Wednesday, May 3, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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The Willard InterContinental 
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Yasurys Peralta 
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association 


17th Annual
Law Day Observance Luncheon 

The 2023 Law Day theme will be “Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility, and Collaboration.”

Keynote Speaker - Courtney Simmons Elwood 

Courtney Simmons Elwood served as General Counsel of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency from June 2017 to January 2021. She held a number of senior government positions from 2001 to 2007, including as Associate Counsel to the President, Deputy Counsel to the Vice President, and Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Attorney General. She received the CIA Director’s Distinguished Service Award in January 2021.

Ms. Elwood is now serving as a senior advisor to the National Institute for Civil Discourse and as an academic and regulatory advisor to One River Digital Asset Management, LLC, where she focuses on the national security implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Ms. Elwood previously served as a advisor to the Leadership Council for Women in National Security, as a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Procedures, and as a member of the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee.

Ms. Elwood practiced law for more than a dozen years at the law firm Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC. She served as a law clerk for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on the Supreme Court of the United States and for Judge J. Michael Luttig on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

 Ms. Elwood is a graduate of Yale Law School and Washington and Lee University. She is married to John Elwood, also a lawyer, and they have two children. 


 Register now - all registration fees will increase by $25 after April 12, 2023 Cancellations must be made by April 26, 2023 to receive a refund.