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Ki P. Hong

Ki P. Hong

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Ki P. Hong is the head of Skadden’s Political Law Group. He advises major corporations on the unique political law issues they face when engaging in government affairs or government procurement activity. Mr. Hong 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.

Mr. Hong’s clients include companies from a wide range of different industries. He represents three of 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. Such laws include MSRB Rules G-37/G-38, including amendments to Rule G-37 that apply to municipal advisors. He also advises clients on implementing Dodd-Frank’s definition and regulation of municipal advisors. He has extensive experience in SEC Rule 206(4)-5 for investment advisors and drafted model policies and procedures to address this Rule that have become the industry standard. Mr. Hong also advises clients on the pay-to-play provisions within CFTC Rule 23.451 covering swap dealers.

He also has extensive experience advising clients on election, lobbying and government ethics laws. Mr. Hong 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. He advises clients on state laws that require government contractors and investment advisers to register as lobbyists.

Mr. Hong is a regular speaker at conferences, such as those organized by the Practising Law Institute, the Investment Adviser Association and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. He also is a main speaker at an all-day seminar that he organizes every year, having completed the 24th annual seminar with more than 210 attendees in May 2018. He is ranked in Band 1 of “leading individuals” for political law in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Washingtonian Magazine repeatedly also has recognized him as a top lawyer in the field of ethics and election law.

Ki P. Hong is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Political Activity by Foreign Nationals (June 6, 2017) - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
Federal Political Activity (June 6, 2017) - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
Pay-to-Play Laws (June 6, 2017) - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
Political Activity by Federal Contractors (June 6, 2017) - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
Political Activity by Banks (June 6, 2017) - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
Political Activity by Trade Associations (June 6, 2017) - Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws , Monday, September 11, 2017
Political Activity by Foreign Nationals (June 15, 2018) - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Pay-to-Play Laws (June 15, 2018) - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Political Activity by Federal Contractors (June 15, 2018) - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Political Activity by Banks (June 15, 2018) - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Political Activity by Trade Associations (June 15, 2018) - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Federal Political Activity (June 15, 2018) - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Thursday, September 06, 2018
Treatise  Treatise Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition) - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Federal Election Commission: Processes and Enforcement; and Appendix 8A - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Pay-to-Play Rules; and Appendices 5A-5B - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Table of Contents - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Political Action Committees; and Appendices 2A-2F - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
McCutcheon v. FEC - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Federal Lobbying and Gift Laws; and Appendices 6A-6B - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
State Laws, Rules, and Policies Impacting Corporate Government Relations; and Appendices 4A-4B - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Preface - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Campaign Finance Under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA); and Appendices 1A-1C - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Executive Fundraising; and Appendices 3A-3D - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Introduction and Acknowledgments - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Index - Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2018 Edition), Thursday, July 19, 2018
Pay-to-Play Rules - Broker-Dealer Regulation (Second Edition), Monday, September 24, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Federal and State Pay-to-Play Laws and Government Contracts - Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Federal and State Pay-to-Play Laws and Government Contracts - Federal and State Pay-to-Play Laws and Government Contracts, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Federal and State Pay-to-Play Laws and Government Contracts - Federal and State Pay-to-Play Laws and Government Contracts, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Political Activities 2018: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws, Friday, October 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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