Dan Backer, Esq. Principal Attorney, political.law
Dan Backer is the founding attorney of political.law, a premiere campaign finance and political
law firm boutique in Alexandria, Virginia. Through his work at Political.Law, and as founder and president of the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, Mr. Backer has served as counsel to more than 40 campaigns & candidates, PACs, and political organizations. He has filed more than a dozen FEC Advisory Opinion Requests, numerous lawsuits against the FEC, and regularly represents political law clients before the FEC. Most recently, Mr. Backer was Treasurer and Counsel to Great America PAC, the largest pro-Trump Hybrid Super PAC of the 2016 Cycle, as well as Stop Hillary PAC, the most successful anti-Hillary PAC of the cycle.
Mr. Backer is a staunch defender and advocate at the forefront of free speech and associational rights. He was Plaintiffs’ counsel in McCutcheon v FEC (striking aggregate contribution limits, US Supreme Court) and Carey v FEC (Creating the Hybrid PAC, US District Court for the District of Columbia). He is admitted to practice law in both Virginia and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for DC, and the US District Courts for the Eastern & Western Districts of Virginia, Western District of Wisconsin, and District of DC. Mr. Backer has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a JD from George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law, a Masters Degree in Political Management and Masters Certificate in PAC Management from George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, and the Professional Lobbying Certificate (PLC) from the American League of Lobbyists. Mr. Backer was a 2014 recipient of the prestigious William F. Buckley Leadership Award of the Young Conservatives Coalition.