The Governance Committee is one of the most influential committees of the board. The committee not only maintains and updates the bylaws and policies, but creates the nominating committee which has the task of making recommendations annually to the board of directors, including recommendations for At-large Directors. Further, the governance committee recruits new board members and is tasked with ensuring that each board member is equipped with the proper tools and motivation to carry out his or her responsibilities.
Members of the Governance Committee
Kylie Byron is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She received her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in 2014. Kylie’s practice focuses on consumer and credit reporting, background checks, and wage and hour litigation. Kylie also consults and speaks on employment-related legal issues facing the transgender cRead More
Nicole Dogwill is an established litigation partner at Joseph & Cohen, P.C. in San Francisco. She advises and defends leading established and start-up companies, as well as their directors and officers, in complex and class action litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty, securities, fraud, antitrust, unfair competition/business practices,Read More
Brian Esser Brian Esser is a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Brian Esser. His practice focuses on family law and LGBT couples. Previously, he was a member of the Litigation group in the New York office of Baker & Hostetler LLP. His practice focused on complex and general civil litigation and corporate investigations, with a particular emRead More
Bernadette Harrigan is an AVP & Counsel in MassMutual’s Law Dep’t. She joined the company’s Dispute Resolution Division in 2007. Bernadette handles national class actions and other litigation matters for Mass Mutual. She also provides pre-litigation counseling, legal training and works on various special projects for the company. She has beRead More
Eduardo Juarez is a Senior Trial Attorney with the San Antonio Field Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where he litigates individual, class and systemic lawsuits under the federal civil rights statutes prohibiting employment discrimination. In August 2011, he worked on detail as Special Assistant to EEOC Commissioner Chai FeldblRead More
Jeremy Protas is a partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP in Chicago. Jeremy’s practice focuses on securing patent protection in the United States and abroad, counseling clients on patent-related matters, and participating in complex patent litigation. He also serves on the firm’s Diversity and Pro Bono Committees. Jeremy holds a J.D. from DRead More