The Board of Directors

Ross Garber, Chair

Ross, who splits his time among Washington, D.C., Connecticut, and New Orleans, is a government investigations lawyer and the principal of The Garber Group LLC. He also currently serves as a legal analyst at CNN and teaches political investigations law at Tulane Law School.  

For Ross, the work of the Due Process Institute is vital to safeguard the constitution's checks on prosecutorial overreach.

Michael Chase, Treasurer

Mike, who resides in Connecticut, is a government investigations and criminal defense lawyer. He also authors the @CrimeADay Twitter page, teaches trial practice at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and serves on the Connecticut Sentencing Commission.  

Mike supports the work of the Institute because due process is a bedrock principle of justice and a free society cannot exist without it.

Jona Van Deun

Jona currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska, and serves as Vice President of Small Business Coalitions and Engagement at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Jona has enjoyed a long career of public service in the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the State Department, as well as having worked with industry leaders in a variety of leadership roles. 

Jona supports the work of the Due Process Institute because she believes the country needs strong voices to guarantee that every person has due process rights.  

Barry Boss

Barry resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland and is the co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group, vice chair of its Commercial Litigation Department, and co-office managing partner of their Washington, D.C., office. Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Barry was an assistant federal public defender in Washington, D.C. He is widely recognized as a sentencing expert, currently serving as a co-chair of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section Sentencing Committee and a previous co-chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Practitioners Advisory Group. In addition to a busy defense practice, Barry co-authors Federal Criminal Practice, an 800-page treatise for criminal defense attorneys. 

Over the course of his thirty year career as a defense attorney, Barry has seen the consistent evisceration of basic due process protections for criminal defendants.  He is excited to assist DPI as it works to reverse that trend.

Timothy O'Toole

Tim, who resides in Washington, DC, is a lawyer with substantial experience in all areas of criminal defense practice on behalf of individuals and entities, with a current focus on economic sanctions and export controls. Prior to private practice, Tim served as the Chief of the Special Litigation Division of the Public Defender Service in DC and as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he handled matters for people under sentence of death. 

For Tim, the work of the Institute is vital because he has seen the flaws in the criminal justice system from many different angles and understands the desperate need for reform.  

Jenny Kim

 Jenny, who resides in Fairfax, Virginia, currently serves as the Deputy General Counsel of Political Law & the Vice President of Public Policy for Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, which provides services to Koch Industries, Inc. and its affiliates. Prior to joining Koch, Jenny also held positions at two law firms and previously served as a Presidential Management Fellow at The White House Office of Counsel to the President and Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.  

Jenny supports the work of the Institute because everyone deserves to be treated with fairly, consistently, and with respect under our justice system.  And, she learned to value the rule of law and how important it is especially to a newly established country to ensure peaceful transition and order:  her great-grandfather was the first Chief Justice of the South Korean Supreme Court

John Cline

John resides in Nicasio, California. After serving as a partner at several prestigious firms, he started his own law practice in 2010. John's expertise is relied on by a nationwide clientele in a variety of investigations, trials, and appeals. He has served as co-counsel for the defense in some of the most notable cases of the past four decades, including United States v. Oliver L. North, United States v. Wen Ho Lee, and United States v. I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby

John believes that the fairness of our criminal justice system depends on strict adherence to the requirements of procedural due process. 

Michele Morris

Michele resides in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and serves as a permanent law clerk on the Connecticut Supreme Court. Michele also volunteers in the fields of adult literacy and animal welfare, including as a member of the PAWS for Kids steering committee for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.

Michele supports the efforts of the Due Process Institute because, in the words of an eminent jurist, "[t]he quality of a nation's civilization can be largely measured by the methods it uses in the enforcement."

Jonathan Bunch

Shana-Tara O'Toole

Shana founded the Due Process Institute because she believes the Constitution deserves its own lobbying firm. She currently serves as its first President and CEO. Shana serves on the Board of Directors in an ex officio capacity.