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Interacting with Officeholders and Sponsoring Officeholder Events
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Interacting with Officeholders and Sponsoring Officeholder Events

Government ethics rules restrict the nature and amount of gifts, employment offers, event hosting, travel sponsorships and other benefits that private individuals and organizations may confer on public officials.  Each of these activities may be restricted where public officials are involved, sometimes in counterintuitive ways. Prospective advice and training are essential for any organization that regularly interacts with government officials. 

Caplin & Drysdale's detailed knowledge of congressional gift and travel rules, Office of Government Ethics regulations, and state ethics provisions assists corporate and nonprofit clients in planning meals, events, and fact-finding trips that promote their organizational goals. Call the firm's Political Law group when:

    • Planning an event attended by federal or state public officials;
    • Organizing a product promotion event attended by government procurement employees;
    • Seeking advice on the Ethics in Government Act or congressional gift rules;
    • Responding to inquiries and complaints by federal, state, and local ethics bodies;
    • Offering employment to current or former government employees;
    • Sponsoring a fact-finding trip to be taken by federal or state public officials; and
    • Developing policies regarding the provision of gifts and meals to public officials.
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