Government Ethics Posts
As the Revolving Door Turns: Government Lawyers Entering or Returning to Private Practice and Conflicts of InterestDouglas R. Richmond
Government lawyers regularly leave public service for private law practice — often through the same revolving door that launched their public careers. The law firms they join or to which they return welcome them because of the experience they gained, and the expertise they developed, while in the government. The challenge for former government lawyers and their law firms is recognizing and managing conflicts of interest that sometimes arise out of lawyers’ government service.
The second segment of this year’s virtual Annual Meeting adjourned this week. Below is a summary of the actions taken on June 7 and 8.
The ALI virtual Annual Meeting continues on June 7-8. Below is an overview of the projects that will be presented on these days, including links to available videos on several topics.
On Tuesday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m., Lawfare and Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution are hosting a webinar to discuss the new report, “If It’s Broke, Fix It: Restoring Federal Government Ethics and Rule of Law.”
At its meeting on January 21 and 22, 2021, the ALI Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts and approved drafts and portions of drafts as listed below.
At its meetings on October 13 and October 22-23, 2020, the Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts of seven projects and approved drafts and portions of drafts.
At its meeting in Philadelphia on January 16 and 17, the ALI Council reviewed drafts for ten projects.
Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno cannot hire her son, or any other family member, to work for her office without running afoul of the state’s conflict of interest law, Oregon’s ethics watchdog says.
In a new legal advisory issued by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) on June 18th, federal employees are now required to report their holdings of virtual currency.
What restrictions, if any, should apply to former government officials who seek or accept private employment? Chapter 5 of the Government Ethics project examines the ethical concerns that arise when public servants move on to private sector employment.