Executive Branch/Power

Remarks by Vice President Michael R. Pence - Event Audio/Video

Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter
Michael R. Pence, Eugene B. Meyer February 10, 2017

These remarks were given by the Honorable Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the United States on February 4, 2017, at Congress Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Vice President Pence was welcomed by Eugene B. Meyer, President of the Federalist Society. Prayer was led by Reverend Paul Rourke, SJ, Chaplain of the Georgetown University Law Center. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vance Thomas Yanney II of the Shipley School, and the national anthem was sung by Leigh Emery, Co-founder of Broadway Lights the Night.

Combating Federal Overreach - Event Audio/Video

2017 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
Amit Agarwal, Andrew Brasher, Scott Keller, Elbert Lin, Allen Winsor, Rachel Nordby February 10, 2017

This panel, Combating Federal Overreach, was held on February 4, 2017, at the 2017 Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's BoardWalk Inn at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Combating Federal Overreach
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

  • Amit Agarwal, Solicitor General, Florida
  • Andrew Brasher, Solicitor General, Alabama
  • Scott Keller, Solicitor General, Texas
  • Elbert Lin, Solicitor General, West Virginia
  • Moderator: Hon. Allen Winsor, Florida 1st District Court of Appeals and Former Solicitor General, Florida
  • Introduction: Rachel Nordby, Deputy Solicitor General, Florida Office of the Attorney General

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL

President Trump's "One-In-Two-Out" Executive Order - Podcast

Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
Susan E. Dudley, Jitinder Kohli February 10, 2017

President Trump took a step toward fulfilling his campaign promise to cut regulations last week when he signed an executive order calling for two regulations to be eliminated for every new one issued. The president has indicated that the order will yield “the largest ever cut by far in terms of regulations.” But some are worried that it is a Sophie’s choice for regulatory agencies, and the order will change how regulators do business in the U.S.

Professor Susan Dudley, director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center explained what the order does and does not do. Jitinder Kohli, former head of the UK Better Regulation Executive, described lessons learned from the UK’s “one-in-three-out” policy. This Teleforum was the first episode in the Executive Order Teleforum Series


  • Professor Susan Dudley, Director, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
  • Jitinder Kohli, Director in Public Sector Practice, Deloitte Consulting


Pending Litigation and the New Administration - Podcast

Litigation Practice Group Podcast
Steven G. Bradbury, William S. Consovoy February 09, 2017

Given the size and scope of the federal government, many agency regulations, guidance documents, and cases are left in various stages of development as the executive branch changes hands. The first episode of our Legal Options for the New Administration Teleforum Series focused on pending litigation in the executive branch. Is the administration free to dismiss or stop prosecuting cases which do not align with its policies? Can the administration stop defending actions in court? What are the constraints? What has been the past practice? These and other questions were discussed by our experts. 


  • Steven G. Bradbury, Partner, Dechert LLP 
  • William S. Consovoy, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC