July 30, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein kicks off ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago

CHICAGO, July 30, 2018 — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the 2018 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. Rosenstein will participate in a short question-and-answer session with ABA President Hilarie Bass immediately after his speech.

Rosenstein was nominated by President Donald Trump in February 2017 to be the 37th deputy attorney general. In this position he named special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 elections and oversees Mueller’s investigation.

Address by U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Rule of law/supremacy of the law

Thursday, Aug. 2, 4:30-5:15 p.m. CST

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Upper Wacker Dr.
East Tower, Ballroom Level, Grand Ballroom

ABA credentials are required for admission to the Rosenstein program, and media is encouraged to register online in advance. Pre-registered media representatives may pick up their badges at main registration, located at the Grand Ballroom foyer of the Hyatt Regency Chicago East Tower. To receive credentials on site, reporters must produce their official press identification to ABA Media Relations and Strategic Communications Division staff at the ballroom. Credential guidelines can be found online here.

Further details for photography and broadcast media:

  • The ballroom will be accessible before 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, and between 4-4:30 p.m. immediately before the program. There will be designated platforms for broadcast media at the rear of the room. A mult box and power will be provided.

  • The designated platforms will be about 80 feet from the dais and speaker’s lectern. It is recommended that crews and photographers have equipment that will facilitate long shots.

  • With more than 1,000 top-quality legal programs and events, and presentations by the foremost law experts and speakers, the ABA Annual Meeting is the nation’s premier gathering of legal professionals. Other high-profile speakers at the meeting include Chicago lawyer Tina Tchen, founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund (Aug. 2, 2:30 p.m.); former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and President Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (Aug. 4, 8 p.m.); and Executive Director Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of “Just Mercy” (Aug. 4, 5 p.m.).

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