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Posted Nov. 6, 2006

Law School, Miller Center to Co-sponsor Conference on White House Counsel

Cutler

Lloyd N. Cutler, White House
counsel during the Carter and
Clinton administrations.
The University of Virginia School of Law and U.Va.’s Miller Center of Public Affairs are hosting the first conference devoted entirely to considering the key role of White House counsel in presidential politics and in American governance. The conference, to be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, pays tribute to the late Lloyd N. Cutler, who served as White House counsel during the administrations of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. The event convenes former White House counsel, presidential and legal scholars, and former Department of Justice officials. The conference is free and open to the public (except as noted, below); however, parking passes are unavailable.
 

The Lloyd N. Cutler Conference on White House Counsel

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW
9:30 am The Evolving Role of the White House Counsel
Caplin Auditorium
Moderator:
Karen M. Hult, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Panel:
  • Theodore Sorensen, Kennedy White House Special Counsel
  • Harry McPherson, Johnson White House Counsel
  • Fred F. Fielding, Reagan White House Counsel
  • Bradley H. Patterson, formerly Brookings Institution and former White House staff
  • Abner J. Mikva, Clinton White House Counsel
12:30 pm Examining Lloyd Cutler’s Service as White House Counsel
(Lunch by invitation only; panel open to the public as space allows)
Caplin Pavilion
Moderator:
Louis R. Cohen, Senior Counsel, WilmerHale
Panel:
  • Michael H. Cardozo, Carter Deputy White House Counsel
  • C. Boyden Gray, Bush (41) White House Counsel
  • Joseph Onek, Carter Deputy White House Counsel
  • Jane Sherburne, Clinton White House Special Counsel
2:00 pm Defending the Presidency
Caplin Auditorium
Moderator:
John C. Harrison, University of Virginia School of Law
Panel:
  • Nancy Kassop, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Joseph Onek, Carter Deputy White House Counsel
  • Mark J. Rozell, George Mason University
  • Jane Sherburne, Clinton Special Counsel
  • Peter Wallison, Reagan White House Counsel
3:30 pm Judicial Selection
Caplin Auditorium
Moderator:
John C. Jeffries, Jr., Dean, University of Virginia School of Law
Panel:
  • Eleanor D. Acheson, Clinton Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legal Policy
  • Robert J. Lipshutz, Carter White House Counsel
  • David G. Leitch, Bush (43) Deputy White House Counsel
  • Michael J. Egan, Carter Associate Attorney General
  • C. Boyden Gray, Bush (41) White House Counsel
6:00 pm Reception and Dinner at the Abbott Center, Darden
(by invitation only)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, THE MILLER CENTER
9:30 am War Powers
Moderator: W. Taylor Reveley III, Dean, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary
Panel:
  • John Bellinger III, Legal Adviser to the Secretary of State
  • Walter Dellinger III, Clinton Solicitor General
  • Louis Fisher, Library of Congress
  • Theodore Sorensen, Kennedy White House Special Counsel
11:00 am Government Ethics
Moderator: Governor Gerald L. Baliles, Director, Miller Center
Panel:
  • Fred F. Fielding, Reagan White House Counsel
  • Nancy Kassop, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Reginald Brown, Bush (43) Associate White House Counsel
  • Michael Cardozo, Carter Deputy White House Counsel
12:30 pm White House Counsel: Views from the Department of Justice
(Lunch by invitation only; panel open to the public as space allows)
Moderator:
Nancy V. Baker, New Mexico State University
Panel:
  • William Barr, Bush (41) Attorney General
  • Walter Dellinger III, Clinton Solicitor General
  • Jamie S. Gorelick, Clinton Deputy Attorney General
  • John M. Harmon, Carter Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legal Counsel

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