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

It is not per se unethical for a lawyer or a firm to contribute to the re-election campaign of an official with whom the lawyer deals. However, it would be unethical for a lawyer to make a gift to a public official for the "past or future performance of any public act or duty."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn