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May 20, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

Email Shows How Credit Suisse Works the Revolving Door



Thank You over and over and over Bloomberg has reviewed an email in which Melanie Nussdorf, a former Department of Labor (DOL) lawyer who now represents Credit Suisse, repeated “thank you” 600 times in an email to DOL after getting a favorable response from her former agency.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

May 14, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

Former Pentagon Acting IG Cashes In with No Accountability



Photo of Lynne Halbrooks Lynne Halbrooks, a former acting Inspector General at the Department of Defense, has managed to spin through the revolving door and secure a job with a major law firm that represents one of the top contractors overseen by her former agency.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 15, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

POGO Speaks at National Government Ethics Summit



MIchael Smallberg's OGE speech POGO investigator Michael Smallberg was a featured speaker at the National Government Ethics Summit hosted by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics last month. He spoke to more than 300 senior ethics officials about the revolving door and "regulatory captur

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Big Businesses Offer Revolving Door Rewards



100 Bill Major corporations are making it financially advantageous for executives to take government jobs, according to a new article by the Project On Government Oversight that reviewed regulatory filings from major Wall Street firms.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 11, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Why Congress Should Be Wary of Mary Jo White



Financial Oversight Is Mary Jo White—President Obama’s nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission—an intrepid enforcer who will hold Wall Street accountable? Or will she look out for the financial industry she used to represent?

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Topics: Financial Sector

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.