Janice P. Lacy
& Lacy LLP
Civic Center Plaza
30011 Ivy Glenn Drive
Laguna Niguel, California 92677
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
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.