Thomas G. Walker, partner in Alston & Bird’s Government & Internal Investigations Group and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, will co-chair a panel discussion exploring the nomination and confirmation process for U.S. presidential appointments at the Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association in Miami, FL, in February 2017.
The panel – “The Presidential Nomination Process and the Steps to Confirmation: A View from Different Perspectives” – will examine the many and often mysterious facets of how presidential nominees are selected and confirmed. It will include viewpoints from the executive and legislative branches, media and academia and draw on the insights of several panelists who were presidential nominees themselves and have firsthand experience on what it is like to go through the process.
Walker is co-chair of the ABA’s Lawyers Conference’s Committee on the Relationship of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, which is sponsoring the panel. The Lawyers Conference is part of the ABA’s Judicial Division and provides a forum for attorneys and law students to interact with members of the judiciary and the community; to improve the administration of justice; to advance confidence in the judiciary; and to promote a diverse and adequately funded justice system.