Hispanic National Bar Association–Co-Chair Los Angeles, CA Raul Ayala is the collaborative courts supervising attorney for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the Central District of California. As such, he has been assigned as the lead deputy federal public defender for each of the Conviction and Sentence Alternatives (CASA) Program courts—two in Los Angeles and…

Corette Black Carlson & Mickelson, P.C.–Shareholder Butte, MT Bob Carlson, a shareholder with the Butte, Montana, law firm of Corette Black Carlson and Mickelson, P.C., was president of the ABA from August 2018 to August 2019. During his term as president, Bob focused on enhancing the benefits to members and broadly marketing the value of…

Association of Corporate Counsel–Director of Chief Legal Officer & Stakeholder Engagement Washington, D.C. Justin A. Connor is a seasoned corporate attorney and chief legal officer with over 20 years of law practice experience, including with law firms and corporate law departments and as a regulatory attorney with the U.S. government. Currently, Justin advises corporate legal…

The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS)–Director of Research University of Denver Denver, CO Logan Cornett is the director of research at IAALS at the University of Denver. She has more than 15 years of experience as an empirical researcher, with the past 10 years of her career dedicated to the…

ABA Young Lawyers’ Division–Wellness Director St. Louis, MO Whittney A. Dunn, risk manager at The Bar Plan, is a national speaker who presents to hundreds of lawyers annually on ethics, malpractice avoidance, and lawyer well-being. When not presenting, she provides one-on-one ethics guidance and law practice management assistance to attorneys in the states where The…

National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE)– President and CEO Madison, WI Judith Gundersen is the president and CEO of the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), where she has overseen a number of major modernizations to the 90-year-old organization, including a three-year study of the bar exam resulting in recommendations that are guiding implementation for…

Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program– Executive Director Indianapolis, IN Terry Harrell completed her law degree at Maurer School of Law and her Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) at Indiana University. Terry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) in Indiana and has a nationally recognized Master…

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association– Advisory Board Minneapolis, MN Kristin Haugen is vice president of legal at LifeWorks, a publicly traded company operating in over 160 countries and supporting over 26 million people, focused on improving the health and wellness of employees and their families. In addition to being president of Minnesota Women Lawyers,…

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP– Chief Executive Officer New York, NY Noah Heller is Katten’s first chief executive officer. In that role, he steers the strategic and operational direction of the firm of more than 650 lawyers across 10 offices in the United States, London, and Shanghai. Noah takes a straightforward approach to management, providing clear…

State Bar of Georgia Wellness Committee–Chair Atlanta, GA R. Javoyne Hicks serves as chair of the State Bar of Georgia Wellness Committee and is a member of the Lawyers Assistance Program. She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Georgia State Bar’s Board of Governors. Over the last several years, Javoyne has…

American University, Washington College of Law– Dean of Student Affairs Washington, D.C. David Jaffe is associate dean for student affairs at American University Washington College of Law. In his work on wellness issues among law students over the last two decades, he has served on the D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program, including as its chair,…

National LGBT Bar–Deputy Program Officer Washington, D.C. M. Dru Levasseur serves as deputy program officer for the National LGBT Bar, working to deepen the bar’s programmatic work around the country and increase outreach to and education for constituencies, including law schools and students, law firms, and corporations. Previously, Dru was senior attorney and transgender rights…

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Austin, TX Stephanie Louie is an estate planning and probate attorney in Austin, Texas. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to go to school at UC Berkeley and University of San Francisco School of Law. Stephanie practiced as a…

Crowell & Moring–Partner New York, NY S. Starling Marshall is a partner in the Tax and Litigation groups in the Crowell & Moring’s New York office. Starling represents clients in commercial and tax litigation in federal and administrative tribunals and complex IRS audits and administrative appeals, and she provides tax-related advice, conducts internal investigations, and…

DrFirst, Inc.–Corporate Counsel Washington, D.C. Danyale Phillips is a corporate health law attorney, and like that of her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was destined to have a career in health care. She believes health care is essential and transformative, and she utilizes her legal acumen to enable providers and caretakers to focus on…

Vermont Supreme Court–Chief Justice Montpelier, VT Justice Paul L. Reiber of Chittenden, Vermont, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 20, 1947. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 1970 and earned his J.D. from Suffolk Law School in Boston in 1974. Justice Reiber is married to the former Sandra Sherburne, and they have…

University of Miami School of Law–Professor Coral Gables, FL Jarrod Reich is a member of the faculty of the University of Miami School of Law, where he currently teaches first-year and upper-level writing courses as well as evidence, and where he is the faculty advisor to the Miami Law Mental Health Collective. Previously, he served…

Reed Smith LLP–Partner Pittsburgh, PA Casey Ryan is the global head of legal personnel at Reed Smith LLP and a member of the firm’s senior management team. She plays a key role in the firm’s talent development efforts, including its Wellness Works program, which strives to promote the overall well-being of the attorneys and professional…

Scharf Banks Marmore, LLC–Partner The Red Bee Group–Principal Chicago, IL Stephanie Scharf is founding partner of Scharf Banks Marmor, LLC, a prominent women-litigation and appeals firm. Stephanie and the firm have been profiled for the “unique quality of their work” and for “Work at a Very High Level.” A frequent author and CLE speaker, most…

Latham & Watkins–Director of Global Benefits & Well-Being New York, NY SAnnette Sciallo, Latham & Watkins’ director of global benefits & well-being, was named to the New York Law Journal’s inaugural list of 2019 New York Trailblazers, which recognizes individuals who are considered innovators and agents of change. She was praised for being “at the…

Marion Superior Court, Civil 1 Indianapolis, IN Judge David Shaheed has a rich legal career spanning more than 30 years, including 20 years as a judge in both criminal and civil courts. In 1994, Judge Shaheed began serving as a master commissioner in the Marion County Superior Courts and in 1999, he was appointed to…

National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals (NALSAP)–Past President Grand Forks, ND Pam Shea is the director of student life at University of North Dakota (UND) School of Law. Which she joined in 2012. In her role, she works primarily with programming, student organizations, examinations, accommodations, and data reporting (e.g., ABA, NALP, U.S. News). Prior…

Morgan Lewis–Chief Engagement Officer New York, NY Amanda Smith serves as the chief engagement officer at Morgan Lewis. In this global position, she works to ensure that the workplace experience of every employee is consistent with the firm’s unique culture. In addition to designing and implementing the firm’s engagement programming, Amanda supports all firm personnel…