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Floyd Abrams, Esq.

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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, Esq.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

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, Esq.

KPMG LLP

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 Allen, Esq

Wiley Rein LLP

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, Esq.

University of Cincinnati College of Law

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, Esq

Angeli Ungar Law Group LLC

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, Esq

Arguedas, Cassman & Headley, LLP

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.

Robert A. Armitage, Esq.

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, Esq.

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, 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, Esq.

Auerbach Law Firm

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 Axelrod, Esq.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

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.