Joshua Rosenstein, partner, comments on the legality of Washington State Senator lobbying for Cambodia with The Diplomat.
“The legislator can’t take on a job that is impacted by his or her official duties in Washington [state]. It has to be a legitimate arms-length contract. It can’t count as a prohibited gift, and it generally can’t involve a contract with the state,” explains Joshua Rosenstein, a lawyer who focuses on the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
“In most places, ethics restrictions only apply to lobbying representatives of their own chambers.”
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