William H. Minor Esq.

DLA Piper
Minor, William H.

William Minor is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of DLA Piper. Mr. Minor advises clients on compliance with lobbying statutes and rules, including the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 and the Foreign Agents Registration Act, as well as related matters, including the congressional and Executive Branch gift and travel rules.

Mr. Minor also advises clients on campaign finance compliance, including the provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. He represents clients before the Federal Election Commission and other agencies, and advises them on the creation and management of political action committees (PACs). He counsels both individuals and PACs on contribution limits, strategies and compliance.  He received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

He is the author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 25-3rd, Corporate Lobbying: Federal and State Regulation.  This portfolio volume outlines and analyzes the regulation of lobbying and lobbyists at the federal and state levels. At the federal level, the portfolio devotes considerable attention to the provisions and requirements of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, which greatly expanded the scope of federal lobbying registration and disclosure. The provisions of the tax code that apply to lobbying—particularly those that limit the deductibility of lobbying expenses—are also discussed at length. In addition, the portfolio addresses a number of other federal statutes and rules that affect corporate lobbyists, including the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Byrd Amendment, congressional and executive branch gift rules, post-employment restrictions, and the Noerr-Pennington doctrine. Finally, the portfolio considers the myriad of state lobbying laws. Although every state has enacted laws governing lobbying, the scope of regulated activity varies widely. For this reason, the portfolio treats state regulation more generally, highlighting trends and common approaches to the regulation of state lobbying.