Charles D. Ferris, who joined Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., in 1982 establishing the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, will participate in a panel discussion on the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on Thursday November 7th at 7:00PM at the auditorium of the National Archives.
The discussion, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored through a joint partnership between the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) and the National Archives.
In addition to Mr. Ferris, the panelists include: Carol Moseley Braun, who from 1992 to 1998 was the only female Senator from Illinois and one of two African Americans elected in the 20th Century, Michael Steel, Former Republican National Committee Chairman and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. The discussion will be moderated by Todd Purdum, a nationally recognized political journalist and contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
Before serving on the FCC, Mr. Ferris worked initially as a trial lawyer at the Department of Justice, and from 1963 to 1977 as chief counsel to the US Senate Majority and chief counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. He also served as general counsel to House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. in 1977.