Ogden To Speak at American University
By Joe Palazzolo | March 12, 2010 11:54 am

David Ogden (Photo by Ryan J. Reilly / Main Justice).

Former Deputy Attorney General David Ogden is slated later this month to give his first public remarks since leaving the Justice Department.

His speech, on “Restoring the Department of Justice,” is scheduled for March 23 at American University Washington College of Law, according to a notice circulated to students and faculty within the school. Ogden is expected to discuss the “Obama Administration’s agenda for reform and restoration of the Justice Department; the progress made on achieving those goals during the first year of the Administration; and the outlook for the future,” the notice said.

After his remarks, he will be interviewed by Daniel Marcus, a law professor at American and former Associate Attorney General who, incidentally, has been named as Ogden’s possible successor at the department.

Ogden, who led the Obama administration’s Justice transition team, was confirmed as the department’s No. 2 official in March 2009 and stepped down in February of this year, his tenure shortened by disagreements with Attorney General Eric Holder over management issues.

Ogden has returned to the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, which he joined as a partner after serving various roles in the department during the Clinton administration. (His e-mail away message says he’ll begin working full time in April.) He is co-chair of the firm’s Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Group and handles international legal disputes, regulatory litigation and government investigations.


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