James V. Lacy
Janice Lacy
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William Wewer


Janice P. Lacy

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JANICE PAYT LACY is co-founder and partner of Wewer & Lacy LLP. She is an expert on the formation and governance of charities, social welfare organizations, and other types of tax-exempt organizations, and on the law of fundraising and solicitation for nationwide mail programs. Ms. Lacy also has significant experience with federal campaign finance matters at the national level.

Ms. Lacy is former Deputy Chief Counsel of the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C. At the RNC, Ms. Lacy managed election law matters nationwide. She has counseled the RNC, and innumerable candidates, candidate committees, PACs, consultants, and donors from across the country on federal and state election law issues, primarily in a campaign context.

Previously, Ms. Lacy served as a federal appellate litigator and enforcement attorney with the Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C., serving in both the federal appellate litigation and enforcement divisions. As a litigator, Ms. Lacy successfully argued cases before the United States Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia and Ninth Circuits. She represented the Commission in Goland v. United States, 903 F.2d 1247 (9th Cir. 1990), and Common Cause v. FEC, 715 F.Supp. 398 (D.D.C. 1989) rev’d, 906 F.2d 705 (D.C.Cir. 1990). As an enforcement attorney, Ms. Lacy conducted the legal side of investigations of candidates, political committees, PACS, donors, and party committees for violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act (2 U.S.C. § 431 et seq.), handling numerous high-profile enforcement matters.

Prior to her work with the Federal Election Commission, Ms. Lacy served as an attorney at the Office of General Counsel, United States Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. At Commerce, Ms. Lacy provided legal advice to the International Trade Administration (ITA) on international trade, antitrust, and export promotion matters. Ms. Lacy was one of the original attorneys who implemented Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982. In this capacity, she worked closely with the United States Department of Justice to negotiate antitrust exemption certificates for U.S. businesses, and presented the new law before the American business community. Ms. Lacy is recognized for her original ideas in applying the Act to U.S. agribusiness. During her tenure with Commerce, Ms. Lacy also worked closely with ITA, the Department of Treasury and the private sector on international tax matters.

Ms. Lacy has written and lectured extensively on regulatory compliance issues. She is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Ms. Lacy received her Juris Doctorate from the Ohio State University College of Law, where she served as an editor on law review. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Political Science from Miami University, where she attended the Miami University European Center in Luxembourg and received academic honors all years.

Ms. Lacy lives in the Southern California ocean community of Dana Point, California with her husband, James Lacy. Ms. Lacy is an accomplished classical pianist who started playing the piano at age three. Ms. Lacy channels her love of music to the piano and enjoys classical music and opera, and is an avid supporter of the arts.

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