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News: March 2009

Palmer Center Hosts Third Foley Lecture with David Leitch

Pepperdine University School of Law

Pepperdine's Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law will host the third installment of the Foley Lectureship Series: Leaders in Law and Business. The lecture will feature David Leitch, general counsel and group vice president of Ford Motor Company, on Friday, March 13, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Classroom E.

Prior to joining Ford, Leitch served in the White House as deputy counsel to President George W. Bush. From June 2001 through December 2002, Leitch served as chief counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration. He is also a past deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel.

Leitch's law career includes serving as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, as a law clerk to Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, and as a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. Leitch is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he graduated first in his class, and received his undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Leitch will discuss his career and advise students interested in career options as varied as a judicial clerkship, a political career, or a business career during this challenging economic climate. The event is co-sponsored by the Career Development Office.

For more info on the Foley Lectures visit the Web site.