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Scott Turow
Partner, SNR Denton

Chicago, IL


Scott Turow is an award-winning author of nine best-selling novels and two works of non-fiction. As a partner at SNR Denton, he continues to practice law, including pro bono matters such as the 1995 case in which he won the release of Alejandro Hernandez, who had spent 11 years on death row for a murder he did not commit. In 2004, he won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty.

Harriet E. Miers
Partner, Litigation & Public Policy, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

Dallas, TX

Harriet Miers served in the administration of President George W. Bush as Staff Secretary, Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel to the President. In a career of “firsts,” she was the first woman hired at Locke Purnell Boren Laney & Neely. In 1985, Ms. Miers was selected as the first woman to become President of the Dallas Bar Association and, in 1992, she became the first woman President of the State Bar. In 1996, she became the first woman to lead her firm. Her keynote address will reflect on unique opportunities and challenges inherent in issues involving government interests.