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Julie Black assists with the research, development, and implementation of legislative and regulatory strategy for her clients, which range from pharmaceutical companies to specialty coalitions. She also helps clients in securing federal funding through Congressional appropriations. Before joining Patton Boggs, Ms. Black worked in the office of U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN), where she gained extensive knowledge of the legislative process and established strong relationships on Capitol Hill. View Guest page
Mr. Bolten is the Weinberg Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Previously, Mr. Bolten served as Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush and Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He also served as international trade counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, general counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative and as deputy assistant for legislative affairs to President George H.W. Bush. Mr. Bolten's experience in the nonprofit organization world includes serving on the Boards of Directors of both the U.S. Holocaust Museum and the ONE Campaign. In the private sector, he was Executive Director for Legal and Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs International in London. Mr. Bolten earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Stanford University. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Bolten View Guest page
New York, N.Y., April 19, 2010 – The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) today named Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar its Senior Director of Advocacy. The WSF was founded by Billie Jean King in 1974 as a driving force to attract girls and women to sport while promoting better health and education. Hogshead-Makar has a 25-year history with the WSF. She began as an intern after the 1984 Olympics, where as a swimmer she won three gold and one silver medal. She became a member of the Board of Directors in 1985, becoming Vice-President from 1990-92, and served as the organization’s third President from 1992-94. She has served as the organization’s Legal Advisor since 2003. Hogshead-Makar’s expertise spans an array of gender equity issues, including sports participation, sexual harassment, employment, pregnancy and legal enforcement. Her book, co-authored with Andrew Zimbalist, EQUAL PLAY, TITLE IX AND SOCIAL CHANGE, has received critical acclaim since its release in November 2007 by Temple University Press. She was the lead author of the NCAA’s Pregnant and Parenting Student-Athletes; Resources and Model Policies, released November 2008. “Nancy brings profound experience to this role. Her history of working all sides of the issue, from athletes and coaches to educational institutions to legal groups, is without peer”, said Kathryn Olson, CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation. “Advocacy is a cornerstone of this foundation and under Nancy’s leadership we look forward to continuing to drive the issues that advance the lives of girls and women.” View Guest page
Kendall Hussey assists with the research, development, and implementation of a legislative strategy for her clients. She works on behalf of several health care organizations ranging from pharmaceutical companies to specialty coalitions. Before joining Patton Boggs, Ms. Hussey worked for U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, assisting the Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and the Public Health Preparedness Staff Director with preparation and coordination of hearings and markups, and performing research on various legislative projects. While working for the Senator, Ms. Hussey gained extensive knowledge of the legislative process and established strong relationships on Capitol Hill. Prior to her work in the Senate, Ms. Hussey also worked at a Washington-based government relations firm that assists trade associations, companies, cities, and universities in their dealings with the federal government. View Guest page
Stephen G. Kraskin
Mr. Kraskin is the managing member of the Communications Advisory Counsel, a legal and consulting firm. The firm, which was formerly known as Kraskin, Lesse & Cosson focuses on telecommunications transactions and regulation. Mr. Kraskin is also the publisher of Independent Telecom Reports which produces the bi-weekly Independent Report, the “Back Page” and other publications which are subscribed to by several hundred telecommunications companies, financial analysts and government and Congressional offices. Mr. Kraskin's initial professional experience in telecommunications was acquired when he served as Deputy Assistant General Counsel of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners where he represented NARUC in the proceedings and litigation that led up to divestiture of the Bell System. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kraskin was General Counsel to a consulting company specializing in service to the rural telephone industry. In this role, he was involved in many of the initial proceedings before the FCC and state commissions which dealt with the impact of the AT&T divestiture on Independent Telephone Companies Mr. Kraskin entered private practice in 1986. His practice initially concentrated on representation of Independent Telephone Companies in proceedings before the FCC and state commissions in matters involving access charges, toll settlements, and other rate of return/interconnection issues. Today, Mr. Kraskin’s focus is on public policy and its impact on his clients. He provides assistance to clients in the planning and structuring of their acquisitions, repositioning, and entrance into new business ventures and activities. View Guest page
Hasbrouck B. Miller Jr.
Hasbrouck B. Miller Jr. (Brook), is Vice President of Smiths Detection North America. His principal responsibilities include all aspects of Smiths Detections Government Affairs activities within the U.S. Government and management of our technical and commercial activities with the State of Israel. Additionally, he is responsible for business development among the senior level of U.S. Federal agencies, the National Laboratory system and various Government technology groups and actively participates in the Company’s efforts to find and partner with technology developers. Mr. Miller has been involved in the security technology business for over 10 years as head of sales/marketing and business development with Barringer Instruments and later with Smiths Detection as Manager of the transportation related customers. Prior to that he was a senior manager in a major New York financial and consulting business for 18 years. He holds degrees in business and management from Syracuse University and New York University. He maintains a secret level security clearance with the U.S. Government. View Guest page
DeMaurice Smith is a trial lawyer and litigation partner at Patton Boggs who concentrates in white-collar criminal defense and “bet the company” tort liability trials. He is Chair of the firm’s Government Investigations and White-Collar Practice Group. Mr. Smith is a seasoned lawyer who has held lead or “first chair” responsibility in more than 80 federal and state jury trials to verdict. He has argued numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and he has defended individuals in high profile criminal cases and Congressional investigations while also representing Fortune 500 companies in criminal and complex civil cases, compliance matters, and internal investigations. A native Washingtonian from Anacostia, Mr. Smith served from 1991-2000 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney’s Office, including service as a senior prosecutor in the Violent Crime Section and the Transnational / Major Crimes Sections of the office. Mr. Smith then served as Counsel to Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder. He was also the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Lead Representative to the Law Enforcement Inaugural Committee and served in the U.S. Secret Service’s Multi-Agency Command Center during the 2001 Presidential Inauguration. Mr. Smith is a frequent commentator on MSNBC’s Hardball and The Abrams Report, and on CNN, NBC, Court-TV, and Fox television. He teaches classes on trial advocacy at the University of Virginia, George Washington University, and American University. View Guest page
Karen Smith Thiel
Karen Smith Thiel advises clients on matters involving public policy and health care. She applies her knowledge of federal, state, and local health care systems to help clients understand the effects of emerging health policies. Dr. Thiel works with professional associations, medical institutions, health care providers, and patient advocacy groups to develop their legislative agendas and strategies related to proposed regulations. She focuses on Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) issues. She also has assisted pharmacy and patient advocacy groups with statutory and regulatory interpretations of provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, and has helped clients navigate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ National Coverage Analysis process. In addition, Dr. Thiel understands the research process, its funding mechanisms, and the way in which agency regulations and guidance influence the conduct of federally funded health research. She follows closely the developments in health information technology, informed consent for participation in biomedical research, and patient privacy issues. Before joining Patton Boggs, Dr. Thiel had a distinguished career as a policy consultant, researcher, and federal policy analyst. She was a senior consultant on the Joint Committee on Science and Technology in the California State Legislature, where she worked on health research and health care issues involving major public and private universities and patient advocacy groups. An experienced public policy researcher, she held joint appointments with the University of Southern California’s Schools of Public Administration and Social Work. She has designed complex evaluations of federally funded, community-based public health programs, including the National Evaluation of SCHIP. She also served as chief evaluator in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs. As a Senior Fellow with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Dr. Thiel served as liaison to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Turning Point Initiative’s Committee on the Modernization of the Public Health Law, worked with the Surgeon General’s Task Force on Drug Importation, and provided consultation on measuring the impact of initiatives designed to reduce health disparities. She has published in the areas of health care for vulnerable populations, participation in biomedical research, and data systems to measure the provision of health care services and health care quality. Professional Affiliations: American Bar Association Board of Directors, Mýa Foundation for the Arts and Technology Board of Directors, National Perinatal Association View Guest page
March 26, 2009
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Capital Thinking is your weekly glimpse of the intersection between politics, policy, the law, and the world of business. Capital Thinking will go beyond the typical talking head babble of traditional media to give a better understanding of what’s going on in Washington and what it means for your business and your family. Each week, we will feature a mix of influential guests - policymakers, lawyers and business leaders - who will give you an in-depth and balanced look at issues of interest in Washington, the legal arena and the business world. This is a high-energy hour of radio that will give you actionable intelligence for use as a business leader and citizen. Capital Thinking is broadcast live every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Network.
Kevin O’Neill is a partner at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington D.C., the nation’s leading public policy law firm. Patton Boggs began as an international law firm concentrating in global business and trade but has evolved to become a full-service firm with a national presence in every major area of legal representation. In his professional experience, Kevin helps implement federal government relations plans to influence public policy and achieve a client’s strategic business objectives. Kevin’s clients include some of the nation’s most prestigious corporations, associations, colleges and universities, healthcare entities, local governments and transportation authorities. In 2004, he was one of the youngest major fundraisers for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign. Kevin co-founded and currently serves as President of a bipartisan federal political action committee (PAC). In 2007, Kevin was a candidate for the Republican nomination in a special election in Virginia’s First Congressional District. Kevin has a dual degree in broadcast journalism and history from Syracuse University. Kevin has a law degree from the College of William & Mary, where he was an editor of the law review and is currently the President-Elect of the Law School’s Alumni Association. Kevin is married and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife and two children.