US delegation to Egypt: March 9-17, 2013
Legacy International, in partnership with The US Association of Former Members of Congress, is pleased to bring the following delegation of visitors to Egypt from the United States. The Legislative Fellows Program (LFP) links community leaders in a two-way exchange that strengthens mutual understanding of the legislative and policymaking processes in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Kuwait, Oman and U.S. LFP is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by Legacy International.
Scott Klug (Public Affairs Director, law firm of Foley & Lardner; Former Member of Congress) Scott Klug is a public affairs director at the national law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP. He also co-chairs the firm’s Client Service Team. For eight years, Mr. Klug represented Madison, Wisconsin in the U.S. Congress, where he developed an expertise in health care, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and energy policy. Today he represents a broad array of Foley clients in Washington and several state capitols. He maintains strong relationships with key Administration figures, as well as House and Senate leadership.
The former Congressman is also able to draw on 15 years of experience as an Emmy Award-winning television reporter to help clients craft proactive media strategies particularly when faced with crisis management challenges. Mr. Klug was appointed by President Bush to two terms on the President’s Advisory Board on Trade and Policy Negotiations which provides counsel on fast track authority, CAFTA, trade with China and other issues. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2000 and 2004.
Prior to his election to Congress, he was an award-winning reporter/anchor in Washington, D.C., Seattle and Madison. His freelance writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Milwaukee Journal, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Southern Magazine and Regardies. He holds an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s in journalism from Northwestern and a B.A. from Lawrence University.
Larry LaRocco (Policy Director of Brownstein/Hyatt/Farber/Shreck; Former Member of Congress). The Honorable Larry LaRocco is a policy director in the Washington, D.C.. Larry LaRocco is the founder and principal of LaRocco & Associates, Inc., a government relations and consulting firm. In 1990 LaRocco won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 1st District of Idaho. LaRocco served two terms in the Congress where he sat on the Banking and Interior Committees.
After Congress LaRocco was a managing director at the American Bankers Association where he headed two affiliate trade groups in securities and insurance. In 2000 he launched his own government relations and public affairs company, LaRocco & Associates, Inc., with his son. From 2003 – 2006 he was president of Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations in Washington, D.C. LaRocco has served as president of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and in 2008 ran for the open U.S. Senate seat in Idaho. He received a B.A. Degree from the University of Portland and attended The Stanford University Institute of TV & Radio. He got his M.S. from Boston University in 1969, and also studied at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. After his studies, he served in the U.S. Army as a captain in military intelligence.
Paul S. Ryan joined the Campaign Legal Center in October 2004. He has specialized in campaign finance, ethics, and election law for more than a decade and is former Political Reform Project Director at the Center for Governmental Studies (1999-2004) in Los Angeles. Mr. Ryan litigates campaign finance issues before federal and state courts throughout the United States and has published extensively on the subject of election law in journals including the Stanford Law and Policy Review and the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
Mr. Ryan has testified as an expert on election law before Congress. He regularly represents the Campaign Legal Center before the Federal Election Commission, testifies before state and municipal legislative bodies and ethics agencies, and lectures at universities around the nation. Mr. Ryan also regularly provides consultation and assistance to elected officials, government agency staff and grassroots activists regarding campaign finance and other election policy development. He has appeared as a campaign finance law expert on news programs of CNN, NBC, C-SPAN, NPR and other media outlets, and is quoted regularly by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Roll Call and other news publications.
Mr. Ryan is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law’s Program in Public Interest Law and Policy (2001) and the University of Montana (1998), and is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, the State of California, the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.