May 19, 2021

On the evening of May 18, 2021, the Catholic Law Alumni Association hosted a virtual bipartisan discussion of “100 Days of President Joseph R. Biden’s Administration.” Attendees heard from several Catholic Law alumni whose work allows them to present their personal perspectives on the Administration’s work thus far.

The program began with introductory remarks from Sandra Sawan '19, Oversight Counsel for the Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions, and then the event continued with a Q&A-style discussion. Moderators Arielle Giordano '15, Alumni Council President and Director of Federal & State Government Affairs at Canadian Pacific Railway, and Frank Russo '18, Alumni Council Secretary and Director of Government & Legislative Affairs at the National District Attorneys Association, posed a series of questions to the evening’s speakers. Rob Rains '14, Alumni Council member and Senior Energy Analyst, Washington Analysis LLC, and Ryan Long '05, Senior Policy Advisor to the Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, shared some general perspectives on the early days of the Biden administration and then added more specific thoughts. Rains and Long covered topics including what the next 100 days could look like, partisanship in the first 100 days and the rest of the term, goals the Biden Administration hopes to accomplish, and climate change.

With their closing remarks, both Rains and Long expressed their deep gratitude for their time at the Law School and to the Alumni Association for providing a space for alumni to discuss important topics together.