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Mr. Jan W. Baran

Wiley Rein LLP
Sustaining Member
1776 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-719-7330
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Mr. Jan W. Baran

Jan Baran is a senior partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP where he heads the firmís Election Law and Government Ethics practice group. He has been named one of D.C.ís top 50 lawyers by Washingtonian magazine.

Mr. Baran is a counselor and litigator and has successfully argued First Amendment cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. He represents Senator Mitch McConnell and the Chamber of Commerce in the current lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold law.

Jan Baran is past chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Election Law and has authored numerous articles and the book, The Election Law Primer for Corporations now in its Third Edition. He is General Counsel of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), creator of the Legal Hotline for the National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC), and co-chair of the Practising Law Institute (PLI) annual conference on Corporate Political Activities.

During the 2000 Florida presidential vote recount, he was a legal consultant and analyst for ABC News and

In 1991, President George Bush conferred on Mr. Baran the personal rank of Ambassador and Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC) in Torremolinos, Spain which concluded in March 1992. Mr. Baran previously served in government on President Bushís Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform and, as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

Mr. Baran was General Counsel of the 1988 Bush for President campaign and then served four years as General Counsel of the Republican National Committee.

A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Vanderbilt Law School where he was a Patrick Wilson Scholar of Law, Mr. Baran is a naturalized American citizen, having immigrated to this country in 1951. He and his wife, Kathryn Kavanagh, have four children and reside in Virginia.

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