Bloomberg Law
Oct. 25, 2016, 10:44 PM

Is it an Election Year? Then it’s ‘Pre-Vet’ Season

Gabe Friedman

Whoever wins the election, there will be a new administration in the White House next January and that means it’s vetting season.

Or more appropriately, pre-vetting season, since no candidate has formally announced who their cabinet appointments will be.

“You’re a little bit like a private detective, trying to ensure your client is going into this with your eyes wide open and fully aware of the risks that may be lurking for them,” said Caleb Burns, an election specialist of Wiley Rein, who has done some vetting in the past.

“Sometimes it’s an exercise in asking your client to look themselves in the mirror, you ...

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