Committee Chairs

The Chapter is comprised of various Committees and Sections.

Administrative Committees are smaller, more discrete groups which directly serve the Chapter, Executive Committee and/or membership as a whole. Committees perform much of the administrative and functional work of the Chapter, reporting to the Executive Committee. All administrative committees welcome participation by both new and long-standing Chapter members.

Educational Communities were designed to focus on specific functional interests and are open to all Chapter members. They provide ongoing networking opportunities as well as a basis for more advanced educational programming in that discipline. Many communities create specialized work groups and committees to plan and implement specific projects and events. All communities welcome participation by both new and long-standing Chapter members.

The current Chairs and Co-Chairs of the Committees and Communities are:

Administrative Committees

Member Experience

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LaVerne Anenia
Fenwick & West LLP
(202) 344-4679

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Kim Santaiti-Potter
Alston & Bird
(202) 239-3360

Salary Survey

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Herb Abercrombie Jr.
Jenner & Block LLP
(202) 639-6895

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Valerie Williamson
Foley Hoag LLP
(202) 261-7335

Communication & Media Relations


Amy Walkowiak
Perkins Coie LLP
(202) 661-5803


Emmanuel Adedigba
Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP
(202) 822-3632

Educational Communities - Chairs & Co-Chairs

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Angela Tyson
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
(202) 469-3593

Small Firm and Branch Office Administrators

Starr Pratt
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
(703) 864-9049


Ladora Barnes
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
(202) 747-3300

Human Resources

Brenda Simoes
Reed Smith LLP
(202) 414-9445

Julie Hooper
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
(202) 887-3626

Legal Operations

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Janelle E. Rynes
Arent Fox LLP
(202) 857-6482

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Giovanni Di Luca
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
(202) 778-1888

Next Generation Leaders

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Ana Sobalvarro
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
(202) 808-3943

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Catalina Mejia
Wiley Rein LLP
(202) 719-3529