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.

Spotlight on Annual Meeting Projects

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.

Restoring Federal Government Ethics and the Rule of Law

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.”

January 2021 Council Meeting Updates

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.

October 2020 Council Meeting Updates

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.