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Bill Pittard Teaches Other Lawyers About Congressional Investigations and the Hatch Act at the D.C. Bar and the Federal Bar Association

Partner William Pittard spoke on a panel at the Federal Bar Association– D.C. Chapter’s event, “Current Issues in Government Investigations.” Based on his broad experience working in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as based on his work at KaiserDillon representing individuals and entities involved in Congressional investigations, he was able to share his thoughts about how Congress conducts investigations.

Bill also recently served as an instructor for the D.C. Bar’s CLE class “Traps for the Unwary: The Hatch Act and Other Federal Restrictions on Political Activity.”

Offered in person and as a webinar, the 2-credit hour class examined federal law restrictions on politicking by government employees. Bill and the faculty discussed Hatch Act restrictions applicable to Executive Branch and local government employees, as well as parallel rules applicable in the Legislative and Judicial Branches. Bill has substantial experience in these matters, and in congressional ethics issues, generally from his prior service in the government.