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Matthew Sanderson Featured in the Washington Post, Campaign Work Led to Place at Law Firm
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Matthew Sanderson Featured in the Washington Post, Campaign Work Led to Place at Law Firm

Date: 8/8/2011

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At 30, attorney Matthew Sanderson has already racked up an impressive list of professional accolades: he's been counsel in a presidential campaign and co-founded PlayoffPAC, which is challenging the way college football selects its champions. As part of the latter effort, he helped uncover allegedly lavish spending and inappropriate campaign contributions that led to the Fiesta Bowl coughing up $1 million in sanctions.

Last spring, just three years out of Vanderbilt University Law School, he represented Stephen Colbert in the comedian's quest to get Federal Election Commission approval for a "super PAC" or political action committee — a spoof on the campaign contribution process that raised provocative questions about the role of media corporations in campaign financing. Read capdale associate and colbert's lawyer share how to break into niche legal field.

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