President Bill Clinton, Justice Anton Scalia Among Prestigious Speakers For DRI Annual Meeting

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 01:00

The Voice of the Defense Bar has signed an extremely prestigious group of speakers to lead the sessions for the organization's 2011 Annual Meeting taking place October 26-30 in Washington, DC.

"Embracing Our Common Humanity," is the title of President Clinton's address. President Clinton, a powerful voice for progress around the world, will share his unique insights and observations about globalization, our growing interdependence, and finding our way toward a common future based on shared goals and values.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and author Bryan A. Garner will present, "Making Your Case - The Art of Persuading Judges." Mr. Garner joined forces with Justice Scalia to write a book by the same title, which has been described as a "compendium of advice like no other, leavened with the authors' trenchant wit and lucid prose style." They will share their insights together on the principles of persuasion, legal reasoning, brief writing and oral argument.

John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, will discuss "Transportation Security - Its Evolution and Future."Mr. Pistole became the administrator of TSA in July 2010 and oversees management and security operation of more than 450 federalized airports throughout the U.S., the Federal Air Marshal Service, and the security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines.

Dominic Gianna is the founding partner of Middleberg Riddle & Gianna. He and Thomas A. Mauet, a professor of law and director of trial advocacy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, will speak on "Advocacy for the Generations - Days of FuturePast."The two trial lawyers are masters of advocacy and have changed the face of trial lawyering.