Principles of the Law,

Government Ethics

This project seeks to enunciate a set of principles or best practices that will both reflect the emerging law of government ethics and provide guidelines to shape its future development. The project will focus on standards applicable to the operations of the legislative and executive branches.
Specific topics will include lobbying, gifts and other things of value given to public officials, conflicts of interest involving the private activities of public officials, the political uses of public office, and administration and enforcement mechanisms.
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At the January 2016 Council meeting, the Reporters did not seek a vote from Council to approve C.D.  No.  2. They received many helpful comments and plan to revise the draft. 

At the 2015 Annual Meeting, on the agenda for approval, was Tentative Draft No. 1, Chapter 4, The Election-Related Activities of Public Servants. The membership discussed the Principles’ defined limits on the ability of government officers and employees to use public resources for their personal or partisan benefit in elections.  The membership voted to approve the Chapter subject to the discussion at the Meeting, which included a suggestion that the Reporters give due consideration to the issue of the off-duty activities of public employees, and to the usual editorial prerogative.

Chapter 3 - §§ 304, 311, and 312 not yet drafted

Chapter 4 - §§ 405 and 406 not yet approved by Council

Chapter 5 - additional §§ may be added

 
Reporter
Richard Briffault Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Associate Reporters
Kathleen Clark Washington University School of Law
Saint Louis, MO
Richard W. Painter University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN
Advisers
Elizabeth K. Ainslie Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Phyllis W. Beck Independence Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
Jeffrey S. Boyd Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, TX
Mark L. Davies Tarrytown, NY, USA
Marc E. Elias Perkins Coie LLP
Washington, DC
Richard G. Feder City of Philadelphia Law Department
Philadelphia, PA
Chai R. Feldblum Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Washington, DC
Charles Fried Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Nicole A. Gordon New York, NY, USA
Kenneth A. Gross Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Washington, DC
Harris L Hartz U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Albuquerque, NM
Vincent R. Johnson St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Anthony Johnstone University of Montana, Alexander Blewett III School of Law
Missoula, MT
Evelyn V. Keyes Texas Court of Appeals, 1st District
Houston, TX
Carolyn B. Kuhl Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Ronald D. Lee Arnold & Porter LLP
Washington, DC
Judith A. Miller Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Thomas D. Morgan George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Irvin B. Nathan Arnold & Porter LLP
Washington, DC
Lawrence M. Noble The Campaign Legal Center
Washington, DC
Kathryn A. Oberly Washington, DC, USA
David Orentlicher Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis, IN
Roswell B. Perkins Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY
Robert J. Ridge Clark Hill PLC
Pittsburgh, PA
Patricia E. Salkin Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Central Islip, NY
Mary M. Schroeder U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Phoenix, AZ
Melanie Sloan Triumph Strategy
Washington, DC
Thomas M. Susman American Bar Association
Washington, DC
Liaison
Mark Quiner National Conference of State Legislatures
Denver, CO
Members Consultative Group
Anthony V. Alfieri University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, FL
James J. Alfini South Texas College of Law
Houston, TX
Elizabeth A. Alston Alston Law Firm
Covington, LA
Marc T. Amy Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit
Abbeville, LA
Glenn R. Anderson Nova Scotia Department of Justice
Halifax, NS, Canada
José F. Anderson University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
R Gordon Appleman Thompson & Knight LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Michael S. Ariens St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
William G. Arnot, III Law Offices of William G. Arnot
Houston, TX
Robert H. A. Ashford Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse, NY
Melissa Aubin U.S. District Court
Eugene, OR
Simon K. Barsky SKB Consulting
Valley Village, CA
Debra Lyn Bassett Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
Thomas C. Baxter Federal Reserve Bank of New York
New York, NY
Sara Sun Beale Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
John S. Beckerman Moorestown, NJ, USA
Anthony J. Bellia, Jr. Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
Warren Belmar Capitol Counsel Group, LLC
Washington, DC
Luke Bierman Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
Harvey Ernest Bines Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Boston, MA
Joseph B. Bluemel Third Judicial District Court
Kemmerer, WY
Richard C. Bosson Supreme Court of New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM
Steven M. Bradford HNI Corporation
Muscatine, IA
Lorence L. Bravenec Texas A & M University, College of Business Administration
College Station, TX
William S. Brewbaker III University of Alabama School of Law
Tuscaloosa, AL
David M. Brodsky Brodsky ADR LLC
New York, NY
Mary Patrice Brown O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Washington, DC
John M. Burkoff University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
David John Burman Perkins Coie LLP
Seattle, WA
W. Amon Burton Austin, TX
David L. Callies University of Hawaii-Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
Honolulu, HI
John G. Cameron, Jr. Dickinson Wright PLLC
Grand Rapids, MI
Bryan T. Camp Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
Tom Campbell Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Orange, CA
Elena A. Cappella Philadelphia, PA, USA
John L. Carroll Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Birmingham, AL
Thomas N. Carruthers Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Birmingham, AL
Peter H. Carson Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
San Francisco, CA
William Richard Casto Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
Steven L. Chanenson Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA
Robert P. Charrow Greenberg Traurig LLP
Washington, DC
Betty Jo Christian Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Washington, DC
William N. Clark Redden, Mills & Clark LLP
Birmingham, AL
Neil Howard Cogan Whittier Law School
Costa Mesa, CA
Nancy L. Cohen Lewis Bribois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Denver, CO
Colm F. Connolly Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Wilmington, DE
Richard D. Craig McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation
Oklahoma City, OK
Amelia Craig Cramer Pima County Attorney's Office
Tucson, AZ
Robert A. Creamer Cambridge, MA, USA
Margaret Ellen Curran Providence, RI, USA
Vivian Grosswald Curran University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Supreme Court of California
San Francisco, CA
Ross E. Davies The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
Kimberly A. Demarchi Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
Anthony E. DiResta Holland & Knight LLP
Washington, DC
Michael R. Dreeben U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC
Christine Michelle Duffy Pro Bono Partnership
Parsippany, NJ
Suzanne M. Dugan Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Washington, DC
Meredith J. Duncan University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Linda S. Eads Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
J. William Elwin, Jr. Chicago, IL
Peter D. Enrich Northeastern University School of Law
Boston, MA
Joseph P. Esposito Hunton & Williams LLP
Washington, DC
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Mary Fan University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, WA
Boris Feldman Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Palo Alto, CA
Joseph Z. Fleming Greenberg Traurig LLP
Miami, FL
Michael S. Flynn Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
Susan S. Fortney Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
Leslie Pickering Francis University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Salt Lake City, UT
Simon J. Frankel Covington & Burling LLP
San Francisco, CA
William Freivogel William Freivogel Consultant
Chicago, IL
Steven I. Friedland Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
Gary D. Friedman Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP
New York, NY
Paul L. Friedman U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Meredith Fuchs Capital One
Mc Lean, VA
William Funk Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR
Faith E. Gay Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
New York, NY
Daniel A. Gecker Urban Development Associates
Richmond, VA
Marjorie L. Girth Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, GA
Carl F. Goodman Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
David M. Gossett Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC
Hervé Gouraige Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Newark, NJ
Katherine Ann Graham Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Saint Paul, MN
Michael Greenwald Philadelphia, PA, USA
Charles E. Griffin Butler Snow LLP
Ridgeland, MS
Leslie C. Griffin University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
John J. Grogan Langer Grogan & Diver, P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
Marjorie E. Gross New York, NY
James B. Halpern Arent Fox LLP
Washington, DC
David A. Hardy Second Judicial Court, Washoe County
Reno, NV
Micalyn Shafer Harris ADR Services
Ridgewood, NJ
Richard E. V. Harris Richard E.V. Harris Law Office
Piedmont, CA, USA
Mark I. Harrison Osborn Maledon, P.A.
Phoenix, AZ
Melissa Hart University of Colorado Law School
Boulder, CO
Rosemary Hart U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC
Richard L. Hasen University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Allison Hayward Cambria, CA, USA
Peter J. Henning Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, MI
Ronald K. Henry Kaye Scholer LLP
Washington, DC
Otto J. Hetzel Washington, DC
John E. Higgins, Jr. Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Pauline E. Higgins Pauline E. Higgins & Associates, P. C.
Houston, TX
Frances R. Hill University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, FL
Theodore Charles Hirt George Washington University School of Law
Washington, DC
Randy J. Holland Supreme Court of Delaware
Georgetown, DE
Roger F. Holmes Biss & Holmes
Anchorage, AK
Alan D. Hornstein University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Edwin E. Huddleson Washington, DC
Steven F. Huefner Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Columbus, OH
Howard O. Hunter Singapore Management University Law School
Singapore, Singapore
John E. Iole Jones Day
Pittsburgh, PA
Joan K. Irion California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
San Diego, CA
Ralph A. Jacobs Jacobs Kivitz & Drake LLC
Philadelphia, PA
David J. Jaramillo Jaramillo Touchet LLC
Albuquerque, NM
Daniel G. Jarcho Alston & Bird LLP
Washington, DC
Susan A. Jensen U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC
Richard G. Johnson Richard G. Johnson Co., L.P.A.
Cleveland, OH
Sheila D. Jones Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
Gregory A. Kalscheur Boston College Law School
Newton, MA
Diane L. Karpman Karpman & Associates
Los Angeles, CA
Joshua Karsh Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.
Chicago, IL
Lawrence A. Kasten Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
Richard B. Katskee Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Washington, DC
Robert M. Kaufman Proskauer Rose LLP
New York, NY
Michael Edward Keasler Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX
Paul J. Kelly, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Santa Fe, NM
Jeffrey D. Kovar U.S. Department of State, Legal Adviser's Office (L/CID)
Washington, DC
Michael J. Kramer Noble Superior Court
Albion, IN
Michael I. Krauss The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
Edward Labaton Labaton Sucharow LLP
New York, NY
Philip A. Lacovara Mayer Brown LLP
New York, NY
Othni J. Lathram Alabama Law Institute
Tuscaloosa, AL
John K. Lawrence Dickinson Wright PLLC
Ann Arbor, MI
Kenneth A. Lazarus Lazarus & Associates
Washington, DC
Steve Leben Kansas Court of Appeals
Topeka, KS
Ronald M. Levin Washington University School of Law
Saint Louis, MO
David L. Lewis Lewis & Fiore
New York, NY
George W. Liebmann Liebmann & Shively, P.A.
Baltimore, MD
Hans A. Linde Portland, OR, USA
Paul A. Lombardo Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, GA
Ann M. Lousin John Marshall Law School
Chicago, IL
Margaret Colgate Love Law Office of Margaret Love
Washington, DC
Houston Putnam Lowry Polivy, Taschner, Lowry & Clayton, LLC
Hartford, CT
Myles V. Lynk Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Tempe, AZ
María Pabón López Loyola University, New Orleans School of Law
New Orleans, LA
William Cullen MacDonald Hawkins, Delafield & Wood LLP
New York, NY
M. Elizabeth Magill Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Neal S. Manne Susman Godfrey LLP
Houston, TX
C. Scott Maravilla U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
L. Paige Marvel U.S. Tax Court
Washington, DC
Alfred D. Mathewson University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM
Barbara Taylor Mattis University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, FL
James R. Maxeiner University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Lloyd H. Mayer Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
Thomas Wm. Mayo Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
Roslyn A. Mazer Federal Trade Commission of the Inspector General
Washington, DC
F. Scott McCown University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
David McGowan University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA
James C. McKay, Jr. Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
James A. McKenna State of Maine Office of the Attorney General
Augusta, ME
Benjamin C. McMurray Utah Federal Defender Office
Salt Lake City, UT
Beverly McQueary Smith Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Central Islip, NY
Lawrence F. Meehan Philadelphia, PA, USA
Bruce P. Merenstein Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Kevin H. Michels The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
Paul Mogin Williams & Connolly LLP
Washington, DC
Jennifer M. Moore Office of the Counsel to the Governor
Albany, NY
Nancy J. Moore Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA
Alan B. Morrison George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Trevor W. Morrison New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Jonathan M. Moses Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
New York, NY
Randolph D. Moss U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
H. Geoffrey Moulton Widener University School of Law
Wilmington, DE
Kimberly J. Mueller U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Sacramento, CA
Michael B. Mukasey Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY
Edward M. Mullins Astigarraga Davis
Miami, FL
Robert H. Mundheim Shearman & Sterling LLP
New York, NY
Fred F. Murray Grant Thornton LLP
Washington, DC
Donna M. Nagy Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
Bloomington, IN
John C. Neiman, Jr. Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
Birmingham, AL
Richard L. Neumeier Morrison Mahoney LLP
Boston, MA
George M. Newcombe Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Palo Alto, CA
Robert G. Newman Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
San Antonio, TX
Brent E. Newton U.S. Sentencing Commission
Washington, DC
W. Frank Newton Beaumont Foundation of America
Beaumont, TX
Kathleen M. O'Sullivan Perkins Coie LLP
Seattle, WA
Arden J. Olson Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC
Eugene, OR
Vance K. Opperman Key Investment, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Jan P. Patterson Baylor Law School
Waco, TX
Lucian T. Pera Adams & Reese
Memphis, TN
Timothy J. Petumenos Law Office of Tim Petumenos
Anchorage, AK
Kristina Pickering Supreme Court of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
Ellen S. Podgor Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL
Jeffrey M. Pollock Fox Rothschild LLP
Lawrenceville, NJ
Burnele Venable Powell University of South Carolina School of Law
Columbia, SC
Lonnie A. Powers Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
Boston, MA
Robert L. Pratter Cohen Placitella & Roth, PC
Philadelphia, PA
Nancy B. Rapoport University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
Bernard D. Reams, Jr. St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Joe R. Reeder Greenberg Traurig LLP
Washington, DC
Henry R. Reeve Denver District Attorney's Office
Denver, CO
Martin F. Richman K&L Gates LLP
New York, NY
Henry duPont Ridgely DLA Piper LLP
Wilmington, DE
Augustin Rivera, Jr. Del Mar Community College District
Corpus Christi, TX
Jack L. Rives American Bar Association
Chicago, IL
Margret G. Robb Indiana Court of Appeals
Indianapolis, IN
Reginald L. Robinson Howard University School of Law
Washington, DC
Sue L. Robinson U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
Wilmington, DE
Jonathan C. Rose Jones Day
Washington, DC
Robin S. Rosenbaum U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Victoria P. Rostow National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
Washington, DC
Ronald D. Rotunda Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Orange, CA
Irma S. Russell University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Kansas City, MO
Margaret M. Russell Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, CA
Karen J. Sarjeant Silver Spring, MD
Frederick P. Schaffer The City University of New York
New York, NY
Alexander Cochran Schoch Railroad Commission of Texas
Austin, TX
Edward J. Schoenbaum Springfield, IL
David Schuman University of Oregon Law School
Eugene, OR
Michael Schwarz Santa Fe, NM
Michael A. Scodro Jenner & Block, LLP
Chicago, IL
Paul M. Secunda Marquette University Law School
Milwaukee, WI
Stuart E. Seigel Mc Lean, VA, USA
Allen E. Shoenberger Loyola University, Chicago School of Law
Chicago, IL
Wenona T. Singel Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Dolores Korman Sloviter U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Philadelphia, PA
Douglas G. Smith Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL
Gerald K. Smith Gerald K. Smith and John C. Smith Law Offices PLLC
Tucson, AZ
Mary L. Smith Lansing, IL, USA
Margaret Poles Spencer Circuit Court of City of Richmond
Richmond, VA
John W. Stamper O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Edwin H. Stern Gibbons P.C.
Newark, NJ
H. Mark Stichel Gohn Hankey Stichel & Berlage, LLP
Baltimore, MD
David J. Stout University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM
David R. Stras Supreme Court of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
Peter L. Strauss Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
John S. Summers Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Philadelphia, PA
Les Swanson Portland, OR, USA
Louise Ellen Teitz Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, RI
Laurel S. Terry Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law
Carlisle, PA
Samuel A. Thumma Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
Phoenix, AZ
Jay Tidmarsh Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
Willard K. Tom Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Washington, DC
Bryan N. Tramont Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Washington, DC
Thomas A. Tupitza Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.
Erie, PA
H. Woodruff Turner K&L Gates LLP
Pittsburgh, PA
Mark V. Tushnet Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Sarah S. Vance U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Bill Wagner Wagner McLaughlin
Tampa, FL
Nicholas J. Wallwork Phoenix, AZ
Chang Wang Thomson Reuters
Eagan, MN
Manning Gilbert Warren, III University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
Louisville, KY
Steven O. Weise Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Sarah N. Welling University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, KY
Thomas J. Welsh Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
Hartford, CT
Matthew Lee Wiener Administrative Conference of the United States
Washington, DC
Margaret H. Williams Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
Jackson, MS
Edwin D. Williamson Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Washington, DC
Gerard E. Wimberly, Jr. McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
New Orleans, LA
Adrien K. Wing University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, IA
Eric H. Zagrans Zagrans Law Firm LLC
Cleveland, OH
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