Legal & Business Advisory Board


Susan Daley, Esq.

Perkins Coie LLP

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 Dalglish, Esq.

University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism

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 Daly, Esq.

Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

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.

Christopher P. Davis, Esq.


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

National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans

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, Esq.

Winston & Strawn LLP

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, Esq.

Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg

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, Esq.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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, Esq.

Winston & Strawn LLP

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 A. Dombi, Esq.

Center for Health Care Law

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

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, Esq.

McKenna, Long & Aldrige LLP

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

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 Dreyfuss, Esq.

New York University School of Law

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, Esq.

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

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.