C. Dean McGrath Jr. is an attorney with McGrath & Associates in Washington,D.C., and an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He previously worked as deputy chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, deputy assistant to President George H.W. Bush, special counsel in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and associate counsel to President Ronald Reagan.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.