Attorneys Form Litigation and Political Law Boutique for the 21st Century

Chalmers Pak & Burch LLC Atlanta, GA – June 19, 2015 – Douglas Chalmers, Jr., State Representative Byung “BJay” Pak, and Carolyn “Tippi” Cain Burch are pleased to announce the formation of Chalmers Pak & Burch LLC. Well connected in the business, legal and political communities, these attorneys are creating a boutique firm that will […]

Doug Chalmers Speaks at 29th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators

Nearly 230 members of the Georgia General Assembly attended presentations covering economic development and other significant issues at the 29th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, coordinated by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to help prepare lawmakers for the next legislative cycle. Doug Chalmers spoke at one of the plenary sessions: Georgia Government Transparency and […]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Business Leaders Form Independent Committee; Doug Chalmers Quoted

From the  Atlanta Journal Constitution article: “Reed and business leaders form independent committee; announce candidate support” – Oct. 23, 2013: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and members of the city’s business community have formed a new independent committee to help shape the outcome of this fall’s municipal elections. The group – Continue Atlanta’s Progress –  will […]

Doug Chalmers Defends Super PAC Ad in US Senate Race

From the  Star-Tribune article: “Liz Cheney political camp tries to halt negative ad on gay marriage” – October 10, 2013: Liz Cheney’s 2014 U.S. Senate campaign team attempted to squelch a new super political action committee-funded TV ad that attacks her stance on gay marriage. Cheney’s office sent letters to cable operators and TV stations […]

Douglas Chalmers Comments on Texas Test of Voting Rights Act Enforcement

From the  Atlanta Journal Constitution article: “DOJ targets Texas in voting rights enforcement test case” – July 25, 2013: Texas is the first battleground in the new era of Voting Rights Act enforcement, as the Obama administration launched a case that could have ramifications for Georgia and other states newly freed from automatic federal “pre-clearance” […]

House Speaker Ralston Appoints Rebecca Sullivan to the Georgia State Election Board

From the July 1, 2013 Daily Report article “Former Perdue Lawyer Named To State Election Board” State House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has appointed a former governor’s executive counsel to the State Election Board. Rebecca Sullivan, a member of the Political Law Group headed by Doug Chalmers Jr., will join the board in September. […]

Douglas Chalmers Comments on Recent IRS Allegations of Conservative Group Targeting

In December 2008, six weeks after Barack Obama was elected President, I participated in a panel on “The Methods of Financing and Sometimes Regulating Political Speech” at the annual conference of the Council of Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) in Chicago. One of other panelists was Lois Lerner, who was then and still is the Director […]