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Kedric Payne L'01

Lecturer in Law

Kedric Payne

Kedric L. Payne is the Deputy Chief Counsel of the Office of Congressional Ethics where he investigates ethics violations of Members and staff of Congress. Before joining the OCE, Mr. Payne practiced political law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He counseled clients on matters related to federal, state, and local laws governing campaign finance, lobbying, and ethics. He also represented clients in matters before various government agencies. Prior to practicing political law, Mr. Payne was a litigator with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.


Mr. Payne clerked for the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York.  He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

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