The Midterm Elections: How They May Impact Your Business in 2018 and Beyond

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This is a virtual event, accessible online and over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

The results of the upcoming national midterm elections will resonate far beyond 2018. Please join us for a lively conversation with those who have spent decades in federal government on both sides of the aisle as they discuss these important questions:

•  What are the key outcomes of the midterm elections?
•  What can you expect to happen as a result of the midterms, and how can you prepare your organization?
•  How will the elections affect various industries, including financial services, healthcare, energy and retail?
•  What policies put in place over the past two years might be subject to reversal? 
•  What might this mean for climate change, the environment, the Trump tax bill and antitrust enforcement?
•  How could international trade and tariffs be impacted?
•  Will there be a push for the adoption of an American version of the GDPR, if Democrats win the House?

Manatt provides the answers in a new webinar that reveals the key takeaways from the midterm elections and helps you anticipate and plan for the changes that lie ahead. With potentially vast changes on the horizon, this is a program you can’t miss.

Educational Objectives:

•  Understand the potential impact of the election results.
•  Explore the post-election implications at the national and state levels.
•  Examine how policies related to climate change, the environment, the Trump tax bill and antitrust enforcement could change.
•  Learn about how international trade and tariffs could be impacted.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Executives, business leaders, in-house counsel, and outside counsel working within the financial services, healthcare, energy, and retail industries.


Jack Quinn
  • Chair, Federal Regulatory and Government Practice
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Jack Quinn is a partner in both the government and litigation practices and serves as chair of the federal regulatory and government practice group. He also guides clients through governmental investigations and provides strategic crisis-management advice. Companies and individuals have routinely turned to Jack for help addressing the challenges—and opportunities—at the intersection of law, public policy, politics and communications.

Immediately before joining Manatt, Jack chaired Quinn Gillespie & Associates LLC (d/b/a QGA Public Affairs), a bipartisan public affairs firm he co-founded in 2000 to provide government relations and strategic communication services. His primary clients were high technology, energy, financial services and insurance, telecommunications, and healthcare entities. He also practiced law as a solo practitioner and has served as co-counsel in major mass tort litigation.

Jack earlier served as Counsel to the President of the United States. In that role, he advised and counseled President Bill Clinton and all senior White House staff on the legal aspects of policy and legislation, and investigations undertaken by both independent counsel and congressional committees, as well as Executive actions and appointments, judicial nominations, financial disclosure requirements and conflicts of interest. At the time of his appointment as White House Counsel, Jack was Chief of Staff and Counselor to Vice President Al Gore. Jack practiced law at an Am Law 100 firm for more than 20 years. Earlier in his career, he worked on Capitol Hill, serving on staff for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs and for a member of the Senate Finance Committee.

Jack has served on the boards of several companies, including Alternative Packaging Systems (APS), The Water Company, Constellis Holdings Inc., (where he co-chaired the governance and compliance committee), the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Fannie Mae and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial.

Gregg Nunziata
  • Partner, Government and Regulatory Practice, Manatt
  • Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Gregg Nunziata advises clients on matters at the intersection of law, business, public policy and strategic communications. He counsels businesses—including those involved in high-profile litigation and company-defining transactions—on how they may potentially be affected by shifts in public policy, and guides clients on legislative issues and in response to government inquiries.

Gregg served as general counsel and a senior domestic policy advisor to Sen. Marco Rubio, including during the senator’s presidential and re-election campaigns. In addition, he provided ethics and compliance guidance to the senator and his staff.

Gregg previously held senior Republican counsel positions on Capitol Hill. There he handled a range of domestic policy issues, with a focus on matters related to legal policy, such as immigration, healthcare and intellectual property. One of his responsibilities was advising Senate Republicans during the passage of the America Invents Act.

A former chief nominations counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Gregg played a key strategic role in the confirmation proceedings for scores of federal judges and executive branch appointees, including Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito and Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

Gregg also served as the founder of a public policy tech startup and as senior director of a healthcare consulting firm. Earlier in his career, Gregg worked at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, where he was special assistant to future U.S. Secretary of Labor, then Assistant Attorney General, R. Alexander Acosta. Gregg was previously a litigator at an international law firm, where his clients included companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and tobacco industries. He also served as a judicial clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Continuing Education

1.5 General COA, 1.5 CLE
Practice Areas:
A basic understanding of the laws and regulations impacted by the midterm elections.
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