For-profit

Elias Law Group

Website:

www.elias.law

Location:

Washington, DC

Formation:

2021

President:

Marc Elias

Type:

Democratic-aligned law firm

The Elias Law Group is the law firm of Marc Elias, the former long-standing leader of the political law practice at Perkins Coie, a major law firm that serves Democratic politicians. In August 2021, Elias left Perkins Coie with ten partners and three counsels to establish the Elias Law Group to focus on “electing Democrats, supporting voting rights, and helping progressives make change.” While Perkis Coie is based in Seattle, the Ellis Law Group is based in Washington, D.C. [1][2]

Perkins Coie

Perkins Coie is a Seattle-based law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers. Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie received an important early boost in business when William Boeing, founder of what is today known as the Boeing Company, selected Perkins Coie to represent his growing aircraft construction enterprise. Boeing is still a client, as are Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other major corporations. The firm’s total annual revenue is nearly $800 million. Attorney John Devaney became the firm-wide managing partner (de facto CEO) on January 1, 2015. [3]

Prior to founding Elias Law Group, Marc Elias headed Perkins Coie’s political law practice. [4]

Political Law Practice

The Perkins Coie political law practice was begun in 1980 by attorney Robert Bauer, and prior to the departure of Marc Elias, the firm now claimed it was the “dominant practice in the field” and largest in the nation, with 40 lawyers. [5] Perkins Coie represents left-of-center political clients, and is the primary counsel for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and many other large Democratic or left-leaning political organizations. The political law group has also represented a large collection of Democratic presidential candidates, governors, and members of Congress; FEC records show $26,062,007 total disbursements for legal fees and related expenses during the 2016 election cycle (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016) to Perkins Coie from all political sources. [6]

Political law group founder Robert Bauer was the chair of political law practice until late 2009, until he was replaced by Marc Elias. Bauer was then named the White House Counsel for President Barack Obama, a position he held through July 2011. As part of his leadership at the political law group he was the general counsel for both of the Obama for America presidential campaigns (2008 and 2012), and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He returned to Perkins Coie in late 2011, following his work as White House Counsel, and left full time work at the firm in May of 2018 to teach law at New York University. [7]

George Soros Lawsuits

Billionaire left-wing donor George Soros gave $5 million to Perkins Coie sometime before 2016 so political law group chair Marc Elias could challenge what left-wing activists allege to be restrictions that deter Democrats and left-wing constituencies from voting. Some of the laws the Soros funding has been used to challenge include photo identification requirements at polling places, limitations on early voting, and regulations on the handling of and access to absentee ballots. Cases have been opened in Arizona, Ohio, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, and North Dakota. [8]

Political Clients

As of 2018, the two most recent Democratic nominees for President of the United States were clients of Perkins Coie. FEC records show $1,095,837 total disbursements for legal fees and related expenses during 2016 election cycle from Obama for America — President Barack Obama’s campaign committee — to Perkins Coie,[9] while FEC records show $5,631,421 total disbursements for legal fees and related expenses during 2016 election cycle from the Hillary for America committee. [10]

Major Democratic-aligned super PACs also retain Perkins Coie. In the 2016 cycle, the firm received $442,811 total disbursements for legal fees and related expenses from House Majority PAC,[11] $474,980 from Senate Majority PAC,[12] and $1,428,655 from Priorities USA (PAC). [13]

Work During the 2021 Elections

According to FEC records, as of February 2022, the Elias Law Group has been paid roughly $2.7 million for legal services by numerous Democrat-aligned PAC’s and campaigns, mostly for work related to the 2021 election cycle. [14] The firm’s largest clients were PACs controlled by the Democratic Party. As of February 2022, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) had paid the Elias Law Group a combined total of over $1.8 million for legal services. In total, the Elias Law Group received just over $922,000 specifically for “recount legal services” from the DCCC during and after the 2021 election cycle. [15] The firm was also paid roughly $226,000 by the Democratic-controlled Senate Majority PAC (SMP) and $105,000 by the EMILY’s List. [16]

The Elias Law Group was also notably hired by the Lincoln Project, the scandal plagued anti-Trump agitator group who paid Elias Law Group a total of $45,000 in November and December of 2021. [17] Just before retaining the Elias Law Group, the Lincoln project staged a poltical stunt that later became known as “tikigate” in which Lincoln Project activists attempted to disguise themselves as far-right extremist protestors and make it appear that white-supremacist sympathizers supported then-gubernatorial-candidate Glen Youngkin (R, VA). [18]

The Elias Law Group was also retained for legal services by the PACs of notable Democratic senators including Sen. Mark Kelly (D, AZ), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ), Sen. Jon Ossoff (D, GA), Sen. Cory Booker (D, NJ), Sen. Ralph Warnock (D, GA), and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D, RI). [19]

Many other prominent non-candidate PACs also retained the Elias Law Group including the Progressive Turnout Project, the Accountability Virginia PAC, Democracy PAC II, End Citizens United, Forward Majority Action, NextGen Climate Action Committee, and Swing Left. [20]

Work for Arabella Advisors

In February 2022, right-of-center advocacy group Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) ran an advertisement claiming that Arabella Advisors was using “dark money” for left-wing political causes and to influence President Biden’s pick for Supreme Court nominee. [21] [22] [23] Airing within the Washington D.C area, the ad claimed, “The President and the Senate were bankrolled by Arabella Advisors. A record amount of dark money, over a billion dollars, put them in office so they’ll put up an Arabella judge, a liberal activist, a Biden rubber stamp. A Huge Sum. A Huge Payback.” [24] [25] [26]

On February 3, lawyers with the Elias Law Group sent a letter on behalf of Arabella to D.C cable TV stations which had aired JCN’s advertisement, requesting they cease all broadcasts of the advertisement due to “demonstrably false” statements. [27] According to Arabella’s consul, “Arabella Advisors does not make donations or contributions in connection with elections. It is simply false that it “bankrolled any electoral efforts.”” [28] The letter continued, “Arabella Advisors never engaged in a quid pro quo of providing contributions in exchange for a Supreme Court nomination.” [29] The consul representing Arabella were part of the Elias Law Group. [30]

Work for the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation

On February 16, 2022 the Washington Examiner reported that the during 2020 the BLM Global Network Foundation had placed its financial records in the care of the Elias Law Group after it was revealed the organization had used an unusual “accounting gimmick” to delay reporting on the its use of the $60 million fundraising haul the organization had collected during the summer of 2020. [31] Laurie Styron, executive director of CharityWatch, a nonprofit watchdog group, told reporters that “To not know who is in charge of $60+ million collected by the national charity arm of arguably the most prominent social justice movement in the country is the worst transparency issue I have seen in my 18 years as a charity watchdog.” [32]

The limited 2020 Form 990 that named the Elias Law Group as the keeper of records also revealed that Minyon Moore, a longtime ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton and former chief executive officer of the Democratic National Committee, had joined the BLM Global Foundation Network on the board of directors. [33] [34]

The Washington Examiner wrote that Elias and Moore’s sudden involvement with the BLM Global Network Foundation signaled that the group had been taken over by “Clintonworld.” Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center, which publishes InfluenceWatch, said “The latest filing’s addition of partisan lawyer Marc Elias confirms the group is more political than charitable, but it also suggests that finally some left-wing heavyweights have begun to deal with the embarrassing mess made by a major activist group the institutional Left has failed to, pardon the term, police.” [35]

Marc Elias

Mark Elias was the general counsel for both the Hillary Clinton 2016 and John Kerry 2004 presidential campaigns. The firm’s major Democratic and high profile left-leaning institutional clients were his major area of responsibility, including the Democratic Governors Association, Democratic National Committee (DNC)Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)House Majority PACSenate Majority PACPriorities USA (PAC), and EMILY’s List. He is also on the board of directors for Democratic-aligned Super PAC Priorities USA. [36]

2020 Election and Voting Laws

During the run-up to the 2020 election, Elias worked with Democratic groups to support state laws that expanded voting access. After the election, Elias and his political law practice at Perkis Colie challenged lawsuits levied by President Donald Trump to contest the results of the election, winning 64 lawsuits in total against the Trump campaign, and losing one. Elias’s public profile increased considerably during this time, and by April 2021 he had amassed half a million Twitter followers. [37]

In early 2021, Elias brought lawsuits in Georgia and Iowa challenging voting laws passed by Republican state legislatures. The Georgia suit was backed by Black Voters Matter Fund, Rise Inc., and the New Georgia Project. [38]

Russia Dossier

Working on behalf of the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee in April 2016, Marc Elias hired investigative firm Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The firm hired Christopher Steele, a former British spy with extensive experience in Russia. Steele produced a series of memos, collectively and popularly referred to as a “dossier,” alleging numerous conspiracies involving collusion between persons associated with the Russian government’s campaign to interfere in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign, claiming malfeasance by Donald Trump himself, and alleging the existence of blackmail information Russian intelligence might have over Trump. [39]

The Clinton campaign did not make the dossier public during the election. The most sensational allegations, particularly those implicating Donald Trump personally, had not been verified as of late 2017 and – according to a Washington Post analysis – “may never be [verifiable].” [40]

Several participants from the Democratic side and Steele have asserted the Clinton team was not aware of the work Steele and Fusion GPS were doing for them, and that Steele did not know who was paying for the research. The only exception appeared to be Marc Elias, who was made aware of the progress of the work he was paying for on behalf of his clients. Perkins Coie, on behalf of the DNC and Clinton campaign, ended the project around the time of the election. [41][42]

In interviews with Congressional Intelligence Committee investigators shortly after the dossier became public, but before its funding source was publicly demonstrated, both Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) denied any connection between the dossier and the DNC or the Clinton campaign. Sources told CNN that Elias was seated with Podesta during the interview listening to Podesta’s testimony in his role as Clinton campaign counsel and not as a witness himself. [43]

Campaign Finance Regulation

Elias has been a major contributor to expanding the ability of donors to give money to federal political causes, leading to charges of hypocrisy against him specifically, and his clients generally, from left-of-center critics.

“Though Democratic candidates often call for campaign finance reform on the campaign trail, they pay Elias and his law firm to deregulate money in politics behind the scenes, through Federal Election Commission proceedings, litigation, legislation drafting and aggressive campaign lawyering,” said a representative of Common Cause, a left wing advocacy organization, in late 2018. [44]

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision striking down certain federal campaign finance restrictions, Elias appealed to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for an administrative ruling that allowed for the creation of so-called “super PACs” – political committees that can accepted unlimited contributions. He has since helped Democratic organizations and candidates establish and manage these committees. [45]

In 2014, Elias helped Republican then-Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) increase the maximum allowable annual contribution from an individual to a political party committee from $97,400 to at least $777,600 (and possibly more). The change was inserted as a rider on a massive $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that was approved during the lame-duck session of Congress following the 2014 mid-term election. [46]

A lobbyist for Public Citizen, a liberal political advocacy organization founded by Green Party candidate and left-wing activist Ralph Nader, has complained that Elias has been “very effective in doing a great deal of damage to our campaign finance laws” and “instrumental in tearing down the laws that are trying to level the playing field.” [47]

2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate Recount

Marc Elias represented candidate Al Franken (D) in a recount of the 2008 U.S. Senate election in Minnesota. Initial counts shortly after polling had closed showed Franken trailing incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Norm Coleman by 215 votes out of 2.9 million cast, triggering a mandatory recount. The recount resulted in Franken winning by just 312 votes. The Perkins Coie firm charged $3.6 million for its work on the recount, prompting Franken to joke that he had paid for the “Franken Wing of the Perkins Coie law office.” [48]

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