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Paul H. Anderson, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, is a native of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and a graduate of Macalester College and the University of Minnesota Law School. He served in VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) as a volunteer attorney with New Haven Legal Assistance, was a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota, was an associate and partner in the South St. Paul law firm of LeVander, Gillen & Miller for over two decades, and was appointed as chief judge to the Minnesota Court of Appeals in 1992 where he served for two years before his appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1994. His interests on the court include extensive participation in outreach programs in order to make the court more understandable and approachable. He is an active member of the Race Bias Elimination Committee and the Court Interpreter Program. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Macalester College Distinguished Citizen Award, Lawyers Assistance Program award, and the Minnesota YMCA Youth In Government Crystal Dome award for services to youth leadership development. He is married to Janice Anderson, has two daughters, and is interested in long-distance bicycling and gourmet cooking.
Nancy Anthony joined the Oklahoma City Community Foundation as executive director in 1985 when it had assets of $20 million and one other full-time employee. She has helped direct the growth of the Community Foundation to assets of more than $400 million during 2001. The Community Foundation has 19 full-time employees and makes average annual distributions to the Oklahoma City community of $15 million.
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has been a leader among community foundations in the development of agency endowments. It has also focused its discretionary resources on a group of strategically selected community issues and opportunities where it can provide both resources and leadership. It operates the largest agency endowment program in the United States and the largest independent scholarship program in Oklahoma. In 1995, the Community Foundation joined with several other area organizations to provide leadership in the oversight and distribution of contributions given in response to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. The model developed in Oklahoma City for cooperative response to such tragedy has set a standard for the nation.
A native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Anthony received a B.A. from Van derbilt University, M.A. and M. Phil. degrees in mathematical statistics from Yale University, and a Ph. D. in biostatistics from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Anthony has taught at Vanderbilt and Oklahoma City University. She has also served as a consultant in statistics and demography before joining the Community Foundation.
As a community volunteer, Anthony has served for 25 years as
a member of the Metropolitan Library Commission, including six
years as chairperson. She was honored for her work as a library
advocate by the American Library Association in 2000. She has
served on a number of community boards and also served as a volunteer
coach for several girls athletic teams.
Anthony and her husband, Robert H. Anthony, reside in Oklahoma City and have four daughters who are currently attending or recently graduated from college.
Sharon A. Balsamo currently serves as Acting Counsel to the New Jersey State Bar Association. She has been employed by the Association for over 6 years and has worked closely with the organization's Mass Disaster Response Program. Part of her duties include coordinating the bar's response to disaster situations, such as the events of September 11, 2001 and the damaging flooding that ravaged many New Jersey homes and businesses in the wake of Hurricane Floyd several years ago.
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Judge Marrero- Bauermeister received a B.A. degree from the University of Puerto Rico, majoring in Political Sciences in 1964. In 1976, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters in Public Administration. Three years later she earned a J.D. degree, again graduating Magna Cum Laude.
For 10 years, Bauermeister was fully dedicated to private civil practice, mainly family and notary law. In 1990, Bauermeister was designated Director of the Secretariat of the Judicial Conference for the Supreme Court. In 1992, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico appointed her Administrative Director of the Courts, becoming the first woman appointee to the position since the office's inception in 1952.
Since then, Bauermeister has continued expanding her knowledge
about Judicial Administration through the Court Executive Development
Program of the National Center for State Courts.
Bauermeister served as the 2001-2002 President of the Conference of State Court Administrators of the United States and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Center for State Courts. Also in 2001, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Judicature Society for a 2-year term. In July 2002, she was sworn Judge of the Court of First Instance.
Thomas Birkland, Director of the Center for Policy Research, is an Associate Professor of public administration and policy and political science at the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, at the State University of New York at Albany. Birkland is the author of two books, After Disaster (Georgetown University Press, 1997) and An Introduction to the Policy Process (M.E. Sharpe, 2001), as well as several scholarly articles on public policy making. Most notably, he wrote "Disaster and the Courts' Agenda." 37 Judge's Journal (no.4), 7-11. He has served on several national committees and editorial boards.Birkland was the 1993-1994 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act Graduate Fellow, a program sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency/Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. He was the first social scientist to be so honored. In 1996-97, Birkland was one of 12 national fellows studying social science aspects of hazards and disasters, in an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Birkland's research is in natural disaster policy, environmental policy, and the public policy making process. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Learning from Disaster. Birkland holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, as well as degrees from the University of Oregon and Rutgers University.
Victoria Bjorklund is a Partner at Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett where she heads the firm's Exempt Organizations Group. She advises public charities and private foundations and charitable donors. She is the co-author with Jim Fishman and Dan Kurtz of New York Nonprofit Law and Practice (Lexis Publications).
Bjorklund is a member of the IRS's first Tax Exempt/Government Entities Advisory Committee. Since 1989, she has served as a director, secretary and pro bono legal counsel for Doctors Without Borders, which was awarded the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize. She is also a director of and pro bono counsel for the Robin Hood Foundation, where she serves on the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
Active in the state and national bar associations, Bjorklund
chairs the ABA Tax Section Committee on Exempt Organizations and
is a member of the Section's 9/11 Task Force. Bjorklund was honored
in May 2002 as ABA Tax Section "Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year"
in recognition of her 9/11 work. She also accepted the "Pro
Bono Firm of the Year" award from the NYS Bar Association
in recognition of the Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett's work following
Bjorklund earned her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University, and a B.A. from Princeton University.
For the past 6 years David Bookstaver has been the Communications Director and Press Secretary for the New York State Unified Court System.
Prior to his current position, he served for two years as the Director of Public Information for the New York City Emergency Medical Service. Bookstaver is a member of the New State Bar Association, Committee on Media Law.
Before working for both the City and State, Bookstaver spent 15 years in the news business. From 1988 to 1994, he served as the Administrator for the New York Broadcasters Courtroom Pool. He was employed by all of the New York City television and radio stations and newspapers to coordinate access to, and coverage of, judicial proceedings in the NYC metropolitan area. Bookstaver was a photographer for the Associated Press prior to joining the Courtroom Pool.
DEBORAH A. BOTCH, Ph. D.
Deborah A. Botch is Chief of Budget Operations for the New York State Unified Court System and has more than 25 years of experience in public budgeting and fiscal administration within New York State government. Botch coordinates the statewide budget process for courts and agencies of the Unified Court System (UCS) and oversees the work of the professional staff responsible for UCS budget request development and implementation. Botch has taught courses for the past decade at SUNY Empire State College in public administration and government budgeting. She is also a frequent lecturer on the New York State government budget process to Albany Semester program undergraduate interns who spend a semester in Albany, New York, to gain experience in public administration. Botch has a certificate of advance public management with a concentration in court systems' management from the SUNY Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and holds a masters degree in Culture and Policy Studies from SUNY Empire State College. She is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.
Ed Brekke is the Administrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court. Brekke has more than 20 years experience in senior court management in many different areas of operation. He represents the Court at the meetings of the Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee. Brekke serves as a court management consultant for the American University, the Justice Management Institute and various state and national organizations. He has worked nationally on insanity defense reform studies, drug courts, case and calendar management, court security and probation systems review. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, a member of the California Drug Court Oversight Committee, and participates in activities of the National Drug Court Institute. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge.
David K. Byers was appointed Administrative Director of the Courts for the State of Arizona in 1992. Byers has been with the Supreme Court since 1978 holding a variety of positions including Director of the State Foster Care Review Board System, Director of the Program Services Division, Director of Adult and Juvenile Probation, and Deputy Director of the Supreme Court.
As Director, Byers assists in the oversight and administration of a court system that employs 7,000 people and operates in more than 200 locations, processes more than 2 million cases per year; supervises 60,000 adult felons on probation; and has a combined budget from all courts in excess of 400 million dollars. The Supreme Court also oversees the State Bar of Arizona and the discipline process for the State's 17,000 plus attorneys.
Byers has served as President of the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) 2000 - 2001, as Vice-president of the National Center for State Courts 2000 - 2001, and as a member of the Boards of Directors of : COSCA; the State Bar of Arizona; the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission; the Arizona Prosecuting Attorney's Association; and the Information TechnologyAuthorization Committee (ITAC). He was the founder and original Chairperson of the Board of the National Association of Foster Care Reviewers, and a founding member of the Arizona Friends of Foster Care Foundation. He also served as the original Chairperson of the Board of the State's Social Services Indemnity Pool, a multimillion dollar risk retention pool for contractor providers doing business with Arizona Government.
Byers received his B.A. degree in Iowa and his M.A. degree from Arizona State University. He is married to Linda, a 3rd grade teacher, and they have three children, and one grandchild.
Hugh W. Campbell is a graduate of Boston College and Hofstra University School of Law. He is a principal in the law firm of Rodman and Campbell, P.C., with offices in Bronx and Westchester, New York. He practices in the area of general civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injuries and medical malpractice.
Prior to going into private practice, Campbell worked as a Staff Attorney for the Bronx Legal Services. While there, he lectured to various community groups on many aspects of the law, in addition to handling a considerable number of legal matters.
Campbell is the immediate past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the largest specialty bar association in the state, dedicated to representing the rights of personal injury victims. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Trial Lawyers Care, Inc., an organization of trial lawyers from across the country providing pro bono legal representation to victims of the September 11th disaster, pursuing their claims through the Federal Victims Compensation Fund.
Campbell's other extensive bar association involvement and
accomplishments include: 95th President of the Bronx County Bar
Association (1997); Chairperson of the Minority Caucus of the
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1997); delegate of the
Section of the New York State Bar Association (1988 - 1994); and as a founding member of the Black Bar Association of Bronx County, where he served as Secretary, Treasurer, President and as a member of the Board of Directors; a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (2000 - 2001). He also serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the: Bronx County Bar Association; Legal Services for New York City; Paralegal Advisory Board of Lehman College, Office of Continuing Education; Bronx Educational Services - Adult Literacy Program; Emma C. Brisbane Foundation; and St. Luke's Housing Corporation For The Elderly.
In 1989, then Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Campbell to serve on the Governor's Judicial Screening Committee for the First Judicial Department In 1994, he was re-appointed for another four (4) year term.
Campbell has lectured to fellow attorneys for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the National Bar Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Black Bar Association of Bronx County. He also makes regular presentations to community groups.
Richard P. Campbell is a founding partner of Campbell, Campbell Edwards & Conroy, P.C., a nationally recognized firm of trial lawyers with offices in Boston, Philadelphia and other cities in New England and New Jersey. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Campbell earned his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School. In 1995, Boston College Law School presented him with its highest award, the Founder's Medal, for his achievements and dedication to the law. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Florida, the Federal courts of Connecticut, Vermont, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Campbell represents numerous national and international corporations in complex cases, including multi-district litigation, class actions, products liability, toxic tort, and employment disputes. He has tried cases on behalf of clients in several states (including Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and New Jersey) and has coordinating litigation in locations throughout the United States (including Pennsylvania, Texas, Montana, Vermont, New York, Illinois, Kentucky and California).
A leader of state, national, and international bar associations, he serves as Chair of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association and recently of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He was recently appointed to the ABA's Task Force on Terrorism and the Law and asked to co-chair the Boston Bar Association's Task Force on Multijurisdictional Practice.
Campbell is a widely published expert on protecting confidential information and trade secrets. He authored the lead article for the Boston College Law Review, "The Protective Order in Products Liability Litigation: Safeguard or Misnomer?" and has co-authored four additional law review articles. Campbell co-authored a chapter entitled "Multiple Litigation" concerning class actions that appeared in Products Liability (Matthew Bender, 1992). He was a contributing author to DRI's 1992 monograph "The Crashworthiness Doctrine in Products Liability." His article in that compendium was entitled "Investigative Techniques in the Defense of the Crashworthiness Case." He authored a substantial monograph entitled "Protective Orders and Related Constitutional Questions" which he presented to the Product Liability Advisory Council. His article entitled "Biomechanical Analysis and Crashworthiness: The Defendant's Perspective" is included in "Litigating the Complex Motor Vehicle Accident,"a 1992 publication by the Practicing Law Institute. Featured in Boston Magazine, the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Boston Business Journal, he is a frequent contributor to television and radio programs on subjects dealing with litigation and the law.
Colonel Christler has served with the New York State Police for 28 years in various field assignments. In June of 2000, he was promoted to Deputy Superintendent and currently supervises all administrative functions within the Division of State Police, including: the department budget; Forensic Investigation Center, Aviation, Fleet, Planning and Research; facilities and, most importantly, Information Services. In 1998, he was appointed to serve as a member of the Emergency Law Enforcement Services Sector Forum which acts as an advisory and liaison to the National Infrastructure Protection Center. In May 2002, Col.Christler was appointed to the position of Coordinator for the ELES Forum.
Robert Coffey is a Supervisory Special Agent and Law Enforcement Services Program Manager for the National Infrastructure Protection Center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Gregory J. Cowan serves as a Court Operations Consultant with the Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA). Cowan began his tenure with the OSCA in May, 1998 as primary staff to the Florida Supreme Court Workgroup on Emergency Preparedness. Additionally, he has assisted the Florida State Court System in the implementation of Revision 7, the redesign and maintenance of the court system's Internet site, and audits of judicial workload data gathered through its Summary Reporting System. Cowan holds a M.A. degree from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. degree from the University of West Florida.
Jean M. Cox, Counsel, New York State Emergency Management Office, is responsible for conducting the legal affairs for the state office. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the State University College at Plattsburgh and received her J.D. degree from Albany Law School. She was admitted to the New York State bar and the Federal bar, Northern District of New York, in 1992. Prior to her appointment as SEMO counsel in 1996, Cox served as counsel to State Sen. Nicholas A. Spano and the Senate Labor Committee, and was an associate in the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King. Prior to pursuing her law studies, Cox served in a variety of public and private sector jobs including senior management services coordinator for the State Assembly Office of the Minority Leader. Cox is a member of the National Emergency Management Association's legal counsel committee, and is the immediate past chair of the committee.
Sean Delany is the Executive Director of Lawyers Alliance for New York, Inc., the leading provider of pro bono business legal services to community development organizations and other not-for-profit groups in New York City. Through a staff of in-house attorneys who are specialists in not-for-profit law and a corps of more than 650 volunteer lawyers from more than 115 leading law firms and corporations, the Lawyers Alliance provides more than $10 million in nonlitigation legal services each year to community-based organizations. From 1997 to 1999 Delany served as the Legal Director of Lawyers Alliance, and he was responsible for the supervision of all of the legal work performed by the staff and volunteers and for the development of special projects that are designed to enable not-for-profits to meet the emerging needs of New York's disadvantaged communities.
Prior to joining the Lawyers Alliance, Delany served as the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Charities Bureau in the office of the Attorney General of the State of New York. In 1996-97, Delany served as the President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO), and he has presented numerous workshops on not-for-profit governance and the regulation of charitable solicitation at the annual meetings of the Charities Section of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Mr. Delany serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, an organization that promotes intellectual inquiry into the legal issues affecting the nation's not-for-profit sector through conferences, research projects, and a library and bibliography on not-for-profit law. Delany also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Frances L. & Edwin L.Cummings Memorial Fund, the Board of Advisors of the Aspen Institute's Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, and as an Advisor on the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations. Delany also serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Citizens Advice Bureau, Inc., which he represented as counsel from 1983 to 1999.
Robert Dennis is the U.S. District Court Clerk for the Western District of Oklahoma. He received his B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University and his J.D. degree from Oklahoma City University. Prior to becoming the District Court Clerk in 1985, Dennis served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, General Counsel for the Oklahoma U.S. Small Business Administration and Assistant General Counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. He served as a navigator in the Oklahoma Air National Guard and as a Reserve Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Dennis was on the first floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal
Building when it was bombed on April 19, 1995. He was awarded
the Director's Award for Outstanding Leadership for his conduct
in the aftermath of the bombing by the Director of the Administrative
Office of the United States Courts and was awarded the Airman's
Medal for Heroism by the United States Air Force.
Daniel DiTonno is no stranger to Emergency Management Planning
and Disaster Drill Management. Since 1985, he has been involved
with many private and public institutions in setting-up their
Emergency Disaster Response Action Plans. His Emergency Management
Planning and Public Safety/Security experience includes: SUNY
Stony Brook, Nassau Community College, Suffolk Community College,
Carle Place Schools, Baldwin UFSD, New York Blood Center, Estee
Lauder Companies, Melville Biologics and several NY Metropolitan
area hospitals and healthcare institutions. Up until last year,
he has been lecturing around the country educating peer safety
professionals in their responsibilities regarding regulatory compliance.
Presently, Mr. DiTonno is the Director of Environmental Health
and Safety at New York Institute of Technology as well as the
Emergency Coordinator for three downstate campuses. He also maintains
a consulting practice "The Compliance Zone" which assists
business and industry professionals in areas of Health, Safety
(including emergency management planning) and Environmental compliance.
Mr. DiTonno is also an active member of the American Society of
Safety Engineers (ASSE), National Fire Prevention Association
(NFPA) and the National Safety Council (NSC).
WALLY EDGELL, Ph. D.
Wally Edgell, earned a B.A. degree from Fairmont State College, a M.A. degree from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. degree from Texas A & M University. He served as a public school teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. He also served as an administrator at Texas A&M University, as Dean at Blinn College and as an instructor at Davis & Elkins College. He is a member of the professional and honor societies of Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He has been Clerk of Court for the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia since 1986.
JOHN W. EZZELL, Ph.D.
John W. Ezzell, Senior Scientist to the Commander, Diagnostic
USAMRIID (U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases), received a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Biochemistry in 1976 from North Carolina State University. Ezzell began his studies in 1978 at the USAMRIID located at Fort Detrick, Frederick MD. His initial studies at USAMRIID were on Legionnaires' Disease and in 1980 began studies on Bacillus anthracis.
In 1996, Ezzell served as an UNSCOM inspector in Iraq. He also has served as a consultant in various military exercises and acted as a consultant to the FBI, DOE, DARPA, DOD, and CDC. Also in 1996, Ezzell became the Chief of the Special Pathogens Branch of the Diagnostic Systems Division and began building a forensic lab known as the Special Pathogens Sample Testing Laboratory (SPSTL) to analyze non-medical samples from environmental sources for detection of biological threat agents. The laboratory has conducted analyses on numerous samples obtained by the U.S. Secret Service, UNSCOM, DOD, and various federal agencies, to include hundreds of anthrax hoax letters submitted for analysis by the FBI. He and his staff have most recently played a key role in the development of protocols and reagents to suppo rt the CDC/APHL Laboratory Response Network to Bioterrorism for the identification of Bacillus anthracis. In addition, the SPSTL supported the U.S. Secret Service in providing security against biological terrorist attacks atboth the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the Presidential Inauguration, the President's Address to Congress and the NATO 50 Summit.
Since September 11, 2001, the SPSTL has operated 24/7 in its analysis over 33,000 samples to include air samples from the Capitol Hill area for multiple threat agents, samples from the FBI (including the letters sent to Senator Daschle, Senator Leahy and the N.Y. Post), and samples from the Capitol Police and other federal agencies in their monitoring and clean-up of various buildings. Currently he serves as a Senior Scientist to the USAMRIID Commander and is establishing a Forensic Biology Center in conjunction with Department of Homeland Defense efforts to build a National Biological Warfare Analysis Center at Fort Detrick.
Kathleen Farrell is Clerk of Court for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Farrell was officially appointed to this position in October 2000. Prior to her appointment as Clerk, she held the position of Chief Deputy Clerk for the court since 1985.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is the first court, nationally, to convert its entire case management system to an Electronic Case Filing System (ECF). The judiciary is in the process of expanding the implementation of this system to other courts nationwide.
Before coming to the court, Farrell worked for the law firms of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York and Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay in Houston, Texas. She is active in national Bankruptcy Court activities and committees, including the committee designing the next generation of electronic case filing and the judiciary budget working group and is a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
KENNETH R. FEINBERG
Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is a Member of The Feinberg Group, LLP. He is admitted to the bars of New York (1971), the District of Columbia (1977), Massachusetts (1980). He earned a B. A., cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts (1967) and a J.D. from New York University School of Law (1970) where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review.
Following a clerkship for Chief Judge Stanley H. Fuld, at the New York State Court of Appeals (1970-1972), Feinberg served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York from 1972-1975 and as Special Counsel, United States Committee on the Judiciary from 1975-1980. He was Administrative Assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy from 1977-1979. In 1980 he joined Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler as a partner. He served as Special Settlement Master for: In re: Agent Orange product liability litigation, In re: Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.; In re: Joint Eastern and Southern District asbestos litigation, County of Suffolk, et al. vs. Long Island Lighting Co., et al., In re: Asbestos personal injury litigation, In re: Joint Eastern and Southern District asbestos litigation, In re: DES litigation, Andrew Herman, et al v. Westinghouse Elec. Corp., McCain v. Koch, et. al., Brown et. al. v. Giuliani, et. al.. He also has served as a Trustee, Dalkon Shield Claimants' Trust, 1988-1990; member, Presidential Advisory committee on Human Radiation Experiments, 1997 to present; member, Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, 1989-1990; member, Carnegie Commission Task Force on Science and Technology in Judicial and Regulatory Decisionmaking, 1989-1993; member, National Panel, Center for Public Resources; member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association and as Chairperson, New York State Committee on Sentencing Guidelines, 1985-1986. Presently, Feinberg serves as the Special Master of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Feinberg has received numerous awards acknowledging his work in the practice areas of arbitration and mediation and products liability, including the Charles A. Fahy Annual Award for Best Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1988-1989 and listings in: "Profiles in Power: The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," National Law Journal, March 25, 1991; June 12, 2000; "The Next Establishment: Twenty-Seven Future Leaders of America's Major Firms," The American Lawyer, March 1986; and "125 Alumni to Watch," University of Massachusetts, October 25, 1988.
Feinberg has been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, University of Pennsylvania Law School, NYU School of Law, University of Virginia Law School, and The Graduate School of Political Management. He is a member of the bar associations of The District of Columbia; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Committee on Federal Courts, 1983-1985); Massachusetts and the American Bar Association (Vice-Chair, Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1991-1993).
John Feinblatt is the Criminal Justice Coordinator for the Mayor. Prior to his appointment, he most recently founded and directed the Center for Court Innovation. He has also served as Director of the Midtown Court, Deputy Executive Director of Victims Services (now Safe Horizon), and a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society. Feinblatt earned a B.A. degree at Wesleyan University and a J.D. degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.
EDWARD A. FEINER, FAIA
Edward A. Feiner was appointed Chief Architect of the United States General Services Administration (GSA) in 1996. He is the Senior Advisor to the Administrator of GSA and the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Services (PBS) regarding Federal architecture, design, and construction policy and innovation. He provides national leadership for the design and construction activities of the agency, which includes the development of Federal courthouses, office buildings, national laboratories, border stations, computer centers, and special-use projects. GSA has an inventory of more than 350 million square feet. Current design and construction work in progress has a value of over $10.5 billion executed by 11 regional offices.
As Chief Architect, Feiner personally reviews and recommends to the Commissioner of PBS the approval of the designs of all major new construction and modernization projects. He has directed the development of the PBS design standards as well as authored and/or implemented many of the agency's design and construction policies and programs, including the GSA Design Excellence Program, Construction Excellence, First Impressions, and the GSA Design Awards Program.
Feiner also directs the Office the Chief Architect, which is comprised of five national centers. The Centers are located in Washington, DC, with associated staff in all 11 GSA regional offices. In addition to their other responsibilities, the centers manage special programs in several areas, including Fire and Life Safety Engineering, Security Design and Seismic Safety Engineering, among others.
Prior to joining GSA in 1981, Feiner served as program manager
for the U.S. Navy's Shore Establishment Master Planning Program
at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Earlier in his career,
Feiner worked for Gruen Associates as well as M. Paul Friedberg
Feiner is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture by the AIA in 1996. Feiner was awarded a Graham Foundation Fellowship at Catholic University in 1972. He holds B. A. degree in architecture from Cooper Union and a M. A. degree in architecture and urban design from the Catholic University of America.
Alan Fedeli retired from IBM in 1998 after a 30-year career. During his last 10 years with IBM he managed IBM's worldwide Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) writing IBM's Internet security policy and implementing it for network security and malicious code. In 1995 he founded and managed IBM's Emergency Response Services that included managed Intrusion Detection Systems. After retiring from IBM he became the northeast Director of Consulting for Internet Security Systems, and in January 2000 founded and directed ISS' Emergency Response Services until August 2001. Alan has since returned to work as an IBM business partner with a focus on Managed Security Services. Mr. Fedeli holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
HONORABLE FERN A. FISHER
Justice Fisher served as Deputy Director of Harlem Legal Services, Inc. and as an Assistant Attorney General of the New York State Department of Law. For four years, she provided pro bono legal services to Harlem-based community organizations as a project director of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. In 1989, she was appointed Judge of the Housing Part of the Civil Court, and later, in 1990, was elected to the Civil Court where she served as Deputy Supervising Judge. Justice Fisher was elected in 1993 to the Supreme Court of the State of New York. After serving in both the City and the Matrimonial Parts of Supreme Court, in December 1996 she was appointed Administrative Judge of the Civil Court.
Justice Fisher contributed the views from the Bench in Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in New York, a practice guide by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing. She served as the host of a series of television shows on housing issues for Crosswalk's, a public service cable show. Justice Fisher is a founding member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and is a member of Judicial Friends (an affiliate of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York County Lawyers Association. Justice Fisher also served as the Chair of the Housing Court (Judges) Disciplinary Committee and Chair of the Anti-Bias Committee of the New York County Supreme Court. She received a J.D. degree in 1978 from Harvard Law School.
CHARLES R. FULBRUGE III
Charles "Fritz" Fulbruge, III holds a B. S. degree in Foreign Service from from Georgetown University (1968) and received a J. D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law in 1971. He served in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1971 until his retirement on August 31, 1993. He is a member of the State Bars of Virginia and Texas and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits, and the Supreme Courts of Virginia and Texas. He became Clerk of Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in October 1993.
Fred Graham is the chief anchor and managing editor of Court TV and hosts the daily trial coverage and analysis program Open Court. He has been with the network since it was launched in 1991. Graham's primary duty is anchoring trial coverage from New York.
Over the past 35 years, Graham has been a practicing attorney, government official, legal writer and correspondent. Graham is a journalist, lawyer, broadcaster and anchor. He has received numerous awards for his reporting, including the George Foster Peabody Award, two American Bar Association Silver Gavel Awards, and participation in three Emmy Awards. He is the author of four books: The Self-Inflicted Wounds (MacMillan 1970), concerning criminal law decisions of the Warren Court; Press Freedom Under Pressure (Twentieth Century Fund 1972) about the news media and the First Amendment; The Alias Program (Little, Brown & Co. 1976) concerning the Justice Department's witness protection program; and Happy Talk (W.W. Norton & Company 1990) about development - not all happy - in television news.
Graham served as law correspondent for CBS News from 1972 to 1987, covering the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Department, FBI and legal profession. He also served as substitute anchor on the CBS News programs Face The Nation, Nightwatch, and The CBS Morning News. Graham also broadcast a weekly radio commentary, "The Law and You." Graham covered numerous trials, including the Watergate cover-up and the trials of Daniel Ellsberg, John Connolly, John Hinckley, and John DeLorean. His television documentaries include "See You In Court" (CBS Reports), "Justice For All" (Public Broadcasting System), and "Ethics on Trial" (Public Broadcasting System).
Graham joined CBS News after serving as the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, where he had been since 1965. Prior to that, he served as Special Assistant to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz from October 1963 - February 1965, during which time he also served as Deputy Chief Counsel of the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity. In January 1963, Graham moved to Washington, D.C. to become Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. He also served as legislative counsel for the Subcommittee's Chairperson, Senator Estes Kefauver. From 1960-1963, Graham practiced law in Nashville, Tenessee, with the firm of Trabue, Sturdivant and Haribson.
Graham has been published in many newspapers, magazines and law reviews, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Harper's Esquire, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, TV Guide, and The American Bar Association Journal.
Graham was a founding member of the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press and is a member of its steering committee. In 1980, he served as a Regent's Lecturer at Boalt Hall, the School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1992, Vanderbilt Law School named Fred Graham the school's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
Fred Patterson Graham was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in October, 1931. He received his early education in Texarkana, Arkansas and graduated from West End High School in Nashville, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Marines Corps from 1953 to 1956, serving duty in Korea and Japan as an Infantry and Intelligence Officer. Graham attended Yale University on an academic scholarship and received a B.A. degree in 1953. In 1958 he received his LLB degree from Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Law Review and was also a member of the Order of the Coif. He then attended Oxford University on a Fulbright Scholarship and was awarded a Diploma of Law in June 1960. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Tennessee. He is married to Skila Harris, a Director of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
DANIEL L. GREENBERG
Daniel L. Greenberg is the President and Attorney-in-Chief
of the Legal Aid Society of New York. The Legal Aid Society is
the country's largest full-service law firm for poor people, with
over 800 lawyers and 800 support staff delivering criminal defense,
juvenile representation and civil legal services on a budget of
$120 million. It represents nearly 300,000 clients a year at the
trial and appellate levels of the state and federal courts and,
having given up Legal Services Corporation funding, engages in
class action, law reform, lobbying and immigration advocacy. The
Society was particularly active following the events of September
11, 2001 providing direct services to thousands of needy clients,
and assisting the private bar with its pro bono efforts.
From 1987 to 1994, Greenberg was Director of Clinical Programs at Harvard Law School. A long-time advocate of legal services for the poor, he spent 16 years as a staff attorney and managing attorney with Mobilization For Youth Legal Services on New York's Lower East Side before going to Harvard. He is a former president of the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and is currently a member of the Boards of Visitors of Columbia, CUNY and Boston College Law Schools.
In 1991, Greenberg was awarded Columbia Law School's Public Interest Law Foundation Achievement Award, and in 1996 he was chosen as the Honorary Fellow by the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. In November of 2002 he will receive the Federal Bar Council's Emory Buckner Medal from the Federal Bar Council. He has worked as a consultant on domestic and international legal issues for the Ford Foundation, CEELI and the Open Society Institute. A graduate of Brooklyn College, he received a J. D. degree from Columbia School of Law in 1969.
DANIEL J. HALL
Daniel J. Hall is Vice President of the National Center for State Courts, Court Consulting Services Division in Denver, Colorado. As vice president, he is responsible for the development, coordination and execution of all consulting work and the provision of technical assistance to the nation's courts through the National Center which is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia. Until the end of July 2001, he was the Director of Planning and Analysis for the Colorado Judicial Department. In that role, he developed nationally recognized staffing models, including significant modifications in the Judicial Cost Model and weighted caseload systems for court staff, judges and magistrates. In addition, he developed the judicial department's annual budget and coordinated legislative activities for the department. He was the Executive Director of the Chief Justice's Judicial Advisory Council, Technology Steering Committee, and State Commission on Judicial Performance. In addition, he has provided court consulting services nationally and internationally. In 1991, Mr. Hall accepted the Justice Achievement Award from the National Association for Court Managment for the development of bi-lingual, computerized, and interactive kiosks in the courts. He has provided consulting services to trial courts nationally, and he is an adjunct professor at Denver University College of Law. He holds a B. A. in Sociology and a M.P.A. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
COLLINS E. IJOMA
Collins E. Ijoma has been the Trial Court Administrator for the Superior Court in Essex County (Newark, New Jersey) since 1995. In addition to contributing to many national and in-state policy committees, he is the current vice president of the National Association for Court Management (NACM). He serves as NACM's representative to the Conference of Chief Justices / Conference of State Court Administrators Committee on Therapeutic Justice. He is a former Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management (MAACM) Advisory Board member, and past Editor of The Beacon, MAACM's newsletter. In the past three years, he has been on the Board of the YMWCA of Newark and vicinity, where he chairs the Membership Development and Program Committee. He is also engaged as a consultant to the National Center for State Courts on the Nigeria Rule of Law Project, under the auspices of USAID. Collins has a M.P.A degree from Seton Hall University and is a Doctoral candidate in the Public Administration Program at Nova University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Court Management (ICM) 1991.
Maria Imperial is the Executive Director of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, Inc. (the "City Bar Fund"). The City Bar Fund, the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, increases and improves access to justice for New Yorkers by harnessing the resources of the legal profession. The City Bar Fund spearheaded the response of the New York City Legal community to the September 11 tragedy. Prior to heading the City Bar Fund, Ms. Imperial spent ten years as the General Counsel/Associate Director of Safe Horizon (formerly known as Victim Services) in New York City. At Victim Services, Imperial created the Domestic Violence Law Project. Imperial began her legal career as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers law firm.
Imperial is on the Board of Pro bono.Net, My Sister's Place in Westchester County and was recently appointed by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye to the New York State Commission on Public Access to Court Records. She has a B.A. degree from Harvard College, a M.P.A. degree from the Robert Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
William Josephson was appointed Assistant Attorney General in charge of the of the New York State Law Department's Charities Bureau in April 1999. Until his retirement a year or two before joining the Department of Law, Josephson had been a partner in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Before joining Fried Frank in 1966, Josephson held positions in the public sector, including General Counsel to the Peace Corps, Special Assistant to the Director of the Peace Corps and Far East Regional Counsel to the International Cooperation Administration (subsequently the Agency for International Development) in the United States Department of State.
Josephson serves as president of the Peace Corps Institute and has been a member to the New York State Historical Records Advisory Board and a trustee of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. He also served as trustee and chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a member of the advisory board to the National Service Study Project and a member of the Board of Overseers of Simon's Rock of Bard College.
Josephson is a graduate of The University of Chicago where he was a Francis S. Kosmerl Scholar and Columbia University Law School where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also studied at The New School for Social Research and St. Antony's College, Oxford University. Josephson has taught Federal Jurisdiction at George Washington University Law School and in the fall of 2001 a seminar on the 2000 presidential election cases at Cardozo Law School. Josephwon has authored or co-authored a dozen articles in legal publications.
LAWRENCE S. KAHN
Lawrence S. Kahn is the Chief Litigating Assistant of the New York City Law Department and a member of the Law Department's Executive staff. Kahn oversees the Tort and the Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Divisions, which together consist of 250 lawyers. The Tort Division's World Trade Center unit is currently handling more than 1,500 claims related to the attacks. In addition to his supervisory duties, Kahn has handled a number of major cases for New York City, including intergovernmental disputes and representation of the City in the civil rights actions arising from the Crown Heights disturbances and the assault of Abner Louima.
Before joining the Law Department in 1991, Kahn was Deputy
Solicitor General of the New York State Attorney General's Office,
where he was responsible for overseeing all appeals involving
New York State that arose in downstate New York. Prior to that,
Kahn was the Deputy Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau of the State
Attorney General's Office. Kahn began his career as an attorney
at Westchester Legal Services, Inc., where he held various staff
and supervisory positions between 1972 and 1981.
Kahn served on the Committee on the Judiciary of the New York City Bar Association and was Chair of the Committee on the State Constitution of the New York County Lawyers' Association. He is a member of the Chief Administrative Judge's Advisory Committee on Civil Practice. He was a member of the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute's Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program from 1985-1995.
A native of New York City, Kahn received a B.S. degree in 1969 from the School of Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University and a J.D. degree in 1972 from NYU Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review.
HONORABLE ROBERT G. M. KEATING
Judge Robert G.M. Keating, Dean of the New York State Judicial Institute, earned an A.B. degree from Georgetown University and a L.L.B. degree from Duke University. He began his long career in public service shortly after graduating from law school when he joined the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York as a trial attorney in the Criminal Defense Division in 1968 and, ultimately, assuming a seat on the bench for the first time in 1984 as a Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York. During the intervening years he served as an Assistant District Attorney and Chief Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, New York and as the Coordinator of Criminal Justice, in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York.
On the bench, Judge Keating has held numerous supervisory positions, including: Supervising Judge, Kings and Richmond Counties, Criminal Court; Administrative Judge, Criminal Court; and Administrative Judge, Second Judicial District, Supreme Court. He also served as Judge of the Court of Claims. After leaving the bench, Judge Keating held several positions in the private sector and was a partner in Keating & Klein, P.C. where his areas of practice included labor law, trusts and estates, workers compensation and general litigation. Prior to rejoining the court system as Dean of the its innovative new education and research arm, the State Judicial Institute, Judge Keating served as Director of the Center for Judicial Studies as Pace University School of Law. The Center works in partnership with the Institute in conducting research and identifying and evaluating emerging leal, technological, social, criminal and administrative trends affecting the courts.
An active member of the legal community, Judge Keating has served on innumerable boards of directors and bar association committees. Presently, he serves as Vice Chairperson, Mayor's Advisory Committee on Judiciary for the Mayor of the City of New York and on the boards of the Fund for the City of New York, the Criminal Justice Agency, the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, the Citizens Union of the City of New York and the Court Families Assistance Fund. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the American Bar Association, among other legal and charitable organizations. Judge Keating is the 1996 Recipient of the American Bar Association's William McMahon Award for Technology in Special Courts.
HONORABLE IRENE M. KEELEY
United States District Judge Irene M. Keeley of Clarksburg, West Virginia, graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (A.B. 1965), West Virginia University (M.A. 1977); and the West Virginia University College of Law (J.D. 1980), where she was Associate Editor of the West Virginia Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. From 1980-1992, she practiced law with the firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Clarksburg, West Virginia, concentrating her practice in health care law. She was appointed as Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia by President George Bush on August 12, 1992. She has served as Chief Judge of the Northern District since March 2001.
Judge Keeley is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and West Virginia Bar Association. Currently, she serves as chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges of the American Bar Association, and as Treasurer of the Federal Judges' Association. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States and is also a member of the Judicial Council of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Judicature Society. She is a former Chair of the Board of Advisors of West Virginia University.
Judge Keeley is married and is the mother of three daughters.
COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY
Raymond W. Kelly was appointed Police Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, making Kelly the first person to hold the post for a second, separate tenure.
Kelly was formerly Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Security, at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Prior to that, he served as Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, where he managed the agency's 20,000 employees and $20 billion in annual revenue. For his accomplishments at Customs, Kelly was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal for Exceptional Service.
From 1996-98, Kelly was Under Secretary for Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department. There he supervised the Department's enforcement bureaus, including the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. In addition, Kelly served on the executive committee and was elected Vice President for the Americas of Interpol, the international police organization, from 1996-2000. He served previously as Director of the International Police Monitors in Haiti, a U.S. led force responsible for ending human rights abuses and establishing an interim police force there. For this service, Kelly was awarded the Exceptionally Meritorious Service Commendation by the President of the United States and the Commander's Medal for Public Service by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Kelly spent 31 years in the New York City Police Department, serving in 25 different commands and as Police Commissioner from 1992-1994.
A combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Kelly retired as a Colonel from the Marine Corps Reserves after 30 years of service. He holds a B.B.A. degree from Manhattan College, a J.D. degree from St. John's University School of Law, an L.L.M. degree from New York University Graduate School of Law and an M.P.A. degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has received honorary degrees from Marist College, Manhattan College, the College of St. Rose, St. John's University and the State University of New York. Kelly and his wife Veronica have two adult sons, James and Gregory.
HONORABLE JUDY HARRIS KLUGER
Judge Judy Harris Kluger was appointed to the New York City Criminal Court in 1988 and has been the Administrative Judge since 1996. In that capacity, she supervises 75 judges and 1600 non-judicial employees. The court operates day and night, 365 days a year, in 9 locations throughout New York City. Last year the court handled one quarter of all new fillings in New York State.
One of Judge Kluger's major initiatives as Administrative Judge has been expand problem solving approaches in Criminal Court. In addition to the development and implementation of the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Kings County, the Criminal Court has developed specialized approaches for domestic violence and drug cases. In the fall of 2001, the first Integrated Domestic Violence Part in the state opened in Bronx County where a single judge now presides over family, criminal and matrimonial cases involving families affected by domestic violence. Specialized domestic violence parts have also been opened in Kings, Queens and New York Counties. Under Judge Kluger's leadership, the Criminal Court has opened five drug courts and will open two additional drug courts in the fall.
Judge Kluger is an active member of professional associations, committees and advisory boards. She is co-chair of the Local Court Advisory Committee of the Chief Administrative Judge and is a member of the Advisory Committee for Statewide Implementation of Court-Supervised Drug Treatment. She is a frequent speaker and panelist on criminal justice issues.
STEVEN C. KRANE
Steven C. Krane is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of Proskauer Rose, L.L.P. in New York City concentrating in sports law, legal ethics and alternative dispute resolution. He serves as ethics partner for the nearly 600-lawyer firm. He is a 1981 graduate of the New York University School of Law, and served as law clerk to Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye of the New York Court of Appeals from 1984 to 1985.
He has been involved in New York State Bar Association activities for many years, and is that organization's Immediate Past President. He is the chair of the NYSBA Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (formerly the Special Committee to Review the Code of Professional Responsibility), and currently serves as, among other things, Chair of the Special Committee on the Law Governing Firm Structure and Operation. He was a member of the Special Committee on Multidisciplinary Practice and the Legal Profession from 1998 to 1999, and of the Committee on Professional Ethics from 1990 to 1994. Krane has been a member of the House of Delegates since 1996, and is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.
As a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Krane devoted nine years to that Association's Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics (three years each as Secretary, member and ultimately as Chair from 1993 to 1996). He has also served on that Association's Committee on Professional Responsibility, its Special Committee on Government Ethics, and its Ad Hoc Committee on Private Legal Referral Services.
From 1996 through 1999, Krane was a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, First Judicial Department in New York, where he served as a Hearing Panel Member, Hearing Panel Chair and Special Referee. He has also served as Hearing Panel Chair for the Committee on Grievances of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He has written and lectured extensively on attorney ethics issues, and for several years taught professional responsibility at the Columbia University School of Law. He has been a Member of the American Law Institute since 1993 and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
HONORABLE RUFUS KING, III
Chief Judge Rufus King, III was appointed to the Superior Court in 1984, where he has served in all Divisions of the Court. From January, 1994 to January, 1997, he served as Deputy Presiding Judge of the Civil Division, and from January 1997 to January 1999 was the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division. He was designated Chief Judge in September, 2000.
Judge King was born in New Haven, Connecticut on June 16, 1942 and grew up in the Washington area, where he attended the Landon School.
In 1966, Judge King received a B.A. degree from Princeton University. He received the J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1971, and was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. He was admitted to the Supreme Court Bar in 1975 and the Maryland State Bar in 1984.
Following his clerkships, he entered the private practice of law with various small firms, ultimately forming a partnership with his father, Rufus King, Jr. which later merged with Berliner and Maloney. His was a general litigation practice in nearby state and federal courts.
Judge King's activities in the District of Columbia Bar include chairing the election committee in 1978, chairing an ad hoc committee to study the use of court-annexed arbitration as an alternative to civil litigation in 1978-79, and presenting numerous panels on arbitration at annual meetings of the Bar and District of Columbia Judicial Conferences. He also prepared a report and recommendation on voluntary arbitration while serving on the civil subcommittee of the Court System Study Committee (The Horsky Committee) from 1980 to 1982.
Judge King served and helped organize the Fee Arbitration Board,
and served as its first Chair from 1980 to 1982, and on its Board
until his appointment to the bench. He also chaired the District
of Columbia Courts Committee of Division 18 (Litigation) of the
District of Columbia Bar.
On the Court, Judge King chaired the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council from 1994 to 1995, and in chaired the Superior Court Child Support Guidelines Committee (1988-89). He chaired the Committee on Technology and Automation from its inception until September, 2000, and has been a major contributor to the Court's technology development efforts.
Judge King is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the American Law Institute where he chairs the Judges' Advisory Group on a project to develop Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution.
Fay Leoussis is the Chief of the Tort Division of the New York City Law Department. Leoussis oversees all operations of this 400-person division which litigates the 47,000 personal injury cases currently pending against the City of New York. World Trade Center unit of this division is currently handling more than 1,500 claims related to the September 11th attacks.
Before joining the Tort Division, Leoussis was an Assistant Chief in the Appeals Division of the New York City Law Department where, in addition to her supervisory duties, she wrote and argued over 120 cases and assisted the Corporation Counsel in drafting the briefs to the United States Supreme Court in two major cases, one involving the constitutionality of the City's Human Rights Law, which prohibits race and sex discrimination in "private" business clubs and the other involving the constitutionality of New York City's Board of Estimate.
A native of New York City, Leoussis graduated magna cum laude in 1972 from the State University of New at Buffalo and received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, in 1979 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
JEFFREY A. LICHTMAN
Jeffrey A. Lichtman is Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman's leading trial attorney. He oversees or is directly involved in the firm's busy trial practice involving medical malpractice, lead paint poisoning, product liability and general negligence. In 2001,
Lichtman was elected president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York's largest trial lawyers bar association. NYSTLA plays a considerable role as a consumer advocacy group, with a membership of 4,600 attorneys. Lichtman leads the Association's efforts to protect, preserve and expand the rights of accident victims to receive fair compensation and access to the legal system. He is also heading the NYSTLA pro bono legal assistance program for families of victims of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.
Lichtman earned a J. D. degree from Notre Dame in 1978 and was admitted to the State Bar of New York in 1979. In the course of his 20 years with Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, he has obtained numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts. Besides heading the NYSTLA and lecturing extensively, Lichtman is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Metropolitan Women's Bar Association, and the Bronx Bar Association.
HONORABLE JONATHAN LIPPMAN
Jonathan Lippman, Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York, was born in New York City on May 19, 1945. He grew up in Manhattan and attended New York University, from which he graduated, Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude, in 1965 with a B.A. degree in Government and International Relations. He received his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 1968, the same year he was admitted to the New York Bar.
Judge Lippman joined the court system as a Law Assistant to the Justices of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department. In 1974, he became Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Spiegel, a position he continued to hold when Justice Spiegel became Surrogate of New York County. In 1977, Judge Lippman became Principal Court Attorney for Supreme Court, New York County, Civil Term. Judge Lippman was named Chief Clerk and Executive Officer of Supreme Court, New York County, Civil Term in 1983. He was appointed Deputy Chief Administrator for Management support of the statewide court system in 1989. In 1995, Governor George E. Pataki appointed him as a Judge of the Court of Claims. In January, 1996, Judge Lippman became Chief Administrative Judge of all New York State courts by appointment of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye. In that capacity, he oversees the administration and operation of a court system with a $1.7 billion budget, 3,600 State and locally paid Judges and 14,000 non-judicial employees in over 300 locations around the State.
Judge Lippman serves as Chair of the New York State Court Facilities Capital Review Board, and is a member of the New York State Probation Commission. He is a recipient of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Award of the Jewish Lawyers Guild, the Bernard Botein Medal of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York , the Harlan Fiske Stone Award of the Trial Lawyers Association of the City of New York, the Robert L. Haig Award for Distinguished Public Service, the Millennium 2000 Award of the New York State Bar Association, Judicial Section and the 2002 New York State Trial Lawyers Association Judicial Recognition Award. Judge Lippman is a Vice President of the New York University School of Law Alumni Association and a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Judge Lippman and his wife, Amy, reside in Westchester County with their two children, Lindsay and Russell.
Tom Long serves as the Chief of General Services for The Supreme Court of Florida, Office of the State Courts Administrator. He manages a unit responsible for procurement, insurance, safety, grant administration and special projects. Long spent the previous fifteen years as the Court Administrator for the Second and Sixteenth Judicial Circuits.
Long attended Florida State University in 1971 where he received a B. S. degree in Criminology. In 1973 he received a M. S. W. degree, specializing in planning and administration. He received his second Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1983.
MARK J. MAGGIO, Ph.D.
For over 15 years, Mark Maggio has served as a consultant and a direct provider of crisis intervention services in literally hundreds of traumatic incidents around the country involving federal, state and local law enforcement and emergency services personnel as well as numerous community-based organizations. Maggio serves as the assistant clinical director for two Critical Incident Stress Management Teams (CISM) in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and is the clinical director for a national CISM team serving the air medical rescue and airborne law enforcement industries. He is also a contract psychologist for the CISM team for Dulles & Reagan National Airports.
Maggio served as a member of the federal Office of Personnel Management's Working Group on Violence in the Workplace. He was a contributing author to OPM's national publication Dealing with Workplace Violence: A Guide for Agency Planners. He has been a primary or co-author for numerous articles on crisis intervention, critical incident stress management, workplace violence, and employee and domestic violence. Maggio is chairperson of the Board of Directors for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and is a faculty member for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg, Md. Maggio presently works for the federal judiciary in Washington D.C. and is an adjunct associate professor in behavioral sciences for the University of Maryland/University College.
Michael McCann has over 32 years of experience in law enforcement. He entered the New York City Police Department in 1967, rising through the ranks to the level of Deputy Inspector. His experience with the New York City Police Department has run the gamut from being a commanding officer in a police precinct, to commanding the Public Security and Dignitary Protection Unit of the Police Intelligence Division.
While on active duty he attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice, receiving an Associates degree as well as a B. S. degree in Criminal Justice. In 1981, McCann received a J. D. degree from New York Law School.
In 1993, McCann joined the United Nations as the Deputy Chief of the Security and Safety Service. In 1994, he became the Chief of the Security and Safety Service. As Chief, McCann has successfully planned and coordinated all security arrangements for the following:
- 50th Anniversary and the Year 2000 Millenium Summit of the United Nations where over 150 Heads of State/Government visited the United Nations.
- Major World Conferences including Cairo/Egypt, Copenhagen/Denmark
and Beijing/China and Istanbul/Turkey.
- The papal visit to the United Nations by His Holiness Pope John Paul II, in October 1995.
- Special Sessions of the General Assembly and United Nations General Debate held in September each year involving visits of over 60 Heads of State/Government and over 100 Government leaders at the Ministerial level.
He also has arranged protective security for the Secretary-General and high level UN officials throughout the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Israel and Kosova.
JAMES E. MCMILLAN
James E. McMillan joined the National Center for State Courts in October 1990 and currently directs the Court Technology Laboratory and provides technical guidance for the Courtroom 21 project in conjunction with the William and Mary School of Law. In November 2000, the TIES-CTL project received the State Justice Institute's Howell Heflin outstanding project award.
McMillan serves as senior faculty for the Institute for Court Management, and has provided technical assistance for numerous trial and appellate courts including the United States Supreme Court, Arkansas, Massachusetts, and Mississippi Supreme Courts, and Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Internationally McMillan has consulted with courts in the Bahamas, Egypt, Trinidad, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation and for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal.
McMillan is co-author of A Guidebook for Electronic Court Filing and a contributing author to Caseflow Management: The Heart of Court Management in the New Millennium. McMillan received his B.A. degree in government from New Mexico State University and an M.P.A. degree with a specialization in judicial administration from the University of Southern California.
HONORABLE JOEL DOUGLAS MEDD
Joel Douglas Medd is a North Dakota District Judge serving in the Northeast Central Judicial District chambered in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He has served as a judge since 1975. Judge Medd chaired the Grand Forks Courthouse Security Committee which spearheaded the implementation of courthouse security after Judge Lawrence Jahnke was shot while presiding at a hearing in the courthouse. He was a judge in Grand Forks during the 1997 flooding which led to the evacuation of the city. Judge Medd and the court functions were displaced from the courthouse for about four months.
Judge Medd is the Immediate Past Chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges of the American Bar Association. He has served as a municipal judge, county justice, tribal judge, and has sat on the North Dakota Intermediate Court of Appeals and the North Dakota Supreme Court. In 1979, he was appointed as the state's youngest District Judge at that time and has been reelected four times.
Judge Medd served as an Army Military Intelligence Officer in Panama and Vietnam from 1969 to 1972 and among other medals was awarded the Bronze Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. While stationed in Panama he was the Security Officer for the Tropic Test Center. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota Law School where he served on the Board of Editors of the Law Review as well as a Student Director of the Legal Aid Program. Upon graduation he was awarded the Charles E. Dahl Award for Constructive Leadership. He served as an intern with the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Judge Medd is a member of the American Judicature Society and served on their Board of Directors from 1986 to 1989. He has served on many committees for the National Conference of State Trial Judges and for the Judicial Division of the ABA, where he Chairs the Publication Committee. He currently Chairs the North Dakota Jury Management Committee and serves on the Tribal-State Liaison and Court Technology Committees. He has chaired the Criminal Justice Advisory Board in Devils Lake, the Judicial Conference Program Committee and the Civil Legal Services Committee and has served on the Personnel Advisory Board, Judicial Planning Committee and Legislative Court System Committee. Judge Medd has been awarded the Pro bono Publico Award from the North Dakota Bar Association, Outstanding Alumni Award from Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Lifetime Achievement Award in Trial Advocacy from the University of North Dakota Law School.
Judge Medd's community involvement includes being on the Board of the Grand Forks Symphony and the South Forks Lions Club. He also is the Past Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter and is also a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has been awarded the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts and the Outstanding Member Award from the Disabled American Veterans of Grand Forks. Judge Medd was named one of Five Outstanding Young North Dakotans by the Jaycees in 1982.
Michael Miller, a solo practitioner focusing primarily on estates and trusts, is the 2002-2003 President of the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA). Also active in the organized bar at the state and national levels, Miller is a member of the House of Delegates of both the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, where he has served on several important committees. Miller is one of New York State's Representatives to the National Caucus of State Bar Associations and serves on the Executive Council of the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders.
Miller has a long an/d diverse commitment to pro bono activities both locally and in the international arena. Locally, he has served as a Small Claims Arbitrator in New York City's Civil Court since 1989 and has developed award-winning pro bono programs at NYCLA that have received recognition from the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Internationally, Miller served as an Election Supervisor for one month in war-torn Bosnia shortly after the Dayton Accords in 1996. In 1999, under the auspices of the Central and Eastern Europe Legal Initiative, Miller interviewed Kosovar refugees and obtained evidence of war crimesevidence which was used in prosecutions at the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague.
In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Miller was a leading figure in the legal relief efforts in New York. He personally devoted six weeks to the Death Certificate Assistance Project, working 12 to 14 hours per day helping victims' families prepare the requisite documents to obtain death certificates and the entitlements to which issuance of the certificate was an essential prerequisite. Also, he developed NYCLA's Adopt-A-Family Program to assist the families of firefighters, police officers and other uniformed service personnel who perished at the World Trade Center.
In recognition of his commitment to pro bono service and his leadership in the post-9/11 efforts, Miller recently received the American Bar Association's highest award for pro bono service, the ABA 2002 Pro Bono Publico Award.
G. FOSTER MILLS
G. Foster Mills is the Managing Attorney at the New York City Law Department. He oversees the administration of the Department, including personnel, MIS, budget and fiscal operations, and oversees the Worker's Compensation Division. Mills was primarily responsible for the Law Department's response to the events of September 11, 2001, which resulted in one thousand Department employees being displaced from their offices at 100 Church Street, and their eventual return there in April, 2002.
Prior to his appointment as Managing Attorney in 1997, Mills
was the Deputy Chief of the Contracts and Real Estate Division
of the Law Department with responsibility for advising several
City administrations on procurement, real property, franchise
and municipal law issues. In 1990, he took leave from that position
to be appointed the City's first Chief Procurement Officer in
order to revise the City's contracting system after the adoption
of the City Charter abolishing the Board of Estimate. He joined
the Law Department in 1985. Prior to that he was with the Human
Resources Administration and in private practice.
Mills received a B.A. degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1975 and a J. D. degree from Boston University Law School in 1978.
KAREN GREVE MILTON
Karen Greve Milton is the Circuit Executive of the Second Circuit, a position to which she was appointed in April 1999. As Circuit Executive, Milton is the chief administrative officer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the federal courts in the state comprising the Second Circuit, New York, Connecticut and Vermont.
Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Milton was the first Director of the CitiBar Center for CLE at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a department which she created in 1995. She also served as an Assistant Commissioner for Tax Enforcement in the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, an Assistant Commissioner and Inspector General for the New York City Department of Investigations and General Counsel to the New York State Commission on Investigations. After graduating from law school, Milton served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of Robert M. Morgenthau both in a trial bureau and the Rackets Bureau.
Milton is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Case Western Reserve School of Law where she was an Editor of its Law Review. Milton is a former President of the New York Women's Bar Association and currently serves as a Director of the NYWBA's Foundation.
Dan Murdock was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1945. He received his B. A. degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1969, and a J. D. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1973. He was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1973.
Murdock was an Assistant District Attorney in Oklahoma County from 1973 to 1975 and was in the private practice of law in Oklahoma City from 1975 until 1989, when he became the General Counsel to the Oklahoma Bar Association. He is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, American Bar Association, the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, the National Organization of Bar Counsel, the National Association of Bar Executives, a Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, and serves on the Legal Ethics and Unauthorized Practice of Law and Disaster Response and Relief Committees.
WILLIAM C. NICHOLSON
William Nicholson is a nationally known expert in terrorism and emergency law. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at Widener University School of Law, where he conceived and instructs a course entitled "Terrorism and Emergency Law." The class includes the history of emergency law, federal state and local legal authorities and case studies in emergency and terrorism preparedness and response, civil rights issues, labor law concerns and administrative law. The course features nationally known expert speakers from among Nicholson's friends in the small universe that comprises the emergency response and emergency management legal field.
Nicholson previously served as General Counsel to the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency, Indiana Department of Fire and Building Services and Public Safety Training Institute, as well as seven related Boards and Commissions in the public safety arena.
Nicholson has published numerous articles and has spoken nationally on terrorism and emergency law issues. He recently published Building Community Legal Capabilities for Post 9-11 Terrorism Preparedness, a paper delivered at the FEMA Higher Education Conference in May 2002. The paper may be accessed at: http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/hec2002.htm. Forthcoming publications include: Legal Issues in Emergency Response to Terrorism Incidents Involving Hazardous Materials: The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response ("HAZWOPER") Standard, Standard Operating Procedures, Mutual Aid and the Incident Command System, Widener Symposium L.J., Vol. 9, No. 2, November 2002 and two case law books: Emergency Response and Emergency Management Law: Cases and Materials, to be published in late 2002 and Terrorism Law and Policy: Cases and Materials, to be published in mid 2003, both by Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd., Springfield, IL.
DONALD P. O'DONNELL
Donald P. O'Donnell currently serves as Director of Security and Life Safety, Insignia/ESG, one of the nation's largest commercial real estate services providers. During his 21 years of service in law enforcement with the New York City Police Department, he was the commanding officer of the 66th, 71st and 70th Precincts in Brooklyn, New York.
O'Donnell, who recently retired from a senior management position with the rank of Inspector, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Management Institute at Columbia University. He holds advanced degrees in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an M.B.A. degree from Wagner College. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, St. John's University and Wagner College.
CHIEF MATTHEW O'REILLY
Chief Matthew O'Reilly has served the New York State Unified Court System for 31 years, and was appointed a Uniformed Court Officer in 1973. Chief O'Reilly is presently the Chief of Public Safety for the Unified Court System, the highest ranking member of the uniformed force. His duties include developing the policies, procedures and protocols for ensuring the safety of the New York State Court System and the people who work in and visit the courts. He oversees threats on members of the judiciary, coordinates security for high priority cases, establishes guidelines and standards for security equipment and protocols, and advises judicial and nonjudicial leadership on court security and emergency preparedness issues.
Recently Chief O'Reilly revised the evacuation protocols for all courts within New York City and is coordinating and evaluating evacuation drills for each facility. He has revamped the approach to in-service training and developed a comprehensive in-service training program for all uniformed personnel. He is a member of the Anti-Terrorist Working Group for the Southern District of New York and works closely with law enforcement agencies throughout New York State. He is a graduate of Queens College, CUNY.
John Payton is a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering where he was the co-chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. Bar.Payton's practice, which is primarily litigation, ranges from commercial matters to libel (including Internet-related libel), partnership matters, civil rights, and employment matters.
Payton has extensive civil rights experience including defending the use of race-based measures to address continuing problems in our society. He presently represents the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School in the lawsuits that challenge their use of race in the admissions processes. He represented Richmond in the Supreme Court in Richmond v. Croson and filed amicus briefs in two other major Supreme Court cases on this issue: Metro Broadcasting and Adarand Contractors. He has litigated numerous discrimination cases. Payton filed an amicus brief on behalf of 66 members of the U.S. Senate and 118 Members of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Supreme Court in Patterson v. McLean Credit Union, a racial discrimination in employment case.
From 1991-1994, Payton served as the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia. The Corporation Counsel is the chief legal officer of the District. There were over 200 attorneys and 350 total employees in the office in 1994.
From June 2001 to June 2002, he was the President of the District of Columbia. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the American Law Institute. Payton serves on the Boards of the National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the International Human Rights Law Group. He served as Co-Chair of the Washington Lawyers Committee in 1996-1997. He also serves on the Boards of People for the American Way, the D.C. Appleseed Center, D.C. Public Defender Service and the Southern Africa Legal Services and Legal Education Project. Payton has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the Georgetown Law Center.
Payton received his B.A. degree from Pomona College (California) and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He clerked for the Honorable Cecil F. Poole of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
HONORABLE ANN T. PFAU
Judge Ann T. Pfau, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Management Support and Administrative Judge, Second Judicial Circuit, Supreme Court, has served the people of New York through her work for the New York State Unified Court System since 1984. Prior to assuming her current position as the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, she held positions as Special Counsel to the Chief Administrative Judge, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Management Support and as counsel in the Office of Counsel. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Judge Pfau has served the court system as Chief Counsel to the Program for the Profession and the Courts; counsel to the Jury Program, Civil Voir Dire Pilot Study; counsel to the Committee on Case Management; staff counsel to the 1992 IAS Review Committee and has lectured on case management, jury initiatives and related topics.
Judge Pfau also the legal community through her active membership in the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association and the Brooklyn Bar Association.
Judge Pfau earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wells College (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.A.). She earned a J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School, where she was a member and editor of the Law Review.
Andy Potter has been an Archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration for 12 years. He came to NARA with a M.A. degree in History with a concentration in Archives and Records Management. He is currently assigned to NARA's Northeast Region and works with agencies records management programs. He has been designated the Region's primary trainer, conducting courses on a broad range of records management topics including Disaster Preparedness, Vital Records Management and Disaster Recovery. He is a member of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, The Association for Information and Image Management, and the Society of American Archivists.
FRANK C. RABBITO
Frank C. Rabbito is the Director of the Court Programs and Projects Division, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. Rabbito was awarded a B.S.W. degree from Florida International University School of Social Work and an M.S.M. degree in Public Administration from Florida International University School of Business and Organizational Sciences.
Prior to becoming Director of Programs and Projects in 1999, Rabbito was Director of the circuit's Court Services Division and was responsible for mental health, substance abuse and counseling programs in the circuit's Juvenile, Family and Criminal Divisions. From 1987 to 1992, he was employed by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services as the District Eleven (Miami-Dade County and Monroe County) Program Director for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health and in 1992 served as the District's Program Manager for Economic Services. Over the course of his public service career, Rabbito has developed and managed substance abuse and mental health programs for women and children, adult and children's mental health services and public assistance programs and services including the supervision of the South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center, a state forensic hospital serving eight Florida counties. Additionally, he has held several administrative and social services positions within Miami-Dade County government.
HONORABLE RENEE R. ROTH
Judge Renee R. Roth has been Surrogate of New York County for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Fordham Law School and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of City College. Since 1980, she has been a Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where she teaches a course in Estate Administration. Judge Roth takes a special interest in training lawyers and is a frequent lecturer at Bar Associations as well as at various synagogues, churches and other charities, in a continuing effort to explain this area of law to the public.
TINA LEWIS ROWE
Tina Rowe recently completed a thirty-three year law enforcement career. She was on the Denver Police Department for twenty-five years and commanded at the Police Academy, Internal Affairs and in Patrol. In 1994 she received a Presidential appointment to be the United States Marshal for Colorado. She was the liaison between the Department of Justice and the federal judiciary and was responsible for a wide variety of federal law enforcement processes.
Rowe developed the operational plans for the security of the Oklahoma City bombing trials that were held in Denver over a three-year period, as well as for the custody of the defendants in those trials. Those plans have been used as a model for many trials throughout the United States. She was also responsible for Colorado airport security responses in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks and continues to be used as a resource for a variety of other planning activities. She has consulted with courts, governmental agencies and criminal justice facilities around the country. She has also produced a wide variety of workbooks, documents and templates that are used for training in the areas of planning, security, emergency responses, and staff, supervisory and manager development in criminal justice and the private sector.
Rowe has received local, state and national awards for her leadership in law enforcement as well as in the training field. During her federal tenure she was the chairperson of the Denver Federal Executive Board for three years and was on the board of directors of the Federal Special Agents Association. She is a member of the American Society of Forensic Examiners, the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts, the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the International Association of Court Officers and is on the advisory boards of numerous colleges and professional associations.
Rowe is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a B.S. degree in Organizational Management. She teaches, speaks and consults in the areas of leadership, supervision, management, planning and professional and organizational development. Her clients include local, state, county and federal criminal justice agencies, the courts, and private boards and organizations. She can be contacted at TroweTraining@attbi.com.
HONORABLE DAVID L. RUSSELL
Judge David L. Russell was appointed U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan. Previously he was twice appointed as U.S. Attorney, was in private law practice and served as legal counsel to a U.S. Senator, as well as to the Governor of Oklahoma. Judge Russell was the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court when the Murrah Federal Building was bombed and handled the McVeigh and Nichols cases during their early stages. He has been named Outstanding Trial Judge in the State of Oklahoma. He presently serves as President of the Tenth Circuit District Judges Association and has served on various committees of the U.S. Judicial Conference.
REBECCA MAE SALOKAR, Ph.D.
Rebecca Mae Salokar is associate professor of political science at Florida International University, Miami, Florida, where she teaches judicial politics and constitutional law. She is the author of "After the Winds: Hurricane Andrew's Impact on Judicial Institutions in South Florida" (Judges' Journal, Fall 1998), The Solicitor General: The Politics of Law (Temple UP, 1992) and she is co-editor of Women in Law: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook (Greenwood Press, 1996). Her research agenda is driven by questions involving the impact of the separation-of-powers doctrine from the perspective of the judicial branch. Salokar has published articles on legal representation of the U.S. Congress, the Florida constitutional right to privacy, constitutional and judicial reform in the states, gay and lesbian litigation, and most recently, on the impact of Bush v. Gore on the Florida court system. Salokar has been repeatedly recognized at FIU for her excellence in teaching, advising and service. Her website can be found at: www.fiu.edu/~salokar.
Robert Saltzman is the immediate past president of the National Organization of Bar Counsel, which represents all lawyer disciplinary agencies in the United States, plus agencies in Canada and Australia. He serves as Chairperson of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Mass Disaster Response, where he worked on the New York State Off Site Air Disaster Plan. After September 11, he helped coordinate the New York State Bar Association's response to the World Trade Center disaster. In November 2001, following the American Airlines flight 587 tragedy in the Rockaways, Saltzman coordinated the State Bar's disaster assistance effort at the Javits Center. He also serves on the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Discipline, as well as the American Bar Association's Coordinating Committee for the Center for Professional Responsibility.
Saltzman is the Deputy Chief Counsel to the Grievance Committee for the Second and Eleventh Judicial Districts, in Brooklyn New York. He has been involved in the attorney disciplinary system since 1984. A graduate of Brooklyn Law School and St. John's University, Mr. Saltzman has been an adjunct associate professor at St. John's since 1989. He also is a frequent lecturer at A.B.A. Workshops on professional responsibility, and local Bar Association continuing legal education programs.
HONORABLE MICKI A. SCHERER
Judge Micki Scherer was appointed to the New York City Criminal Court in 1987. In 1989, she was appointed Acting Justice of the Supreme Court and Supervising Judge of the Citi-Wide Arraignment Parts until 1996. From 1996 through 2000, Judge Scherer presided over a trial part in Supreme Court, New York County. In December 2000, she was appointed Administrative Judge of New York County Supreme Court, Criminal Term. She has maintained that title through the present. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Judge Scherer maintains an active court part.
The New York County Supreme Court, Criminal Term has trial jurisdiction over all felony indictments in Manhattan. The average number of felony indictments over the last several years was approximately 10,000. The court is composed of 40 justices and approximately 500 nonjudicial employees.
Judge Scherer is the former chair of the NYC Criminal Courts Antibias Committee. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of the NYC Alternatives to Incarceration Committee, the Committee on Representation of Indigent Defendants (Appellate Division, Second Department), and the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety's Committee on Case Processing.
Since becoming the President of Dade Community Foundation, the community foundation for the Greater Miami area, Ruth Shack has spearheaded a champaign that has significantly grown the Foundation's assets and has provided oversight for the equitable distribution of grants to Greater Miami's nonprofit institutions. Spurred by her leadership, the Foundation made a radical change in its mission by diversifying its Board of Governors, its staff and its grant making focus. Determined to better respond to the needs of Miami's most intractable problem; all grant making is set against the issue of cultural alienation and the need to help people successfully cross ethnic barriers.
Empowerment and venture capital for emerging groups, based in the diverse multi-cultural communities of Miami, are the hallmarks of the grant making program.
Shack served as Vice Chair of the Council on foundations, chair of its Management Committee, on the Board of the Coalition of Community Foundation for youth and now serves on the Board of Funders Concerned About Aids, the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network, and as chair of the Communications Network.
Shack's career has been rooted in the world of community service. She was elected to her first term as a Metro-Dade County Commissioner in 1976, re-elected to four year term in 1978 and to third term in 1982.
KIMOTHY L. SMITH, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Dr. Smith received his B.S. degree in biochemistry from Oklahoma State University in 1981 and subsequently his D.V.M. in 1985. He practiced veterinary medicine in Louisiana and Oklahoma for almost 10 years before returning to graduate school in 1994. Dr. Smith completed a Ph.D. in Epidemiology in 1999, graduating from Louisiana State University. During his dissertation work, Dr. Smith was responsible for the maintenance of the worldwide collection of Bacillus anthracis as well as adding to the collection primarily with isolates he obtained from field studies in southern Africa.Subsequently, Dr. Smith has been involved in many molecular epidemiological studies of pathogens classified as select agents while employed in Dr. Paul Keim's laboratory at Northern Arizona University including molecular typing of the Aum Shinrikyo anthrax attack strain and the forensic investigation of the Amerithrax case last fall. Dr. Smith is now employed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Biodefense Division where he is involved with deployable biological threat-agent detection and supervision of the soon to be completed biosafety level three facility.
County Executive Andrew J. Spano became Westchester's seventh county executive on January 1, 1998. He is the second Democrat to be elected to the County's highest office. Since his election, Mr. Spano has initiated dozens of programs to improve the quality of life in Westchester and at the same time has reduced the county tax levy for an unprecedented three years in a row.
Spano has worked to make government more accessible through the county's award-winning website and through "Westchester Telecom," a high-speed fiber optic network that links schools, libraries, local government and other public institutions. He and Westchester have been featured in various national technology publications for the county's technology innovations.
From 1983 through 1993, Spano was a Westchester County Clerk,
at which time he developed a nationally renowned Records and Archives
Center. After serving as County Clerk, Spano was the Managing
Partner of Digital Possibilities, LLC, an internet marketing company
he started in 1995.
Spano's other major initiatives focus on preserving the environment and protecting children and families. He has preserved 2,300 acres of open space and instituted programs to protect water quality. Spano has adopted various measures to keep guns away from children and invested $5.2 million from tobacco settlement funds on a teen-age anti-tobacco campaign. He was also the driving force behind the creation of a new Department of Emergency Services that consolidated fire, disaster and EMS services to improve the delivery of emergency services to residents.
The County Executive has been a leader in the fight to reduce energy costs and he has made government more cost efficient by shifting resources to meet the needs of an ever-changing population. Spano upgraded the county's Office for the Aging to the Department of Senior Programs and Services to reflect the county's burgeoning senior population.
Before coming to government, Spano spent 25 years in public education where he distinguished himself as a teacher, counselor, and administrator, serving children with special needs. He was one of the founders of the United Federation of Teachers in New York City.
Spano has also been the recipient of numerous awards in the areas of human rights, education, government and labor. Some of these include: Victim's Assistance Services of Westchester's 2001 "Art of Governing" award, Westchester Interfaith Housing Corporation's Municipal Leadership Award for 2001, Westchester Art Council's 200 "Man of the Year" award, The 2000 League of Conservation Voters award, The 1999 Guardian of the Sound award for environmental protection of the Long Island Sound; the Fight Hunger Award from the Westchester Coalition of Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens; and the Special Achievement Award from the New York State Federation of Police. He was also named honorary chairman of the Irish Great Hunger Memorial Committee.
Born April 17, 1936, Spano grew up in the Bronx and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Fordham University. He is a history buff, a collector of old photographs and prints, and he loves to cook. He and his wife, Brenda Resnick Spano, live in Yorktown and have six grown children and four grandchildren.
Steve Steadman graduated from Western Illinois University in 1974. Since 1979, Steadman has served the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Director of State Courts Office as a District Court Administrator, based in La Crosse, WI. Steadman is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management (1991) and served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Court Management (1988-1989). Since April 2001, he has served as the program manager for the Wisconsin Courthouse Security Training Program.
In January 2001, Steadman received a Meritorious Service Award
from the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association for
his contribution to the development of the Wisconsin Courthouse
Security Manual. In July 2002, The Wisconsin Courthouse Security
Training Program received the Justice Achievement Award from the
National Association for Court Management and has been selected
as a regional finalist in the 2002 Innovations Awards Program
of the Council of
RONALD M. STOUT, JR., Ph.D.
Ronald Stout is the Executive Assistant to the District Administrative Judge for the 4th Judicial District, NYS court system. He has been involved in virtually every aspect of court administration since 1974, including the development of program budgeting, planning and implementing unified court budgeting, overseeing the development of standard operating procedures and manuals, automation of the courts and administrative processes, development of the records retention and disposition policies, and numerous special projects. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, has authored several articles and chapters of books on public administration and court administration, and consulted throughout the United States.
Jack Thompson is the Administrator of the District Courts of Harris County, Houston, Texas. Prior to this, Thompson was the Administrator of the Superior Courts of Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia. Thompson is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management and served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Court Managers (1975). Thompson is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University and holds a Masters degree from the University of Oklahoma.
JOHN F. TIMONEY
John Timoney is the current Chief Executive Officer for Beau Dietl & Associates. Prior to joining BDA, he served as the Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department since 1998. He commanded a diverse police force of approximately 7,000 officers and over 900 civilian employees in the 5th largest metropolitan city in the United States. He brings with him a wealth of experience in law enforcement, an extensive educational background and the law enforcement managerial initiatives which he spearheaded in the New York City Police Department. His talent, his knowledge and experience revitalized the Philadelphia Police Department through innovative changes that bolstered professionalism, employee morale, productivity and the relationship with the citizens of Philadelphia.
Timoney has had an extensive and distinguished law enforcement career that began in 1969 when he joined the ranks of the New York City Police Department. As a rookie police officer, he was assigned to the 44th Precinct and in 1977 was transferred to the Narcotics Division where he worked as a narcotics investigator. He served in a variety of assignments within the New York City Police Department, including various precincts, the Organized Crime Control Bureau, Chief of Department's Office, Investigation and Review Section and the Office of Management, Analysis and Planning.
Timoney is the recipient of over 65 Department Medals, including the prestigious Medal of Valor. Mr. Timoney rapidly rose through the ranks of the New York Police Department beginning with a promotion to the rank of Sergeant in 1980. His career progressed with a promotion to Lieutenant in 1983, Captain in 1985, Deputy Inspector in 1988, Inspector in 1990, Deputy Chief in 1992 and Chief of Department in 1994. Timoney was the youngest person in New York City history to hold the "four star" position of Chief of Department.
Recognized for his leadership and operational expertise, Timoney was appointed First Deputy Commissioner on January 13, 1995, the second highest rank in the New York City Police Department. As First Deputy Commissioner of the New York Police Department, his hallmark accomplishment was the reorganization of the Department including the merger of the New York Police Department with the Transit & Housing Police Departments resulting in a unified City Police Department of 39,000 officers and 9,000 civilian employees
ROBERT W. TOBIN
Robert W. Tobin is a Principal Court Management Consultant with the National Center for State Courts, Court Consulting Services Division, where he has specialized for many years in court finance, court organization, and court governance. He has conducted major state-wide studies of court finance in such states as Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, and Ohio. He has conducted studies of court governance, most recently in Tennessee, and assisted courts in the transition from local to state financing and in implementing organizational unification, most recently in California.
Tobin has written numerous articles, monographs, and reports on court administration and court finance, among them: Planning in State Courts: Trends and Developments, 1976-78 (1978); The Administrative Role of Chief Justices and Supreme Courts (1979); The Transition to State Financing of Courts (1981); Status of State Court Financing 1988 (1989); Managing Budget Cutbacks (1994); Internal Control of Court-Collected Funds (1995); A Court Manager's Guide to Court Facility Financing (1995), Funding the State Courts: Issues and Approaches (1996), and Trial Court Budgeting (1996). He also authored a book on the history of court reform Creating the Judicial Branch: The Unfinished Reform (1999).
Tobin has conducted many projects in general areas of court administration such as differential case management and calendaring analysis and has authored many legal memoranda on issues related to court organization and financing. He has recently been involved in studies of the feasibility of regional courthouses in Missouri and in reviews of financial procedures in two urban trial courts. Prior to his service with the NCSC, he was a professor of government at the University of Miami, a trial lawyer with the Department of Justice and a management consultant. He holds B.S.S. and LL.B. degrees from Georgetown University, LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Columbia University, and an M.A. from the University of Miami.
WILLIAM C. VICKREY
William C. Vickrey, Administrative Director of the California Courts took office in 1992. Prior to joining the California courts he served as State Court Administrator, Utah, 1985-92; Director, Department of Adult Corrections, Utah, 1983-85; Director, Youth Corrections, Utah, 1980-83. He also served on the COSCA Board of Directors (President-elect, 1997-98; President 1998-99) and the NCSC Board of Directors (Vice-chair, 1998-99). He is the recipient of a number of awards including the Judicial Council's Judicial Administration Award for Distinguished Service for outstanding leadership in judicial administration and for significant contributions to the California courts (1999); Warren E. Burger Award (1995); James Larson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Utah Corrections, 1984; and the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice Award for Greatest Contribution to the Criminal Justice System by a Government Official (1992). Vickrey received a B.S. degree from the University of Utah in 1969. He is married and has two children.
John Voelker is the Executive Assistant to Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Since joining the Wisconsin court system in 1992, he has authored or co-authored numerous publications relating to court lead initiatives including: Bridging the Distance: Implementing Videoconferencing in Wisconsin; Court User Opinions: Incorporating Consumer Research into Strategic Planning and Meeting the Challenges of Self Represented Litigants in Wisconsin.
Voelker has recently participated in the development of the Wisconsin Courthouse Security Manual and has served as faculty for the award winning Wisconsin Courthouse Security Training Program. In 2001, Voelker received a Meritorious Service Award from the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association for his contribution to the development of the Wisconsin Courthouse Security Manual. That same year, he also was selected as a Toll Fellow by the Council of State Governments that recognizes emerging leaders in state government. He has a degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
GREGORY B. WALTERS, Ph.D.
Gregory B. Walters is the Circuit Executive for the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, CA. He earned
a B.A. degree from Arizona State University and M.A. and Ph.D.
degrees from Washington State University. Walters has been the
Circuit Executive for the Ninth Circuit since May of 1989. The
Ninth Circuit is comprised of the Court of Appeals, fifteen U.S.
district courts, fourteen bankruptcy courts, in the nine western
states and Pacific territories. The Circuit Executive is the principal
administrative officer for all of the courts within the circuit.
As Circuit Executive, Walters is responsible for all the activities of the Office of the Circuit Executive and implements the policies of the judicial council and other policy-making bodies in the circuit. He is the principal liaison with the judges of the circuit. He joined the Circuit Executive's Office in 1984 as an Assistant Circuit Executive for court management issues, and subsequently was Deputy Circuit Executive before assuming his current position. He was the Deputy Court Administrator and the Director of Arbitration for the King County Superior Court in Seattle before joining the Ninth Circuit.
ROBERT CRAIG WATERS
Best known as the spokesman for the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 presidential election appeals, Craig Waters was cast into this 36-day news marathon because of his triple role as public information officer, attorney, and deputy webmaster for his employer. In his fifteen years at the Court, he also served from 1996 to 1998 as executive assistant to Chief Justice Gerald Kogan. It was during this time that he established the Court's public information office and began live, gavel-to-gavel video broadcasts of all Florida Supreme Court hearings via satellite and on the World-Wide Web. These same video cameras later would broadcast the only appellate arguments in history carried live and unedited on all the major television networks to a world-wide audience waiting to see who would become the forty-third President of the United States. Partly because of his role in the 2000 election cases, Waters in 2002 was named Judicial Branch Public Information Officer for Emergency Operations after serving on the state's post-9/11 task force that created a comprehensive emergency plan for Florida's state courts system.
ERIC T. WERNER
Eric T. Werner is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO) in the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce. Werner has supported the development of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets (the Physical CIP Strategy). In addition, Werner coordinates the CIAO's outreach activities to the Legal community and the Insurance Sector.
Prior to joining the CIAO, Werner worked for ten years, the last three as a partner, in the Communications Practice Group of the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand in Washington, D.C.. A graduate of Miami University, the Institute for Communications Law Studies at the Catholic University of America, and Columbus School of Law, Werner represented a wide variety of clients before the Federal Courts, the Federal Communications Commission, and in structuring communications transactions to satisfy regulatory requirements. His clients encompassed an array of mass media and telecommunications companies involved in such areas as radio and television broadcasting; cable television; wireless multichannel video and broadband services; satellite communications; cellular telephony and personal communications services; and communications equipment manufacturing.
Before entering private practice, Werner served as law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Celebrezze on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and as a legal intern in the office of the Honorable James H. Quello, Commissioner, FCC, and worked as a news writer and Production Coordinator in the Washington, D.C., bureau of CNN. He has written numerous articles on mass media regulatory and transactional topics for a number of trade journals and, with Erwin Krasnow, is the co-author of Radio Deals: A Step-by-Step Guide.
TIMOTHY C. WU
Timothy C. Wu is Program Director for the September 11th Fund.
In that capacity, Wu serves on the three-person executive management
team which oversees all of the Fund's program development, grantmaking,
and implementation. The September 11th Fund was created in the
immediate aftermath of September 11th by the New York Community
Trust and the United Way of New York City. Thus far, the Fund
has raised over $500 million dollars for those affected by the
Prior to joining the Fund, Wu served in the Clinton Administration as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala. Prior work experience includes Director of Development for CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in San Francisco and Associate Producer for CBS News, Inc. Wu has served on numerous nonprofit boards of directors, including KQED Inc., Princeton University, Asian-American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and was appointed by Mayor Willie Brown to be a Commissioner of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Wu is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, and a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University. He resides in New York City and San Francisco with his partner, Ambassador James C. Hormel.
BRETT ALEXANDER ZWERDLING
Brett Alexander Zwerdling is a partner at Zwerdling and Oppleman and leads the firm's bankruptcy section. Zwerdling received a B.S. degree in Communications from James Madison University and a J.D. degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. He currently chairs the Emergency Legal Services committee of the Virginia State Bar, and also serves as the Henrico County Circuit Representative for the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar. Other bar affiliations include the Richmond Bar Association and the Henrico Bar Association. His bar projects include "So You're 18", distribution of the VSB Senior Citizen's Handbook, No Bills Day, disaster aid, training, and participation with the Emergency Legal Services Committee, Docents (a "kids day in court" program), and various pro bono assistance within official local bar programs. He has most recently participated in and moderated panel discussions concerning bar and attorney disaster response for the Bar Leaders Institute and the Pro-Bono Conference, both in Virginia.