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Leadership & Administration


Chief Executive Officer & President: C. Erik Gustafson

Chief Financial Officer:

Litigation Department Leader: Elizabeth Acee

Business Law Department Leader: Charlie Ognibene

Intellectual Property Department Leader: Patricia Peden

General Counsel: Lori Thompson

Corporate Secretary & Assistant General Counsel: Dwight F. Hopewell


President Emeritus: Micheal L. Hern

Brian A. DeFazio
Director, Accounting: Frank Puleo
Accounts Payable Manager: Curtisa Smith

Client Intake:
Director, Conflict Resolution & Client Intake:
Lisa S. Womack
Conflicts Resolution Manager: Donna Moore
Client Intake Manager: Diane Laing

Executive Administration:
Director of Executive Administration:
Elizabeth Bugg Hern

Director, Client Services:
Annmarie Farthing
Director, Financial Planning and Analysis: Brian Haynes
Billing Manager: Brandy Kaufman

Human Resources & Administrative Operations:
Director, HR & Business Operations:
 Shellie D. Smith
Director, Benefits & Compensation: Jaime Stack
Director, Business Operations: Edmund DeStefano

Information Technology:
Director, Information Technology:
Jim Donnelly

Legal and Risk Management:
Assistant General Counsel: E.G. Allen, III
Assistant General Counsel: Jennifer McGeorge

Marketing and Communications: 
Director, Marketing & Business Development:
Christina Llames
Event & Relationship Manager: Janie Osterhaus

Real Estate and Facilities:
Manager, Real Estate and Facilities: Bryce Madden