Agenda

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8:30 am − 8:35 am Welcome
Presenter:
David A. Reisman, Texas Ethics Commission, Executive Director  Biography
 
8:35 am − 8:45 am Opening Remarks
Presenter:
Richard E. Dayoub, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO   Biography
 
8:45 am − 10:00 am Gift Laws; Federal Laws   (1.25 MCLE hrs)
Panel Presentations & Discussions:
Ian Steusloff, Texas Ethics Commission, Assistant General Counsel  Biography
Jaime Esparza, El Paso District Attorney  Biography
Evelina “Lina” Ortega, El Paso County Ethics Commission, Chair  Biography
Todd Hulsey, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chief Division Counsel  Biography
 
10:00 am − 10:15 am Break
 
10:15 am − 10:45 am Citizens United v. FEC and Its Impact on Texas Campaign Finance Law   (.50 MCLE hrs)
Presenter:
Natalia Luna Ashley, Texas Ethics Commission, Special Counsel  Biography
 
10:45 am − 11:15 am Texas Campaign Finance Compliance: What Candidate/Officeholders Should Know and Negotiating the Website   (.50 MCLE hrs)
Presenter:
Homer Diaz, Texas Ethics Commission, Assistant General Counsel  Biography
 
11:15 am − 11:45 am Campaign Finance Compliance: What General and Specific Purpose Political Committees Should Know   (.50 MCLE hrs)
Presenter:
Nick Espinosa, Texas Ethics Commission, Assistant General Counsel  Biography
 
11:45 am − 1:00 pm Lunch     (Box Lunch: Purchase Option at Online Registration)

Ethics Under the Pink Dome:  Conflicts and Influence in the State Capitol
Keynote Speaker:
Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune, Editor  Biography
 
1:00 pm − 2:00 pm Avoiding the Top 10 Most Common Campaign Finance Mistakes   (1.00 MCLE hrs)
Presenter:
Natalia Luna Ashley, Texas Ethics Commission, Special Counsel
 
2:00 pm − 2:20 pm The Prohibition on a Political Subdivision's Use of Public Funds and Resources for Political Advertising   (.25 MCLE hrs)
Presenter:
Natalie Adelaja, Texas Ethics Commission, Assistant General Counsel  Biography
 
2:20 pm − 2:30 pm Break
 
2:30 pm − 3:30 pm Lobby Law Compliance for City, County, and State   (1.00 MCLE hrs)
Panel Presentations & Discussions:
Brad Johnson, Texas Ethics Commission, Assistant General Counsel  Biography
Jo Ann Bernal, County of El Paso, County Attorney
Sylvia Firth, El Paso, City Attorney
 
3:30 pm − 4:20 pm Personal Financial Statement Reporting   (.75 MCLE hrs)
Presenters:
Ian Steusloff, Texas Ethics Commission, Assistant General Counsel
Lauren Bellomy, Texas Ethics Commission, Assistant General Counsel
  Biography
 
4:20 pm − 4:30 pm Closing Remarks
Presenter:
David A. Reisman, Texas Ethics Commission, Executive Director
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