Lobbying and Government Ethics

Just Understanding the Rules is Not Enough

It can be a full-time job just to keep track of all the registration and disclosure rules. If you don’t follow the rules, the penalties are harsh. For example, in Georgia a lobbyist can personally be penalized up to $10,000 per report violation. Chalmers Burch & Adams will help you stay in control, avoiding harm to your reputation and potential public embarrassment through:

  • Entity and lobbyist registration
  • Ongoing education regarding lobbying rules and updates
  • Review of disclosure reports
  • Corporate staff compliance training
  • Aggressive defense against complaints

Shape the Future. We’ll be Looking Over Your Shoulder

CBA advises public officials, lobbyists, and corporations that hire lobbyists on a wide variety of topics to ensure that activities meet all regulatory rules and are free of real (or perceived) conflicts. Areas of expertise include:

  • Compliance with state lobbying and ethics and gift laws
  • Procurement and vendor lobbying for government contracts
  • “Pay to play” restrictions on political contributions by lobbyists
  • Federal Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA)
  • Lobbying Disclosure Act

We also advise elected and other public officials with respect to government ethics rules, including legislative ethics rules, conflict of interest rules, and laws relating to bribery. We know the rules, and will make sure that you follow them.

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