DB Capitol Strategies PLLC provides legal, strategic, and operational guidance to political organizations with a focus on PAC treasury and FEC reporting and compliance through its principal attorney, Dan Backer. Backer was born in Russia and emigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1978. Mr. Backer holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a JD from George Mason University School of Law, and a Masters Certificate in PAC Management from George Washington University. In 2009, Mr. Backer earned the Professional Lobbying Certification (PLC) from the American League of Lobbyists. Mr. Backer is admitted to practice law in Virginia and Washington DC, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern & Western Districts of Virginia and Washington, DC. Most recently, Mr. Backer was lead counsel in the groundbreaking Carey v FEC case, which won the right for all non-connected grassroots PACs to engage in both candidate contribution activity from amount and source restricted funds and Independent Expenditure activity from unlimited contributions from any individual, corporation, or union. Mr. Backer has previously served as a legal policy analyst and subject matter expert in military and overseas voting for the Department of Defenses' Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP). Mr. Backer has extensive experience with public policy and advocacy programs, grassroots organizations, and political action committees, and is Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, or Counsel to numerous PACs.