Tag Archives: Inauguration

The 2017 Presidential Inauguration: Ethics and Compliance Issues

With Election Day 2016 in the books, the political world turns to the transition of power and the January 20, 2017 Inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. With the swearing in of the new President and Vice President will come the traditional balls, parties, and receptions. The inauguration and related events … Continue Reading

Guidelines for Interacting with President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team

Over the next nine weeks, the Trump Presidential Transition team will formulate policy and staffing recommendations for the new administration. This alert gives a broad overview of the Transition and the laws that regulate interactions with Transition team members on issues related to appointments and policy recommendations. Persons interested in this topic may also wish … Continue Reading

What To Watch Out For During Presidential Inauguration Festivities

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 … Continue Reading

Hosting an Inauguration Reception? Beware the Gift Rules.

Inauguration Day may be a holiday in DC, but the congressional and executive branch gift rules still apply.  Today, the House Committee on Ethics issued guidance to House Members and staff regarding Inauguration events.  Today’s House guidance offered some clarity regarding who may pay for and who may attend certain kinds of events, specifically: Member Receptions … Continue Reading
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