Former White House legal advisers Kavanaugh, Ullyot go "On the Issues" at Marquette Law School

April 7, 2016

Former White House legal advisers Brett Kavanaugh and Ted Ullyot will be the featured guests in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, April 13, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Ullyot and Kavanaugh both were successful young attorneys when they were hired as associate counsel to the president during the administration of President George W. Bush.

Kavanaugh went on to serve as assistant to the president and staff secretary to President Bush. Ullyot became deputy assistant and deputy staff secretary to the president, and then worked as chief of staff for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. In their roles at the White House, Ullyot and Kavanaugh helped advise the president on legal matters related to the office, but also worked on any number of day-to-day responsibilities that included acting as a clearing house for daily briefing books, policy memos and speeches.

Since then, Ullyot has gone on to serve as the general counsel for Facebook and is now a partner at leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Judge Kavanaugh sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, having been appointed in 2006.

During their visit to the Law School, they will share some White House experiences and memories, offering their unique perspective on the workings of the nation's highest office.

Gousha, an award-winning television journalist, is the Law School's distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His "On the Issues" series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School's commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

Seating is available; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or