Our Federal Ethics Practice offers a variety of services to help corporations, trade associations, lobbyists and lobbying firms, government officials, candidates, and private individuals navigate the complex array of federal ethics laws, including the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA) and congressional and Executive branch rules. Notably, our Practice includes Robert L. Walker, former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of both the Senate and House ethics committees, who has extensive experience in this area. We provide counseling and guidance on congressional and executive branch gift rules, personal financial disclosure reporting requirements, conflict of interest and post-employment restrictions, and the broad range of other ethics issues implicated by federal laws and regulations. We also represent Members of Congress, congressional employees, and Executive branch political appointees and employees in seeking advice from the congressional ethics committees and the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). In addition, we represent clients in sensitive ethics investigations by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, the House Committee on Ethics, the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), and executive branch agencies.

State & Local

Every state, the District of Columbia, and many municipalities have their own, often overlapping, laws governing interactions with government officials. Additionally, state retirement systems, state-owned universities, advisory boards, and other state entities often have unique ethics policies. Our counseling covers all aspects of state and local ethics compliance, from gift, travel, and honoraria rules to conflicts of interest and post-employment restrictions, and other requirements specific to each state or municipality. Our annual State Lobbying & Gift Law Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the lobbying, gift, and ethics laws in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Wiley’s expertise in this area is national in scope, and we are available to provide prompt, practical, and comprehensive advice on government ethics issues in any state or local jurisdiction.

Contact Us

Robert L. Walker
202.719.7585 | rlwalker@wiley.law

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