1 Claudia Barrero is chairman of SCG Legal and a partner at Colombia member firm prietocarrizosa, where she coheads its mergers and acquisitions practice and heads the capital markets and securities practice. She specializes in mergers and acquisitions of listed companies and has extensive experience in infrastructure projects and corporate governance matters. She has advised issuers on IPOs and debt issues, as well as several Colombian and international clients in such matters as cross-border mergers and acquisitions and related capital markets issues. She received her law degree from Universidad Externado de Colombia, a postgraduate degree in commercial law from Universidad de los Andes, and an LL.M. in international business legal studies from the University of Exeter. R. Matthew Chevraux is assistant to the special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service. He began his career in the Los Angeles field office, where he investigated counterfeit currency, financial crimes and became a computer forensic examiner. Following his assignment in Los Angeles, Mr. Chevraux was selected for the presidential protective division in Washington, where he protected President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. After completing his protective detail time, he transferred to the criminal investigative division at Secret Service headquarters. His current assignment includes supporting the Secret Service s computer forensic program, the redesign and development of the Service s case information databases and evidence computer system, and serving as the Secret Service representative to the Department of Homeland Security s National Cybersecurity and Communication Integration Center. Mr. Chevraux has a bachelor s degree in business administration from the University of California, Riverside. Rob Clarke is a partner in Florida member firm Ausley McMullen. Board-certified by the Florida Bar in business litigation, he practices in the area of civil litigation and serves as trial counsel in a broad range of cases including complex commercial business disputes, significant personal injury and wrongful death claims, class actions, and other litigation and regulatory matters. In addition to his litigation practice, he also teaches Florida civil procedure and trial practice at the Florida State University College of Law. Mr. Clarke also chairs the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee. He is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. C. Malcolm Cochran is a director at Delaware member firm Richards, Layton & Finger, where, for more than 25 years, he has counseled clients involved in complex business and other civil disputes, through litigation and trial and in less formal settings. Mr. Cochran has substantial trial experience in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Delaware Superior Court and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and has represented clients in complex arbitration proceedings and before Delaware s administrative agencies. He has served on numerous boards and state commissions, and has represented clients in the Delaware General Assembly, where he served as counsel early in his career. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Andrew Manning Cox is a partner in England (Birmingham and London) member firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, where he handles litigation and arbitration cases both in the High Court and in many other jurisdictions. He is also a solicitor advocate with full Higher Court rights. As a member of the firm s U.S. desk, he is also significantly involved in helping U.S. companies do business in the United Kingdom and vice versa. Mr. Cox is also a chartered arbitrator, an accredited mediator and a notary public. He completed his legal studies at the University of Cambridge.
2 William Deckelman, Jr. is executive vice president and general counsel of CSC, with global responsibility for all legal activities throughout CSC. Prior to joining CSC, Mr. Deckelman served as executive vice president and general counsel of Affiliated Computer Services, and served as a director from 2000 to 2003, holding various executive positions there since From 1996 through 1999, he was a partner in the law firm of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Austin, Texas. He was previously an attorney at MTech Corporation, responsible for mergers and acquisitions, prior to its merger with Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Mr. Deckelman received his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. E.J. Dionne, Jr. is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, and university professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University. A nationally known and respected commentator on politics, Mr. Dionne appears weekly on National Public Radio and regularly on MSNBC. He is a regular contributor to NBC s Meet the Press. He has also appeared on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and other PBS programs. Mr. Dionne began his career with The New York Times, where he spent fourteen years reporting on state and local government, national politics, and from around the world, including stints in Paris, Rome, and Beirut. His best-selling book, Why Americans Hate Politics, won The Los Angeles Times book prize, and was a National Book Award nominee. Mr. Dionne graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Harvard University and received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Kenneth Feinberg is the founder and managing partner of Feinberg Rozen, a specialty alternative dispute resolution firm. He has been a central figure in many of our nation's most challenging and widely known disputes. Best known for serving as special master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, he reached out to all who qualified to file a claim, evaluated applications, determined appropriate compensation, and disseminated awards. He later shared his extraordinary experience in his 2005 book, What Is Life Worth? Just a few years later, Mr. Feinberg became fund administrator for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund following the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech. He also has been involved in compensation relief efforts for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, the BP oil spill, and, most recently, the General Motors ignition switch recalls. The National Law Journal named him "Lawyer of the Year" in 2004, and repeatedly has named him one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." Mr. Feinberg is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. The Honorable Dan Glickman is executive director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, a nongovernmental, nonpartisan educational program for members of the United States Congress. He served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from March 1995 until January Before his appointment as Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary Glickman served for 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 4th Congressional District of Kansas, during which time he served on the House Agriculture Committee. He was also a member of the House Judiciary Committee, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and a leading congressional expert on general aviation policy. He served as chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America from 2004 until Secretary Glickman received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.
3 The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert is a member of Washington, DC, member firm Dickstein Shapiro s public policy and law practice group. Elected in 1987 to the first of ten terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois 14th Congressional District., he later went on to become the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history. During his tenure as Speaker, he was instrumental in passing post-september 11th antiterrorism legislation and legislation to create a Department of Homeland Security, the most significant restructuring of the federal government in the past 50 years. Prior to his election to Congress, Speaker Hastert served three terms in the Illinois General Assembly. He received his baccalaureate degree from Wheaton College and his master s from Northern Illinois University. Heidi Henning is vice president and general counsel of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where she oversees a staff of attorneys who attend to all of the Institute s legal affairs, including matters directly related to HHMI s scientific endeavors, intellectual property, the transfer of scientific materials, and scientific collaborations, as well as matters relating to HHMI s operations and investments. Ms. Henning joined HHMI in 1993 as an associate general counsel and was promoted to the position of deputy general counsel in Prior to joining HHMI, she worked in the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Treasury Department. Before that, she was an associate at the law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after completing a clerkship with Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a graduate of the Yale University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. William Hubbard is a partner in South Carolina member firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and president of the American Bar Association. His term began at the conclusion of the ABA annual meeting in Boston last month. Mr. Hubbard practices business litigation related to breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty claims, unfair trade practices, energy and utilities disputes, and class actions. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the ABA including chairman of the ABA House of Delegates, president of the American Bar Foundation and president of the American Bar Endowment. He also served on the ABA Board of Governors, the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, and chaired the ABA Young Lawyers Division. He is a member of the council of the American Law Institute, and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2002, Mr. Hubbard received the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian award given by the governor of South Carolina. Before joining Nelson Mullins, he served as a law clerk for Judge Robert F. Chapman of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. JB Kelly is a partner in Washington, DC, member firm Dickstein Shapiro s state attorneys general practice. He previously served as general counsel to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, overseeing major litigation involving the state of North Carolina. He was a member of the negotiation teams in high-profile multi-state settlements involving mortgage foreclosure, Ameriquest, and tobacco, among others. He also oversaw the strategy, planning, and development of Attorney General Cooper s 2010 National Association of Attorneys General presidential initiative focused on consumer protection strategies, analysis of Dodd-Frank provisions related to Attorneys General, and preventing future financial crises. Mr. Kelly formerly was senior counsel at Employment Learning Innovations, and, before that, special counsel for policy initiatives to North Carolina Attorney General Mike Easley. He began his legal career at Hunton & Williams, where he worked as an associate from 1984 to Mr. Kelly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
4 Brian Levine is a prosecutor and National CHIP Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. Prior to joining CCIPS, he served as an assistant attorney general in the Internet bureau at the New York Attorney General s Office, a county prosecutor in Detroit, Michigan, and a civil litigator in Silicon Valley. Mr. Levine has clerked for federal judges in the Southern District of Florida and on the Seventh Circuit. He earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law. Jeff Lobb is vice president and assistant general counsel of Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest hotel franchisors. Mr. Lobb oversees the legal function of all of the company's transactional activity, which includes mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investments, real estate and financing. The Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association named him Outstanding In-House Counsel in Prior to joining Choice, he was associated with several major law firms in the Washington metropolitan area. Mr. Lobb is a graduate of the William & Mary School of Law. Alfonso López Lajud is head of the litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice group at Mexico member firm Sánchez Devanny. Before joining Sánchez Devanny, he worked for eight years as senior associate at another prominent Mexico City law firm, where he handled civil, commercial, family law and real estate matters before both federal and local courts throughout Mexico. Previously, he worked four years as an associate for a major law firm, also in Mexico City, where his work included the liquidation process of several banking institutions, collaborating with the Instituto para la Protección al Ahorro Bancario in the transfer of assets area, and coordinating real estate auctions. Mr. López obtained his law degree from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. He has also completed advanced graduate studies at the Escuela Libre de Derecho in the translation of legal texts. Elisa Erlenbach Maas is a director in Delaware member firm Richard, Layton & Finger s limited liability company and partnership advisory group, where she focuses on rendering advice as to matters of Delaware law relating to Delaware limited partnerships, general partnerships and limited liability companies, including with respect to formation, operation, governance and dissolution matters. Working with some of the country s largest corporations and their subsidiaries, Ms. Maas handles joint venture transactions between Fortune 500 companies, cross-border transactions involving some of the world s largest banking institutions, and transactions involving billion-dollar private equity funds. She also renders advice concerning the operations, financing transactions and dissolutions of private equity funds and assists with regard to litigation matters involving Delaware LLCs and LPs. She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School. Deirdre McEvoy is counsel in New York City member firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler s litigation department and a member of its white collar defense and investigations team. Ms. McEvoy most recently served as chief of the New York field office of the U.S. Department of Justice s antitrust division. Prior to heading the antitrust division s New York field office, Ms. McEvoy served for ten years in the U.S. Attorney s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she spent three years as deputy chief of the criminal division. In 2010, she received a Prosecutor of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation for the investigation and prosecution of securities fraud at a major international public company. Following law school, Ms. McEvoy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chester J. Straub in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Nina Gershon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School.
5 D. William (Bill) Moreau, Jr. is a partner in Indiana member firm Barnes & Thornburg, where he chairs the firm's interdisciplinary higher education practice group. He represents clients before local, state, and federal legislative, administrative, and regulatory bodies. Trained as a litigator and appellate advocate, Mr. Moreau served former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh as his deputy secretary of state and chief of staff, gubernatorial transition director, chief of staff, and legislative director. Earlier in his career, he worked on Capitol Hill, handling environmental and energy issues for U.S. Senator Birch Bayh during his last term. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and former chairman of SCG Legal. David Poisson became CEO of SCG Legal in Previously, he was of counsel to the law firm of Howe Anderson & Steyer in Washington, DC. Elected in 2005 to the first of two terms in the Virginia General Assembly, he served as deputy House minority whip and on the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Counties, Cities and Towns, and Militia, Police and Public Safety committees. He was also legislative director and chief counsel to the late U.S. Senator Terry Sanford of North Carolina and subsequently served as chief of staff and counsel to then- U.S. Representative, now Assistant Senate Majority Leader, Richard Durbin of Illinois. Mr. Poisson is a graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia State Bar, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Bar, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Veta Richardson is president and chief executive officer of the Association of Corporate Counsel, a 34,000- member international organization, which serves as the voice of the in-house Bar and provides practical resources and extensive networking opportunities for its in-house counsel members. Previously, Ms. Richardson was executive director of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, promoting the identification, recruitment and retention of minority attorneys by corporate law departments and law firms. Earlier in her career, she served as vice president and deputy general counsel at ACC, where she foresaw the need for more access to online resources for its members. Her expertise in the in-house arena was shaped by her work as in-house counsel to Sunoco, where her practice focused on corporate governance, transactions, securities and finance. Ms. Richardson is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. Alan M. Rifkin is managing partner of Maryland member firm Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver. Recognized by The Daily Record in 2007 as one of 50 Influential Marylanders and by Super Lawyers every year from 2008 to 2012 as one of the area s premier sports and entertainment lawyers, Mr. Rifkin was former Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer s chief legislative officer and counsel. He also served as counsel to the Senate of Maryland under former Senate President Melvin A. Mickey Steinberg. Mr. Rifkin s current areas of practice include business law and transactions, sports law and transactions and complex civil and commercial litigation. In the area of sports law, he represents the Baltimore Orioles in a wide variety of matters, including a recently negotiated agreement with Sarasota, Florida, to build a new spring training camp for the ball club. Mr. Rifkin is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.
6 Susan Kohn Ross is a partner in California (Los Angeles) member firm Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp. Ms. Ross regularly represents clients throughout the world regarding international issues through her own relationships and through the firm s international law firm alliances on such topics as logistics and shipping contract negotiations, free trade agreement qualification and compliance, duty reduction analyses and transfer pricing. She has represented multiple clients faced with claims by Customs and Border Protection that their goods were transshipped. She is a graduate of Southwestern Law School and is admitted to practice in California, the United States Court of International Trade, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Chad Shandler is a director at Delaware member firm Richards, Layton & Finger, where he represents clients in a variety of areas, including complex financial and commercial litigation, trusts and estates litigation, intellectual property litigation and insurance litigation. Mr. Shandler has conducted hearings and trials in all of Delaware s state and federal courts. He also has significant appellate experience before the Delaware Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Recently, he has litigated several high-profile trust disputes in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He has also counseled various trust companies on fiduciary and regulatory matters. In addition, Mr. Shandler has an active alternative dispute resolution practice, with extensive experience arbitrating and mediating commercial disputes. He is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law. Carlos Soltero is a partner in Texas member firm McGinnis Lochridge, where he represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation, including business and property disputes, malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases. He serves on the firm s management committee, and heads its litigation and South Texas practice groups. Board-certified in personal injury trial law, Mr. Soltero s work has included obtaining judgments and settlements on behalf of plaintiffs in wrongful death and personal injury cases involving trucking and other accidents. He also routinely represents clients in complex business litigation, serves regularly as lead or cocounsel in complex civil cases, and often represents or assists other lawyers in a range of professional and personal litigation matters. Mr. Soltero is a graduate of Yale Law School. Kevin St. John was appointed deputy attorney general by Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen in In this capacity, he serves as the chief operating officer of the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Previously, he served as the Department of Justice s special assistant attorney general for public affairs and policy. Mr. St. John serves on the advisory board of the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute. The Wisconsin Law Journal recognized him as a Leader in the Law in Prior to entering government service, Mr. St. John practiced law with the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich and the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. Scott Thomas joined Washington, DC, member firm Dickstein Shapiro in 2006, where he heads the firm s political law practice. Prior to joining Dickstein Shapiro, Mr. Thomas served as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission from 1986 to He was appointed to the FEC for three consecutive terms, first by President Reagan in 1986, then by President Bush in 1991, and again by President Clinton in He served as chairman in 1987, 1993, 1999, and He serves on the American Bar Association standing committee on election law, as well as the elections committee of the ABA s section on administrative law and regulatory practice. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center.
7 Daniel Wierzbicki joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March 2004, becoming a unit chief in its cyber division in July In this position, he oversees national security investigations across the United States. Mr. Wierzbicki most recently served as a supervisory special agent, conducting national security investigations in the cyber division at FBI headquarters. Prior to that, he worked at the Washington field office investigating criminal cyber intrusions. Mr. Wierzbicki is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he obtained a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. Katherine Kay Winfree is chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau, which is responsible for investigating potential illegal activity and enforcing rules and orders, including fines. She previously served as chief deputy attorney general for the State of Maryland. Before that she was a federal and state prosecutor, handling corruption cases, including money laundering, and the prosecution of convicted Beltway snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo. During her tenure as a federal prosecutor, she was the recipient of the Harold Sullivan Award, honoring her as the top prosecutor from among 350 Assistant United States Attorneys. Ms. Winfree is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she was note editor of the law review and a member of the Order of the Coif.