Speakers
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Supreme Court of the United States

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979 to 1980, and as a law clerk for then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1980 Term.

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Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court of the United States (Retired)

Anthony M. Kennedy (Retired), Associate Justice, was born in Sacramento, California, July 23, 1936. He married Mary Davis and has three children. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and the London School of Economics, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School.

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Cary Coglianese
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as the director of the Penn Program on Regulation and has served as the law school’s Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs. 

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Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar
California Supreme Court

Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar began serving on the Supreme Court of California in January 2015. His previous career was in public service, university administration, and legal academia, with a focus on administrative, criminal, and international law.

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Allison H. Eid
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Allison H. Eid was sworn in as a judge on the Tenth Circuit United States Court of Appeals on November 3, 2017. Prior to joining the Tenth Circuit, Judge Eid served as a Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, where she chaired the Water Court Committee and served as the state court representative to the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. 

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Alberto Ibargüen
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Alberto Ibargüen is president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He is the former publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. During his tenure, The Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes and El Nuevo Herald won Spain’s Ortega y Gasset Prize for excellence in Spanish language journalism.

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Kristin Johnson
Tulane University Law School

Professor Johnson is the McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law at Tulane University, Associate Dean of Faculty Research and an affiliate of the Murphy Institute for Political Economy.  Professor Johnson is nationally recognized as a leading scholar of financial risk management and corporate law.

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Derek P. Langhauser
Office of the Governor, Maine

Derek P. Langhauser is currently Chief Legal Counsel for Maine Governor Janet T. Mills. He has also served as Special Counsel to the Maine Maritime Academy since 2013. He served as President (2015-19) and General Counsel (1994-2015) of the Maine Community College System, and Special Counsel to U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (1998-2012). 

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Joan L. Larsen
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

The Honorable Joan L. Larsen is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before her appointment to the federal bench, Judge Larsen served two terms as a Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, where she was the court’s liaison to Michigan’s drug, sobriety, mental health and veteran’s courts.  

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Carol F. Lee
Taconic Capital Advisors

Carol F. Lee is Special Counsel at Taconic Capital Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisor based in New York City that manages private investment funds with total assets under management of approximately $6.7 billion.

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David F. Levi
Duke University School of Law

David F. Levi is the Levi Family Professor of Law and Judicial Studies and Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute. Levi was previously the James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. The 14th dean of Duke Law School, he served from 2007 to 2018. He became president of The American Law Institute in 2017.

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Goodwin Liu
California Supreme Court

Goodwin Liu is an associate justice of the California Supreme Court. He was confirmed to office by a unanimous vote of the California Commission on Judicial Appointments on August 31, 2011, following his appointment by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. 

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Raymond J. Lohier, Jr.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Raymond Lohier is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in March 2010 and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2010.

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Tom Lue
DeepMind

Tom Lue is General Counsel at DeepMind, a leading artificial intelligence company whose mission is to “solve intelligence, use it to make the world a better place.” DeepMind, which was founded in 2010 and acquired by Google in 2014, is headquartered in London and has offices in Paris, Montreal, Edmonton, and Mountain View, California.

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Troy A. McKenzie
New York University School of Law

Troy A. McKenzie is Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. His research and teaching interests include bankruptcy, civil procedure, complex litigation, and the federal courts. He studies litigation and the institutions that shape it—particularly complex litigation that is resolved through the class action, bankruptcy, and other forms of aggregation. 

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Thomas D. Morgan
The George Washington University Law School

Thomas D. Morgan teaches antitrust law and professional responsibility at The George Washington University Law School. An author of articles and widely-used casebooks in both subjects, he also writes about administrative law, economic regulation, and legal education.

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Richard W. Painter
University of Minnesota Law School

Richard W. Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at University of Minnesota Law School. From February 2005 to July 2007, he was associate counsel to the president in the White House Counsel’s office, serving as the chief ethics lawyer for the president, White House employees, and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the executive branch.

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Lee H. Rosenthal
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Lee H. Rosenthal was appointed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in 1992. She has been Chief Judge since 2016. Prior to her appointment, she was a partner at Baker Botts in Houston, Texas, where she tried civil cases and handled appeals in the state and federal courts.

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Jeffrey S. Sutton
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Jeffrey S. Sutton has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 2003. He was previously a partner with the law firm of Jones Day and served as State Solicitor of the State of Ohio. In his career as an advocate, he argued twelve cases in the United States Supreme Court and numerous cases in the state supreme courts and federal courts of appeal.

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Speaker Schedule 
At A Glance

Monday, May 20
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Anthony M. Kennedy

Tuesday, May 21
Lee H. Rosenthal
Carol F. Lee
William P. Barr

Wednesday, May 22
Early Career Scholars
Alberto Ibargüen

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