William McGinley advises a wide range of clients on political law issues. Specifically, Mr. McGinley advises federal and state candidates, political party committees, political action committees, donors, political vendors, and grassroots lobbying and issue advocacy organizations regarding campaign finance, tax, corporate, ethics, and broadcast compliance issues. He also advises corporations and trade associations regarding the formation and administration of political action committees, political activities and communications, and ethics matters.
In addition, Mr. McGinley represents clients before the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and other government agencies in connection with audits and enforcement actions. He also designs and presents compliance seminars for clients on political law matters.
Before joining Patton Boggs, Mr. McGinley served as General Counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). In this capacity, he advised the NRSC and Republican senatorial campaign committees regarding ethics, campaign finance, ballot access, and other election law issues. He also advised the NRSC regarding the operations and activities of its independent expenditure unit.
Mr. McGinley served as Deputy Counsel to the Republican National Committee (RNC), as well. He advised the RNC, state and local political parties, and candidates regarding campaign finance, presidential candidate ballot access, and other election law issues. In this role, he also served as counsel to the RNC Standing Committee on Rules, which makes recommendations to the national conventions concerning the Rules of the Republican Party and national convention delegate selection and allocation procedures.