Fadwa Hammoud

Fadwa Hammoud is a Managing Member of the Miller Johnson Law Firm’s Detroit Office. Miller Johnson is among the fastest growing law firms in the state, boasting double-digit growth in employees and revenue gains over the past 24 months and maintaining its mission of giving back to the communities it serves and serving clients to help them achieve their goals. In her capacity, she helps lead key lines of service for the firm, including crisis management, dispute resolution, intellectual property, health care, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and education law. In addition to being a Managing Member, Mrs. Hammoud was appointed in April 2024 by Governor Whitmer to serve on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Executive Committee.

In 2022, Mrs. Hammoud was appointed Chief Deputy Attorney General at the Michigan Department of Attorney General, the state’s largest public interest law firm. In five years with the Department, she went from serving as Michigan’s 12th Solicitor General to ultimately being appointed to the highest position in the office, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and has achieved historic wins for the people of Michigan. In the course of leading in the Department, she shattered glass ceilings she did not necessarily set out to break by becoming Michigan’s youngest Solicitor General, the first Arab and Muslim American to hold the office in the nation, the highest ranking Arab or Muslim state official in Michigan’s history, and the first Muslim woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the Department of Attorney General, Mrs. Hammoud served eight years at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, where she launched the Business Protection Unit, a first-of-its-kind organized retail crime unit that became central to the County’s strategy for attracting and retaining key investments and development opportunities. Mrs. Hammoud also served as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education and the Henry Ford College Board, championing public education in her hometown. A first-generation American, Hammoud advocated on behalf of Michigan’s various ethnic and immigrant communities and advised state, county, and city leaders on their affairs. After thirteen years in public service, she has culminated the respect and support of her colleagues in the legal community who recently named her Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2023 Influential Woman of the Year.

Michelle Kallen

Michelle Kallen is a partner at Jenner & Block LLP. She served as Solicitor General and Deputy Solicitor General of Virginia. In that role, she represented the Commonwealth in litigation involving the Equal Rights Amendment, the Covid-19 pandemic, election and redistricting matters, and other constitutional or high-profile matters. In 2022, Michelle served as Special Litigation Counsel in the United States House of Representatives Office of the General Counsel representing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol in litigation. She successfully defended the Select Committee against attempts to block subpoenas, and an effort to compel testimony from 16 lawmakers and congressional staffers a prosecution for contempt of Congress.

Jimmy Rock

Jimmy Rock is a partner at Edelson PC where his work focuses on consumer protection and environmental cases. He also leads the firm’s Public Clients litigation group. Prior to coming to Edelson PC, Jimmy spent twelve years with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia where he helped to start OAG’s Office of Consumer Protection and transform it into one of the preeminent State AG consumer practices. He also served for five years as an Assistant Deputy Attorney General managing OAG’s Public Advocacy Division, a 40+ lawyer group that enforced the District’s consumer protection, antitrust, workers’ rights, housing, nonprofit and environmental laws. Jimmy graduated with honors from Emory University’s School of Law and also has a Master’s in Theological Studies from Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

Terry Goddard

Terry served as the Arizona attorney general from 2003 to 2011, addressing major issues ranging from the fallout from the mortgage crisis to border security and money laundering, protecting consumers and the environment. His fellow attorneys general saluted his anticrime successes in 2010 with the Kelley-Wyman Award, the National Association of Attorneys General’s highest recognition.

Terry was elected 4 times as the mayor of Phoenix, serving from 1984 to 1990. In that role, he was recognized for dramatically increasing citizen participation in city decisions and initiating successful efforts in downtown development, long range planning, crime prevention, arts and culture, and historic preservation. Terry conceived of and presided over the Phoenix Futures Forum, the largest city visioning process in the US measured by the number of citizen participants. Terry was elected president of the National League of Cities in 1988 and was named "Municipal Leader of the Year" by City & County magazine the same year. Phoenix was recognized as an All-American City in 1989.

Terry teaches a course on the state Attorneys General at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  He served an active duty tour in the US Navy and retired as a commander after 27 years in the Naval Reserves. He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Arizona State University.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr.

Member, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN; former Tennessee Attorney General; former Director, Department of Law, Metropolitan Nashville Government 

Robert E. “Bob” Cooper, Jr. served eight years as Tennessee Attorney General (2006 to 2014) and four years as legal counsel to Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen (2002 to 2006). Bob served as chair of the Southern Region of the National Association of Attorneys General from 2012-2013. He served as Director of the Metro Nashville Department of Law from November 2019 through June 2020.

Bob is a member of the Compliance & Government Investigations Practice Group at Bass Berry & Sims and was the Compliance Monitor in a consumer protection consent decree involving the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Daymar Colleges Group, a for-profit college system. Bob advises clients on matters related to compliance and enforcement issues and assists clients in responding to internal investigations from federal, state, or local governments.

While Tennessee Attorney General, Bob served on the executive committee for mortgage servicing claims against the nation's five largest banks that resulted in a $25 billion settlement by 49 state attorneys general and the federal government. Medicaid fraud also was a priority during his tenure, and Bob formed a separate division within the Attorney General's Office devoted solely to pursuing provider Medicaid fraud and recovered some $150 million for the state. He also created the Public Interest Division in the Attorney General's office to consolidate and expand oversight of nonprofits and charities and, during his tenure, recovered more than $130 million in charitable funds through investigations and litigation.

As Metro Nashville Law Director, Bob supervised Metro Government’s legal work and advised the Office of the Mayor and Metro Council on issues facing the city. During his tenure, he directed the city's legal response to the COVID pandemic, led the legal fight against a charter amendment that threatened the city's financial recovery, and facilitated the working relationship between the Metro Police and the city's Community Oversight Board.

Bob serves as an adjunct professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School, where he taught Campaign Finance and Elections from 1998 to 2016 and The Role of State Attorneys General with former Alabama Attorney Genera Luther Strange in 2022 and 2023. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Foundation, and Nashville Bar Foundation. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk for The Honorable Louis F. Oberdorfer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Bob holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Yale Law School, where he was managing editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Bethany Davis Noll

Bethany Davis Noll is the Executive Director of the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law. She is also an adjunct professor at NYU Law and co-chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Prior to joining the Center, she was Litigation Director at the Institute for Policy Integrity. She previously served as Assistant Solicitor General in the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where she filed briefs in major environmental cases in the Supreme Court and earned the Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for her work.

Bethany was also an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and served as a clerk to the Honorable Chester J. Straub in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Bethany received a J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Barnard College.