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Trade, sequestration and information privacy take center stage at administrative law event

Trade, sequestration and information privacy take center stage at administrative law event

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2013 — Legal experts will bring insight to how globalization, budget cuts, intelligence gathering and privacy are changing the administrative law and regulatory framework during the American Bar Association’s 2013 Administrative Law Conference on Nov. 7-8 in Washington.

This conference includes panels on the White House’s role in the agency rulemaking process, ethical dilemmas for public lawyers, the potential and pitfalls of social media, the changing controls on commercial speech by federal enforcement agencies, what technology can do for rulemaking and rulemaking from a global comparative perspective. The George Washington Law Review will present its annual review of administrative law.

Administrative Law Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Section of
Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

Thursday, Nov. 7 – Friday, Nov. 8

Georgetown University
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007

Program highlights include:

“The Globalization of Administrative Law: Regulatory Cooperation in the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Beyond” This panel will discuss new regulatory cooperation provisions in the TTIP, current regulatory cooperation activities through the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council, joint implementation efforts in the U.S. and E.U. to reform the financial market and other unsettled areas of administrative law on a global scale.  
Nov. 7, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

“After Sequestration: Getting the Job Done with a Slashed Budget (and Pitfalls to Avoid)” — Panelists will touch on the legal and practical limitations facing federal agencies because of the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration.
Nov. 7, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

“The Year in Government Information: NSA Surveillance, Bin Laden Photos, White House Logs and More” — This discussion will review legal developments regarding public access to information and privacy law, including analysis of the upcoming Supreme Court decision in McBurney v. Young, Freedom of Information Act requests that involve information that remains confidential for national security purposes and the controversy around a “national gun registry.”
Nov. 8, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Kati Rutherford at

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at and on Twitter @ABANews.

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