RNC Names James Bopp, Jr. Special Counsel
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced that James Bopp, Jr. will serve as special counsel to the Republican National Committee. In this volunteer role, Mr. Bopp will provide assistance to RNC general counsel John Ryder with respect to the Rules of the Republican Party.
“I am very pleased that Jim has agreed to continue his service to the RNC by agreeing to assist our General Counsel, John Ryder, on important issues related to the Rules of the Republican Party. Jim was a conservative leader during his time on the national committee and I appreciate his interest in staying involved going forward.”
RNC General Counsel John Ryder commented, “Jim’s knowledge of the party rules and his conservative principles will be valuable assets as we work to strengthen the grassroots of our party and work toward electoral success in 2016.”
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to assist Chairman Priebus and John Ryder over the next couple years on the important matter of party rules. I appreciate the opportunity to serve in this role and share their commitment to restoring the party’s strength and staying committed to our conservative principles.”
Bopp is an attorney in Terre Haute, Indiana who served on the Republican National Committee from 2008 – 2012. He was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States by The National Law Journal was named the 2009 Republican Lawyer of the Year by the Republican National Lawyers Association. He has been on the forefront of litigating challenges to campaign finance laws, including McCutcheon v. FEC, which is currently before the United States Supreme Court.
James Bopp, Jr. Has a national federal and state election law practice. He is General Counsel for the James Madison Center for Free Speech and former co-Chairman of the election Law subcommittee for the Federalist Society.