the National Cures Agenda
James Wootton is a nationally recognized expert in law and public policy. Wootton is currently chairman of the Partnership for America and president of the Access to Courts Initiative. Wootton is a former partner of Mayer Brown LLP where he led the “Better Way” project to develop an alternative compensation system for prescription drug injuries. Wootton joined the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform in 1998 and was the Chamber’s lead negotiator of the Y2K Liability Act of 1999. Wootton also helped organize the coalition which advocated for the passage of the Class Action Fairness Act. As president of Safe Streets, Mr. Wootton was principal drafter and advocate for the truth-in-sentencing provisions of the 1994 Crime Bill. In the following three years 27 states adopted truth-in-sentencing laws. As a political appointee in the Reagan Justice Department Wootton helped create numerous national programs including: the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime; National Court Appointed Special Advocates; National Child Safety Center; Child Safety Partnership; National Partnership to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program.
Vince Galbiati formerly served as the Managing Director of "Free To Choose Medicine," an independent project of the National Center for Policy Analysis. Galbiati has an extensive background in executive business management, policy development and strategic planning. He has held senior positions with Fortune 500, middle-market, privately held and not-for-profit corporations, including GATX Capital Inc., Koch Industries Inc., and Inland Steel Industries (now Arcelor-Mittal). Just prior to accepting the Free To Choose Medicine project, Galbiati served as the President & CEO of the Northwest Indiana Forum, a business leadership association having primary responsibilities in industrial environmental affairs, legislative affairs and public policy, business development and retention, and public relations. Galbiati, who earned his MBA from Indiana University, has been recognized for his contributions in regional advancements in transportation, distribution and logistics, fiber optic infrastructure development and public policy in high technology business development.
Jim Pinkerton currently serves as a contributor for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2006. Pinkerton provides political and media analysis and commentary on current events across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming. Previously, he served on the White House staff as director of political affairs under President Ronald Reagan and as deputy assistant to the president for policy planning for President George H. W. Bush. He was also a member of the campaign staff during the 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992 Republican presidential campaigns. In 2008, Pinkerton was a senior advisor to Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign. He is a fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. and a former columnist for Newsday. Pinkerton is the author of "What Comes Next: The End of Big Government and the New Paradigm Ahead" and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and USA Today among others. He received a B.A. in political science from Stanford University.