Campaign finance lawyers have been busy in the last few months providing legal services to members of Congress, Super PACs, and presidential campaigns.
Several Senate and House members dealt with serious campaign finance legal questions and investigations during the last quarter of 2013. Here are a few of the members of Congress and political organizations that paid for legal services, many relating to investigations and inquiries by the House and Senate Ethics Committees, the Federal Election Commission, and others.
Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., was billed $416,241 by Patton Boggs LLP. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., paid $406,240 in legal fees, including $250,000 to McDermott Will & Emery, and $156,240 to Perkins Coie LLP. Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., paid $82,850 to Patton Boggs LLP.
Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., paid $40,000 to Dechert LLP. Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J., paid $18,830 for legal services, including from the Brand Law Group ($9,852) and Cooper Levenson April Niedelman & Wagenheim ($8,979). Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y. paid $15,000 to Perkins Coie LLP and $14,418 to Vinson & Elkins LLP. Former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., paid $14,964 to Bracewell & Giuliani.