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Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the Portland Tribune article First lady’s consulting work leaves some scratching their heads on January 27, 2015
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  • Lloyd Histoshi Mayer, Notre Dame Law School
Document Type
News Article
Publication Date
1-27-2015
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Abstract
Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the Portland Tribune article First lady’s consulting work leaves some scratching their heads on January 27. Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, an associate dean and law professor at the University of Notre Dame who specializes in tax and political law, said it is appropriate to ask what the Clean Economy Development Center accomplished during Hayes’ tenure as a fellow with the group. Although it is common for politicians and people close to them to be involved with policy oriented nonprofit organizations, those jobs also offer opportunities for donors to influence officials. “The most common issues that tend to arise with such organizations are whether the amount of compensation or other benefits paid to the politician or his associates are reasonable given the services they provide to the nonprofit and whether the nonprofit is used as a vehicle to curry favor with the politician by, for example, companies making sizable contributions to the nonprofit that are then used to benefit the politician or his associates,” Mayer wrote in an email.
Citation Information
Lloyd Histoshi Mayer. "Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the Portland Tribune article First lady’s consulting work leaves some scratching their heads on January 27, 2015" (2015)
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