About Us

Staff & Leadership

Our staff is comprised of individuals who are the best and brightest in their fields, committed to dismantling injustice and pursuing lasting change.

Our Staff

Kelechi Agbakwuru Housing Justice Counsel
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Carlos Andino Equal Justice Works Fellow+
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Kaitlin Banner Deputy Legal Director
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Renee Brandon Receptionist and Facilities Supervisor
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Catherine Cone Supervising Housing Counsel
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Helen Cordero Workers' Rights Advocate
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Marc Efron Senior Counsel
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Maggie Hart Senior Counsel
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Rochelle Jones Chief Financial Officer
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Gregg A. Kelley Director of Development & Communications
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Jacqueline Kutnik-Bauder Deputy Legal Director+
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Stacey M. Litner Prisoners' Rights Advocacy Director
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Charles (Chas) Lopez Chief Operating Officer
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Megan Luckenbaugh Grants Associate
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Stephanie Miner Willkie Farr & Gallagher Loaned Associate
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Leobardo Palacios Development Associate
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Marja Plater John E. Nolan Youth Justice Counsel
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Naomi Rodriguez Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow+
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Jonathan M. Smith Executive Director
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Joanna Wasik Supervising Employment Counsel
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Kent Withycombe Director, Public Education
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Caroline Zagraniczny Housing Justice Organizer/Advocate
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+ Not yet admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia, but admitted to practice law in another jurisdiction. Practicing law in the District of Columbia under the supervision of Washington Lawyers’ Committee attorneys barred in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(B).
++ Not yet admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia, but admitted to practice law in another jurisdiction. Practice limited to federal court matters.
+++ Not admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and not engaged in the practice of law.

Our Leadership

Officers

Jamie S. Gardner, Co-Chair
Paul Hastings LLP

Claudia A. Withers, Co-Chair
Civil Rights Corps

Kevin H. Metz, Immediate Past Co-Chair
Latham & Watkins LLP

Paul M. Hamburger, Treasurer
Proskauer Rose LLP

George D. Ruttinger, Member
Crowell & Moring LLP

John A. Freedman, Member
Arnold & Porter LLP

Joseph G. Davis, Member
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Stavroula E. Lambrakopoulos, Member
K&L Gates LLP

Jennifer G. Levy, Member
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

William W. Taylor III, Member
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Jonathan M. Smith
Executive Director (ex officio)

Board Members

Charles W. Johnson IV Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Alexis Collins Amazon
Brian D. Schneider Arent Fox LLP
John C. Keeney, Jr. Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Elizabeth B. McCallum Baker & Hostetler LLP
J. David Folds Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.
Roscoe C. Howard, Jr. Barnes & Thornburg LLP
John E. Heintz Blank Rome LLP
Caitlin M. Kasmar Buckley LLP
Matthew D. Slater Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Joseph M. Sellers Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Jonathan W. Haray DLA Piper
George Breen Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Lewis S. Wiener Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Maureen D. Hardwick Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
L. Scott Burwell Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Joseph D. Edmondson, Jr. Foley & Lardner LLP
Matthew W. Howard Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Howard S. Hogan Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Emily P. Grim Gilbert LLP
Robert B. Duncan Hogan Lovells US LLP
Matthew S. Hellman Jenner & Block LLP
Thomas G. Allen Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
W. Neil Eggleston Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Joshua A. Levy Levy Firestone Muse LLP
Alex C. Lakatos Mayer Brown LLP
Omar Vincent Melehy Melehy & Associates LLC
William P. Barry Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Douglas W. Baruch Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
W. Brad Nes Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
G. Brian Busey Morrison & Foerster LLP
David Leviss
Susan E. Huhta Outten & Golden LLP
Jeannie S. Rhee Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
John M. Devaney Perkins Coie LLP
Lee G. Petro Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
John P. Relman Relman Colfax PLLC
Barry J. Pollack Kramer Levin
Julie Fernandes Rockefeller Family Fund
David H. Dickieson Schertler & Onorato, LLP
David L. Douglass Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Steven P. Hollman Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Mark P. Guerrera Sidley Austin LLP
Stephen J. Harburg Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Harry Lee Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Julia M. Jordan Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Richard W. Snowdon III Trainum, Snowdon & Deane, P.C.
Patrick McGlone Ullico Inc.
Danielle R. Foley Venable LLP
George Kostolampros Venable LLP
Theodore A. Howard Wiley Rein LLP
Beth Wilkinson Wilkinson Stekloff
Thomas G. Hentoff Williams & Connolly LLP
Brenda Lee Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Kelsi Corkran
Erin A. Peters Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Stanley E. Woodward, Jr. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Randall A. Brater Arent Fox LLP
Marc L. Fleischaker Arent Fox LLP
Wayne H. Matelski Arent Fox LLP
Brooksley E. Born Arnold & Porter LLP
Stuart J. Land Arnold & Porter LLP
Steven G. Reade Arnold & Porter LLP
Maria R. Coor Baker & Hostetler LLP
James M. Auslander Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Nessa H. Coppinger Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Eric L. Klein Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Harold L. Segall Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Sandra M. Hanna Bruch Hanna LLP
Katherine L. Halliday Buckley LLP
Jonice Gray Tucker Buckley LLP
John B. Williams III Buckley LLP
Barry Coburn Coburn & Greenbaum PLLC
Anthony Herman Covington & Burling LLP
Peter B. Hutt II Covington & Burling LLP
John W. Nields Jr. Covington & Burling LLP
Alan A. Pemberton Covington & Burling LLP
Matthew J. Schlesinger Covington & Burling LLP
Seth A. Tucker Covington & Burling LLP
Theodore Voorhees, Jr. Covington & Burling LLP
Alan M. Wiseman Covington & Burling LLP
Laura A. Foggan Crowell & Moring LLP
Brian T. McLaughlin Crowell & Moring LLP
Jerry A. Murphy Crowell & Moring LLP
Rebecca L. Springer Crowell & Moring LLP
Arian M. June Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Melissa Gomez Nelson Dentons US LLP
Jerome B. Libin Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Barry W. Graham Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
James N. Bierman Sr. Foley & Lardner LLP
Paul R. Monsees Foley & Lardner LLP
Paul S. Reichler Foley Hoag LLP
Karen T. Grisez Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Robert E. Juceam Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Peter B. Edelman Georgetown University Law Center
W. Hunter Winstead Gilbert LLP
Brian T. Burgess Goodwin
Stephen J. Pollak Goodwin
Patrick J. McCarthy Greenberg Traurig LLP
Robert H. Kapp Hogan Lovells US LLP
William J. Kolasky Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Matthew L. Jacobs Jones Day
Michael Knight Jones Day
Claudia Callaway Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Helen K. Michael Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Andrew B. Clubok Latham & Watkins LLP
Andrew H. Marks Law Offices of Andrew Marks
Charles R. Both Law Offices of Charles R. Both
Tara J. Plochocki Lewis Baach Kaufman Middlemiss PLLC
Michelle N. Webster Mayer Brown LLP
Natalie A. Bennett McDermott Will & Emery LLP
H. Guy Collier McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Eugene I. Goldman McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Britt Haxton McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Jeremy M. White McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Homer E. Moyer Jr. Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Natalie A. Bennett Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Stephen D. Brody O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Patrick S. Campbell Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
David J. Cynamon Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
James V. Dick Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Matthew J. MacLean Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Andrew T. Karron Reisman Karron Greene
Stephen T. Smith Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
Michael A. Schlanger Schlanger Litigation Consulting LLC
Matthew D. Cutts Squire Patton Boggs LLP
John L. Oberdorfer Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Michael J. Baratz Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Roger E. Warin Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Joseph N. Onek The Raben Group
David R. Berz Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
August Matteis, Jr. Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC
Thomas W. Brunner Wiley Rein LLP
Benjamin C. Eggert Wiley Rein LLP
Michael J. Gridley Wiley Rein LLP
Parker J. Lavin Wiley Rein LLP
Ana C. Reyes Williams & Connolly LLP
Katherine M. Turner Williams & Connolly LLP
Steven F. Cherry Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
H. Guy Collier Winston & Strawn LLP
Paul B. Hynes Jr. Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Carl S. Kravitz Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Eleanor H. Smith Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Charles J. Simpson Jr. Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P.
Sara-Ann Determan
Stanley J. Samorajczyk

TRUSTEES EMERITI

John C. Keeney, Jr. Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Hershel Shanks Biblical Archaeology Society
Peter B. Hutt Covington & Burling LLP
Bingham B. Leverich Covington & Burling LLP
Daniel M. Singer Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Prof. Robert H. Klonoff Lewis & Clark Law School
Margaret Feinstein Northwestern Mutual
David M. Dorsen Sedgwick LLP
Leslie M. Turner The Hershey Company
Donald T. Bucklin The McCammon Group
Catherine A. Allen The Santa Fe Group, Inc.
William L. Robinson UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Paul M. Wolff Williams & Connolly LLP
Howard Willens Wilsie Co LLC
Deanne C. Siemer Wilsie Co LLC
Robert B. Wallace Wilson Elser LLP
Tyrone Brown
J. Patrick Hickey
Gerald P. Norton
Thomas P. Olson
Robert P. Watkins III
Allison S. Thornton Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Shoshana Golden Arent Fox LLP
Laurel Lamontagne Arent Fox LLP
Destiny Planter Arent Fox LLP
Mei-Wah Lee Arnold & Porter LLP
Adam M. Pergament Arnold & Porter LLP
Kacie L. Couch Beveridge & Diamond P.C.
Brian W. Bartholomay Buckley LLP
Jackson Hagen Buckley LLP
Cierra Newman Buckley LLP
Stephanie M. Hines Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cathy Lian Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Alexander Urban Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Brian Corman Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Harini Srinivasan Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Roy Abernathy Crowell & Moring LLP
Paul Mathis Crowell & Moring LLP
Ellie Riegel Crowell & Moring LLP
Amadi Anene DLA Piper
Andrea Gordon Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Daniel Morris Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Catherine Betts Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jacob N. Heller Foley & Lardner LLP
Renuka Santhanagopalan Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew G. Aiken Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Emily Lamm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Kristine M. Hansen Gilbert LLP
Brandon Levey Gilbert LLP
Sarah Sraders Gilbert LLP
Virginia Selden McCorkle Goodwin Procter LLP
Carolyn A. DeLone Hogan Lovells US LLP
Victoria Hall-Palerm Jenner & Block LLP
Krystalyn Kinsel Jenner & Block LLP
Claire M. Lally Jenner & Block LLP
Mary Marshall Jenner & Block LLP
C.J. Rydberg Latham & Watkins LLP
Naomi Zuckerman Latham & Watkins LLP
Kelly Truesdale Mayer Brown LLP
Christen B’anca Glenn Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Neaha P. Raol Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Anthony Carral Morrison & Foerster LLP
Jude C. Nwaokobia Outten & Golden
Christina Ferma Paul Hastings LLP
Michael A. Warley, Jr. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Erica T. Jones Proskauer Rose LLP
Corey I. Rogoff Proskauer Rose LLP
Charrise L. Alexander Ropes & Gray LLP
Justin A. Benson Sidley Austin LLP
Cayla Calderwood Sidley Austin LLP
Ryan J. Strasser Troutman Sanders LLP
Sarah T. Abutaleb Venable LLP
Kirsten Bickelman Venable LLP
Keagan Potts Venable LLP
Christopher J. Ricigliano Venable LLP
Sara Talebian Venable LLP
Emily Tifft Venable LLP
Tara L. Ward Wiley Rein LLP
Jacqueline L. Rome Williams & Connolly LLP
Annie Showalter Williams & Connolly LLP
Elizabeth Wilson Williams & Connolly LLP
Anna Jugo Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
John T. Knoblett Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Stephanie L. Miner Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
JoAnna B. Suriani Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
James Barton Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Casey Jonas Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Anthony M. Ruiz Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

The Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) has been in existence since 2010 and was created to offer the business community the opportunity to participate with the Committee in accomplishing our mission of addressing issues of discrimination and poverty in our community.

The CAB companies offer business perspectives and advice on Committee matters; work with Committee lawyers and co-counsel to provide legal services and support on Committee cases; serve as partners with the Committee’s Education Project in the DC public schools; and attend Committee events throughout the year while establishing closer ties with our many supporting law firms.

The Committee is pleased to thank and recognize our CAB Members:

Members:

BDO, Anthony M. Lendez
Savills, Richard Rome

Members of the WLC’s Board of Directors provide leadership in building relationships with the legal business community to increase support for the Committee. CAB membership is for a 12-month period from the month your membership begins.

Corporate Outreach Committee:

The Board’s Corporate Outreach Committee is chaired by Jennifer G. Levy of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

For more information about the Corporate Advisory Board, please contact Gregg Kelley