Aaron Silberman Quoted re Cal. State Bar Lobbyist Procurement
Aaron Silberman, a shareholder in RJO’s Government Contracts Group, was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily Journal article, dated Tuesday, January 10, 2017, “State Bar housed employee in lobbyist’s office for years.” The article discusses procurement and government ethics issues arising from the State Bar’s housing one of its employees in its outside lobbyist’s Sacramento office and the impact of that arrangement on the State Bar’s upcoming procurement of those services. Mr. Silberman commented that, in order to prevent the incumbent contractor from receiving any undue advantage in the new competition, and to avoid even the appearance of such an advantage, the State Bar employee should be walled off from the procurement. Go to www.dailyjournal.com (subscription required) to see the full article.