2022 National Election Law Seminar (Aug. 12-13)

2022 National Election Law Seminar

Phoenix, AZ


Please contact [email protected] with questions.


Join the RNLA at our 2022 National Election Law Seminar on August 12th - 13th in Phoenix, Arizona.

The RNLA will provide a platform to the nation's leading election law experts to address how America can continue safeguarding our states' voting procedures to ensure election integrity.

This annual seminar features everything you need to know about election law - whether you are a full-time practitioner or just interested in volunteering your legal skills in this year's elections. Our conference is a unique opportunity to network with prominent Republican leaders from across the country.

Key Note Speaker Announcement:

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

RNLA is excited to announce Arizona Governor Doug Ducey as a keynote speaker at this year's Election Law Seminar

Purchase your ticket below!


Arizona Biltmore: A Waldorf Astoria Resort
2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016

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RNLA discount rooms have sold out. For regular booking at the Biltmore, click here

Other suggested hotels nearby:

AC Hotel by Marriott, Phoenix Biltmore
The Camby, Autograph Collection
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Phoenix Biltmore
Hampton Inn, Phoenix Biltmore


By Air
Closest airport: (PHX) Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

By Train
Amtrak has railway service in Arizona. The closest stop to Phoenix is the Maricopa Station.


Friday, August 12

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm: Plenary and breakout sessions (including lunch)
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception

Saturday, August 13

  • 8:30 am - 2:00 pm: Plenary and breakout sessions (including lunch)


Attendance is limited to RNLA members and invited guests.
To join or renew your membership, please 
click here.



  • Up to 9 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit will be offered, including 1 hour of ethics credit.

  • Special Guest Governor Doug Ducey will give a keynote address to the seminar attendees.

  • Speakers include counsel to the RNC, NRSC, NRCC, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate - along with EAC commissioners, Secretaries of State, and other Republican election law experts. Speakers include:
    • Christian AdamsPresident and General Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation
    • Jay Ashcroft, Secretary of State, State of Missouri
    • Clark Bensen, Principal Consultant, Polidata
    • Robert Cahaly, Founder, Trafalgar Group
    • Erin Clark, RNLA Board of Governors; General Counsel, National Republican Congressional Committee
    • Michael Columbo, Partner, Dhillon Law Group
    • Harmeet K. Dhillon, RNLA Chair; Managing Partner, Dhillon Law Group, Inc.; Founder, Center for American Liberty
    • Ryan Dollar, General Counsel, Republican National Senatorial Committee
    • Chad Ennis, Director of Forensic Audit Division, Texas Secretary of State
    • Thomas Farr, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
    • Josh Findlay, National Election Integrity Director, Republican National Committee
    • Anni L. FosterGeneral Counsel to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
    • Jessica Furst Johnson, General Counsel, Republican Governors Association; Partner, Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC
    • Ben Gibson, RNLA Florida Chapter Chair; Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP
    • Lee Goodman, RNLA Board of Governors; Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
    • Bilenda Harris-RitterRNLA Arkansas Chapter Chair; Commissioner, Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners
    • Caleb Hays, Republican General Counsel & Deputy Staff Director, Committee on House Administration
    • Ron Hicks, RNLA Secretary; Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
    • Linda Kerns, Owner, Law Offices of Linda A. Kerns, LLC
    • Thomas Lane, Virginia Election Integrity State Director, Republican National Committee
    • Kory Langhofer, RNLA Board of Governors; Managing Partner, Statecraft 
    • Joy Lee, RNLA Vice President for Washington, DC Operations; General Counsel, Republican State Leadership Committee
    • Madeline Malisa, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Government Accountability
    • Chris Marston, RNLA Vice President for Election Education; Partner, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC; Principal, Election CFO; General Counsel, Republican Party of Virginia
    • Audrey Perry Martin, RNLA Vice President for Finance; Partner, The Gober Group
    • Drew Marvel, Associate Counsel, Fair Lines America
    • Christy McCormick, Commissioner, United States Election Assistance Commission
    • Derek Muller, Bouma Fellow in Law and Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law
    • Donald Palmer, United States Election Assistance Commissioner; Designated Federal Officer, Election Assistance Commission Standards Board
    • Scott Palmer, Partner, Palmer Hunter & Hall
    • Matt Raymer, Chief Counsel, Republican National Committee
    • Stephen Richer, Maricopa County Recorder
    • Justin Riemer, Founding Partner, Riemer Law LLC; Outside Counsel, Republican National Committee
    • Hans A. von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation
    • Alyssa Specht-Garcia, National Election Integrity Counsel, Republican National Committee
    • Jason Snead, Executive Director, Honest Elections Project
    • Eric Spencer, Partner, Snell & Wilmer
    • Harvey M. Tettlebaum, President, Lawyers Democracy Fund; Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
    • Phil Thomas, RNLA Vice President for Membership; Chief Counsel and Strategy Director, North Carolina Republican Party
    • David Thompson, Managing Partner, Cooper and Kirk, PLLC
    • Ashlee Titus, Partner, Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP; Secretary, Lawyers Democracy Fund
    • Jason Torchinsky, Partner, Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC
    • Bryan Tyson, Partner, The Election Law Group
    • David Warrington, RNLA Board of Governors; Partner, Dhillon Law Group
  • Classes taught by national experts will cover the below topics:

    • Redistricting
    • Election litigation
    • Political speech regulation
    • Campaign finance law and compliance
    • Ethics in election law
    • Election Integrity Operations
    • Developments in election law and what may be coming to your state soon
    • Sessions for novice and advanced election law lawyers

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Click here for full sponsorship information on all our special packages.


***This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet and hear from Republican and conservative leaders. The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.***


Thank you to the Generous Sponsors of the
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You may register online or by mailing in a check. If you pay by check, please print and complete this form linked here.

Registration includes both days of the Seminar: August 12 and 13. The Seminar will last all day on Friday and conclude by 2:00pm on Saturday. Lunch both days and an evening reception on Friday are included in the cost of registration.

If costs might prohibit you from attending, please email us to inquire about scholarship assistance: [email protected].

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend

by RNLA's Arizona Board of Governors member, Kory Langhofer

  1. We Have Next-Level Mexican Food.  They don’t have food like this on the East Coast.
    1. Richardson’s of New Mexico.  Order the carne adovada and thank me later.  If possible, get a table in the basement.
    2. Carolina’s.  The best Mexican comfort food (e.g., salsa and tortillas) in town.  The locals order a burro “double wrapped” (i.e., with two tortillas). 
    3. Barrio Café.  This is what happens when a skilled chef opens a Mexican restaurant.
    4. Tacos Chiwas.  As you might have guessed, they serve tacos in the style of Chihuahua, Mexico.
  2. We Have Classy Pools.  After remodeling, the Biltmore has seven pools with poolside service.  A staycation favorite for Phoenicians.
  3. We Have World-Class Golf.  You can play the Phoenix Open course—including the inimitable sixteenth hole.  Reservations necessary—and start as early as possible to beat the heat.  (Pro tip: Churro French Toast in Toro, the clubhouse restaurant.)
  4. We Have the Best Rocks.  In Sedona, the rocks are red.  At the Grand Canyon, the rocks are eroded.  In Antelope Canyon, the rocks are both red and eroded.  (And as a bonus, rock watchers will enjoy cooler temperatures than in Phoenix.)
  5. We Have Cold Drinks.
    1. Platform 18.  A cocktail bar inside a fake train car.  Reservations are necessary.
    2. Undertow.  A tiki bar inside a real basement.  Reservations are necessary.
    3. Pigtails.  A libations bar hidden behind an oyster bar.  Reservations recommended.
    4. Highball Cocktail Bar.  A small, upstairs bar a block from my house.  Great for conversations.  Reservations recommended.
    5. The Duce.  A hipster bar and a boxing ring and a movie theater and a food truck and a clothes store and a conference center.  It’s so weird it feels like Austin.  No reservations necessary.  Fair warning:  They don’t have air conditioning (only evaporative cooling).
  6. We Don’t Mind if Cowboy Kitsch Is Your Guilty Pleasure.  It’s not for everyone.  But if it’s your thing, try the Rusty Spur Saloon or Buffalo Chip Saloon or Rustler’s Rooste.  But maybe you shouldn’t tell anyone that you’re into it.
  7. Our Outdoor Sports Are Awesome (for Early Risers, at Least).  If you go hiking at noon in Phoenix in the summer, you assume the risk.  But if you wake up early and bring water, there’s so much to do.  You can hike Camelback Mountain (not for the faint of heart) or Piestewa Peak (easier but not easy).  You can run on the Canal Path, which is probably the best path in Phoenix and, conveniently, is right next to the Biltmore.  You can mountain bike in the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve (flowy) or on South Mountain (technical to extremely technical).  Something for everyone.
  8. We Have American Indian Art.  The Heard Museum has some of the best American Indian art in the world.
  9. We Have CLE Credits.  Up to nine hours.  Enough said.
  10. We (Will) Have GOP Nominees.  You might get to meet candidates for U.S. Senate, Arizona Governor, and Arizona Attorney General.  Be careful; they will ask you for money.
August 12, 2022 at 9:00am - 5pm