Early Returns Podcast with Jan Baran - Wes Bizzell: The Role of Corporate America and Associations in Politics

Early Returns - Law and Politics with Jan Baran

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Political activity and lobbying have become not only full time, but also highly regulated.  That also means that election campaigns as well as lobbying activities are getting under way for the next election cycle.  

To talk about the demands and challenges of advising companies on political law, Jan Baran speaks with Wesley Bizzell, a lawyer who has spent over 20 years specializing in political law, including at one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, Altria, which is politically active and lobbies both congress and state legislatures.  They discuss the corporate compliance issues unique to a tobacco company and its approach to their PAC strategy. 

Wes is also the immediate past president of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and speaks to the protection and lobbying of gay rights and to the role of corporate America in social, cultural and political issues.