Richard Painter, Associate Reporter for ALI’s Government Ethics Principles project, provides insight on the treatment of gifts to and financial transactions and relationships with public servants in the video below.

Project Feature: Government Ethics – Gifts From and Financial Relationships With Prohibited Sources from The American Law Institute on Vimeo.


Richard Painter

Associate Reporter, Government Ethics

Richard W. Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at University of Minnesota Law School.  From February 2005 to July 2007, he was associate counsel to the president in the White House Counsel’s office, serving as the chief ethics lawyer for the president, White House employees, and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the executive branch. He has also been active in the Professional Responsibility Section of the American Bar Association. He is a board member and vice chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington as well as a founding board member of Take Back our Republic, a campaign finance reform organization.


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