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February 25, 2010

Homeland Security, Public Health, Immigration and Cyber Security Topics at ABA Institute

In the midst of the H1N1 pandemic, public health has become a primary focus of national security. Pandemics, detaining suspected terrorists, cyber security and civil liberties are just a few of the topics to be covered at the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice’s 5th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute March 3 and 4.

Keynote speakers on March 3 include J. Dennis Hastert, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, who will discuss the view of Homeland Security as seen from the legislative branch, at 9:00 a.m.; Ivan Fong, general counsel to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at 9:50 a.m. and W. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, at 4:45 p.m. On March 4 at 8:45 a.m. Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly of the New York City Police Department, will speak about security lessons learned in New York City.

All events will take place at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C.

Below are some program highlights. To view a full agenda of the conference click here.

March 3

10:45 – 12 a.m.:
Regulatory Developments for 2010

Panelists:
Neil Eisner, assistant general counsel for Regulation and Enforcement, U.S. Department of Transportation
Michael Fitzpatrick, associate administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
George W. Korch, Jr., senior science advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services
Mary Kate Whalen, associate general counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Department of Homeland Security

Moderator:
Elizabeth L. Branch, lawyer, Atlanta

1:45 – 3 p.m.:
Immigration: Enforcement Trends, Compliance Best Practices and Possibilities for Reform

Panelists:
Elizabeth C. Dickson, manager of global immigration services, Ingersoll Rand Company
Jessica R. Herrera-Flanigan, former staff director and general counsel, House Homeland Security Committee
Dawn M. Lurie, expert on monitoring and compliance issues concerning the government’s E-Verify program
John T. Morton, assistant secretary of homeland security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Moderator:
Julie Myers Wood, former assistant secretary of Homeland Security (ICE) and assistant secretary for Export Enforcement (DOC)

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Developments in Chemical and Personnel Security (CFATS, MTSA, TWIC)

Panelists:
James W. Conrad Jr., lawyer, Washington, DC
Meghan G. Ludtke, assistant general counsel, National Protection and Programs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Sue Armstrong, director, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Brandon Milhorn, minority staff director and chief counsel, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Moderator:
Philip J. Perry, former general counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
CFIUS and Foreign Investments

Panelists:
Mark M. Jaskowiak, deputy assistant secretary, Investment Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, International Affairs
Sanchitha Jayaram, director, Foreign Investment and Trade, Policy Development, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mark E. Plotkin, lawyer, Washington, D.C.

Moderator:
Stewart A. Baker, former assistant secretary for policy, U.S Department of Homeland Security

March 4

9:25 – 10:30 a.m.
Detention and Prosecution of Terror Suspects: A Homeland Security Perspective

Panelists:
John B. Bellinger, III, former legal advisor, Department of State
Brad Wiegmann, principal deputy assistant attorney general, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow government studies, Brookings Institute
Juan C. Zarate, senior adviser, Transnational Threats Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); former deputy national
security advisor for Combating Terrorism

Moderator:
Jim Turner, former congressman, House Committee on Homeland Security

10:45 – 11:55 a.m.
Cyber Security: Legal Developments in Cyberspace

Panelists:
Gus Coldebella, former acting general counsel, Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Sigal P. Mandelker, lawyer; former deputy assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division
Asha A. Mathew, senior counsel for minority, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Donald A. Purdy, Jr., chief cybersecurity strategist, Computer Sciences Corporation

Moderator:
Chad N. Boudreaux, former deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

10:45 – 11:55 a.m.
Privacy & Civil Liberties in the Obama Administration

Panelists:
Stewart A. Baker, lawyer; former first assistant secretary for policy
Eric Lichtblau, reporter, Washington Bureau, New York Times
Ellen Nakashima, reporter, Washington Post
Gregory T. Nojeim, senior counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology

Moderator:
Hugo Teufel, III, former chief privacy officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

1:45 – 3 p.m.
Public Health & Safety Issues (Pandemic Flu/ H1N1)

Panelists:
Brooke Courtney, associate, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Wendy K. Mariner, Edward R. Utley professor of health law, Boston University School of Public Health; professor of Law, Boston University School of Law; professor of Socio-Medical Science, Boston University School of Medicine
Marita Mike, health director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

Moderator:
Michael Greenberger, professor, University of Maryland School of Law; founder and director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

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