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Mr. Kirk L. Jowers

Caplin & Drysdale
Regular Member
One Thomas Circle, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202-862-5057
Fax: 202-429-3301

Law School: Harvard (1995)
Foreign Languages: German, Dutch

Practice Areas:

For the past several years, Mr. Jowers has worked exclusively in the election law and government ethics arena. He has experience advising clients on the full range of issues arising under federal, state, and local campaign finance laws and regulations. He also has worked with clients on their lobbying registrations and has represented clients in all phases of Federal Election Commission and related federal court proceedings.

Mr. Jowers currently represents Republican candidates around the country in various capacities ranging from defending against complaints filed at the FEC to responding to false and defamatory ads. Past representations include providing legal counsel to George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign on Electoral College issues and in Broward County, Florida during the 2000 election recount controversy and serving as the attorney for the NRCC in the 2000 Michigan 8 recount race on behalf of Rep. Mike Rogers.

In addition to his private practice, Mr. Jowers currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs and Deputy General Counsel to the Campaign and Media Legal Center (2001-present). Mr. Jowers has served as the Deputy General Counsel for the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce (1999-2000) and as General Counsel of the Washington, D.C. Republican Party (1999-2000).

Mr. Jowers is a frequent lecturer on campaign finance laws, government ethics requirements, and lobbying disclosure. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, where he co-teaches a course on the U.S. Presidency. He is the author of several publications, including: Federal Election Law and the Internet, Brookings Institution, December 2001; Election Law and the Internet, Democracy Online Project, December 2000; and Issue Advocacy: If It Cannot Be Regulated When It Is Least Valuable, It Cannot Be Regulated When It Is Most Valuable , Catholic University Law Review, Fall 2000. He currently is the Assistant Editor of the Brookings Institutionís Campaign Finance web site. He served as the Assistant Editor of POLITICAL ACTIVITY, LOBBYING LAWS AND GIFT RULES GUIDE (Glasser Legal Works, 1999).

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