Profile

Louisa advises political candidates, officeholders, corporations, trade associations, and other organizations on compliance with state and federal campaign finance, ethics, and lobbying laws.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Counsels clients on state and local lobbying, gift, and pay-to-play compliance.
  • Advises tax-exempt charitable and social welfare organizations in securing and retaining tax exemption.
  • Represents clients in matters before the Federal Election Commission (FEC), including enforcement proceedings and advisory opinion requests.
  • Represents individuals and entities in matters before the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
  • Litigates disputes derivative of campaign finance, such as copyright litigation.
  • Filed amicus brief in Coloradans for a Better Future v. Campaign Integrity Watchdog, supporting petitioner’s successful argument that pro bono and reduced cost legal services are not “contributions” under Colorado campaign finance law.

Professional Experience

  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr., Court of Appeals of Virginia (2015)
  • Law Clerk, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) (2014)
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions, Oversight and Investigations (2013)
  • Law Clerk, Romney Readiness Project, Presidential Transition Team (2012)
  • Law Clerk, Romney for President (2012)
  • Staff Assistant, U.S. Representative Tim Huelskamp (2011-2012)

Affiliations

  • The Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL)
  • Public Affairs Council (PAC)
  • State Government Affairs Council (SGAC)
  • Women in Government Relations (WGR)

Credentials

Education

J.D., cum laude, George Mason University School of Law; Moot Court Board

B.A., University of Notre Dame

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Bar

Certifications

Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt

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