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  • 1/27/2011: “FCC – Federal Trade Commission – The New White House Players” Listen Now
  • 1/20/2011: “Copyright Infringement - U.S./India Business Council - Reform on Healthcare and Tax Policy” Listen Now
  • 1/13/2011: “Privacy vs. National Security - Repercussion of the Tragedy in Tucson - Voting Accuracy” Listen Now
  • 1/6/2011: “Debunking Earmark Myths - World Bank and Anti-Corruption - Rethinking Higher Education - North Korea” Listen Now

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Christopher Adams

Chris is an Associate in Patton Boggs’ Washington DC office and assists clients with patent prosecution, licensing and litigation matters using his technical knowledge and experience in various computer hardware, software and Internet technologies, as well as chemistry View Guest page

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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: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/nicholas-allard View Guest page

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Grant Allen

Grant Allen is Senior Vice President of ABB Technology Ventures (ATV). Grant focuses on investments in cleantech and various other technology related industries. He holds a BSE in civil and environmental engineering with honors from Duke University and an MBA from The Wharton School where he was on the board of the Wharton Alumni Association and a Citi Foundation Leadership Fellow. - See more at: http://www.abb.us/cawp/abbzh254/b9299386c4b7ca82c12579180034900a.aspx View Guest page

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Paul Besozzi

Paul is a Partner in Patton Boggs’ DC office and primarily represents clients in the competitive telecommunications arena, including wireless, broadband and emerging technology areas. His extensive experience of some 30 years in these fields includes regulatory, transactional, legislative and litigation matters for clients. See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/paul-besozzi 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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Rochelle Blaustein

Innovation Strategist at Blaustein Consulting and Global Ambassador-at-Large and Southeast Region at Cleantech Open. - See more at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rochelleblaustein 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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Bolten View Guest page

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Bret Boyles

Alberto Cardenas



Al Cardenas is a Senior Partner at Squire Patton Boggs and works out of both the Miami, Florida and Washington DC offices. Al also heads the firm's Florida and Latin America Practice. To learn more about Al, visit http://www.squiresanders.com/al-cardenas/ View Guest page

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Lewis Clark

Lewis Clark concentrates his practice on counseling and advocacy for both private and public sector employers in all types of labor and employment matters and is an experienced mediator of employment and other civil litigation matters. Although spending majority of his time in Squire Patton Boggs’ Phoenix office, yet Lewis’ practice is national in scope. He also practices out of the firm’s offices in New York, Texas and Ohio. - See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/lew_clark/ View Guest page

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Tom Curtis

Tom works for water utilities as Deputy Executive Director of the American Water Works Association. The Association, AWWA as it is known, is the world’s oldest and largest professional society dedicated to clean water. Tom has more than thirty years of experience in Washington DC, including jobs as the Director of Natural Resources Programs at the National Governors' Association and tenure as the Deputy Executive Director of the Environmental Council of the States. He has been centrally involved in the legislative fights over numerous environmental bills, including the most recent amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. Over the years Tom has served on numerous committees and task forces for EPA and groups like the Keystone and Aspen Institutes. View Guest page

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Ilire Daija-Buza

Ilire Daija-Buza is the Acting Director General of the Office of the Auditor General in Kosovo. Her tasks include reporting and accounting for the Auditor General, developing managerial competencies, establishing internal financial controls, and cultivating good governance. Under her supervision are Finances, Procurement, HR, ICT, PR, Legal, Logistics and Translation. She is part of the advisory and top management group aiming to further advance the external audit of public sector in Kosovo. She is also a Technician Accountant in Kosovo from the Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo.Ilire holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Sheffield in Thessaloniki, Greece. Her bachelor’s degree is in Management and Informatics from Iliria University in Prishtina, Kosovo. She is a certified Quality Systems Manager from Quality Austria and holds a Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute of UK. View Guest page

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Amy Davenport

Amy is a public policy specialist and a resident in the firm’s DC office. She works closely with universities, municipalities and private sector companies on a range of legislative and administrative matters related to higher education, cybersecurity, and transportation and infrastructure. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/amy-davenport#sthash.k3lE6VEv.dpuf View Guest page

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Alvin Davis

Partner at Squire Patton Boggs' Miami office, focuses on complex litigation, arbitration and international dispute resolution in the areas of products liability, securities class actions, environmental claims, regulatory proceedings and a host of sophisticated contractual disputes. See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/adavis/ View Guest page

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Roddy Devlin

Roddy is a Partner in Squire Sanders’ New York office. He is an experienced lawyer practicing in the areas of project finance and public private partnerships (P3s). His practice focuses on the structuring, financing, acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure assets, both domestically and overseas. See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/professionals/Detail.aspx?attorney=abfb44c5-6e28-4e97-a91b-56b9948adb32 View Guest page

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Susan DiMickele

Susan is a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ Columbus office and co-leads the firm’s global labor & employment practice. - See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/susan_dimickele/ View Guest page

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Michael Engelman

Mike has two distinct, but complementary practice areas. For more than 15 years he has advised energy sector clients on all aspects of project development related to independent power production and independent transmission development throughout the United States. He protects client interests before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), preparing client submissions and meeting with FERC commissioners and key staff on rulemaking for transmission cost allocation and planning, transmission incentive rates, market rules and RTO and ISO governances, among other matters. At the state level, Mike has appeared formally on behalf of clients before more than one dozen state commissions; informally he works closely with state utility commission staff on independent transmission development in their respective states. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/michael-engleman#sthash.MNs3xVcd.dpuf View Guest page

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Clark Kent Ervin



Clark served as Inspector General of the Departments of Homeland Security and the State, as well as the Broadcasting Board of Governors during the administration of President George W. Bush. He is now a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs' Washington DC office and helps clients under investigation, or facing the prospect of investigation, by federal Offices of Inspector General, to craft, coordinate and implement strategic defenses. - See more on Clark at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/clark-ervin#sthash.1jVxOxxR.dpuf View Guest page

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Digna French

Partner at Squire Patton Boggs' Miami office, focuses her practice on complex, commercial and multidistrict litigation, products liability defense, and international litigation and arbitration in both state and federal courts. Digna also maintains an active appellate practice. See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/digna_french/ View Guest page

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Taryn Frideres

Ms. Frideres, an Associate in Squire Patton Boggs' Washington DC office, focuses her practice on international business and public policy matters. She has participated in the representation of more than five foreign sovereign governments and assisted in counseling numerous multinational companies on issues related to trade policy, foreign investment, market access, and international treaties. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/taryn-frideres#sthash.3fWMFT4H.dpuf View Guest page

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Kim Gandy

Kim currently serves as the president and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). From her years as a young activist in her native Louisiana, to her work prosecuting violent offenders, to her energetic participation in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994, and the subsequent re-authorizations, Kim has remained profoundly committed to ensuring that women have the opportunity to lead healthy lives in safety and prosperity View Guest page

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Mel Gates

Mel Gates is an Associate in Patton Boggs' Denver office and counsels clients in data privacy, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance matters, helping organizations achieve an effective balance between data protection and business capabilities. She holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ms. Gates has experience with health care clients ranging from small physician practices to state health information exchanges in developing policies, training employees and meeting HIPAA and HITECH obligations. View Guest page

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Josh Greene



Josh is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Washington DC. He is also the Chair of the firm's Energy and Environmental Policy Practice. See more on Josh, visit http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/joshua-greene View Guest page

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Lisa Henneberry

Lisa Henneberry, a resident of Squire Patton Boggs’ Washington DC office, is the practice group leader for the firm’s Energy & Resources regulatory group. She has extensive energy experience including handling all aspects of projects related to natural gas pipelines, power plants, renewable facilities and liquefied natural gas facilities in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. She is also well-practiced in the negotiation and arbitration of natural gas and LNG price review claims. - See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/lhenneberry/ 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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Lacy Kolo

Lacy is Partner in Squire Patton Boggs' Washington DC office and represents US and international clients through every stage of intellectual property (IP) development and management, including patent prosecution, due diligence, patent litigation, licensing, and technology transfer. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/lacy-kolo#sthash.n4iwbOPn.dpuf 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 Principal at Squire Patton Boggs in Washington DC. She co-chairs the firm's Data Protection/Cyber Security industry group. See more on Norma, please visit http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/norma-krayem. View Guest page

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Karen Kudelko

Associate at Squire Patton Boggs' Washington DC office, focuses her practice on foreign policy and agriculture, and counsels corporations, government entities, universities and nonprofit organizations on a range of legislative, policy and regulatory matters. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/karen-kudelko#sthash.bfbsUDPj.dpuf View Guest page

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Matthew Kulkin

Senior Associate at Squire Patton Boggs' Washington DC office, counsels financial market participants, including banks, broker/dealers, non-bank financial institutions, and financial market utilities in financial market and product regulation. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/matthew-kulkin#sthash.Wztl1gnE.dpuf View Guest page

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Deborah Lodge

Partner at Squire Patton Boggs’ Washington DC office, specializes in intellectual property, privacy and Internet law. Among her diverse clients are financial institutions, communications and media companies, 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: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/deborah-lodge#sthash.NV9Efd1N.dpuf View Guest page

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Michael Lotito

Michael Lotito is the co-chair of the Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute that provides advocacy services for clients, associations, and policy leaders on all workplace concerns. A resident in the firm’s San Francisco office, he practices all aspects of traditional labor relations, including matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act. Michael co-authored “Corporate Campaigns Globalize” for The Executive Counsel (August-September 2011). - See more at: http://www.littler.com/people/michael-j-lotito View Guest page

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Greg Louer



Greg Louer is an Associate at Squire Patton Boggs in Washington DC. He advises clients on diverse matters involving environmental, health and safety law, in addition to emerging issues affecting the technology and communications space. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/gregory-louer#sthash.BAFKbQ4q.dpuf. View Guest page

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Steve Mahon

Steve Mahon is the Global Managing Partner – clients and strategy of Squire Patton Boggs. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and hedge fund investing and corporate financing activities. He also provides advice to clients, including boards of directors, on matters such as corporate governance, securities law, strategic investments and joint ventures.- See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/stephen_mahon/ View Guest page

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Jim Maiwurm

Jim Maiwurm is the Chair and Global CEO of Squire Patton Boggs. His law practice has involved the representation of a diverse range of businesses in private equity infusions, public offerings and sophisticated domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions, financings and joint ventures. He also counsels senior management and boards of directors on operational issues. - See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/jmaiwurm/ View Guest page

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Bill McClellan

Bill McClellan joined ERA in January 2003 as director of government affairs. Prior to joining the association, Bill worked as a lobbyist at the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association, covering the state legislature and Georgia's congressional delegation. Before working for the GADA, Bill managed political campaigns at both the congressional and state constitutional levels. View Guest page

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Stephen McHale

Steve is a Partner based out of Squire Patton Boggs' Washington DC office and advises businesses on issues of national security law and policy, including Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations and enforcement proceedings. Mr. McHale has particular experience in international investment and trade matters, representing domestic and international clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in national security reviews of foreign investments. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/stephen-mchale#sthash.31raES3Y.dpuf View Guest page

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Doug McWilliams

Doug is a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ Cleveland office and his practice encompasses all areas of environmental counseling with an emphasis on air permitting, enforcement and administrative procedure. - See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/dmcwilliams/ View Guest page

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Carolina Mederos

Carolina Mederos, chair of the firm’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Federal Funding Practice, counsels corporations, trade associations and local governments on congressional and executive branch policy, legislative and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on creative federal funding and infrastructure development. She has obtained billions of dollars for the firm’s major transportation, water and local government clients through authorizing legislation, appropriations, grants and innovative financing and has expanded market opportunities for private sector clients. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/carolina-mederos#sthash.NUjNLPBC.dpuf 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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Dr. Irving Mintzer

Dr. Irving Mintzer is a Professor and Visiting Research Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He is also Senior Advisor to Potomac Asset Management Company as well as Managing Director and Chief Strategist for the Potomac Energy Fund. He is an internationally recognized expert on energy technologies, climate finance, and the impacts of climate change on national and global security. Dr. Mintzer has been involved in the international negotiations related to energy, global climate change, and stratospheric ozone depletion for more than 25 years. For two years, he worked as Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the US Department of Energy on issues related to rare earth elements, critical materials and strategic resources. - See more at: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/imintze1 View Guest page

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Ovie Mughelli

Ovie Mughelli, former NFL Pro Bowl fullback with the Atlanta Falcons, now sports analyst on CBS Sports Radio 92.9 FM the Game (WZGC-FM). When not taking the mic to talk sports, Ovie engages, enlightens, and entertains adults and kids alike about the necessity of living green through his namesake organization the Ovie Mughelli Foundation. - See more at: http://omfgreen.org/about/ovie-today/ View Guest page

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Jack Nadler



Jack is Partner in Squire Patton Boggs' Washington DC office and focuses his practice on telecommunications regulation and has worked on a wide range of international and US-based telecommunications projects. Jack has worked extensively on issues regarding telecommunication liberalization, competitive safeguards and the regulation of IP-based services. He also has substantial experience in communications-related antitrust matters. Recognized by Who's Who Legal 100 2014 as among the foremost legal practitioners in telecommunications law. See more on Jack at: http://www.squiresanders.com/jack_nadler/ View Guest page

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Caroline Noblet

Caroline has more than 20 years of experience as an employment lawyer, advising a broad range of businesses including FTSE 100 and 250 companies, on all aspects of employment law. - See more at: http://www.squiresanders.com/Caroline_Noblet/ View Guest page

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Richard Oparil

Richard is a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ DC office and has expertise in International Trade Commission Section 337 investigations, which is a section of the Tariff Act of 1930 that has the authority to investigate claims of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. -See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/richard-oparil View Guest page

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Stuart Pape

Stuart is a Partner in Patton Boggs’ Washington DC office and helps clients understand and meet challenges presented by regulations imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and similar health and safety regulatory bodies worldwide 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: http://www.cordellparvin.com/about_cordell.html. View Guest page

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Eugenia Pierson

Eugenia is Principal in Squire Patton Boggs' Washington DC office and a leader of the firm's health care public policy group. She represents a range of health care clients to advance their interests by working closely with Congress, the Administration and relevant stakeholders. Ms. Pierson assists clients with development and implementation of legislative and regulatory strategies to ensure that the client’s most pertinent health policy objectives are being sufficiently addressed. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/eugenia-pierson#sthash.9NYKCGOr.dpuf View Guest page

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Tom Reems

Tom Reems is a business lawyer at Squire Patton Boggs specializing in clean tech and clean tech financing. He is a special advisor to Novus Energy Funds, a clean tech investment fund, and was the outside general counsel to Bright Automotive, a start-up hybrid vehicle manufacturer. He advises companies on attracting investors and successfully executing a business and finance strategy and has worked with companies in many aspects of clean tech including, demand management, LED lighting, solar panel manufacturing, renewable project developers, electric vehicle manufacturers and battery technology. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/thomas-reems View Guest page

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Brandon Román

Brandon Román advises domestic and international clients on a range of legal, legislative, and regulatory issues. Mr. Román helps clients develop comprehensive strategies to address legislative and regulatory interests as well as legal concerns. His work includes identifying client needs and helping them navigate the legal, legislative, and regulatory landscape, focusing primarily on government investigations, financial services and products, tax, and real estate. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/brandon-roman#sthash.ZAlp76Is.dpuf View Guest page

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Frank Samolis

Frank is a Partner in Patton Boggs’ Washington DC office and advises clients on international trade matters, including trade law, trade policy and legislation, and international trade negotiations. View Guest page

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Frank Samolis



Frank Samolis is a Partner and co-chair of Squire Patton Boggs' International Trade Practice and is based out of the firm's Washington DC office. He advises clients on international trade matters, including trade law, trade policy and legislation, and international trade negotiations. - See more at: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/frank-samolis#sthash.N5seFiDW.dpuf View Guest page

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Lea Shllaku

Lea Shllaku works in the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a Senior Investment Promotion Officer at the Investment Promotion Agency of Kosovo. She is mainly responsible for providing information and advisory services to investors for the purpose of facilitating investment decisions, the establishment of businesses, and the establishment of business contracts. She also advises public authorities regarding foreign investment. She has undertaken the following activities to improve the perception of Kosovo as an attractive place for investment: conducting targeted advertising campaigns, organizing public relations events (exhibitions, investor forums, and seminars), providing information to public media, and developing tools and suggesting actions for sustainable development of the private sector. 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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Aaron Tax

Aaron Tax is the Director of Federal Government Relations for Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), where he advocates for LGBT-inclusive federal aging policies that account for the unique needs of LGBT older adults. - See more at: http://www.sageusa.org/about/staffbio.cfm?ID=42#sthash.eCe16CK9.dpuf 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: http://www.pattonboggs.com/professional/karen-thiel View Guest page

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Jon Ziefert

Jon Ziefert is an Of Counsel at Patton Boggs in New York. He represents real estate developers, private equity funds, retailers, large investors and institutional lenders involved in complex real estate investment and development transactions and the formation of related joint ventures, equity investment vehicles and operating and management agreements. View Guest page

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“Privacy vs. National Security - Repercussion of the Tragedy in Tucson - Voting Accuracy”

January 13, 2011
Hosted by Kevin O'Neill

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Episode Description

Join us this week on the Capital Thinking Radio Show with guest host Vincent Frillici as he will be first joined by Stephen McHale to talk about the concerns over airport security scanners and the invasion of privacy issues which ensued. Next, in the wake of this past weekend's senseless shooting and attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in Arizona, Vince will be visited by political analysts, Erick Mullen and Bret Boyles and discuss the level of discourse and political rhetoric in the country today, what should change and what types of challenges this will present for Election 2012. Finally, do you have concerns over voting accuracy? In our final half hour, we will hear from Sean Flaherty of Verified Voting and Sarah Vilms, with special guest, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ). Together, they will examine the current issues with the trustworthiness of elections, voting machines and internet voting, and the voting situation for 2012.

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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 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP in Washington D.C. The firm is a major Washington powerhouse and boasts one of the world’s leading public policy practices with the ability to impact legislative and regulatory actions around the globe. Kevin serves as the Deputy Chairman of the firm’s Public Policy Department. 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 served two years as President 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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