Annual Legislative Seminar celebrates 30th year with all-star lineup


The Honorable Mike Ferguson (r) with Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, at this year’s 30th Annual Legislative Seminar.

On April 1-2, BakerHostetler clients and power players from both sides of the aisle gathered for our 30th annual Legislative Seminar, widely considered the premier showcase in Washington, D.C., for federal legislative and policy developments. Kicking things off in style, the opening Legislative Dinner featured Vice President Mike Pence as special guest and keynote speaker. More than 220 clients and friends of the firm had the opportunity to learn firsthand from the vice president insider details about the administration’s policy and legislative priorities over a special dinner at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

The next day, top policymakers in both parties provided our clients with an inside look into the latest developments on energy policy, tax reform, infrastructure, healthcare, immigration, government spending and more. “Fireside chats,” held by Federal Policy team leader and former Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) and fellow senior advisor and former Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC), focused on how the early start to the 2020 presidential campaign will impact policy development.

In all, more than 320 clients enjoyed unrivaled access to an impressive lineup of Republican and Democrat House members and senators, including:

  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), chairman of the Senate Rules Committee
  • Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), majority whip
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), member of the House Education and Labor Committee
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House majority leader
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), member of the House Financial Services Capital Markets Subcommittee
  • Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), member of the House Intelligence Committee
  • Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), member of the Senate Commerce Committee
  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), member of the House Ways and Means Committee
  • Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), member of the Senate Finance Committee/Senate Banking Committee
  • Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), chairman of the House Budget Committee