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Mar 13, 2017

Consulting’s Hodges and Donatelli Debate Before Charlotte Business Group

Former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges and federal Executive Vice President Frank Donatelli of McGuireWoods Consulting engaged in a spirited debate before nearly 45 members of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Retail Affinity Group in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 7.

Jim and Frank discussed federal legislative issues and offered differing analyses and predictions regarding healthcare, tax reform, immigration, trade and infrastructure funding. Frank was generally supportive of the Trump administration’s agenda, while Jim urged caution and felt the changes advocated were far too abrupt and far-reaching. Both speakers agreed, however, that Washington was finally poised to break gridlock and legislate on many of the key issues facing America.

One attendee remarked that hearing the issues debated, along with a discussion of the process and potential outcomes, clarified her thinking on how her company should respond to these emerging legislative developments.