Government Ethics Posts
October 2022 Council Meeting Updates
At its meeting on October 20 and 21, 2022, the Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts of five projects and approved drafts and portions of drafts as listed.
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.
Actions Taken at the 2021 Annual Meeting (June Session)
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.
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.
January 2020 Council Meeting Updates
At its meeting in Philadelphia on January 16 and 17, the ALI Council reviewed drafts for ten projects.
Oregon Ethics Watchdog to Secretary of State: Don’t Hire Family
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.
OGE: Federal employees must disclose cryptocurrency
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.