Jason Torchinsky is a partner at Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC, specializing in campaign finance, election law, lobbying disclosure and issue advocacy groups. Jason has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top “Government Law” attorneys in the country. He’s also been honored by Politico as one of the “50 Politicos to Watch,” and Campaigns and Elections Magazine named Jason a “Rising Star of Politics.”
In addition to his practice counseling clients on compliance with campaign finance, ethics laws, lobbying disclosure and election laws, Jason has served as lead counsel in a number of litigation matters dealing with First Amendment freedoms and election law and redistricting issues. Representative matters include Pursuing America’s Greatness v. Federal Election Commission (D.C. Circuit) (challenging an FEC regulation), Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission (D.C. Circuit) (defending an FEC regulation), Martins v. Pidot (Second Circuit) (prevailing after a district court ordered a special primary), Edwards v. Vesilind (Va. Supreme Court) (success represented bi-partisan group of Senators in legislative privilege claim arising from a redistricting lawsuit) and Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (U.S. Supreme Court) (representing Arizona’s Secretary of State). He has filed numerous amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court, including one on behalf of the NRSC and NRCC cited in the Court’s opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. Jason has also represented candidates across the country during post-election canvass and recount processes.
Jason is a frequent speaker on campaign finance and election law matters, including appearances before the National Conference of State Legislators, the Republican National Lawyers Association, the Federalist Society, and the American Association of Political Consultants. Additionally, Jason serves as an adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary School of Law, where he teaches about the IRS and political campaigns. He was recently named a Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation.
Prior to joining the firm, Jason was Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the United States Department of Justice. During the 2004 election cycle, Jason served as Deputy General Counsel to Bush-Cheney ’04 and Deputy General Counsel to the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Committee.
He holds a B.A. in Government and Public Policy from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the Republican National Lawyers Association and the Federalist Society.