November 1, 2022

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ACS Executive Appointments Panel

ACS's mission is to uphold the Constitution in the 21st Century by ensuring that law is a force for protecting our democracy and the public interest and for improving people's lives. Because it is vital that federal decisionmakers share these values, ACS is educating our members and the public on the executive branch appointments process and working with our network to help talented, progressive lawyers work in the federal government.

As we turn the corner past the midterm elections and prepare for the next two years of the Biden-Harris Administration, there will be many politically appointed roles to fill, both because they remain open and because there will be staff turnover. Join us for a refresher on the appointments process with a focus on work in the latter part of a presidential administration.


Cerissa Cafasso, Political Law Counsel, Uber (Former Counselor to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor)

Praveen Fernandes, Vice President, Constitutional Accountability Center (Former Senior Counsel and Advisor to the Central Counsel, U.S. Office of Personnel Management)

Ven Neralla, Chief of Staff, Congressman Andy Levin (Former Congressional Priority Placement Director, Office of Presidential Personnel)

Philippa Scarlett, Head of Global Government Affairs, RELX (Former Deputy Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice; Former Deputy Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator and Senior Counselor, Executive Office of the President)


Jill Dash, Adviser, American Constitution Society

ACS has also created a talent database for lawyers who are seeking presidential appointments and share our commitment to protecting our democracy and the public interest and for improving people's lives. To submit your materials for our database visit our Federal Executive Branch Appointments website.