Stacey Shin joined Kaufman Legal Group in 2010. Ms. Shin advises candidates, officeholders, labor unions, ballot measure committees, major donors, independent expenditure committees and other political organizations on compliance with federal, state and local campaign finance, election and governmental ethics laws. She also counsels lobbying organizations and lobbying firms on compliance with lobbying laws.
Prior to joining Kaufman Legal Group, Ms. Shin served as Legal Counsel to then-Chairman Steven T. Walther of the Federal Election Commission, where she advised the Chairman on policy and enforcement matters coming before the Commission. Before that, she spent two years as Policy Counsel at the Commission, drafting federal campaign finance regulations and advisory opinions implementing the Federal Election Campaign Act and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001.
During her time in Washington, D.C., Ms. Shin also worked as a legal intern for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, and in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. She also served as a researcher for a prominent national political organization during the 2004 presidential election, and as a legislative assistant with the ACLU.
Ms. Shin received her law degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Irvine. She is a member of the California Political Attorneys Association, and serves as a volunteer with the Los Angeles Conservancy.