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  • 4/30/2009: “Encore Presentation by Popular Demand”: Exclusive Live Interview with DeMaurice Smith, new Executive Director of the National Football League Player's Association Listen Now
  • 4/23/2009: “Stealth Provision with Special Guest Host” Listen Now
  • 4/16/2009: Healthcare Crisis and Changes Listen Now
  • 4/9/2009: The Evolution of Financial Services in the Recession Listen Now
  • 4/2/2009: Exclusive Live Interview with DeMaurice Smith, new Executive Director of the National Football League Player's Association Listen Now

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Nick Allard

Nick became the eighth dean of Brooklyn Law School on July 1, 2012. His continuing role as a partner with Patton Boggs includes his role as co-chair of the firm’s Public Policy Department and the Government Advocacy practice. His practice draws on his understanding of legislative, regulatory and administrative matters to counsel clients in the fields of telecommunications, information technology, health, energy, environmental law and higher education. - See more at: View Guest page

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Julie Black

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

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Josh Bolten

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. View Guest page

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Josh Greene

Josh is a Partner in Patton Boggs’ DC office and the Deputy Chair of the firm’s Energy & Environment Practice. Josh uses his experience as a former Congressional staff member and entrepreneur in assisting clients to achieve their goals before Congress, regulatory agencies and state and local governments. Outside of Patton Boggs, Josh is the co-founder and Regional Director for CleanTech Open Southeast. - See more at: View Guest page

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Nancy Hogshead-Makar

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

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Kendall Hussey

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

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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

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Norma Krayem

Norma is a Partner in Patton Boggs’ DC office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Homeland Security, Defense, and Technology Transfer Practice Group, Norma Krayem provides strategic advice on key issues in a range of areas, including homeland security, transportation, defense, international trade, environmental, and a host of appropriations issues for all aspects of critical infrastructure. - See more at: View Guest page

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Deborah Lodge

Deborah Lodge is a Partner in Patton Boggs’ DC office. She specializes in intellectual property, privacy and Internet law. Among her diverse clients are consumer product companies, financial institutions, communications entities, retailers, and technology pioneers. With her broad legal experience and practical business perspective, Ms. Lodge helps clients achieve their strategic goals while complying with the legal regulations that govern privacy, e-commerce and advertising. - See more at: View Guest page

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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

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Cordell Parvin

Cordell practiced law for more than 36 years. He developed a highly successful national construction law practice. Cordell has always had a passion for teaching and coaching young lawyers. His current work focuses on works with lawyers as individuals and seeks to inspire and energize them based on their individual career and life dreams. He currently coaches lawyers from across the United States and Canada. - See more at: View Guest page

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DeMaurice Smith

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

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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. - See more at: View Guest page

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“Encore Presentation by Popular Demand”: Exclusive Live Interview with DeMaurice Smith, new Executive Director of the National Football League Player's Association

April 30, 2009
Hosted by Kevin O'Neill

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Are you ready for some football? How about the intersection of football, law, business and the halls of power? Join us for an exclusive one-hour interview with DeMaurice Smith, the newly elected Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association. We will meet the union’s new quarterback and talk in-depth about the upcoming collective bargaining agreement negotiations. From player safety to the draft to helping retired players, if you love pro football, this is a show not to be missed as you learn about the issues that impact the players today. If you want to email questions for consideration before the show, email us at

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Capital Thinking

Thur 9 AM PT on VoiceAmerica Business Network

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.

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Kevin O'Neill

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.

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