Media Advisory: Former White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler to Speak at University of Arizona Constitution Day Event

Aug. 29, 2019

Media Advisory: Former White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler to Speak at University of Arizona Constitution Day Event

  • What: "The Rule of Law in The Executive Branch: A Constitution Day Conversation"
  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.
  • Where: UA James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 164 (Ares Auditorium)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Former White House counsel Kathryn H. Ruemmler will talk about her time with the Obama administration and the role executive branch lawyers play in upholding the rule of law as part of the James E. Rogers College of Law's Constitution Day event Sept. 10.

Ruemmler, currently a partner in the litigation department of Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, D.C., spent more than five years in the Obama administration. As one of former President Barack Obama's senior advisors, she advised him on significant litigation including U.S. Supreme Court cases, managed the administration’s response to congressional and other investigations, and oversaw the nomination process for the federal judiciary.

The event, presented by the college's William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government, is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and registration is recommended.

Media contacts:
Bernadette Wilkinson
UA James E. Rogers College of Law

Alejandra Cardenas Cuestas
UA James E. Rogers College of Law

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