Governance

Governance Committee

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

  • Ana Christian

    Ana Christian

    Chair

    Ana Christian is an associate in the Health Care practice group at Polsinelli, LLP in Los Angeles Ana focuses her health care practice on clinical research transactions and compliance Ana drafts and negotiates all manner of clinical research contracts, including clinical trial agreements, assignment and assumption agreements, confidentiality agreements, and

  • Kylie Byron

    Kylie Byron

    Member

    Kylie Byron is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP  She received her JD 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

  • Bernadette Harrigan

    Bernadette Harrigan

    Member

    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 been a practicing

  • Brian Esser

    Brian Esser

    Member

    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

  • Eduardo Juarez

    Eduardo Juarez

    Member

    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