This year, we are excited to host the Twelfth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference on Tuesday, April 16th at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The programming at EBRXII is centered on The Constitution and Regulatory Overreach. The Conference includes a Welcome Address by the Honorable Paul J. Ray, four breakout panels, and a Luncheon Panel featuring four former senior policymakers from the SEC and CFTC to discuss the current state of U.S. financial regulation.

The Conference will be live streamed. Register to join us in person here!


The schedule for the conference is as follows:

Welcome: Opening Address & Is the Whole of Government Greater Than the Sum of its Parts?

9:00 - 10:30 AM ET

Hon. Paul J. Ray, Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Braden H. Boucek, Vice President of Litigation, Southeastern Legal Foundation
Anthony Campau, Principal, Clark Hill Public Strategies
Hon. Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
David S. Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Hon. Jonathan Skrmetti, Attorney General of Tennessee (moderator)


Breakout Panels

10:40 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Testing the Tension: How Do Nondiscrimination Regulations Interact with Religious Freedom?

Julie Blake, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, Director, The Conscience Project

Law and Order on the Border?

Hon. Mark Brnovich, Former Attorney General, State of Arizona
Dr. Sohan Dasgupta, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University



12:00 - 12:30 PM ET


Luncheon Panel - U.S. Financial Regulation: Principles, Opportunities, and Challenges

12:30 - 2:00 PM ET

Hon. Paul S. Atkins, Chief Executive Officer, Patomak Global Partners LLC
Hon. Robert J. Jackson, Jr., Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Hon. Timothy G. Massad, Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Hon. Jill Sommers, Chair of the Derivatives Practice Group, Patomak Global Partners LLC 

Jeffrey T. Dinwoodie, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (moderator)


Breakout Panels

2:15 - 3:45 PM ET

Is Humphrey’s Executor Still Relevant?

Prof. Jennifer L. Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Michael McGinley, Partner, Dechert LLP
Prof. Jed Shugerman, Professor, Boston University School of Law
Brett Shumate, Partner, Jones Day

Hon. Stephen Vaden, Judge, United States Court of International Trade (moderator)

Environmental Law and the Constitution: Exceeding the Limits

Eric Grant, Partner, Hicks Thomas LLP
Matthew Kuhn, Solicitor General of Kentucky
Prof. Andrew Mergen, Emmett Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in Environmental Law 

Corrine Snow, Counsel, Vinson & Elkins (moderator)


Closing Address
4:00 - 4:30 PM

Closing Reception
4:30 - 6:00 PM 

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