Don McGahn advises and represents elected officials, candidates, national state parties, political consultants, and others on political law issues.
Don served as a commissioner and chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Don had one of the first successful defenses of a so-called 527 issue group against an FEC enforcement action. He also successfully defended members of Congress before the FEC. In addition, he served as general counsel for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) for nearly 10 years, where he introduced several innovations, including what has become the standard structure for making independent expenditures.
Widener University (J.D. 1994); University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1991)more » « less