Bill McGinley, of counsel in the firm’s Washington office, was featured on April 1, 2010, in UCLA Magazine about his work at the “powerhouse firm Patton Boggs.”
The article, published by UCLA Magazine Online, focused on five “Beltway Bruins” who are “heeding their calling.” Mr. McGinley, a political blogger and expert in campaign finance law, spoke about how modern day technology impacts campaign efforts.
“The nature of campaigns has changed; it’s faster than when I arrived, the messaging is much faster,” Mr. McGinley said. “You have to be able to respond at a moment’s notice, and I think that has definitely changed the nature of the town. Politics has become a contact sport.”
Mr. McGinley mentioned that he finds the impact of the digital age on the Capitol fascinating, especially during the more recent campaigns where technology has advanced from YouTube to Facebook and he certainly would not begin to predict what would be next. He also believes that the new uses of technology in government such as guidelines allowing government to utilize social media, enhances the ability for people to interact with their government.