Live podcast hosted by Cathy Gillespie and students: Tova Love Kaplan, Jorne Gilbert and Jewel Gilbert
Topic: Live Podcast: Ep. 133 – Article VI & Article VII
When: Tuesday 9/6/2022 at 2:00 pm ET
Join us weekly as we chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom! The audience is not on camera but is encouraged to ask questions via the Q&A.
Meet the Guest
Andrew Olmem is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law, and Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practices. Andrew’s practice focuses on complex financial services regulatory and legislative matters.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Andrew served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the US National Economic Council (NEC) where he oversaw the development and coordination of domestic economic policies, including for financial services, technology, telecom, energy, and infrastructure. During his tenure at the White House, he played a key role in the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, landmark legislation to address the economic downturn due to the coronavirus, and he led the administration’s regulatory reform initiatives. His work coordinating economic policy has been publicly praised by the leadership of US financial regulators. Andrew previously served as the Special Assistant to the President for Financial Policy at the NEC, where he helped devise and coordinate the administration’s policies on financial services, housing finance, and fintech. He led the administration’s successful efforts to pass the Economic Growth, Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the most significant financial services legislation in a decade.
Before joining the White House, Andrew was a financial services partner in private practice. He previously served as the Republican Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the US Senate Banking Committee under former Senate Banking Committee Chair and current Senate Appropriations Ranking Member Richard C. Shelby (R-AL). During his more than seven years at the Banking Committee, he helped craft a wide range of financial services legislation, conducted prominent congressional investigations and participated in the consideration of legislation in response to the 2008-2009 financial crisis, including the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (TARP) and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act. As a leading staff negotiator, he played a significant role in the deliberations on the Dodd-Frank Act. Andrew began his legal career practicing corporate and securities law at Mayer Brown in its New York office. Before attending law school, he served as an assistant economist for monetary policy at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Meet the Hosts
Cathy Gillespie is the Chair of Constituting America and one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026! She is a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission.
Tova Love Kaplan is eighteen years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We the Future” contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Jorne Gilbert is a recent graduate of Moravian University where he designed a major entitled Dramatic Production and Musical Performance. He used what he learned to further develop the charitable organization Sing For America which he co-founded to produce musicals portraying the art of Truth and Light. He is an avid rugby player and in his spare time flips houses with his uncle.
Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a charity founded by him and his family. Sing for America reveals the Art of Truth and Light through live performance. He is the Operations Director for a new business venture, J. Barker Paving. Jewel holds a BA in Musical Performance/Dramatic