Transatlantic perspectives on influencing policy in times of administration change.
Last month's general election delivered five days of political uncertainty and upheaval. While the new Coalition Government is now settling into office, the uncertainty does not end there: a new administration always presents both risks and opportunities for business, and both are heightened as we enter the uncharted waters of the first coalition government since World War II.
To help you to navigate those waters and secure effective and beneficial policy-making for your business, Hogan Lovells' UK & EU Public Law and Policy team will be joined by a number of senior public policy specialists from our Washington, DC office for a special post-election seminar. All of them have experience both of working in the US Government and of working for a range of clients influencing policy and legislation. Based on their considerable experience, including of the Obama election, they will offer insights into how to cope with, and take advantage of, the changes of personnel, policy direction and processes that come with a new administration.
Speakers from the Washington team of Hogan Lovells' global public policy practice will include:
- Candi Wolff - formerly Assistant to the President of the United States for Legislative Affairs;
- Mike House - formerly Chief of Staff to Senator Howell Heflin, ranked as one of the Top 10 Lobbyists and the Top 3 Legislative Lawyers in Washington; and
- Ray Calamaro - formerly Deputy Assistant US Attorney General for Legislative Affairs.
The keynote speech will be followed by a panel session with representatives of our Washington, London and Brussels teams. The seminar will explore how lawyers can help to influence policy, particularly following an administration change drawing on the different experiences and approaches across these three key global policy-making centres.
An introduction to the seminar and the global public policy practice by Paul Dacam
5.50pm Keynote speech
Influencing and shaping policy in Washington - the role of lawyers, the approach to policy shaping and lessons from the Obama administration change by Candi Wolff
6.30pm Public policy work in London and Brussels by Charles Brasted, Chris Thomas and Ray Calamoro
7.00pm Panel discussion
Chaired by Paul Dacam and including Charles Brasted, Chris Thomas, Candi Wolff, Ray Calamaro and Mike House
7.30pm Drinks reception