Jeannette Nyakweba

Jeannette Nyakweba

Washington, DC

Jeannette Nyakweba practices political and election law with a focus on lobbying, public policy and campaign finance. She advises corporations (for profit and non-profit), PACs, and trade associations on federal, state, and local campaign finance laws and regulations; pay-to-play rules; lobbying and ethics laws; and Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) compliance. For clients involved in political activity, Jeannette vets TV and direct mail advertisements, reviews contribution and sponsorship requests and directs registration and reporting for federal and state political committees. In addition, Jeannette manages Ballard’s 50 state lobbying, campaign finance and gift rule compliance program for clients, including tracking state-level legislative and regulatory changes.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Internship

Hon. William Webb, Federal District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, Summer 2007

Board Memberships & Community Service

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, volunteer

Durham Mediation Center, volunteer

Homeless Persons Representation Project, volunteer



North Carolina Central University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
Member, North Carolina Central Law Review

Franklin University (B.S., cum laude, 2005)


District of Columbia