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Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

Regulatory Reform "Report Card"

May 8, 2019
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The Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference will take place on Wednesday, May 8 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. This day-long conference will feature plenary panels, addresses, and breakout panels that will examine a Regulatory Reform "Report Card."

SCHEDULE 

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Welcome & Plenary Session: Regulatory Reform Report Card: Agency General Counsel Perspective

  • Hon. Steven G. Bradbury, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Mr. George H. Fibbe, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Hon. Hon. Matthew Z. Leopold, General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hon. Brent J. McIntosh, General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Hon. Stephen A. Vaden, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Moderator: Prof. Adam White, Assistant Professor and Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

 

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Panels

How the Federal Government Litigates Cases--Sponsored by the Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group

  • Hon. Paul D. Clement, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. W. Neil Eggleston, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. Scott Keller, Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Corporate Responsibility: Maximizing Shareholder Benefit v. Social Justice--Co-sponsored by the Corporations & Antitrust and Financial Services Practice Groups

Division of Authority: DOJ Antitrust; the FTC; the FCC; USPTO--Co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Telecommunications Practice Groups

  • Hon. Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Hon. Andrei Iancu, Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

 

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Luncheon Program--Remarks followed by Panel

Luncheon Remarks

Mulvaney

Hon. Mick Mulvaney

Director, Office of Management and Budget;

Acting White House Chief of Staff

Revisiting Judicial Deference--Co-sponsored by the Federalism & Separation of Powers and Litigation Practice Groups 

  • Mr. Roman Martinez, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Prof. David Vladeck, A.B. Chettle Chair in Civil Procedure, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Adam White, Assistant Professor and Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

 

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Panels

Alphabet Soup: EEOC v. OCR v. DOL OFCCP--Sponsored by the Civil Rights Practice Group

  • Prof. Gail L. Heriot, Commissioner, United States Commission on Civil Rights; Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Mr. Craig E. Leen, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), U.S. Department of Labor

The Trump Administration’s Proposed Redefinition of “Navigable Waters” – Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?--Sponsored by the Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group

  • Hon. Jeffrey Clark, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice,  Environment and Natural Resources Division
  • Mr. Jon Devine, Director, Federal Water Policy, Water Division, Nature Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
  • Mr. Tony Francois, Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Moderator: Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Director, Center for Business Law & Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

 

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Closing Address

 

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closing Reception

 

 

There are a limited number of room nights available at The Mayflower Hotel for the Executive Branch Review Conference. Please use this link to make a reservation or call the hotel at 202-347-3000 and mention the Federalist Society for our $349 rate. 

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9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Roundtable: Regulatory Reform Report Card: Agency General Counsel Perspective

Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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  • Hon. Steven G. Bradbury, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Mr. George H. Fibbe, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Hon. Hon. Matthew Z. Leopold, General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hon. Brent J. McIntosh, General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Hon. Stephen A. Vaden, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Moderator: Prof. Adam White, Assistant Professor and Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Speakers

10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Corporate Responsibility: Maximizing Shareholder Benefit v. Social Justice

Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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  • Speakers, TBD
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
How the Federal Government Litigates Cases

Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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  • Hon. Paul D. Clement, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. W. Neil Eggleston, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. Scott Keller, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
  • Mr. Gene C. Schaerr, Scaherr Jaffe LLP

Speakers

10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Division of Authority: DOJ Antitrust; the FTC; the FCC; USPTO

Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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  • Hon. Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Hon. Andrei Iancu, Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Speakers

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Revisiting Judicial Deference

Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Luncheon Remarks

  • Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director, Office of Management and Budget; Acting White House Chief of Staff

Luncheon Panel

  • Mr. Roman Martinez, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Prof. David Vladeck, A.B. Chettle Chair in Civil Procedure, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Adam White, Assistant Professor and Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

Speakers

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
New and Improved?: The WOTUS Rule

Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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  • Hon. Jeffrey Clark, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice,  Environment and Natural Resources Division
  • Mr. Jon Devine, Director, Federal Water Policy, Water Division, Nature Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
  • Mr. Tony Francois, Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Moderator: Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Director, Center for Business Law & Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Speakers

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Alphabet Soup: EEOC v. OCR v. DOL OFCCP

Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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  • Prof. Gail L. Heriot, Commissioner, United States Commission on Civil Rights; Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Mr. Craig E. Leen, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), U.S. Department of Labor

Speakers

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closing Address

Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closing Reception

Seventh Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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