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Communities Committee

The Communities Committee (Committee) will oversee the operation of the D.C. Bar Communities Program by facilitating Communities-wide programming and content, volunteer opportunities, and member engagement initiatives. The committee shall consist of not more than 11 persons, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board for staggered two–year terms, with no person to serve more than three consecutive terms.

Community Members:
Ms. Catherine D Bertram- Chair
Mr. Alexander Lyman Reid- Vice-Chair
Ms. Susan M Hoffman- Ex-Officio
Mrs. Candace L Smith-Tucker- Staff Liaison
Ms. Felicia C Battista
Ms. Michelle F Bercovici
Ms. Julienne W Bramesco
Ms. Kimberly M Eney
Mr. Thomas C Mugavero
Mr. Morton J Posner
Ms. Laura A Possessky
Mr. Daniel S Schumack

The Administrative Law and Agency Practice Community addresses issues at the forefront of administrative law and procedure at both the federal and local levels. It offers a diverse range of programs of interest to attorneys in private practice, government, and public interest law. One of its most popular events is the annual Harold Leventhal Lecture.

Steering Committee Members:
Mr. Timothy A Brown- Co-Chair
National Automobile Dealers Association
Email:
Phone: (703)407-7456

Mr. Thomas A Lorenzen- Co-Chair
Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595
United States
Email:
Phone: (202)624-2789
Fax: (202)628-5166

Ms. Tonya M Butler-Truesdale
DC Government Dept. of Housing and Community Development
1800 Martin Luther King Avenue, Se
Washington, DC 20020
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)442-7214

Mr. Matthew Brian Henjum
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel
1000 Independence Ave. SW Address 2
Washington, DC 20585
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: 202-586-8709

Mr. Zaheer Arif Maskatia
Department of Veterans Affairs
425 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
UNITED STATES


Mr. Daniel W Wolff
Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw
Washington, DC 20004-2595
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)624-2621



Legislative Practice Committee

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The Antitrust and Consumer Law Community deals with business competition, trade regulation, and consumer protection under national, international, state, and District of Columbia law. The Community’s activities include programs on legal and policy issues, comments to government bodies, publications, and consumer education. The Community encourages lawyers, economists, academics, and students to attend its programs, and planning meetings of its Antitrust Committee and Consumer Affairs Committee.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Anna C Haac
Tycko & Zavareei
1828 L St NW Office 1000
Washington, DC 20036
UNITED STATES
Email:
Fax: 2029730950

Mr. John R Ingrassia
Proskauer Rose LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 600
Washington, DC 20004-2531
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)416-6869
Fax: 2024166899

Mr. David C Kully
Holland & Knight


Mr. Don A Resnikoff
Don Resnikoff Law
5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)344-0089

Mr. Richard Victor Rodriguez
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Email:
Phone: (202)727-6337



Antitrust Law Committee

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Consumer Law Committee

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The Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Community explores the legal and business issues in the arts, entertainment, sports, and media fields. It seeks to address current and relevant issues in these fields whether commercial or not-for-profit, amateur, or professional.

Through its seminars, educational programs, and projects, the Community aims not only to create an informational network among those who practice or share an interest in media, arts, entertainment, and sports law, but also to promote opportunities in these fields; to share our knowledge with students at local high schools, universities, and law schools; and to strengthen the ties between the District’s legal community and its rich cultural, entertainment, and sports communities.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Cynthia Ann Gierhart- Co-Chair
Holland & Knight
800 17th ST NW Ste 1100
Washington, DC 20006-3962
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)469-5416

Ms. Katielynn Boyd Townsend- Co-Chair
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1156 15th Street NW Suite 1020
Washington, DC 20005
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)795-9303
Fax: 2027959310

Mr. Chad R Bowman
Ballard Spahr LLP
1909 K ST NW FL 12
Washington, DC 20006-1152
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)508-1120
Fax: 2026612299

Mr. Hardeep Singh Grover
Tresquire Legal Services
Email:
Phone: (703)362-4886

Mr. Micah Joseph Ratner
National Public Radio, Inc.
1111 N Capitol ST NE Ofc OF
Washington, DC 20002-7502
UNITED STATES




Arts and Cultural Law Committee

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Media Law Committee

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Sports Law Committee

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The Community serves lawyers interested in the practice of corporation, finance, or securities law. Its activities aim to facilitate professional growth and networking by:
  • advancing members’ professional development and competence by offering educational programs and publications
  • keeping members informed about changes and developments in the law and publishing information about those subjects
  • monitoring legislative and regulatory developments and commenting on issues within the community’s areas of expertise
  • providing a forum for discussing corporation, finance, and securities law practice
  • fulfilling the Bar’s commitment to public service and community outreach
The Community sponsors activities to fulfill these objectives including luncheon and evening educational programs, receptions, and meetings.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Leila S Bham
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE
Washington, DC 20549
UNITED STATES


Mr. Bradley J Bondi
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
1990 K Street NW Suite 950
Washington, DC 20006
UNITED STATES


Mr. Stephen L Cohen
Sidley Austin
1501 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)736-8682

Mr. Peter Y Malyshev
Reed Smith LLP
1301 K Street NW Suite 1000-East Tower
Washington, DC 20005
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: 202-414-9185
Fax: 202-414-9299

Mr. Michael L Post
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board 1300 I St., NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
UNITED STATES
Email:

Mr. Howard A Scheck

2099 Pennsylvania Ave NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-6800
UNITED STATES




Accounting Committee

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Banking and Financial Institutions

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Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement Committee

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Corporate Counsel Committee

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Corporate Finance Committee

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Corporate Law and Business Committee

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Derivatives and Futures Law Committee

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Government Lawyers Committee

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International Securities Law Committee

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Investment Management and Broker Committee

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Investor Rights Committee

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Small and Emerging Business Committee

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Young Lawyers Committee

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The Community sponsors educational and practice-building programs in the areas of criminal law and protection of individual rights. On occasion, the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Community comments on pending or proposed legislation, court rule changes, and other matters of interest within the community’s areas of expertise.

Past Community activities have included:
  • sponsoring brown-bag lunch programs, panel discussion, and individual speakers addressing current developments in the law.
  • offering publications for purchase to aid in members’ practice of law
  • organizing activities designed to benefit D.C. residents by improving awareness of individuals’ legal rights and responsibilities under the law.


Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Brandi J Harden
Harden & Pinckney, PLLC
400 7th ST NW Ste 604
Washington, DC 20004-2316
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)621-8268
Fax: 2026218269

Fabio Leonardi
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
1200 17th ST NW
Washington, DC 20036-3006
UNITED STATES
Email:
Fax: 2026638007

Ms. Heather N Pinckney
Harden & Pinckney, PLLC
400 7th ST NW Ste 604
Washington, DC 20004-2316
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)621-8268
Fax: 202-315-2600

Mr. Sellano Lamar Simmons, Sr.

503 D Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (240)485-6106





The District of Columbia Affairs Community serves all attorneys who live, work, or have interest in the District, and members who practice before or work with the D.C. Council and the Executive Branch or the court system. The Community monitors legislative, judicial, and related legal developments affecting the District of Columbia. Other key missions are to provide a forum for the membership to network with key government officials and business and community leaders and to offer relevant professional development.

Steering Committee Members:
Mr. Claude E Bailey
Venable LLP
600 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)344-8057
Fax: 2023448300

Mr. Joel M Cohn
DC Office of Tenant Advocate
Email:
Phone: (202)719-6568

Ms. Rochelle M Howard
D.C. Office of Police Complaints
1400 I ST NW Ste 700
Washington, DC 20005-6518
UNITED STATES


Ms. Sally B Kram
Consortium of Universities
1020 19th Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)331-8080 (160)
Fax: 2023317925

Mr. Nicholas A Majett

Email:
Phone: (301)422-0144



Legislative Committee

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Litigation Committee

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Programs Committee

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The Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community focuses on new and significant legislative, regulatory, judicial, and policy developments in the fields of environmental, energy, and natural resources. Information on such developments is provided through regular programs and periodic updates to the D.C. Practice Manual. The Community covers the full range of environment, energy, and natural resources issues, including enforcement trends, insurance issues, emerging regulatory issues, legislative initiatives, litigation trends, and public policy proposals. The Community also organizes career panels and provides and promotes networking and pro bono opportunities.

The Community has standing committees on energy law, animal welfare, Indian law, air and water quality, and remediation and environmental liability.

Steering Committee Members:
Mr. James M Auslander
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
1350 I Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-3311
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)789-6009
Fax: 2027896190

Mr. Wesley J Heath
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1330 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1704
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)429-3048

Mr. Haninah Z Levine
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
UNITED STATES


Mr. Shengzhi Li
US EPA
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460
UNITED STATES


Ms. Cheryl T Rose
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Mail Code 2235-A
Washington, DC 20460-0001
UNITED STATES


Mr. Peter Whitfield
Sidley Austin
1501 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)736-8531
Fax: (202)736-8531



Administrative Law Committee

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Air Quality Committee

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Civil & Criminal Enforcement Committee

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Energy Committee

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Indian Law Committee

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International Environmental and Resource Law Committee

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Oceans and Marine Resources Committee

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Public Lands Committee

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Remediation and Environmental Liability Committee

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Sustainability and Environment Committee

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Water Quality and Water Resources Committee

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The Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Community, through programs, a newsletter, and a case digest, advises its members of judicial, procedural, legislative, and practice developments pertaining to estate planning and administration. The Community assists with the development of legislation in these areas, and plans and participates in projects of interest, including community outreach, that serve its members, the Bar, and the public.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Michelle Lynn Evans
Offit Kurman, P.A.
4800 Montgomery Lane 9th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: 240-507-1728

Ms. Lisa H Orlow

503 D Street NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)236-2888

Ms. M Cecelia Steiner-Smith
Office of Attorney General
441 4th Street Nw Suite 1180N
Washington, DC 20001
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)724-8021
Fax: 2027301493



Community Member of the Year Committee

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D.C. Probate Digest Committee

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Judicial Reception Committee

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Legislation Committee

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Luncheon Program Series Committee

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Pro Bono Committee

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The Family Law Community offers educational programs of interest to attorneys and other professionals in private practice, government, alternative dispute resolution, and academia. It promotes continuing discussions between the bench and the Bar, monitors local and federal legislation on children and families, promotes efficiency in management of family law services, and supports public service activities.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Caitlyn Elizabeth Feiter
Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik
1350 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)331-7522
Fax: 2023310388

Ms. Erin E Golding
Burr Law Firm PLLC
1630 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
UNITED STATES
Email:
Fax: 2023479004

Mr. Philip Alexander Medley
Office of the Attorney General
441 4th Street NW Suite 630S
Washington, DC 20001
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)724-6626
Fax: 2027415920

Ms. Emily Antoinette Petrino
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
200 I ST SE
Washington, DC 20003-3317
UNITED STATES
Email:

Ms. Jamie Sparano
Legal Aid Society of D.C.
1331 H Street NW Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)386-6679

Mr. Marshall Emery Yaap
Wendy H. Schwartz and Associates PLLC
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 315
Washington, DC 20006
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)243-7803
Fax: (202)243-7801





The Government Contracts Community provides programs to advance the development of its members and foster discussion of developments and issues affecting federal and local government procurement law and litigation. The Community also actively engages in community projects and monitors procurement reform initiatives affecting the District of Columbia government. Its members include judges and representatives from government, law firms, and corporations.

Steering Committee Members:
Mr. Alexander Orlando Canizares
Perkins Coie LLP
700 13th ST NW
Washington, DC 20005-3960
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: 202-654-1769

Ms. Erin Loraine Felix
Polsinelli PC
1401 Eye Street NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Email:
Phone: (202)626-8375
Fax: 2023797705

Ms. Amy E Garber
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1615 L Street NW Suite 1350
Washington, DC 20036
United States


Ms. Erica Jo Radcliffe Geibel

21107 Deep Furrow Court
Ashburn, VA 20147
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (703)635-0914
Fax: (555)555-5555

Ms. Nancy K Hapeman
Office of Contracts & Procurement
441 4th ST NW Ste 330
Washington, DC 20001-2714
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)724-4391





The Health Law Community focuses on issues of interest to practitioners in the field of health law through programs and publications, including a periodic newsletter, and by providing information and comments on current legislative and regulatory changes in the areas of health care administration, bio-medical ethics, regulatory practice, Medicare, Medicaid, litigation and finance. The Community sponsors a new practitioners’ committee and a programs committee and is always looking for new volunteers.

Steering Committee Members:
Mr. Lionel Andre
Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.
1001 G Street, N.W. Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20001
UNITED STATES


Ms. Allison M Cohen
Dentons US LLP
1900 K ST NW
Washington, DC 20006-1110
UNITED STATES


Ms. Shuchi Pankaj Parikh
Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville
1501 M Street NW Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Email:
Phone: (202)872-6759

Mr. Jason B Reddish
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
1129 20th Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
UNITED STATES
Email:
Fax: 2022938103



Formal Program Committee

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Informal Program Committee

Sub-Community Members:
Ms. Shuchi Pankaj Parikh- Chair
Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville
1501 M Street NW Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Email:
Phone: (202)872-6759





The Intellectual Property Law Community is comprised of lawyers in private, public, and corporate practices. It provides a forum for addressing intellectual property law issues that affect individuals, small businesses, corporations, and public policy.

The Community sponsors committees in the areas of copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret law—and one for new practitioners—that organize and sponsor programs throughout the year on topics of general interest, current issues and practice tips. The IP Law Community, one of the Bar’s largest and most active, offers unique opportunities to hear and meet with speakers at the forefront of their fields.

The community has a history of creating and coordinating innovative programs that reflect a deep commitment to the welfare of the District of Columbia and its residents. The community has been involved in judging science fairs in the D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and matching computer donors with these schools, holding book drives, promoting literacy programs, and participating in community clean-ups.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Rae Fischer

5841 Berkshire Ct
Alexandria, VA 22303
UNITED STATES


Ms. Lian Huang
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
2020 K Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)803-8075

Ms. Taneashia Renee Morrell

PO Box 181623
Coronado, CA 92178-1623
UNITED STATES


Ms. Belinda J Scrimenti
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP
200 S Wacker Dr Ste 2900
Chicago, IL 60606-5896
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (312)554-7935
Fax: 3125548015



Copyright Committee

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Patent Committee

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Trade Secrets Committee

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Trademark Committee

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Young Lawyers Committee

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The International Law Community addresses international legal issues through programs, community outreach projects, and publications dealing with such matters as U.S. import and export laws, foreign investment, international finance, international antitrust enforcement, human rights, global technology issues, national security, immigration, intellectual property, international criminal law, and public international law.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Sharie A Brown
Troutman Sanders LLP
401 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)274-2874

Ms. Tessa V Capeloto
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street NW
Washington , DC 20006
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)719-7586
Fax: 2027197049

Mr. Stephen J Claeys
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006-2304
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)719-7425

Mr. Dante Figueroa
LatinLexOnline


Ms. Jill C Christina Morrison
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave NW Gewirz 315
Washington, DC 20001
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)662-9644



Immigration and Human Rights Committee

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Inter-American Legal Affair Committee

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International Dispute Resolution Committee

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International Intellectual Property Committee

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International Investment and Finance Committee

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International Trade Committee

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Public International and Criminal Law Committee

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The Labor and Employment Law Community members include plaintiff- and management-side attorneys, federal and D.C. agency counsel, corporate, trade association and labor organization association counsel, judicial officers and others. The Community—and each of its committees—plan programs, projects, and other professional activities for the benefit of practitioners in the area of labor and employment law.

Typical activities include luncheon and evening programs with guest speakers, conferences, seminars, receptions, and publications. The Community, on occasion, submits comments on proposed or pending legislation, regulations and court rules within its areas of expertise. It also engages in pro bono and community outreach activities.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Jocelyn R Cuttino
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
UNITED STATES


Ms. Amanda S DiSanto
Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)624-2748
Fax: (202)628-5116

Mr. Noah Jarrod Fortinsky
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
1730 M ST NW Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036-4578
UNITED STATES


Mr. Jeremiah Carlyle Fugit
Murphy Anderson PLLC
1401 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)223-2620

Ms. Jaclyn L. Hamlin
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
1909 K ST NW Ste 1000
Washington, DC 20006-1134
UNITED STATES


Ms. Hanan Idilbi
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW # N2101
Washington, DC 20210-0001
UNITED STATES
Email:





The Law Practice Management Community is made up of lawyers (and other professionals) in private, government, corporate, nonprofit, and academic legal practices. It provides professional growth opportunities and resources to members interested in the management and growth of law practices and other legal organizations.

The Community sponsors a variety of programs designed to help lawyers and other legal industry professionals advance in their chosen practice area, with a focus on networking, business and professional development, practice management, and career transitions.

It also sponsors a number of committees, including: Business of Law, Solo and Small Firm Practice, Business Development, Membership, Professional Development, and Networking. Community leaders are eager to improve and increase the delivery of high-value content to its members and actively seek volunteers to serve on these committees and help plan new programs.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Margaret M Cassidy
Cassidy Law PLLC
1100 H ST NW Ste 1220
Washington, DC 20005-5530
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)266-9928

Mrs. Michelle S Kallen
Office of the Attorney General - Commonwealth of Virginia
202 N 9th ST
Richmond, VA 23219-3424
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (804) 786-7704
Fax: (804) 786-7704

Ms. Sara E Kropf
Law Office of Sara Kropf PLLC
Email:
Phone: 202-627-6900
Fax: 2025854096

Ms. Roya Vasseghi
Rees Broome, PC
1900 Gallows Road Suite 700
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (703)790-6257
Fax: 7038482530

Mrs. Canby Biddle Wood





Business Development Committee

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Leadership & Professional Development Committee

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Management, Technology and Administration Committee

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Networking Events Committee

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The Litigation Community is involved in a wide range of activities that present the opportunity for continuing professional growth and networking.

It sponsors or cosponsors programming in such topics as pre-trial and trial skills and effective advocacy. Community members can also assist in planning and presenting programs and in creating publications. One of its most popular events is the annual Youth Law Fair.

In addition to educational programs, the community hosts an annual judicial reception at which members network with judges and judicial officers from the local and federal courts in an informal setting.

On occasion, the Community submits comments on proposed court rules and legislation that fall within its expertise.

Steering Committee Members:
Mr. Matthew Worth Edwards
Ain & Bank, P.C.
1900 M ST NW Ste 600
Washington, DC 20036-3519
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)530-3314
Fax: (202)303-2269

Mr. Robert N Kelly
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
1120 20th ST NW Ste 300s South Tower
Washington, DC 20036-3437
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)457-1647
Fax: 2024571678

Ms. Amanda C Korber
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
1331 H Street, NW Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
UNITED STATES


Kara Petteway Wheatley
Groom Law Group Chartered
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)861-6339

Ms. Julia Kim Whitelock
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
1101 King ST Ste 520
Alexandria, VA 22314-2960
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)399-1009
Fax: (202)800-2999



Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

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Appellate Committee

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Consumer Finance Committee

Sub-Community Members:
Mr. Mark E Rooney- Chair
The Rooney Firm PLLC
1717 K ST NW Ste 900
Washington, DC 20006-5349
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202) 975-0920



E-Discovery and Information Governance Committee

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Trial Practice Committee

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Women Litigators Committee

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Young Litigators Committee

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The Public Interest and Courts Community (formerly Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice) concentrates on ways the courts and the Bar can improve access to justice in the District of Columbia. Issues of particular concern include access to counsel and pro bono work; administration of the court system; court rules and procedure; and the relationship between the bench and the Bar. The Community also focuses on all aspects of the lawyer’s relationship to the profession, including ethics and the disciplinary system.

Activities have included a brown-bag luncheon series, covering topics such as mediation, e-filing, young attorney practice in D.C. Superior Court, and management and practice in various divisions of the D.C. courts; and a survey of law firms regarding obstacles to pro bono work in the D.C. courts. In addition, the Community comments on proposed court rules and legislation and also proposes changes in legislation and court procedures.

Steering Committee Members:
Hon. Nicholas H Cobbs
District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hear
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Ms. Andrea C Ferster
Attorney at Law
2121 Ward Court NW 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)974-5142
Fax: 2022239257

Ms. Amber W Harding
Washington Legal Clinic
1200 U Street NW 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)328-5503
Fax: 2023285515

Ms. Misty Carin Thomas
Council for Court Excellence
Council for Court Excellence 1111 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)210-8894





The Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Community focuses on issues of interest to real estate, housing, and land use practitioners through programs and publications, including a quarterly newsletter, and by providing information and comments on current legislative and regulatory changes in the areas of real estate transactions, litigation, finance, workouts, zoning and land use laws, legal opinions, and landlord-tenant relations.

The Community has five committees: community outreach, land use, legislation, real property transactions, and rental housing.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Livya Louise Antonacci
JBG SMITH Properties
4445 Willard Avenue Suite 400
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (240)333-3729
Fax: 2403333610

Mr. Nathan J Bresee
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
1120 20th Street NW South Tower
Washington, DC 20036-3437
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)457-1668
Fax: (202)457-1678

Mr. David L Brodsky
Cozen O' Connor
1200 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)471-3423

Ms. Tonya M Butler-Truesdale
DC Government Dept. of Housing and Community Development
1800 Martin Luther King Avenue, Se
Washington, DC 20020
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)442-7214



Landlord Tenant Committee

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Legislative/Regulatory Committee

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Litigation Committee

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Transactional Committee

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Zoning Committee

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The Taxation Community focuses on federal, state, and local tax issues of interest to private, government, and institutional tax professionals. Through its 10 substantive tax committees, the Community regularly offers a wide variety of programs open to all members, including special programs geared toward new tax practitioners. The program topics are designed to keep members up-to-date in this frequently changing area of the law and include presentations by leading practitioners and key government officials in the field. The Community also engages in tax policy projects, submitting comments to the government on proposed legislative and regulatory changes, and it has an active community outreach program.

Steering Committee Members:
Ms. Layla J Asali
Miller & Chevalier
900 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)626-5866
Fax: 2026265801

Mr. James E Brown
Ivins, Phillips & Barker
1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
UNITED STATES


Mr. Erik H Corwin
KPMG LLP
1801 K ST NW
Washington, DC 20006-1301
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)533-3655
Fax: 2023839353

Mrs. Amy Silva Elliott
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
2001 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)887-4039

Mrs. Elizabeth A Young
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP 799 9th St NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)585-8294
Fax: 8448484450



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Tax Audits and Litigation Committee

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Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update Conference

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Mr. Scott M Levine- Chair
Jones Day
51 Louisiana Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001-2113
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (202)879-3437
Fax: 2026261700





The Tort Law Community sponsors an array of programs covering substantive areas of tort law, including products liability, personal injury, insurance law, medical and legal malpractice, premises liability, toxic torts, and worker’s compensation. It also sponsors or cosponsors programs that focus on trial advocacy and litigation skills.

In addition, members engage in pro bono and outreach activities for the benefit of D.C. residents, and on occasion, issue comments about pending legislation or proposed court rules within the Community’s expertise.

Steering Committee Members:
Mr. Craig S Brodsky
Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann LLP
One South Street 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (410)783-4014
Fax: 4107834040

Mr. Adam W Smith
Blankingship & Keith, P.C.
4020 University Boulevard Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
UNITED STATES
Email:
Phone: (703)691-1235