ExperienceGovernmental Ethics & Conflicts of Interest

  • Nielsen Merksamer regularly advises clients on gift and conflict of interest restrictions, including revolving door and other ethics restrictions, at the federal, state and local levels of government.
  • We provide advance legal review and advice regarding the legality and reportability of providing items of value to public officials at all levels of government, such as travel, food and beverage expenses, honoraria, etc., including the applicable exceptions. We also prepare and file disclosure reports, or provide appropriate notices to public officials, where required.
  • We regularly advise public officials and government agencies, as well as private parties dealing with public officials, regarding the applicable rules governing conflicts of interest and possible disqualification of such officials with respect to public actions.