Legal & Business Advisory Board


Elizabeth Cabraser, Esq.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

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, Esq.

Calleja Consulting

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, Esq.

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

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, Esq.

Chadbourne & Parke LLP

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, Esq.

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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, Esq.


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, Ph.D.

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman

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, Esq.

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


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, Esq.

Professional Services Council

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 Ciresi, Esq.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

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, Esq.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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, Esq.

Burns & Levinson LLP

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.

J. Peter Coll Jr., Esq.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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, Esq.

Vanguard Strategic Retirement Consulting

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 Connolly, Esq.

Alston & Bird LLP

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, Esq.

Wiley Rein LLP

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 Cousin


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

Winstead PC

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.

Thomas S. Crane, Esq.

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

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

Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd

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, Esq.

Crowley Law Office

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 Crowne, Esq.

American Intellectual Property Law Association

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, Esq.

ACLU Foundation

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, Esq.


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.