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New Year, New Administration, New Ethics Rules
Recorded on March 7, 2017

Starting in January, it got much easier for government relations professionals to run afoul of government ethics rules. That’s because the now-active amendments from the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) change what executive branch employees can and can’t accept in addition to President’s Executive Order on Ethics, which is having an equally significant impact.

When you file your next LD-203, you’ll have to certify that you are familiar with the House and Senate rules. And whenever you plan a gift, travel, or event you’ll have to be certain you’re not putting your entire agenda at risk for violations.

Now, let attorneys from Covington & Burling update you on what the new ethics rules require and how to translate the rules into practical dos and don’ts for today’s real-world government relations environment.

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In this 90-minute webinar, two Covington & Burling experts alert you to the compliance challenges raised by the OGE’s new executive branch gift rules and President Trump’s Executive Order on ethics. From what gifts are permissible, to the situations in which even permissible gifts are to be declined, you’ll be able to certify that you are familiar with the rules when you file LD-203 semi-annual contribution reports.

How to handle real-world scenarios.  Step by step, Robert Lenhard and Angelle Smith Baugh will provide practical examples of exactly how the new rules and Executive Order affect gifts and travel. You’ll also learn how to avoid mistakes that could have devastating legal and public relations ramifications. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on complying with Washington’s new ethics rules, including:

  • Specifics of the OGE’s recent amendments to executive-branch gift rules that went into effect January 1, 2017;
  • Practical implications of the amended executive-branch gift rules;
  • How President Trump’s Executive Order on Ethics affects the private sector;
  • Changes you must understand to certify your familiarity with House and Senate rules on LD-203 filings;
  • How to handle common real-world gift and ethics scenarios;
  • And more!

Remember, if you don’t comply with all the new rules on gifts, travel and ethics, you could find yourself in legal trouble and in the news.   Don’t miss this opportunity to get the know-how to avoid mistakes and to certify your knowledge on upcoming LD-203 filings.

Register now for New Year, New Administration, New Ethics Rules.

Meet Your Webinar Leaders
Robert Lenhard
 is a member of Covington & Burling’s Election & Political Law practice group and advises corporations, trade associations, not-for-profit organizations, and high-net-worth individuals on compliance with federal and state campaign finance, lobbying, and government ethics laws.

Mr. Lenhard routinely assists clients in establishing and operating federal and state PACs, compliance programs associated with campaign finance and pay-to-play laws; advises advocacy groups and their donors; conducts compliance trainings and audits of federal and state lobbying and political programs; and counsels clients on compliance with congressional gift and travel rules.

Angelle Smith Baugh is an associate in Covington & Burling’s White Collar Litigation and Election & Political Law practice groups in the firm’s Washington, DC office.  Ms. Baugh's practice includes defense against government investigations in civil and criminal matters before the Department of Justice, Federal Election Commission, and Congressional Ethics Committees.  She also provides ongoing political law advice, including federal and state ethics, election, and lobbying laws, to companies, trade associations, PACs, and high net-worth individuals.

Who Should Attend
This webinar is of value to corporations, trade and professional associations, law firms, government relations firms and others who interact with the federal government. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Government relations staff at firms, corporations, nonprofits and associations
  • Federally registered lobbyists
  • Organizations and company compliance leaders
  • Firm compliance and training managers

Don't wait! Register your entire team today!

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org

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