Skip to main content

Past Event
21 April 2011


  • John A. Janicik
    T +1 312 701 7323
  • Joseph Seliga
    T +1 312 701 8818

Doing Business with Governments: Traps for the Unwary

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

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.

Related Multimedia

The Build a Report feature requires the use of cookies to function properly. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently. If you do not accept cookies, this function will not work. For more information please see our Privacy Policy

You have no pages selected. Please select pages to email then resubmit.