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Nominations Committee Announces 2021 Candidates for Bar Office

April 02, 2021

The D.C. Bar Committee on Nominations has announced the following candidates for the 2021 D.C. Bar elections:

President-Elect (1 seat open)

  • Ellen M. Jakovic
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Secretary (1 seat open)

  • James S. Bubar
    Solo Practitioner
  • Roger Lu Phillips
    Syria Justice and Accountability Centre

Treasurer (1 seat open)

  • Andrea Mangones
    Kids in Need of Defense
  • Nina Tandon
    Square, Inc.

Board of Governors (5 seats open)

  • A.J. S. Dhaliwal
    Weiner Brodsky Kider PC
  • Darshak Dholakia
    Dechert LLP
  • Brian K. Flowers
    D.C. Office of the Attorney General
  • Elizabeth “Sally” Gere
    D.C. Office of the Attorney General (Retired)
  • Janene D. Jackson
    Holland & Knight LLP
  • Fatema K. Merchant
    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Steven R. Miller
    U.S. Department of Energy
  • Nathan A. Pollard
    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Jesse Raben
    The Trust
  • Diane Seltzer Torre
    The Seltzer Law Firm
  • Shaun M. Snyder
    National Association of State Treasurers

ABA Delegates (2 seats open)

  • Karen M. Roos
  • Pauline Schneider
  • D. Jean Veta
    Covington & Burling LLP

ABA Delegates Under 36 (1 seat open)

  • Josephine M. Bahn
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Wandaly Fernandez
    Sidley Austin LLP

Other D.C. Bar members who wish to run for office may secure a spot on the ballot for any position other than president-elect by filing a petition bearing the signatures of at least 406 active members of the D.C. Bar, that figure representing at least one-half of one percent of the Bar’s active membership as of the first business day of 2021.

The petition can also be obtained by contacting Crystal White in the Bar’s Executive Office at 202-737-4700, ext. 2607, or by email at [email protected]. Petitions must be filed no later than Friday, April 16.

The 2021 D.C. Bar general and Communities elections will run from April 29 to May 24. Voting is exclusively online. Eligible voters will receive an email link to the general election ballot, as well as to the ballots for their D.C. Bar Communities, from Direct Vote (via Survey & Ballot Systems), an independent vendor administering the 2021 D.C. Bar elections.

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