Dan Backer, Esq.
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. 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.
The Najvar Law Firm
DB Capitol Strategies is pleased to be affiliated with the Houston, Texas-based Najvar Law Firm, an appellate and political law and compliance firm founded by Jerad Najvar in the heart of Texas' largest metropolitan center. Jerad advises candidates and organizations at the local, state, and federal level with regard to campaign finance and other compliance and ethics matters, and represents clients in official enforcement proceedings. He serves as outside general counsel to the largest political consulting firm in Houston and Harris County, and has broad litigation experience before the Texas Ethics Commission, in federal and state courts, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our collaboration with Najvar Law Firm offers DB Capitol Strategies clients particular expertise in Texas and new reach into the Lone Star state.
Prior to founding Najvar Law Firm, Jerad accumulated years of experience in politics and policy at the state and federal level. He served as a legislative staffer with responsibility for defense and veterans affairs issues in the office of U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), and later served as law clerk on the Senate Judiciary Committee for U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). He has since assisted with numerous state and local campaigns in the Houston area, providing him with valuable insights into the practical application of campaign finance and other compliance rules.
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