November 9, 2018

9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Eastern Time

ACS Washington, DC: The Power of Public Interest: Corporate Accountability in the 21st Century

American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC

On November 9, 2018, the Washington, DC Lawyer Chapter and the American University Washington College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society hosted the inaugural symposium, "The Power of Public Interest: Corporate Accountability in the 21st Century,". Consumer rights activist Ralph Nader delivered the keynote.


The agenda and event video is below:

9:00 a.m. - Registration and Introduction

9:20 a.m. - Panel 1: "Issues in Corporate Accountability: From Then to Now"

  • Pamela Gilbert, Partner, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca LLP
  • Robert Vaughn, Professor of Law Emeritus, Washington College of Law
  • Julie Murray, Attorney, Public Citizen
  • Alex Elson, Senior Counsel, National Student Legal Defense Network
  • Moderated by Steven Shapiro, Professor, Washington College of Law

11:00 a.m. - Keynote

11:35 a.m. - Panel 2: "Putting Your Degree to Use: Potential Careers"

  • Chris White, Deputy General Counsel for Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Federal Trade Commission
  • Benjamin Wiseman, Director, Office of Consumer Protection of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia
  • Ariel Levinson-Waldman, Executive Director, Tzedek DC
  • Sean X. McKessy, Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP
  • Moderated by Reuben Guttman, Partner, Guttman Buschner & Brooks

1:15 p.m. - Lunch Discussion

  • Brad Miller, former U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 13th congressional district

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