Professionalism & Ethics
Government Ethics in the Age of Trump
Amidst ongoing investigations into alleged Russian campaign collusion and obstruction of justice, coupled with the vast and global scope of Trump business interests which largely remain undisclosed, the current political landscape is rife with complex and far-reaching legal and constitutional challenges that must be navigated.
Professor Richard Painter, who is the S. Walter Richey Professor in Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, is uniquely qualified to share insights into these matters having served as Associate Counsel to the White House from February 2005 to July 2007, where he was chief ethics lawyer for the President, White House employees, and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the executive branch. In addition, Professor Painter has written many op-ed articles, which have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and he is active in numerous law reform efforts aimed at deterring various types of corporate fraud and improving ethics of corporate executives and lawyers. Having authored several books, including Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference, Professor Painter is also co-counsel in a lawsuit alleging, among other things, that President Trump is in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Please join the HCBA Professionalism and Ethics section in welcoming Professor Painter on Friday, April 13, 2018 at noon for what promises to be a compelling presentation.
1.0 Ethics MBCLE credit applied for
Speakers: Professor Richard Painter, Professor of Corporate Law, University of Minnesota
Cost: Free for HCBA members / $40.00 for non-members
*Speakers and credits may be subject to change.
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