Ki P. Hong
focuses on advising major corporations on the unique political law issues they face when engaging in government affairs or government procurement activity. These include federal and state campaign finance, lobbying, ethics and conflict-of-interest laws. He also advises clients on pay-to-play laws that impose special restrictions on the political activity of companies that have or seek government contracts, as well as their covered employees. He advises clients on establishing and maintaining comprehensive systems to ensure compliance with those laws. In addition, he represents clients at the enforcement stage.
Mr. Hong's clients include companies from a wide range of different industries. At the same time, he represents the "Big Four" accounting firms and leaders in other industries, such as technology, energy, media, insurance and communications. He also represents nine of the top 10 U.S. banks and nearly all of Wall Street.
Mr. Hong is well-regarded for his experience with state and federal pay-to-play laws, including Rules G-37/G-38 and Rule 206(4)-5, which are administered by the SEC, FINRA and the MSRB, as well as proposed Rule G-42 and CFTC Rule 23.451. He advises clients extensively on state laws that require government contractors and investment advisers to register as lobbyists.
He also has extensive experience advising clients on election, lobbying and government ethics laws. He routinely represents clients before federal enforcement agencies such as the Federal Election Commission, and he works with the House and Senate Ethics Committees, the Office of Congressional Ethics and the Office of Government Ethics. He also works frequently with various state ethics commissions around the country.
Mr. Hong co-authored several chapters of the Practicing Law Institute's publication Corporate Political Activities for every edition of the publication since 1993. Mr. Hong also co-authored a biweekly column in The Hill newspaper for nearly two years.
Mr. Hong is a regular speaker at conferences, such as those organized by the Practising Law Institute and the Public Affairs Council. He also is a main speaker at an all-day seminar that he organizes every year; having completed the 16th annual seminar with more than 250 attendees in May 2011. He consistently has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
, and Washingtonian Magazine
repeatedly has recognized him as a top lawyer in the field of ethics and election law.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 1992 (cum laude)
- B.A., Cornell University, 1989 (cum laude)
- District of Columbia
- New York