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House Rules: Congress and the Attorney-Client Privilege – Levin Center Research Award Winner Presentation

May 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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Join the Levin Center on May 16 for the presentation by our 2022 Research Award winner, Professor Dave Rapallo of Georgetown University, to discuss his award-winning paper “House Rules: Congress and the Attorney-Client Privilege”.
Professor Rapallo’s paper offers a compelling and timely defense of the right of Congress to determine whether, when, and how to recognize the attorney-client privilege and other judicially created common law privileges when seeking information in the course of an oversight investigation. The paper presents persuasive historical and judicial precedents and offers an engaging alternative reading of Supreme Court dicta on this matter in the 2020 Mazars opinion.


David Rapallo, Associate Professor of Law @Georgetown University Law Center

Dave Rapallo joined the Georgetown Law faculty as Clinic Director after spending 23 years in high-level positions in Congress and the White House. For the past decade, Dave served as Staff Director of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform under then-Chairman Elijah E. Cummings and Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney. He supervised a team of more than 70 attorneys, investigators, legislative experts, and communications staff, as well as the Committee’s five subcommittees, and oversaw a broad range of legislative efforts. During President Barack Obama’s first term, Dave served as Senior Director and Counsel for Legislative Oversight at the National Security Council, working directly with the offices of the Chief of Staff, White House Counsel, and Legislative Affairs. Dave previously served as General Counsel on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and as Chief Investigative Counsel on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform under then-Chairman Henry A. Waxman.


May 16, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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