Panel 1: A Look at the U.S. Supreme Court
Sarah Harris is a partner in Williams & Connolly's Supreme Court & Appellate practice. She has argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, prevailing in two (one pending), and has argued before numerous federal courts of appeals. She has been widely recognized for her appellate advocacy, including being named as one of five Law360 MVPs in appellate law last year, as well as one of Bloomberg Law's 40 Under 40 lawyers nationwide. Sarah clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas on the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining Williams & Connolly, she served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and also holds an M. Phil and PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Roman Martinez is the Deputy Office Managing Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. As a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice, he focuses primarily on appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals, and state appellate courts. Mr. Martinez’s practice encompasses civil and criminal matters spanning virtually all areas of law. He has argued ten cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, involving a wide range of legal issues including arbitration, First Amendment, civil procedure, criminal, intellectual property, and civil rights law. Mr. Martinez previously served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, as a law clerk to Chief Justice Roberts and then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and in various foreign policy roles at the U.S. Department of Defense and at the White House.
Erin Murphy is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on Supreme Court, appellate, and constitutional litigation. She has argued four cases before the Supreme Court, including successfully arguing McCutcheon v. FEC; successfully arguing on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas v. United States; and successfully arguing on behalf of the Wisconsin State Legislature in Gill v. Whitford. Erin also has a robust practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, where she has argued before most of the circuits on several important constitutional and statutory questions. Erin has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers” and has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of the nation’s top appellate lawyers.
Jennifer Dickey is Associate Chief Counsel at the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Jenn joined the Chamber following her service as Acting Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. She also previously served as Deputy Associate Attorney General, as well as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President. Jenn practiced commercial and appellate law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP before her government service. Earlier in her career, Jenn served as a law clerk for the Honorable Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Honorable William H. Pryor Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Jenn earned her law degree magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law, where she was an Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal, and her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.
Panel 2: Regulatory Outlook
Jon Brightbill is a trial and appellate lawyer at Winston & Strawn LLP. Before joining Winston, Jon was the nation’s head environmental criminal and civil law enforcement official as Acting Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to leading 425 lawyers, Jon argued in the courts of appeal and district courts many of the most significant environmental and natural resource cases in recent years. Before serving at DOJ, Jon was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, the Georgetown University Law Center, and clerked for the Hon. D. Brooks Smith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Michael Murray is a partner in the antitrust and competition law practice at Paul Hastings. Before joining Paul Hastings, Michael served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he managed over 450 attorneys, economists, paralegals, and other staff, supervised several of the most cutting-edge merger, conduct, and criminal cases in recent memory, and personally argued two of the most significant antitrust appeals in decades. Before that, Michael served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. There, he supervised the Antitrust Division, the Civil Division, the Justice Management Division, and the Office of Legal Policy and directed criminal law and affirmative civil litigation policy initiatives, white collar and regulatory reform initiatives, and crisis management responses. Earlier in his career, Michael worked as a federal prosecutor and clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Michael earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, with a minor in Finance.
Jeff Wall is the head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice. He is the former Acting Solicitor General and Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued 30 cases in the Supreme Court in a number of areas, including securities, class actions, arbitration, intellectual property, taxation, labor and employment, bankruptcy, preemption, the False Claims Act, the First Amendment, and criminal law and procedure. He also has briefed and argued numerous cases before federal and state courts of appeals and administrative agencies. In addition to his appellate experience, Jeff has represented clients in a range of complex civil and criminal matters at the trial level, including as lead counsel in a successful federal criminal trial. He often counsels clients on strategic legal issues arising from litigation, legislation, or governmental oversight or investigation. Jeff is a former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III. He received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from Georgetown University.
Tara Morrissey is Vice President and Deputy Chief Counsel at the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tara has extensive government and private sector experience, with a particular focus on appellate litigation. Most recently, Tara worked at the U.S. Department of Justice as an attorney on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division. There, she served as lead government counsel in cases involving administrative law, constitutional law, health care, transportation, defense, and the False Claims Act. Tara also practiced law at Jones Day, where she was an associate in the Issues & Appeals practice. Earlier in her career, Tara served as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Associate Justice and to the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Tara graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where she served as Executive Managing Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and received the Colonel William J. Hoynes Award. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College.
Panel 3: The Plaintiffs’ Bar: Class Actions and Arbitration
Gilbert Dickey is an attorney with McGuireWoods in Charlotte. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including class actions, at both the trial and appellate level. Before joining McGuireWoods, Gilbert served as a law clerk to the Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He also served as an assistant solicitor general in the State of West Virginia. In that role, he represented the state in high profile appellate matters and served as lead counsel for the state in important litigation in trial courts. He also served as an Associate Counsel to the President during the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Gilbert earned his law degree with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School with high honors, and his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Samford University.
Marisa Maleck is a partner in King & Spalding’s FDA and Life Sciences and Appellate Groups. In 2021, she was named a Law360 Rising Star for Life Sciences. She specializes in providing novel legal strategy with respect to complex business decisions, affirmative litigation, defensive litigation, and government engagement, with a focus on consumer products and services in highly regulated industries (pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, medical devices, air carriers, retailers) and emerging industries operating in regulatory gray zones (multi-level marketing organizations, cannabis, telehealth, and apps). As a former senior counsel at an FDA-regulated vaping company and/or in private practice, she handled hundreds of suits in a multi-district litigation, multiple agency inquiries, an FTC lawsuit and 10+ state Attorney Generals actions. She clerked for Chief Judge William H. Pryor Jr. (CA11) and Justice Clarence Thomas.
Archis A. Parasharami is co-chair of Mayer Brown’s class action practice and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice. Archis has been at the forefront of major cases affecting class action litigation. He is one of the members of the Mayer Brown team that won AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, Lamps Plus v. Varela, and Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, and he was one of the authors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce/NFIB amicus brief in TransUnion v. Ramirez. Archis also is the lead editor of the Class Defense blog. Archis attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He clerked for the Hon. Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Harold Kim, the Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, oversees the work of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center and serves as president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. He has held senior leadership positions within the Chamber for over a decade. Before joining the Chamber, Harold was special assistant to the president in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, serving as former President George W. Bush’s liaison to the Senate on matters involving national security, the judiciary, civil justice reform, intellectual property, and criminal law enforcement. From 2003 to 2007, Harold served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, deputy chief counsel to the late ranking member Arlen Specter, and senior committee counsel for then-Chairman Orrin Hatch. He advised committee members in the areas of asbestos, class action, medical malpractice, and bankruptcy litigation reform during that time. Prior to government service, Harold was a senior litigation associate at the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Patton Boggs, LLP. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, and earned a J.D. from The Catholic University of America.
General Counsel Roundtable
Anne T. Madden is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Honeywell. She is responsible for managing legal affairs, Government Relations, health, safety, environment, product stewardship and environmental sustainability. Anne is also responsible for Honeywell’s global M&A efforts. Prior to taking this role in 2017, Anne was Vice President, Corporate Development and Global Head of M&A, leading acquisition and divestiture activities for 16 years. During her tenure, Honeywell made around 100 acquisitions, representing approximately $15 billion in revenues and divested about 70 businesses, representing close to $9 billion of non-core revenues. Anne joined Honeywell’s predecessor AlliedSignal in 1996 as General Counsel of Fluorine Products. Later that year she became Vice President and General Counsel of Specialty Chemicals and then Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT). Prior to that, Anne worked at Shearman & Sterling and KPMG Peat Marwick. Anne earned an A.B. in English and American literature from Brown University, an M.S. in accounting and MBA in finance from the NYU Stern School of Business, and a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Law Review.
Scott Stengel was named general counsel of Ally Financial in May 2016. In this role, he oversees all of Ally’s legal affairs and is also responsible for Ally’s corporate-secretarial and government-relations functions. Stengel joined Ally from Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corporation, where he served as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Before that, he was a partner at King & Spalding LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Washington, DC, with a practice focused on banking, capital markets, and government relations. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Douglas O. Tice, Jr. in Richmond, Va. Stengel received a bachelor’s degree in economics, with highest honors, from the University of Notre Dame and a juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from the Notre Dame Law School. He sits on the board of directors of MadaKids Inc. and actively supports and volunteers with Roof Above in Charlotte, NC.
Chad Boudreaux is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. Serving in this role since 2020, Chad has overall leadership responsibility for HII’s Law Department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including corporate governance matters, compliance, litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining HII in 2011, he practiced law at Baker Botts LLP, where he established the law firm’s Global Security and Corporate Risk Counseling practice group. Chad has also previously held various high-ranking positions in the U.S. government to include serving as the deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and multiple leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice. Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis School of Law.
For the last two years, Jill Jacobson has had the pleasure and the privilege of serving as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Electrolux North America. In that capacity, Jill leads a team of fifteen dedicated, hard-working, sometimes quirky, but always enjoyable legal personnel who serve the business with purpose and passion. She reports that every day is different, every day is an opportunity, and every day is more fun than she deserves to have. Jill began her in-house career at Husqvarna as its first litigation counsel, working her way up the ranks to become general counsel, responsible for all legal matters in North and South America. Prior to joining Husqvarna she was a trial lawyer in private practice, where the majority of her clients were manufacturers dealing with product liability, employment, and commercial matters. She received her JD from the University of Virginia (Go Cavs!), and her BA in Business from San Jose State University (Go Spartans!). Jill and her wife live in Davidson, NC, with their two teenage daughters, a couple of dogs, a handful of cats, and four chickens.
Daryl Joseffer is Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel at the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A former principal deputy solicitor general, Daryl has argued 12 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and briefed many more. He has argued dozens of appeals in other courts across the country. Before joining the Chamber, Daryl practiced law with King & Spalding LLP, where he was a partner and head of the firm’s appellate group. Previously, he served in the Solicitor General’s Office and as a deputy general counsel in the White House Office of Management and Budget, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, and a law clerk to the Honorable Jerry E. Smith, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and received a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.