This breakfast series is designed to bring together W&M alumni professionals for industry focused networking. Join us for a breakfast with fellow alumni professionals in Government Relations. Whether you are looking for new business opportunities or simply want to connect and learn industry trends with W&M alumni, don’t miss this networking breakfast and panel with leading experts in the field.
Cost: $10 (includes breakfast)
7:30 – 8 AM – Breakfast and Networking
8 – 8:30 AM – Panel
8:30 – 9 AM – Networking
About the Panelists:
David M. Spooner, JD '94
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
David M. Spooner is a partner in the Corporate Department and Co-Chair of the International Trade Practice Group at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP. Mr. Spooner represents governments, trade associations, and corporate clients on international trade matters, including trade remedies, trade policy and customs issues. He uses his past experience as a high-level political appointee in the Executive Branch and on Capitol Hill to assist clients with their advocacy efforts before both branches of government, as well as before foreign governments.
Brian Woolfolk, JD '96
Principal at Swan Creek Strategies
Brian Woolfolk is a seasoned attorney with over 20 years of government relations and congressional investigations experience. He represents a broad array of clients with matters before Congress and federal agencies. Brian also counsels clients involved in high profile Congressional Investigations. In addition, he advises clients on compliance with federal election, lobbying disclosure and gift ban regulations. Prior to his tenure in private practice, Brian served as a Democratic counsel on the US House Judiciary Committee and advised members and staff on constitutional, environmental, antitrust, criminal justice and investigative issues. Brian also served as legislative counsel to Congressman Robert C. (Bobby) Scott of Virginia, currently the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary and Education and Workforce Committees.