Save the date: the NAFUSA annual conference will be held in Boston on October 9-12, 2014 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Member Registration is now open and each NAFUSA member will receive an invitation via email with the registration form attached. You will be able to book your room at the Copley through this registration process, at the special conference rate of $319 a night.
President Don Stern chairs the Boston Planning Committee, which includes Zach Carter, Kevin O’Connor, Bill Leone, Karen Hewitt and Rich Rossman. In addition, Stern chairs a Boston Host Committee with Wayne Budd, Mike Sullivan, Bob Corrente, Jeff Taylor, Bill Weld and Rich Rossman. President Stern promises an outstanding program. The conference will open with Thursday morning, October 9, golf at Belmont Country Club.
Thursday evening will feature a cocktail reception at the Copley, honoring Robert S. Mueller III, who completed 12 years last fall as the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a position he took one week prior to the September 11 attacks and held under two presidents.
Mueller was a United States Marine Corps officer, an Assistant United States Attorney in three different offices, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division, and the longest-serving Director of the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover.
Mueller currently is a partner in the Washington office of WilmerHale. He holds a teaching appointment at Stanford University, and spends time in WilmerHale’s West Coast offices. He also serves as Executive-in-Residence for Georgetown University. From 1993-1995, he was a partner at Hale and Dorr LLP, before the firm combined with Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP a decade ago.
Mueller earned his law degree in 1973 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the Law Review. He received an MA in international relations from New York University in 1967, and graduated from Princeton University with an AB in 1966.
Friday and Saturday mornings will feature the usual CLE programs, with details to be announced. On Friday afternoon a boat cruise and lunch is planned in the Boston Harbor. The conference will close on Saturday evening with a closing reception and dinner.
The conference will be held on Columbus Day weekend with several offices closed on Monday, October 12. The fall is a great time in the East and a fine time to plan some extra days to watch the leaves turn.