Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Richard J. Brean, Chair
Retired General Counsel
United Steelworkers

Michael L. Artz, PBF '00, Vice Chair & Secretary
Associate General Counsel
AFSCME

James C. Kokolas, CPA, Treasurer
Managing Partner
Calibre CPA Group PLLC


Board Members

Lucas R. Aubrey, PBF '06
Partner
Sherman Dunn, P.C.

Julie Gutman Dickinson
Partner
Bush Gottlieb

Antonia Domingo, PBF'13
Assistant General Counsel
United Steelworkers

Samantha Dulaney
General Counsel
IATSE

David Jury
General Counsel
United Steelworkers

Danielle E. Leonard
Partner
Altshuler Berzon LLP

Ingrid Nava
Associate General Counsel
SEIU Local 32BJ

John K. Pierre
Chancellor
Southern University Law Center

Vincent F. Pitta
Managing Partner
Pitta LLP

Maneesh Sharma
Associate General Counsel
AFL-CIO

Jay Smith
Shareholder

Gilbert & Sackman

Patrick J. Szymanski
General Counsel
Change to Win

Melissa S. Woods
Partner
Cohen Weiss & Simon LLP

 

Joseph Lurie, Founder
President Emeritus & Ex-Officio Member
Peggy Browning Fund

 

Advisory Board

Randi B. Bandman
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP

Richard A. Brook
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Eugene G. Eisner
Eisner & Mirer, P.C.

Fred Feinstein
Consultant, Unioins & Other Worker Advocacy Organizations

Ruben J. Garcia
Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Lisa M. Gomez
Cohen, Weiss & Simon, LLP

Jonathan P. Hiatt
Former Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to President, AFL-CIO

Cyrus Mehri
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC

George R. Murphy
Murphy Anderson PLLC

Jessica Drangel Ochs
SEIU Local 32BJ

Craig Rosenbaum
Executive Director/General Counsel
Chicago Newspaper Guild Local 34071

Daniel W. Sherrick
Trustee, UAW VEBA

Robert A. Sugarman
Sugarman & Susskind, P.A.

Marley S. Weiss
Professor, University of Maryland School of Law

 

 

Upcoming Events

Conferences

24th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

October 14, 2022

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