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Jonathan Peterson

Counsel Practice Areas: Political Law Phone: 1-202-987-4913 Email:

Jonathan Peterson is a counsel in the Political Law practice group. Jonathan brings his experience from working at the Federal Election Commission to help clients navigate complex campaign finance laws, FEC enforcement actions, advisory opinions, and other agency actions. Jonathan also advises campaigns, officeholders, PACs, party committees, and other organizations on government ethics, state campaign finance laws, election administration, voting rights, and other election and compliance matters.

Before Elias Law Group, Jonathan spent four years working at the FEC, first as an enforcement attorney and then as counsel to Commissioners Broussard, Weintraub, and Walther. In his role as counsel, Jonathan advised Commissioners on enforcement, litigation, and policy matters pending before the agency. Prior to the FEC, Jonathan represented clients in complex litigation in state court and federal district and appellate courts across the country.

Jonathan clerked for the Hon. Loretta C. Biggs of the U.S. District Court of the Middle District Court of North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from William & Mary Law School, where he served as president of the Black Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Jonathan was a field organizer for Democracy North Carolina, developing grassroots coalitions focusing on voting rights and GOTV activities. He is based out of ELG’s Washington, D.C. office.