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ProfNet Expert Roundup: Trump Presidency

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss what we can expect from a Trump presidency, including issues such as civil rights, climate change, the economy and jobs, foreign policy, gun control, healthcare reform, immigration, infrastructure, labor/employment, legal reform, national security, the Supreme Court, tax reform, women's and gender rights, and general politics.

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Civil Rights:

Civil Rights
Brian Lauten
Trial and Appellate Lawyer
Deans & Lyons in Dallas
Under a Trump Administration, civil liberties and constitutional protections are likely to be eroded, says Lauten: "Specifically, Trump will attempt to use the courts and the Department of Justice to curtail the rights of legal immigrants, criminal defendants and civil libertarians." Lauten, who has previously argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, predicts that the court's "lurch to the right" will be reinforced and enhanced by Trump's ability to nominate staunch conservatives to openings on the court.
Contact: Mike Androvett, [email protected]

Civil Rights
Stephen Gottlieb
Distinguished Professor of Law
Albany Law School
Gottlieb was a board member of the New York Civil Liberties Union and delivers weekly commentaries on  a variety of topics – including civil rights – on WAMC public radio.
Contact: Chris Colton, [email protected]

Civil Rights
Martha Davis
Professor of Law
Northeastern University
Davis has written widely on human rights, women's rights, and social justice issues. She is also an  expert in constitutional law and Supreme Court appointments.
Bio: https://www.northeastern.edu/law/faculty/directory/davis.html
Contact: John O'Neill, [email protected]

Civil Rights
Sarah Jackson
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Northeastern University
Jackson teaches communication studies, and her research specifically focuses on social movements and protests around race and gender.
Bio: http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/commstudies/people/sarah-jackson/
Contact: John O'Neill, [email protected]

Civil Rights
Ruth Thompson-Miller
Assistant Professor, Sociology
University of Dayton
Thompson-Miller is an expert on segregation and Jim Crow laws. She is co-author of "Jim Crow's Legacy: The Lasting Impact of Segregation," which uses the phrase segregation stress syndrome to describe the long-term impact on physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as the unshakable influence of racism across years and generations.
Bio: go.udayton.edu/TrumpPresidency
Contact: Meagan Pant[email protected]

Civil Rights
Jonathan L Entin
Professor of Law and Political Science
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Entin has taught Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Courts, Public Policy, and Social Change, and a Supreme Court seminar. Before joining the faculty in 1984, he clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (when she was on the U.S. Court of Appeals) and practiced in Washington with Steptoe & Johnson.
Contact: Marv Kropko, [email protected]

Civil Rights
Jim Downs
Associate Professor of History
Connecticut College
Downs is currently the interim director of the American Studies program and was recently an Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellow at Harvard University. He specializes in U.S. history and African-American studies, teaching courses on "The History of Slavery and Emancipation in the Americas," "The History of the United States in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction," and "The History and Politics of Racism and Public Health," among others. Downs most recently published "Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation" (Basic Books, 2016) and, in 2012, "Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction" (Oxford University Press). Downs has done an extensive amount of press, from the New York Times to CSPAN to Gawker.
Contact: Kerry Meehan,[email protected]

Civil Rights
Jeannine Bell
Professor, Maurer School of Law
Indiana University
Bell is a nationally recognized scholar in the area of policing and hate crime, and has written extensively on hate crime and criminal justice issues. In her book, "Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights and Hate Crime," Bell spent five and a half months with the detectives in a hate-crime unite of a large police department; the unit investigated crimes directed at individuals because of their race, religion or sexual orientation. As she explores in the book, seeing black people in the vulnerable space of victimhood made the detectives connect on a human level; thought they may not have understood the precise racial or religious struggles the victims faced, seeing pain and being able to help in some ways transformed these ordinary officers into victims' advocates. Bell is also the author of "Police and Policing Law," an edited collection that explores law and society scholarship on the police; and "Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-in Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing."
Bio: http://www.law.indiana.edu/about/people/bio.php?name=bell-jeannine
Website: http://www.law.indiana.edu/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Civil Rights
Kevin Brown
Professor, Maurer School of Law
Indiana University
Brown is an expert in the intersection of race, education and the law. Brown has published over fifty articles and comments on issues such as school desegregation, African-American immersion schools, and increasing school choice. He is the author of "Race, Law and Education in the Post Desegregation Era" (2005) and "Because of Our Success: The Challenging Racial and Ethnic Ancestry of Blacks on Affirmative Action" (2014). Brown was one of the original participants and founders of both Critical Race Theory Workshop, and is a frequent speaker at scholarly conferences. Brown has also addressed issues of race, law and education before groups at the NAACP annual convention, Congressional Black Caucus Braintrust Meetings, the National Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, as well as before the Indiana Supreme Court Justices.
Bio: http://www.law.indiana.edu/about/people/bio.php?name=brown-kevin-d
Website: http://www.law.indiana.edu/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Civil Rights
Daniel Conkle
Professor, Maurer School of Law; Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies
Indiana University
Conkle is an expert on the intersection of constitutional law and religion. He is the author of "Constitutional Law: The Religion Clauses," which provides a theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding and evaluating the components of the Supreme Court's constitutional doctrine. His research addresses constitutional law and theory; religious liberty; and the role of religion in American law, politics and public life. He can discuss a range of constitutional law topics, including Indiana's controversial RFRA bill (enacted while Vice President-elect Mike Pence was still governor of the state) and same-sex marriage.
Bio: http://www.law.indiana.edu/about/people/bio.php?name=conkle-daniel-o
Website: http://www.law.indiana.edu/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Economy, Jobs:

Can Trump Address the Opportunity Deficit?
Rajshree Agarwal
Professor and Rudolph P. Lamone Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
"The next administration must forge a plan to reduce the regulatory burden that has reduced opportunities in the United States on both sides of the spectrum. For the small, local enterprise, occupational licensing has made it harder for a person to open a hair salon today than to open a software application business. And the high growth, tech companies are also experiencing heavy regulation, brought upon by incumbents in power. Take ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, for example, that have to deal with taxi companies pushing for local laws to protect their profits."
Agarwal, an adjunct Cato scholar, also directs UMD's Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. Her research focuses on the implications of entrepreneurship and innovation for firm and industry evolution.
Bio: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/rajshree-agarwal
Contact: Greg Muraski[email protected]

U.S. Middle Market
James Cassel
Chairman and Co-founder
Cassel Salpeter & Co.
Cassel is available to discuss how a Trump presidency and the GOP's Election Night sweep will affect the U.S. middle market: "According to our Taxes and Growth Model, the increased incentives to work and invest from this tax plan would increase the size of the economy by 11 percent over the long run. The plan would lead to 6.5 percent higher wages and a 29 percent larger capital stock. The plan would also reform the business tax code in Florida by reducing the income tax on all businesses to 15 percent and eliminate business tax expenditures, including deferral and interest deductions. In addition, the plan would eliminate the Estate Tax and the Alternative Minimum Tax."
Cassel, chairman and co-founder of the investment banking firm Cassel Salpeter & Co., is a thought leader in his industry and often lectures and pens insightful columns in The Miami Herald having to do with his areas of practice, which include subjects like capital raising, M&As, restructurings, fairness and solvency issues and public and private offerings.
Contact: Martin Diaz, Roar Media, [email protected]

Budget Deficit, U.S. Economy
David Drumm
Real Estate and Energy Attorney
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP in Dallas
The election of Donald Trump could weaken the U.S. economy in numerous ways, says Drumm: "To the extent tax cuts are put in effect and combined with 'feel-good' spending policies on things like border walls and creating obsolete, inefficient factory jobs that the market economy does not want, we risk an increase in the federal budget deficit, when debt-to-GDP ratios are already at all-time highs. Weakening the U.S. federal treasury will also inevitably weaken the U.S. economy, because the debt rating on government bonds will deteriorate and we will have to apply more of our GDP to interest on the national debt. On the energy side of things, I fear that a weakening of the economy will ultimately weaken demand for energy and thereby drilling activity."
Contact: Mark Annick, [email protected]

Trade, Energy and the ACA
Rich Hart
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Miami University
Hart, a mentor of Paul Ryan, is available to discuss the Affordable Care Act and potential trade war, among other economic topics: "Trump is going to end this war on fossil fuel. Energy is one of the largest costs in the production of manufactured goods, second only to labor. If we can bring the cost of production down, I think it could help bring some of this manufacturing back home."
Bio: http://miamioh.edu/fsb/directory/?up=/directory/hartwr
Contact: Ritter Elizabeth Hoy, [email protected]

Jobs and the Economy
Alicia Modestino
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics; Associate Director, Dukakis Center
Northeastern University
Modestino is an economist who studies the labor market, youth employment and the impact of healthcare reform on employers. She was formerly a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Bio: https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty/alicia-sasser-modestino
Contact: John O'Neill, [email protected]

Real Estate and the Economy
John Chang
Head of Research
Marcus & Millichap
Chang is head of research at Marcus & Millichap, the largest U.S. real estate brokerage firm, which recently released a special report on what to expect in a post-election market. Highlights include: 1) Commercial real estate: Establishment of a long-awaited fiscal policy, new budget and an increase of the debt ceiling, combined with reduced taxes, increased infrastructure spending and deregulation, will give the economy a boost over the short term. Long-term, more rapid economic growth could spark inflationary pressure and push interest rates higher. The acceleration could also generate more jobs and stronger wage growth. 2) Infrastructure: Accelerated infrastructure development will boost a wider range of property values. 3) Repatriation of overseas capital: Proposed temporary tax incentive for corporations to repatriate overseas capital could accelerate corporate investment. 4) Short-term stock market volatility: Elevated post-­election uncertainty could spark short-term stock market volatility as Wall Street recalibrates. 5) Stable labor and limited construction make it difficult to derail the current economic expansion. 6) Rapid economic growth could be a double-edged sword. Although the prospect of accelerating economic growth holds a great deal of appeal, it will likely be pursued by inflationary pressure and rising interest rates soon there­after. Commercial real estate tends to perform comparatively well in such environments, as it offers some inflation resistance through rent increases either upon renewal or by inflation-adjusted lease agreements. Should interest rates rise quickly, the bid/ask spread could widen further as buyers recalibrate pricing based on rising capital costs.
Chang is responsible for the production of Marcus & Millichap's vast array of commercial real estate research publications, tools and services. Last year, the firm authored over 900 reports, briefs and studies covering 10 different commercial real estate property types, and developed more than 250 presentations that were delivered at a wide range of events. Chang regularly speaks at conferences, corporate events, webcasts and client engagements, sharing his insights into major economic trends and how they will influence the performance of commercial real estate investments. Marcus & Millichap reports and analyses are frequently quoted in major publications and media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times.
Website: http://www.marcusmillichap.com
Contact: Anne Donohoe, [email protected]

Impact on Finances
Steven Gattuso, CFA, CFP, CMA
Assistant Professor of Economics/Finance, Canisius College
Portfolio Manager/Financial Planner, Courier Capital, LLC
On tax reform: "The Trump campaign proposals included significant income tax rate cuts, which would benefit consumers in the short run by putting more money directly in their pocket. This would also have the negative effect of raising the federal budget deficit and national debt -- not good in the long run. So far, the bond market has anticipated what might be done based on Trump's campaign platform. He has done something that has been very difficult for the Federal Reserve to accomplish: raise inflation expectations. This has caused the yields on government bonds to rise quickly and, with them, mortgage rates. So, for those intending to make a home purchase, this might be time because as mortgage rates rise, the house you are considering becomes more expensive to purchase through higher monthly payments."
On interest rates: "In general, the Federal Reserve has much more impact on your personal finances than the president directly. The Fed has the separate non-partisan priorities of price stability and full employment, and they may be getting ready for their second rate hike in two years next month, which would affect your credit card and automobile loan rates even before a new president takes office. From there, much will depend on the fiscal policies of the administration and their impact on the economy. The bad news about interest rate increases is good news for the nation's savers and retirees. Should rates rise, these groups would see a boost to their income that they most likely haven't seen in about eight years. A retiree might be receiving more income in 2017 if rates rise that would make up for the low COLA adjustment to their Social Security."
On infrastructure stocks: "Trump has discussed infrastructure spending and trade policies that might restrict free trade. This has already had an anticipatory impact on infrastructure stocks and currencies (Mexican Peso in particular). Even with that, the Federal Reserve is rather constrained in their ability to raise rates given what is happening in the rest of the world with negative rates and slowing world economy."
Contact: Eileen C. Herbert, [email protected]

Jobs and the Economy/Supreme Court
Terence Lau
Associate Dean, School of Business Administration
University of Dayton
Lau teaches on the legal environment of business, international business, international management, global competitiveness, doing business in Asia and peace through commerce. He is co-author of "The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business. His professional experience also includes serving as director of governmental affairs for Ford Asia Pacific Operations Bangkok," an attorney for Ford Motor Company's International Practice Group and a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow.
Bio: go.udayton.edu/TrumpPresidency
Contact: Meagan Pant[email protected]

Jobs and the Economy
Mark Sniderman
Executive in Residence; Adjunct Professor, Economics
Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Sniderman came to Case Western Reserve University after a career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, culminating in his position as executive vice president and chief policy officer. In that role, Sniderman served as principal adviser to the bank president for economic and financial policy issues.
Contact: Marv Kropko, [email protected]

Regulatory – Finance
Reena Sahni
Partner, Global Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Group
Shearman & Sterling
Sahni is a partner in the global Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Group. She has extensive experience advising on bank regulation, bank insolvency, recovery and resolution planning and bank capital markets transactions, including Dodd-Frank implementation for U.S. and non-U.S. banks and other financial institutions. Sahni is shortlisted for the 2016 Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards – Best in Financial Regulation. She was also recognized as a "Rising Star" by IFLR1000 in 2013. Sahni also advises on corporate governance, OFAC and AML compliance, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement actions.
Contacts: Wendy Lee-McGuinness, [email protected], and Madison Malloch-Brown, [email protected]

Regulatory – Asset Management, Derivatives and Structured Products
Donna Parisi
Co-Practice Group Leader, Asset Management Group and Global Co-Head of Financial Institutions
Shearman & Sterling
Parisi is a partner, Co-Practice Group Leader of Shearman & Sterling's Asset Management Group (which includes the firm's Derivatives & Structured Products team), global co-head of Financial Institutions and former member of the firm's Executive Group. Parisi's practice focuses on derivative, structured product, securitization, capital market and commodities matters. Legal directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500 US and IFLR 1000 have for several years consistently ranked Parisi as a leader in her field, and in 2014 Parisi was selected for a Lawyer Monthly Women in Law award in recognition of outstanding legal work. She has also been shortlisted for an award in the category of 'Best in Structured Finance (including Securitization & Derivatives)' Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards, in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Contacts: Wendy Lee-McGuinness, [email protected], and Madison Malloch-Brown, [email protected]

Trade
Robert LaRussa
Counsel, International Trade and Investment Practice
LaRussa is a member of the firm's International Trade and Investment Practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in the regulatory issues surrounding international trade and investment, including as Commerce Department Under Secretary for International Trade during the Clinton Administration. His practice areas include CFIUS national security reviews, export control law and international trade law. LaRussa uses his unique background as a former journalist and congressional trade counsel to position clients, help them develop substantive positions, and advocate their positions before the highest levels of government. He has represented companies in the telecommunications, energy, banking, security, aerospace, mining, steel and transportation sectors before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Contacts: Wendy Lee-McGuinness, [email protected], and Madison Malloch-Brown, [email protected]

Jobs and the Economy
Sen. Tim Hutchinson
Senior Director, Government Law & Policy Practice
Greenberg Traurig LLP
"Trump's victory in the heretofore blue states of the 'rust belt' like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania is largely attributable to his emphasis on renegotiating trade deals and bringing jobs home. Expect in the first six months of a Trump administration to see withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership and efforts to renegotiate NAFTA. Expect a major bi-partisan infrastructure bill targeting highways, bridges and airports. Expect a significant tax reform bill that will lower the corporate tax rate and incentivize repatriation with a 10 percent tax rate. Finally, expect a more relaxed regulatory environment for business."
Hutchinson is a former U.S. Senator from Arkansas who has served over three decades in elective office. In the Senate, he served on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and in the House of Representatives, Hutchinson served on the Education and Labor Committee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Veterans' Affairs Committee. Because of his lobbying expertise, coupled with his experience as an elected official, he can discuss the implications of President-elect Trump's potential policies on jobs and the economy.
Website: http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Tim-Hutchinson
Contact: Sarah Misailidis, [email protected]

Environment/Climate Change:

The Coal Industry
Maxine Lipeles
Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic
School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis
"Enormous government subsidies, and increased health and environmental costs, would be necessary to resuscitate the coal industry."
Profile: http://law.wustl.edu/faculty_profiles/profiles.aspx?id=291
Website: https://law.wustl.edu/intenv/
Contact: Neil Schoenherr, [email protected]

Climate Change and Energy Policy
Neil Leary
Director, Center for Sustainability Education
Dickinson College
Leary can speak to climate change and energy policy, topics which he has written about extensively in two Huffington Post blogs: "Will Trump hold true to his climate change pronouncements? Some are holding out hope that the realities of leading the world's largest economy would prompt reasoned and evidence-based reflection on climate change risks and policies by the president-elect. But Trump's selection of Myron Ebell, a strident climate skeptic, to lead his environmental transition team is a strong signal that Trump means what he said on the campaign trail about climate and energy policies. The U.S. has little, if anything, to lose from staying in the Paris Agreement, and much to gain. But we have a great deal to lose if we walk away. All other parties to the agreement have affirmed that they will act to fulfill their commitments, which will bring a wave of transformative changes and innovations in energy, transportation, manufacturing and other systems. These transformations will squeeze out inefficiencies in energy and other resource use, lower costs for renewable energies and reduce negative health and environmental impacts of economic activity, all while enabling people to attain higher living standards and supporting job growth."
Leary, an environmental economist, has been a participant in the 1995, 2001, 2007 and 2014 science assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He teaches courses on climate change and has taken students to UN climate change conferences in Copenhagen, Durban, Lima and Paris to conduct research on international climate policy. Dickinson College's delegation to COP22 in Marrakesh included one current student and five recent graduates.
Blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/neil-leary
Contact: Craig Layne, [email protected]

Climate Change
Daniel Riesel
Principal
Sive, Paget & Riesel
An environmental lawyer, Riesel is able to discuss how a Trump presidency will impact climate change and the international climate accord reached earlier this year: "States and municipalities have found it to be good politics to advance environmental causes in the face of congressional gridlock, and there can be no doubt that they will increase their regulatory programs and may engage in creative programs to reduce climate warming gases, abate the proliferation of solid and hazardous waste, and attempt to encroach upon the jurisdiction of what they will perceive as a moribund federal environmental agency," Riesel told Bloomberg BNA.
Website: www.courtstory.com
Contact: Olivier Gibbons, Esq., [email protected]

Climate Change
Michelle Pautz
Associate Professor, Political Science
University of Dayton
"Simply put, there is still a great deal of uncertainty regarding environmental policy under the Trump administration. During the campaign, little was said about the environment other than climate change is a hoax, despite an international consensus of scientists who conclude the contrary, and that the EPA should be done away with. Getting rid of a federal agency would require congressional action and for decades, Congress has tasked the EPA with implementing a multitude of environmental laws. It is unlikely that the Trump administration will see the death of the EPA. What remains to be seen, however, is how the president elect will use his executive powers to influence the work of the EPA and other agencies with oversight of the nation's environment."
Pautz researches environmental policy and regulation; government accountability; film and politics; and the administration of policy. She co-wrote "US Environmental Policy in Action: Practice and Implementation."
Bio: go.udayton.edu/TrumpPresidency
Contact: Meagan Pant[email protected]

Climate Change
Juscelino Colares
Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Colares is a specialist on international trade, climate change and civil procedure.
Contact: Marv Kropko, [email protected]

Climate Change
Siobhan Fennessy
Professor of Biology
Kenyon College
Fennessy is an expert on how ecosystems respond to human impacts and wetlands. She is a leading researcher who has served on an expert panel on wetlands for the U.S. EPA, and she was invited to develop a wetland assessment method to be used by the EPA in determining wetland ecological conditions. She can speak to how wetlands and plant communities shift in response to changing environmental conditions and on the process of wetland restoration, as well as how Trump's policies may affect wetlands. She recently was quoted in National Geographic: http://bit.ly/2fFw3SO
Kenyon College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college of approximately 1,650 students located in central Ohio. Founded in 1824, it is the oldest private college in Ohio.
Contact: Mary Keister, [email protected]

Climate Change
Ines Azevedo
Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering
Azevedo's research lies at the intersection of behavioral and decision-making, environmental, technical and economic issues, such as how to address the challenge of climate change and to move towards a more sustainable energy system. Currently, Azevedo is looking at how energy systems are likely to be shaped in the future, which requires comprehensive knowledge not only of the technologies that can address future energy needs, but also of the decision-making process followed by different agents in the economy. She can address how specific policies will shape future energy systems.
Bio: https://www.cmu.edu/epp/people/faculty/ines-azevedo.html
Website: https://www.cmu.edu/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Climate Change
David Dzombak
Co-Director, Center for Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation (CERCA)
Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University is a leader in climate change adaptation for infrastructure research, a relatively new field of study focused on finding new solutions in infrastructure as a response to climate change. Dzombak can address forecasting the sustainability of water supplies, water management and reuse in thermoelectric power production as well as ongoing, university-wide research and initiatives on climate change resilience. Dzombak serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, the U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Science Advisory Board, the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council, the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, and the National Academies Roundtable on Oil and Gas Development in the 21st Century.
Bio: https://www.cmu.edu/cee/people/faculty/samaras.html
Website: https://www.cmu.edu/cee/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Climate Change
Costa Samaras
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University is a leader in climate change adaptation for infrastructure research, a relatively new field of study focused on finding new solutions in infrastructure as a response to climate change. Samaras analyzes how energy technology and infrastructure system designs affect energy use and national security, resiliency to climate change impacts, economic and innovation outcomes, and life cycle environmental externalities. Samaras' expertise includes alternative vehicles, biofuels, carbon capture and sequestration, climate change, fossil fuels, health and environmental impacts, public policy, shale gas development, solar, transportation systems, and wind.
Bio: https://www.cmu.edu/cee/people/faculty/samaras.html
Website: https://www.cmu.edu/cee/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Climate Change
Shahzeen Attari
Assistant Professor of Human Behavior and Energy Consumption
Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Attari researches our energy use perceptions, motivations and behaviors and can talk about how misguided most people are when making "smart" choices: "People underestimate energy consumption for devices and activities that in reality actually consume a lot of energy. For example, if you ask someone how much energy a dishwasher uses in an hour, on average they underestimate by factor of 800 times less than what it actually consumes. We face a huge challenge in how to effectively change human behavior to decrease energy consumption without decreasing welfare or happiness. One approach is to focus on behaviors that save a lot of energy and are easy to do (e.g., changing thermostat settings) before we get to behaviors that also save a lot of energy but are harder to do (e.g., carpooling)." Another, addressed in her latest paper published in Climatic Change tackles how Americans are more likely to follow advice about personal energy use from climate scientists who actually practice what they preach.
Bio: https://spea.indiana.edu/faculty-research/directory/profiles/faculty/full-time/attari-shahzeen.html
Website: https://spea.indiana.edu/
Contact: Kemba Neptune, [email protected]

Foreign Policy:

Foreign Policy
Michael P. Scharf
Professor; Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center; Director of the Cox Center War
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Scharf is co-dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve Law. In February 2005, Scharf and the Public International Law and Policy Group, a non-governmental organization he co-founded and directs, were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by six governments and the prosecutor of an international criminal tribunal for the work they have done to help in the prosecution of major war criminals, such as Slobodan Milosevic, Charles Taylor, and Saddam Hussein.
Contact: Marv Kropko, [email protected]

Foreign Policy
Srinivasan Sitaraman
Associate Professor of political science
Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
Sitaraman can speak on these topics: China's assertiveness and aggressive posture in South China Sea; growing terror threat and radicalization of youth by ISIS in Europe and North America; foreign policy trajectory of the United States; future of Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan; U.S.-Russia cooperation on Syria (will U.S. have to accept to Assad?); North Korea's missile and nuclear saber-rattling; possibility of India-Pakistan nuclear escalation; Japan's growing attempts to revoke Article 9 of its constitution; coup and growing authoritarianism in Turkey; UK's European Exit and its implications for immigration policy and European unity.
Bio: http://www2.clarku.edu/faculty/facultybio.cfm?id=461
Website: https://www2.clarku.edu/departments/geography/
Contact: Jane Salerno, [email protected]

Foreign Policy
Paul W. Posner
Associate Professor of Political Science
Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
Posner's research focuses on democratization and political participation in Latin America. In particular, he is interested in the impact of economic globalization and related state reforms on social organization and collective action in Latin America. Current recent projects examine labor politics, the politics of social welfare resource distribution, the New Left and populism in Latin America, with specific focus on Chile, Ecuador and Venezuela.  He teaches courses on Latin American politics, U.S. – Latin American relations, comparative environmental politics, and democratic theory.
Bio: https://www2.clarku.edu/faculty/facultybio.cfm?id=459
Website: https://www2.clarku.edu/departments/geography/
Contact: Jane Salerno, [email protected]

Foreign Policy, Sanctions
Danforth Newcomb
Of Counsel, Litigation Practice
Shearman & Sterling
Newcomb's practice includes a wide variety of civil, administrative, and complex criminal cases. He also leads internal investigations and advises on compliance programs in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and former Eastern Bloc countries. Every year since 2011, Chambers USA named him a Senior Statesman among the Leading FCPA Experts and Main Justice, a leading news publication on criminal defense matters, recognized him as an FCPA Master. He also represents financial institutions in disputes and regulatory proceedings and advises clients on anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and sovereign immunity matters.
Contacts: Wendy Lee-McGuinness, [email protected], and Madison Malloch-Brown, [email protected]

Foreign Policy
Andrew Zausner
Shareholder, Government Law & Policy Practice
Greenberg Traurig LLP
"Each new administration brings with it the choice whether to evolve or reset each foreign policy issue.  To the Trump administration, these opportunities are unique. President-elect Trump's foreign policy statements during the campaign were broad and aggressive. The challenge for the president-elect and his foreign policy team will be to translate his campaign statements into an executable foreign policy. He is faced with some of the same intractable issues involving the Middle East, Russia, and Asia that vexed President Obama. One would expect President-elect Trump to be transactional in approach and extremely unpredictable to other countries, both friend and foe."
Zausner focuses his practice on legislative matters, including international affairs. He also lobbies the executive branch on behalf of clients, and is uniquely positioned to provide insight on foreign affairs issues.
Website: http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Andrew-Zausner
Contact: Sarah Misailidis, [email protected]

Gun Control:

Gun Control
Bill Mateja
White-Collar Defense Lawyer and Second Amendment Expert
Polsinelli in Dallas
Before mounting his presidential campaign, President-Elect Trump indicated support for certain gun regulations, including a ban on assault weapons, but he's more likely to stay true to recent campaign promises regarding gun rights. As the election approached, Trump declared himself a strong Second Amendment supporter, specifically stating that restrictions on guns and ammunition magazines have been a total failure. Says Mateja: "The Second Amendment is going to enjoy even more vitality under a Trump presidency, whether it be in using the Second Amendment as a litmus test for selecting federal judges or in emboldening the Justice Department to not reflexively defend the constitutionality of gun statutes that defy common sense, such as the interstate handgun ban. Trump will likely be the Second Amendment's new Charlton Heston."
Contact: Mike Androvett, [email protected]

Gun Control
Paul Helmke
Professor of Practice and Director of the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center
Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Helmke is a professor at SPEA, former president of the Brady Campaign and former mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind., who can speak to numerous issues surrounding the gun control debate. As president of the Brady Campaign from 2006 to 2011, Helmke led one of the largest gun violence prevention lobby groups as the country struggled to cope with events such as the Virginia Tech tragedy and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting. He became a formidable voice, stressing that America just doesn't do enough to prevent gun violence.
Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Helmke
Website: https://spea.indiana.edu/
Contact: Kemba Neptune, [email protected]

Healthcare Reform:

Obamacare
Wayne Lipton
Founder-CEO
Concierge Choice Physicians
"For those of us who are in the business of healthcare, the 'promise to repeal Obamacare' by President- Elect Trump and the new Republican majority in Congress is a political and social nightmare.  While people who are upset the costs of their healthcare think that the source of the problem is Obamacare, they are almost entirely mistaken. Furthermore, many of the parts of Obamacare are part of an effort to reduce the cost of care.  The total end of Obamacare would impact the extension of Medicaid programs in states, take away healthcare from millions of people, and put the burden of uncovered services back on hospitals and providers, and the states that support some of this cost. There has been almost no alternative solution that was proposed that did not hurt millions of people."
New York-based Lipton is a Harvard-trained businessman specializing in healthcare, and founder-CEO of Concierge Choice Physicians, one of the largest and most experienced firms in the U.S. offering personalized care options -- aka concierge medicine. Media-savvy and articulate, Lipton excels at explaining complex healthcare policy in laymen's terms.
Contact: Susan Hale, [email protected]

The Future of Obamacare
Rick Mayes
Professor, Political Science; Co-coordinator, Healthcare Studies Program
University of Richmond
Mayes is available to discuss healthcare issues, especially the future of Obamacare: "I do think the heart of the Affordable Care Act/'Obamacare' is directly threatened by Trump's victory. It is likely, in my opinion, that Republicans in Congress will vote to repeal the ACA sometime early next year, depending on how quickly they can find something with which to replace it (hopefully in consultation with state governors who are going to be concerned about many of their constituents losing health insurance coverage as a result)."
Bio: http://polisci.richmond.edu/faculty/bmayes/
Contact: Sunni Brown, [email protected]

Healthcare
Nancy Taylor
Shareholder; Co-Chair, Health & FDA Business Practice
Greenberg Traurig LLP
"While the expectations are that President-elect Trump will seek a repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, it is likely to be a 'precision' repeal of only those issues that are considered burdensome on individuals, business, insurers, and governors. The increase in premiums and complex regulatory structures have been blamed for the increase in premiums. In its place, the replace package will be measured as a success if the alternative reduces expands access to services or coverage for those who are newly covered individuals. President-elect Trump and his team have many proposals and will rely on key Congressional Republican leaders to find a pathway that balances expansion of coverage, while reducing health care costs from less complex regulations and greater consumer engagement. A repeal bill without a thoughtful replacement may cause significant disruption to those with coverage and to providers, especially in rural and medically underserviced areas."
Taylor has advised clients on health and FDA related matters for more than two decades. She has broad experience in areas relating to the Affordable Care Act provisions, CMS reimbursement and policy issues relating to providers and plans, and she has done a significant amount of FDA regulatory work. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Taylor served 10 years as health policy director for the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources and worked on a number of significant health and FDA laws.
Website: http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Nancy-E-Taylor
Contact: Sarah Misailidis, [email protected]

Healthcare Reform
Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
President
The John A. Hartford Foundation
Fulmer is available to discuss any overall changes in healthcare policy, as well as proposed changes in ACA that effect the elderly, Medicare/Medicaid reform, and new proposed initiatives affecting healthcare for older Americans.
Fulmer is president of the John A Hartford Foundation in New York City, a foundation dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Founded in 1929, the foundation has a current endowment of $565 million and is world renowned for philanthropy devoted exclusively to the health of older adults. She serves as the chief strategist for the foundation and was recently recognized for her leadership as one of the top 50 Influencers in Aging by PBS's Next Avenue, the premier digital publication dedicated to covering issues for older Americans. Dr. Fulmer is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for her research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect that has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research. She is an expert in addressing issues and government policies dedicated to improving the care of older adults, family caregiving, Alzheimer's, Medicare/Medicaid, age-friendly health systems, end of life/advance care planning, and families caring for an aging America -- what changes and improvements need to be implemented.
Bio: http://www.johnahartford.org/about/staff/terry-fulmer
Website: www.johnahartford.org
Contact: Joannie Danielides, [email protected]

Healthcare Reform
Wendy Parmet
Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law; Director, Center for Health Policy and Law; Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Research Support; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Northeastern University
Parmet studies health, disability and public health law. She directs the law school's Center for Health Policy and Law, as well as its JD/MPH programs.
Bio: https://www.northeastern.edu/law/faculty/directory/parmet.html
Contact: John O'Neill, [email protected]

Healthcare Reform
Leo Beletsky
Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences
Northeastern University
Beletsky is an expert in public health, with a specific focus on drug epidemics and opioids.
Bio: https://www.northeastern.edu/law/faculty/directory/beletsky.html
Contact: John O'Neill, [email protected]

Healthcare Reform
Timothy Hoff
Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems and Health Policy; Patrick F. and Helen C. Walsh Professor; Visiting Associate Fellow, Oxford University
Northeastern University
Hoff studies the health care industry from a business perspective, including the implementation of Obamacare, the impact of cost on the quality of care and health care innovation.
Bio: http://www.damore-mckim.northeastern.edu/faculty/h/hoff-timothy
Contact: John O'Neill, [email protected]

ACA/Medicaid/Medicare
Joe White
Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Department of Political Science
Case Western Reserve College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. White is the author of three books, coeditor of two books, and has published more than seventy articles and book chapters. His work can be divided, roughly, into five related categories: budget politics and policy within the United States, comparisons of health care policies across advanced industrial democracies, the politics of health care reform in the United States; health care cost control, and Social Security and Medicare policy and politics. Dr. White's most recent research has included work with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Joint Network on the Sustainability of Health Care Systems, and research about the practice and reforms of "earmarking" in the U.S. Congress. He is currently writing a book about U.S. federal budgeting policy and politics.
Bio: http://politicalscience.case.edu/faculty/joseph-white/
Contact: Daniel Scott Robison, [email protected]

Funding for Addiction Treatment
Dr. Howard Samuels
Founder and CEO
The Hills Treatment Center
In light of the Attorney General's recent report stating that addiction is a disease and not a character flaw, Dr. Samuels, an addiction therapist who has treated thousands of addicts, says: "I hope what President-Elect Trump said in his interview with Harvey Levin on the FOX network ("OBJECTified") is a reality that translates into his intentions about addiction policies that reflect addiction treatment instead of prison sentences.  The federal government's support of making funds available for extended treatment is essential for addicts and alcoholics to achieve sobriety.  President-Elect Trump's personal experience of losing his beloved brother to the ravages of alcoholism has fueled his dedication to addressing this epidemic during his presidency. I would expect his full support to champion this cause."
Website: https://www.thehillscenter.com
Contact: Susan Hale, [email protected]

Healthcare
J. B. Silvers
Elizabeth M and William C. Treuhaft Professor of Health Systems Management; Professor of Banking and Finance
Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Silvers' research in the areas of financial management and health services has published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Medical Care, Health Services Research and many others. From 1997 to 2000, while on leave, he served as president and chief executive officer of QualChoice, a health plan and insurance company in Cleveland. He is a good source for the Affordable Care Act.
Contact: Marv Kropko, [email protected]

Healthcare Reform
Jim Martin, CPA
Founder and Managing Partner
ACM Capital Partners
Martin is an expert on healthcare and has been seen speaking about the subject on Fox News and in the Miami Herald. His most recent op-ed: "Donald Trump has said that he will repeal and replace Obamacare within his first 100 days of office and I strongly believe that this is going to be good for businesses that have been negatively impacted by the burdens of the ACA. He plans on strengthening Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which will be a key component to driving more consumers toward high-deductible health plans (HDHP). While unpopular in the past, these plans have more affordable monthly payments and the HSAs place responsibility back on the employees, which will lead to more judicious healthcare spending. Trump is absolutely right to improve the HDHP and HSAs; he will save companies substantial money if they opt for the HDHP and employees will have greater coverage than previously. The less companies pay for healthcare, the more jobs they can provide."
Contact: Spencer May, [email protected]

Healthcare
Robert Masella
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Healthcare Group
Masella is a partner in Shearman & Sterling's Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York. He has extensive experience in complex U.S. and cross-border corporate transactions, securities law issues and corporate governance matters. His transactional work includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, sell-side and buy-side transactions, dual-track M&A/IPO processes, joint ventures, divestitures, debt and equity investments and issuances, spin-offs and other forms of corporate transactions. He also regularly represents investment banks in connection with financial advisory assignments. His corporate governance practice includes advising clients with respect to shareholder activism, corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters, disclosure obligations, conflicts-of-interest and compliance matters.
Contacts: Wendy Lee-McGuinness, [email protected], and Madison Malloch-Brown, [email protected]

Healthcare
Kosali Simon
Professor of Health Policy and Economics
Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Simon is a nationally known health economist who specializes in the intersection of health insurance/policy with labor markets and has conducted some of the seminal research on the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Her primary research area is applying economic analysis in the context of health insurance and health care policy. She is the 2007 recipient of the John D. Thompson Prize from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration for contributions to health services research. She is a Board Member of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon), and she serves as the health co-editor for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management and an Associate Editor of Health Economics.
Bio: https://spea.indiana.edu/faculty-research/directory/profiles/faculty/full-time/simon-kosali.html
Website: https://spea.indiana.edu/
Contact: Kemba Neptune, [email protected]

Healthcare
Erik Shannon
Partner and National Practice Leader – Health Care Advisory Practice
Grant Thornton LLP
On the potential impact of President-elect Trump's healthcare plans and how they may affect hospitals: "President-elect Trump has promised to eliminate the individual mandate to buy health insurance, a move that likely means a return to medical underwriting based on pre-existing conditions. It is anticipated these changes will increase the number of uninsured, which will impact all providers, but especially hospitals that have seen their disproportionate share hospital reimbursements cut. Health plans that offer insurance products through state health insurance exchanges may see a very near-term impact. There's a risk that healthy individuals looking to buy insurance through state exchanges may opt out of the current enrollment process because they assume a President Trump will waive any penalties for not having health insurance. If this becomes a trend, then health plans will be insuring populations that are less healthy than they assumed when they set their premiums."
Shannon is available to discuss accountable care and alternative payment methods; healthcare insurance exchanges; hospital health systems, academic medical centers, and physicians; individual mandate and medical underwriting; information technology; and mergers and acquisitions.
Contact: Carling Spelhaug, [email protected]

Healthcare
Anne McGeorge
National Managing Partner – U.S. and Global Health Care
Grant Thornton LLP
McGeorge is available to discuss accountable care and alternative payment methods; healthcare insurance exchanges; hospital health systems, academic medical centers, and physicians; individual mandate and medical underwriting; information technology; and mergers and acquisitions.
Contact: Carling Spelhaug, [email protected]

Immigration:

Immigration
Monsignor Kevin Sullivan
Executive Director
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
Monsignor Sullivan can speak to issues regarding immigration and refugees: "Catholic Charities has a long history of compassionately welcoming and effectively integrating immigrants and refugees to their new home in the United States. Our efforts have reunited families, obtained authorizations for work, taught English and civics, resettled refugees and protected unaccompanied children from Central America and other parts of the world. We continue this work today. Documented and undocumented immigrants are rightly anxious because of the political vitriol today and ill-conceived policy recommendations related to immigration. In this worrisome environment, Catholic Charities remains as committed today as ever to providing help to individuals and families seeking a better life in America. We remain steadfast in our support for just and compassionate immigration policies. And we will continue to speak to and reach out to those with divergent perspectives because we believe a dialogue built on compassion and justice will prevail."
Contact: Amanda Perez [email protected]

Immigration and E-Verify
Michael Neifach
Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.
On expanded worksite compliance efforts and use of E-Verify: "While immigration enforcement efforts targeting criminals will remain a priority in the new administration, expect there will be a renewed focus on enforcement of existing immigration laws in the workplace. That may include expanded use of E-Verify. Under current federal law, E-Verify is voluntary to employers except that it is mandatory by executive order for federal government contractors. Expect the new administration to encourage more employers to us E-Verify under existing law, as well as ways to work with Congress in expanding mandatory use of E-Verify."
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/practice/immigration
Contact: Roger Ardan, [email protected]

Immigration Policy
Stephen Legomsky
John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus
Washington University School of Law
"Trump will appoint immigration hard-liners to key leadership positions in the various immigration agencies. For these appointments, he will rely on the advice of the anti-immigrant organizations."
Legomsky, a renowned expert on immigration policy, is available to discuss what he expects will happen with Congress' funding of a Mexico wall, mass deportations, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, comprehensive immigration reform, refugees and a Muslim ban. Hewas senior counsel to the secretary of Homeland Security on immigration issues and former chief counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He has provided expert testimony to both the House and Senate Judiciary committees on immigration, and is the principal author of "Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy," which has been the required text for immigration courses in 185 law schools.
Contact: Neil Schoenherr, [email protected]

Immigration Work Visas
James Prappas
Immigration Attorney
Jackson Walker LLP in Houston
Prappas, who advises clients on strategic immigration planning and related transactional matters, looks for an increased focus on legal immigration during a Donald Trump presidency: "Trump will rely less on executive action. Congress will become more involved. The EB-5 program – which allows a foreigner to obtain U.S. residency through a green card if that individual invests $500,000 or $1 million - will remain and could be expanded to create more U.S. jobs. Mexican companies will establish U.S. operations to increase exports due to the favorable exchange rate. This will increase demand for U.S. work visas. There will be a rise in naturalization applications because of Trump's victory, the Republican Congress, and the upcoming $45 filing fee increase on Dec. 23 from $595 to $640 per person."
Contact: Kit Frieden, [email protected]

Immigration
Laura Foote Reiff
Shareholder; Co-chair, Business Immigration & Compliance Practice
Greenberg Traurig LLP
"The immigration agenda for the Trump administration will most likely be focused on enforcement. We can expect border and interior enforcement to be the key issues for legislative reform and administrative action. The transition team has made it clear that enforcing current laws and weeding out fraud and abuse in the business immigration categories will also be important. We expect addition ICE and DOL enforcement actions. Legal immigration reform will probably play a very small role during the first few years of the new administration. However, reforming programs across the spectrum is definitely we expect to be considered by Congress during this administration."
Foote Reiff focuses her practice on business immigration laws and regulations affecting U.S. and foreign companies, as well as related employment compliance and legislative issues. She can discuss Immigration programs affected during the lame-duck session as well as immigration legislative priorities for 2017 and beyond.
Website: http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Laura-Foote-Reiff
Contact: Sarah Misailidis, [email protected]

Immigration
Sarah Rogerson
Director, Immigration Law Clinic; Director, Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center; 
Associate Professor of Law
Albany Law School
Rogerson directs the Immigration Law Clinic, through which Albany Law School students represent immigrant victims of crime including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault. She was previously a Clinical Teaching Fellow at University of Baltimore School of Law, where she taught and supervised students enrolled in the Immigrant Rights Clinic; and a public interest attorney representing immigrant adults and children in cases involving torture, domestic violence, human trafficking and guardianship petitions at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.
Contact: Chris Colton, [email protected]

Immigration
Jamie Longazel
Assistant Professor, Sociology
University of Dayton
Longazel researches the local and national politics of immigration, as well as other issues pertaining to race, law and crime. He published "Undocumented Fears: Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania" on the politics surrounding local immigration laws, such as those in Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina and Hazleton, Pa. Watch him discuss immigration and Donald Trump here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf8rpmw4eus
Bio: go.udayton.edu/TrumpPresidency
Contact: Meagan Pant[email protected]

Immigration
Heather Silber Mohamed
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
Silber Mohamed can discuss Latino politics, immigrant socialization and participation, immigration policy, and identity politics in the U.S., with a focus on the influence of race, class, and gender. She is affiliated with the Latin American and Latino Studies concentration and the program in Women's and Gender Studies at Clark. She also worked for six years on Capitol Hill, in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Website: https://www2.clarku.edu/departments/geography/
Contact: Jane Salerno, [email protected]

Immigration
Nancy Powers
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Kenyon College
Powers is an expert on immigration issues and the politicization of immigration. She teaches courses on immigration, citizenship, national identity and poverty. She has worked extensively with organizations supporting immigrants and farmworkers, including in both Ohio and Florida.
Kenyon College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college of approximately 1,650 students located in central Ohio. Founded in 1824, it is the oldest private college in Ohio.
Contact: Mary Keister, [email protected]

Immigration
Eric Ruark
Director of Research
NumbersUSA
Ruark is available to discuss immigration: "U.S. immigration policy should reflect American workers' interests."
Ruark is director of research at NumbersUSA, the nation's largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization. He has testified before the Senate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyHkXaLrz0I), provided analysis to major publications such as the New York Times (http://tinyurl.com/zr38ngs) and Fox News (http://tinyurl.com/j8rznbh), and published numerous research articles and papers on the effects of current immigration policies (see http://tinyurl.com/hxwoltx).
Website: https://www.numbersusa.com/about
Contact: Colin Valentine[email protected]

Infrastructure:

Infrastructure -- Project Development and Finance
Rob Freedman
Partner, Project Development & Finance Group
Shearman & Sterling
Lauded by clients for his "superb business acumen and legal understanding," Freedman is recognized as a "highly respected" and leading lawyer in project finance by Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers in Project Finance and The International Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers. His practice focuses on finance and development, asset acquisitions and dispositions and complex work-outs and restructurings of infrastructure assets, internationally and in the United States. He represents developers, lenders and other parties across the breadth of infrastructure sectors, including power, renewables and sustainable development, oil and gas (upstream and downstream) and transportation. Freedman has been widely quoted in industry, national and international publications, including The New York Times and the Financial Times, on matters relating to renewables and other infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Freedman was a managing director and counsel with GE Energy Financial Services, the energy investment business of the General Electric Company. He is co-head of the firm's global Sustainable Development Group and is the firm's former co-hiring partner.
Contacts: Wendy Lee-McGuinness, [email protected], and Madison Malloch-Brown, [email protected]

Infrastructure
James Garrett
Dean, College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Garrett is an expert in civil and environmental engineering, with a focus on applications of sensor systems to assess infrastructure conditions and overall infrastructure management. He is a founding co-director of the Smart Infrastructure Institute (formerly the Pennsylvania Smarter Infrastructure Incubator), a research center aimed at creating and evaluating sensing, data analytics and intelligent decision support for improving the construction, management and operation of infrastructure systems. Garrett's research and teaching interests are oriented toward applications of sensors and sensor systems to civil infrastructure condition assessment; application of data mining and machine learning techniques for infrastructure management problems in civil and environmental engineering; mobile hardware/software systems for field applications; representations and processing strategies to support the usage of engineering codes, standards, and specifications; knowledge-based decision support systems.
Bio: http://engineering.cmu.edu/about/dean/garrett_bio.html
Website: https://www.engineering.cmu.edu/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Infrastructure
Burcu Akinci
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering
Garrett is co-director of Pennsylvania's Smarter Infrastructure Incubator, which is fostering the creation of technologies to help cities, government and industries worldwide develop smarter infrastructures. She can address a range of issues related to developing smart infrastructure techniques in order to make our infrastructure more resilient, sustainable and robust; her research specifically focuses on investigating utilization and integration of building information models with data capture and tracking technologies, such as 3D imaging, embedded sensors and radio-frequency identification systems to capture semantically-rich as-built histories of construction projects and facility operations. Akinci also helps lead Project ARIA, an NSF-funded collaboration between Carnegie Mellon and Northeastern University, that is developing new methods to rapidly model and analyze infrastructure using small, low-flying robots/drones; Akinci and her team recently performed a demonstration of the drone's ability to inspect a simulated bridge environment for President Obama during the White House Frontiers Conference.
Bio: https://www.cmu.edu/cee/people/faculty/akinci.html
Website: https://www.engineering.cmu.edu/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Labor/Employment:

Class Actions and Complex Litigation
Will Anthony
Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.
"Trump's appointments at the board level will likely cause the NLRB to abandon its current position on class action waivers. Likewise, DOL appointments will undo some of the more recent enforcement activity and guidance issued by the DOL, which will impact FLSA collective actions. We can expect the DOL to cease taking hyper-aggressive positions on the tip credit. We can expect the DOL to revert to its pre-2011 enforcement position that tip credit violations can be remedied through restoration of retained tips as opposed to loss of the tip credit."
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/practice/class-actions-and-complex-litigation
Contact: Roger Ardan, [email protected]

Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
Richard Cino
Office Managing Principle
Jackson Lewis P.C.
On the potential repeal of the Dodd Frank Act: "During the presidential campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump specifically signaled out the Dodd Frank Act of 2010 (DFA) and claimed this law made it impossible for banks to loan money to businesses for the purpose of creating jobs. His campaign website contains an outline of his many key political issues, but has nothing dedicated to reform of regulations directed at the financial institution industry. Given his campaign rhetoric, however, it seems quite possible that President Trump will prompt Congress to repeal all or portions of the DFA. Among its many provisions, the Dodd Frank Act of 2010 empowered the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) to develop entirely new whistleblower regulations which provide a framework for employees of publicly traded companies to report alleged violations of the securities laws directly to the SEC. Implemented in 2011, the SEC Whistleblower program was of grave concern to the corporate community for many reasons including the widely held belief that it was redundant to the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and because the SEC's program provided for so-called "bounty" awards to employees who made such reports. Now in its fifth year, the SEC's whistleblower program has triggered numerous investigations of publicly traded companies and has also enabled many employee whistleblower to file claims in federal court. A repeal of the DFA's SEC whistleblower program may signal a sudden death for these types of claims lodged against Corporate America."
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/practice/corporate-governance-and-internal-investigations
Contact: Roger Ardan, [email protected]

Disability, Leave and Health Management
Frank Alvarez
Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.
On the topic of paid sick leave: "We may see the Executive Order rolled back, but in its place expect landmark federal paid sick leave legislation. This may be welcome given the conflicting state and local laws. Ideally, President Trump will push states to align their laws with a federal model."
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/practice/disability-leave-and-health-management
Contact: Roger Ardan, [email protected]

Employee Benefits
Joy Napier-Joyce
Office Managing Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.
"Undoubtedly, the largest benefits issue hanging in the balance under a Trump administration is the ACA. Much was discussed throughout the campaign about the vices and virtues of the ACA. President-Elect Trump has consistently vowed to wholly repeal 'Obamacare.' The extent to which this comes to fruition, the timing of any dismantling efforts and what kind of replacements will be offered will be of upmost importance to employers. Trump has advanced an alternative plan of reliance on private healthcare savings accounts and allowing for insurance plans to be offered across state lines. Employers will be eager to see what is done to change and lessen employer obligations under the ACA."
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/practice/employee-benefits
Contact: Roger Ardan, [email protected]

Labor and Preventive Practices
Phil Rosen
Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.
On the possibility of a more business-oriented National Labor Relations Board: "Currently, the NLRB has a 2-1 Democratic majority, with two vacant seats. Since the president traditionally has the opportunity to appoint a majority of the board, it is likely that the two open seats will be filled by Trump appointees, thus creating a more business-oriented NLRB. The new board, once appointed and confirmed, is likely to revisit recent NLRB rules and decisions, including, but not limited to, those covering: 1) class action waivers, 2) joint employer, 3) temporary workers, 4) quickie elections, 5) protected concerted activity (e.g., its impact on workplace policies), 6) definition of appropriate bargaining units, and 7) status of college/university faculty and student athletes."
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/practice/labor-and-preventive-practices
Contact: Roger Ardan, [email protected]

Privacy, E-Communication and Data Security
Joe Lazzarotti
Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.
"Should we expect a tightening of cybersecurity requirements through new statutes and regulations? Trump has expressed a desire to reduce regulation, not increase it. However, political party hackings and unfavorable email dumps from WikiLeaks, coupled with continued data breaches affecting privacy and public sector entities, may prompt him and others in Congress to do more. Politics aside, cybersecurity clearly is one of the top national security threats, and it is having a significant impact on private sector risk management strategies and individual security. Some additional regulation may be coming. An important question for many, especially those organizations that have suffered a multi-state data breach, is whether we will see a federal data breach notification standard, one that would 'Trump' the current patchwork of state laws. With Republicans in control of the executive and legislative branches, at least for the next two years, and considering the past legislative activity in this area, a federal law on data breach notification that supersedes state law does not seem likely."
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/practice/privacy-e-communication-and-data-security
Contact: Roger Ardan, [email protected]

Wage and Hour
Jeffrey Brecher
Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.
On whether the Department of Labor's final rule regarding overtime pay could be in jeopardy: "U.S. Department of Labor regulations raising the required salary level for the white-collar exemptions (executive, administrative, and professional) under the Fair Labor Standards Act are scheduled to become effective Dec. 1. The required salary for the standard exemptions is increasing from $23,660 to $47,476 on Dec. 1, but the new regulations also require adjustments every three years. Employers have been planning for the deadline for months and many have already reclassified workers in anticipation of the change. Does the election mean the effective date will be moved back or the entire regulation repealed? In short, it is unlikely the election will impact the Dec. 1 deadline, but the regulations could be jeopardy after inauguration. This, of course, may be too late for some employers, finding it difficult to take back a salary increase made in November 2016 due to a change in 2017, although some employers who reclassified workers to non-exempt status to comply with the rule, might revisit the classification if the rule is repealed. While legislation has been introduced in Congress to block the Final Rule, it would be met with a certain veto from President Obama. But with a Trump presidency and control of both houses of Congress, legislation repealing the DOL's final rule has a greater likelihood of success. A Trump administration could also direct the DOL to withdraw the rule after inauguration, though the DOL would likely have to undergo additional rulemaking to do so. Two lawsuits filed in a Texas District Court by several states and various chambers of commerce against the Department of Labor have also been filed. While a decision relating to an injunction is likely to occur before the Dec. 1 effective date, if the lawsuit is successful and the injunction issued, a Trump administration may decide not to defend the regulation on appeal."
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/practice/wage-and-hour
Contact: Roger Ardan, [email protected]

Workplace Safety and Health
Brad Hammock
Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.
"Current controversial regulatory action is likely to change. There are ongoing challenges to final rules (silica and the electronic recordkeeping rule) that may result in settlements that lessen the regulatory impact of the rules. Aggressive enforcement through shaming and heavy-handed fines have been a key to the current administration. We will likely see a change to the more cooperative OSHA that existed.
OSHA will no longer be a puppet of the unions. During the past eight years, we have seen unions manipulate the agency. Union influence will be greatly lessen with the new administration. A caution, however: OSHA will not go away and changes are likely to be a slow process after the last eight years. Many new career people within the agency are trained to the heavy-handed enforcement mantra."
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/practice/workplace-safety-and-health
Contact: Roger Ardan, [email protected]

Benefits for Oil and Gas Employers
Scott McLaughlin
Labor and Employment Attorney
Jackson Walker LLP in Houston
Oil and gas employers are poised to benefit under Trump, says McLaughlin: "The federal agencies have been super-aggressive during the Obama administration. It's been pretty tough for employers. The thing to remember about a Trump presidency is that he was an employer, so he's going to look at the world from the perspective of someone who owned a business and is trying to make money. Among the issues of concern for the oilfield services and petrochemical industries is a National Labor Relations Board decision that holds that certain contractors are, in effect, employees with the same union voting rights as regular employees. The Department of Labor also announced a renewed effort to scrutinize the 'contractor' relationship. These sorts of relationships are prevalent in the energy and construction industries and they were priorities under the Obama administration. A Trump administration is likely to take a more employer-friendly position on these issues."
Contact: Kit Frieden, [email protected]

Legal Reform:

Texas-Style Court Limits to Consumer Rights Predicted
Mike Lyons
Trial Lawyer
Deans & Lyons in Dallas
Consumers who rely on the courts to protect them as well as the victims of corporate negligence and malfeasance face a bleak future in a Trump presidency, says Lyons: "The expansion of federal preemption on certain regulated products like pharmaceuticals and medical devices is looming, along with restricting the ability to hold wrongdoers accountable for polluting the environment through legislative intervention or in combination with a conservative Supreme Court. They will combine to limit individual legal rights. We already know what that looks like in Texas." Lyons also predicts a loss in individual freedoms: "At home, we could see 20 million Americans who have health care today lose their health care. Gay Americans who have a right to marry today could lose those rights. Tens of millions of people who support our economy with lower wage jobs may be deported. The families of these people, children in many cases, will live in fear of deportation. Recent decisions by the Supreme Court affecting women's health could be reversed. Roe vs. Wade could be overruled. Planned Parenthood will be defunded."
Contact: Mike Androvett, [email protected]

Tort Reform
Trey Branham
Attorney
Dean Omar & Branham in Dallas
Donald Trump's election could mean Texas-style tort reform at the federal level. As an example, Branham says he expects a revival of the FAIR Act – Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2006 – which was narrowly defeated: "The essence of the bill was that it would end asbestos lawsuits on both the state and federal level and set up a federal 'trust fund' funded by industry to pay asbestos lawsuit claims. The idea was to set up a complex set of medical and factual criteria that a claimant would have to meet to be eligible for compensation and compensation levels were capped without regard to income, loss or facts. Additionally, fees would be capped at 5 percent of recovery. The practical effect of this would be that asbestos victims would not be able to engage counsel and would be forced to negotiate the medical and factual criteria alone and, if they were successful, would get far less compensation than the tort system generally permits."
Contact: Mark Annick, [email protected]

Legal Reform
Matthew T. Sanderson
Member, Political Law and Exempt Organizations Practice
Caplin & Drysdale
Sanderson, an expert in political law, ethics and lobbying rules, helps corporations, political committees, candidates, and advocacy groups comply with the increasingly numerous and complex federal, state, and local laws that govern political activity and commercial interaction with public-sector clients. Specifically, he advises clients on campaign-finance, "pay-to-play", ethics, and lobbying rules. He has commented on presidential and political conflicts of interest. He served as general counsel of Senator Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign, outside counsel for Governor Rick Perry's 2012 presidential campaign, legal counsel to Governor Mitt Romney's Commonwealth PACs, campaign finance counsel for Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, and general counsel for a government reform commission created by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. Sanderson, along with the rest of "The Colbert Report" team, received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2012 for efforts related to television personality Stephen Colbert's Super PAC. He is also a founder of PlayoffPAC, which was nominated in 2011 for Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year award for its work in bringing down college football's unpopular former post-season system, the Bowl Championship Series. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he teaches an advanced course on campaign finance regulation. He is frequently quoted on political matters in national media outlets, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, andAssociated Press. He is also a trustee for the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a nonprofit that connects rising political leaders in the U.S. and around the world.
Bio: http://www.capdale.com/msanderson
Contact: Brianna Broad, [email protected]

National Security, Cybersecurity:

National Security
Max Abrahms
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Northeastern University
Abrahms studies international security and terrorism, including terrorist motivations and counterterrorism strategy. He is also a member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bio: https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty/max-abrahms
Contact: John O'Neill, [email protected]

National Security
Denise Garcia
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Garcia is an expert in international law and security, with a specific focus on the use of drones and autonomous weapons.
Bio: https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty/denise-garcia
Contact: John O'Neill, [email protected]

Terrorism and Public Safety
Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H.
The Terrorist Therapist/Psychiatrist and Author
Dr. Lieberman says terrorism is the most important issue facing our country today and that the outcome of the election reflects voters' awareness of this threat: "After years of President Obama being unwilling to call our enemy by its real name, 'radical Islamic terrorists', President-elect Donald Trump will not only name our enemy, but he will take aggressive steps to win the war on terror. President Obama's childhood experiences caused him to feel ambivalent about fighting against terrorists and prevented him from taking a strong enough stance, but President-elect Trump has no such inner conflicts. Making America Great Again necessitates protecting Americans from our enemies."
According to Dr. Lieberman, Trump's passion to return America to its roots of wholesome family values is a strong enough conviction to do what is necessary to vanquish enemies who have a far different agenda for our country. Internationally renowned as "The Terrorist Therapist," Dr. Lieberman is a board-certified Beverly Hills psychiatrist. Since 9/11, she has been helping families overcome their fears of the ultimate monster under the bed: terrorism. Her book, "Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted," was published in London as the anniversary edition of 7/7. Her new book, "Lions and Tigers and Terrorists, Oh My! How to Protect Your Child in a Time of Terror," will soon be released. She is a three-time Emmy-honored TV personality on top shows, a radio talk show host, and best-selling author. She has served for decades on the Clinical Faculty of UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Expert Contact: [email protected]

National Security
Avidan Y. Cover
Assistant Professor of Law; Associate Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cover's scholarship focuses on human rights, civil rights and national security law.
Contact: Marv Kropko, [email protected]

National Security – Privacy and Data Security
Jeewon Kim Serrato
Counsel and Co-Head, Global Privacy & Data Protection Group
Shearman & Sterling
Serrato is a counsel and co-head of the Global Privacy & Data Protection Group, where she advises companies on privacy, cybersecurity, data protection and crisis management issues. She has extensive experience in developing and structuring comprehensive data and trade secrets protection programs, implementing and testing information security controls, and helping companies mitigate cyber risks and handle data breaches.
Contacts: Wendy Lee-McGuinness, [email protected], and Madison Malloch-Brown, [email protected]

The Threat to National Security From Cyberattacks
Matti Kon
CEO
InfoTech
The threat of cyberattacks has only grown with the unpredictably that a Trump presidency brings to the nation and the world. Today, under Kon's leadership, InfoTech is an industry leader providing system products and IT services to hundreds of major companies, corporations and government agencies in the United States. InfoTech's client base reaches beyond the U.S. with clients in countries such as England, Israel, Australia, and other European countries. Kon and InfoTech have been recognized on several occasions by the Senate's Defense Appropri­ation committee as a key player within the defense industry and hence funded for key defense contracts. Kon is recognized as one of the nation's leading cybersecurity experts. His clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Navy, Raytheon, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo.
Website: www.infotechfb.com
Contact: Frank Tortorici, [email protected]

Cybersecurity
David Brumley
Director, CyLab
Mellon University's College of Engineering
Brumley can discuss a ranger of general cybersecurity issue, including software and network security, applied cryptography and hacking (including potential hacking implications of the U.S. elections). Brumley, who identifies himself as "hacker first, engineer second," can also discuss hacking as a viable and lucrative career, and why we need to stop stigmatizing hackers and start recruiting those whose tech skills could keep the country safe. Growing the cybersecurity talent pipeline stems from CyLab's long history of cybersecurity training. Through various programs, like the Software Engineering Institute's Federal Virtual Training Environment and Brumley's own picoCTF hacking competition, CyLab has trained more than 180,000 people in the field of cybersecurity – more than any other institution. Additionally, Brumley is the coach of Team ForAllSecure, which took home $2 million in prize money as the winner of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge, a first-of-its-kind hacking contest in which all participants are autonomous computer systems (see video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4Mvj4SwKLo). He also coaches the CMU Hacking Team, Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), ranked the #1 hacking team internationally – and PPP swept Def Con, winning their third hacking title in four years.
Bio: https://www.cylab.cmu.edu/education/faculty/brumley.html
Website: https://www.cylab.cmu.edu
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Cybersecurity
Fred Cate
Vice President for Research; Professor, Maurer School of Law
Indiana University
Cate is an internationally recognized specialist in information privacy and security. As one of the world's leading authorities on information law, privacy and security, he regularly advises Congress, government agencies (including the NSA, DHS and the National Academy of Sciences) and industry groups on these matters. Cate is the founding director (and now senior fellow) of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He recently authored a book chapter, "China and Information Security Threats and Policy Responses in the United States," in Jon R. Lindsay, Tai Ming Cheung & Derek S. Reveron, eds., China and Cybersecurity: Political, Economic, and Strategic Dimensions 297 (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Bio: http://info.law.indiana.edu/faculty-research/faculty-staff/profiles/faculty/cate-fred-h.shtml
Website: http://www.law.indiana.edu
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Cybersecurity
David Fidler
Professor, Indiana University's Maurer School of Law
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity at the Council on Foreign Relations
Fidler is an internationally recognized expert on the relationship between international law and cyberspace and on cybersecurity law and policy. He is the editor of the recently published The Snowden Reader (Indiana University Press), which examines Snowden's disclosures and their aftermath. Fidler teaches Cybersecurity Law & Policy at the Maurer School, and authored a chapter, "Inter Arma Silent Leges Redux? The Law of Armed Conflict and Cyber Conflict," for the book From Cybersecurity to Cyberwar (Georgetown University Press). He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on International Law and Technology. Fidler is also an internationally recognized expert on global health, biosecurity, weapons of mass destruction, and "non-lethal" weapons, and he regularly advises U.S. government agencies, multinational organizations, and non-governmental organizations on these topics.
Bio: http://www.law.indiana.edu/about/people/bio.php?name=fidler-david-p
Websites: http://www.law.indiana.edu and https://cacr.iu.edu
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Cybersecurity
Scott Shackelford
Associate Professor, Business Law and Ethics
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business
Shackleford, a leading expert on international cyber law, is the author of "Managing Cyber Peace in International Law, Business and Relations: In Search of Cyber Peace" (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which examines the notion of cyber peace in a world where cyberattacks, both real and threatened, have become a pervasive part of life. Shackelford argues that the most effective way of developing a framework for the concept of "cyber peace" might very well be through literature on polycentric governance. While the lens of polycentric governance has been used to view such other global issues as climate change, Shackelford uses it to reconsider best practices for managing the complex nature of cybersecurity and cyberattacks. Shackelford also serves as a researcher for the U.S. Department of Defense's Institute for National Security Studies. Shackelford has worked for several multinational law firms, consulted for the UN Development Program in India and clerked at the NASA Office of General Counsel.
Bio: http://kelley.iu.edu/facultyglobal/FacultyProfile.cfm?id=19196
Website: http://kelley.iu.edu
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, [email protected]

Politics/General:

Government Relations
Liz Holtzman
Co-chair, Government Relations Group
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
In her role, Holtzman focuses on government relations at the federal, state and local levels, and in litigation. During her 22-year career in government, including four terms as a U.S. Congresswoman, Holtzman chaired the Immigration and Refugees Subcommittee and co-authored the Refugee Act of 1980 with Senator Ted Kennedy. A sampling of her other accolades include: first woman elected district attorney in New York City; first and only woman to be elected comptroller of New York City; appointed by President Clinton to the Nazi and Japanese Imperial War Criminal Records Interagency Working Group; co-founded the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. She is available to discuss civil rights; foreign policy; immigration, infrastructure, jobs and the economy; tax reform; and women's and gender rights.
Bio: http://www.herrick.com/hon-elizabeth-holtzman
Website: http://www.herrick.com
Contact: Kelly Whalen, [email protected]

The Trump Presidency
Jack Hunter
Politics Editor
Rare.us
Hunter is a libertarian and former adviser to Rand and Ron Paul, and co-author of "The Tea Party Goes to Washington" by Sen. Rand Paul. He was a recent guest on Sirius XM's "Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang," HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqqeRL8qS-4), MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," and has appeared on various regional and national radio/TV programs.
Hunter can discuss all angles of the Trump presidency including, but not limited to: cabinet members he should consider; criminal justice reform; gun control; Trump's infrastructure pledge and the impact it will have on America's debt; Supreme Court nominees; race in America and the role of the U.S. military.
Additional clips: Glenn Beck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLSo5o4lql4); CNN's In This Hour (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbWQzBdfByA); Freedom Watch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saWTkjc1xyY); Rare.us Politics (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgngE4kJ4vY).
Website: http://rare.us/category/rare-politics/
Contact: Andrew Agan, [email protected]

White House Communications
Mary Kate Cary
Cary is a former White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush, authoring over 100 Presidential addresses by him, political analyst and documentary filmmaker.  After graduating from U.Va., Cary worked in the office of Rep. Hamilton Fish, Jr. (R-NY); as a staffer at ABC News' "This Week with David Brinkley"; was founding managing editor of the daily political news service The Hotline; and served as senior writer for communications for the 1988 Bush-Quayle presidential campaign. After her tenure at the White House, Cary served as spokesman and deputy director of policy and communications for U.S. Attorney General William Barr and deputy director of communications at the Republican National Committee under Chairman Haley Barbour. Since 2009, Cary has been a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, writing hundreds of blogs and columns on politics. She serves as a political analyst on numerous broadcast and cable networks, and has appeared on ABC News "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business News, and C-Span.  Cary is executive producer of 41ON41, a documentary film about former President Bush, the 41st president of the United States.
Website: www.marykatecary.com
Contact: Dani Mackey [email protected]

Political Aspects of Trump's Presidency
Justin Buchler
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Case Western Reserve College of Arts and Sciences
Buchler studies elections, political parties and Congress. He has written extensively on the nature of competitive elections and their place in democracy. His 2011 book, "Hiring and Firing Public Officials: Rethinking the Purpose of Elections" (Oxford University Press), argues that competitive elections are paradoxically unhealthy for democracy because they are not analogous to competitive markets. Rather, they are poor ways of hiring and firing people. Tossing a coin to decide whether or not to fire an employee is a bad way to operate, for a business or a country. Professor Buchler's articles on electoral competition include "The Social Sub-optimality of Competitive Elections," in Public Choice, which won the Gordon Tullock Prize for 2007. Currently, Professor Buchler's research addresses the use of spatial theory to study elections, the asymmetric nature of partisan conflict, and the burden it places on journalism.
Bio: http://politicalscience.case.edu/faculty/justin-buchler/
Blog: theunmutual.blogspot.com
Contact: Daniel Scott Robison, dsr52@case.edu

American Politics
David A. Crockett, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Political Science
Trinity University
Crockett's primary teaching and research interests are in the field of American politics, with a special focus on the American presidency. His has written two books about the leadership and electoral dilemmas confronted by presidents from the "opposition party" -- the party that is not normally advantaged in a particular political era. At Trinity, he teaches courses on American Politics, the American Presidency, and Elections and Campaigns, among others.
Contact: Susie Gonzalez, sgonzale@trinity.edu

Political Analysis
Rich Rubino
Political Analyst
Rubino is the author of three books: "The Political Bible of Humorous Quotations from American Politics," "Make Every Vote Equal: What a Novel Idea," and "The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics." He is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post, and has appeared on MSNBC, FOX News, Al-Jazeera and over 100 radio stations. He also appears weekly as a political analyst on KFBK in Sacramento. Rubino has also worked for Support Popular Vote, a group working to change the way electoral votes are allocated within the Electoral College. He is available to discuss the overarching politics behind issues such as tax reform, climate change and gender rights: the politics behind the issues, who benefits politically, and where the party stands on the issues.
Contact: David Thomson, david@thomsoncommunications.com

Politics, Interest Groups
Robert G. Boatright
Associate Professor of Political Science
Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
Boatright studies political interest groups, campaign finance, American political behavior, political participation and political theory. He is research director for the National Institute for Civil Discourse, editor of "The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws" and authored "Getting Primaried: The Changing Politics of Congressional Primary Challenges." He was on a bipartisan task force convened by the DNC and RNC attorneys to look at campaign finance in this year's election.
Website: https://www2.clarku.edu/departments/geography/
Contact: Jane Salerno, jsalerno@clarku.edu

Politics and Post-Election Violence
Denise Hines
Research Associate Professor of Psychology
Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
Hines' research centers on issues of family violence and how to connect such research with policymakers and practitioners. She is principal investigator on a series of studies on the physical and mental health of men who sustain partner violence from their female partners and seek help. As well as the mental and physical health of child witnesses (supported by a grant from the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development). She co-directs the Clark Anti-Violence Education (CAVE) program, which offers free prevention and intervention services for sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victimization. Finally, Hines is the director of the Massachusetts Family Impact Seminars.
Bio: http://www2.clarku.edu/faculty/facultybio.cfm?id=687
Website: https://www2.clarku.edu/departments/geography/
Contact: Jane Salerno, jsalerno@clarku.edu

Politics
Dr. Sean Foreman
Professor of Political Science
Barry University, Miami
Dr. Foreman has co-written three books about congressional elections and several articles and book chapters about presidential elections. Areas of expertise include climate change, foreign policy, health care, immigration, and Supreme Court. Foreman serves on the Executive Board of the Florida Political Science Association.
Expert Contact: sforeman@barry.edu

Religion and Politics
John Francis Burke, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
Trinity University
Burke studies the intersection of religion and politics, including intercultural issues such as the concept of building bridges, not walls, between groups. He also can talk about the impact of U.S. political thought and history and the impact of Latino politics and culture.
Contact: Susie P. Gonzalez, sgonzale@trinity.edu

Trump's Game Plan
Albert Goldson
Executive Director
Indo-Brazilian Associates LLC
Goldson is executive director of Indo-Brazilian Associates LLC, a NYC-based boutique global advisory firm that provides international investment strategies and geopolitical security risk assessments. His professional experiences and affiliations include: former public policy maker who served as lead negotiator for 300 contracts totaling over $1 billion dollars; member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO); associate member of the Foreign Policy Association. Goldson is a regular guest panelist on the award-winning international TV program "Fresh Outlook"; has authored numerous articles on investment, foreign policy and national security matters that have appeared in industry publications; and is often quoted in the general media. Goldson authored six articles dating from 2015 with respect to Donald Trump, all of which indicated a powerful underlying trend why Trump, at the time a candidate with only a remote chance of securing the GOP nomination, is the type of man "at the right place at the right time" to not only win the GOP nomination, but to win the presidency. Goldson's approach can be described as unconventional and counterintuitive, providing a unique perspective on issues by connecting the dots differently.
Website: www.indobrazilian.com
Contact: agoldson@indobrazilian.com

Healthcare, Education, Policy
Greg Thorson
Professor of Political Science
University of Redlands
Thorson has a distinguished record of research in public policy. Much of his research has focused on education policy, health care policy and the policy process. His research has been published in some of the most prestigious journals in his field, including the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Congress and the Presidency, Educational Leadership and The International Journal of Forecasting. His work has had a heavy focus on practical application. For example, he has led numerous strategic planning efforts in public schools, has worked with groups of small employers to research opportunities for them so that they might more affordably be able to purchase health insurance by forming a purchasing alliance and has worked with city government officials by having his methods classes engage in public opinion surveys about the issues facing local city governments. His policy research has been influential in state government as well. Democrats and Republicans alike have called on him to frequently testify before state legislatures, where he has testified six times over the past three years on legislation that was based on his policy research.
Contact: Jennifer Dobbs, jennifer_dobbs@redlands.edu

California's Influence on the Election, General Topics
Renee Van Vechten
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Redlands
Van Vechten's research is focused on California politics and the politics of reform, with special emphasis on term limits; and legislative processes, including "gatekeeping" measures that party leaders take to control the flow of legislation. She most recently contributed to "California Politics: A Primer" 2015.
Contact: Jennifer Dobbs, jennifer_dobbs@redlands.edu

Political Parties, General Topics
Steve Wuhs
Professor, Chair of Political Science
University of Redlands
Wuhs is a former Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (at the Technical University of Dresden), the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. As a Fellow of the AVH Foundation, he researched how political parties organize themselves differently across a country's territory -- taking his earlier research interests in party organization and decision-making and placing them in a spatial context. His work in eastern Germany, including interviews with party leaders, social movement leaders, and members of civic organizations as well as extensive archival research, grapples with the territorial differences in how parties organize in newly democratized spaces -- drawing specifically on the experiences of the Christian Democratic Union across the states and counties of the former GDR. Initial publications from this work have been presented at the Conference for European Studies and will soon be published in Comparative Politics.
Contact: Jennifer Dobbs, jennifer_dobbs@redlands.edu

Supreme Court:

Supreme Court
Stephen Gottlieb
Distinguished Professor of Law
Albany Law School
Gottlieb, a constitutional law expert and court watcher, is the author of "The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics" and "Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court and Liberty in America."
Contact: Chris Colton, ccolt@albanylaw.edu

Supreme Court
Vincent Bonvente
Distinguished Professor of Law
Albany Law School
Bonventre, a former U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellow, is the author of New York Court Watcher, a blog devoted to commentary on developments at the Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals, and other state supreme courts nationwide. He is the founder and Director of the Center for Judicial Process.
Contact: Chris Colton, ccolt@albanylaw.edu

Supreme Court
Stephen Clark
Professor of Law
Albany Law School
Clark teaches Sexual Orientation Law, Conflict of Laws, Employment Discrimination, and Labor Law. He is a widely quoted expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and LGBT rights. This October, Clark was a panelist for the Albany Law School forum "The Bathroom Wars," which examined the prohibition against permitting transgender individuals to utilize public restrooms which match their gender identity. Before teaching law, he engaged in private practice and was law clerk to the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana.
Contact: Chris Colton, ccolt@albanylaw.edu

Supreme Court
Timothy Lewis
Partner
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia
Lewis is available to discuss how a Trump presidency will impact the Supreme Court and the process of nominating judges. In 1992, Lewis, then a federal judge, was appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1992 to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and confirmed on the eve of the 1992 election by a Democratically controlled Senate. Lewis was outspoken that Merrick Garland, nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama, should have received a confirmation hearing. In fact, he delivered the actual "presidential" address with VP Biden. Below is a link to a news release along with a link to video of the "presidential" radio address. Lewis can also discuss how Democrats may attempt to thwart any of Trump's nominees for the Supreme Court and federal judgeships as retribution for the Republicans blocking Garland. This may lead to the "nuclear option," where Republicans change the rules (as Democrats had once threatened to do) to allow judges to be approved by a simple majority of the Senate instead of by the current requirement of 60 votes.
News Release: http://www.schnader.com/news/xprNewsDetail.aspx?xpST=NewsDetail&news=1553
Video: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/30/weekly-address-its-time-fill-vacancy-supreme-court
Bio: http://www.schnader.com/professionals/xprProfessionalDetailsSchnader.aspx?xpST=ProfessionalDetail&professional=142&op=fullbio
Website: www.courtstory.com
Contact: Olivier Gibbons, Esq., ogibbons@courtstory.com

Supreme Court
Jonathan Adler
Professor; Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Adler teaches constitutional law, election law, environmental law, federalism, regulatory law, healthcare reform (impact of Obamacare, not health policy).
Website: http://www.jhadler.net
Blog: http://www.volokh.com/
Contact: Marv Kropko, mrk107@case.edu

Supreme Court
Mark C. Miller
Professor, Department of Political Science, Director, Law & Society Program
Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
"The president-elect may have as many as four new appointments to the court, depending on which justices choose to retire and which justices are forced to retire due to health reasons. Many of the justices are older, and there are already rumors that some of the younger justices may choose to retire soon. The Senate must confirm all of these presidential appointments to the Supreme Court."
Website: https://www2.clarku.edu/departments/geography/
Contact: Jane Salerno, jsalerno@clarku.edu

Supreme Court
Charles Geyh
Professor, Maurer School of Law
Indiana University
Geyh is an expert on the judiciary and teaches/writes broadly on judicial conduct, ethics, procedure, independence, accountability, administration and relationship between courts and legislatures. He is the author of the recently published "Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary" (Oxford). In the book, Geyh places the Supreme Court confirmation process in larger context of an American judiciary undergoing a political transformation, panning several generations, in which judges are viewed less as impartial arbiters of law than as politicians in robes. He covers implications and dangers for the rule of law and judicial independence of characterizing -- and regulating -- judges as if they are politicians. According to Geyh, an explosive and deeply polarized breakdown of the appointments process at this juncture could further jeopardize the judiciary's already precarious position.
Bio: http://www.law.indiana.edu/about/people/bio.php?name=geyh-charles-gardner
Website: http://www.law.indiana.edu/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, Brianne.odonnell@finnpartners.com

Tax Reform:

Tax Reform, Including Probable Repeal of Estate Tax
Eric Meermann
Certified Financial Planner, IRS-Enrolled Agent, Portfolio Manager
Palisades Hudson Financial Group
"Repeal of the estate and gift tax is likely to get through the next Congress and be signed by President Trump."
Contact: Henry Stimpson, henry@stimpsoncommunications.com

Tax Reform
Christopher S. Rizek
Member
Caplin & Drysdale
Rizek, a member in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office, is available to discuss tax law and tax controversies, and has commented numerous times about Trump's tax returns. He represents taxpayers in all types of federal civil and criminal tax controversy matters including white collar crime relating to tax controversies. He also guides clients through IRS audits, prepares administrative claims and protests of IRS actions, and litigates tax and tax-related cases in U.S. district and appellate courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Tax Court. In recent years, he has represented numerous financial and professional firms in connection with IRS examinations of tax shelters and related compliance and professional ethics issues. Rizek has a unique history of government service before joining the firm. His combination of practical and policy-level experience in government has given him special insight into the application of the tax laws and IRS procedures. From 1995-1998, he was an Attorney-Advisor and Associate Tax Legislative Counsel with the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. While at the Treasury, he was responsible for regulations and legislation involving tax practice and procedure, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (1996) and the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. From 1984-1988, Rizek was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, and he received the Outstanding Attorney Award in 1986. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and taught the course Tax Practice & Procedure (Administrative) to IRS personnel. He has also been a guest lecturer at other law schools and universities; is active in civic organizations in Anne Arundel County, Md., where he resides; and formerly served as chairman of the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission.
Bio: http://www.capdale.com/crizek
Contact: Brianna Broad, brianna.broad@kglobal.com

Tax Reform
Michael Shulman
Partner and Co-Head, Tax Group
Shearman & Sterling
Shulman is co-head of the firm's Tax Group. He represents and advises clients on the tax aspects of a wide variety of business and financial transactions. He regularly represents domestic and foreign issuers and underwriters in connection with the offering of debt, equity and other financial instruments and has been extensively involved in the development of new financial products. Shulman works extensively in the areas of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and spin-offs. He also represents regulated investment companies and onshore and offshore investment funds on a broad range of organizational and transactional matters.
Contacts: Wendy Lee-McGuinness, wendy.lee-mcguinness@shearman.com, and Madison Malloch-Brown, madison.malloch-brown@edelman.com

Tax Reform
Laurence Crouch
Tax Partner and Co-Head, Real Estate Investment Trust Group
Shearman & Sterling
Crouch is a transactional attorney with extensive experience in tax matters. His tax practice involves virtually every aspect of tax planning for domestic and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and joint ventures. He has significant experience in merger and acquisition transactions, and in particular transactions involving private equity sellers and buyers. He also is co-head of the firm's real estate investment trust group. Crouch participates in transactions, and works with attorneys and clients across the firm's global platform.
Contacts: Wendy Lee-McGuinness, wendy.lee-mcguinness@shearman.com, and Madison Malloch-Brown, madison.malloch-brown@edelman.com

Tax Reform
Dustin Stamper
Director, Washington National Tax Office
Grant Thornton LLP
Stamper can discuss tax reform and what businesses and individuals can expect under a Trump  administration in terms of tax policies, as well as what they can or should do to prepare in terms of their tax planning strategies. He is knowledgeable about the House and Senate, what Trump will likely be able to do in terms of tax reform, and what steps must be taken to pass certain tax-related legislation.
Contact: Adam Bond, adam.bond@us.gt.com

Tax Reform
Robert Maples
Director, Government Law & Policy Practice
Greenberg Traurig LLP
"There is growing enthusiasm in the House of Representatives for Tax Reform. As a body, the House has specific approaches that can be more easily translated to legislative text. The Senate still awaits a plan under construction in the Senate Finance Committee. A key determination will be how quickly each body can move with a 'progress report metric' in August 2017."
Website: http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Robert-Y-Maples
Contact: Sarah Misailidis, misailidiss@gtlaw.com

Women's and Gender Rights:

Women's and Gender Rights, Civil Rights, LGBT Issues
Joe Solmonese
Managing Director, Founding Partner
Gavin/Solmonese
Solmonese is available to discuss: 1) what a Trump presidency could mean for LGBT rights, issues currently in discussion that may be put on the back burner, and where Trump "really" stands on LGBT and equality issues; 2) women's rights -- as a Planned Parenthood board member, Solmonese can speak to what concerns PP has and what is being done with regard to gearing up for Trump opposition of Roe v. Wade; 3) women in leadership -- as former CEO of EMILY's List, Solmonese can speak to the need for women leadership in government; 3) diversity -– workplace, strategy, policies, LGBT issues; 4) the use of anger in political campaigns -- he just wrote a book ("The Gift of Anger – Use Passion to Build, Not Destroy") that discusses anger in depth, drawing on his own experiences at HRC and during the Obama campaign. He is an experienced resource for both broadcast and print interviews, based in Washington, D.C., and easily accessible.
Solmonese is the managing director and founding partner of Gavin/Solmonese, advising corporations on organizational effectiveness strategies and policy development and implementation. He most recently sat on the board of on Priorities USA (Hillary Clinton's Super PAC). He sits on the national boards for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Athlete Ally, an organization that engages with professional and amateur athletes to speak out against bullying. He served for seven years as the president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization. Under his leadership, HRC was instrumental in passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT), and marriage equality victories in seven states. In 2012, Joe served as one of 35 national co-chairs of the Obama 2012 campaign.
Bio: http://www.gavinsolmonese.com/the-team#solmonese-bio
Contact: Carol Lungerclunger@a-b-c.com

Women's and Gender Rights
Suzanna Danuta Walters
Professor of Sociology; Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Northeastern University
Walters studies the way gender, sexuality and family issues are represented in popular culture. She has also written several books on the topic of feminist cultural theory.
Bio: https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty/suzanna-walters
Contact: John O'Neill, j.oneill@northeastern.edu

Women's and Gender Rights
B. Jessie Hill
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Before entering private practice, Hill worked at the Reproductive Freedom Project of the national ACLU office in New York, litigating challenges to state-law restrictions on reproductive rights. Hill's teaching focuses on constitutional law, federal civil procedure, civil rights, reproductive rights, and law and religion.
Contact: Marv Kropko, mrk107@case.edu

Women's Issues
Cynthia Enloe
Research Professor, Political Science, International Development, Women's and Gender Studies
Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
Enloe studies the interactions of feminism, women, militarized culture, war, politics and globalized economics. Her career has included Fulbrights in Malaysia and Guyana, guest professorships in Japan, Britain, Canada, and lectures in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Vietnam, Korea, Turkey, and at many U.S. universities. Her writings have been translated into Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Icelandic and German. She has published in Ms. Magazine, and appeared on National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, C-Span and the BBC. Her many books include "Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives," "The Curious Feminist," and "Globalization and Militarism," as well as "Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War," "The Real State of America: Mapping the Myths and Truths about the United States" (co-authored with Joni Seager), and "Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered." An updated, revised second edition of her "Bananas, Beaches and Bases" was published in 2014.
Website: https://www2.clarku.edu/departments/geography/
Contact: Jane Salerno, jsalerno@clarku.edu

Women's and Gender Rights, Immigration
Afshan Jafar
Associate Professor of Sociology
Connecticut College
Jafar specializes in gender studies, globalization and Muslim immigrants in the U.S. Her research and teaching interests include globalization, transnational women's movements, fundamentalist and nationalist movements, gender and the body. She has written three books, her first, "Women's NGOs in Pakistan" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), uncovers the skillful maneuvering that women's NGOs have to perform in order to survive a hostile environment. Her next two books (edited collections with Erynn Masi de Casanova), "Global Beauty, Local Bodies" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and "Bodies Without Borders" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) bring together two fields: the study of globalization, and the study of the body and embodiment.
Contact: Kerry Meehan,kerry.meehan@conncoll.edu

Gender Rights
Stephen Clark
Professor of Law
Albany Law School
Clark teaches Sexual Orientation Law, Conflict of Laws, Employment Discrimination, and Labor Law. He is a widely quoted expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and LGBT rights. This October, Clark was a panelist for the Albany Law School forum "The Bathroom Wars," which examined the prohibition against permitting transgender individuals to utilize public restrooms which match their gender identity. Before teaching law, he engaged in private practice and was law clerk to the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana.
Contact: Chris Colton, ccolt@albanylaw.edu

Gender Rights
Dawn Johnsen
Professor, Maurer School of Law
Indiana University
Johnsen is an expert in constitutional law, the First Amendment and reproductive rights. She studies issues of separation of powers (in particular presidential power) and civil liberties, and has testified before Congress and appeared on many national TV and radio news programs as an expert on these issues. She writes frequently on reproductive rights cases, most recently on the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health. Prior to joining the Maurer Faculty, Johnsen served in the U.S. Department of Justice under President Bill Clinton, including as Acting Assistant Attorney General heading the Office of Legal Counsel where she provided constitutional and other legal advice to the Attorney General, the Counsel to the President and the general counsels of the various executive branch agencies. Additionally, she served from 1988-93 as the Legal Director of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (now NARAL Pro-Choice America) and worked at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute and the American Constitution Society.
Bio: http://www.law.indiana.edu/about/people/bio.php?name=johnsen-dawn
Website: http://www.law.indiana.edu/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, Brianne.odonnell@finnpartners.com

LGBTQ Rights
Steve Sanders
Associate Professor, Maurer School of Law
Indiana University
Sanders' work focuses on issues affecting same-sex couples and their families at the intersection of constitutional law, conflict of laws, federalism and family law, and he has extensive experience as a practicing lawyer briefing and arguing before courts on matters dealing with sexual orientation law, same-sex marriage and family law. In 2015, he co-authored "The People's Brief" in support of marriage equality – the amicus brief submitted by the Human Rights Campaign in March – and is considered a leading scholar on the animus questions in Obergefell v. Hodges. In addition to his scholarly publications, he has written for The Huffington Post, SCOTUSblog and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and is a frequent guest on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Law."
Bio: http://www.law.indiana.edu/about/people/bio.php?name=sanders-steve
Website: http://www.law.indiana.edu/
Contact: Brianne O'Donnell, Brianne.odonnell@finnpartners.com

 

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