The Evolution of Ethics and How it Applies to Today's Technology (with Q&A)
John W. Dean
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30am-10:00am

Before becoming Counsel to the President of the United States in July 1970, at age thirty-one, John Dean was Chief Minority Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, the Associate Director of a law reform commission, and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States. He served as Richard Nixon’s White House counsel for a thousand days.

Dean did his undergraduate studies at Colgate University and the College of Wooster, with majors in English Literature and Political Science. He received a graduate fellowship from American University to study government and the presidency, before entering Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his JD in 1965. For the past ten years Dean has been a visiting scholar (and lecturer) at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California.

John writes on the subjects of law, government, and politics, and he recounted his days in the Nixon White House and Watergate in two books, Blind Ambition (1976) and Lost Honor (1982). Since retiring from his career as a private investment banker at age 60, he has written a series of New York Times best sellers, a biweekly column for, and is currently working on his twelfth book, while regularly delivering CLE programs throughout the country.