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Federal & State Ethics


Wiley Rein counsels a wide range of clients regarding compliance with federal, state, and local ethics laws.

Federal ethics laws arise in a variety of contexts, from the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA) to congressional and executive branch ethics rules. Wiley Rein offers an array of services to help companies, government officials, and private individuals navigate these regimes. We provide guidance on congressional and other government gift rules, financial-disclosure requirements, and other issues implicated by federal ethics laws.  We also represent both public and private clients in sensitive investigations by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, the House Committee on Ethics, and the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Wiley Rein also advises on state and local level issues. Every state, the District of Columbia, and many municipalities have their own ethics laws governing dealings with government officials. Our annual Lobbying & Gifts Survey provides a comprehensive overview of the lobbying, gift, and ethics laws in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, and we are available to provide prompt advice on these issues nationwide.

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