2002 National Lawyers Convention

The Constitution, National Security, and Foreign Affairs

Thursday, November 14
9:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Welcome and Opening Address

  • Hon. John Bolton, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Showcase Panel I: The President v. Congress: Who Has the Upper Hand in Foreign Affairs and National Security?

  • Hon. Walter Dellinger, O'Melveny & Myers and former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Hon. Frank Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Mr. Louis Fisher, Library of Congress
  • Prof. Robert Turner, University of Virginia Center for National Security Law
  • Mr. John Yoo, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Hon. Timothy Flanigan, Deputy Counsel to the President (Moderator)

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Grand Ballroom


  • Hon. Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Civil Rights: Privacy in the Post-September 11 World

  • Hon. Viet Dinh, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Lino A. Graglia, The University of Texas School of Law
  • Mr. Robert Levy, Cato Institute
  • Mr. Barry Steinhardt, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. George Terwilliger, White & Case and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General
  • Hon. Edith Brown Clement, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit (Moderator)

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Cabinet Room

Labor & Employment Law: The Fair Labor Standards Act: Keeping Time with the 21st Century?

  • Ms. Maria Echaveste, Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
  • Ms. Deborah Greenfield, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO
  • Hon. William Kilberg, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and former Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Hon. Tammy McCutchen, Administrator, Wage & Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Ms. Annie White, Labor Counsel, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Dorminey, Wimberly & Lawson (Moderator)

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
East Room

Litigation Group: Lessons Learned from Asbestos Litigation

  • Mr. Fred Baron, Baron & Budd
  • Mr. Richard Faulk, Gardere Wynne Sewell
  • Mr. Steven Hantler, Associate General Counsel, DaimlerChrysler
  • Mr. Richard Scruggs, Scruggs Law Firm
  • Mr. Mark Behrens, Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Moderator)

3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
East Room


  • Commissioner Paul Atkins, Securities and Exchange Commission

3:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
East Room

Professional Responsibility: At the Bar and in the Boardroom: The Ethics of Corporate Lawyering

  • Mr. Charles Davidow, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
  • Prof. Susan Koniak, Boston University Law School
  • Prof. Thomas Morgan, George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. Eileen O'Connor, U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice (Moderator)

3:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
State Room

Telecommunications: Privacy, Telecommunications, and Technology: Does Emerging Technology Force New Privacy Considerations?

  • Hon. Kathleen Abernathy, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mr. Stewart Baker, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Mr. Jerry Berman, Executive Director, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Mr. Reid Alan Cox, Asst GC of Center for Individual Freedom
  • Mr. James Harper, Editor, privacilla.org and Adjunct Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
  • Hon. Stephen Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit (Moderator)

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Twentieth Anniversary Lawyers Convention Gala

  • Hon. Spencer Abraham, U.S. Secretary of Energy and Co-Founder, The Federalist Society
  • Hon. John Ashcroft, U.S. Attorney General
  • Hon. Robert Bork, Co-Chairman, Federalist Society Board of Visitors
  • Hon. Gale Norton, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
  • Hon. Theodore Olson, U.S. Solicitor General
  • Hon. Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, November 15
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom


  • Mr. John Fund, The Wall Street Journal
  • Prof. Jamin Raskin, American University School of Law (Commentator)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Showcase Panel II: Law Enforcement Post 9/11: Balancing Civil Liberties and Public Safety

  • Prof. John Baker, Louisiana State University Law School
  • Hon. William Barr, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon Communications
  • Hon. Michael Chertoff, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, ACLU President and New York Law School
  • Hon. Lois Haight, Superior Court of California (Moderator)

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Grand Ballroom


  • Hon. Paula Dobriansky, Under Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. State Department

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
East Room

Administrative Law and Regulation: Confidentiality and Deliberations in the Executive Branch: An Exchange on Presidential Prerogative

  • Mr. Shannen Coffin, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and former White House Counsel
  • Mr. Joseph Guerra, Sidley & Austin
  • Mr. David Vladeck, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group
  • Hon. Jerry Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit (Moderator)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Corporations, Securities and Antitrust: Competition and Regulatory Federalism

  • Hon. Timothy Muris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Mr. R. Hewitt Pate, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Hon. Diarmuid O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (Moderator)

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Environmental Law and Property Rights: National Security and Energy Policy: Are Environmental Regulations Creating a Dependency on Foreign Nations?

  • Mr. Marlo Lewis, Jr., Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Hon. Tom Sansonetti, Assistant Attorney General, Environment Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Hon. Lois Schiffer, Baach, Robinson & Lewis
  • Hon. Lee Liberman Otis, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy (Moderator)

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
East Room


Financial Services and Electronic Commerce: The USA PATRIOT Act, Homeland Security, and the Financial Services Industry

  • Hon. David Aufhauser, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Mr. Andrew Cochran, House Financial Services Committee
  • Mr. John Pickering, Balch & Bingham
  • Mr. James Rockett, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enerson
  • Hon. Mary Beth Buchanan, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Cabinet Room

Intellectual Property: Protecting Drug Patents: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Mr. Gregory Glover, Partner, Ropes & Gray
  • Prof. Scott Kieff, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Mr. Douglas Nelson, CropLife America
  • Hon. Randall Rader, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (Moderator)

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
D.A.R. Constitution Hall

Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

  • Hon. Kenneth Starr, Kirkland & Ellis and former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Mrs. Barbara Comstock, Director of Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice (Introduction)

Saturday, November 16
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
State Room

Showcase Panel III: Fighting Fairly: The Laws of Armed Conflict

  • Captain Jane Dalton, Legal Counsel to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Prof. John Norton Moore, University of Virginia Center for National Security Law
  • Mr. Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Prof. Ruth Wedgwood, Yale Law School
  • Lieutenant Colonel Maritza Ryan, U.S. Military Academy, West Point (Moderator)

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
East Room

Free Speech and Election Law Group: Arguing the Slippery Slope

  • Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Hon. Daniel Troy, Chief Counsel, Food & Drug Administration
  • Prof. Jonathan Turley, The George Washinton University Law School
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law School
  • Hon. Timothy Dyk, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (Moderator)

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
State Room

Religious Liberties Group: Religion, the Law, and the Wall: Recent Developments

  • Hon. Ralph Boyd, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Robert George, Princeton University
  • Prof. Kent Greenawalt, Columbia Law School
  • Hon. Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Hon. Edith Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit (Moderator)

12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Convention Luncheon

  • Hon. Laurence Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
State Room

Showcase Roundtable IV: Whither Federalism? The Impact of Globalization and the War on Terror

  • Dean Ron Cass, Boston University School of Law
  • Prof. John McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Hon. Randy Moss, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and former U.S. Assistant Attorney General
  • Hon. William Pryor, Alabama Attorney General
  • Hon. Ken Wainstein, General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mr. Ronald Weich, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  • Hon. Richard Willard, Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division
  • Hon. Alex Azar, General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services (Moderator)