Washington, D.C. political law partner Ki Hong spoke at PLI’s Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2012, held November 1 in New York and via live webcast. Mr. Hong spoke on “Corporate Political Activities; Pay-to-Play,” which covered the role of the financial services firm’s corporate compliance program; campaign finance laws, including restrictions on corporate contributions and campaigning on corporate premises; and lobbying and gift laws, including the increase of laws expanding registration and reporting requirements to government procurement, contingent fee bans, new placement agent bans, and laws regulating gifts and meals provided to government officials and employees.