[PAST EVENT] Can Constitutional Democracy Survive Presidential Scandal?

October 9, 2017
4pm - 5:15pm
James Blair Hall, Room 205
250 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

Stanley Brand of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld LLP will give a lecture followed by a Q&A session on presidential scandals and American constitutional democracy. The lecture will include a discussion of the historic role of and legal foundations of the independent counsel office as well as the separation of powers issues inherent in the analysis of the lasting consequences of presidential scandal.

Mr. Brand served as general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives under Speaker Tip O'Neill. Since he left the House of Representatives, Mr. Brand has represented former White House aide George Stephanopoulos in the Whitewater investigation, former congressman and Gore 2000 campaign manager Tony Coelho, former House Majority Whip Bill Gray, congressmen Dan Rostenkowski and Joe McDade, and former executive agency officials. His practice covers all levels of state and federal courts, with an emphasis on defending the rights of witnesses involved in government investigations. You can read more about his work here.


Chris Nemacheck (clnema@wm.edu)