Gerald Walpin, "The Supreme Court vs. The Constitution"

A prominent New York attorney, Gerald Walpin was nominated to the post of Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn into office on January 8, 2007. He led the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), an independent Federal agency charged with oversight over the taxpayer-supported Corporation and its service programs, including AmeriCorps, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), and Senior Corps, serving in this role until 2009. Walpin pursued a vigorous effort to investigate and prosecute all persons who betray the public's trust by defrauding the Corporation and its programs.

Mr. Walpin, a New York City native, graduated from College of the City of New York in 1952. He earned his law degree, cum laude, in 1955 from Yale Law School, where he was managing editor of the Yale Law Journal. From 1957-60, he served as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General. His career included a five-year stint as Chief of Prosecutions for the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile cases. He spent more than forty years as senior partner of, and more recently of counsel to, New York-based Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Included in the published compilation "The Best Lawyers in America," Mr. Walpin served from 2002-04 as president of the Federal Bar Council, the association of attorneys practicing in the Second Circuit Federal courts. In 2003, he was honored with the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for outstanding professionalism as an attorney and for mentoring younger lawyers.

This talk was recorded February 26, 2014, and sponsored by The Federalist Society.

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