Learn how you can help ensure that the principle of due process endures this crisis
Learn how you can help ensure that the principle of due process endures this crisis
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 Due Process Institute is vital to safeguard the Constitution's checks on prosecutorial overreach.
Brandi is currently the Managing Partner at Harden & Pinckney, PLLC, a criminal law boutique in Washington, D.C. Brandi is also a teacher focusing her interest and research on Advanced Trial Advocacy, Race and Mass Incarceration Issues, and Criminal Defense Litigation. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law, where she coaches the Trial Advocacy Team, an Adjunct Professor at American University-Washington College of Law, and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Brandi is also on the Board of JusticeAid--a nonprofit that promotes justice through the arts.
Prior to going into private practice, Brandi worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), The Southern Center for Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
Jeff is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Co-Director of the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic in California. He is also Special Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers.
As one of our nation's leading constitutional litigators, his name is synonymous with landmark cases like Riley v. California, Blakely v. Washington, Crawford v. Washington, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, Kennedy v. Louisiana and numerous other seminal cases that have preserved the due process rights of individuals facing convictions.
Jeff is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Michigan Law School, and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Jeff is inspired by the work of the organization because due process is a universal value and a cornerstone of our criminal justice system.
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.
His book, “How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender” (Simon & Schuster 2019), uses humor to explore runaway criminal lawmaking by the federal government and has been praised by lawmakers and critics.
Mike supports the work of the Institute because due process is a bedrock principle of justice and a free society cannot exist without it.
Barry is at Cozen O’Connor’s D.C. office where he is a co-chair of its White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group and a co-chair of its Commercial Litigation Department.
Prior to joining the firm, Barry was an assistant federal public defender in D.C.
He is widely recognized as a sentencing expert and has previously served as a co-chair of the ABA's Criminal Justice Section Sentencing Committee and the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Practitioners Advisory Group.
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 Due Process Institute as it works to reverse that trend.
Jenny, who resides in Fairfax, Virginia, currently serves as a partner in the Gober Group, where she helps her clients develop and implement legal strategies that achieve public policy and political objectives while mitigating and managing risk.
Prior to joining The Gober Group, Jenny served as vice president of operations and general counsel of the Philanthropy Roundtable and as Deputy General Counsel of Political Law & the Vice President of Public Policy for Koch Industries. She 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 U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.
Jenny supports the work of the organization because everyone deserves to be treated fairly, consistently, and with respect under our justice system. She has also learned to value the rule of law and how important it is to ensure peaceful transition and order: her great-grandfather was the first Chief Justice of the South Korean Supreme Court.
Michele resides in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and serves as a permanent law clerk to the Justices of the Connecticut Supreme Court, where criminal and habeas cases comprise approximately 30 percent of the court's docket.
Michele also volunteers in the fields of adult literacy and animal welfare.
Michele supports the efforts of 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."
Todd is President of Channelside Capital, LLC, a Tampa, Florida firm that focuses on private equity investments and strategic consulting with early stage companies. Prior to founding Channelside Capital, Todd served as CEO of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Under his leadership, WellCare completed its initial public offering, quadrupled its membership, and became one of the fastest growing Fortune 1000 companies. Todd received his bachelor’s degree in economics magna cum laude from Trinity University and his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
Todd, his wife Erin, and their Siamese cat Buckley, live in Tampa and Todd’s hometown of Wichita, Kansas to be near family. With a focus on helping the disadvantaged, Todd & Erin focus their charitable efforts on AMI Kids, which helps at-risk youth through drop-out prevention and alternatives to incarceration, Trinity Café, which feeds the homeless and the hungry with dignity, Victory In The Valley, which provides cancer support, and the Wichita YMCA, where Todd serves on the board of directors.
Todd knows first-hand the importance of safeguarding the Constitution’s due process principles and is proud to be associated with DPI as it pursues this objective without regard to partisan political issues.
Shana currently serves as DPI's first President + CEO, serving on its Board of Directors in an ex officio capacity.
Tim, who resides in Washington, D.C., is the leader of Miller & Chevalier's White Collar Defense Practice Group. Between his time at Miller & Chevalier and his time as a public defender, Tim has been conducting and leading large-scale defense investigations for over 20 years. He has substantial experience in all areas of criminal defense and appellate 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 D.C. 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.
Matt is a founding partner of Kaiser PLLC, a boutique defense firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in white collar defense, congressional investigations, campus disciplinary defense, and legal ethics and malpractice. A former assistant federal public defender for the district of Maryland, Matt has substantial litigation and courtroom experience as well as a knack for resolving issues outside of the courtroom.
Matt served for three years as the Chair of the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility. He has been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, has served as President of the Bar Association of D.C., and serves as a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
Before founding Kaiser PLLC, Matt practiced at Williams & Connolly and Zuckerman Spaeder.
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