Former White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler to Speak at University of Arizona Constitution Day Event

Aug. 21, 2019
Former White House counsel Kathy H. Ruemmler will speak at the at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Sept. 10, 2019 in celebration of Constitution Day.  
Ruemmler will participate in a discussion with Professor Andrew Coan about her work as White House Counsel during the Obama Administration and the role executive branch lawyers play in upholding the rule of law. 

Event: The Rule of Law in The Executive Branch: A Constitution Day Conversation with former White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler and University of Arizona Law Professor Andrew Coan.  


When: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, 6 p.m.  


Where: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 164 (Ares Auditorium). Campus map: 


Who may attend: The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and registration is recommended.  

Background: Kathryn H. Ruemmler is a partner in the Litigation Department of Latham & Watkins LLP and global co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice.  
Ruemmler rejoined Latham after serving for more than five years in the Obama Administration, first in the Department of Justice and later as Counsel to the President. As one of President Obama’s most senior advisors, she provided strategic advice on all legal matters implicating domestic and foreign policy and national security; advised on all significant litigation, including the most high-profile and consequential cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court; managed the Administration’s response to congressional and other investigations and oversaw the selection and nomination process for the federal judiciary.  
Prior to her tenure in the Obama Administration, she served as principal associate deputy attorney general at the DOJ, one of the department’s most senior positions, and worked for six years as a federal prosecutor, including as deputy director of the Enron Task Force and one of the case’s lead prosecutors. Ruemmler’s work on that case earned her the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the DOJ’s highest recognition.  
The event is being held in conjunction with the nationwide commemoration of the Sept. 17 signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. Federal legislation mandates that all educational institutions receiving federal funding hold an educational program on the U.S. Constitution on or near Constitution Day on Sept. 17. 
The Rehnquist Center is dedicated to encouraging scholarship about, and public understanding of, the separation of powers, the balance of powers between the federal and state governments, and judicial independence. 

With questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, captioned videos, Braille, wheelchair access, or electronic text, etc., please contact Bernadette Wilkinson.   

Event Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson, senior program coordinator, UA James E. Rogers College of Law, 520-626-1629,
Media Contact:  Alejandra Cardenas Cuestas, associate marketing specialist, UA James E. Rogers College of Law, 520-626-6341,