Agenda Item
Docket No. 23-788
Request for an advisory opinion regarding whether the Code of Governmental Ethics ("Code") prohibits Jackie Marve from providing environmental consulting services and/or legal services to the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans ("SWBNO").
Ms. Marve was employed as an attorney in various positions with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality ("LDEQ") from November 1989 until her retirement on July 22, 2022. Prior to retirement, from June 3, 2013 to July 22, 2022, she worked as a regional attorney for the LDEQ Capital and Southeast Regional Offices. She performed duties, including but not limited to, providing legal advice/opinions; reviewing and drafting documents/pleadings; making appearances before the administrative tribunal and courts of law; performing legal research; engaging in negotiations, testifying before legal committees, and any other duties assigned. She is now considering employment as an environmental consultant and/or attorney with SWBNO, as well as other entities associated with the City of New Orleans.
La. R.S. 42:1121B(1) No former public employee shall, for a period of two years following the termination of his public employment, assist another person, for compensation, in a transaction, or in an appearance in connection with a transaction in which such former public employee participated at any time during his public employment and involving the governmental entity by which he was formerly employed, or for a period of two years following termination of his public employment, render, any service which such former public employee had rendered to the agency during the term of his public employment on a contractual basis, regardless of the parties to the contract, to, for, or on behalf of the agency with which he was formerly employed.
Adopt the proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Mallory Guillot
2023-788 - AO
2023-788 - Advisory Opinion Draft - Marve