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

  • Kylie Byron

    Kylie Byron


    Kylie Byron is a solo practitioner in Chicago specializing in Queer/Trans Legal Issues  She received her JD from the Washington University School of Law in 2014

    Term: March 2017 – March 2018

  • Bernadette Harrigan

    Bernadette Harrigan


    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

  • Dale Noll

    Dale Noll


    Dale Noll is an associate in the Miami office of Akerman LLP  His practice focuses on fiduciary litigation and estate planning  He regularly represents fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and other interested parties in high conflict, complex, and high-profile guardianship, trust, and probate matters  Dale has also served in leadership roles in local

  • Brian Esser

    Brian Esser


    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


    Eduardo Juarez is a Supervisory 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