Herseth Sandlin participates in talk over Shakespeare, lobbyingFormer South Dakota congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin discussed lobbying, the hyper-partisan climate today and Shakespeare during a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., last week.
By: Tom Lawrence, The Daily Republic
Former South Dakota congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin discussed lobbying, the hyper-partisan climate today and Shakespeare during a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., last week.
Herseth Sandlin has been keeping a low public profile of late, although she is scheduled to serve as the emcee during the McGovern Day Dinner on Saturday night in Sioux Falls.
She is currently a lobbyist/lawyer with the D.C.-based Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz law firm.
Last week, she took part in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s third “Shakespeare and the Law” panel discussion at the Sidney Harman Hall in Washington.
According to Roll Call reporter Neda Semnani, who titled a preview of the event “To Dream, Perchance to Lobby,” the theme was “Shakespeare, Lobbying and Elizabethan England.”
The panel included Herseth Sandlin, Nick Allard with the lobbying and law firm of Patton Boggs, Michael Isikoff, the national investigative correspondent with NBC News, and Melanie Sloan with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
There were several other big names at the event: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided, and Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan joined Ginsburg at the bench.
Herseth Sandlin’s participation in the McGovern Day events will cap a day that starts with a debate between the two Democrats who are running for her old House seat: Matt Varilek and Jeff Barth.
In January, Herseth Sandlin, 41, passed on taking another run at Rep. Kristi Noem, the freshman Republican from rural Hamlin County who unseated her in 2010.