Neil Reiff


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(202) 479-1111

J.D., The George Washington University Law School
B.A., Binghamton University – State University of New York
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia

Neil Reiff is a founding member of the firm of Sandler, Reiff, Lamb, Rosenstein and Birkenstock, P.C., in Washington, D.C., with over twenty-three years of experience advising national and state party committees, candidates and other political organizations in campaign finance and election law matters.

Mr. Reiff’s primary field of expertise is federal and state campaign finance law.  He has successfully represented clients before the Federal Election Commission and various state election agencies.

Mr. Reiff has spoken on panels on campaign finance law, has provided public testimony before the Federal Election Commission on numerous occasions, and has testified before the United States Senate Rules Committee in connection with campaign finance reform issues. Mr. Reiff has also co-authored two amicus briefs pertaining to campaign and election law before the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Reiff was a member of the legal team representing plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case McConnell v. FEC.

Mr. Reiff is the co-author of The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002: Law and Explanation, a book published by CCH in 2002. He has also co-authored several articles on campaign finance law, including “Is the Campaign Finance Legal Regime Ready for the Internet?” (Campaigns & Elections, 1999), “What’s Next for Free Speech?” (Legal Times, 2003), and “The ‘527’ Fuss Explained” (Campaigns & Elections, 2004).

Mr. Reiff, along with other partners at the firm, has been named in the Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington’s best lawyers on several occasions. He joined the faculty of William and Mary Law School as an adjunct professor in the Fall of 2007 to teach courses on campaign finance and election law.

From June 1993 until May 1998, Mr. Reiff served as Deputy General Counsel of the Democratic National Committee, until joining Joe Sandler in founding Sandler, Reiff & Young.  Prior to becoming Deputy General Counsel at the DNC, Mr. Reiff served the DNC as Deputy Compliance Director (1990-1991) and Compliance Director (1991-1993).

Mr. Reiff often conducts trainings/seminars.  His expertise is frequently called upon by the news media: he has been quoted in national newspapers such as Mother Jones, Politico, Roll Call and USA Today.


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