William and Mary Law School

Election Law Symposium

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2008-2009

Campaigning in the Courts: The Rise of Election Litigation

A Symposium Co-Sponsored by the IBRL and the Election Law Program
March 20, 2009

After introductory remarks by interim Dean Lynda Butler and a 1L student, Brian Cannon, the panel featured, from left to right:

  • Benjamin L. Ginsberg, Patton Boggs LLP (the lead attorney for Norman Coleman in the Minnesota recount and previously Chief Counsel for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaigns)
  • Susan Swecker, Campaign Manager for Virginia state legislator Creigh Deeds (and Senior Advisor for the Deeds Recount)
  • Michael Toner (former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission) (the moderator)
  • Robert F. Bauer, Perkins Coie (General Counsel to Obama for America)
  • Terry Nelson (a top advisor to the McCain Presidential Campaign and Political Director of the 2004 Bush-Cheney Campaign)