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Ronald S. Flagg, Chairman

Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary,
Legal Services Corporation

Ron Flagg has chaired the Board of Directors for NVLSP since 2005 and served on the board for more than twenty years. He was instrumental in starting NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® program, has recruited other attorneys to volunteer to help veterans, and has personally donated hundreds of pro-bono hours to helping veterans. Mr. Flagg is Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Legal Services Corporation. He previously practiced commercial and administrative litigation at Sidley Austin LLP for 31 years, 27 years as a partner.  He chaired the firm’s Committee on Pro Bono and Public Interest Law for more than a decade.  Flagg served as president of the District of Columbia Bar in 2010-2011 and on the Bar’s Board of Governors in 2007-2009. He has also served as chair of the District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Committee, chair of the Governing Board of the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, as a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, on LSC’s Pro Bono Task Force, and as a member of the board of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. 

Flagg graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and cum laude from Harvard Law School.  He began his career as a law clerk to Judge Myron L. Gordon, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and as attorney-advisor in the United States Department of Justice, Office of Intelligence Policy.

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Chris T. Antoniou, Member

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel,

Chris Antoniou is vice president and deputy general counsel of Verizon Global Wholesale (VGW), the firm’s wholesale business unit. He is responsible for managing all legal issues affecting VGW. This includes negotiating agreements with competing carriers, developing VGW’s policy positions, settling disputes and representing VGW in arbitrations and other fora. Antoniou joined Verizon (then Bell Atlantic) in 1998 and supported the wholesale business unit on a variety of matters before undertaking his current responsibilities in 2006. Prior to joining Verizon, Antoniou was an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. His practice focused on commercial transactions, particularly project financings of sports facilities and power plants. Before attending law school, Antoniou was a United States Army officer, serving as a platoon leader, executive officer and strategic debriefer. He is the co-editor (with W. Michael Reisman) of The Laws of War: A Comprehensive Collection of Primary Documents on International Laws Governing Armed Conflict (Vintage Books 1994). Antoniou received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992 and his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy in 1984.

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Ben Block, Member

Covington & Burling LLP

Ben Block is an experienced civil litigator, having served as first chair in federal and state court trials and appeals, as well as in numerous arbitrations.  He has considerable experience representing sports entities, including the NFL, with regard to a range of matters. He has also represented clients in insurance coverage, patent, and administrative law matters.

Prior to joining Covington, he was a law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Ben received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and served five years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer.

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Samuel R. Bond, Member

Atlanta General Manager,

Sam Bond is the Atlanta General Manager for Lyft. Sam is responsible for the operation of the Atlanta market area for Lyft’s business, including passenger acquisition and promotion, driver training and support, and partnerships and local government relations. Prior to joining Lyft, Sam was Group Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Portfolio Management for Coca-Cola Refreshments in Atlanta. At CCR, Sam developed the long-term strategy for Coke’s North American manufacturing and distribution operations. He also ran the capital projects approval and prioritization processes. Prior to working at Coke, Sam spent three years at Bain and Company in Atlanta, doing strategic consulting in a variety of industries, including retail, CPG, manufacturing, higher education, private equity, and financial services.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2003-2008. While deployed to Iraq, he was a scout sniper platoon commander and served as an assistant regimental intelligence officer. He graduated with an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, and received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.

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Cynthia Bright, Member

Associate General Counsel ,
HP Inc.

Cynthia Bright is the Head of U.S. Litigation & Government Investigations for HP Inc.  Cynthia joined HP in 2009, and became the Vice President of IP Litigation in 2012.  Before joining HP, Cynthia was the Director of Litigation for Atmel Corporation, a semiconductor company based in San Jose, California. Prior to joining Atmel, Cynthia was in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Cynthia graduated from the Georgetown Law Center, and also received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

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Richard E. Coe, Member

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Richard E. Coe is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Antitrust, Securities & Corporate Governance, and White Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations Groups.  His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes with an emphasis on those involving antitrust and corporate governance issues.  Richard routinely handles class action cases where he has challenged class certification in a variety of contexts.  He has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and financial services industries.  In addition, Richard has an active pro bono practice.  He represented a prison newspaper in one of the first lawsuits under Pennsylvania’s new Open Records law, argued a prisoner civil rights case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that resulted in a precedential opinion granting new rights to prisoners, and convinced the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to vacate a VA decision denying benefits to a Gulf War veteran.Richard is also active in the community. 

He is on the board of the Trinity Cooperative Daycare Nursery and was selected for the Philadelphia Leadership Class of 2013 and the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Leader’s Circle in 2013.  He completed the MS City-to-Shore Ride in 2013.  Richard is also a current member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Inn of Court, past co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Military Affairs Committee, and leads the firm’s participation in the Philadelphia Reads Program.
law school, Richard served as an officer in the United States Navy for five years.  He was a surface warfare officer on the USS John Paul Jones, a destroyer, and a nuclear engineer on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier.  Richard received his law degree from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from the United States Naval Academy.

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Nathaniel F. Emmons, Member

Retired Partner, Wiley Rein LLP,
Washington, DC

Nat Emmons has been a member of the NVLSP Board of Directors since 2002. Now retired, he was a partner in the Washington DC law firm Wiley Rein LLP, specializing in communications law. He was active in the Federal Communications Bar Association, serving at various times as co-chair of the Mass Media Practice Committee, co-chair of the Adjudicatory Practice Committee, and co-chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. From 1967-1970 he served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, achieving the rank of captain, with a year of service in Vietnam. Before entering the private practice of law in 1973, he worked for three years as Executive Assistant to U.S. Representative Ogden R. Reid, with responsibility for staff administration and legislative drafting. In addition to his work with NVLSP, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Deerfield Academy Alumni Association.

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Nathalie Gilfoyle, Member

Retired General Counsel,
American Psychological Association

Nathalie Gilfoyle retired as General Counsel for the American Psychological Association in 2016. While serving as General Counsel, she had responsibility for all legal representation for the Association, which is a large charitable organization with over 500 employees. APA is the largest publisher of psychological research in the world. During her tenure, Nathalie expanded APA’s amicus curiae program and she continues to advise APA on its amicus filings. Nathalie has filed more than 90 amicus briefs for APA, presenting social science research related to important public law issues to the United States Supreme Court and the state and federal appellate courts.

Nathalie began her career in legal aid and then entered private practice in D.C. Prior to joining APA in 1997, she headed the sixty-lawyer D.C. litigation department of McDermott, Will & Emery, a national law firm, where she was a partner for 12 years. Her litigation practice focused on trial and appellate work in administrative, antitrust and health law matters.

In 2009 Nathalie was appointed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to serve on its Access to Justice Commission, where she chaired the Commission’s Courts Committee, working with judges on court reforms to improve access to the civil justice system for low income residents. Prior to her service on the Commission, Nathalie was elected to two terms as a member of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors. In addition to serving on the board of the National Veterans Legal Services Program, she is a mediator for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and an arbitrator for the D.C. Bar Attorney-Client Arbitration Board, which she chaired for several years.

Nathalie is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Ms. Gilfoyle received her B.A. in philosophy with high honors from Hollins University, did work toward a master’s degree in art history, and received her juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she has established an annual seminar for the interdisciplinary study of law and psychology.

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Will A. Gunn, Member

Gunn Law Firm

Will A. Gunn founded the Gunn Law Firm in 2008; his firm provides representation to military members and veterans. In 2009, President Obama appointed Mr. Gunn as the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. From 1986 to 2005, Mr. Gunn served as a lawyer in the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps. He is a retired Air Force colonel and served as the first-ever Chief Defense Counsel in the DoD Office of Military Commissions where he established a team of legal professionals to represent detainees at the Guantanamo Prison Camp. Mr. Gunn has many awards and honors including an honorary doctorate from Nova Southeastern School of Law and he is part of the National Bar Association’s Military Law Section Hall of Fame. Mr. Gunn has served on numerous boards and bar associations; for example, he serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates.  Mr. Gunn also served as President and CEO of Boys & Girls of Greater Washington from 2005-2008. 

Mr. Gunn graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with military honors in 1980.  Mr. Gunn received his law degree from Harvard Law School; at Harvard, Mr. Gunn served as President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.  He also has a Master of Law degree in Environmental Law from the George Washington University School of Law and a Master of Science degree in National Resources Strategy from the National Defense University. 

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John H. Harwood, Member

Retired Partner,
Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, LLP

John Harwood chaired the Board  of Directors of NVLSP for five years until 2005, has been the Senior Member of the Board since that date, and has been a member of the Board for 20 years. Mr. Harwood worked closely with NVLSP on its establishment of NVLSP’s Lawyers Service Warriors program.  He was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP until 2008, and he and his former firm have provided pro bono representation to dozens of veterans and active duty service members on their claims for disability compensation. Mr. Harwood served as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry platoon commander in Viet Nam, receiving the Bronze Star with Combat V and the Purple Heart. In addition to NVLSP, he serves on the board of directors of the Buzzards Bay Coalition in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Doris Johnson Hines, Member

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Dori Hines practices all aspects of patent law, with a particular focus on U.S. district court and International Trade Commission (ITC) litigation. She is the head of the firm’s litigation Section. Ms. Hines has been lead counsel on numerous cases from inception through trial in district courts, the ITC, and before arbitration panels. She has participated in claim construction and summary judgment hearings and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Hines has also represented clients in mediations and has assisted in licensing negotiations. She has represented several claimants in the firm’s veteran pro bono program in partnership with NVLSP. 

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Stephen B. Kinnaird, Member

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP

​Mr. Kinnaird is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and co-chair of the Appellate practice. He is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He has represented clients in numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals and district courts, and state appellate courts.A highly experienced appellate lawyer, Mr. Kinnaird has handled matters involving energy, transportation, intellectual property, antitrust, environmental, telecommunications, administrative, criminal, and constitutional law. Specifically, Mr. Kinnaird has handled cases involving the Communications Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, the Federal Power Act, the Federal Railroad Safety Act, the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, the Social Security Act, the Sherman and Robinson-Patman Acts, the Lanham Act, the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, CERCLA, the Patent and Trademark Acts, ERISA, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, and the Civil Rights Act; the Commerce, Due Process, and Takings Clauses; and the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh Amendments. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kinnaird served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court, and to Judge John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Kinnaird argued Padilla v. Kentucky in the United States Supreme Court in 2009. In a historic decision, the Court ruled in favor of Mr. Padilla in holding that the Sixth Amendment imposed duties upon defense counsel to advise criminal defendants of the deportation consequences of criminal convictions. 

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Richard D. Klingler, Member

Sidley Austin LLP

Richard D. Klingler is a partner based in the Washington, D.C., office. He focuses his practice on national security matters and complex litigation in U.S. courts involving constitutional law and cross-border disputes. He has extensive litigation and regulatory experience working on behalf of telecommunications, finance, energy, and media clients. He has participated in matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, other appellate courts, trial courts and regulatory bodies. He has worked extensively on matters addressed in Congressional investigations or pending before Executive Branch  departments and agencies. Mr. Klingler joined the firm in 1990 and first became a partner in 1996. He served from 2006-2007 as the General Counsel and Legal Adviser on the National Security Council staff, advising senior government officials on intelligence, defense, foreign policy, litigation, and  investigatory matters. From 2005-2007, he served in the Office of the Counsel to the President, concluding as Special Assistant and Senior Associate Counsel to the President. His work focused on litigation, Congressional investigations, and issues before the Departments of State and Homeland  Security. He worked from 1997-2002 as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston on equity capital market and M&A transactions in the telecommunications, energy, and finance sectors. From 1994-96 he worked in Australia (while a Sidley lawyer) as Regulatory Advisor and then Regulatory Counsel for Telstra Corp. Mr. Klingler is an Adjunct Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, addressing counter-terrorism legal issues, and, from 1993-94, was Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution, which published his book, The New Information Industry: Regulatory Challenges and the First Amendment (1996). He has testified several times before Congress on Constitutional, counter-terrorism, and sovereign immunity issues, and has written on public policy matters for various national publications. Mr. Klingler served as  a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (1989-90) and Judge Kenneth W. Starr of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1988-89). He obtained law degrees from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and from Stanford Law School, where he was Senior Articles Editor of The Stanford Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif.

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Barry McCoy, Member

Associate Vice President,
Merck & Co., Inc.

Barry McCoy is an Associate Vice President in the compliance organization at Merck & Co., Inc.  Before joining Merck & Co., Inc. in 2014, he worked at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he held numerous positions including Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Supply Chain, and Corporate Strategic Alliances & Antitrust.  Prior to going in-house, he was an Associate in the litigation departments at Drinker Biddle & Reath and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia. Barry received his B.A in Political Science and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and earned his law degree from Villanova University. He joined the NVLSP Board of Directors in March 2018.

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Gianni Minutoli, Member


Gianni Minutoli is a partner at DLA Piper and works on the prosecution of US and International Patent applications and patent litigation matters. With his extensive background in electrical and software engineering Gianni provides counseling regarding the patentability of new inventions. He also supervises his firm’s nationwide CRSC pro bono projects seeking additional compensation for veterans suffering from combat-related injuries. Before joining DLA Piper in 2013, Gianni was a partner at Dickstein Shapiro primarily practicing patent law, but also working on pro bono matters to obtain VA benefits for retired veterans. Before becoming an attorney, Gianni was an engineer at Northrop Grumman Norden Systems Inc on Long Island. He received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.  

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Nancy Morrison O’Connor, Member

Retired Partner,
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Nancy Morrison O’Connor represents corporate clients in labor and employment disputes and transactions, investigating, negotiating and defending claims concerning employment discrimination, labor and union matters, employee benefits, immigration, corporate responsibility and integrity and civil rights.

Ms. O’Connor represents client interests in compliance and dispute resolution in general commercial and public employment settings. She has conducted numerous internal investigations. An experienced negotiator, she manages both collective bargaining and individual executive employment compensation matters and provides guidance on labor-related issues in corporate transactional matters. She is particularly familiar with employment issues in the hospitality, academic, telecommunications, federal procurement, security and energy industries.

Ms. O’Connor is a frequent speaker and author. She has served as an instructor in the University of Notre Dame Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program since 2004. She has served on the adjunct faculties of both the University of Texas Law School and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Thomas E. Riley, Member

Partner, Dispute Resolution,
Herbert Smith Freehills

Thomas Riley has personally volunteered his time and legal expertise alongside NVLSP’s staff to assist Vietnam veterans coping with illnesses and disabilities medically linked to their exposure to Agent Orange while serving in the military. Mr. Riley has more than 30 years of experience in complex litigation, ranging from general commercial disputes to regulatory matters, investigations and product liability. He has extensive experience coordinating the defense of products liability cases, including complex matters such as class actions, and has successfully defended manufacturers in trials throughout the United States. His practice also focuses on cross-border litigation and advice to defendants in courts around the world.

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Stephen Ryan, Member

Of Counsel,
Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP

Steve Ryan concentrates his practice on business litigation and commercial disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in oil and gas, energy, contract, business fraud, securities, ERISA, toxic tort and real estate matters.  He has represented clients based in the United States, Europe and Asia in the energy, chemical and petrochemical, steel, communications, financial services, real estate and manufacturing industries.

Steve was commissioned in the US Air Force in 1988. As a B-52 navigator/electronic warfare officer, he flew combat missions over Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. Between 1994 and 1997, as part of an Air Force program, he attended law school while on active duty and became an Air Force judge advocate. In 2002, Steve left active duty for the Texas Air National Guard, where he variously served as the chief legal officer of a combat-ready F-16 fighter wing, the chief legal officer of the Texas Air National Guard, and legal advisor to the Air Force Inspector General on Air National Guard matters. Colonel Ryan currently serves as the principal advisor and liaison to the Air Mobility Command Staff Judge Advocate for all Air National Guard legal matters, and is a senior member of The Judge Advocate General’s Air National Guard Council, which provides leadership, strategic planning, and management of the Air National Guard component of the Air Force JAG Corps, encompassing more than 440 Air National Guard attorneys and paralegals.

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Amy E. Schuh, Member

SVP and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer,
Cognizant Technologies

Amy Schuh is passionate about pro-bono work and has worked to personally recruit many attorneys to donate their time to help veterans. Amy manages the global internal investigations process relating to employee ethics and compliance concerns. Prior to that, Ms. Schuh was Chief of Staff in the Office of the General Counsel at Hewlett-Packard where she was responsible for driving strategic and operational excellence across the department. She co-founded and co-chaired HP’s Pro Bono Program. HP partnered with NVLSP to counsel veterans through the benefits claims process participating in the Sabo v. United States class action lawsuit, that assisted veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. HP’s attorneys and legal support staff also directly represent active-duty service personnel and veterans in legal proceedings. Previously, she served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Investigations in Litigation where she managed a global team of lawyers and human resource professionals responsible for conducting internal investigations into alleged violations of HP’s Standards of Business Conduct and managing government investigations. Ms. Schuh has also served  as Compliance Vice President, where she was responsible for enhancing HP’s legal and regulatory compliance infrastructure by developing and enforcing processes, procedures, policies, and standards to ensure HP’s compliance functions were effective in identifying and addressing legal and regulatory risks. Ms. Schuh began her career at HP as a General and Antitrust Litigation Manager, where she managed all aspects of complex commercial litigation and government investigations.

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Howard M. Shapiro, Member

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Howard Shapiro is the chair of the Litigation/Controversy Department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Mr. Shapiro, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has 20 years of courtroom experience as a trial lawyer in civil and criminal matters, and has been repeatedly recognized as one of Washington’s leading lawyers. Formerly, Mr. Shapiro served as the General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1993 to 1997. In 1997, Mr. Shapiro was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal by the Director of Central Intelligence. He was previously a much-decorated Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Shapiro and several attorneys at his firm have assisted veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who needed pro-bono legal help.

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Eric A. Shumsky, Member

Partner, Supreme Court and Appellate,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Eric Shumsky is an appellate litigator in Orrick’s Washington, D.C., office, where he represents clients in high-stakes appeals across the country. He has particular experience presenting cutting-edge issues of intellectual property to the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Eric has served as appellate counsel to numerous leading companies, including, recently, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, LG Electronics, KPMG and Norfolk Southern. Across an array of industries, Eric has briefed and argued issues as diverse as patent and copyright, labor and employment, preemption, punitive damages, environmental law, national security, and foreign sovereign immunity. He has been a primary author of more than 75 briefs in the Supreme Court alone, with clients praising his briefs as “beautiful” and “a pleasure to read.” Eric’s practice focuses heavily on intellectual property, especially patent appeals in the Federal Circuit. He has litigated patents ranging from semiconductor construction, computer architecture, and genetic sequencing to tobacco curing, keyboard trays and electrical junction boxes. Eric has been praised by clients for his deep knowledge of the Federal Circuit, and repeatedly has been called upon to handle cases at the leading edge of changes in patent law. These include major cases for Fortune 500 clients, and smaller companies litigating their most important patents against their most significant competitors. Eric serves as co-chair of the Amicus Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the leading bench/bar organization focused on the Federal Circuit, and in that capacity evaluates opportunities for friend-of-the-court filings in the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court. In addition to traditional appellate work, Eric has significant experience developing legal strategy in trial courts. Trial teams repeatedly have called on Eric to brief and argue key legal issues in particularly high-profile and complex cases. Eric has handled this role in high-stakes multi-district litigation, criminal trials, and civil litigation involving critical dispositive motions.Prior to joining Orrick, Eric was a partner in the Appellate Practice Group at Sidley Austin LLP. He previously worked as a law clerk for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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Amanda D. Smith, Member

Chief Engagement Officer,
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Amanda D. Smith serves as the firm’s Chief Engagement Officer. In this global position, Amanda works to ensure that the workplace experience of every individual at Morgan Lewis is consistent with the firm’s unique culture. In addition to designing and implementing the firm’s engagement programming, Amanda supports all firm personnel through the development of well-being initiatives. Amanda also oversees the Morgan Lewis Corporate Social Responsibility program, which includes developing skills-basedvolunteer opportunities for Morgan Lewis personnel globally and executing our sustainability program worldwide.

Amanda joined Morgan Lewis in 2003 with a practice focused on appellate litigation. In 2004, Amanda was selected to serve as Morgan Lewis’s first Pro Bono Counsel, and in 2008, she was named Pro Bono Partner. Complementing her advanced degree in international human rights law,Amanda’s pro bono practice historically focused on human rights litigation under the Alien Tort Statute. As part of a larger team, she obtained a $140 million judgment on behalf of four Bosnian Muslims who had been detained and tortured in the former Yugoslavia and a $37 million judgment on behalf of two Peruvian women who had seen their mothers and siblings killed by the Peruvian military.

In 2015, Amanda was named the firm’s Associate Talent & Pro Bono Partner and led a firmwide effort to innovate in and improve all aspects of our global associate talent management, including associate performance management, compensation, recruiting, retention, training and development. In her current role, Amanda continues to work directly with,and provide strategic guidance to, the firm’s Pro Bono and Associate Talent teams. As a partner in the firm, Amanda also serves on the Board of Directors of the Morgan Lewis Foundation, the National Center for Access to Justice and the National Veterans Legal Services Program. She serves on the Emeritus Council of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel, an organization she co-founded in 2006. She is a frequent panelist at the Pro Bono Institute and Equal Justice Conferences and is an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo Law School, where she teaches a course on the private bar response to the access to justice crisis.

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Wayne Smith, Member

Program Manager, Civil Liberties,
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

During the Vietnam War, Wayne spent eighteen months as a combat medic in Vietnam, where he also worked with the Vietnamese people. After his tour of duty, he became a leading voice in addressing the legacy of the war. In 1998, Wayne returned to Vietnam and was one of 20 U.S. veterans who met with 20 Vietnamese former enemy soldiers on a mission of peace and reconciliation. Together, they bicycled the 1,200 miles from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Wayne has worked with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and served as president of the Black Revolutionary War Patriots Foundation. As executive director and president of the Justice Project, he helped change U.S. attitudes about the death penalty.


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