Moderators

Janet Ward Black Janet Ward Black
Attorney, Ward Black Law

Ms. Ward Black served as the President-Elect of the North Carolina Bar Association from 2006 to 2007. She previously worked as an Attorney for Donaldson & Black, P.A., and Wallace Whitley Pope & Black and as an Assistant District Attorney in Cabarrus and Rowan counties. Read More »
Elena Cappella Elena Cappella
Deputy Director, American Law Institute

Ms. Cappella manages the ALI’s Philadelphia office and works on the development, evaluation, and administration of ALI projects. She formerly served as the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, the agency responsible for overseeing judicial misconduct. Ms. Cappella clerked for Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Michael D. Green Michael D. Green
Bess and Walter Williams Distinguished Chair, Wake Forest University School of Law

Professor Green currently serves as a Co-Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical Harm, a publication of the prestigious American Law Institute. Mike is a co-author of one of the best selling Torts casebook and of the most popular Products Liability texts. He was ranked as the 6th most cited law professor writing about torts and product liability in a recent survey. Read More »
Lance Liebman Lance Liebman
William S. Beinecke Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Director American Law Institute

Professor Liebman has been a visiting professor and lecturer at numerous schools, including Maharajah Sayajirao University in Baroda, India, where he served as the Visiting Fulbright Professor of Law. Professor Liebman was a law clerk to Justice Byron White, U.S. Supreme Court, 1967-68. He also worked as Assistant to Mayor Lindsay on transportation and community issues in New York City. Read More »
William C. Powers, Jr. William C. Powers, Jr.
President, University of Texas
Hines H. Baker and Thelma Kelley Baker Chair
University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas School of Law

President Powers currently serves as a Co-Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical Harm, a publication of the prestigious American Law Institute. He served as Dean of the University of Texas School of Law from 2000 to 2005. President Powers was a law clerk to Judge Eugene Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1973 to 1974. Read More »
Roberta Ramo Roberta Ramo
Shareholder, Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, PA
President, American Law Institute

Mrs. Ramo concentrates her practice in the areas of mediation, arbitration, business law, real estate, probate and estate planning. She has particular experience in working with large corporations on strategic and long-range planning. In 1995-96, she was the first woman elected president of the American Bar Association, the world's largest organization of attorneys. Mrs. Ramo is also a member of the State of New Mexico Board of Finance and is on the Executive Committee of Albuquerque Economic Development. Read More »
 
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