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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Private Property and the Public Interest

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From pipelines and utilities to highways and high-speed rail, eminent domain is a fight without end.

Supported by Barron Adler Clough & Oddo

Moderators
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Jim Malewitz

Reporter for Bridge Magazine
Malewitz reports on the environment and public policy for Bridge Magazine. He was previously an investigative reporter for The Texas Tribune, primarily covering the intersection of energy and the environment. Malewitz also covered energy and environmental issues for Stateline, a nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
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George Christian

Senior Counsel at the Texas Civil Justice League
Christian has worked with the Texas Civil Justice League, an organization promoting civil justice reform, since 2007. He is also an adjunct professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin and a practicing lawyer.
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Arif Panju

Managing Attorney for the Texas Office of the Institute for Justice
Panju is the managing attorney at the Institute for Justice’s Texas Office, where he litigates economic liberty, First Amendment, property rights and school choice cases. Previously, he served as an attorney at Cantilo & Bennett LLP and as a constitutional law fellow at the Institute... Read More →
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Marissa Patton

Associate Legislative Director for the Texas Farm Bureau
Patton joined the Texas Farm Bureau in 2013 and currently serves as associate legislative director, where she advocates on behalf of members on eminent domain, agricultural and wildlife policy. She previously worked in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn... Read More →
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Julia Rathgeber

President and CEO of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas
Rathgeber has served as president and CEO of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas since 2016. She previously served as deputy chief of staff to Gov. Greg Abbott and as Texas commissioner of insurance. Rathgeber has also worked at the Texas General Land Office and Texas Commission... Read More →