Merrick B. Garland
U.S. Department of Justice

Merrick Garland is the 86th Attorney General of the United States. Immediately preceding his confirmation as Attorney General, he was a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 

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Kim J. Askew
DLA Piper

Kim Askew is a partner at DLA Piper, where she represents clients in complex commercial and employment litigation. She has successfully tried cases to jury and non-jury verdicts in state and federal courts across the US and has handled appeals before federal and Texas appellate courts.

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John B. Bellinger III
Arnold & Porter

John Bellinger served as The Legal Adviser for the Department of State from 2005-2009 under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and previously as Senior Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council from 2001-2005. 

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Paul D. Clement
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Paul Clement is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States. Clement’s practice focuses on appellate matters, constitutional litigation and strategic counseling. 

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Neil B. Cohen
Brooklyn Law School

Neil Cohen, the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, teaches courses in domestic and international commercial law, contracts, and conflict of laws. 

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Sarah C. Dodds-Brown
American Express

Sarah Dodds-Brown serves as Executive Vice President & Managing Counsel at American Express. She leads the Global Enterprise Services & U.S. Market. She focuses on ways to enhance the management of legal risk and the operation of the legal department and serves as a member of the company's enterprise risk management committee.

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Sarah Hammer
The Wharton School

Sarah Hammer is Managing Director of the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance and Senior Director of the Harris Alternative Investments Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Teresa Wilton Harmon
Sidley Austin LLP

Teresa Wilton Harmon is the managing partner of Sidley’s Chicago office and a partner in the firm’s Global Finance practice area, focusing on financial transactions and commercial law. 

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Leondra R. Kruger
California Supreme Court

Leondra R. Kruger is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of California. Immediately before joining the court, Kruger served in the United States Department of Justice as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. 

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Raymond J. Lohier, Jr.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Raymond Lohier is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in March 2010 and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2010.

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Diane Orentlicher
Washington College of Law

Diane Orentlicher has been described as “one of the world’s leading authorities on human rights law and war crimes tribunals.” She has lectured and published widely on issues of transitional justice, international criminal law and other areas of public international law, and has testified on a range of issues relating to both domestic human rights laws and U.S. foreign policy. 

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David Pozen
Columbia Law School

David Pozen is the Vice Dean for Intellectual Life and Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He teaches and writes about constitutional law, information law, and nonprofit law, among other topics. 

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Seth P. Waxman

Seth Waxman is a partner at WilmerHale, serving as chair of the firm’s appellate and Supreme Court litigation practice. He served as the 41st Solicitor General of the United States. 

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Steven O. Weise

Steve Weise is a partner in Proskauer's Corporate Department, where he practices in all areas of commercial law. His experience in financing is extensive, especially in those secured by personal property, including structured financing. 

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