Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

Law & Innovation
Start : Tuesday, May 17, 2016 09:00 AM
End : Tuesday, May 17, 2016 06:00 PM
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme of the conference was "Law & Innovation".


Welcome & Plenary Panel: Congressional Regulatory Reform Proposals - Audio/Video
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
East Room

  • Hon. Susan E. Dudley, Director of the Regulatory Studies Center, The George Washington University
  • Hon. Heidi Heitkamp, United States Senate, North Dakota
  • Mr. Michael Fitzpatrick, Senior Counsel and Head of Regulatory Advocacy, General Electric Company
  • Hon. Jeffrey A. Rosen, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Moderator: Mr. Adam White, Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution

Who Wins at Administrative Hopscotch? - Audio/Video
Palm Court Ballroom

  • Hon. Paul S. Atkins, Patomak Global Partners and former Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, Cass & Associates and former Commissioner and Vice-Chairman, US International Trade Commission
  • Hon. Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law, Capital University Law School and former Commissioner, Federal Election Commission
  • Moderator: Hon. Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Regulatory Theory: Preemptive Rule-making vs. Common Law Redress - Audio/Video
East Room

  • Prof. Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Prof. Brian Galle, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Mr. Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • Moderator: Hon. Rachel Brand, Chairman, Litigation Practice Group

Address - Audio/Video
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
State Room

  • Hon. Deb Fischer, United States Senate, Nebraska

Plenary Panel: Regulatory Barriers to Innovation - Audio/Video
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
State Room

  • Mr. Krishna Juvvadi, Senior Counsel, Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Mr. Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Prof. John O'Neill, Director, School of Hospitality Management, Penn State
  • Mr. Peter Pitsch, Associate General Counsel and Executive Director of Communications Policy, Intel Corporation
  • Moderator: Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Are Patents Under Attack in the Supreme Court? - Audio/Video
District Ballroom (Lower Level)

  • Prof. John F. Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Mr. Michael R. Huston, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law and Co-Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Mr. Jeff Wall, Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Moderator: Hon. Randal R. Rader, The George Washington University

Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? - Audio/Video
East Room

  • Hon. Gail Heriot, United States Commission on Civil Rights, and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Mr. James Scanlan, Attorney at Law
  • Mr. James Sharf, Sharf & Associates
  • Moderator: Mr. John Irving, Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis

Address - Audio/Video
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
East Room

  • Hon. Dan Sullivan, United States Senate, Alaska