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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Demystifying Political Appointments

Start Date: 2/27/2020 6:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/27/2020 8:30 PM EST

Venue Name: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

1800 M Street, NW
Suite 800N
Washington, DC  United States  20036

Presented by: Executive & Judicial Endorsements
Co-Sponsored by: Washington Council of Lawyers

Kali N. Bracey, Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Torts Branch, U.S. Department of Justice (Obama Administration)
Lindsey Freeman, Chief of Staff to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice (Trump Administration)
Mark A. Robbins, General Counsel, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (Trump and Bush II Administration); Former Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (Trump Administration); Former Member, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (Obama Administration) 
Kristine Simmons, Vice President for Government Affairs, Partnership for Public Service
Ellen L. Weintraub, Chair, U.S. Federal Election Commission (Trump, Obama, and Bush II Administrations)
Jenny R. Yang, Former Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Trump Administration); Former Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Obama Administration)

Jennifer Bendery, Senior Politics Reporter, HuffPost

Join us for a bipartisan panel featuring current and former political appointees who will share their experiences with the appointment process and executive service over the course of multiple administrations. The panel will deliver a lively discussion designed to help you understand and plan your path to a political appointment.

Advanced Registration Cost:
Members $20
Non-Members $30
Student Members $10

After 2/26/2020
Members $25
Non-Members $35
Student Members $15

There will be light refreshments.


Refunds can only be processed for cancellations received more than two business days prior to the event.

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Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 2/26/2020 12:00 PM

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