Glenn Willard helps corporations, candidates for public office, political committees and other nonprofit organizations participate in federal and state elections under complicated and varied campaign finance regulations, while guiding organizations through the many public ethics and lobbying regulations as they seek to influence public policy. Mr. Willard also defends candidates and other organizations before federal and state administrative agencies and courts.

    Having served as lead counsel to Commissioner David Mason of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) – handling enforcement, regulatory, and policy matters and, before that, in private practice, litigating state campaign finance law in federal courts – Mr. Willard is proficient in all facets of campaign finance law. In addition, Mr. Willard’s knowledge of federal and state public ethics and lobbying law enhances his clients’ ability to lawfully contribute to the public policy debate and achieve their objectives.

    Mr. Willard clerked for U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John L. Coffey, Judge Robert Holmes Bell of the U.S. District Court for Western District of Michigan, and Judge Joseph Baker of the Virginia Court of Appeals.

    Mr. Willard was previously an administrative law judge in the Michigan Department of Labor, having received gubernatorial appointments by Governors John Engler and James Blanchard.

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    • State of Vermont v. Republican Governors Assoc. (Vermont trial courts)
    • Bell v. Republican Governors Assoc. (Texas trial and appellate courts)
    • Vermont Right to Life Comm. v. Sorrell (U.S. 2d Circuit Court of Appeals)

    Education

    • Regent University, J.D., M.A., 1995
    • Michigan State University, B.S., 1982

    Admissions

    • District of Columbia, 2004
    • Maryland, 2000

    Courts

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th, 6th and 7th Circuits
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    • United States Supreme Court

    Clerk Experience

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
      Judge John Coffey
      September 1996 - September 1997
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
      Judge Robert Holmes Bell
      September 1995 - August 1996
    • Virginia Court of Appeals
      Judge Joseph Baker
      November 1994 - August 1995
    • Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney, Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services
    • Outstanding Thesis Award, Regent University, 1995

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    • Author, “What Any Corporation or Corporate Employee Can Do to Influence Federal Elections,” Bloomberg Law Reports – Labor & Employment, Vol. 3, No. 41
    • Author, "Courts of General Jurisdiction: Judicial Power Extending to Cases Arising Under the ‘Laws of Nature and Laws of God,’" 7 Regent U. L. Rev. 1 (1996)

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