National Security - Hand-in-hand with United Way - Advice for Young Lawyers - Radio Higher Ed
December 8, 2011
Hosted by Kevin O'Neill
Join us on this week's Capital Thinking with guest host, Scott Weber as he will be first visited by Major General Mike Nardotti (U.S. Army, Retired) to discuss the latest controversy arising from the Senate's passage of a law which allows the military to handle terror suspect investigations and interrogations, thus opening the door for indefinite and trial-free detention of anyone, including American citizens. The law was passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and is up for review by the President. Next, switching gears from the national level to local, Brian Lopina and Bob Horn will share with us their recent success story with regards to assisting United Way in securing a multi-million Dollar, multi-year, grant for Pre-K early learning in Southeastern Michigan, and why the success of this project is crucial for the development of local non-profits in low income communities throughout the Detroit metropolitan area. Then, Betsy Munnell will be back to provide additional guidance to junior associates on how to work smart and effectively during their first couple of years in the practice. Finally, Alison Griffin, who is a partner in the development of a new podcast called Radio Higher Ed will join Scott to discuss some of the most critical postsecondary education issues facing the nation today, and what the policy makers should do to improve on the current conditions.
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.
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.