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The Pathway from Private Practice to Presidential Politics


May 14, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280A

    Lanhee Chen, who was the policy director for the Romney-Ryan presidential campaign will speak about the path his own career took, as well as the path for presidential politics on the road to 2016.

    Lanhee J. Chen is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and teaches in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. His current research focuses on campaigns and elections, health policy, economic policy, and California policy and politics. Chen, a veteran of several high-profile political campaigns, has also served in government, the private sector, and academia.

    Before coming to Hoover, Chen was the policy director for the Romney-Ryan presidential campaign, as well as Romney’s chief policy adviser, a senior strategist on the campaign, and the person responsible for developing the campaign’s domestic and foreign policy. He advised Governor Romney on every major public policy challenge facing the United States and worked with a variety of stakeholders, including the congressional leadership, industry and business interests, and policy experts to shape the campaign’s issues agenda.

    His private-sector experience includes time as an associate attorney with the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he practiced business litigation.

    Lunch will be served.

    Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and APILSA.

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