Floyd Abrams is a member of the Executive Committee and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's litigation practice group. Mr. Abrams has a national trial and appellate practice and extensive experience in high-visibility matters, often involving First Amendment, securities litigation, intellectual property, public policy and regulatory issues. He has argued frequently in the Supreme Court in cases raising issues as diverse as the scope of the First Amendment, the interpretation of ERISA, the nature of broadcast regulation, the impact of copyright law and the continuing viability of the Miranda rule.
Howard Abrams specializes in copyright and related areas in entertainment and computer law. Professor Abrams has authored a multi-volume treatise on the law of copyright, co-authored a casebook on copyright, and has authored and co-authored a number of significant scholarly articles. He served as the American Reporter on author's rights for the XIIIth International Congress on Comparative Law (Montreal 1990) and as the General Reporter for the XIVth International Congress of Comparative Law (Athens-Delphi 1994).
Claudia H. Allen serves as Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center. She counsels boards, management and investors in public and private companies on corporate governance matters and related issues, such as shareholder activism and engagement, shareholder proposals, defensive measures including shareholder rights plans, takeover preparedness, board/committee process and structure and fiduciary duties. Her practice also encompasses transactional matters, including private and public mergers and acquisitions, and securities matters, including compliance with the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts.
Rand L. Allen is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Wiley Rein LLP where he represents clients, ranging from IT and professional services firms to the nation's largest aerospace and defense contractors. Mr. Allen represents clients in every aspect of government contracting, including bid protests, disputes, commercial litigation, terminations, mergers and acquisitions, “procurement fraud”/False Claims Act investigations, suspension/debarment, and regulatory issues.
Thomas Y. Allman is an attorney residing in Cincinnati, Ohio and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Prior to retirement, Mr. Allman served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of BASF Corporation.
David Angeli of the Angeli Ungar Law Group LLC in Portland represents individuals and corporations in the most serious of criminal, regulatory, and civil matters.
Cristina Arguedas is a criminal defense attorney who has represented high-profile clients in some of the most visible cases around the country, as well as many little-known clients on relatively routine matters that never make the nightly news. Ms. Arguedas is equally adept at handling complex white-collar cases, high-profile murders, and the full range of less serious criminal cases. She works closely with other ACH lawyers as well as a team of investigators, jury consultants and other top experts she has assembled over more than two decades.
Bob Armitage is a consultant on IP strategy and policy. Mr. Armitage served for a decade as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Eli Lilly & Co. Prior to assuming his general counsel role at Lilly, he had been Lilly’s Vice President and General Patent Counsel and a Partner with Vinson & Elkins, LLP.
Erika Arner chairs Finnegan's patent office practice. She focuses on patent office trials, patent prosecution management, client counseling, and litigation, with an emphasis on electronic technology, computer software, and the Internet. Ms. Arner helps clients of all sizes to establish and grow patent portfolios, align intellectual property strategy with business objectives, and adapt to the evolving legal landscape, including the America Invents Act.
Leslie Auerbach has been a Partner in the law firm of Auerbach Law Firm since 1975. During that time, he has been actively practicing law in Florida, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He served as a Chapter 7 Trustee for four years, lectured with the Continuing Legal Education Institute, served as a court-appointed bankruptcy examiner, and has testified as a bankruptcy law expert.
David F. Axelrod is a highly experienced trial lawyer who practices in the areas of Business Litigation, White Collar Defense, Corporate Investigations and Compliance, and Tax Controversies. Before joining Shumaker, Mr. Axelrod was a founding Partner of Axelrod, Todd & Laliberte LLP.
Robert J. Bach is an employee benefits and ERISA attorney based in New York. He has practiced for more than 25 years, and has been counsel to large and small single and multi-employer plans providing pension, medical, disability and other benefits. Mr. Bach counsels plan trustees and their committees and has supervised other attorneys involving the establishment, administration and termination of plans. He is also a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Joint Committee on Employee Benefits and Co-Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Labor Section of the American Bar Association.
Robert L. Ballow is a founding Partner in the law firm of King & Ballow. Mr. Ballow is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Labor Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bar Association’s Committee on Antitrust and Labor Relations. Mr. Ballow has been a guest lecturer for the American Press Institute and Vanderbilt University. Mr. Ballow is a founding member of the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society.
Vinod Bange is a Partner in Taylor Wessing LLP's IT, Telecoms and Competition group. Mr. Bange has specialized in data protection and information law matters for over 10 years. With a wide range of data protection experience across various data rich sectors such as financial services, life sciences and healthcare, he has advised right at the heart of specific data matters and also from a strategic perspective.
Raymond Banoun is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Mr. Banoun is one of the leading business fraud litigators in the nation. He represents corporations and financial institutions, their audit committees, law firms, and executives in all aspects of criminal and civil enforcement matters; defends federal and state investigations, and in litigation, both pre- and post-indictment, including in whistleblower, False Claims Act and RICO actions in all courts.
Rosina B. Barker counsels clients on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), tax, and securities law aspects of their employee benefits and executive compensation plans. Her practice ranges from sophisticated defined benefit pension plan matters to complex executive compensation issues.
Mark Barnes is a Partner with Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston and a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Medical Research Law & Policy Report. He focuses his practice in the area of research, advising clients throughout higher education and the health care industry, including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, and universities. Mr. Barnes has extensive experience in legal issues related to research with humans and animals, stem cell and genetic research, research grants and contracts, research misconduct, and international research. Mr. Barnes also frequently advises clients on clinical trials compliance, Medicare reimbursement, False Claims Act issues, and medical privacy.
Jane Barrett joined the University of Maryland School of Law faculty to supervise the Environmental Law Clinic. Professor Barrett was most recently in private practice at Blank Rome, LLP in Washington, D.C. While at Blank Rome, and before that while at Dyer Ellis and Joseph, PC, she chaired the White Collar, Internal and Government Investigations Group.
Jerome Barron joined the faculty of The George Washington University Law School in 1965. He served as Dean of the Law School from 1979-88. He has argued and participated in First Amendment and other constitutional cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, and served as a consultant to the Senate Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (Watergate). He has served as Chair of the ABA Committee on Graduate Legal Education and as Chair of the AALS Section of Mass Communication Law.
Steve Baughman is an intellectual property partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Ropes & Gray LLP, where he returned after spending three years in Japan to open the firm’s office in Tokyo. For 20 years, Mr. Baughman has worked with leading international companies to resolve their IP and technology-focused commercial disputes in a broad array of litigation, licensing and counseling settings. These include patent and trade secret disputes—as well as trademark, copyright and other complex commercial matters—presented in trial and appellate courts, domestic and international arbitration tribunals, and the International Trade Commission.
Michel Baumeister, a trial attorney with Baumeister & Samuels, P.C. in New York, has concentrated his practice in the field of aviation accident and complex tort litigation. Mr. Baumeister, who has more 40 years of aviation experience as a pilot, has dedicated his career to helping air crash victims and their families receive proper and adequate compensation, as well as to making improvements in aviation safety. He has served as a leading member of the Plaintiffs' Steering and Executive Committees in every major airline disaster in which the firm has represented victims and their families.
Kathleen M. Beasley is a litigation Partner in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. For more than 20 years, Ms. Beasley has represented corporations, individuals, boards of directors and board committees in business disputes and government investigations. She has tried lawsuits in federal and state court, and before arbitrators. With extensive experience in conducting internal corporate investigations, Ms. Beasley has also assisted clients being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other governmental authorities. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of antitrust, fraud, and complex business disputes.
Nathan A. Beaver is a partner and food and drug lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Life Sciences Law & Industry Report. His practice focuses on the representation of manufacturers whose products and activities are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He advises clients on regulatory issues affecting prescription and over-the-counter drug products (including animal drugs), medical devices, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and foods with special emphasis on the strategic considerations involving the approval process and patent and exclusivity issues related to the Hatch-Waxman Act. Mr. Beaver is a member of the firm’s Government & Public Policy and FDA Practices, and the Food & Beverage Industry and Life Sciences Industry Teams.
Judge Bechtle is Chief Judge Emeritus of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was appointed to the Bench on March 7, 1972. In 1994, then Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist appointed him to a seven-year term as one of the seven members of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
John Beisner is the leader of Skadden Arps' Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation Group. He focuses on the defense of purported class actions, mass tort matters and other complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts. He also regularly handles appellate litigations and has appeared in matters before the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the past 25 years, he has defended major U.S. and international corporations in more than 600 purported class actions filed in federal courts and in 40 state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.
Hugh Bell, Jr. is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Mr. Bell has published papers and book chapters concerning contracting issues and has spoken at many seminars and programs. He has served in various positions for the Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association, including Chairman of its Committee on Dispute Resolution, and of its Construction Division for three years.
Elisabeth Belmont has served as Corporate Counsel for MaineHealth, a family of healthcare services located in southern, central and western Maine, since 1998 and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. As Corporate Counsel, Ms. Belmont is involved in a myriad of complex issues hospitals face on a daily basis ranging from hospital-physician relationships to corporate organization and governance and regulatory matters.
Katherine Benesch is a Principal at Benesch & Associates, LLC and a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. She practices primarily in the areas of healthcare law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). As a litigator, Ms. Benesch represents clients in trial and appellate cases and administrative hearings involving physician, hospital and managed care liability; contract, credentialing, commercial, employment and reimbursement disputes; state licensure issues; and research misconduct. As an arbitrator, she handles many types of cases, including disputes over clinical research trials.
Linda Bentley chairs Mintz Levin’s FDA Practice Group and serves as a member of the advisory boards of Bloomberg Law's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report and Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report. She has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device manufacturers, and insurers on corporate and regulatory matters. Ms. Bentley advises health products manufacturers on the regulatory and reimbursement status of products and procedures and on strategic pathways for bringing new products to market.
Steven N. Berger has focused his career on resolution of complex business disputes through effective representation of clients in bankruptcy or other reorganization proceedings, loan workouts, litigation and business transactions.
Robert Bernius, a Nixon Peabody LLP Partner since 1981, has tried jury cases and argued appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Bernius also serves as General Counsel to the firm. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility.
Alden Bianchi is the Practice Group Leader of Mintz Levin’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice in Boston. He advises corporate, not-for-profit, governmental and individual clients on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits issues. Practice issues include qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, stock and stock-based compensation arrangements, ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues, benefit-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions and health and welfare plans.
Ted Bilich is the Chief Executive Officer of Risk Alternatives LLC. Mr. Bilich has an extensive background in counseling clients about business risks and resolving disputes. Before founding Risk Alternatives, Mr. Bilich was a Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to full-time teaching, Ted served for more than 20 years in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones Day.
Mary Nell Billings is Director of Global Retirement Programs for Hilton Worldwide in Memphis, TN. where she specializes in the Americas. Ms. Billings has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources and finance from both a plan sponsor and a third-party administrator perspective, including qualified and nonqualified retirement and health and welfare benefits, training and communications.
Bert Black, a Senior Attorney with Schaefer Halleen, has been practicing law for over 30 years. His current cases are mostly in the areas of condominium development, employment, and consumer protection litigation. Trained as an engineer, many of his cases have involved complex scientific, technical, statistical, and financial issues. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving environmental pollution, pharmaceutical products liability, construction defects, real estate transactions, securities fraud, and bankruptcy.
John Blum is a John J. Waldron Research Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He has held positions on the faculties of Penn State and Boston University, and was a teaching fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was also a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall and the University of British Columbia Faculties of Law under the auspices of the U.S.-Canada Fulbright program.
David Z. Bodenheimer is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Crowell & Moring where he handles Government Contracts, False Claims Act, Privacy, and Cybersecurity matters. For more than 30 years, Mr. Bodenheimer has found solutions for clients whenever and wherever problems arise in doing business with the Government.
Joseph S.U. Bodoff is a partner at Rubin and Rudman. His practice focuses on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. His practice includes the representation of debtors, creditors and other parties in interest in Chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court workouts, as well as preference, fraudulent transfer and successor liability litigation.
John T. Boese is a member of the Litigation Department in Fried Frank's Washington, D.C., office. He joined the firm in 1977 after five years in the U.S. Department of Justice, and he became a partner in 1980. He was a Managing pPartner of the Washington, D.C., office and co-chair of the Washington, D.C., Litigation Department from 2001-05.
Abby Bonjean is an associate in the Chicago office of Polsinelli PC. She focuses her practice on health information privacy and security, counseling clients that include national health systems, physician practices, and medical device manufacturers on matters such as developing and implementing HIPAA privacy and security compliance programs, conducting due diligence, and responding to breach incidents and government investigations.
Andrew S. Boutros is National Co-Chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Group. He is a distinguished trial attorney, litigator, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) pioneer. He is also a decorated former Chicago federal prosecutor, Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, voting Member of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council, National Co-Chair of the ABA's Global Anti-Corruption Committee and former law clerk on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Boutros handles his clients' most sensitive and important white collar matters, internal investigations, defense of enforcement actions, and complex litigations. He also provides strategic counseling and advice to clients in a variety of industries and conducts comprehensive compliance audits, including in the areas of corporate social responsibility and supply chain integrity.
Hildy Bowbeer has served as a Federal Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota since June 2014. Judge Bowbeer previously served as Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and as Senior Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the 3M Company.
Kevin Brady, Of Counsel at Redgrave LLP, has extensive experience representing clients in complex corporate, commercial, and products liability litigation in both federal and state courts. Mr. Brady also focuses his practice on providing advice and counsel on electronic discovery, electronic information management, data privacy, and data security issues.
Courtenay Brinckerhoff is a Partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Brinckerhoff’s practice focuses on client counseling in all aspects of obtaining, licensing and enforcing patents and conducting freedom-to-operate and due diligence investigations.
Lowell Brown is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Arent Fox, is the national leader of the Health Care Practice Group, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Brown advises hospitals, medical staffs, health systems, long-term care facilities, medical groups, and other health care provider organizations in business, regulatory, and medico-legal matters, with an emphasis on laws relating to operational issues, including the design and implementation of compliance programs, practitioner credentialing, peer review, disciplinary hearings, Medicare certification, licensing and accreditation issues, and related policies and procedures.
Joan M. Brown is Associate General Counsel at CenturyLink Inc. in Denver. She has been with CenturyLink since 2003 as in-house ERISA counsel where she advises on compliance and with regard to transactions. She has more than 25 years of experience with ERISA, employee benefits and HIPAA law.
Robert Brownlie is international Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Securities Litigation Practice and Managing Partner of the firm's San Diego office. He concentrates in the representation of corporations and their officers and directors in complex business, securities and corporate litigation, particularly class action and derivative litigation, and related Securities and Exchange Commission and criminal investigations and enforcement actions.
Arthur H. Bryant, Chairman of Public Justice, has won major victories and established new precedents in several areas of the law, including constitutional law, toxic torts, civil rights, consumer protection, and mass torts. Mr. Bryant first came to Public Justice in 1984 as its sole staff attorney, and was appointed Executive Director in 1987. Under his leadership, Public Justice grew from a staff of two, including him, to a staff of 30, and the organization has been involved in a broad range of cutting-edge, high-impact litigation.
James Burns is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Akerman LLP, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He has represented health-care providers and health-care insurers in numerous antitrust matters, including mergers, for over 25 years, and is a frequent contributor to publications on such issues.
Patrick G. Burns is a founding shareholder at Greer, Burns & Crain in Chicago where he focuses on patent prosecution and opinions. Mr. Burns has handled litigation involving a variety of intellectual property disputes in the Federal Circuit, Federal District Courts, and the International Trade Commission.
Scott Burwell is an experienced intellectual property litigator with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report. He focuses his practice primarily on Hatch-Waxman (ANDA) litigations, as well as other pharmaceutical and biotechnology-related disputes. He has broad experience in all facets of litigation, including bench and jury trials in federal district courts and appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Under Elizabeth Cabraser's leadership, Lieff Cabraser has become one of the country's largest law firms serving clients seeking to redress for financial and consumer fraud, anti-competitive practices, harmful drugs and products, and illegal employment practices.
Rico Calleja is a legal know-how and marketing consultant to a number of U.K. firms and provides legal training to law firms including Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, Speechly Bircham LLP and Michael Simkins LLP. Mr. Calleja also provides know-how and training services to a number of in-house legal departments, including Amazon, talkbackTHAMES and BSkyB. He specialises in IP, IT, media and communications.
Paul Calli is a Shareholder in the Miami office of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP who handles complex commercial litigation and white collar matters. Mr. Calli regularly represents law firms, lawyers, judges, physicians, professional athletes, sports agents, recording artists, and recording industry executives in sensitive civil and regulatory matters. He has tried over 125 cases to verdict in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. during the past 20 years, and has won a series of acquittals in high-profile trials since 2008.
Kerrie Campbell is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Chadbourne & Parke LLP and she is resident in its Washington, D.C. office. Over 27 years, Ms. Campbell has built a practice focused on all aspects of consumer product safety, risk management, regulatory compliance and related litigation, and on reputation protection, defamation, libel, product disparagement and First Amendment issues and litigation.
Fred Cate, the Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law, specializes in information privacy and security law issues. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and speaks frequently before professional, industry, and government groups.
David M. Certner is Legislative Counsel and Legislative Policy Director for Government Affairs at AARP Inc. in Washington. He has been with AARP since 1982 and serves as counsel for the association’s legislative, regulatory, and policy efforts at the federal and state level, as well as for litigation opportunities before the courts. Prior to assuming his current role in 2007, Mr. Certner served as Director of AARP’s 25 person federal affairs group, where he headed up all federal legislative and regulatory activity.
Scott Chambers is a Principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. Dr. Chambers advisers clients on complex intellectual property matters, focusing on utilizing the courts and government agencies, such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to protect or defend clients’ rights. Dr. Chambers helps clients avoid and resolve problems associated with protecting intellectual property, including litigation at the appellate and district court levels, and before the International Trade Commission.
Sumi Chong is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer with the Federal Reserve System Office of Employee Benefits. Ms. Chong was previously a Senior Benefits Counsel with the the Campbell Soup Company, Corporate Counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb and a Senior Consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Peter Church is a Solicitor in the London office of Linklaters LLP where he works in a number of areas where technology interfaces with the law, including data privacy, telecom regulation and technology contracts. Mr. Church graduated from the University of Cambridge and earned a PgDL from The Nottingham Trent University.
Alan L. Chvotkin is the Executive Vice President and Counsel of the Professional Services Council (PSC), the principal national trade association of the government professional and technical services industry, where he is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity. Prior to joining PSC, he was a Vice President of AT&T Government Services where he was responsible for managing key AT&T programs and opportunities.
Michael V. Ciresi is a name Partner and former Chairman of the Executive Board of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. During his 43 years with the firm, he has driven the firm’s litigation practice. Mr. Ciresi’s trial practice and consulting is focused in the areas of product liability, intellectual property, business and commercial litigation. He has represented individuals, corporations, and governmental entities throughout his career and he has obtained nearly $12 billion in verdicts, awards and settlements on behalf of clients.
David Coar served as U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois for 16 years and as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for eight years. From 1979-82, he served as the first U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in the Northern District of Illinois. As Associate Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law, Judge Coar taught courses on ethics, corporations, corporate finance, constitutional law, labor law, and professional responsibility. As a practicing lawyer, Judge Coar represented private plaintiffs in the case that determined how Title VII impacted the merger of previously segregated lines of progression in the steel industry.
Jerry Cohen is a Partner with Burns & Levinson LLP in Boston who has more than 40 years experience as a lawyer dealing with patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, licensing/franchising, visual arts, software, databases and publication law, formation and operation of business enterprises and not-for-profit organizations, international trade, litigation/ADR, and legal ethics. Mr. Cohen handles acquisition, licensing and litigation of intellectual property rights. He has also served as an expert witness, arbitrator and mediator in intellectual property matters.
Peter Coll is a Senior Member of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's Litigation Group in New York. He served as a member of the firm's Executive Committee from 2000-12. Mr. Coll has tried major, complex cases in New York state and federal courts and throughout the U.S., including Washington, the Virgin Islands, California and Arizona. During his 40 plus year litigation and trial career, he has argued appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, the highest-level appellate courts of New York and New Jersey, and seven federal circuit courts of appeal.
Ann L. Combs is a Vanguard Principal and leads the firm's governmental relations activities as well as the strategic retirement consulting group. She is responsible for representing the interests of Vanguard and its shareholders in Washington, D.C., and has oversight responsibilities for Vanguard’s retirement policy, research, and plan consulting activities.
Dennis J. Connolly is a Partner in the Atlanta and New York offices of Alston & Bird LLP where his primary area of practice is in the representation of debtors and creditors' committees in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Connolly has been involved in cases across the country in a number of different industries, including manufacturing, transportation, finance, defense contracting and space and technology. He has appeared in courts in Delaware, North and South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, California, Ohio, Louisiana, West Virginia and New York.
Alan Cooper is Of Counsel with Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in trademark and unfair competition law and related litigation. Mr. Cooper has represented trademark owners for more than 25 years, acting as lead counsel in numerous trademark infringement, trademark dilution, trade dress infringement, and false advertising actions in federal courts throughout the U.S., and in inter partes registration proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. These cases have involved many commercially important marks such as Lexus, Brinks, Toyota, AutoZone, Toshiba, Nike, Goodyear, and Godiva.
Brian S. Cousin is a partner at Dentons where he heads the firm’s Global Employment and Labor Practice. Brian advises U.S. and multinational companies in all aspects of employment law, including employment and separation agreements, corporate restructurings and transactions, investigations, handbooks and policies, training, and rights of indemnification and advancement. Brian has successfully handled just about every type of employment and benefits- related case possible including cases alleging violations of non competition and other restrictive covenants, theft of trade secrets, fraud, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, defamation, unfair competition, discrimination and retaliation, wage/hour and employee misclassification violations, ERISA and securities law violations
Greta Cowart is a Shareholder at the Dallas office of Winstead P.C. where she is a member of the Executive Compensation & Benefits practice. Ms. Cowart focuses her practice on employee benefits, health and welfare plans, tax-sheltered annuities, retirement and health law. She specializes in complex employee benefit plan issues and in resolving issues through voluntary compliance programs.
Tom Crane, a Member of Mintz Levin in the firm's Boston and Washington, D.C., offices, is nationally recognized for his experience with fraud and abuse, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Crane advises national and local clients on structuring complex strategic affiliation arrangements and transactions to comply with the applicable fraud and abuse laws as well as the variety of other regulatory requirements to meet today’s health reform challenges.
Malcolm Crompton is Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd (IIS), a global consultancy specializing in data protection and privacy strategies. Mr. Crompton is a Director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia New Zealand (iappANZ), an affiliate of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He was founding President of iappANZ in 2008, a Director of IAPP from 2007-11 and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional. Mr. Crompton's global reputation and expertise in privacy was recognised when IAPP honoured Malcolm with the 2012 Privacy Leadership Award.
Conor Crowley is an internationally recognized expert in e-discovery. Mr. Crowley leverages almost 15 years of e-discovery experience as an attorney and a testifying expert to provide cost effective, practical advice to corporate and law firm clients in the areas of e-discovery readiness and responsiveness, defensibility, preservation, early case assessment, records and information management and international e-discovery. He has served as both an expert witness and a court-appointed special master on matters related to civil discovery.
James D. Crowne is the Director of Legal Affairs at the American Intellectual Property Law Association and was formerly the Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.
Catherine Crump is a Staff Attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project where her principal focus is representing individuals challenging the lawfulness of government surveillance programs.
James Czaban is a Partner in the Government Affairs Practice Group, and Chair of the FDA Group at DLA Piper LLP in Washington, D.C., and serves as a member of the advisory boards of Bloomberg Law's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report and Health IT Law & Industry Report. He has extensive experience in government regulation of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, medical device, and health care related companies and his practice focuses on counseling such clients on complex regulatory strategies and compliance matters, and representing clients in administrative and judicial enforcement actions and other proceedings involving the Food & Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, and other federal and state agencies.
Susan Daley is a Partner in the Chicago office of Perkins Coie where she is a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice. Ms. Daley has over 25 years of experience in the areas of executive compensation, securities and employee benefits. She is currently President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.
Lucy A. Dalglish became Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland on August 1, 2012. She served as executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press from 2000-12. Prior to assuming the Reporters Committee position, Ms. Dalglish was a media lawyer for almost five years in the trial department of the Minneapolis law firm of Dorsey & Whitney. From 1980-93, Ms. Dalglish was a reporter and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As a reporter, she covered beats ranging from general assignment and suburbs to education and courts. During her last three years at the Pioneer Press, she served as night city editor, assistant news editor and national/ foreign editor.
Thomas J. Daly, a Partner with Christie, Parker & Hale LLP, has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property law. Mr. Daly, who began his intellectual property law career as a litigator, utilizes this background in preparing patent applications that prevent or defend against subsequent disputes. He procures, licenses and enforces patent portfolios in the fields of medical devices, chemical processing, and pharmaceuticals, among others. He has represented clients in a large number of medical device, spinal implant and joint replacement implant intellectual property cases. He assisted a venture in early licensing of outer surface texturing of soft tissue implants that grew into a $47 million business.
Chris Davis directs the Investor Program at Ceres, which promotes and supports sustainable investment policies, practices and strategies for institutional investors. He is Chief of Staff of the 100+ member Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR). Mr. Davis works primarily with North American asset owners and and asset managers on climate change and other environmental, social and related governance issues that present material investment risks and opportunities.
Randy G. DeFrehn is Executive Director of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans in Washington. He has more than 35 years of experience working with multiemployer plans as the administrator of national pension and health benefit plans, an employee benefits consultant and a registered investment adviser. Since 2000, he has been an advocate and spokesman on matters of public policy affecting plans, participants and their sponsoring organizations.
Scott P. DeVries is a litigation Partner in Winston & Strawn LLP’s San Francisco office and chairs the Insurance Recovery Practice. In this capacity, he routinely represents firm clients throughout the country facing insurance recovery issues. He also focuses his practice on class and mass torts, product liability, and complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.
Q. Todd Dickinson is a Partner at Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP, and chairs the firm's Client Select Strategic Services Group. He was the Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association from 2008-14, and has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law and public policy, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Mr. Dickinson previously served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during the Clinton Administration. At the USPTO, Mr. Dickinson was principal policy advisor to the President on all intellectual property matters. Moreover, he was responsible for all international intellectual property policy issues on behalf of the U.S. government.
Catherine T. Dixon, a member of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's Public Company Advisory Group, is a recognized authority in the federal securities laws. Her practice encompasses a wide range of SEC disclosure and compliance matters, including those affecting corporate governance, as well as capital markets transactions (including public and private offerings) and mergers & acquisitions (domestic and cross-border).
W. Gordon Dobie is a partner in the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn LLP. He serves as lead partner in trial court and appellate cases throughout the United States with a focus on business torts and fraud, including contract, antitrust, unfair competition, RICO, and securities litigation matters.
William Dombi is the Vice President for Law at the National Association for Home Care and the Director of the Center for Health Care Law. Mr. Dombi is also the Executive Director of the Home Care and Hospice Financial Hospice Managers Association. Mr. Dombi has over 30 years of experience in health care law and policy and has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the institution on Medicare PPS for home health in 2000, and the massive health care reform legslation in 2010.
Daniel Doonan is a Senior Pension Specialist at the National Education Association in Washington. Prior to joining NEA, Mr. Doonan was a labor economist for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. He was also the Assistant Director of Research for the National Association of Letter Carriers and served as a consultant actuary for Buck Consultants.
Alison L. Doyle, who joined McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in 1984, is a member of the firm's Government Contracts Department. Ms.Doyle counsels clients on issues relating to contract formation, performance and disputes. Although well-grounded in the traditional government contracts practice areas of the firm, her practice today focuses in particular on issues relating to acquisition of commercial goods and services, particularly information technology hardware and software.
Eric Dreiband is a Partner of Jones Day where he represents companies in all aspects of civil rights, employment discrimination, whistleblower, and wage and hour investigations, litigation, and counseling. Eric previously served as the general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He directed the federal government's litigation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and several other federal employment antidiscrimination laws. He also issued the Regional Attorneys' Manual, which established the policies of EEOC's litigation program.
Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss is the Pauline Newman Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and the Co-Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. She is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a Reporter for its Project on Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes. She also sits on the National Academy of Science's Committee on Science, Technology and Law. Professor Dreyfuss was a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee, to the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and to the Federal Trade Commission.
Donald Dunner, a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, has worked in all phases of patent law, including prosecution, licensing, litigation, validity and infringement studies, and counseling. He has extensive technical experience in chemical engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.
Joseph G. Eaton is a Partner in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He is vice chairperson and co-administrator in the Litigation Department and chair of the firm’s Toxic Tort Practice Group. Mr. Eaton has represented chemical, petroleum and industrial manufacturers in complex litigation throughout the U.S. Mr. Eaton concentrates his practice in litigating matters involving chemical product liability actions, including plaintiffs’ personal injury and property damage litigation relating to alleged toxic products.
Henry C. Eickelberg is an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he serves as the student advisor for the Law Center’s LL.M. ERISA certificate.
Valerie Eifert is an associate in Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment Group. Her practice focuses on management-side representation in both employment litigation and traditional labor matters. Valerie works on employment discrimination matters and assists in representing employers on a wide variety of employment claims, including wage-and-hour litigation, wrongful discharge allegations, and actions under the Labor Management Relations Act.
Robert Eisenberg is a Director of Empire Discovery where he provides legally defensible eDiscovery consulting and legal technology services to clients. Mr. Eisenberg has over 30 years' experience in the practice of law and the rendering of consultative and technical services relating to the discovery of Electronically Stored Information (ESI), Computer Forensics, Records and Information Management (RIM) and traditional paper-based litigation support services. Mr. Eisenberg frequently conducts seminars, CLE courses, webinars and other presentations on the subjects of eDiscovery and Electronic Records Management.
Lannie Elderkin joined Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 1991 following CSC’s acquisition of Analytics, where she was Vice President and General Counsel. Since joining CSC, she has held progressively responsible roles in CSC’s legal department. Today, she leads a combined legal and contracts team of 200 professionals serving the legal, compliance and contracting needs of CSC’s North American Public Sector (NPS).
Whitney C. Ellerman is head of Katten’s Washington, D.C., Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and co-head of the office’s White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations and Compliance practice. Mr. Ellerman represents Fortune 500 companies, high-ranking public officials and corporate executives throughout the nation in complex criminal cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, federal environmental statutes including the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, fraud and corruption, antitrust and other criminal statutes. He also assists clients in designing, customizing and implementing comprehensive compliance programs.
Charles Elson is the Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and Professor of Finance at the University of Delaware's Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics. Professor Elson is a leading authority on corporate governance issues and his fields of expertise include executive compensation, corporate compliance, securities regulation, corporate legal matters and Delaware issues.
Larry Espel founded Greene Espel PLLP with Cliff Greene in 1993. Mr. Espel's practice includes federal and state litigation in Minnesota and throughout the country. It has involved class actions and multi-district lawsuits, arbitration, and administrative proceedings to resolve commercial, environmental, construction, products liability, and telecommunications disputes.
Amor A. Esteban is a Partner of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP. where he has developed an expertise on e-discovery, records and information management and data privacy is widely known. Mr. Esteban represents national and international businesses in all aspects of e-data and information law and related litigation and government investigations.
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. teaches courses in criminal law, constitutional and adjudicatory criminal procedure, criminal litigation, and seminars on the grand jury, white-collar criminal investigations, and criminal justice policy. He conducts research on discretion in the criminal process, the grand jury, prosecutorial ethics, and criminal justice policy and reform. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in his edited book, Grand Jury 2.0: Modern Perspectives on the Grand Jury, and in a number of leading journals including the Boston College Law Review, Cornell Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal.
Charles E. Falk has specialized for more than 25 years in the fields of corporate tax, international tax, tax litigation, real estate tax planning, bankruptcy taxation, gift and estate tax, and deferred compensation planning.
David Farer joined Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP in January 2012 as Chair of the firm's newly established Environmental Department. A nationally-renowned environmental lawyer, Mr. Farer previously chaired the Environmental & Brownfields practice group at Farer Fersko, where he established that firm's environmental practice in 1984.
Richard Faulk, a Partner in Hollingsworth LLP in Washington, D.C., concentrates his practice in complex toxic tort and environmental litigation, including class actions and other mass tort cases involving multiple plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Faulk has defended claims for a variety of injuries and illnesses allegedly caused by exposures to asbestos, various solvents, coal tar pitch, gasoline additives, lead paint and pigments, and other toxic substances.
Karin Feldman is a Benefits and Social Policy Insurance Specialist at the AFL-CIO in Washington. She joined the AFL-CIO in September 2006 as the policy specialist for health care and retirement security. She works on a range of issues affecting pension and health care benefits whether provided through employer-sponsored plans or federal programs including Social Security and Medicare. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, she has been responsible for coordinating the response of the AFL-CIO and its affiliates to the proposed rules implementing the Act issued by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury.
James E. Felman has concentrated his practice of law with Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. in the defense of complex criminal matters and related civil litigation for over 25 years. Mr. Felman represents clients in federal and state matters in every phase of the criminal process -- investigation, trial, sentencing, appeal, and post-conviction proceedings. He has represented clients in a wide range of matters, including allegations of bank fraud, health care fraud, mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, public corruption, environmental crimes, antitrust violations, synthetic/illegal drugs, illegal gambling, child abuse/pornography, and murder.
Karen Ferguson is Director of the Pension Rights Center in Washington, a nonprofit consumer organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the pension interests of workers, retirees, and their families. Before starting the Pension Rights Center in 1976, Ferguson worked as an attorney for the law firm Bell, Boyd and Lloyd, the National Labor Relations Board, the Public Interest Research Group, and the United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds.
Barbara Fiacco, a Partner with Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, represents clients in complex intellectual property and patent litigation matters. Ms. Flacco's technology-related practice focuses on the biomedical field, including counsel to companies with activities focusing on recombinant DNA, monoclonal antibodies, small molecule compounds, drug delivery, molecular diagnostics, and medical devices.
Thomas G. Field Jr. fully retired in 2013, after helping launch Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1973. Before that, Professor Field examined patents (alkene polymers) in the U.S. Patent Office and taught and practiced briefly in Ohio. Professor Field’s curricular responsibilities included administrative process (emphasis on IP and technological regulation) and fundamentals of IP (for first year and other students lacking IP backgrounds). For a time, he was the school’s content webmaster. He also founded and, over a 10-year span, moderated a listserv for IP professors.
Jesse A. Finkelstein has extensive experience advising and representing corporations, directors and significant shareholders. He provides corporate governance, transactional, M&A and control dispute advice to clients, and represents both corporate and individual clients in complex or high-stakes litigation. A director in the Corporate Department, Mr. Finkelstein also represents special and standing board committees with regard to corporate investigations.
Robert Fishman, a member of Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC in Chicago, focuses his practice on resolving his clients’ difficult financial issues. Whether representing a debtor or creditor, through an informal out-of-court workout or through the bankruptcy process, he partners with his clients to find the most efficient and beneficial solution for their situation.
Timothy B. Fleming is a Member of Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis, where his practice is focused in civil rights and employment litigation.
Gary M. Ford is a Principal in the Washington office of Groom Law Group, where he practices before Congress, the federal agencies, the federal courts and arbitrators. He has represented both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases involving substantial benefit liabilities and assets.
Adam Forman is a member of Epstein, Becker & Green’s Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, based in Chicago and Detroit. As noted in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, Mr. Forman “is a renowned expert in social media issues relating to the workplace” and also “focuses on litigation, training and preventive advice on the employment side.” Mr. Forman’s practice includes defending against wage and hour disputes and claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, representing management in labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and collective bargaining, advising employers about issues and policies related to social media and the online conduct of employees, and training workforces on employment law topics, such as how to conduct a workplace investigation.
Jeremy D. Frey is a Partner in the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia and Princeton offices. Mr. Frey concentrates on corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation.
Stewart Fried, a Principal Attorney with Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC, devotes his practice to litigation and dispute resolution matters, with an emphasis on the areas of agricultural, environmental, commercial, government contracts, and employment-related litigation. Mr. Fried is experienced in all aspects of pre-trial, trial, and appellate matters before the District of Columbia, Florida, and the Federal Courts, including class action litigation.
Diane J. Fuchs is formerly of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, where, until her retirement, she headed the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice group in Washington. Ms. Fuchs has almost three decades of experience advising corporate clients on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. She has also served as President of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and as Chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Employee Benefits Committee.
Tony Fuller leads Baker Tilly's government contractor advisory services practice and has been with the firm since 2002. He has more than 20 years experience providing a broad range of accounting, pricing, contract compliance and dispute/litigation related consulting services to government contractors and their legal counsel.
T. Markus Funk is the founding Co-Chair of Perkins Coie's Supply Chain Compliance Practice. Mr. Funk has successfully tried 24 federal jury cases, argued and briefed dozens of federal appeals, directed hundreds of investigations, and on a daily basis advises public and private entities and individuals on challenging ethics and compliance matters. In private practice since 2010, Mr. Funk focuses on internal investigations, complex commercial litigation both at the trial and appellate levels, white collar criminal defense, corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance, and corporate counseling.
Philip Furgang is a founding Partner of Furgang & Adwar, LLP, where he concentrates his practice in patent, trademark, copyright, franchising, entertainment, and unfair competition law. Mr. Furgang has lectured nationwide to bar associations and commercial groups on patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, intellectual property litigation tactics, licensing, and legal ethics.
Hal Fuson retired from the newspaper business in 2009 after negotiating the sale of The San Diego Union-Tribune, concluding 26 years as an employee of the Union-Tribune’s former owner, The Copley Press. Mr. Fuson was chief legal advisor of the family-held, San Diego-based company for more than two decades.
Michael M. Gaba is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Polsinelli PC and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report. His regulatory and legislative life sciences practice includes counseling and representing medical device and biotech companies before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Congress.
Max Garfield is a special counsel in the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where his practice focuses on representing employers in all areas of employment law. He litigates disputes involving employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employment discrimination and harassment, contract claims, common law tort claims, executive compensation and ERISA claims in federal and state court, in arbitrations and before administrative agencies. Max also advises employers on day-to-day employment issues including hiring and terminating employees, drafts and advises on separation and other employment-related agreements, and conducts and leads trainings and investigations for clients. Max is listed in New York Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for employment litigation: defense. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University.
Jennifer S. Geetter is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in Firm’s Washington, D.C., office and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Medical Research Law & Policy Report. She routinely advises global life sciences and health care clients on legal issues attendant to biomedical innovation. Her clients include a broad range of pharmaceutical, device, health plan, institutional health care provider, and others. Her work on behalf of these clients focuses her practice on emerging biotechnology and safety issues, research design and compliance, research program structure and operational and compliance infrastructure, personalized medicine, formulary compliance, scientific review and research misconduct proceedings, and emerging issues in the future, unspecified use of biospecimens and data.
Daniel K. Gelb is a Partner at Gelb & Gelb LLP in Boston where he represents clients in federal and state court litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. Mr. Gelb concentrates in the areas of business, securities, non-competition agreements, corporate raiding and trade secrets, accountants' liability and criminal law.
Laura Goldbard George is a Partner with Stroock in New York where she concentrates in trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, with particular expertise in consumer product-related matters. With her extensive litigation experience in the U.S. courts and abroad, as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Ms. George routinely represents plaintiffs and defendants in the clothing, luggage, jewelry, health and beauty aid, food/beverages, snuff and other tobacco products, gasoline and lubricant products, publishing, textile, and family entertainment industries. She also provides similar counsel to financial institutions.
Gary G. Gerlach founded New West Newspapers, Inc., and serves as its President and Principal Owner. Mr. Gerlach has a professional background as a publisher, journalist, and lawyer with over 35 years of experience in the media. Mr. Gerlach served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Partnership Press, Inc., which he co-founded with two partners, and Publisher of the Ames Daily Tribune in Ames, Iowa.
Kenneth Germain, who is Of Counsel at Wood Herron & Evans LLP, has more than 35 years of varied experience in the trademark/unfair competition field and is a former full-time law professor. He focuses his practice on trademark counseling, consulting and litigation.
Charles (Chico) L. Gholz is a Partner in Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP's Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Gholz represents a wide variety of domestic and foreign clients across a range of technologies including biotech, chemical, electronics, computers, and lasers. He regularly appears before the PTAB, the Federal Circuit, and various district courts. He also counsels on patent validity and patentability. He has appeared as an expert witness on patent issues; and he has acted as an arbitrator.
Anders Gilberg is Senior Vice President, Government Affairs for the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). Mr. Gilberg serves on MGMA’s executive leadership team and manages the Association’s office in Washington, D.C. With over 20 years of government and health policy experience, Mr. Gilberg is well known for his detailed understanding of federal health policy and its impact on physician group practices.
Dave Giles is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer of The E.W. Scripps Company. Mr. Giles provides counseling and advice to the corporate office and the newspaper and broadcast divisions, including matters involving the First Amendment, the FCC, the FTC, litigation, intellectual property, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and antitrust.
Larry Goldberg is the Founder of Larry Goldberg Consulting and the Senior Adviser for Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Matters for Grant Thornton, LLP. He brings nearly 40 years of health care experience and is a well-known expert in Medicare legislation and regulation. Mr. Goldberg’s primary role is to advise on health care issues at the federal level, and to monitor health care legislation and regulation for the firm’s rapidly growing Health Care Practice.
Mort Goldberg, Counsel at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C., is known for his expertise in copyright, trademark and related intellectual property counseling, negotiation, litigation and legislation. He practices in both traditional intellectual property areas and the newer technologies of software, databases and the Internet.
Neil Goldberg, a Partner with Goldberg Segalla, has defended products liability, pharmaceutical, medical device, trucking, toxic tort, and other complex catastrophic cases across the U.S. for a number of New York Stock Exchange companies. He is past President of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the largest organization of civil defense attorneys in the United States. He is the past president and board chairman of the Lawyers for Civil Justice. He is the past chair of DRI's Products Liability Committee as well as the past chair of the New York State Bar Association's Products Liability Committee.
Mr. Goldberg serves as Vice Chairman of the Board at Evercore Trust. Mr. Goldberg's previous affiliations include serving as the supervising attorney for the Office of the Solicitor of the Department of Labor, where he was responsible for overseeing most of the litigation initiated by the Department of Labor under ERISA between 1977 and 1985.
James Goodale is a leading First Amendment lawyer. He is the former General Counsel and Vice Chairman of The New York Times and has represented the Times in all four of its cases that have reached the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also been called “the father of the reporters’ privilege.”
Philip L. Gordon, who chairs Littler's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group, has years of experience litigating privacy-based claims and counseling clients on all aspects of workplace privacy and information security. He has provided advice to businesses of all sizes on issues including surveillance of employees' electronic communications, workplace searches, location tracking and use of GPS-enabled devices, background checks, social media and other new technologies affecting the workplace, state data protection laws, how to respond to security breaches and cross-border transfers of human resources data.
David B. Graham heads the environmental practice of Kaufman & Canoles. Mr. Graham represents clients in litigation and regulatory matters throughout the country, currently in more than eight states. Prior to joining Kaufman & Canoles, Mr. Graham headed the environmental practices at Kaye Scholer and Howrey & Simon in Washington, D.C., and Baker & Hostetler in Cleveland.
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, Chair of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.’s Class Action Practice Group, is an active litigator and trial attorney in the federal and state courts with a specialty in complex business litigation and in defending class action litigation. Mr. Greenbaum has handled cases of national prominence, chaired the ABA Section of Litigation Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee and is a frequent lecturer in the class action field. He has handled numerous matters involving securities, RICO and consumer fraud, class actions and derivative suits, professional liability, antitrust, banking, chancery practice, contracts, real estate, trade secrets and unfair competition.
Hayden W. Gregory is the Legislative Consultant for the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) where he keeps ABA-IPL apprised of emerging legislation, bills, and developments and advises on issues on which the Section may want to formulate policy. Mr. Gregory also assists the members to select matters to pursue in committees, where substantive work usually originates, and helps nurture the issues to Section Council, which takes action to adopt policy.
Virginia Greiman has published and lectured extensively on international law, economic development, project management and finance, and international business transactions. She is an internationally recognized expert on mega-project management and infrastructure development, privatization and project finance, corporate reorganizations, cyber-trafficking, and international commercial transactions.
Gerry Griffith is Partner in the Chicago office of Jones Day where he practices in the areas of health care transactions, tax-exempt organizations, and regulatory compliance, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Griffith also has served as borrower's counsel on several hospital and long-term care bond issues. Mr. Griffith's transactional practice focuses on significant transactions, with an emphasis on joint ventures and acquisitions. His tax-exempt organizations practice concentrates on defending major IRS audits, obtaining rulings in complex cases, and community benefit matters.
Linda L. Griggs is a Partner in Morgan Lewis's Securities Practice. Ms. Griggs's practice focuses on securities regulatory matters, including financial reporting and accounting and other disclosure requirements under the securities laws and public and private securities offerings. Ms. Griggs also handles corporate law matters, including advising with respect to the fiduciary duties of directors and corporate governance matters.
Karen Gross is the President of Southern Vermont College, a small, private, affordable, four-year college located in Bennington, Vermont. From January 2012–13, Dr. Gross was on leave from the College to serve as Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, she served as the Department of Education’s representative on the interagency task force charged with redesigning the transition assistance program for returning service members and their families, working closely with the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Labor. She also was involved in implementing the President’s 2020 Initiative to increase college access and success.
Maura R. Grossman is Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Ms. Grossman has represented Fortune 100 companies and major financial services institutions in corporate and securities litigation, including civil actions and white collar criminal and regulatory investigations. Her practice presently focuses on advising lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving electronic discovery and information management, both domestically and abroad.
Keir D. Gumbs is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Covington & Burling LLP. He advises public and private companies, non-profit organizations, institutional investors and other clients in corporate, corporate governance, securities regulation, and transactional matters.
Sonali P. Gunawardhana is Of Counsel at Wiley Rein LLP, where she draws on her nearly 10 years’ experience as an attorney at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to offer clients detailed and practical guidance on how to avoid and resolve FDA regulatory challenges, and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report.
Steven M. Haines is Deputy General Counsel at Seagate Technology in Cupertino, Calif., responsible for managing and directing Seagate’s litigation and arbitration matters, including patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, licensing, contracts, insurance, trade and antitrust cases, class actions, and other business disputes in both the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions. Prior to joining Seagate in 2008, he was a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Bill Hall, a Partner with Venable LLP in Washington, D.C., has practiced environmental law for over 30 years and has handled many environmental regulatory, legislative, policy, and litigation matters. Mr. Hall currently represents trade associations and individual companies in the vinyl flooring, paint and coatings, plastics, chemical, and utility industries.
Michael J. Halloran is a Partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's Corporate & Securities practice. As a nationally-recognized authority on corporate and securities law, Mr. Halloran provides extensive insight on a wide array of business and legal issues concerning finance and corporate matters from a career advising top industry leaders and regulators.
Jim Halpert heads the U.S. Privacy & Security practice of DLA Piper U.S. LLP and Co-Chairs the firm's global Data Protection, Privacy & Security practice. Mr. Halpert advises clients regarding compliance strategies for and transactions relating to transnational, federal and state security and privacy regulations, industry best practices and self-regulatory initiatives, and has represented clients in major security and privacy cases in the federal courts and before the Federal Trade Commission.
Warren Hamel is the chair of Venable's Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Group. Mr. Hamel represents clients in white collar criminal defense and environmental criminal defense and civil enforcement matters, conducting internal investigations, general civil litigation, and commercial and contract disputes.
P. Arley Harrel is a Member in the Seattle office of Williams Kastner. Mr. Harrel's practice emphasizes civil litigation, trust and estate litigation, and trial, real estate and commercial advice in the states of Washington and Oregon. His primary areas of civil litigation practice (in alphabetical order) include antitrust, banking, class action, commercial, condemnation/eminent domain, construction, employment, environmental, franchise, intellectual property, municipal, personal injury, products liability, professional liability, real estate, securities, trade regulation and transportation. His real estate and general business practice focuses on client counseling and advice.
Jonathan Hart is NPR's Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. He represents NPR in all legal matters and serves as legal advisor to the President and CEO, Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees, and NPR management. He also serves as NPR's Chief Ethics Officer and as Secretary to the NPR Board of Directors.
Judith A. Hasko is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' Silicon Valley office and the global Chair of the Life Sciences Licensing Group, and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Life Sciences Law & Industry Report. Ms. Hasko's practice focuses on representing companies developing biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic products, and investors in such companies, in a wide range of technology-based commercial transactions.
Ronald J. Hedges is the principal of Ronald J. Hedges, LLC. Mr. Hedge has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He was a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member and reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001-05 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges.
Kate Gallin Heffernan is Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Medical Research Law & Policy Report. Ms. Heffernan advises academic medical centers, hospitals, physician groups, universities and other research organizations and stakeholders on issues related to human subjects protection, research compliance and misconduct, research affiliations and contracting, investigator and institutional conflicts of interest, the creation of data, genomic, and tissue research repositories and downstream uses of stored materials, FDA requirements for clinical investigations, research involving human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent cells, multi-site global trials, and the privacy of research subjects’ information.
Rex S. Heinke is co-head of Akin Gump's Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Mr. Heinke has argued over 100 appeals in federal and state courts throughout the country involving many issues and has served as lead trial and appellate counsel on behalf of newspapers, magazines, television networks, motion picture studios, websites, and entertainment production and distribution companies in First Amendment, intellectual property, entertainment, media, and Internet disputes.
Gary Herschman is a member of the firm in Epstein Becker Green's Health Care and Life Sciences practice in its Newark and New York offices, serves on the firm’s National Health Care and Life Sciences Steering Committee, and is a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Herschman was co-chair of the health care practice group of a large regional law firm. He advises and assists a diverse group of health care clients in strategically positioning themselves in the rapidly changing health care marketplace. This includes advising clients in regard to consolidations, affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as, joint ventures, physician alignment, clinically integrated networks, ACOs, MSOs, IPAs, PHOs, and population health contracts.
Thomas Hill is the General Counsel for GE’s EHS operations. Mr. Hill supervises a team of lawyers and environmental specialists and represents the company in some its most complex litigations in the areas of environmental compliance, regulatory toxic tort litigation and risk management. This group also coordinates GE’s Employee health and safety compliance policies.
W. Reece Hirsch is a Partner in Morgan Lewis's Healthcare Practice and a co-head of the firm's Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He counsels and represents hospitals, health plans and insurers, physician organizations, health care information technology companies, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and other health care organizations on transactional and regulatory matters, including Medicare, fraud and abuse, self-referral, and privacy issues.
Michael Hoenig is a Member of Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. specializing in products liability and complex litigation. Mr. Hoenig has served as National, Regional and Local Defense Counsel for a number of foreign and domestic companies including all phases of product litigation; negotiations in complex or catastrophic injury cases; class actions; regulation matters; and preventive counseling. He heads a major litigation group engaged in product liability defense from inception of claims through trials and appeals.
Lee Hollaar is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, where he taught software and hardware systems design as well computer and intellectual property law. Dr. Hollaar was on the faculty of the University of Illinois prior to joining the University of Utah in 1980.
William J. Hone is an invention and licensing consultant in Irvington, New York. He retired from the firm of Fish & Richardson P.C. in August of 2006. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Hone spent more than 10 years at Fish & Richardson's New York office, which he helped establish. He previously spent 20 years as a Partner and Associate with Davis, Hoxie, Faithfull & Hapgood and spent six years at the New York firm of Fish & Neave.
Michael E. Horowitz was confirmed as Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice by the U.S. Senate on March 29, 2012. He was sworn in as the fourth confirmed Inspector General on April 16, 2012.
Dale Hoscheit, who practices in the Washington, D.C., office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., concentrates in federal and U.S. International Trade Commission litigation, licensing, counseling on patent matters, and protection of intellectual property rights. Mr. Hoscheit was one of the lawyers representing Chakrabarty in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Diamond v. Chakrabarty, which held that life forms could be patented.
D. Brian Hufford is a Partner with Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in New York and is a member of Bloomberg Law’s Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He has developed a national practice representing patients and healthcare providers, including doctors, hospitals, and medical equipment companies, in disputes with health insurance companies. He has experience in insurance and healthcare matters under ERISA and related federal and state laws, having led litigation that resulted in two of the largest recoveries ever obtained in health insurance class actions.
Darren J. Hunter is a Partner and member of the energy, environmental, health and safety, and litigation practice groups at Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP (R3). Mr. Hunter's practice focuses on counseling and defending natural gas transmission, distribution and storage companies in a wide variety of matters, including pipeline safety, pipeline security, regulatory compliance, governmental investigations, major incident investigations, operating agreements, and property, storage and mineral rights issues.
R. William "Bill" Ide is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Dentons. He focuses on representing boards of directors, audit committees and management with special investigations, crisis management ethics and corporate governance. Mr. Ide currently chairs the Boards of MetaJure and Rimidi Diabetes. Mr. Ide previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Albemarle Corporation where he chaired the Governance Committee and served on the Compensation Committee. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. where he chaired the Governance Committee.
John Isbister, a Partner in the law firm of Tydings & Rosenberg, concentrates in two primary areas: defending corporations against products liability claims and representing plaintiffs in commercial litigation, especially class actions in the financial and technology sectors. Mr. Isbister leads the products liability, toxic tort, and environmental litigation practice at Tydings & Rosenberg.
Regina T. Jefferson is a Professor of Law at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in Washington where she teaches federal income taxation, partnership taxation, and ERISA: pensions. Prior to joining the law faculty at Catholic University in 1992, Ms. Jefferson was a tax law specialist at the national office of the Internal Revenue Service in the Employee Plans Division, where she specialized in qualified employee plans. Ms. Jefferson was a teaching fellow in the Graduate Teacher Training Program for Future Law Professors at Georgetown University.
Steve Baughman Jensen is an attorney with Allen Stewart, P.C. in Dallas. After a year-long position as a briefing attorney for then-Texas Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Doggett, Mr. Jensen has devoted his career to toxic tort litigation. Mr. Jensen has worked on a wide variety of toxic injury cases involving such substances as asbestos, trichloroethlyne (TCE), lead, radiation, beryllium, benzene, mercury, arsenic, and dioxins.
Bruce E. H. Johnson, a veteran litigator, represents information industry clients on issues involving media and communications law as well as technology and intellectual property matters. His expertise includes advising on First Amendment law issues, particularly involving commercial speech, commercial transactions and consumer rights.
Bruce Joseph, Chair of the Wiley Rein LLP’s Copyright Practice, represents clients in connection with copyright litigation, music and sound recording licensing negotiations and litigation, copyright and digital content protection legislation, regulation and inter-industry activities, and copyright and trademark licensing and registration. He has been deeply involved in issues relating to the Internet, digital technology protection measures, and DRMs.
Mark A. Kadzielski is a Partner at Baker Hostetler LLP, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Kadzielski represents hospitals, medical staffs, managed care enterprises, and institutional and individual health care providers throughout the U.S. His work includes government regulatory investigations, contracting issues, credentialing, peer review, licensing, medical staff bylaws, joint commission accreditation and Medicare certification.
Siegrun Kane is a Partner in Kane Advisors LLP. Ms. Kane has specialized in trademark and unfair competition law for over 40 years. She focuses on litigation, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings and counseling. Ms. Kane also acts as a consulting and testifying expert.
Allan Kanner founded the firm of Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C. in 1981 and has since developed a national reputation in the fields of complex litigation, environmental law and consumer fraud. He currently represents the State of Louisiana in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation, as well as the State of New Jersey against ExxonMobil in a major natural resource damages case. He also serves as Lead Plaintiffs’ counsel in a national MDL class action against the manufacturers of a generic formulation of Wellbutrin XL.
Jonathan Kirshbaum is an Assistant Federal Defender in the Office of the Federal Defender, District of Nevada where he litigates federal habeas corpus cases. Mr. Kirshbaum was previously a lawyer at the Center for Appellate Litigation where he represented indigent criminal defendants in their direct appeals and served as an assistant adjunct clinical professor at Brooklyn Law School.
Lori Kettering Knauer is Corporate Counsel in the Employee Benefits practice group at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in Wilmington, Delaware.
Jeffrey Kodroff, a Partner in the law firm of Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, P.C. in Philadelphia, concentrates his practice in complex antitrust, healthcare and consumer litigation. Mr. Kodroff was among the first attorneys to represent clients in litigation against national health maintenance organizations (HMOs).
Mike Koehler is a member of the advisory board for the White Collar Crime Report, which is now part of Bloomberg Law’s White Collar & Criminal Law News service.
Victor Kovner is a Partner in the New York office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Mr. Kovner represents national and regional broadcast and print media clients in all aspects of communications law, in addition to his work in intellectual property and commercial litigation. He advises clients in cases of alleged defamation, privacy, copyright, press access, and reporter’s privilege and other First Amendment issues.
Daniel Kracov heads the FDA and healthcare practice at Arnold & Porter LLP and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report. He assists clients, including start-up companies, trade associations, and large manufacturing companies, in negotiating the challenges relating to the development, approval and marketing of drugs, biologics, and medical devices.
Steve Kraus is a Partner at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt based in Washington. He advises clients on a broad range of tax and ERISA matters relating to qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, IRAs and IRA annuities, health and other welfare benefit plans. He also advises life insurance company clients on the tax qualification of annuities and life insurance contracts. Mr. Kraus has experience dealing with the issues surrounding synthetic annuities, including securing private letter rulings for clients, advising clients with regard to issues surrounding Bank-Owned Life Insurance and advising clients regarding mutual fund taxation issues. He has represented clients on numerous matters before both the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor.
Steven R. Kronheim is Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at TIAA-CREF in New York. Previously, he worked as Vice President, Compensation & Benefits at Alcatel-Lucent, Assistant General Counsel, Compensation & Benefits at AlliedSignal and Partner at Rogers & Wells, now Clifford Chance. While at Rogers & Wells, he was the partner in charge of the firm’s Employee Benefits, ERISA and Executive Compensation practice.
John Kropf is Foundation Senior Scholar at the Information Accountability Foundation working on issues of global accountability and strategic privacy. Prior to joining the foundation, he was deputy counsel for privacy and information governance at Reed Elsevier.
Bob Krupka, who currently practices with the Krupka Law Group, P.C., has tried over 75 cases to judgment, including 18 jury trials to verdict, during his 39-year career at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Teams he led obtained verdicts totaling over $1 billion and recovered over $3 billion in settlements, including one of the largest patent settlements in history - $1.35 billion.
Eckhard H. Kuesters, a Partner in the law firm of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P., is a registered patent attorney and former design engineer, and a Senior Partner in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution group. Mr. Kuesters' practice includes client counseling, all phases of patent prosecution, patent infringement and validity opinion preparation, reexamination, and litigation support. He also advises clients on licensing arrangements and negotiates the full range of licensing matters and joint research agreements.
Christopher Kuner is Senior Of Counsel in the Brussels office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on European and international data protection and privacy compliance. Mr. Kuner has represented clients in their dealings with the European Commission, the Article 29 Working Party, and European and national data protection authorities.
Dick Kuyath is Counsel at 3M. He was previously a Manager of Contract Counsel at FMC, Naval Systems Division. Mr. Kavath earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.
Brian Lane, a Partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., is a corporate securities lawyer with extensive expertise in a wide range of SEC issues. Mr. Lane counsels companies on the most sophisticated corporate governance and regulatory issues under the federal securities laws. He is a nationally recognized expert in his field as an author, media commentator, and conference speaker.
Marilee P. Lau is an accountant based in the San Francisco Bay area. Before her retirement from KPMG LLP, she was the National Partner in Charge of KPMG’s employee benefit assurance practice. Ms. Lau was the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ representative to the ERISA Advisory Council for three years. She was the chairperson for the 1998 Council.
Silvia LeBlanc is the Director of Knowledge Management at Morgan Lewis. Her practice focuses on knowledge management and practice innovation, collaborating with team members across Morgan Lewis’s global network to ensure they take full advantage of the firm’s resources. She maps legal processes, creates productivity tools, and conducts training sessions that promote a culture of quality and consistency across matters. To complement her role in knowledge management, Silvia counsels employers in day-to-day labor and employment law matters, often advising on policies that promote litigation avoidance. Silvia drafts employee handbooks and policies for clients that operate in more than one state or across the entire United States.
Henry W. Leeds practiced trademark and copyright law from 1956 until his retirement in 2003. His expertise was in trademark practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. At the time of his retirement, he was – and remains – Of Counsel to the firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
Ira Leesfield is founder and Managing Partner of Leesfield & Partners, P.A., with offices in Miami, Key West, South Beach and Central Florida. Mr. Leesfield is a past President of the Florida Justice Association, formerly known as the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; an EAGLE Patron; and now serves as Senior Florida Governor of the American Association for Justice, serving over 20 years.
Norman Lefstein served as Dean of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law from January 1, 1988 until June 30, 2002. During his tenure, he enhanced financial support for faculty research and scholarship and promoted the expansion of a number of the school’s activities, including international programs, clinics, internships, and pro bono opportunities for students. He also spearheaded the fundraising and planning for the school’s $37 million building, Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, which was dedicated in 2001.
Alain Leibman is a Partner in the Litigation Department of the Fox Rothschild’s Princeton office. He focuses his practice on litigation and white-collar compliance and defense. He has represented companies and individuals in a wide array of civil litigation in both federal and state courts, including defense of RICO lawsuits and the prosecution of copyright and trademark infringement cases.
Laurie L. Levenson is Professor of Law and the David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Professor Levenson currently leads the following programs at Loyola Law School: Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic, The Fidler Institute annual symposium, and the Project for the Innocent.
Marsha Levick, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, co-founded the Juvenile Law Center in 1975. Ms. Levick oversees Juvenile Law Center’s litigation and appellate docket. She has successfully litigated challenges to unlawful and harmful laws, policies and practices on behalf of children in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
William E. Levin was the founding Partner and attorney in Levin & Hawes, Levin & O’Connor, and Levin Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Levin was also a Partner in the firms Cooper, White & Cooper in San Francisco and Flehr, Hohbach, Test, Albritton & Herbert, was Of Counsel to Hawes & Fischer and Goldstein & Phillips and was Senior Litigation Attorney with Brookstone Law PC.
Lee Levine has represented media clients in libel, invasion of privacy, reporter’s privilege, access, copyright, and related First Amendment cases for more than three decades. In the U.S. Supreme Court, he has argued for the media defendants in Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc. v. Connaughton and Bartnicki v. Vopper. Mr. Levine also has litigated in the courts of more than 20 states and the District of Columbia, and has appeared in most federal courts of appeal and in the highest courts of 10 states.
Greg Levine is co-chair of the Life Sciences Practice Group at Ropes & Gray, LLP and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report. He focuses his practice on FDA regulation of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices and also counsels his pharmaceutical and medical device clients on compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws. Mr. Levine regularly represents clients before state and federal regulators on all phases of product life cycle and assists clients with both internal and government compliance investigations and enforcement actions.
Alfred R. Light has been a member of the law faculty at St. Thomas University since 1989. Professor Light currently teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, and Environmental Law courses. He also served as Interim Dean at St. Thomas Law from 1993-94. He previously taught in the Center for Public Service at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Nancy Linck, a Partner in Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., specializes in intellectual property law, particularly in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas. She has a wide range of experience in private and corporate practice, including consulting and litigation at both trial and appellate levels and inter partes matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Richard Lockridge is a Partner in Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. and heads the firm's class action practices During the past 30 years, Mr. Lockridge has focused his practice on securities and antitrust class action litigation. He has led litigation teams in a number of high profile complex class action matters.
Amy Jane Longo is a Senior Trial Counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She was previously a partner at O'Melveny & Myers, LLP where her practice included extensive experience as litigation and/or discovery counsel in a variety of complex class actions, with a focus on securities and ERISA litigation. She also co-founded the firm's electronic discovery practice and was one of the leaders of the group of attorneys dedicated to the electronic discovery needs of the firm's clients and its litigators.
Gaby L. Longsworth is a Director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. in Washington, D.C. and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report. Dr. Longsworth is sought out by both innovator and generic pharmaceutical companies for her insights and knowledge of IP and brand product lifecycle management strategies. She counsels innovator pharmaceutical clients from around the world in all areas of patent procurement, including domestic and foreign patent preparation, and lifecycle management strategies.
Mr. Lothstein is an experienced DUI defense lawyer and criminal lawyer in New Hampshire whose victories have been widely reported in publications such as the Boston Globe, the Concord Monitor, the Nashua Telegraph, and the national Criminal Law Reporter. A former Assistant Appellate Defender and Public Defender, Mr. Lothstein has litigated over 80 appeals in the New Hampshire Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
James A. Lowe, who is affiliated with Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA in Cleveland, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer in products liability, automobile product safety, and other complex cases. He is the author of multiple texts and treatises and frequent national and international lecturer on products liability and motor vehicle defect cases.
Alice Neff Lucan advises news client on a variety of issues affecting their operations, including libel, copyright and access issues, plus business issues, such as contract review and employment law. Her work for clients includes pre-publication counseling, responses on demands for correction, advice on gaining newspaper distribution access and on access to records and meetings, working with freelance contracts, copyright and trademark issues, defending against administrative agency actions, advocacy on remote access to public court records, avoiding unneeded demands for reporter evidence and testimony, and pursuing refused requests for access to meetings or to public government and public court records.
Gene Lucero is Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP and is a Member of the Environment, Land and Resources Department. He joined Latham as a Partner in December 1992 and retired from the Partnership on December 31, 2011. Mr. Lucero is a former Chair of the firm's Global Environment, Land and Resources Department.
Christine Lyon’s practice focuses on privacy and employment law. Ms. Lyon assists clients in developing global strategies to comply with laws regulating the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of personal information about their customers and employees. She also advises clients about privacy issues in cloud computing and social media, security breach notification requirements, laws regulating the use of personal data for direct marketing purposes, and workplace privacy issues.
Scott Macey is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of The ERISA Industry Committee. Mr. Macey has advised clients on ERISA, labor, tax, general corporate and related laws regarding the design, establishment, amendment and administration of employee and executive benefit plans and trusts. He also has negotiated extensively with banks, insurance companies, investment advisers and others providing services to or having a relationship with benefit plans or trusts. He has more than 30 years of experience in compensation and benefit consulting in health care, pensions and executive compensation.
Marcia G. Madsen is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Mayer Brown where she focuses on Government Contracts and Litigation. Ms. Madsen advising clients on contract formation, teaming and strategic alliances, contract and subcontract negotiations, performance disputes, audits, terminations, cost accounting and allowability, technical data rights and trade secrets, and fraud/false claims investigations.
Terry Maguire is a media lawyer and consultant with more than 35 years of experience in a wide variety of media sectors and issues. He worked as a consultant for newspapers in the U.S. and for many overseas, including the Nation (Nairobi) and The Irish Times (Dublin). He helped both newspapers with their strategic planning, especially as it related to new media.
Terry G. Mahn is Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson's Washington, D.C., office, and the Regulatory and Government Affairs Practice Group Leader, and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report. His practice is primarily before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with emphasis on complex product authorizations.
Stewart Manela is a partner of Arent Fox. His practice involves representing and advising employers on personnel decision making, planning employee terminations, and counseling employers regarding extraordinary employment actions such as mergers and acquisitions, reductions in force, plant closings, and union organizing. He has extensive experience with the employment laws and socio-economic programs that apply to companies that are involved in contracting with the federal government, and frequently advises government contractors. Mr. Manela is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is the former chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section. He previously served on the ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law as co-chair of the Trial Advocacy Competition Committee, chair of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (ERR), and management co-chair of the Trial Advocacy Subcommittee, Ethics Subcommittee, and the Covenants-Not-To-Compete, and Employee Duty of Loyalty Subcommittee.
Renzo Marchini, who is Special Counsel in the London office of Dechert LLP, handles all types of commercial and intellectual property issues, in particular in relation to information technology, e-commerce, data protection and international trade/licensing. Mr. Marchini deals with supply, licensing and support, consultancy, development and outsourcing agreements, standard terms and conditions, distribution and agency, liability and consumer protection issues, and the full range of commercial transactions and advisory work in these and general intellectual property and commercial areas.
Professor Richard Marcus' teaching has focused on litigation-related areas such as civil procedure, complex litigation, conflicts of law, and evidence, and he has also taught contracts, corporations and remedies. He is a lead author of the West casebooks Complex Litigation (5th ed. 2010) and Civil Procedure: A Modern Approach (6th ed. 2013).
David B. H. Martin is co-head of Covington & Burling LLP's securities practice and advises corporations and other entities, directors, financial professionals, investors and other clients in corporate, corporate governance, securities regulation and transactional matters. He has led teams of lawyers in corporate finance, business combination and other change of control transactions, including public offerings, spin-offs, proxy contests, and tender offers.
Arvin Maskin is Chair of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's Product Liability and Mass Tort Practice Group. He has served as Lead Counsel in some of the largest mass tort and product liability litigation's in the country. Formerly with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., he was the government’s lead counsel in such seminal matters as the “Agent Orange” litigation.
Kent Mason is a Partner in the law firm of Davis & Harman LLP in Washington where he primarily works with major employers, large plans and national vendors of retirement plan services. Mr. Mason advises on the full range of employee benefits issues, including all types of retirement plans, deferred compensation arrangements, health and life insurance for employees and retirees, COBRA, VEBAs, and cafeteria plans. In his practice, Mr. Mason frequently represents clients before the IRS, Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He also works extensively for trade associations on legislative and administrative issues affecting retirement plans and other employee benefits.
Mike Mason, a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Hogan Lovells, practices principally in the area of federal, state, and local government contracts with an emphasis on representing clients in matters involving litigation, contract disputes and claims, investigations of alleged misconduct and fraud, government compliance requirements, and complex transactions.
Gary E. Mason is a founding Partner at Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP in Washington, D.C. Focusing on consumer class actions and mass torts, Mr. Mason has recovered more than $1.5 billion in the 22 years he has represented plaintiffs. He is nationally known for representing consumers in class actions involving a wide range of defective products, including Chinese drywall, fire retardant plywood, polybutylene pipe, high-temperature plastic venting, hardboard siding, pharmaceutical products, consumer electronics and automobiles.
Joanne M. Mattiace has more than 30 years of active work in the area of consumer product safety regulation. She previously served as Legislative Counsel for the Sears Roebuck & Co. Upon leaving Sears, Ms. Mattiace co-founded the Washington, D.C., area law firm of Mattiace, Craib & Carrico, P.C. That law firm was later dissolved and Ms. Mattiace organized her own law firm, which represents manufacturers, distributors (including importers), and retailers.
Thomas Mayo is an Associate Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He teaches Bioethics & Law, Health Care Law, Law, Literature & Medicine, Nonprofit Organizations, Legislation, and Torts.
Judith F. Mazo is a Washington attorney formerly with Segal Co. where, before her retirement, she was Senior Vice President and Director of Research. While at Segal, Ms. Mazo was responsible for providing guidance on public policy and legislative and regulatory issues. She served on Segal’s senior management team and chaired its National Practice Council.
Kevin McAnaney recently returned to private practice, concentrating on health care fraud and abuse matters, including compliance reviews, transactional work, and civil and administrative litigation. For over 25 years, Mr. McAnaney has practiced health care law including as in-house counsel to a major teaching hospital, as a partner in a major law firm, and in government service at the state and federal levels.
Andrew McBride is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wiley Rein LLP. Mr. McBride specializes in legal issues surrounding wireless technologies, the Internet, and all forms of new media, including copyright, patent, federal preemption defenses, class action defense, enforcement of arbitration clauses, and First Amendment protection for commercial speech.
David M. McConoughey, Of Counsel with Miskin & Tsui-Yip LLP in New York, is a registered patent attorney with extensive experience in the private practice of intellectual property law as well as experience as senior level in-house patent counsel. Mr. McConoughey's practice focuses primarily on the creation and development of the intellectual property assets of entrepreneurs and embryonic and growth stage businesses.
Peter McDonald is a former Director of BDO USA, LLP. Mr. McDonald retired in 2014 after more than 30 years of government contracting and consulting experience. He served as a Director at McGladrey and a Senior Manager at KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.
Ed McNicholas, a co-leader of Sidley’s Privacy, Data Security, and Information Law practice, has an extensive practice representing clients facing complex information technology, constitutional and privacy issues in civil and white-collar criminal matters. Mr. McNicholas focuses on trial and appellate representations of technologically-sophisticated clients facing complex personal information and cybersecurity issues.
James L. Michalowicz is a Managing Director in the Huron Consulting Group's legal practice. At Huron Legal, Mr. Michalowicz implements cost control programs for law department and law firm clients using business analytics and performance metrics.
Paul R. Michel stepped down from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in May 2010 after serving more than 22 years on the court. Judge Michel heard thousands of appeals and wrote over 800 opinions, approximately one-third of which were in patent cases. He also served as Chief Judge and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Brent V. Miller is the Director of Federal Government Relations and a registered federal lobbyist for the Marshfield Clinic Health System, a multi-specialty group practice and integrated healthcare system with an insurance subsidiary serving patients throughout the predominantly rural counties of North, Central, and West Wisconsin.
Rebecca (Becky) J. Miller is a Senior Director in RSM LLP’s national professional standards group in Minneapolis. Ms. Miller’s responsibilities include firm wide assistance on tax, consulting and financial reporting issues for all kinds of employee benefit plans by both the plan and the plan sponsor, as well as tracking and anticipating industry developments. Her area of service covers employee stock ownership plans, qualified and non-qualified retirement and other deferred compensation plans.
William H. Minor is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of DLA Piper. Mr. Minor counsels corporations, associations, professional firms, nonprofits and individuals on federal and state lobbying, campaign finance, and government ethics laws and rules. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Mr. Minor served as legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey. He has also worked for Marttila & Kiley, a political consulting firm, and previously held positions with the American Civil Liberties Union, U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Stephen B. Moldof, an alumnus of Cornell University and Harvard Law School, is a senior partner at Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP in New York, where he has represented labor unions and employees for more than forty years on a broad variety of domestic and international issues. He is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, has served as a Union/Employee member of the Council of the ABA’s Labor & Employment Law Section and as Co-Chair of the ABA L&EL Section’s Committees on International Labor Law and on Railway and Airline Labor Law, and is a member of the Executive Board of the Int’l. Society for Labor and Social Security Law.
Paul W. Mollica joined Outten & Golden in 2010 as Of Counsel. His background includes class and individual representation in employment discrimination and employee benefit/ERISA litigation. He has wide appellate experience, including dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, and has authored or co-authored amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals for such national organizations as the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU, NAACP, AARP, and NELA. In 2008, he was named an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Employment Law Restatement and inducted as a member of the ABA College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. In 2011, he was elected as a member of the American Law Institute. He has served as executive editor on the Fourth and Fifth Editions of the Lindemann and Grossman (now Lindemann, Grossman and Weirich) Employment Discrimination Law (2007, 2013), and advised on and edited the annual supplements to that treatise since 1998. Mr. Mollica is admitted to practice in Illinois and New York.
Heather Morgan is the Global Chair of the Paul Hastings Workforce Data and Technology practice, a partner in the Employment Law department, and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Morgan represents employers in all aspects of employment law, with an emphasis on defending “high stakes” class actions and other complex litigation. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to helping employers develop or revamp personnel policies, build "best practices," and ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations impacting recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, performance evaluation, termination, affirmative action compliance, voluntary diversity programs, succession planning, and other personnel practices.
Helen Morrison is a Principal in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young LLP in the Washington, D.C office. As a member of the Compensation and Benefits practice, Ms. Morrison assists clients in addressing compliance and management of health care reform, executive compensation, and other key employee benefits tax-related matters.
I. Leo Motiuk, Special Counsel with Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP in New Brunswick, N.J., focuses on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters in the environmental area. He has been Special Litigation Counsel in a number of major matters, including a successful challenge to a water discharge fee permit system devised by the State of New Jersey and a successful defense all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court against the City of Philadelphia and others in regard to solid waste flow orders.
Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law and the Founder and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice at the Howard University School of Law (HUSL). A member of the HUSL law faculty since 1998, Professor Mtima teaches and writes in the areas of bankruptcy and debtors and creditors' rights, commercial law, torts, and intellectual property law, with emphases in the areas of software and Internet issues, and the digital divide.
Linda S. Mullenix holds the Rita and Morris Atlas Chair in Advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law. Professor Mullenix has been a professor since 1974, teaching federal civil procedure, mass tort litigation, current issues in class action litigation, aggregate and class action litigation in a global context, and state class action procedure. She also has taught complex litigation, federal courts, conflicts, professional responsibility, and civil justice reform.
Precious Gittens is a regulatory compliance attorney in the Washington, DC office of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, and co-chair of its Fraud & Abuse practice group. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by the Compliance Certification Board. Ms. Gittens is an experienced trial attorney who has intentionally focused her practice on defending health care companies and individual executives in response to allegations of regulatory and statutory violations. She led numerous corporate internal investigations in response to fraud investigations and federal government enforcement actions. As a former federal prosecutor, Ms. Gittens is uniquely qualified to assist companies by responding to civil investigative demands and subpoenas, developing and evaluating corporate compliance programs to produce measurable results, and negotiating the scope and amount of False Claims Act settlements.
Anne Murphy is a Partner Hinckley Allen, where she is part of the firm's health care practice, and a member of Bloomberg Law’s Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Before joining the firm, she was the Vice President and General Counsel for Rush University Medical Center, where she oversaw all legal and risk management services provided for Rush and its affiliated entities. Her responsibilities included providing legal counsel regarding strategic alliances, physician relationships, governance, regulatory compliance, medical staff matters, academic matters, tax-exemption, litigation, quality assurance and patient safety, IP, contracting, clinical research, and employment.
David Mustone is a Partner with Hunton & Williams in the firm’s McLean, Va., office. Mr. Mustone’s practice includes advising employers and third-party administrators on all tax and ERISA aspects of employee benefits law and related labor and employment law. His clients include publicly traded and privately held for-profit employers, as well as a wide variety of nonprofit and governmental employers.
Jim Myers, a Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, works with clients on complex civil litigation, especially patent litigation involving a wide range of technologies, particularly financial services, insurance, banking and computer systems software patent litigation. Starting on September 16, 2012—the first day the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) permitted filings under the American Invents Act—his clients began filing patent invalidity challenges before the PTAB as part of coordinated patent litigation strategies. Final Written Decisions by the PTAB cancelled all challenged claims in all five patents.
Donald J. Myers is a retired Partner in Morgan Lewis’s Washington D.C. office Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. He focused his practice on the fiduciary responsibility provisions of ERISA and ERISA compliance issues. He regularly represented clients before the U.S. Congress; government agencies such as the Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Securities and Exchange Commission; and federal and state banking regulators.
Kirk J. Nahra, a Partner with Wiley Rein LLP, specializes in privacy and information security litigation and counseling, along with a variety of health care, insurance fraud, and compliance issues, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Nahra assists companies in a wide range of industries in analyzing and implementing the requirements of privacy and security laws across the country and internationally. He also works with insurers and health care industry participants in developing compliance programs and defending against government investigations into their practices.
Wim Nauwelaerts is a Belgian-qualified attorney and Partner in the Brussels office of Hunton & Williams. Mr. Nauwelaerts advises and counsels clients on all aspects of E.U. and international data protection and privacy compliance, including compliance training, data protection notifications, data transfer strategies, implementation of data security measures, Privacy Impact Assessments, privacy implications of cross-border M&A transactions, representations before data protection authorities and reviews of websites and online privacy policies.
Richard Neely, a Partner at Neeley & Callaghan in Charleston, West Virginia, is a retired Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He was elected to the court for two 12-year-terms in 1972 and 1984. He had previously served as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.
Mark J. Neuberger is of counsel in the Miami office of Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice involves the representation of management in all areas of labor and employment law. He regularly represents clients in the health care, hospitality, manufacturing and not-for-profit industries. Mr. Neuberger also serves on Foley’s national Pro Bono Legal Services Committee.
Rob Niccolini is co-chair of Ogletree’s Healthcare Practice Group. He represents management in employment litigation and labor disputes, with special experience in the health care, technology, insurance, manufacturing, government contracting, hospitality, and retail industries. His practice includes all facets of employment discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, ADA, FMLA, ERISA, covenants not to compete and employment torts, as well as labor arbitration, union campaigns and unfair labor practice proceedings. He also has extensive experience with class and collective actions.
Kevin E. Noonan is a Partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Life Sciences Law & Industry Report. An experienced biotechnology patent lawyer, Mr. Noonan brings more than 20 years of extensive work as a molecular biologist studying high-technology problems in serving the unique needs of his clients. His practice involves all aspects of patent prosecution, interferences, and litigation.
James P. O' Brien chairs Baker & McKenzie LLP's Global Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group. He serves as Counsel in major project and infrastructure transactions such as power generation and waste recycling facilities. Both on behalf of project sponsors and lenders, Mr. O'Brien has led moving complex projects through development, project financing and operation.
Kirk Ogrosky, a Partner in Arnold & Porter LLP's Washington, D.C., office, defends business entities and individuals in government investigations, prosecutions, qui tam litigation, and trials, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, Mr. Ogrosky served as deputy chief of the Fraud Section within the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and is recognized as the key architect behind DOJ's modern criminal health care fraud enforcement programs. At the Fraud Section, Mr. Ogrosky was responsible for overseeing healthcare investigations and prosecutions, and for supervising teams of federal prosecutors with respect to a wide variety of crimes including FCPA violations, securities fraud, money laundering, and mail and wire fraud. Mr. Ogrosky also had significant policy responsibilities including serving on committees of the President's Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT).
Regina Olshan is the Global Head of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP’s Executive Compensation and Benefits group in New York. Her practice focuses on advising companies, executives, and boards on navigating the regulatory complexities of executive compensation and benefits. This includes tax laws (including laws governing deferred compensation, golden parachute arrangements and deduction limitation rules), securities laws (including reporting and disclosure requirements and registration issues) and compensation-related litigation matters.
Ralph Oman practices and teaches copyright law at The George Washington University Law School as the Pravel Professorial Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Patent Law. He also serves as a Fellow on the faculty of the law school’s Creative and Innovative Economy Center. He has taught at The George Washington University Law School since 1993. From 1994 to 2008, he was Counsel to the international law firm, Dechert LLP. He has more than 36 years of experience in intellectual property law and legislation.
Andrew L. Oringer is a Partner and Co-Chair of the ERISA and Executive Compensation Group at Dechert LLP, and leads the firm’s national fiduciary practice in New York. He counsels clients on their employee benefit plans and programs, benefits-related tax matters, and fiduciary issues arising in connection with the investment of employee benefit plan assets.
John S. Pachter is a Member of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC in the firm's Tysons Corner office. A practitioner of government contract law for more than 40 years, Mr. Pachter has engaged in substantial litigation before the Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Federal District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Deryck Palmer is a Partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's Insolvency & Restructuring practice. Mr. Palmer has extensive experience advising domestic and multinational clients on out-of-court workouts, corporate restructurings and bankruptcy cases in a broad range of industries including financial services, healthcare, construction, real estate, energy, and manufacturing.
Michael Pasano, a Shareholder in the Miami office of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, is a seasoned trial attorney who focuses his practice primarily on complex criminal and civil litigation in both federal and state court. He also handles appeals. Mr. Pasano's areas of concentration include the defense of a wide variety of white collar matters, including fraud and money-laundering; forfeitures; tax issues; FDA, FTC and SEC cases; antitrust and environmental issues; and others.
Michael W. Peregrine is a Partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in the firm’s Chicago office and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He represents corporations (and their officers and directors) in connection with governance, corporate structure, fiduciary duties, officer-director liability issues and charitable trust law. Mr. Peregrine is recognized as one of the leading national practitioners in corporate governance law.
Marybeth Peters, the eleventh Register of Copyrights of the United States, serving from 1994 through 2011, joined Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP’s Trademark and Copyright practice groups as Senior Counsel. She spent almost 45 years in the Copyright Office, first as a music examiner, later as attorney-adviser in the Office of the General Counsel and chief of both the Information and Reference and Examining Divisions.
Marvin Petry, a Member of Stites & Harbison PLLC in Alexandria, Va., has litigated 40-plus infringement actions and prosecuted patents and trademarks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for international, Fortune 500, and midsized U.S. clients, including many patents of major economic significance.
Thomas A. Piraino, Jr. was Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Parker Hannifin Corporation before his retirement in 2014. At Parker, he was responsible for managing the company’s legal and government contract compliance affairs. He oversaw all of Parker’s domestic and international legal operations.
Michael A. Pope is a Partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in its Chicago office. He heads the firm's international Product Liability Practice Group. He is currently representing numerous Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in an ERISA class action in Chicago, and Syngenta Crop Protection in two class actions filed in Central Illinois. He has also represented McDonald’s in an MDL action involving the marketing of its french fries, as well as Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil and State Farm in commercial class actions in Illinois.
Andrew F. Popper teaches torts, administrative law, government litigation (a seminar), and advanced administrative law at American University’s Washington College of Law. He was Associate Dean of the law school between 1988 and 1995. He is the recipient of the American Bar Association (ABA) Robert B. McKay Award for Excellence in Tort Law and of a number of university-wide awards.
Carol Pratt is a Partner in Lee & Hayes' Portland Metro office where her practice focuses on regulatory issues associated with research, development and FDA requirements that apply to bio-medical and health products, and serves as a member of the advisory boards of Bloomberg Law's Life Sciences Law & Industry Report and Medical Research Law & Policy Report. Dr. Pratt holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience and has an extensive background in medical research.
The Honorable George C. Pratt, an arbitrator, mediator and consultant in national and international disputes, serves as Special Counsel to Farrell Fritz's litigation department in major federal and state trial and appellate cases. Mr. Pratt is a former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and a former U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of New York. He rejoined Farrell Fritz, the firm he helped found prior to his judicial appointments, in 2001.
Ted Prince is a Senior Counsel in Alston and Bird LLP's Intellectual Property Group with more than 48 years of experience litigating and prosecuting trademark cases before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in federal and state courts. Mr. Prince also has extensive experience in counseling clients on how to protect their intellectual property and in negotiating settlements of disputed matters.
Gray R. Proctor is the principal in the Law Office of Gray R. Proctor where he focuses on the post-conviction needs of criminal defendants, from appeals and habeas to prisoner civil rights/civil liberties and pardons, expungements, and restoration of civil rights.
Paul H. Raab is an economic consultant with a focus on the energy utilities industry. His experience includes mathematical and economic analyses and system development and his areas of expertise include regulatory change management, load forecasting, supply-side and demand-side planning, management audits, mergers and acquisitions, costing and rate design, and depreciation and life analysis.
Jani K. Rachelson is a Partner at Cohen Weiss and Simon LLP in New York, where her practice focuses on employee benefits law. She represents multiemployer employee benefit plans, as well as plans sponsored by unions for their internal staff. She provides compliance advice to plan clients with respect to a wide variety of laws, including ERISA and the tax code. She also advises them on plan design and administration, withdrawal liability, delinquency collection, benefit claims and fiduciary issues.
Per Ramfjord is a Partner of Stoel Rives LLP and the former Chair of the Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Ramfjord represents clients in complex civil and criminal litigation, with an emphasis on environmental, energy and white-collar criminal matters. He is also active in the firm's Property Tax section.
Carey Ramos is Partner in the Hong Kong office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and Co-Chair of the firm’s National Media & Entertainment Practice. He has a broad practice that concentrates on cross-border disputes and media and technology matters. Mr. Ramos has represented prominent clients in widely publicized patent, copyright and trademark actions involving music, motion pictures, computer technology, telecommunications, and consumer electronics.
Richard D. Raskin is co-chair of Sidley Austin LLP's global Healthcare practice team and head of the Chicago Healthcare group and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. For over 25 years, his practice has focused on complex healthcare litigation involving antitrust, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues.
Teresa Stanek Rea is a Partner in Crowell & Moring's Intellectual Property Group and a director with C&M International, Ltd. (CMI), the international trade and investment consulting firm affiliated with the firm, and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Life Sciences Law & Industry Report. Ms. Rea is the former Acting and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as Acting and Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.
Bob Reder, Vanderbilt law professor and retired partner & consulting attorney at Milbank Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. He became a partner in the firm in 1987 and was co-leader of the firm's global corporate practice group from 2005-09. Professor Reder represented clients from a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and technology, in M&A and capital market transactions, and advised them on a variety of corporate governance matters.
Jonathan Reichman, a Partner in Kenyon & Kenyon LLP's New York office, has 30 years' of experience in litigation, licensing and counseling matters in copyright, trademark, unfair competition and right of publicity law, particularly for clients in the entertainment industry. He is co-author and contributing editor of the book Right of Publicity 2013, which addresses critical issues in publicity rights around the world.
Benjamine Reid, a Shareholder in Carlton Fields Jorden Burt's Miami office, represents a corporate clientele in a broad range of litigation and appellate matters. Mr. Reid has extensive jury trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts in over 20 states. A substantial portion of his practice has involved class actions.
Ellen Relkin, Of Counsel with Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. in New York, focuses her practice on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability and toxic tort matters. Ms. Relkin has represented plaintiffs injured by the birth control patch Ortho Evra, the acne drug Accutane, the oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella, Hydroxycut dietary supplement products, defective Zimmer Durom Cup hip implants, and those who suffered serious health problems related to their mother’s use of the drug DES during pregnancy, among other defective medical products.
Michael J. Remington, a Partner with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Washington, D.C., has over 35 years of experience in intellectual property law (copyrights, trademarks, patents and semiconductor chip mask works), legal reform, government relations and lobbying.
Paul D. Rheingold is the founder of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP and has been in practice since 1958. He has been active in mass tort work, including leadership and educational roles in over 20 drug and devices mass torts. Mr. Rheingold has handled depositions of company witnesses and defense experts in many of these mass tort cases and has represented bellwether clients in many of these same cases, including Yaz/Yasmin.
Larry Riff is a Partner in Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Los Angeles office, where he serves as Managing Partner. He is a member of the Litigation Department and Practice Group Leader of the Firm's 40+ lawyer Mass, Toxic and Environmental Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Riff focuses on the defense of the petroleum, energy and chemical industries in toxic substance personal injury, death, environmental and property damage claims in state and federal courts.
Jeffrey Ritter is the founder and CEO of The Ritter Academy, a leading online e-discovery education provider. In the role, he authors and approves the content of every course published by the Academy. Mr. Ritter serves on the Georgetown Law School E-Discovery Institute Advisory Board and is a frequent lecturer to professional audiences in records management, information security, and the legal profession. He is a lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and the University of Oxford. He has also published three books on e-discovery.
Brian D. Roark is a Member in the Nashville office of Bass Berry & Sims and head of the firm's Healthcare Fraud Task Force, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Roark concentrates his practice on representing healthcare clients facing governmental investigations and related litigation, with a particular focus on matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other regulators, concerning alleged violations of various health care laws and regulations, including the False Claims Act.
Gary Robb of Robb & Robb LLC in Kansas City is one of only a handful of Plaintiffs' trial lawyers nationwide to have obtained at least five jury verdicts and five settlements in personal injury or wrongful death cases in excess of $20 million. Mr. Robb has obtained numerous record-breaking results on behalf of past clients, including the two highest jury verdicts in U.S. history for helicopter crash wrongful death and the largest pre-trial settlement for an injury in a helicopter crash.
Kim H. Roeder is a partner in King & Spalding’s Healthcare Practice Group in Atlanta and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Her practice focuses on representation of healthcare providers, including hospital systems, academic medical centers, physician practice groups and suppliers. Roeder has assisted providers and suppliers in implementing compliance programs, as well as conducting compliance assessments and internal investigations. She has also represented healthcare providers in responding to Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigations and qui tam actions.
Anthony Rollo is a Member in McGlinchey Stafford's New Orleans office. Mr. Rollo is a trial lawyer primarily focusing on class action and complex litigation around the country involving all types of commercial and consumer disputes. His practice areas include: consumer class action and multidistrict litigation; licensing, regulatory, privacy and litigation aspects of selling products and services over the Internet and implementing online strategies.
John J. Ronayne, III is an attorney with Bernardi, Ronayne & Glusac, P.C. in Plymouth, Michigan where he specializes in media law, state and local taxation law, corporate law and arbitration. Mr. Ronayne served as an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Detroit College of Law between 1975 and 2000. He has also worked as a mediator with the Mediation Tribunal Association since 1987.
Douglas Ross is a Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He concentrates his practice in antitrust and complex litigation. He entered private practice after spending four years with the government, primarily at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as chair of the firm’s litigation practice group from 2008 through 2013.
Kenneth Ross is Of Counsel and a former Partner to Bowman and Brooke LLP, where he practices in the areas of product safety, product liability prevention, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Ross advises U.S. and foreign manufacturers, product sellers, and the insurance industry on ways to identify, evaluate, minimize and avoid the risk of liability, especially product liability, contractual liability and regulatory liability.
Robert L. Roth is a Managing Partner at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.'s Washington, D.C., office and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board, and of the advisory boards of Bloomberg Law's Medicare Report and Health Care Program Compliance Guide. He advises clients on matters arising under Medicare and Medicaid, focusing on payment, compliance, and licensing issues. A former senior attorney for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland, Mr. Roth represents a wide range of clients on federal and state regulatory and business matters.
Jack Rovner is an attorney and a Principal of The Health Law Consultancy and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He has counseled health plans, hospital systems and other health organizations on a diverse array of matters, including health reform, health information privacy, security, transactions and technology, Medicare, Medicaid and other government health benefits programs, fraud and abuse control, antitrust and federal regulatory compliance.
Kristin S. Rozic is the Knowledge Management Lawyer for Proskauer’s Labor and Employment Department. Formerly a senior associate with the group, Kristin utilizes her extensive employment litigation and counseling experience to develop, implement and maintain the knowledge management strategy and protocols for the Department. She provides legal and practical expertise to support the Department’s Practice Groups and works with them to create portals for practice-related knowledge content. She creates and implements procedures for capturing, storing, accessing and disseminating material and information, including models, forms, templates, prior work product and precedents. Kristin also supports the Department’s lawyers to ensure that all models, forms and templates are updated to reflect changes in applicable laws, regulations, market standards and best practices.
Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund is a Partner at Thompson & Knight LLP, and a member of Bloomberg Law’s Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Ms. Ecklund practices primarily in the healthcare, complex commercial litigation, and white collar litigation sections and has significant experience handling healthcare litigation matters, including representing healthcare providers in coverage and reimbursement disputes, fraud, defamation, and civil RICO claims. She has also represented healthcare providers in litigation related to qui tam and False Claims Act cases and federal and state anti-kickback provisions and Stark laws.
D. Alan Rudlin, a Partner in Hunton & Williams LLP's Richmond office, has handled a number of significant appellate, defamation and constitutional litigation matters and has extensive experience breaking down complex areas of expert evidence for judges and jurors. Mr. Rudlin has also extensive knowledge in the various types of alternative dispute resolution and has served as the Chair of his state bar’s Joint Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Robert D. Sack has been a Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since August 6, 1998. He took senior status on August 6, 2009. During his 33 years in practice, he specialized in national and international press law.
Bob Sacoff, a Partner with Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP in Chicago, has concentrated his practice in trademark and unfair competition law and litigation for over 30 years. He has handled cases in courts throughout the country and in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board involving such diverse industries and product fields as wine, fashion apparel, publishing, holiday lighting, agricultural and construction equipment, vehicle rental, online event ticketing, automobile parts and accessories, and computer and high technology products.
Jeffrey M. Samuels served as the Director of The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology and as the David L. Brennan Professor of Law from 1998 to 2014. He taught courses in trademark and unfair competition law, international intellectual property law, introduction to intellectual property law, trademark prosecution, current issues in IP law, intellectual property policy and politics and a seminar in counterfeiting and piracy.
Bruce Sanford is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Baker & Hostetler LLP where he maintains a media and First Amendment law practice focused on representing high-profile clients in cutting edge and complex litigation. Noted for his knowledge of media law and its environment, he also serves as a counselor to families owning media conglomerates, advising on the evolution of their businesses in a digital world.
Joshua D. Sarnoff is a Professor of law at DePaul University, where he teaches patent law and other related courses. Prior to joining DePaul, he was a professor at the Washington College of Law, American University, teaching patent law and supervising students in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. He also taught at the University of Arizona College of Law.
Michael Schaff is Chair of the Corporate and Healthcare Departments and Shareholder of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He has helped structure professional practices for many healthcare professionals including physicians, dentists, chiropractors and other business entities interested in buying, selling or merging businesses, and for a variety of other manufacturing, retail, and service businesses requiring legal experience. Additionally, Mr. Schaff has served as general corporate counsel for many privately-held companies.
Roger Schechter joined The George Washington University Law School faculty in 1980. He teaches the basic course in torts and a variety of intellectual property courses, such as copyright law and trademark law. He is also a bar review lecturer on torts and family law in numerous jurisdictions around the country. He has twice received the Law School’s Distinguished Faculty Service Award; he also was awarded the 1997 Trachtenberg Prize for University Service. In 2004, the Brand Names Education Foundation awarded him their Pattishall Medal for excellence in the teaching of trademark law.
Tom Schendt is a Partner in the Washington office of Alston & Bird where he is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. His practice focuses on employee plan litigation, civil and criminal agency audits, investigations and disputes and voluntary compliance initiatives. Mr. Schendt also regularly counsels large employers on the practical effect of various qualification requirements that are issued by appropriate government agencies.
Jan R. Schlichtmann specializes in the area of complex civil litigation including consumer, environmental, product, toxic, and mass tort litigation. Mr. Schlichtmann received national recognition for his representation of eight Woburn, Massachusetts families against W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods for the contamination of the Woburn City water supply. The Woburn case and Mr. Schlichtmann’s work in it was chronicled in the book, “A Civil Action."
Michael Schmidl is a specialist lawyer for information technology law (Fachanwalt für IT-Recht) in Baker & McKenzie's Munich office. Dr. Schmidl advises in all areas of contentious and non-contentious information technology law, including Internet, computer/software, data privacy and media law.
Michael C. Schmidt is the Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor and Employment Department, resident in the firm’s midtown office in New York City. For more than two decades, Mike has concentrated his practice on representing companies in litigation on all facets of employment law (including wage and hour, discrimination/harassment, disability and contract issues), and providing day-to-day advice to companies on issues from hiring to firing. Mike is also an adjunct professor of employment law at Touro Law School in Central Islip, New York, and regularly discussed employment law developments on Twitter (@MSchmidtEmpLaw) and on his blog (
Jerold I. Schneider has been actively involved in over 200 intellectual property lawsuits and has obtained over 1000 patents and trademarks for his clients. Mr. Schneider’s patent and trade secret litigation has involved cases in the electronic, chemical, mechanical, software, business methods and biotech industries. His trademark experience has covered a variety of products and marks, and his copyright litigation experience has involved virtually all aspects of copyright protection.
Maria Schneller is a former Partner with Venable LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Schneller previously worked for the Mobil Oil Corp. and was Technical Assistant to the Honorable Helen Nies of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has served as an a Lecturer at George Mason University Law School and the University of Maine Law School.
Victor Schwartz is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. and chairs its Public Policy Group. Mr. Schwartz has an active appellate practice, and advises product manufacturers on liability prevention, litigation, and public relations issues. Mr. Schwartz is on the Board of Directors of the Searle Civil Justice Institute at George Mason University School of Law.
Charles Seemann is a Partner in the New Orleans office of Jackson Lewis P.C. where he is a member of the Employee Benefits practice. His practice includes the defense of ERISA plans and plan fiduciaries at both public and private companies, multiemployer plans and plan fiduciaries, and financial institutions providing services to ERISA plans.
Donald J. Segal is a retired Vice President from Aon Hewitt in New York where he specialized in analysis, interpretation and application of laws and guidance as they apply to qualified retirement plans.
Daniel P. Shapiro is a Partner in the Chicago office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP who has successfully represented clients across the country in complex business litigation. Mr. Shapiro focuses his practice on commercial disputes, litigating and trying significant cases including disputes arising out of the purchase and sale of businesses and securities, business valuations, contracts, products liability claims and complex class actions.
Deborah M. Shelton serves as in-house counsel to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, managing legal advice and services with respect to legal, policy, and regulatory healthcare matters affecting the biotechnology industry, primarily the regulatory activities of the FDA, CMS, and NIH, and related legislative activities, and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report.
Ms. Shields is a Shareholder in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is the co-chair of SHRM-LI’s Professional Development Committee. Since joining Jackson Lewis in June 2005, Ana has practiced exclusively in employment law.
Charles Siegel is the head of the appellate practice at Waters, Kraus & Paul. He has argued appeals in eight federal appellate courts, in the supreme courts of Texas and five other states, and in numerous intermediate appellate courts around the country.
Thomas Smedinghoff is a Partner in the Chicago office of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, where his practice focuses on the new legal issues relating to the developing field of information law and electronic business activities. Mr. Smedinghoff is internationally recognized for his leadership in addressing emerging legal issues regarding electronic transactions, identity management, privacy, information security, and online authentication issues from both a transactional and public policy perspective.
Craig B. Smith, who is Of Counsel with Smith Katzenstein Jenkins LLP, has over 30 years of experience in Delaware corporation law matters, including mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions, proxy contests, election contests, anti-takeover measures, stockholder voting requirements, legality of charter and bylaw provisions, sale of assets, indemnification, executive compensation, and special committees of the board of directors (including special litigation committees).
Neil A. Smith is currently a Partner on the Intellectual Property Team at Rimon PC, San Francisco. Mr. Smith is also on the alternative dispute resolution panels for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Scott Snipes is the Director of Research & Knowledge Management for Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national law firm that focuses exclusively on labor and employment law for employers. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, he was a research librarian for fourteen years at Paul Hastings LLP. He is active in both national and local law library associations.
Steven P. Solow is Co-Head of Katten's Environmental practice and Co-Head of the White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations and Compliance practice in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Solow is also a Member of Katten’s Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
A. Gilchrist Sparks, III is Of Counsel and a former Partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP. Mr. Sparks is a member of the firm's Corporate and Business Litigation and the Delaware Corporate Law Counseling Groups. Mr. Sparks' practice is concentrated in litigation and counseling arising from mergers and acquisitions and disputes relating to the governance of Delaware corporations.
Donald Specter is the Executive Director of the Prison Law Office, a nonprofit law firm based in Berkeley, California that provides free legal services to California incarcerated offenders concerning their conditions of confinement. Mr. Specter has been lead counsel in numerous successful institutional reform cases challenging various conditions of confinement in California's adult and juvenile prison systems. He has also been chair of the California State Bar's Commission on Corrections.
Eleanor R. Spector serves as Vice President, Prime Contract Management for the Fluor Government Group. Ms. Spector previously worked as vice president of contracts for Lockheed Martin where she advised the company on program contracting strategies and was responsible for all corporate contracting policy. She has also held positions in the U.S. Defense Department as the Director of Defense Procurement and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Procurement.
James H.M. Sprayregen is a restructuring Partner in the Chicago and New York offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and serves on the firm’s worldwide management committee. Mr. Sprayregen is recognized as one of the outstanding restructuring lawyers in the U.S. and around the world and has led some of the most complex Chapter 11 filings in recent history.
Ingo W. Sprie, Jr. is a Partner in the New York office of Arnold & Porter LLP. Mr. Sprie's practice focuses on complex litigation, with an emphasis on class actions, mass torts, product liability, and significant business disputes. He has substantial experience defending putative class actions, cases employing novel claim aggregation theories, and cases involving other cutting-edge theories of law.
Norman Stein is a Professor of Law at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia where he specializes in pension, employee benefits and tax law. Mr. Stein is a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance and a Senior Policy Adviser to the Pension Rights Center.
C. Evan Stewart is a Partner with Cohen & Gresser LLP in New York where his practice principally focuses on the financial services industry. Mr. Stewart handles litigation matters for domestic and international clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, in arbitration forums, as well as before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Angela B. Styles is a Partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C., office and co-chair of the firm's Government Contracts Group. Ms. Styles' current practice concentrates on government contracts counseling and litigation, including procurement ethics and compliance, civil and criminal fraud matters under the False Claims Act, mandatory disclosure, procurement integrity, the Anti-Kickback Act, General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contracting with an emphasis on pricing issues, GSA leasing, and Buy American and Trade Agreements Act compliance. In addition, Ms. Styles conducts complex internal investigations, corporate compliance reviews, and training programs on ethics and public sector contract compliance.
Stuart Sucherman currently advises a number of entertainment and telecommunications companies at his namesake consulting and executive search firm, including network and cable television, motion picture, major league sports, Internet and technology media enterprises such as AETN, CNN, HLN, Paramount, NBC, Discovery Channel, BBC America, and the New York Mets.
T. J. Sullivan is a health care transactional and tax Partner with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Washington, D.C., with more than 20 years experience advising tax-exempt organizations on complex regulatory and business issues, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Sullivan specializes in matters related to tax-exempt entities including hospitals and clinics.
Win Swenson, a Partner with the Compliance Systems Legal Group, was deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Sentencing Commission (1990-96). Mr. Swenson headed the unit that developed the federal sentencing guidelines for organizations, which are widely viewed as establishing the principal model for corporate compliance/ethics programs in the U.S., and to some extent abroad.
Ariana J. Tadler, a Partner with Milberg LLP in New York, has more than 20 years of experience litigating and managing the full spectrum of complex securities and consumer class actions, including high-profile, fast–paced cases. Ms. Tadler is also a leading authority on electronic discovery in plaintiffs’ litigation.
Charles M. Tatelbaum, a Director of Tripp Scott in Fort Lauderdale, focuses his practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, complex business litigation, Uniform Commercial Code transactions and lender liability litigation and other types of secured transactions, as well as domestic and international letters of credit.
Dean Jeffrey Telego is President of Risk Management Technologies, Inc., which performs expert environmental risk management consulting for industrial/ manufacturing clients and financial services companies. Mr. Telego is also President of RTM Communications, Inc., where he creates and chairs national conferences on environmental financing and risk management topics each year and develops customized training for the financial services industry in the U.S., Asia and in Eastern and Central Europe.
Monika A. Templeman is a consultant and attorney in Florida. Before her retirement from the Internal Revenue Service, she was the Director of Employee Plans Examinations and was responsible for EP retirement plan compliance and enforcement programs nationwide. During her tenure as Director, she made major improvements to examination programs designed to bring retirement plans into compliance. In her over 25 years of experience in IRS management positions, she served on the Design Team charged with re-engineering the IRS, where she was instrumental in the creation of the Customer Education and Outreach function in the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, restructuring and expanding the Employee Plan Team Audit large case program, and serving as Acting Director Employee Plans Rulings and Agreements and as the EP Area Manager, Great Lakes.
Sanford V. Teplitzky is a Shareholder at Baker, Doneslon, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC in Baltimore, MD and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. His clients, typically large health care companies and delivery networks, rely on his experience and deep knowledge of the health care industry to identify and resolve fraud and abuse issues, and to represent them in federal and state investigations.
Jeane A. Thomas is Co-Chair of Crowell & Moring LLP's E-Discovery & Information Management Group and a Partner in the firm's Antitrust Group. In her role with the E-Discovery practice, Ms. Thomas has managed many types of E-Discovery matters in both government investigations and civil litigation. She regularly counsels clients on Information Governance, including the development and application of effective information management policies, legal hold practices, and E-Discovery response plans.
John R. Thomas is Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he joined the faculty in 2002. He has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Congressional Research Service and he was named the inaugural Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011.
Bradley Thompson is a Member at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. and serves as a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report. He counsels medical device, drug, and combination product companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement, and clinical trial issues. Mr. Thompson regularly defends companies receiving FDA warning letters, on a wide gamut of subjects including good manufacturing practice compliance and off label promotion.
Charles D. Tobin is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight LLP and chairs the firm's National Media Practice Team. A former journalist, Mr. Tobin has appeared in state and federal courts around the country, representing the media in libel and privacy lawsuits at both the trial and appellate levels.
Albert Tramposch is Deputy Executive Director for International and Regulatory Affairs at AIPLA, where he serves as a senior advisor to the Executive Director, and has principal day-to-day responsibility for all international intellectual property and regulatory issues of concern to the Association.
Stephanie Trunk is a partner in the Health Care group at Arent Fox LLP in Washington, DC and is a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg Law's Pharmaceutical Law and Industry Report. Ms. Trunk counsels pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, distributors, and their customers, including pharmacy benefit managers, on regulatory, reimbursement, and compliance matters. Her practice extends to counseling on drug pricing and government price reporting, HIPAA and privacy matters, counseling on Medicare Part D, developing corporate compliance programs, representing clients in contract negotiations, and providing transactional support to her clients.
Daniel Turinsky, a partner in DLA Piper’s Employment group based in New York, concentrates his practice on employment-related litigation and counseling. Mr. Turinsky represents employers before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels in connection with discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; wage and hour class and collective actions; disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts, confidentiality agreements and non-competition covenants; consumer class actions involving employer pre-employment screening processes; and tort claims arising out of the employment relationship such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference and defamation.
Erin Turley is a Partner in the Dallas office of K&L Gates where she is a member of the firm’s Benefits, ESOPs and Executive Compensation Group. Ms. Turley’s practice focuses on ERISA compliance with respect to employee benefits, including qualified and nonqualified plans, executive and deferred compensation, welfare benefit plans and regulatory compliance. She advises employers in the design, implementation, and administration of tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor in audit and correction matters. Ms. Turley has advised employers with respect to issues raised in connection with corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as they relate to the various benefit plans maintained by the affected corporate entity or entities.
Philip Urofsky is a Partner in Shearman & Sterling LLP's Litigation Group and a former former federal prosecutor with extensive experience investigating and prosecuting criminal and civil violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the money laundering and mail and wire fraud statutes, and economic sanctions laws and regulations.
Eduardo Ustaran is a Partner in Hogan Lovells' global Privacy and Information Management practice and an internationally recognised expert in privacy and data protection law. He is a dually qualified English Solicitor and Spanish Abogado based in London and advises some of the world's leading companies on the adoption of global privacy strategies and is closely involved in the development of the new E.U. data protection framework.
Thomas N. Vanderford, Jr. is the Associate General Counsel and Executive Director of Litigation for Hyundai Motor America, located in Costa Mesa, California. He has practiced law at Hyundai Motor America since 1992. Mr. Vanderford oversees Hyundai's litigation throughout the U.S. and its territories. He has participated in trials and appeals across the U.S. and in Canada.
Barbara Wall is Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Gannett Co., Inc. For the last 27 years Ms. Wall has represented Gannett’s interests on a variety of issues, including the First Amendment. During her tenure, over 1,000 subpoenas seeking the testimony of Gannett reporters have been quashed, over 500 libel suits have been successfully defended, and Gannett properties have filed hundreds of access suits forcing the disclosure of everything from records revealing the deaths of children in state custody, to secret settlements by government agencies, to sexual abuse by priests.
Howard T. Wall III is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of RCCH HealthCare Partners and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. At RCCH Mr. Wall has responsibility for legal, corporate governance, risk management and quality and patient safety activities at the company and is heavily involved in its acquisition and development activities. Mr. Wall has 35 years of healthcare law experience in both law firm and in house settings. Mr. Wall previously held senior management positions with RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Capella Healthcare and Province Healthcare Company. In private practice he was a partner at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis in Nashville, Tennessee where he chaired the firm’s healthcare working group.
Jim Wallace, a founding Partner of Wiley Rein LLP, has more than 30 years of experience litigating patents in the fields of communications satellites, data transmission, network interface devices, Internet business methods, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and semiconductors.
Linda D. Walton is a Partner in the Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP. In addition to defending both private sector and public sector employers in state and federal employment-related litigation matters, she advises and trains clients on a wide range of employment law matters, including among others, wage-and-hour law compliance, FMLA compliance, Title VII compliance, workplace harassment, and newly emerging employment law issues related to the impact of technology on the employer-employee relationship, including the use of mobile devices in the virtual workplace and employee and employer use of social media.
Herbert C. Wamsley is the Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, where he has worked since 1983. He previously held several positions, including Chief of Staff, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
John R. Washlick is a shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and resident in the firm’s Philadelphia, PA and Princeton, NJ offices and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group and co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare Industry Group. Mr. Washlick has significant experience in tax, corporate and business law. His practice includes advising clients on a variety of healthcare matters, including related state and federal regulatory issues relating to structuring and implementing mergers, acquisitions and affiliations; equity and contractual joint ventures; hospital/physician integration and incentive compensation arrangements; ambulatory surgical centers, urgent care centers and other clinical delivery models; clinical co-management arrangements; accountable care organizations and patient centered medical homes.
J. Mark Waxman is a Partner and health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is former chair of the Health Care Industry Team, and a member of the Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense and Antitrust Practices, and serves as a member of Bloomberg Law's Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Waxman was formerly a partner in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., offices of Foley.
Charles D. Weller, currently with the Law Offices of Charles D. Weller in Cleveland, has 40 years legal experience practicing antitrust, health care and health benefit law in private law firms (Jones Day; Baker & Hostetler) and the Antitrust Division of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Mr. Weller has represented General Motors, EDS, Newport News Shipbuilding, Eaton Corporation, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve Medical School, Medical Mutual of Ohio, and the American Medical Association.
Bill West is an experienced trial lawyer and Senior Counsel in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's Intellectual Property practice and is located in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. Mr. West's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation that has included high stakes, bet the company cases. A registered patent attorney, Mr. West has particular strengths in conducting and advising on complex patent trials and appeals, as well as related antitrust and unfair competition litigation.
Jody R. Westby is the CEO and Founder of Global Cyber Risk LLC, where she provides consulting and legal services to public and private sector clients around the world in the areas of privacy, security, cybercrime, e-discovery, and outsourcing risk management. Ms. Westby currently serves as Adjunct Distinguished Fellow to Carnegie Mellon CyLab and co-authored its 2008 Governance of Enterprise Security Survey and Governing for Enterprise Security Implementation Guide.
G. Marc Whitehead is Owner of Global Liability Management, where he practices law and consults on environmental, human health, and toxic tort issues. Mr. Whitehead teaches and specializes in communication and persuasion in a legal context for expert witnesses, lawyers and others connected with the litigation or regulatory processes. Mr. Whitehead is also an experienced arbitrator, including significant experience in securities and commercial cases.
Charles H. Wilson is a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment Department, and the Houston office’s managing partner. Mr. Wilson, who is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, represents employers in complex litigation and trials arising from claims of wage and hour violations, employee raiding, race discrimination, racial profiling, retaliation (including whistle blowing), harassment, and disability discrimination.
Kenneth T. Wise is a Principal Emeritus in the Brattle Group. Dr. Wise specializes in the application of economics and statistical techniques to analyze damages issues in connection with business and environmental litigation. He has developed expert economic analyses in connection with toxic tort, breach of contract, antitrust, and product liability matters.
John Witherspoon, now retired from private practice, practiced patent law in Washington, D.C., and is Professor Emeritus at George Mason University where he directed the Intellectual Property Program.
Patricia H. Wittie is a Partner with Wittie, Letsche & Waldo, where she specializes in Federal and State procurement law and related administrative matters. Her 35 years of experience include litigation of bid protests and claims worth hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal and State courts as well as before the Government Accountability Office and various Boards of Contract Appeals. She counsels her clients - which include Fortune 100 companies, small and mid-cap businesses, and individuals - in matters pertaining to source selection, contract formation and performance, multiple award, General Services Administration Schedule and IDIQ contracting issues, cost accounting, rights in intellectual property, subcontracting and teaming agreements, security clearances, regulatory compliance and dispute avoidance techniques.
Nicholas Wittner is Counsel at Dykema where he provides legal advice on product safety and liability prevention programs, product regulation, product liability, class action litigation and international civil litigation. He also presents seminars on product liability law and procedures to help reduce legal risk and helping develop state of the art case and cost management processes and systems for clients.
Sarah Wright is a Partner at October Three Consulting LLC in New York where she is a member the firm’s Flexible Deferral Plan practice. Ms. Wright serves clients in the areas of actuarial consulting related to qualified and nonqualified plans, plan design, benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions and coverage and nondiscrimination testing.
Barbara Wrubel is a retired Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Ms. Wrubel primarily represented defendants in products liability and mass torts litigation, serving as coordinating counsel in large, complex cases. Her clients have included manufacturers of various pharmaceutical, industrial, chemical and consumer products.
Miriam Wugmeister's advises organizations on the planning and execution of complex global compliance efforts, assists in the negotiation of strategic deals, and defends regulatory and litigation matters relating to privacy and data security in the U.S. and internationally. She regularly provides advice on data security breach issues; the global collection, use, sharing of employee, customer, vendor, and consumer personal information; ediscovery and monitoring conflicts; social media issues; and cloud computing deals, as well as on developing data security policies and procedures and cybersecurity preparedness and response plans.
Steve Zansberg, a Partner in Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP's Denver office, has represented media companies, online publishers, and individuals in defending claims based upon content, fighting subpoenas, and seeking access to government information and proceedings for nearly two decades. Mr. Zansberg represented the national news media in connection with coverage of the Aurora theater shooting case, the Oklahoma City bombing trials, and the Kobe Bryant rape prosecution, and he secured access to public records related to the murder of JonBenet Ramsey and the shooting at Columbine High School. Mr. Zansberg also litigates copyright and trademark matters.
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