On Thursday afternoon of the October NAFUSA conference in Washington, NAFUSA members will be bused to Main Justice for a private session with senior DOJ officials. It will take place in the 7th Floor Conference Room and with feature NAFUSA members in a dialogue with the DOJ leaders.
Unfortunately, AG Jeff Sessions will be out of town and unavailable to attend, but will send a video welcome for the attendees. The AG, of course, is a former United States Attorney, having served twelve years in the Southern District of Alabama. The AG’s video will be followed by NAFUSA President Bart Daniel holding a dialogue with the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Monty Wilkinson.
Monty has held this office since 2014 and prior to being appointed Director, served as the Principal Deputy Director and Chief of Staff of EOUSA. Previously he served as Counselor and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General.
NAFUSA Board Member Karen Hewitt will hold a dialogue with Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, who was sworn in as the Associate on May 22, 2107. She serves as the third-ranking officer in DOJ. She previously served in the Department from 2003-2007, first as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy, and then as the Assistant AG for Legal Policy.
The last dialogue will be led by NAFUSA Board Member Ron Machen with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has spent over 27 years in government service. He began his career with the Department as an attorney with the AG’s Honor Program and most recently served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland from 2005 to 2017.