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Shadow Politics

Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.

We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.

Weekly Show
BBS Station 1
6:00 pm CT
6:55 pm CT
Broadcasting Date

Guest, Irvin B Nathan

Guest Name
Irvin B Nathan
Guest Occupation
Attorney General for the District of Columbia in 2011
Guest Biography
A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Nathan co-chaired – along with recently confirmed Supreme Court Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson – a task force composed of some of the city's top litigators and jurists, examining "Jury Service in the 21st Century" sponsored by the prestigious Council for Court Excellence, in an effort to improve jury service in the age of the internet and social media.

Irvin B. Nathan has extensive governmental experience – in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government and in the DC government.

Nathan was appointed Attorney General for the District of Columbia in 2011. In this role, he supervised all civil litigation and appeals on behalf of the city, as well as juvenile and misdemeanor prosecutions. He announced his resignation the day after the November 2014 election, in which DC voters chose Karl Racine as the first elected Attorney General.

Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, Nathan served as General Counsel of the United States House of Representatives. He has also served as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the US Department of Justice and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Enforcement in the Criminal Division; Senior Counsel for the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee; and Special Minority Counsel for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

For more than 30 years, Nathan practiced law at Arnold & Porter LLP representing clients in criminal and complex civil litigations, including securities fraud, civil RICO and corporate compliance matters. When he returned to A&P, he was a part of several practice groups – including Attorney Liability, Business Litigation, Legislative and Public Policy and White Collar Defense.