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


This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the 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.

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure
  • Managing Director, Manatt Health
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

A former policy official who played a key role in guiding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through passage and implementation, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure provides policy analysis and strategic advice to healthcare stakeholders across the private and public sectors. Her practice focuses on helping clients understand the implications of regulatory and legislative policies across private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. Chiquita has more than 15 years of experience in health policy. As deputy director for policy at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and earlier at the Department of Health & Human Services as director of coverage policy, she led the agency’s implementation of ACA coverage and insurance reform policy provisions. Earlier in her career, Chiquita assisted House leaders in passing several healthcare laws, including the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 and the ACA, as part of the Democratic staff for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee. She began her career as a program examiner and lead Medicaid analyst for the Office of Management and Budget, coordinating Medicaid policy development for the health financing branch. Her role included evaluating policy options and briefing White House and federal agency officials on policy recommendations with regard to the uninsured, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

David Huard
  • Co-Chair, Energy Practice
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

David Huard is co-chair of the firm's energy practice group. He focuses on regulatory, contract and appellate matters related to the energy industry and maintains offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has advised and represented natural gas pipelines, electric and natural gas distributors, gas and power marketers, municipalities, counties, special districts, governmental organizations, large consumers, natural gas and oil producers, co generators, electric generators, clean fuel vehicle groups, solar panel manufacturers, renewable power producers and project developers, and distributed generation manufacturers and customers. His concentration is on project development, sales and purchase of products and services, and regulatory considerations and procedures.  Following a judicial clerkship, David served as a trial attorney and legal advisor to a commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and as an in-house attorney at the nation's largest natural gas distribution company. He has testified as an expert witness on utility rate design, gas transportation and supply issues, and affiliate transaction rules.

Brian Korn
  • Co-Chair, Financial Services Practice
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Brian S. Korn is a partner and co-chair of the financial services group. He is also a member of the firm's capital markets practice group and chair of the digital finance and marketplace lending practice. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), early-stage and start-up venture financings, and mature corporate and high-yield debt finance. He also advises clients on SEC compliance, broker-dealer compliance, corporate swap transactions, blockchain technology and initial coin offerings. Under his leadership, the firm was nominated as “Professional Services Firm of the Year” at the 2018 LendIt Industry Awards and “Law Firm of the Year” at the 2017 LendIt Industry Awards. Brian chairs the prestigious Practising Law Institute’s Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding conference, the leading legal conference of its kind serving the digital finance industry. Prior to joining Manatt, Brian co-led the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending practice at a major international law firm. Brian has also previously served as head of Equity Capital Markets and Syndicate Compliance at Barclays Capital and as senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. He has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in investment banking and capital markets transactions, including transactions involving equity, debt, hybrid/convertible and preferred securities, derivatives and foreign exchange. He has executed several IPOs and other equity value monetization transactions, such as spin-offs, split-offs and carveout transactions. He also has extensive experience in sponsor-leveraged buyouts and bank/bond acquisition financing. 

Brandon Reilly
  • Associate, Privacy and Data Security
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Brandon Reilly is a civil litigator and privacy and data security attorney in Manatt’s Orange County office. Brandon counsels businesses and other organizations on a wide range of issues in the privacy, data security, and consumer financial services spaces. In this area, he advises clients on security incident investigation, containment, and mitigation; managing data breach responses; and assisting impacted entities before and during litigation, regulatory inquiry, and government enforcement.

Also a civil litigator with broad experience in federal and state courts, Brandon has significant experience litigating on behalf of a wide range of businesses, including in banking, mortgage lending and servicing, auto finance, retail and e-commerce, payment card industry, energy, vehicle manufacturing, and on behalf of sovereign Native American nations. Additionally, Brandon has extensive experience advising financial services companies on regulatory compliance and representing them in government enforcement actions and monitoring.

Brandon is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US) and an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

He is the coordinator for Manatt’s veterans’ benefits and discharge upgrades pro bono practice, and regularly provides pro bono representation in that area.

Donna L. Wilson
  • Managing Partner-Elect and Chair, Privacy and Data Security Business Group
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Donna Wilson is nationally recognized for her high-profile, bet-the-company work on behalf of companies facing litigation and government enforcement actions, with a focus on both the consumer financial services and privacy and data security spaces. Donna’s extensive crisis and risk management experience, coupled with her broad subject matter knowledge and precedent-setting litigation experience, makes her highly valued by in-house counsel, the C-level suite and boards in pre-emptively mitigating risk, and navigating those risks that become full-blown exposure. She has successfully represented her client base, which includes banks, mortgage servicers, auto finance companies, retailers and other financial services providers, as well as clients in other regulated industries, in a range of matters, from advice and counseling, to class and individual litigation, to government enforcement and regulatory actions.

The chair of Manatt’s privacy and data security practice and co-chair of its financial services group and financial services litigation and enforcement practice, Donna is also recognized by professional publications for her leadership. Most recently, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers and one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, and one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Donna also serves as a member of Manatt’s Board of Directors and the firm’s Compensation Committee.

Donna is a frequent author, speaks on cutting-edge legal matters and is regularly quoted by various media, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Daily Journal.

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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