Jefferson B. Sessions

Hon. Jefferson B. Sessions, III

Attorney General of the United States

Jeff  Sessions was sworn in as the 84th Attorney General of the United States on February 9, 2017 by Michael R. Pence. President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Mr. Sessions on November 18, 2016.

Prior to becoming Attorney General, Mr. Sessions served as a United States Senator for Alabama since 1996. As a United States Senator, he focused his energies on maintaining a strong military, upholding the rule of law, limiting the role of government, and providing tax relief to stimulate economic growth and to empower Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.

Mr. Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama on December 24, 1946, and grew up in Hybart, the son of a country store owner. Growing up in the country, Sessions was instilled with certain core values – honesty, hard work, belief in God and parental respect – that define him today. In 1964, he became an Eagle Scout and thereafter received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. After attending school in nearby Camden, Sessions attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in 1973. Sessions served in the United States Army Reserve from 1973 to 1986, ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. He still considers that period to be one of the most rewarding chapters of his life.

Sessions’ interest in the law led to a distinguished legal career, first as a practicing attorney in Russellville, Alabama, and then in Mobile. Following a two-year stint as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977), Sessions was nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, a position he held for 12 years. Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the State’s chief legal officer until 1996, when he entered the United States Senate.

Sessions and his wife, Mary Blackshear Sessions, originally of Gadsden, Alabama, have three children, Mary Abigail Reinhardt, Ruth Sessions Walk, and Sam. They have seven granddaughters, Jane Ritchie, Alexa, Gracie, Sophia, Hannah, Joanna, and Phoebe, and three grandsons, Jim Beau, Lewis, and Nicholas.

2017 National Lawyers Convention

Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Neil GorsuchDonald McGahnJefferson B. SessionsR. Alexander AcostaJonathan H. AdlerJohn S. BakerAditya BamzaiRachel BarkowSteven G. CalabresiDaniel A. CraneGregory DolinSusan E. DudleyJohn C. EastmanTheodore H. FrankDeborah A. GarzaHeather K. GerkenStephen GillersC. Boyden GrayMichael S. GrevePhilip A. HamburgerJohn C. HarrisonLisa HeinzerlingGail HeriotPeter KirsanowDonald J. KochanGary LawsonRoslyn LaytonVictoria A. LipnicJennifer L. MascottJohn O. McGinnisGillian E. MetzgerMichael B. MukaseyKen PaxtonRobert V. PercivalArti K. RaiNeomi RaoRonald D. RotundaHal S. ScottTheodore M. ShawRodney SmollaIlya SominRobert Greene SternePeter L. StraussJeffrey S. SuttonStuart S. TaylorGeorge J. TerwilligerKate Comerford ToddJonathan R. TurleyEugene VolokhPeter J. WallisonEdward WhelanKeith E. WhittingtonArthur E. WilmarthWilliam H. PryorDavid M. McIntoshF. Scott KieffDavid StrasDiane S. SykesRachel L. BrandNathan A. SalesDavid BarronA. Raymond RandolphG. Barry AndersonKevin C. NewsomJohn F. DuffyMichael W. McConnellR. Shep MelnickMichael P. VandenberghPaulette BrownBrendan Thomas CarrHeather ChildsNicholas GealeAdam GelbRobert HanniganAugust HanningJonathan S. KanterPaul Alan LevyLibby LockePhilip A. MiscimarraMark L. RienziMelissa Rogers
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group
2011 National Lawyers Convention

2011 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Speakers: Michael S. LeeHans BaderWalter E. DellingerRichard A. EpsteinTheodore H. FrankTodd F. GazianoFatima Goss GravesSarah V. HartPhilip K. HowardDonald J. KochanMichael W. McConnellJohn O. McGinnisThomas W. MerrillJide Okechuku NzelibeDavid S. OlsonWilliam H. PryorMichael D. RamseyEdith Brown ClementSandra Segal IkutaNicholas Quinn RosenkranzJefferson B. SessionsDavid B. SentelleJennifer Walker ElrodLuther StrangeAntonin ScaliaClarence ThomasMichael B. MukaseyStewart A. BakerCarlos T. BeaRichard A. BerkLester BrickmanSteven G. CalabresiGuido CalabresiCary CoglianeseDeborah J. DanielsHernando SotoWalter DellingerIChristopher C. DeMuthSteven J. EagleFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanJohn D. EcheverriaWilliam N. EskridgeBrian FitzpatrickJohn FundC. Boyden GrayEdith H. JonesF. Scott KieffAndrew KoppelmanWilliam KristolDouglas LaycockAndrew McCarthyEdwin MeeseIThomas D. MorganAlan B. MorrisonDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainSpencer A. OvertonRandall R. RaderDouglas B. RasmussenJohn N. RaudabaughMartin A. RegaliaNathan A. SalesBill SamuelEugene ScaliaAnn ShalleckPaul SingerSherwin SiyHeather L. SlavkinJerry E. SmithDonald SpecterDavid StrasJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesDaniel P. TokajiJohn TomasiEugene VolokhHans A. von SpakovskyBenjamin WittesDavid YellenWilliam R. YeomansJohn C. YooRichard BrookhiserLaurence H. TribePaul D. ClementMarco RubioThomas B. GriffithBrett M. KavanaughTimothy M. TymkovichPeter J. WallisonClark NeilyMartin FlahertyStuart S. TaylorDavid BerenbaumRonald A. CassAlex J. PollockTodd ZywickiLeonard A. LeoEugene B. MeyerJulian Sanchez
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers Chapter
2009 National Lawyers Convention

2009 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel 1127
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Jefferson B. SessionsJanice Rogers BrownSusan E. DudleyMiguel EstradaRichard A. EpsteinOona HathawayMichael W. McConnellJeremy A. RabkinFrançois-Henri BriardLisa HeinzerlingDavid A. KatzPaul G. MahoneyMichael PaeseHarvey L. PittWilliam H. PryorJamin Ben RaskinDavid B. SentelleCatherine M. SharkeyJ.W. VerretJ. Harvie WilkinsonStephen F. WilliamsJohn A. AllisonJennifer Walker ElrodBrian H. HookMark R. LevinThomas M. HardimanJohn F. ManningCornish F. HitchcockSteven J. LawMark F. SchultzSeton MotleySamuel A. AlitoDouglas H. GinsburgGuido CalabresiFrank H. EasterbrookPaul S. AtkinsRandy E. BarnettLinda ChavezMariano-Florentino CuéllarSteve ForbesMaurice R. GreenbergMichael S. GrevePeter KirsanowDavid G. LeitchBurt NeuborneA. Raymond RandolphTheodore M. ShawStephen BainbridgeCarlos T. BeaStephanie R. BreslowAlan E. BrownsteinRonald A. CassJohn C. EastmanC. Boyden GrayEdith H. JonesBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffMichael LivermoreIra LupuRobert D. McTeerMichael J. MeurerGeoffrey P. MillerAlan B. MorrisonDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainLucas A. PoweDaniel B. RavicherAndrew J. RedleafRoberta RomanoAmity ShlaesDamon A. SilversJerry E. SmithGigi B. SohnIlya SominBret StephensJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesDaniel TroyJ.W VerretSteven M.H WallmanJohn P. WaltersW WendelShirley J. WilcherJ WilkinsonITodd ZywickiJohn S. BakerMalcolm M. FeeleyThomas W. HazlettRoderick M. HillsDaryl JosefferAnnette L. NazarethAryeh NeierJed RubenfeldRobert P. YoungDavid ZaringHarold MeyersonAlex J. PollockAndrew L. SternMichael B. MukaseyDavid BerenbaumRobert M. McDowellDavid M. McIntoshKyle E. McSlarrowLaura M. OlsonMarvin AmmoriWilliam K. Black
Topics: Civil Rights • Administrative Law & Regulation • Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • Financial Services & E-Commerce • Criminal Law & Procedure • Intellectual Property • Federalism & Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law • Labor & Employment Law • Religious Liberties • Telecommunications & Electronic Media • Environmental Law & Property Rights
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Student ChapterCatholic Student ChapterAmerican Student ChapterGeorge Mason Student ChapterGeorge Washington Student ChapterGeorgetown Student ChapterHoward Student ChapterEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupBaltimore Student ChapterMaryland Student ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterAppalachian Student ChapterJAG School Student ChapterLiberty Student ChapterNorfolk Lawyers ChapterRegent Student ChapterRichmond Lawyers ChapterRichmond Student ChapterVirginia Student ChapterWashington & Lee Student ChapterWilliam & Mary Student ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group