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Ethics and Government Lawyering in the Age of Trump with Richard Painter

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The Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law presents Ethics and Government Lawyering in the Age of Trump, a speaker series that probes the ethical challenges confronting government lawyers in the Trump era. It features prominent members of former Presidential Administrations and leading scholars of legal ethics.

Richard W. Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he teaches Professional Responsibility and Securities Litigation. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Associate Counsel to the President in the George W. Bush White House, where he was the chief ethics lawyer for the President, White House employees, and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the Executive Branch. He is a member of the American Law Institute and is a reporter for the new ALI Principles of Government Ethics and has also been active in the Professional Responsibility Section of the American Bar Association. He is a board member and vice chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington as well as a founding board member of Take Back our Republic, a campaign finance reform organization. Painter’s book Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference was published by Oxford University Press in January 2009.


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