Government Ethics Posts

As the Revolving Door Turns: Government Lawyers Entering or Returning to Private Practice and Conflicts of Interest

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.