The Honorable William P. Barr

Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice | May 1, 2020

Location: TBD


11:00 a.m. Reception

12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Program

1:30 p.m.  Adjournment

In February 2019, William Barr was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the 85th Attorney General of the United States. Mr. Barr previously served as Attorney General from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush, making him one of two people in U.S. history to serve as the Attorney General twice.

While serving under President Bush, Mr. Barr was responsible for establishing new enforcement policies in a number of areas including financial institutions and antitrust merger guidelines. Mr. Barr also led the Justice Department’s response to the Savings & Loan crisis and oversaw the investigation of the Pan Am 103 bombing.

Mr. Barr received his A.B. in government from Columbia University in 1971 and his M.A. in government and Chinese studies in 1973. In 1977, he received his J.D. with highest honors from George Washington University Law School. Shortly after graduation, Mr. Barr joined the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge as an associate. From 1982 to 1983, Mr. Barr worked in the White House under President Ronald Reagan on the domestic policy staff.

Mr. Barr entered the private sector from 1994 to 2009, ultimately serving as General Counsel for GTE Corporation and Verizon. Mr. Barr served as Of Counsel at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in 2009 and rejoined the firm in 2017.

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