Steering Committee Nominees

The following nominees are running for vacancies on the steering committees of the Bar’s 20 sections. For questions about the sections elections, contact the Sections Office at 202-626-3463.

D.C. Bar Sections
2015–16 Steering Committee Candidates

Administrative Law and Agency Practice (Three Vacancies)
Daniel J. Bachner –United States Senate
Lisa M. Ledbetter – Jones Day
Matthew R. Oakes – U.S. Department of Justice
Judith R. Starr – Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Matthew D. Thurlow – Latham & Watkins LLP
Vytas V. Vergeer – D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings
Robert L. Walker – Wiley Rein LLP
Matthew L. Wiener – Administrative Conference of the United States

Antitrust and Consumer Law (Three Vacancies)
Daniel P. Ducore – Federal Trade Commission
Jonathan S. Gowdy – Morrison & Foerster LLP
Johanna M. Hickman – Cohen Milstein Sellers &Toll PLLC
Richard V. Rodriguez – Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
George P. Slover – Consumers Union
Amy R. Mix – AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law (Three Vacancies)
Danielle M. Aguirre – National Music Publishers' Association
Laurie A. Babinski – Baker & Hostetler
Philip J. Cardinale – Drinker Biddle Reath LLP
Thomas Curley – Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP
Robert A. Gottfried – Bloomberg BNA
Deneen Howell – Williams & Connolly LLP
John D. Mason – Copyright Counselors, LLC
Micah J. Ratner – Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Rand E. Sacks – The Sacks Group, PLLC

Corporation, Finance and Securities Law (Three Vacancies)
Philip A. Angeloff – Clifford Chance LLP
Justin W. Askins – Justin W. Askins Esq. PA
Tony Y. Chan – Dechert LLP
Simone Manigo-Truell dos Santos – Office of the General Counsel, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking
Joan E. McKown – Jones Day
Craig V. Mehall – CQ Roll Call
Michael L. Post – Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
Heidi S. Wicker – Schwartz & Ballen LLP

Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice (Three Vacancies)
Reginald B. McKnight – BP America, Inc.
H. Faith Mullen – Columbus Community Legal Services
Valerie J. Schneider – Fair Housing Clinic Howard University School of Law
Helen L. Serassio – Federal Transit Administration
David G. Steib – Ayuda
Nicole P. Tuchinda – The Law Firm of Nicole Tuchinda, J.D., M.D., LLC

Criminal Law and Individual Rights (Three Vacancies)
Terry Eaton – Price Benowitz LLP
Ariel S. Glasner – Blank Rome LLP
Stephanie L. Johnson – Hunter & Johnson, PLLC
Kira A. West – Law Office of Kira Anne West
Kathryn J. Wozny – Cunningham Levy LLP
Elizabeth B. Wydra – Constitutional Accountability Center

District of Columbia Affairs (Three Vacancies)
Melinda M. Bolling – D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Traci L. Hughes – Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, Office of Open Government
Janene D. Jackson – Holland and Knight
Catrina M. Jones – D.C. Government
Sally B. Kram – Consortium of Universities
Keith D. Parsons – Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Smruti V. Radkar – University of the District of Columbia
Jed I. Ross – District of Columbia - DCHR
Christopher P. Valvardi – IRS Office of Chief Counsel

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (Three Vacancies)
Stacey M. Bosshardt – United States Department of Justice
Monica B. Goldberg – Environmental Defense Fund
Lisa B. Goldman – Environmental Law Institute
Adam M. Kushner – Hogan Lovells LLP
Jessica L. Olson – Ayres Law Group LLP
Jared J. Piaggione – Attorney at Law
Ryan C. Seiger – United States House of Representatives
Linda Tsang – American Forest & Paper Association
Gregory R. Wall – United States Environmental Protection Agency

Estates, Trusts and Probate Law (Three Vacancies)
Christopher M. Guest – Law Office of Christopher Guest, PLLC
Eli J. Guiterman – Li Latsey & Guiterman PLLC
Stephanie Perry – Pasternak & Fidis PC
Andrew T. Richardson III – Law Office of Andrew Richardson
Karla E. Saguil – Office of the Register of Wills
Molly B. Walls – McArthur Franklin PLLC

Family Law (Three Vacancies)
Matthew B. Andelman – Delaney McKinney LLP
Tracey J. Coates – Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper, Chartered
Sarah E. Mancinelli – Ain and Bank P.C.
Mia F. Olsen – Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Elizabeth A. Selmo – Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Stephanie N. Troyer – Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Government Contracts and Litigation (Three Vacancies)
Stephen J. McBrady – Crowell & Moring LLP
Joseph P. Hornyak – Holland & Knight LLP
Tracye W. Howard – Wiley Rein LLP
Karen Lowy – McKinsey & Company
Elizabeth P. Martin – United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General
James L. Weiner – United States Department of Interior

Health Law (Three Vacancies)
Marie-Claire Brown – D.C. Department of Health
Elizabeth K. Isbey – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General
Lidia M. Niecko-Najjum – Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Adam T. Peltzman – Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Julia K. Tamulis – Bass Berry & Sims PLC

Intellectual Property Law (Two Vacancies)
Kathleen Cooney-Porter – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt
Kenie Ho – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Benjamin H. Huh – Ropes & Gray LLP
Shawn N. Sullivan - Sullivan Law & Consulting

International Law (Three Vacancies)
Judah J. Ariel – Sidley Austin LLP
Stephen J. Claeys – House Ways & Means Committee, Trade Subcommittee
Cortney O. Morgan – Husch Blackwell LLP
Jessica E. Tannenbaum – American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
Karen Lowy – McKinsey & Company

Labor and Employment Law (Three Vacancies)*
Wynter P. Allen – Alden Law Group PLLC
Carla D. Brown – Charlson Bredehoft Cohen Brown & Sakata
Guy G. Brenner – Proskauer Rose LLP
Tammy R. Daub – United States Department of Labor - Office of the

Terence F. Flynn – Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Keith D. Greenberg – Keith D. Greenberg, Esq., Arbitrator and Mediator
Emily Hubbard – United States Environmental Protection Agency

Law Practice Management (Three Vacancies)
Heather A. D. Batzel – Batzel Law PLLC
Margaret M. Cassidy – Cassidy Law PLLC
Keisha A. Garner –  Garner Law, PLLC
Linda A. Rahal – Trow & Rahal PC
Anna Rappaport – Excelleration LLC
Shavon J. Smith – SJS Law Firm
J. Thomas Spiggle – The Spiggle Law Firm
Bryan T. Veis – Law Office of Bryan Veis
Sherlyn R. Wiggs – Attorney at Law

Litigation (Three Vacancies)
Kevin M. Clark – Attorney at Law
Suzanne E. Derr – Carr Maloney PC
Shirley Horng – The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Kelly B. Lake – United States Department of Justice
Claire M. Maddox – McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Amy L. Neuhardt – Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Jeffrey C. Seaman – Whiteford Taylor & Preston
David M. Teslicko – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Real Estate, Housing and Land Use (Three Vacancies)
Lyle M. Blanchard - Greenstein Delorme & Luchs PC
Katherine B. Griffin – KVS Title, LLC
Livya L. Heithaus – The JBG Companies
Antoinette N. Moore – Office of General Counsel, D.C. Department of Housing & Community Development
Brian W. Thompson – Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
Seth P. Slomovitz – Law Offices of Eric Howell Sayles, P.L.L.C.
Ashley A. Wiggins – Griffin, Murphy, Moldenhauer &Wiggins LLP

Taxation (Three Vacancies)
Michael J. Caballero – Covington & Burling LLP
Kimberly M. Eney – Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Scott M. Levine – Jones Day
Eileen C. Marshall – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C.
Aaron P. Nocjar – Steptoe &Johnson LLP
Rostyslav I. Shiller – Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury

Tort Law (Two Vacancies)
Crystal S. Deese – Gleason Flynn Emig & Fogleman Chartered
Andrew D. Kaplan – Crowell & Moring LLP
Catherine A. Hanrahan – Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Jonathan B.Nace – Paulson & Nace
Daniel S. Singer – Schultz & Trombly
James P. Steele – Carr Maloney PC

*Due to a steering committee member becoming Chair of the Council on Sections, the candidate who obtains the fourth-highest number of votes will be elected to a one-year term