Peggy Love, former deputy ethics official, Office of the General Counsel, EPA; Thomas Mason, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
On Wednesday, January 11, the District of Columbia Bar will offer Leaving Government Employment: Ethics Issues for Attorneys.
The program is being held at the DC Bar Conference Center on K Street in Washington, DC. It starts at 5:30 and ends at 7:45 p.m.
Leaving federal government employment for the private or nonprofit sector raises important ethics issues for attorneys and presents potential pitfalls. Government post-employment restrictions do not always coincide with the bar’s ethics rules and carry criminal penalties if violated. Even practitioners not planning to leave government work will benefit from a clear understanding of post-government employment ethics issues, including matters an attorney may be permanently barred from working on after leaving federal service. From conflicts of interest that must be considered during and after the employment search process to rules about confidentiality and contact with a former government employer, government attorneys will walk away from this course with a better grasp of both the ethical standards in the applicable DC Rules of Professional Conduct and any relevant statutory requirements. It is important for government attorneys to understand that they face potential criminal liability and disciplinary action from the bar when they violate some of these rules The course will also alert attendees to post-government employment issues on fee sharing, the Obama Ethics Pledge, and other matters dealing with employment transitions.
The speakers are Peggy Love, former deputy ethics official, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Thomas Mason of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.
To register for this course visit www.dcbar.org or call (202) 626-3488.