These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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20-Government Official Conflicts

A lawyer may appear before an elected official or a governing body of which an elected official is a member after making legal contributions to the official's election campaign (although the lawyer may not violate contribution laws nor imply that the lawyer has influence with the official as a result of the contribution).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn