Partner and National Trial Chair, Robins Kaplan LLP; Immediate Past President, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
A leading class-action attorney, Roman Silberfeld secured a $319 million judgment against Walt Disney in the largest verdict ever in a Hollywood accounting lawsuit. The IATL is an exclusive body of civil and criminal trial lawyers (prosecutors and defense) that strives to promote reforms in the law, facilitate the administration of justice, promote the rule of law internationally, and evaluate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession. He is co-chair of The National Judicial College Board of Visitors.
Hon. Benes Z. Aldana (Ret.)
President & CEO, The National Judicial College
Benes Aldana recently began his sixth year as head of the NJC, the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely attended school for judges. He joined the College following a distinguished 22-year career in the United States Coast Guard where he became the first Asian-Pacific (Filipino) American to serve as chief trial judge of a U.S. military branch.
Faculty Director, Civil Justice Research Initiative
Andrew Bradt is Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches and writes on Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, and Remedies. In 2018, he was appointed by the Counselor to the Chief Justice of the United States to the Supreme Court Fellows Program’s Academic Advisory Board.
Reginald M. Turner, Jr.
President, American Bar Association
As president of the ABA, Reginald Turner heads the world’s largest voluntary association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals. He is past president
of the National Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan and served as chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and the ABA Commission on the Lawyer’s Role in Assuring Every Child a Quality Education.
Hon. Anne M. Burke
Chief Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Anne Burke has been a Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court since 2006 and Chief since 2019. A longtime advocate for children and disabled persons, she was a founder of the Special Olympics in 1968 and chaired the lay National Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which investigates accusations of clerical sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.