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 Export to Your Calendar 12/12/2019
When: Thursday, December 12, 2019
2:00 pm EST
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: Kyle Schaller
856.642.4416


Online registration is available until: 12/12/2019
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This webinar will introduce participants to the work of the U.S. Small Business Administrations Office of Advocacy. Tasked with being the regulatory watchdogs for small business, the office works to reduce the regulatory burden to small business by working directly with Federal Agencies, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the White House. This webinar will also give participants tips for writing effective public comment letters on proposed regulations.

 

Speakers:

Bruce E. Lundegren

Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy

U.S. Small Business Administration

 

Bruce Lundegren currently serves as an Assistant Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.  The Office of Advocacy oversees federal agency compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, a law that requires federal agencies to assess the impact of their regulations on small business and to consider less burdensome alternatives.  As such, Bruce works closely with federal agencies, business and trade groups, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to ensure that the voice of small business is heard within the regulatory process.  Bruce also actively participates in Small Business Advocacy Review Panels with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and is part of the Office of Advocacy team that trains federal agencies on RFA compliance.  Bruce’s areas of responsibility include occupational safety and health, transportation, and homeland security.  Prior to joining the Office of Advocacy, Bruce served as Director of Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as Regulatory Counsel for the National Association of Home Builders.  Before that he worked in the private practice of law.  Bruce received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his law degree from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University.  He is a member of the bar of Massachusetts, Kansas, and Missouri.

 

 

Prianka P. Sharma
Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy
U.S. Small Business Administration

 

Prianka Sharma currently serves as an Assistant Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.  The Office of Advocacy oversees federal agency compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, a law that requires federal agencies to assess the impact of their regulations on small business and to consider less burdensome alternatives.  As such, she works closely with federal agencies, business and trade groups, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to ensure that the voice of small business is heard within the regulatory process.  Prianka’ s portfolio includes agriculture, energy, and natural resource law and policy. Prianka is also active in various organizations that support her interest in environmental policy including the American Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment and Resources and Women in Government Relations.  Prior to joining the Office of Advocacy, Prianka served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as a Litigation Law Fellow for the D.C. Volunteer Lawyer’s Project. Prianka received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Juris Doctor degree from The American University Washington College of Law. She is a member of the bar of Illinois, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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