Political Nominee and Appointee Services
IGI works with individuals nominated for or seeking nomination to a political appointment, to determine potential vulnerabilities that may arise during the extensive government vetting and (when applicable) U.S. Senate confirmation process. Led by former White House officials in charge of vetting political appointees and a U.S. Senate staff member responsible for vetting nominees, IGI helps clients prepare for scrutiny of their financial, business, and legal history.
The vetting process for those appointed to high-level positions at the state or national level can be grueling, particularly for those with complicated business dealings or financial holdings. IGI assists clients throughout this rigorous process by guiding their self-vetting efforts, advising on the application paperwork, protecting their interests, and minimizing the financial and personal risks that can arise from public disclosure of sensitive information.
These types of engagements typically begin with a self-due diligence review. IGI helps candidates understand potential liabilities and vulnerabilities in their private and public backgrounds, finances, and careers.
IGI also guides clients on the requirements imposed by various steps of the political appointment process, including the financial disclosure requirements for applicants and office-holders and the issues that can arise during this public process. IGI works with clients on completing the Questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF 86), Public Financial Disclosure Reports (including the Office of Government Ethics Forms 278 and 450), tax review, and other paperwork required for a particular appointed position, such as positions within the U.S. executive and judicial branches.