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DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar Signs Prestigious Speakers for 2011 Annual Meeting

May 17, 2011

President Bill Clinton; Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; TSA Administrator John Pistole

CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2011 – DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar has signed an extremely prestigious group of speakers to lead the sessions for the organization’s 2011 Annual Meeting taking place October 26 – 30 in Washington, D.C.

“Embracing Our Common Humanity,” is the title of President Clinton’s discussion. President Clinton is a powerful voice for progress around the world and he will share his unique insights and observations about globalization, our growing interdependence, and finding our way toward a common future based on shared goals and values.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and author Bryan A. Garner will present, “Making Your Case—The Art of Persuading Judges.” Mr. Garner joined forces with Justice Scalia to write a book by the same title. The book has been described as a “compendium of advice like no other, leavened with the authors’ trenchant wit and lucid prose style.” They will share their insights together on the principles of persuasion, legal reasoning, brief writing and oral argument.

John Pistole, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, will discuss “Transportation Security—Its Evolution and Future.” Mr. Pistole became administrator of TSA in July, 2010. He oversees management and security operation of more than 450 federalized airports throughout the U.S., the Federal Air Marshal Service, and the security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines. The TSA is a risk-based, intelligence-driven counterterrorism agency dedicated to protecting our transportation systems.

Dominic Gianna is the founding partner of Middleberg Riddle & Gianna. He and Thomas A. Mauet, a professor of law and director of trial advocacy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, will speak on “Advocacy for the Generations—Days of Future…Past.” This dynamic duo of two internationally recognized masters of persuasion will lead a one-of-a-kind program. Thousands of defense attorneys have claimed that the information gleaned from this seminar has led them to victory in courtrooms around the world. The two trial lawyers are masters of advocacy and have changed the face of trial lawyering.

For more information and to register for the 2011 DRI Annual Meeting, go to www.dri.org.

About DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar is an international organization of defense attorneys and corporate counsel that is recognized as a thought leader and an advocate for the defense bar at the national and state level, as well as in Europe. With 22,000 members, DRI provides members and their clients with access to world-class education, legal resources and numerous marketing and networking opportunities that facilitate career and law firm growth. For more information log on to www.dri.org.


Editor’s Note: To obtain media credentials for the DRI Annual Meeting, please contact Tracy Schorle, tschorle@dri.org or 312- 698-6276 or cell 708-828-0299. Please note, media will not be allowed to attend President Clinton’s discussion.

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