With Inauguration Day just under three weeks away, many corporations and individuals are being asked to participate in the festivities that will accompany the presidential swearing-in ceremony.  While less regulated than pre-election political activities, presidential inaugurations are nonetheless subject to a number of easily-overlooked rules.  Yesterday’s Covington E-Alert identifies three common situations where individuals and corporations participating in inauguration events might run into trouble if they are not careful: (i) making contributions to the Presidential Inaugural Committee; (ii) giving inaugural event tickets to government officials; and (iii) hosting or attending privately sponsored events that surround the inauguration.