Program on Law and Leadership
- News & Calendar
- Get Involved
- Why Participate
- Faculty & Program Staff
- Alumni Profiles
- Student Profiles
- For Current Students
- Contact Us
- PLL Home
My Year in the Obama White House with Professor Peter Swire
November 8, 2010 | 2:55-3:45 PM | Drinko 244
The Program on Law and Leadership invites you to attend a special lecture next Monday, November 8 from 2:55-3:45 p.m. in Drinko Hall, room 244, “My Year in the Obama White House with Professor Peter Swire.” Come hear Professor Swire talk about his time spent in the administration, ask questions and learn about the behind the scenes in the Obama Administration.
Beginning in July 2009, Peter Swire served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, working in the National Economic Council under Lawrence Summers. In that role, he was White House coordinator for the administration’s inter-agency housing and housing finance policy, including serving as Chair of the White House Working Group on foreclosures and asset disposition. Along with many other housing topics, he was centrally involved in the reform process for the government sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From October 2009 until April 2010, he was also the lead person at the NEC on technology issues, including broadband, spectrum, privacy and cybersecurity, and net neutrality.
During the Obama-Biden Transition, Swire was a member of the Agency Review Team for the Federal Trade Commission. He served as counsel to the New Media team, as it created the complete overhaul of whitehouse.gov. After the Inauguration, Swire worked extensively in support of the then-designate to chair the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski.
Swire returned to Moritz in August 2010, where he is the C. William O’Neill Professor of Law and director of our Washington, D.C. Summer Program.