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Richard Painter To Make Announcement Regarding U.S. Senate Race in Minnesota

Apr 30, 2018 01:53PM ● Published by Editor

Mendota Heights - On Monday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m. in the State Capitol Press Conference Room (B971), former White House chief ethics lawyer Richard Painter will make an important announcement regarding his involvement in the special election for United States Senate in Minnesota.  He will be taking questions after he makes his announcement.

Painter is a former White House chief ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007.  He is the author of several books including: Securities Litigation and Enforcement (with Margaret Sachs and Donna Nagy; West 2003; Second Edition, 2007, Third Edition, 2011), Professional and Personal Responsibilities of the Lawyer (with Judge John T. Noonan Jr.; Foundation 1997; Second Edition, 2001; Third Edition 2011), Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Taxation Only With Representation (Take Back Our Republic, 2016).  A key provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requiring the SEC to issue rules of professional responsibility for securities lawyers was based on earlier proposals and law reform efforts championed and written about by Professor Painter.

Dubbed “The Media’s Favorite Ethicist” Painter, 56, is a frequent guest speaker on cable news shows appearing regularly on CNN, MSNBC and FOX News in addition to other outlets.  He has served as a tenured law faculty member at the University of Oregon School of Law and the University of Illinois College of Law.  He is currently a professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Painter lives in Mendota Heights with his wife, children, and dog.

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