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Tom Rust

U.S.House of Representatives
Staff Director & Chief Counsel, Committee on Ethics
Washington, DC, USA


Tom Rust is the Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives, which is authorized to administer the House’s self-discipline authority under Article 1, section 5 of the United States Constitution.  Mr. Rust joined the Committee staff in 2009, and prior to being appointed as Staff Director and Chief Counsel, he served in senior positions in both the Committee’s Investigations and Advice and Education sections.

Before joining the House Ethics Committee, Mr. Rust practiced law with two prestigious global law firms for almost a decade, where his work included representing companies and individuals in government investigations, counseling clients on ethics and compliance issues, and litigation.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences.
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