Monday, December 22nd, 2014
There is a lot of disagreement over whether contingency fee
arrangements between client and lobbyist should be permitted. Many cities,
counties, and states prohibit arrangements where lobbyists are paid
only if they succeed. The principal reason is that this arrangement encourages ethical misconduct. It
encourages lobbyists to do everything they can to win, which may be good in a private adversary suit, but is not appropriate in a public context, where winning
involves changes in public policy...