on New Jersey pay-to-play laws and advises clients on the impact that a political contribution may have on their eligibility for state, county and/or municipal government contracts.
nAdmitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Ms. Freed is Board Counsel to the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey. She also serves as the President of the Newark Academy Board of Governors and as a member of the Newark Academy Board of Trustees.,Ms. Freed has lectured extensively on New Jersey’s pay-to-play prohibition and disclosure laws on the state and local levels. Ms. Freed’s articles have appeared in the New Jersey Lawyer, the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine and other publications. In 2014 she was honored as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Newark Academy for her contributions to the legal industry and to the community, and in 2016 was the recipient of the Mary Philbrook Award bestowed by the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey. More recently, Ms. Freed was named to the following lists: Top Woman in the Law by the New Jersey Law Journal (2016), Lawline Top Women Faculty List (2016), NJBiz Best 50 Women in Business (2019), Executive Women of New Jersey, Salute to the Policy Makers (2022) and ROI-NJ - Influencers Women in Business (2022-2023).
nMs. Freed received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Brian M. Nelson, Esq.
Spiro Harrison & Nelson LLC, Red Bank

Do you or your clients contribute to political campaigns? Do you represent entities seeking government contracts?

New Jersey has the strictest pay-to-play laws in the country. Because county and municipal pay-to-play ordinances differ substantially from state rules, compliance with the pay-to-play regulations at all government levels has become increasingly difficult. Non-compliance can result in the loss of government contracts and the ability to participate in redevelopment projects. Fines and criminal sanctions can also result.

This seminar is for attorneys who represent entities seeking government contracts at the state, county, or municipal level, or law firms or entities that contribute to political campaigns. Learn the latest developments in campaign finance rules to protect your clients from potential violations.

This year's topics include:

  • Pay-to-play rules under the Elections Transparency Act.
  • Party line controversy 
  • Candidate visits for the 2024 Congressional elections under the Federal Election Campaign Act.
  • Election year activities of Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations.
  • Ethics related to campaign finance, politics, and brief writing.


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