ILLUMIS Webinar: 2020 Election
Pay-to-Play Risk and Political Contribution Compliance
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Ki P. Hong is the head of Skadden’s Political Law Group. He advises major corporations on the unique political law issues they face when engaging in government affairs or government procurement activity. These include federal and state campaign finance, lobbying, gift, ethics and conflict-of-interest laws. Mr. Hong also advises clients on pay-to-play laws that impose special restrictions on the political activity of companies that have or seek government contracts, as well as their covered employees. He advises clients on establishing and maintaining comprehensive systems to ensure compliance with those laws. In addition, he represents clients at the enforcement stage.
Heather L. Traeger serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TRS is one of the largest public pension plans in the country at approximately $154 billion AUM. Ms. Traeger has significant experience advising a variety of financial institutions. Prior to joining TRS, Ms. Traeger was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in the Financial Services Practice. She has also previously served as an Associate Counsel at the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and in several positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.