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The Barriers to the American Innovation Economy - Event Audio/Video

Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
Sally Greenberg, Robert Fisher, Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Bret Swanson, Kathleen Q. Abernathy June 07, 2017

The Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference will examine the changing and often convoluted relationship between the legislative and the executive branches in the United States government. The Conference began with this opening address by Senator Mike Lee and concluded with a closing address by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.

This panel of the 2017 Executive Branch Review Conference was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2017.

Breakout Session: The Barriers to the American Innovation Economy
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Palm Court Ballroom

  • Ms. Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League 
  • Mr. Robert Fisher, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Relations, Verizon 
  • Mr. Abbott "Tad" Lipsky, Acting Director of Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission 
  • Mr. Bret Swanson, Visiting Fellow, Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology, American Enterprise Institute
  • Moderator: Hon. Kathleen Q. Abernathy, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC

Inaugural Ohio Chapters Conference Keynote Address by J.D. Vance - Event Audio/Video

Inaugural Ohio Chapters Conference
J.D. Vance, Jedidiah Bressman April 25, 2017

The keynote address at the Inaugural Ohio Chapters Conference was delivered at the Athletic Club of Columbus on Friday, March 31, 2017, by J.D. Vance, Author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. He was introduced by Jedidiah Bressman, President of the Ohio State University Student Chapter.

Keynote Speaker:

  • J.D. Vance, Author, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • Introduction: Jedidiah Bressman, President, Ohio State University Student Chapter

Athletic Club of Columbus
Columbus, OH

The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States - Event Audio/Video

Administrative Law & Regulation and Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Groups
Michelle P. Connolly, Clark Neily, Lawrence J. Spiwak, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Dean A. Reuter March 30, 2017

The Federalist Society hosted a lunch and discussion on the role of Economic Liberty in the United States on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  

Today, many job-seeking Americans and companies face significant government barriers that restrict their full participation in the economy. These barriers, often in the form of restrictive regulatory regimes, prevent consumers from using their skills, entering new professions, and starting new businesses. They also prevent low and middle-class Americans from moving up the ladder.  Competition and free markets have the power to spur innovation, create new business models, and drive economic opportunity and growth.

Policymakers, like Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen, have begun to take actions to address these barriers.  For example, Ms. Ohlhausen recently announced the creation of an Economic Liberty Task Force to advance economic liberty issues, with a particular focus on occupational licensing regulations.  These topics and others were addressed.

Speakers Include: 

  • Prof. Michelle P. Connolly, Professor of the Practice of Economics, Duke University
  • Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Lawrence J. Spiwak, President, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies
  • Moderator: Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Introduction: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

National Press Club
Washington, DC

The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States - Sen. Ted Cruz Keynote Address - Event Audio/Video

Administrative Law & Regulation and Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Groups
R. Ted Cruz, Dean A. Reuter March 30, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz gives the keynote address to open the Federalist Society's lunch and discussion on the role of Economic Liberty in the United States on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Featuring: 

  • Hon. R. Ted Cruz, United States Senator, Texas
  • Introduction: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

National Press Club
Washington, DC

Florida and the Future of Trade Policy - Event Audio/Video

2017 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
Alice Ancona, Stephen Ezell, Thomas Palley, Bryan Riley, Morgan W. Streetman, Daniel Woodring February 10, 2017

This panel, Florida and the Future of Trade Policy, 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.

Florida and the Future of Trade Policy
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  • Alice Ancona, Director of Global Outreach for the Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Dr. Thomas Palley, Senior Economic Policy Advisor, AFL-CIO
  • Bryan Riley, Jay Van Andel Senior Policy Analyst, Trade Policy, The  Heritage Foundation
  • Moderator: Judge Jonathan Gerber, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal
  • Introduction: Morgan W. Streetman, Founder and Principal, Streetman Law
  • Remarks: Daniel Woodring, Principal Attorney, Woodring Law Firm

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL