Events Calendar

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM

RNLA Pittsburgh Chapter Reception Featuring Mike Davis, Founder of the Article III Project

Join the RNLA Pittsburgh Chapter 

for a reception with special guest

Mike Davis, Founder of the Article III Project, and the Internet Accountability Project

Tuesday, November 12th  
6:00 p.m.

Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP

Six PPG Place Third Floor

Pittsburgh, PA

This is a great opportunity to network
with fellow conservative lawyers, and officials.

To attend, RSVP below. 

Read Mike's recent buzz in the New York Times, and the National Journal. Listen to a recent NYT interview here.

Mike Davis leads The Article III Project (A3P), which fights to confirm President Trump’s judicial nominees, defends these new judges from left-wing attacks, defends the integrity of the confirmation process, and fights back against the assault on judicial independence – including radical court-packing, term-limit, and even impeachment schemes.

Davis also leads The Internet Accountability Project (IAP), which opposes Big Tech and seeks to hold them accountable for their bad acts.

Davis served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) from 2017-19. Davis led a team of attorneys, law clerks, and other professionals that advised the Chairman and other senators on presidential nominations and Senate confirmations of federal judges, senior Justice Department officials, and other senior Executive Branch appointees. Davis served as the Chairman's staff lead for the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, along with a record number of circuit judges confirmed during a president's first year and a president’s first two years in office.

Davis has served in all three branches of the federal government, including for President George W. Bush, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Davis has also served in several capacities in the Justice Department, including as a federal prosecutor.

For nearly ten years before returning to public service in 2017, Davis was a civil litigator in Denver. Davis worked at one of the largest law firms in the world and one of the top-ranked law firms in Colorado, before starting and running his own law practice for over five years.

Super Lawyers recognized Davis as a “Colorado Super Lawyer” in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, along with a “Colorado Rising Star” in 2010, 2012, and 2013. In 2013, Colorado Business Magazine recognized Davis as a “Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado.”

Davis is from Des Moines, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 2000 and Juris Doctor in 2004, both from the University of Iowa. In 2017, Davis received Iowa Law’s “Emerging Leader Award.”

This event is not a fundraiser. 
RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet and hear from conservative leaders

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $140.00 USD
Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC

2019 Republican Lawyer of the Year Reception - Honoring Lee Goodman

Lee Goodman

2019 Republican Lawyer of the Year

Please join the RNLA for a special reception honoring Lee Goodman in recognition of
his outstanding professional accomplishments and years of service to the Republican Party. 

Featuring special guests, David Webb, of SiriusXM and Fox Nation's "Reality Check with David Webb." and Don McGahn, former White House Counsel. 

Wednesday, November 13th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Law Office of Wiley Rein
1776 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006

The Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association
chose Lee Goodman to receive the 2019 Lawyer of the Year Award
for his exceptional skills as an attorney and tireless dedication to Republican values.

Please purchase your tickets below. 

Lee E. Goodman is a Partner at Wiley Rein LLP and a member of the RNLA Board of Governors.

Lee served as Chairman and Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), where he successfully led the rulemaking to conform the agency's regulations to the Supreme Court's Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions and championed free speech on the Internet and free press rights. He previously had served as legal counsel and policy advisor to the Governor of Virginia and Attorney General of Virginia, associate general counsel of the University of Virginia, and general counsel to numerous political organizations. His experience covers a broad range of policy-oriented subjects, including federal and state campaign finance and ethics laws, First Amendment rights of political speech and association, political action on the Internet, taxation of the Internet, interstate regulation, and academic freedom. He has extensive experience in all aspects of election administration, having litigated state, local and congressional recounts, election contests, ballot access, voting rights, late poll openings, and delegate credentials.

He has been named a "Top Campaign & Elections Lawyer" by Washingtonian magazine. The Washington Examiner called Lee “a leading voice among conservative regulators in Washington” (2016) and “a tireless voice for First Amendment rights on the Internet” (2018); the Richmond Times-Dispatch dubbed him a “free-speech champion” (2018); The Hill labeled him “a happy warrior for the First Amendment” (2018); and the Washington Post called him a “sharp policy wonk” (1999). He is a frequent lecturer at law schools, universities, civic organizations, and continuing legal education programs. He has authored numerous articles on election law and a chapter on regulation of political speech on the Internet in Law and Election Politics: The Rules of the Game (Routledge 2013), and his writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Examiner, Washington Times, Politico and other publications. He has served on the boards of several educational, cultural, and political non-profit organizations.

He holds a B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

The RNLA anticipates the attendance of several special guests to honor Mr. Goodman.

The Republican Lawyer of the Year Award has been presented annually since 2004, and winners in the past several years were Harmeet K. Dhillon (2018), Larry Levy (2017), John Ryder (2016), Bobby R. Burchfield (2015), and E. Mark Braden (2014).

Current Advisory Council members who would like to RSVP should email Michael Thielen at



Individual Ticket for RNLA Member: $140.00

Individual Ticket + One Year of RNLA Membership: $185.00

Non-Members may attend this reception by purchasing a special ticket that includes one year of regular membership at a discounted price.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Benefactor - $10,000

  • Primary recognition with business or firm name or logo on all materials published for the reception.
  • Complimentary admission for up to 20 individuals to the reception.
  • Advisory Council membership upgrade ($4,000 value) for 4 individuals.

Sponsor - $5,000

  • Prominent recognition with business or firm name or logo on all materials published for the reception.
  • Complimentary admission for up to 15 individuals to the reception.
  • Advisory Council membership upgrade ($2,000 value) for 2 individuals.

Chair - $2,500

  • Recognition with business or firm name or logo on all materials published for the reception.
  • Complimentary admission for up to 10 individuals to the reception.
  • Advisory Council membership upgrade ($1,000 value) for 1 individual.

Host - $1,000

  • Recognition with business or firm name or logo on all materials published for the reception.
  • Complimentary admission for up to 3 individuals to the reception.
  • Sustaining level membership upgrade ($600 value) for 2 individuals.

For more information or to sponsor at a level above Host, please contact Michael Thielen at 202-802-0437 or


The RNLA would like to thank the generous sponsors of this event:








Chris Ashby

Roger Barth

Elliot Berke

J.C. Boggs

Terry Campo

Hon. Tim Griffin, Lt. Gov. of Arkansas

Harvey & Binnall

Heather Heidelbaugh of Leech Tishman

Audrey Perry Martin

The National Foundation for Gun Rights

Pat Rogers

Samek Werther & Mills


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Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM

San Diego Fall CLE

Date: Friday, November 15th from 12:00 pm - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., 3580 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130  
Topic: The Duty of Confidentiality in the Digital Age
Presenter: Andrew Skale, Esq.

2019 Ethics Program:

The Duty of Confidentiality in the Digital Age - Lunchtime Session

Ethics CLE Program

The Republican National Lawyers Association is hosting an exclusive ethics training session for attorneys in and around San Diego. This training will cover:

  • Ethical rules and requirements regarding protecting the confidentiality of client information and communications;
  • How the ethical rules apply to the use of modern technology in the practice of law;
  • Overlap between the ethical duties of confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege; and
  • Pitfalls to avoid that could compromise the confidentiality of client data.


Please Note: An RSVP in advance is required for this event. Lunch and light refreshments provided.


An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California. The RNLA has applied for 1.0 hour of legal ethics MCLE credit. 



Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM
The Establishment (Midtown)

RNLA Georgia Chapter Happy Hour in Atlanta


Tuesday, November 19th

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Establishment Midtown

1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 517, Atlanta, GA 30305

This is a great opportunity to network
with fellow conservative lawyers and elected officials.

Special Guests TBD

To attend, RSVP below. 

Join the Republican National Lawyers Association's Georgia Chapter for a happy hour on November 19th!

This event is not a fundraiser. 
RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet and hear from conservative leaders

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM
James Restaurant & Bar in Philadelphia, PA

RNLA Philadelphia Reception with PA GOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas

Join the RNLA Pennsylvania Chapter for a special reception
the PA Republican Party Chairman Lawrence Tabas 

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Wednesday, Nov. 20th  
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

James Restaurant & Bar
1835 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

This is a great opportunity to network
with fellow conservative lawyers and statewide leaders.

To attend, RSVP below. 


Lawrence Tabas was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania in 2019.

As longtime general counsel to the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Tabas has argued the cases for GOP candidates at the local, state and federal level.

A lifelong Republican and acclaimed expert on election law, Lawrence Tabas is known as a leader who stands by the rank-and-file during campaigns with a never-wavering grace and courtesy that has won the Pennsylvania GOP allies at every level of government.

His successful 2016 defense of President Trump against the Jill Stein “recount” effort secured the Trump presidency and prevented a last-ditch effort to steal the commonwealth’s electoral votes for the Hillary Clinton campaign.

“Whether a candidate is in the borough council or the White House, the party needs to stand up for democracy and American values,” Tabas explains. “Democracy only works when leaders listen. That’s how I approach my job.”

With more than four decades of representing his party and its candidates, Tabas became party chairman on July 13, 2019 at a time the Pennsylvania GOP faced fundraising challenges and endless attacks from liberal institutions and activists.

His representation places special emphasis on campaign finance law (federal and state), ballot referendum matters, nomination petitions and ballot access, recounts and election contests, regulatory matters, corporate and association sponsored political action committees, voting equipment and systems, conduct of elections and much more.

Tabas is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned his law degree at Georgetown University. He lives with his wife, Libby, in Philadelphia.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 14 rsvps
The Madison Club in Madison, WI

RNLA Wisconsin Reception with Senate Leader Fitzgerald & President Trump's Senior Counsel

Join the RNLA Wisconsin Chapter 

for a special reception featuring

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald
Republican Leader of the Wisconsin State Senate

Picture of Senator Scott L. Fitzgerald


Justin Clark
Senior Counsel to President Trump's Re-election Campaign

Thursday, November 21st  
5:30 p.m.

The Madison Club
5 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703

This is a great opportunity to network 
with fellow influential lawyers and elected officials.

Join us to learn from Justin Clark the inside scoop on the latest efforts of the Trump-Pence 2020 campaign.

Leader Fitzgerald will give a legislative update from this past session.


To attend, RSVP below. 


Justin Clark currently serves as Senior Counsel to President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign. 

Early in his career, Clark was a co-founder of the Connecticut based law firm of Davis, Clark & Bonafonte LLC where his practice focused on litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. As a part of that practice, he served various state and national campaigns and committees. He served as General Counsel to the Connecticut Republican Party and managed the Tom Foley gubernatorial campaigns in 2010 and 2014. He was also political director for Linda McMahon's 2012 United States Senate campaign. In 2015, he served as General Counsel to Matt Bevin's gubernatorial campaign in Kentucky where, among other things, he successfully developed and executed the plan to preserve an 83-vote margin in a recanvass of votes in the May primary.

Prior to joining the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, Clark served as Director of Operations for Chris Christie for President where, working with other senior staff, he helped develop and manage the budget, helped develop and implement a fifty state ballot access program and managed the travel and advance staff.

Clark was hired by Donald Trump's presidential campaign in March 2016 as the campaign's Connecticut state director and later served as an advisor to the campaign during the Indiana primary in May 2016. In June 2016, he was named Deputy National Political Director of the campaign and served in that capacity through the end of the election. In that role he developed and implemented a 50-state political and field strategy and during the 2016 Republican National Convention served as one of the chief whips for the campaign on the rules committee and on the floor. He later headed the campaign's recount efforts in Michigan and served as the chief whip for the campaign in the electoral college. After the election Clark served on the Presidential transition team.

Clark became the President's Director of Intergovernmental Affairs on January 20, 2017. He was appointed the Director of Public Liaison in March 2018. In December 2018, Clark was named Senior Political Advisor to the President's re-election campaign focusing on delegate and party organization. Clark is also Senior Counsel to the President's re-election campaign focused on compliance and election day operations.


This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet Republican leaders.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Takami Sushi & Robata

RNLA Los Angeles Chapter Happy Hour


Join the Republican National Lawyers Association's Los Angeles Chapter for a 2020 Elections Kick-Off!

Thursday, November 21st  
6:00 p.m.

Takami Sushi & Robata
811 Wilshire Blvd #2100, Los Angeles, CA 90017

This is a great opportunity to network with Republican attorneys and leaders.

To attend, RSVP below. 


Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 06:00 PM
TBD in Washington, DC

RNLA Holiday Reception

Please save the date: The Republican National Lawyers Association will hold its annual holiday reception on the evening of Thursday, December 5, 2019, at a location of renown in Washington, DC.

The reception will be open to current, dues-paid members and is expected to quickly reach capacity once registration opens. This annual reception for our dedicated members is to celebrate the holiday season and express our gratitude for their support of the RNLA.

Additional details will be announced soon.

Friday, December 06, 2019 at 12:00 PM
in Washington, DC

RNLA Board of Governors Meeting

The 2019 annual meeting of the RNLA Board of Governors will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019, in Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 06:00 PM
TBD in Washington, DC

2020 Pre-Conference Reception

The 2018 pre-conference reception at the Embassy of Ireland

Please save the date for a reception the evening before the 2020 National Policy Conference at a location of renown in Washington, DC.  

Attendance at this reception is limited to current contributing level ($150) and above members who are attending the National Policy Conference and guests of sponsors of the National Policy Conference.

For more information on the National Policy Conference, please click here.  Click here for information on sponsoring the National Policy Conference.