Bob BauerSally KatzenLisa MonacoNYU Law’s second annual Sidley Austin Forum, held at the NYU Global Academic Center in Washington, DC, on December 5, assembled more than 20 experts in the fields of government and law to consider modern executive power and sources of constraint on the presidency. The yearly forum is co-hosted by Sidley Austin and the Law School’s Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic.

The daylong event, occurring at a moment when questions about the rule of law and separation of powers in the federal government are being debated vigorously, explored facets of the executive branch’s workings such as norms and powers, national security, the administrative state, chiefs of staff, the president’s relationship with the press, and the role of the White House counsel.

AB CulvahouseKathryn RummlerRichard PildesNYU Law faculty participants included Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence Bob Bauer, White House counsel to President Obama; Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence Sally Katzen, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under President Clinton; Distinguished Senior Fellow Lisa Monaco, homeland security advisor to President Obama; Dean Trevor Morrison, associate counsel to President Obama; and Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law Richard Pildes. Among the other panelists were Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. ’73, White House counsel to President Reagan, and Kathryn Ruemmler, White House counsel to President Obama.

Posted December 18, 2017