March 20, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Bay Area: The Presidency, the Special Counsel, and the Rule of Law

Morrison Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA

Former Independent Counsel Leon Jawarski once said, “From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known: our Constitution works. And during the Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law.” As the Mueller investigation rounds out its second year, we ask: Where is the investigation going? Will it get there unimpeded? Does it threaten Article II powers? Is it still true that no one is above the law?

Join the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society to preview some of the most significant legal and constitutional questions raised by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The discussion will be led by an all-star panel of former federal prosecutors with experience in special counsel and independent counsel investigations.


Melinda Haag, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; former U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

John Keker, Founder and Partner, Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP; former deputy to Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh

Harry Litman, Of Counsel, Constantine Cannon LLP; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

Rory Little, Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law; former Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Jeff Tsai, Partner, DLA Piper; former Assistant US Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice; former Special Assistant Attorney General, State of California

Moderated by:

Leslie Caldwell, Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP; former Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

1.0 hour of California MCLE credit has been approved for this program.