September 22, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Eastern Time

ACS Presidential Transition Series: The Nuts & Bolts of Presidential Appointments


To restore integrity, justice, equality and the rule of law to our government, ACS is mobilizing its network and collaborating with other organizations to identify a pool of diverse, experienced candidates who are interested in government service. To that end, we are launching a webinar series to inform our members and other progressive lawyers about the presidential appointments process and the unique challenges that federal executive branch lawyers will face after the Trump administration.

There are over 4,000 politically appointed positions across the federal government, and this webinar will describe the political appointment process and provide guidance for those interested in seeking these positions.


Alejandra Castillo, ACS Board Member


Lisa Brown, former Co-Director of Agency Review for the Obama-Biden Transition and current Vice President and General Counsel of Georgetown University

Margaret Cummisky, former Assistant Secretary of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce

Lisa Ellman, former Legal Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel

Ron Weich, former Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice and current Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law

ACS has also created an 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.