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The MSBA's Business Law and Corporate Counsel Sections Present:


"A Primer on Political Law for the Business Lawyer"

In preparation for the upcoming Presidential Election, this CLE will provide an overview of the rules surrounding political activity by corporations. The program will cover an analysis of campaign law, insight into the Citizen’s United case and its practical effects, and a Q & A session. Breakfast included.


David Asp, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
Mr. Asp practices in the area of campaign finance and election law, advising political committees, candidates, and non-profit organizations on compliance with state and federal campaign laws. He has represented clients in matters before state agencies, the Federal Elections Commission, and the Minnesota Supreme Court. Mr. Asp is a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School where he served as Note and Comment Editor of the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade, and is an honors graduate from Augsburg College. Before joining the firm, Mr. Asp was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State where he worked as part of an office tasked with negotiating information-sharing agreements with foreign governments.

Michael Franklin, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
Michael A. Franklin is an attorney and government relations professional with over a decade's experience in mobilizing key grassroots networks to achieve desired legislative outcomes. Franklin's focus on organizing, fundraising, and communications development maximizes LGN clients' effectiveness to support their government relations goals. Prior to joining LGN, Franklin spent 6 ½ years as the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's Director of Energy and Elections policy. While at the Chamber, Franklin directed the Minnesota Chamber Leadership Fund Political Action Committee, as well as related grassroots and grasstops advocacy for Chamber members at the legislative and regulatory level. Prior to his work at the Chamber, Mr. Franklin served as the Western States Regional Political Manager for Associated Builders and Contractors. In 2002 he served as Finance Director for a U.S. Congressional campaign in Iowa's 5th district. Franklin holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law (magna cum laude), as well as a B.A. in Political Science and History (cum laude) from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities.

1 hour of Ethics CLE credit approved
Event Code: 164575



Date:   Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Time:    8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Minnesota State Bar Association Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Cost (breakfast is included):

Section Members:  $20.00
MSBA Members (But Not Business Law Section or Corporate Counsel Section Members):  $25.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Participation by teleconference is available. Please indicate this when you register or contact Tram Nguyen by 5 p.m. on March 26. Instructions on how to access the teleconference will be provided via email on or before March 27, 2012.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336