BJay Pak Interviewed by WSB About Snellville Elections

Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams attorney Byung “BJay” Pak was interviewed by WSB-TV for its story on Snellville’s alleged mishandling of approximately 20 provisional ballots in the November 2015 election. Pak was hired by the city of Snellville to represent two of its poll workers. “Based on the facts I know… I don’t think my […]

Doug Chalmers’ Motion to Dismiss Oxendine Ethics Complaint Covered by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Doug Chalmers, managing member of Chalmers Pak & Burch LLC, was mentioned in an October 27, 2015 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article entitled, “Oxendine moves for dismissal of ethics complaint.” Chalmers, who represents former Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, filed a motion asking the state ethics commission to dismiss an amended complaint filed over Oxendine’s 2010 gubernatorial election campaign. […]

Doug Chalmers Comments on the Recent Rise of Super PACs

Doug Chalmers, managing member of Chalmers Pak & Burch LLC, was recently interviewed by Atlanta Business Chronicle staff writer Dave Williams about the role of independent super PACs in fundraising for the upcoming presidential election. Here is an excerpt from the Atlanta Business Chronicle article, “Super PACs taking over presidential sweepstakes”- August 14, 2015: That […]

Doug Chalmers Comments on Georgia State Employee Gift Rules

From the  Savannah Morning News article: “Gift rules for state employees mostly ignored, observers say” – July 11, 2015: State workers aren’t supposed to accept anything worth more than $25, and companies that do business with the state are supposed to file annual reports of what they spend on the workers — but observers say […]

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 […]

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 […]