William Minor counsels corporations, associations, and professional firms on compliance with federal lobbying statutes and rules, including the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and the congressional and Executive Branch gift and travel rules. He also advises clients on complying with the Federal Election Campaign Act, represents clients before the Federal Election Commission and other agencies, and provides guidance on state and local lobbying, ethics, and campaign finance laws.
He is the author of the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) portfolio on the regulation of corporate lobbying, part of the BNA Corporate Practice Series. Mr. Minor speaks frequently on political law matters, is regularly quoted in the press on developments in this area of the law, and was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington ’s Top Lawyers for campaign and election law.
Mr. Minor also represents clients before Congress and the executive branch on a variety of issues, including financial services, e-commerce, and privacy law.
Active in DLA Piper pro bono projects, Mr. Minor was named Pro Bono Partner of the Year for the Washington, DC office in 2004. In 2007, the Capital Area Food Bank awarded him its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keeping the Dream Alive Award for his work in support of federal funding for the Food Bank’s expanded operations. Mr. Minor also serves on the Board of Directors of DC Habitat for Humanity and is a former Board President of the housing charity.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Mr. Minor served as legislative assistant to US Rep. Edward J. Markey. Mr. Minor has also worked for Marttila & Kiley, a political consulting firm, and previously held positions with the American Civil Liberties Union, US Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.