Increased regulations, including ethics and disclosure requirements, are being imposed on companies, including those in the financial industry, that conduct or solicit business with state and local governments and public pension systems in the United States. The consequences of violating such regulations can include criminal and civil penalties as well as temporary or permanent debarment from government contracting.

Please join John Janicik and Joe Seliga as they discuss the latest developments affecting financial services and other companies doing business with state and local governments. The topics to be covered in the call include:

  • Political contribution restrictions, including the new SEC pay-to-play rule applicable to investment advisers and other state and local pay-to-play laws
  • Lobbying requirements, including new rules applicable to investment advisers and placement agents
  • Disclosure of ownership and compensation arrangements
  • Restrictions on the payment of contingent compensation in connection with government contracts
  • Government ethics rules, including restrictions on gifts to public officials and employees

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Mayer Brown's Global Financial Markets Initiative helps clients deal with the legal and business challenges resulting from the ongoing turbulence in worldwide financial markets. By mobilizing the firm's global resources from multiple practices and offices, the Initiative provides clients with knowledgeable and timely counsel on a broad spectrum of their legal needs.