October 19, 2020

illumis Webinar: Pay-to-Play Compliance & the 2020 Election

We’re excited to host a webinar regarding pay-to-play compliance around the 2020 election! Please join our team on October 28th at 4 p.m. ET for a conversation with two experts on the subject. We will focus on some of the complexities of pay-to-play law and political contribution compliance and hear from the experts on best practices as well as emerging areas of risk. You can find more details about our guests below and to register, please click here.

We’re including more details about our guests below. We hope you can join us!

Ki P. Hong is the head of Skadden’s Political Law Group. He advises major corporations on the unique political law issues they face when engaging in government affairs or government procurement activity. These include federal and state campaign finance, lobbying, gift, ethics and conflict-of-interest laws. Mr. Hong also advises clients on pay-to-play laws that impose special restrictions on the political activity of companies that have or seek government contracts, as well as their covered employees. He advises clients on establishing and maintaining comprehensive systems to ensure compliance with those laws. In addition, he represents clients at the enforcement stage.

Heather L. Traeger serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TRS is one of the largest public pension plans in the country at approximately $154 billion AUM. Heather has significant experience advising a variety of financial institutions. Prior to joining TRS, Ms. Traeger was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in the Financial Services Practice. She has also previously served as an Associate Counsel at the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and in several positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


compliance updates
Pay-to-play regulations (and associated risk) doesn’t simply turn off during the off-election years.
compliance updates
Fact: political contributions are on the rise.
compliance updates
Political activism is at an all time high. And with it? The pay-to-play risk for financial firms who rely on government contracted work. As the number of state and local pay-to-play rules increase, so do the number of stipulations compounding the complexity for firms potentially already struggling with the risk of violation. Not only do firms have to worry about complying with commonly known federal regulations like the SEC and FINRA pay-to-play rules, but also additional, specific state or local rules.