Stuart Rabinowitz Named Senior Advisor to Executive Director of The Commission on Presidential Debates

Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP is pleased to announce that Stuart Rabinowitz, Senior Counsel to the firm has been selected to serve as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of The Commission on Presidential Debates.

Stuart Rabinowitz is Senior Counsel to the firm, where his practice encompasses constitutional law, appellate litigation, education law, and economic development strategy. Stuart is the President Emeritus of Hofstra University and before that, Dean of its School of Law.

Stuart was asked by Janet Brown, Executive Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, to advise the schools which have been selected to host this year on the logistics and challenges of handling the debates and to assist with obtaining sufficient funding for their essential operations. Stuart was key to bringing three consecutive presidential debates to Hofstra in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure, for the benefit of the American electorate, that general election debates between or among the leading candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States are a permanent part of the electoral process. CPD’s primary purpose is to sponsor and produce the quadrennial general election debates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates. The organization, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) corporation, sponsored all of the presidential debates in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020.