2017 National Lawyers Convention Schedule

Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State

The 2017 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Opening
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Showcase Panel I: Administrative Agencies and the Federal Judiciary
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Prof. Jennifer L. Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Prof. Gillian Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

General Luncheon (Ticketed event)
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
East Room, Senate Room, & State Room

Federalism & Separation of Powers: Is Everyone Now for Federalism?
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
State Room

  • Prof. John Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service; Director, Center for Jurisprudence, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University School of Law
  • Dean Heather K. Gerken, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School George Mason University
  • Moderator: Hon. William H. Pryor Jr., United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Litigation: Conservative Public-Interest Litigation in the Modern Era
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   
East Room

  • Mr. Theodore H. Frank, Senior Attorney, Director of the Center for Class Action Fairness, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Mrs. Kate Comerford Todd, Former Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, United States Chamber Litigation Center
  • Moderator: Hon. David McIntosh, President, Club for Growth

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust: The Future of Antitrust: Is the Consumer Welfare Standard Still Up to the Task or Is It Time for a 'Better Deal'?
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
East Room

  • Prof. Daniel Crane, Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law, The University of Michigan Law School
  • Ms. Deborah A. Garza, Partner, Covington & Burling
  • Mr. Jonathan S. Kanter, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Intellectual Property: Has the Administrative State Usurped the Role of the Federal Courts in Innovation Disputes?
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
State Room

  • Prof. Gregory Dolin, Co-director of the Center for Medicine and Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Prof. John F. Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Mr. Robert Greene Sterne, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Moderator: Hon. F. Scott Kieff, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, and former Commissioner, United States International Trade Commission

Labor & Employment Law: A View from the Top: DOL, EEOC, and NLRB
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, United States Department of Labor
  • Mr. Nicholas C. Geale, Acting Solicitor of Labor; Chief of Staff, Secretary of Department of Labor
  • Hon. Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Hon. Philip A. Miscimarra, Chairman, National Labor Relations Board

Criminal Law: What Should be Done to Address Rising Crime Rates?
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
East Room

  • Dr. John S. Baker, Jr., Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Ms. Heather Childs, Vice President & Compliance Counsel, Capital One
  • Mr. Adam Gelb, Director, Public Safety Performance Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Hon. Michael Mukasey, Of Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Mr. George J. Terwilliger III, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Moderator: Hon. David Stras, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court

Religious Liberties: The Administrative State and Religious Freedom
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
State Room

  • Prof. William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law
  • Mr. Mark L. Rienzi, Senior Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
  • Ms. Melissa Rogers, Nonresident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institute
  • Mr. Roger Severino, Director of the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Madison Club Reception (Invitation only) Black Tie Optional
6:00 p.m.
Union Station
Columbus Club
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC

Lawyers Convention Reception (Invitation only) Black Tie Optional
6:00 p.m.
Union Station
East Hall
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC

Annual Dinner (Ticketed event) Black Tie Optional
7:00 p.m.
Union Station
Great Hall
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC

  • Hon. Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

Closing Reception
10:00 p.m.
Union Station
East Hall
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC

  • Co-Sponsored by the Harvard Student Chapter

 


 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Showcase Panel II: Congress and the Administrative State
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
  • Prof. Peter Strauss, Betts Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Chris Walker, Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
  • Prof. Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University
  • Moderator: Hon. Diane Sykes, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Address
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Grand Ballroom

General Luncheon (Ticketed event)
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cabinet Room, Chinese Room, East Room, State Room, and second floor lunch rooms

Civil Rights: Race and Sex: Prime Movers of the Expansion of the Administrative State?
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
East Room

  • Prof. Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Mr. Peter Kirsanow, Partner, Benesch Attorneys at Law
  • Prof. R. Shep Melnick, O'Neill Professor, Boston College, Department of Political Science
  • Prof. Ted Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law & Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Rachel L. Brand, Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

International & National Security Law: Comparative Counterterrorism Surveillance and Cooperation
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
State Room

  • Dr. August Hanning, Former State Secretary, The Federal Interior Ministry, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Mr. Robert Hannigan, Former Director, Government Communications Headquarters, United Kingdom
  • Hon. Michael Mukasey, Of Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Moderator: Hon. Nathan A. Sales, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. State Department

Telecommunications & Electronic Media: The Regulatory State of the Internet
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Chinese Room

  • Hon. Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Dr. Roslyn Layton, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mr. Jonathan B. Sallet, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Mr. Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom
  • Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution

Address
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General

Free Speech & Election Law: The Future of Libel Law
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
State Room

  • Mr. Paul Alan Levy, Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group
  • Ms. Libby Locke, Partner, Clare Locke LLC
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Los Angeles School of Law
  • Prof. Rodney A. Smolla, Dean and Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware School of Law

Financial Services & E-Commerce: Financial Regulation: The Apotheosis of the Administrative State
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Prof. Hal S. Scott, Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems and Director, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School
  • Mr. Peter J. Wallison, Senior Fellow, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr., Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture (Ticketed event)
5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Lecture: Donald F. McGahn, II, White House Counsel

Barbara K. Olson Memorial Reception (Ticketed event)
5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
East and State Rooms

 


 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Showcase Panel III: The Executive and the Regulatory State
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Prof. Susan Dudley, Director, Regulatory Studies Center & Distinguished Professor of Practice, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University
  • Prof. Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Aditya Bamzai, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown University
  • Ms. Neomi Rao, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, The Office of Management and Budget
  • Moderator: Hon. David Barron, United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Administrative Law & Regulation: The Administrative State and Its Malcontents
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    
State Room

  • Prof. Michael McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Director of the Constitutional Law Center; Stanford Law School; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute
  • Mr. Stuart S. Taylor Jr., Contributing Editor, National Journal
  • Prof. Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law; Director of the Environmental Law Advocacy Center; Executive Director, Project for Older Prisoners, The George Washington University Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Environmental Law & Property Rights: Environmental Law without Congress: Are Alternatives to Legislation Eclipsing the Congressional Role?
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
East Room

  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Prof. Donald J. Kochan, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Robert V. Percival, Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Prof. Michael P. Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law Director, Climate Change Research Network Co-director, Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, Vanderbilt Law School

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education: Using the Licensing Power of the Administrative State: Model Rule 8.4(g)
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Chinese Room

  • Ms. Paulette Brown, Partner, Locke Lord LLP; Immediate Past President, American Bar Association
  • Mr. Stephen Gillers, Elihu Root Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda, Professor, Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University
  • Hon. Ken Paxton, State Attorney General of Texas
  • Moderator: Hon. G. Barry Anderson, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court

Tenth Annual Rosenkranz Debate & Luncheon
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Showcase Panel IV: Administrative Agencies and the Separation of Powers
2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
State Room

  • Prof. John Harrison, James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Philip Hamburger, Maurice & Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Gary Lawson, Philip S. Beck Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Kevin Newsom, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Special Session: Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
State Room

  • Prof. Rachel E. Barkow, Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy; Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University School of Law
  • Mr. Christopher J. Scalia, Author, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived
  • Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Mr. M. Edward Whelan III, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center and Author, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived

Closing Reception & Book Signing: Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Palm Court Ballroom

  • Mr. Christopher J. Scalia, Author, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived
  • Mr. M. Edward Whelan III, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center and Author, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived