Gifts and hospitality—government officials FAQs
Gifts and hospitality—government officials FAQs

The following Practice Compliance precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Gifts and hospitality—government officials FAQs

We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work together to ensure our business[es] remain[s] untainted by bribery and corruption.

This FAQ document, which is integral to that effort, guides us on how we can best achieve our business goals in a way that is consistent with our commitment to counter bribery and corruption.

Who is a government official?

Any elected official, candidate, non-elected official, employee, or consultant of a federal, state or local government agency or other entity can be a public official. This includes, for example:

  1. professors and staff of public universities or hospitals

  2. police

  3. state librarians

  4. prosecutors and public defenders, and

  5. members of the judiciary

Why do we need a policy relating to government officials?

International laws impose stringent and often complicated restrictions on the giving of gifts and the provision of hospitality to government officials.

Our [Gifts and hospitality policy—gove

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