Laura Jacksack focuses her practice on political law and small business law, representing both non-profit and for-profit entities.
Laura counsels clients on federal and Illinois campaign finance law, candidate filings, challenges, litigation, Election Day issues and post-election ballot counting and recounts. She further provides advice regarding ballot integrity issues, and ethics and campaign finance regulations. Laura is the immediate past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Election Law Committee.
Laura also advises corporations and non-profit entities on a similar range of topics, including business formation, achieving tax-exempt status, corporate governance, and client counseling matters. She serves as outside counsel to non-profit groups, providing day-to-day legal guidance, on an as-needed basis.
Previously, Laura worked as a legislative staffer for the Illinois House of Representatives. Politically, she has directed local, state representative and judicial campaigns and understands politics, whether the context be directly political or within the economic marketplace.
In 2010, Laura served as Executive Director of the Lawyers Committee for Fair Elections, which recruited and trained over 200 attorneys across Illinois, and implemented the most comprehensive Election Day-related initiative for Illinois attorneys in recent memory. In 2014, Laura served as Executive Director of the Republican Party's ballot integrity effort in Illinois, which included an attorney program and a non-attorney program. Laura previously served as an Executive Committee member of The 21 Club, a Chicago-based organization for young professionals.
Laura holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University.