Craig’s clients include a broad range of governments, candidate and political organizations, sports franchises, and Fortune 500 companies, which regularly face complex political or regulatory issues. He counsels numerous other associations, candidates, and even other lawyers and law firms.
Last year, Craig created the legal framework for the first-ever program of texting political contributions to federal candidates. For the last several years, FEC rules prohibited political contributions from being texted. In consultation with an aggregator of mobile data, Craig devised a new legal and business model that cleared the way for texting during the 2012 presidential election. In 2010, Craig created one of the first Super PACs and single-member 527 political organizations. He helps create and operate numerous 501(c)(3), (c)(4) and 527 organizations in response to the Citizens United decision. Craig’s practice also includes serving as the treasurer of political committees, handling millions of dollars in political contributions and expenditures each cycle.
Craig’s practice also includes public corruption investigations, defending legislators, public disclosure, false claims, and contracting fraud cases. He has advised law firms on the rules of professional conduct and specializes in California state law matters and political litigation across the country. He also develops political strategies and is frequently quoted in the media about campaigns and elections.
Earlier this year, Craig participated in an amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court urging the repeal of Proposition 8 and DOMA. He then successfully represented same-sex couples before the FEC who were seeking equal rights in making joint contributions. In 2003, Craig was chosen by 14 state governments to author a Supreme Court amicus brief in the controversial McCain-Feingold litigation.