37 CFR 10.111
Avoiding even the appearance of impropriety.
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§10.111 Avoiding even the appearance of impropriety.
A practitioner shall not accept private employment in a matter upon the merits of which he or she has acted in a judicial capacity.
A practitioner shall not accept private employment in a matter in which he or she had personal responsibility while a public employee.
A practitioner shall not state or imply that the practitioner is able to influence improperly or upon irrelevant grounds any tribunal, legislative body, or public official.