Political Law 2012: Compliance for Businesses and Congressional Staffers

May 9, 2012

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC

This event for corporate counsel, compliance officers, lobbyists, and House and Senate staffers, featured Roll Call political law columnist C. Simon Davidson, the Chief Counsels to the House and Senate ethics committees, and the Deputy Chief Counsel to the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Topics Covered

  • The STOCK ACT
    An overview of new restrictions on insider trading
  • Convention Activity
    Legal and ethical issues surrounding political conventions
  • Gift Rule Pitfalls
    Frequently recurring problems under the Congressional gift rules
  • OCE Investigations
    Preparing for and responding to an investigation by the Office of
    Congressional Ethics

Congressional Panelists

  • John C. Sassaman
    Chief Counsel & Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Ethics
  • Daniel A. Schwager
    Chief Counsel & Staff Director, House Committee on Ethics
  • L. Kedric Payne
    Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Congressional Ethics

McGuireWoods Panelists

  • C. Simon Davidson
    Partner, Author of Roll Call column “A Question of Ethics”
  • Elliot S. Berke
    Partner, Political Law Group Co-Chair
  • William J. Farah
    Partner, Political Law Group Co-Chair