On July 25, 2023, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its fifth hearing this year on artificial intelligence (AI). This is the second hearing held by the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, and it highlighted the “bipartisan unanimity” in regulating AI technology.
Aaron serves as the co-chair of the Government Affairs Group and provides counsel and advocacy to clients on legislative and policy matters in a range of areas including antitrust, financial services, health care, energy, intellectual property, artificial intelligence, technology, agriculture, and national security. All too often in Washington if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. Aaron helps clients make sure their views are represented in policy discussions in Capitol Hill, the White House, and throughout the federal government.
Aaron has years of high-level experience on Capitol Hill. He’s the former Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the longest serving Republican Senator in history, and current President Pro Tempore-emeritus of the Senate. As Senator Grassley’s Chief of Staff, Aaron worked closely with other members of Republican Senate Leadership and their senior staff to advance the priorities of the Republican Caucus and to set the agenda for the Senate. Aaron also advised Senator Grassley during his tenure as the Chairman of the powerful Judiciary and Finance Committees, the top Republican of the Committee on Budget, and as a senior member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. During his tenure as a Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary committee, Aaron advised Senator Grassley on a host of policy and constitutional issues, including Supreme Court nominations, and was the lead Republican negotiator of the First Step Act—the biggest criminal justice reform effort in a generation and a signature bipartisan accomplishment of the Trump Administration. Aaron also played key roles in the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Earlier in his career, he worked as an Associate Director of Presidential Speechwriting in the George W. Bush White House.
Drawing on his years of experience in litigation, leading congressional investigations, and high-profile hearings on Capitol Hill, Aaron also counsels clients responding to government investigations.
In an unconventional opening to the normally staid proceedings of the United States Senate, the voice of Frank Sinatra introduced the July 12, 2023 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property. More accurately, an AI-generated version of Frank Sinatra’s voice sang about regulating AI to the tune of New York, New York, which Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, used to illustrate both the possibilities and the risks of the use of AI in creative industries.…