Executive Branch Ethics Audioconference
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Before you make contact with the Executive Branch, make certain you're in compliance with "old" ethics and lobbying regulations like HLOGA - and new ones.
For example, President Obama's new Executive Order virtually bans gifts, tightens reporting and pay-to-play, and imposes tough new employment restrictions. Meanwhile, familiar measures such as the Byrd amendment, federal conflict of interest rules, and Fair Claims Act will play new roles in any Executive-Branch contact where funds may ultimately be involved.
With so many all-new ways to inadvertently make mistakes, how can you protect yourself?
Order   The New Administration: Rules You Must Know
to Work With the Executive Branch CD/transcript today!
In just 90-minutes, this action-oriented audioconference will show you how to address the full sweep of new and existing rules affecting Executive Branch lobbying and procurement. You'll learn what the new gift and employment restrictions require, how to mesh them with general ethical rules, and what compliance steps will help you avoid political embarrassment and even criminal punishment.
Order now to reduce your risks and demonstarte your committment to ethics.

What You'll learn...
  • How the new Executive Order changes previous Executive Branch gift rules
  • Which types of organizations are affected by the new rules
  • What is now considered a gift under the new rules
  • How gift rules differ for registered lobbyists and other players
  • How and when an organization must also comply with the Byrd amendment, federal conflict-of-interest rules, and the Fair Claims acts.
  • How Executive Branch gift rules now differ from Congressional gift rules
  • What activities and items are exempt under the Executive Branch rules - and which may no longer be exempt under the new Executive Order
  • How the new directives affect lobbyists who file under LDA and IRC definitions
  • How the Executive Order will affect potential employment in the Obama administration
  • How the Executive Branch gift rules affect those who left the Bush Administration and how will they differ for those who may leave the Obama Administration  

Who Will Benefit?
This session offers essential guidance for both new and seasoned professionals involved in Executive Branch lobbying and procurement, including ...

  • Directors of government relations for corporations or associations
  • Registered lobbyists
  • Government contractors who employ or retain lobbyists
  • Lobbying firm registration managers
  • Law firm training managers

Meet Your Training Team
Jill Holtzman Vogel, Holtzman Vogel: A named partner at Holtzman Vogel PLLC, Jill Vogel was recognized by Washingtonian magazine in 2008 as one of the top lawyers in campaign finance and ethics.  She manages Holtzman Vogel and has served as Chief Counsel of the Republican National Committee and as Deputy Counsel at the Department of Energy.

Jason Torchinsky, Holtzman Vogel:  A partner at Holtzman Vogel PLLC, Jason Torchinsky specializes in providing legal advice and support to Government Relations firms about compliance, lobbying regulations and reporting and campaign finance.  Immediately before joining the firm, he was Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the United States Department of Justice. He has also served in the White House's Office of Counsel to the President and at the Department of Justice as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. 

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$247.00   Audio CD/Transcript