Advisory Council

  • Roy L. Austin, Jr., Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, Trial Litigation practice; former Deputy Assistant to President Obama for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Nicole Austin-Hillery, Washington, D.C. Office Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice; Board Member, Washington Bar Association, the first African-American bar association. 
  • Claude Bailey, Partner, Venable State and Local Government Practice; former Counsel to DC Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly; Board of Deacons, Metropolitan Baptist Church.
  • Allyson Baker, Partner, Venable Litigation Department; former Enforcement Attorney, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Michael Baratz, Partner, Litigation and International Departments, Steptoe and Johnson; former 5th grade teacher, Temple Sinai Religious School. 
  • Daniel Bress, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, Litigation Department; Lecturer, University of Virginia School of Law; Member, Agudas Achim Synagogue. 
  • Jonathan Cedarbaum, Partner, WIlmerHale Litigation/Controversy and Regulatory and Government Affairs Departments; former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Samuel Charnoff, General Counsel-Director Employment Law, Leidos.    
  • Barry CoburnPartner, Coburn & Greenbaum; Member, Board of Directors, Council for Court Excellence; active in the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. 
  • Eddie Cohen, Attorney.
  • Danielle Y. Conley, Partner & Co-Chair,  Anti-Discrimination Practice, WilmerHale; former U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General.      
  • Jolina Cuaresma, Former official, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Offices of Supervision Policy, Consumer Response, & Regulation. 
  • Stephen I. Danzansky, Member, National Advisory Board, Community Renewal International; former Cabinet Secretary, President George H.W. Bush; former Special Assistant for Economic Affairs, President Ronald Reagan; former Member, DC Board of Elections; former Managing Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
  • Isabel Dunst, Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells; Member, Board of Directors, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice; Chair, Commission on Social Action of the Reform Movement.
  • Daniel Edelman, Senior Counsel, Katz, Marshall & Banks; Member, Board of Directors of the UDC School of Law Foundation; former recipient of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s pro bono award.
  • David Farber, Partner, King and Spalding; American Jewish Committee Board of Governors; former Board Member, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
  • Batya Glazer, ordained Rabbi; JCRC Director of Social Justice and Inter-group Relations;  President, InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington; co-chair, Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Advisory Working Group. 
  • Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League; former Eastern States Civil Rights Counsel, Anti-Defamation League; former president of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Women's Bar Foundation.
  • Andrew Herman, Partner, Miller & Chevalier; Founding Board Member, Slim Peace Groups.
  • June Kress, former Executive Director, Council for Court Excellence; former Senior Policy Analyst, US Department of Justice; former intergovernmental executive, DC Council Judiciary Committee; Board of Directors of Anne Frank House, National Child Research Center, Adas Israel Sisterhood.
  • Rachel Kronowitz, founding Partner and Vice Chair, Gilbert LLP; past Board Chair, Washington Area Women’s Foundation; past Board Member, Equal Justice Works; former trustee, Jewish Council for the Aging.
  • Karen Lash, Practitioner-in-Residence and Director of The Justice in Government Project at the American University Justice Programs Office; former Executive Director of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR); former Deputy Director, Office for Access to Justice at the US Department of Justice; former Associate Dean, USC Gould School of Law. 
  • Susan M. Liss, former Executive Director, Justice at Stake; former Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids; former Director of the Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice; Director of Federal Affairs for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; Chief of Staff to Tipper Gore and Counselor and Traveling Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore; Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy and Chief of Staff to Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice; Winner of American Jewish Committee (Washington region) Learned Hand Award, 2009.
  • Christopher McCannell, Partner, Eris Group; Member, Board of Directors, JCRC.
  • Dan Neustadt, Associate, Holland & Knight's Intellectual Property Group
  • Michael Nilsson, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis; former Member, Board of Directors of the Sitar Arts Center, a nonprofit arts education center.
  • BB Otero, President, Otero Strategy Group; former Deputy District of Columbia Mayor for Health and Human Services; former President and CEO, CentroNía, a nationally recognized, multicultural learning community with a pioneering approach to bilingual education.
  • Thorn Pozen, Founding Partner, Goldblatt, Martin & Pozen; Board Member, Appleseed Center for Law; Board Member, JCRC.
  • Harvey Reiter, Partner, Stinson, Leonard, Street;  former President and Member of Executive Committee, JCRC; former Chair, Commission for Law and Social Action of the American Jewish Congress National Capital Region.
  • Thomas Riesenberg, former Deputy General Counsel, Ernst & Young; former Assistant General, SEC; Board Member, JCRC.
  • Seth Rosenthal, Partner, Venable Litigation Department; Member, Advisory Committee of the DC Bar Foundation.
  • Robert Rozen, retired Partner, Ernst & Young; former Legislative Counsel to Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell; former Board Chair, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing.
  • Steven Salky, Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder; President, Everybody Grows.
  • James Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation; Chair, DC Circuit Judicial Conference Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services; Member, DC Access to Justice Commission; former General Counsel, DC Public Schools; former Managing Partner, Arnold & Porter. 
  • Nina Simon, consumer protection lawyer; former Director of Litigation, Center for Responsible Lending; former Senior Litigation Counsel, Center for Responsible Lending
    Senior Litigation Counsel; former Staff Attorney, Legal Counsel for the Elderly.
  • John H. Sturc, Retired Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; former Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Financial Stability; former Associate Director, SEC Division of Enforcement.
  • Kenneth Trombly, Partner, Trombly & Singer; Past President, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress.
  • Roger Zuckerman, Founding Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder; Founder and Chair, Zuckerman Foundation for Educational Excellence, Stanton Elementary School.