Bolch Judicial Institute
Bolch Judicial Institute
Advisory Council for The Duke Conferences
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Advisory Council for The Duke Conferences

Leadership

Malini Moorthy (Chair)
Medtronic, Vice President and Chief Deputy General Counsel

Dena Sharp (Vice Chair),
Girard Sharp, Antitrust Attorney

Adam Moskowitz (Conference Topics Coordinator)
The Moskowitz Law Firm

General Counsels & Litigation Department Heads

Name Company Position
Sheila Brodbeck Pfizer, Inc. Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
James Grasty Merck Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Christopher Guth Bayer Senior Counsel – Corporate Litigation
Carrie Hazard Endo International PLC Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Kirkland Hicks Lincoln Financial Group Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Jocelyn Hunter Home Depot Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Robert D. Hunter Altec, Inc. Senior Vice President and General Counsel
JoAnn Lee ExxonMobil Assistant General Counsel – Litigation
Leah Lorber GlaxoSmithKline Assistant General Counsel, Dispute Resolution and Prevention
Jody Porter Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Assistant General Counsel
Munjot Sahu Eli Lilly and Company Counsel-Litigation and Legal Compliance (Designate)
Barney Shultz State Farm Insurance Co. Vice President – Counsel

Law Firm Partners

Name Firm
Frederick Baker Motley Rice LLC
John Beisner Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Sheila Birnbaum Dechert LLP
Elizabeth Cabraser Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
Mark Filip Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Robert Heim Dechert LLP
Kimberly Justice Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP
Adam Levitt DiCello Levitt & Casey LLC
Ted Mayer Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Dianne Nast NastLaw LLC
Peter Prieto Podhurst Orseck PA
Christopher Seeger Seeger Weiss LLP
Chilton Varner King & Spalding LLP

*Italicized names generally represent plaintiffs.

Public Interest

Name Organization Position
Jocelyn Larkin Impact Fund Executive Director

Emeritus Advisory Council

Phillip A. Wittmann
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC

About the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council helps plan, organize, and hold bench-bar-academy conferences. The purpose of the conferences is to effect practical improvements in the administration of justice on issues of relevance to the practicing bar. The conferences are modeled on the 2010 Bench-Bar-Academy Duke Conference, which included about 15 federal judges and 75 well-experienced lawyers. That conference led to proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, known as the “Duke Rules Package,” which was published for public comment here. The proposed amendments will have a profound impact on the scope of discovery and on a party’s obligations to preserve evidence, especially electronically stored information. The Distinguished Lawyers Series of conferences will seek to effect comparable improvements in the administration of justice in other areas of the law. These events are entirely funded by revenue from registration fees.