Bill Samuel

Bill Samuel

Director of Government Affairs, AFL-CIO

Bill Samuel is the Director of Government Affairs at the AFL-CIO.  In addition to serving as the chief lobbyist for the 10 million-member labor federation, Bill chairs the AFL-CIO’s Legislative Committee, which is made up of legislative representatives from the federation’s 54 affiliated unions.

Bill returned to the labor movement in January 2001 after a five-year stint in the Clinton Administration, serving first as Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor under Robert Reich and then Alexis Herman.  In 2000, Bill joined the White House staff as senior policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore, serving as the Vice President’s principal advisor on labor policy issues and liaison to organized labor.  

From 1984 to 1995, Bill was the chief lobbyist at the United Mine Workers of America.  While at the UMWA, Bill lead the successful campaign to win passage of federal legislation guaranteeing lifetime health benefits to over 200,000 retired miners and their dependents.  Prior to joining the UMWA, Bill was a legislative representative for the National Treasury Employees Union and the American Federation of Government Employees.

He is a graduate of Oberlin College and the George Washington University Law Center.



2016 National Lawyers Convention

2016 National Lawyers Convention

The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia

Speakers:
Floyd AbramsSamuel A. AlitoJohn A. AllisonAkhil Reed AmarJohn S. BakerRachel BarkowCarlos T. BeaStephanos BibasSusan G. BradenMark BrnovichRonald A. CassLeonard N. ChaninBradford R. ClarkPaul D. ClementSteven CollotonTed CruzRon DeSantisFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanAllison EidE ElliottJennifer Walker ElrodJames W. ElyRichard A. EpsteinWilliam N. EskridgeBrian T. FitzpatrickMark FloydDavid F. ForteNoel J. FranciscoRichard W. GarnettDeborah A. GarzaDouglas H. GinsburgAbbe R. GluckElizabeth GoiteinHenry GoldbergPhil GrammDeepak GuptaNikki HaleyThomas M. HardimanSeth HarrisJohn C. HarrisonLisa HeinzerlingArthur D. HellmanC HemphillRoderick M. HillsSandra Segal IkutaRandel K. JohnsonEdith H. JonesDavid J. KapposOrin S. KerrRaymond KethledgeAdam KleinWilliam KuntzPaul LarkinJoan LarsenGary LawsonAdam LaxaltNelson LundStephen J. MarkmanWilliam P. MarshallToni MassaroMichael W. McConnellThomas W. MerrillPatrick MorriseyAdam MossoffVincent Phillip MunozVictoria NourseDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainMichael O'SheaPatrick A. ParenteauMichael Stokes PaulsenMark Sheldon PerryRoger PilonSaikrishna B. PrakashWilliam H. PryorDeborah L. RhodeNicholas Quinn RosenkranzAllan RostronBill SamuelJoshua SarnoffBen SasseEugene ScaliaKannon K. ShanmugamJerry E. SmithLawrence SolumIlya SominLuther StrangeDavid R. StrasKimberley A. StrasselNadine StrossenJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesClarence ThomasJonathan R. TurleyMichael UhlmannStephen I. VladeckEugene VolokhRichard E. WileyDon WillettTodd Zywicki
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2015 National Lawyers Convention

2015 National Lawyers Convention

The Role of Congress

Speakers:
Sandra AistarsAkhil Reed AmarJohn S. BakerCarlos T. BeaHoward L. BermanKeith BlackwellFran├žois-Henri BriardSam BrownbackJames L. BuckleyMichael A. CarvinJames W. CeaserNeil ChatterjeeSalen ChuriEric R. ClaeysTom A. CoburnSteven CollotonEarl W. ComstockTom CottonJan CrawfordStephen CrimminsNathan DealChristopher C. DeMuthNeal E. DevinsColin DueckSteven J. DuffieldJohn F. DuffyFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanW. Neil EgglestonRichard A. EpsteinMiguel EstradaLouis FisherBenjamin H. FriedmanRobert P. GeorgePhil GrammTodd P. GravesC. Boyden GrayMichael S. GreveThomas B. GriffithAndrew GrossmanRaymond W. GruenderOrrin HatchJeanne M. HauchTara HelfmanBrian H. HookMichael HunterEdith H. JonesEdward T. KangNeal K. KatyalBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffStephen R. KleinAlex KozinskiWilliam KristolJoan LarsenAdam LaxaltRoslyn LaytonFrances E. LeeMichael S. LeeCraig S. LernerGordon LloydArthur LoevyTim LynchJohn G. MalcolmWilliam P. MarshallDavid MayhewJohn O. McGinnisFrank MedinaGillian E. MetzgerDavid B. MuhlhausenDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainDavid S. OlsonMichael Stokes PaulsenKaren Shaw PetrouTodd PettysRichard PildesBettina PoirierKirsten PowersScott PruittWilliam H. PryorRobert QuinnArti K. RaiA. Raymond RandolphNeomi RaoJohn N. RaudabaughPete RickettsDavid B. RivkinNicholas A. RobinsonMike J. RogersNicholas Quinn RosenkranzPaul RyanTuan SamahonBill SamuelWilliam L. SaundersMark SchneiderDavid S. SchoenbrodDavid B. SentelleDarpana ShethJerry E. SmithJames A. SonneDavid R. StrasGeorge J. TerwilligerMichael P. TremoglieJonathan R. TurleyMichael UhlmannJ.W. VerretJ.W. VerretEugene VolokhHans A. von SpakovskyScott WalkerMatthew Lee WienerGeorge F. WillRobert L. WoodsonRobert P. YoungPeter R. Zeidenberg
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2011 National Lawyers Convention

2011 National Lawyers Convention

The Constitution of Small Government?

Speakers:
Hans BaderStewart A. BakerCarlos T. BeaDavid BerenbaumRichard A. BerkLester BrickmanRichard BrookhiserGuido CalabresiSteven G. CalabresiRonald A. CassEdith Brown ClementPaul D. ClementCary CoglianeseDeborah J. DanielsWalter E. DellingerWalter DellingerIChristopher C. DeMuthSteven J. EagleFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanJohn D. EcheverriaJennifer Walker ElrodRichard A. EpsteinWilliam N. EskridgeBrian T. FitzpatrickMartin FlahertyTheodore H. FrankJohn FundTodd F. GazianoFatima Goss GravesC. Boyden GrayThomas B. GriffithSarah V. HartPhilip K. HowardSandra Segal IkutaEdith H. JonesBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffDonald J. KochanAndrew KoppelmanWilliam KristolDouglas LaycockMichael S. LeeLeonard A. LeoAndrew McCarthyMichael W. McConnellJohn O. McGinnisEdwin MeeseIThomas W. MerrillEugene B. MeyerThomas D. MorganAlan B. MorrisonMichael B. MukaseyClark NeilyJide Okechuku NzelibeDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainDavid S. OlsonSpencer A. OvertonAlex J. PollockWilliam H. PryorRandall R. RaderMichael D. RamseyDouglas B. RasmussenJohn N. RaudabaughMartin A. RegaliaNicholas Quinn RosenkranzMarco RubioNathan A. SalesBill SamuelJulian SanchezAntonin ScaliaEugene ScaliaDavid B. SentelleJefferson B. SessionsAnn ShalleckPaul SingerSherwin SiyHeather L. SlavkinJerry E. SmithHernando SotoDonald SpecterLuther StrangeDavid R. StrasJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesStuart S. TaylorClarence ThomasDaniel P. TokajiJohn TomasiLaurence H. TribeTimothy M. TymkovichEugene VolokhHans A. von SpakovskyPeter J. WallisonBenjamin WittesDavid YellenWilliam R. YeomansJohn C. YooTodd Zywicki
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2008 National Lawyers Convention

2008 National Lawyers Convention

The People and the Judiciary

Speakers:
Jonathan H. AdlerPaul S. AtkinsStephen BainbridgeJohn S. BakerCarlos T. BeaLillian R. BeVierFran├žois-Henri BriardStephen B. BurbankRonald A. CassMeryl J. ChertoffMichael ChertoffPaul D. ClementCharles J. CooperWalter E. DellingerWalter DellingerIJohn C. DernbachFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanBert ElyRichard A. EpsteinWilliam N. EskridgeMiguel EstradaThomas F. FarrHolly B. FechnerAlice FisherMerrick B. GarlandRichard W. GarnettGregory G. GarreCharles Gardner GeyhDouglas H. GinsburgT GunnT. Jeremy GunnSteven F. HaywardArthur D. HellmanKristin HickmanDennis G. JacobsGregory G. KatsasNeal K. KatyalBrett M. KavanaughWilliam K. KelleyF. Scott KieffWilliam J. KilbergEdmund KitchAndrew KoppelmanJames LindgrenNelson LundJonathan R. MaceyKenneth L. MarcusWilliam P. MarshallDon MartensKevin J. MartinMichael W. McConnellJohn O. McGinnisThomas W. MerrillRandy MossClark NeilyEileen J. O'ConnorDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainJames A. ParettiRobert S. PeckCarter G. PhillipsRoger PilonScott M. PolakoffAlex J. PollockLucas A. PoweWilliam H. PryorJeremy A. RabkinRandall R. RaderArti K. RaiA. Raymond RandolphAndrew J. RedleafDaniel E. ReidyDavid ReinhardDavid B. RivkinJeffrey RosenNicholas Quinn RosenkranzBill SamuelWilliam L. SaundersAntonin ScaliaRobert F. SchiffHarold F. SeeDavid B. SentelleJerry E. SmithKenneth W. StarrDavid R. StrasJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesJohn TaylorGeorge J. TerwilligerAdam ThiererLarry D. ThompsonRobert TroutTimothy M. TymkovichEugene VolokhPeter J. WallisonH WellsH. Thomas WellsJ. Harvie WilkinsonAdam WinklerJohn C. YooTodd Zywicki
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