2014 Convention Speakers

Featured Speakers

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Professor Theodore M. Shaw

Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

Governor Theodore "Ted" Strickland

Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton


Confirmed Convention Speakers

Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law

John H. Beisner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Nicole Berner, Associate General Counsel, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

F. Paul Bland, Jr.Executive Director, Public Justice 

Fernando A. Bohorquez, Jr., Partner, BakerHostetler

Mary L. Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Caitlin Borgmann, Professor of Law, The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law

Steven G. Bradbury, Partner, Dechert LLP

Khiara M. Bridges, Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law; Associate Professor of Anthropology, Boston University

Sue Briggum, Vice President, Federal Public Affairs, Waste Management

*David M. Brodsky, Principal, Brodsky ADR LLC 

Kimberly Brown, Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

Lisa Brown, Vice President and General Counsel, Georgetown University

Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Daniel P. S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History, Harvard University

*Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Devon Carbado, Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Terrance D. Carroll, Associate General Counsel, SCL Health System

Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF 

Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Myron M. Cherry, Founder and Managing Partner, Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC

Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Shanna Cleveland, Senior Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation

Kathleen Clyde, State Representative, Ohio House of Representatives, 75th District

Eric L. Cramer, Managing Shareholder, Berger & Montague, P.C.

Gilda Daniels, Associate Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law

Walter Dellinger, Partner, Appellate Practice, O'Melveny & Myers

Allan B. Diamond, Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP

Garrett Epps, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

Catherine Fisk, Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California Irvine School of Law

*Judge Nancy Gertner, Judge (Ret.), U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School

Jamie S. Gorelick, Partner, WilmerHale

Siobhan Gorman, Intelligence Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment, National Women’s Law Center

Michael Gottlieb, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP   

Kent Greenfield, Professor of Law and Dean’s Research Scholar, Boston College Law School

*Linda Greenhouse, Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

Marc I. Gross, Managing Partner, Pomerantz LLP

Sarita Gupta, Executive Director, Jobs With Justice

*Reuben A. Guttman, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.; Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, Emory University School of Law

Honorable Nathan L. Hecht, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas        

Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law; Commissioner, United States Commission on Civil Rights

*Dennis Herrera, City Attorney, San Francisco

Thomas M. Hilbink, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations

Dale Ho, Director, ACLU Voting Rights Project

Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)       

Samuel Issacharoff, Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law          

Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU Foundation; Director, ACLU Center for Democracy

Wendy Kaminer, Author, Lawyer, and Commentator

Roberta (Robbie) Kaplan, Partner, Paul, Weiss LLP

Pamela Karlan, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice

Keenan R. Keller, Senior Democratic Counsel, Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives

Deborah P. Kelly, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Adam T. Klein, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP

Scott A. Kronland, Partner, Altshuler Berzon LLP

Scott Lemieux, Professor of Political Science, The College of St. Rose

James Lindgren, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Adam Lioz, Counsel, Demos

Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate

Honorable Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court     

Emma Llansó, Director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)

Suzette Malveaux, Professor of Law and Former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America

Gregory A. Markel, Partner, Cadwalader

Martha Ann Mazzone, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Fidelity Investments

Honorable Theodore A. McKee, Chief Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit        

Cyrus Mehri, Founding Partner, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC

Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU; Director, ACLU Center for Liberty

Gillian Metzger, Vice Dean and Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Center for Constitutional Governance, Columbia Law School

Jon D. Michaels, Anne Urowsky Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Arthur R. Miller, University Professor, New York University School of Law; Chairman, New York University Sports & Society Program

Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, The George Washington University Law School

Sharmila L. Murthy, Assistant Professor, Suffolk University Law School; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Daria Neal, Deputy Chief, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice

Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice   

Sunita Patel, Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights       

Robert C. Post, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Scott A. Powell, Partner, Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton

Neomi Rao, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Nick Rathod, Executive Director, American Legislative and Issue Campaign Exchange (ALICE)

Julie Rikelman, Litigation Director, Center for Reproductive Rights         

Alfreda Robinson, Associate Dean for Trial Advocacy, Professorial Lecturer in Law, and Co-Director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program, George Washington University Law School

Honorable Chase T. Rogers, Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court

Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel and Policy Advisor, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington Legislative Office

Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Ryan W. Scott, Associate Professor, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University

Miriam Seifter, Visiting Researcher and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Joanna Shepherd, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Patrice Lumumba Simms, Associate Professor, Howard University School of Law

Johnathan Smith, Assistant Counsel of the Economic Justice Group, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)

Alessandra Soler, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona

Tim Sparapani, Vice President of Law, Policy and Government Relations, App Developers Alliance

Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Michael Strautmanis, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship, Walt Disney Company

*Harry P. Susman, Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP

Peter Swire, Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, in the Scheller College of Business

Honorable David S. Tatel, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit       

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Associate Professor, Stetson University College of Law

Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School

Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

Paul R. Verkuil, Chairman, Administrative Conference of the United States          

Stephen I. Vladeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Scholarship, American University Washington College of Law

Jo-Ann Wallace, President and CEO, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)

Honorable Eric T. Washington, Chief Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Ronald Weich, Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law        

Wendy R. Weiser, Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law    

Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen

Russell R. Wheeler, Visiting Fellow, Governance Studies Program, Brookings Institution; President, Governance Institute; Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law

Maya Wiley, Counsel to the Mayor, City of New York

William Yeomans, Fellow in Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law

*member of the ACS Board of Directors