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2019 Annual Conference Reception and Banquet

  • 02 Nov 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • HYATT Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001


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UABA 42nd Annual Conference
Reception and Banquet

November 2, 2019

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue NW,

Washington, DC 20001

(deadline to register for the Banquet is October 30, 2019)

6:00-6:30 p.m. Cocktail reception (cash bar)

Banquet Keynote Speaker: Robert A. McConnell, Esq.

6:30 -9:00 p.m. Banquet dinner

Price per person: $175


              Bob McConnell is a true Washington Icon who has distinguished himself in government, law and in supporting Ukraine’s development as a country governed by the Rule of Law.

            Even before Ukraine’s independence, Bob together with his wife Nadia, founded the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation and established offices in both Washington and Kyiv.  The Foundation is the oldest American institution in Ukraine having operated in-country when it was still the Soviet Union.  Currently Bob serves as Coordinator of External Relations for the U.S. Ukraine Foundation’s Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) a group made up of former U.S. ambassadors to Ukraine, economic, energy and military experts dedicated to assisting Ukraine and U.S.-Ukraine relations.

            Mr. McConnell arrived in Washington from Arizona after he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice, where he headed the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. In that position Bob and his staff of attorneys were  responsible for advancing the Department’s entire legislative agenda and securing the confirmations of all of the President’s judicial nominations including that of Sandra Day O’Connor.

                After the Department of Justice Bob headed CBS’ Washington office and later established the Legislative Advocacy Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

            A conservative at heart, Mr. McConnell was described by Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time, as ''indispensable'' in helping to push through a major crime bill. ''He's extremely competent and effective,'' Senator Biden said, ''very savvy, a real straight shooter whose word is always good.'' (New York Times, 10/31/84)

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