Cases & Deals

Nonprofit secures dismissal of novel citizen suit under Federal Election Campaign Act

Client(s) Nonprofit group

In a case of first impression, Jones Day successfully represented a nonprofit group in defense of a Federal Election Campaign Act citizen suit, securing dismissal of the suit. Jones Day argued that the federal district court lacked jurisdiction because previously concealed Federal Election Commission (FEC) records revealed that the jurisdictional prerequisites for the citizen suit were not met. The district court agreed, holding that it “straightforwardly lacks jurisdiction.”