U.S. Attorneys Richard W. Moore, Jay E. Town, and Donald Q. Cochran to Speak at Alabama Law

February 23, 2018

Current and Former U.S. Attorneys will visit The University of Alabama School of Law March 2 to discuss the role lawyers play in government.

The symposium, “The Role of Lawyers in Good Government,” will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the McMillan Lecture Hall in Room 287. The event is free and open to the public. Please register here.

“Lawyers play an essential role in our government.,” said Joyce White Vance, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Law and a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. Although we are used to thinking of them in key roles in the Justice Department, they also play leadership roles in investigative and other executive branch agencies and contribute to major policy decisions.”

The symposium will consist of three panels. First, current U.S. Attorneys will discuss their role as the chief federal law enforcement official in their respective districts. Second, a panel of former government lawyers will explore their roles in law enforcement and cabinet level agencies. And finally, lawyers and legal experts will examine the role that U.S. Attorneys played in shaping criminal justice policy.

The symposium will feature:

  • The Honorable Richard W. Moore – U.S. Attorney – Southern District of Alabama
  • The Honorable Jay E. Town – U.S. Attorney – Northern District of Alabama
  • The Honorable Donald Q. Cochran – U.S. Attorney – Middle District of Tennessee
  • Leura G. Canary – General Counsel, Retirement Systems of Alabama and Former U.S. Attorney Middle District of Alabama
  • Leslie Proll – Former Director of the Departmental Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Sarah R. Saldaña – Former Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Former U.S. Attorney – Northern District of Texas
  • David K. Bowsher – Partner, Adams and Reese, and Former Acting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel at the United States Department of Commerce
  • Peter F. Neronha – Candidate for Rhode Island Attorney General, Former U.S. Attorney – Rhode Island
  • Emily Gray Rice – City Solicitor for Manchester, New Hampshire, Former U.S. Attorney – New Hampshire
  • Greg R. Davis – Partner, Goss & Williams and Former U.S. Attorney – Southern District of Mississippi
  • Meg Reiss – Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Prosecution