RAFAEL ZAHRALDDIN MODERATOR AND PANELIST AT HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION’S INAUGURAL CORPORATE COUNSEL CONFERENCE

Rafael Zahralddin served as a moderator and panelist at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 2010 Inaugural Corporate Counsel Conference. Mr. Zahralddin’s panel was titled “Government Oversight Under the Obama Administration,” and was an overview of administrative law under President Obama. Mr. Zahralddin discussed the general change in approach and philosophy by the Obama administration from the Bush Administration towards the administrative law process beginning with the revocation of former President Bush’s Executive Order No. 13422, which increased the power of the White House over the day to day rulemaking of individual agencies and placed a political appointee in each agency to supervise the development of rules and documents. Mr. Zahralddin lead a broad discussion in regard to proposed regulatory reform in the financial industry and in corporate governance, and the encroachment of federal law on state corporate law. Moderating the panel with General Counsel from the Fortune 500 and multi-national retailers, he also discussed internet neutrality and telecommunications regulation; Transparency and Open Government; regulation of product safety; employee issues, especially as they relate to healthcare; and, environmental concerns.