Jennifer Carrier focuses her practice on political law, including campaign finance, ethics, and lobbying compliance, as well as on government investigations, nonprofit governance, government affairs, and global security. Jen also devotes a significant part of her practice to pro bono counseling.
Jen counsels businesses, 501(c) organizations, associations, political action committees, and others in the areas of campaign finance, ethics, lobbying compliance, state election laws, and pay-to-play. She also focuses on registration and reporting requirements under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. And she assists Presidential appointees and political candidates with financial and background disclosures. She provides guidance to clients throughout their interactions with government officials, assesses current compliance issues, and suggests best practices to ensure successful relations with government representatives at the federal, state, and local levels.
Nonprofit Formation and Governance
Jen advises nonprofit organizations regarding formation, corporate governance, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, strategic planning and communications, crisis management, and ongoing legal compliance.
Jen counsels and represents individuals, corporations, and political organizations in congressional and government investigations. This representation includes drafting testimony, developing crisis management and public relations strategies, conducting internal investigations, preparing clients for interviews and hearings, briefing and negotiating with government officials, managing document requests, and conducting legal research.
Jen advocates on behalf of clients with Congress, federal agencies, and state and local office holders; develops and implements legislative and strategic initiatives; drafts policy position pieces and legislative language; and conducts legislative and regulatory research.
Global Security Practice
Jen has developed significant experience assisting companies in obtaining liability protections under the SAFETY Act. She has drafted applications for a wide variety of industries, products, and services, such as professional sports leagues, corporate property managers, access control devices, and security guard companies.
Outside the Firm
Jen is on the Board of Directors at Latin American Montessori Bilingual (“LAMB”) Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.