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Victor Abreu

J.D., City University of New York School of Law
B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook

​Professor Abreu is assistant federal defender for the Capital Habeas Corpus Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Since 1999, he has represented indigent death row prisoners in all aspects of state and federal post-conviction proceedings. He was previously assistant federal defender for the Southern District of Texas.​

Course(s): Death Penalty Law

The Honorable Daniel J. Anders

​J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A., Lehigh University

Judge Anders has served as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County since 2007. He is currently assigned to the Trial Division-Civil, where he oversees the case management and trial of major civil cases. He was previously assigned to the Trial Division-Criminal and the Family Court Division. Judge Anders routinely lectures to judges, lawyers and law students on Pennsylvania civil law and the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence. He is the General Editor for Ohlbaum on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence as well as three legal practice guides published by LexisNexis: Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice, Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice, and Pennsylvania Civil Discovery. Judge Anders currently serves on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rules Committee.

Course(s): Pennsylvania Practice

Kenneth G. Andres, Jr.

J.D., Capital University Law School
B.A., Swarthmore College

Kenneth G. Andres is an accomplished trial lawyer. He has been named a “Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer” in both New Jersey Monthly in and South Jersey Magazine, and was also named as “the Top Civil Trial Lawyer” by South Jersey Magazine and “Top Certified Civil Trial Attorney” by SJ Magazine. He has previously taught as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University - Camden School of Law.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Elton Anglada

J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.S., Trenton State College


Professor Anglada is a chief attorney at the Philadelphia Defender Association. He is also the chief of the Juvenile Defender Association of Philadelphia (JDAP), a professional association of attorneys who represent juveniles in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Professor Anglada has previously taught criminal defense clinics at University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Course(s): Juvenile Justice Law

Daniel E. Bacine

J.D., Villanova University School of Law
B.S., Temple University

​Professor Bacine is a partner with Barrack, Rodos & Bacine. An experienced civil litigator in both the federal and state courts, he has tried jury and non-jury securities and commercial cases, and has been appointed lead or co-lead counsel in various securities and consumer class actions. Professor Bacine is currently serving as vice-chair of the Jewish Publishing Group and also serves on the board of the Philadelphia chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.​

Course(s): Class Actions and Other Complex Litigation

Michael S. Berger

J.D., with honors, George Washington University
B.A., Indiana University

Professor Michael Berger is an award-winning medical malpractice attorney. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed by numerous publications, including Super Lawyers, as a top attorney. Prior to teaching at the law school he was an adjunct clinical professor at Rutgers University Law School.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

David J. Berney

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
Ph.D., New School for Social Research
B.A., magna cum laude, Lehigh University

Professor Berney is the managing partner of Berney & Sang, specializing in special education law. As a special education practitioner, he has represented hundreds of families in special education disputes. He also regularly serves as a guest columnist for the Legal Intelligencer for its education law column. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission specially retained Professor Berney to represent it in an action against the Reading School District alleging racial disparities in educational programming and services. From 2008-2018, Philadelphia Magazine has named David a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Course(s): Special Education Law

The Honorable Mark I. Bernstein

J.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Law
B.A., St. John's College

Judge Bernstein has has served as a judge of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania since April, 1987. Judge Bernstein is the author of the comprehensive commentary on Pennsylvania Evidence published by Gann Press. He is the recipient of the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice, Inc. Award and the Lawdragon Magazine "100 Best Judges in the United States." He has taught judges and lawyers across the U.S., including teaching at the National Judicial College. He designed the Philadelphia case management system, which brings all civil cases to trial within two years and has made the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas a model for state court case management.

Course(s): Advanced Evidence; Pennsylvania Practice; Trial Advocacy

Nadeem A. Bezar

J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
M.A., University of Massachusetts
B.A., Bates College

Professor Bezar is a partner with Kline & Specter, where his practice focuses on medical negligence, catastrophic personal injury and child abuse and human trafficking cases. Previously, he was a partner with Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar, where his practice concentrated on medical negligence and other cases involving catastrophic personal injuries. He has obtained seven-figure verdicts in cases that seemed like longshots, earning him recognition from the Legal Intelligencer as a Rising Star Among the Minority Bar.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Erica Briant

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., Reed College

Professor Briant is a Legal Fellow with Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps, where she helps low-income clients in removing barriers to employment by seeking expungements of their criminal records, pardons, legal name changes, childline registry appeals and employment discrimination claims.

Course(s): Justice Lawyering Seminar

Deborah Butler

J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
​Occidental College

Deborah is an accomplished commercial attorney who has spent the last 15+ years building and leading global information management programs for Fortune 500 companies. As the Chief Privacy Officer for Unisys Corporation and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer) and the Director of Knowledge Assurance at Dell, she helped these companies mitigate their information risk and maximize their information value. Currently, she manages cybersecurity compliance matters and performs executive reporting for compliance purposes at BB&T.

Course(s): Legal Strategies in Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance

John Cannan

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
MLS, University of Maryland College of Library and Information Science

Professor Cannan is a research and instructional services librarian at the law school's Legal Research Center. He has practiced historic preservation and land use law in Baltimore and was assistant law librarian at the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library in Maryland. Previously, he was a legal information analyst with the Law Library of Congress. His 2013 article, "A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act," was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2015 ruling that allowed for the ongoing provision of federal subsidies for health care in states that did not set up their own exchanges.

Course(s): Intellectual Property Legal Research

David J. Caputo

L.L.M., ​Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University

Professor Caputo is a partner at Kline & Specter. A former federal prosecutor, Caputo’s practice includes the full range of catastrophic injury litigation handled by the firm and representing individuals pursuing claims under the federal False Claims Act and IRS and SEC whistleblower programs.

Course(s): Federal Criminal Law

James Ottavio Castagnera

​J.D., Order of the Coif, Case Western Reserve Law School
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
M.A., Kent State University
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College​

Jim Castagnera has worked as a lawyer, journalist and university professor for more than 40 years. For 22 years he has been Rider University's associate provost & legal counsel for academic affairs. Before that, he was an employment, labor and IP lawyer with Philadelphia's Saul Ewing law firm. He has taught at the University of Texas--Austin; Penn's Wharton School of Business; the Widener University School of Law, and at Rider. He has published 21 books, most recently "Riding the Fifth Wave in Higher Education: A Survival Guide for the New Normal" (NY: Peter Lang 2018). He also is a shareholder and consultant with Holland Media Services LLC, a writing, editing, training and consulting firm located in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Course(s): Human Resource Compliance; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Employment Law

Scott J. Ciocco

J.D., magna cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
B.A., La Salle University

Professor Ciocco, a partner at Astor, Weiss, Kaplan & Mandel, LLP, focuses his practice on real estate development and general corporate matters. He has represented developers, commercial landholders of stabilized projects, trustees and stalking horse buyers in bankruptcy or distressed asset sales, corporate and industrial clients, national and regional retailers, and developers of alternative energy projects. Previously, he was a shareholder in a New Jersey-based law firm and served as general counsel and vice president for a commercial real estate management and development company.

Course(s): Real Estate Transactions

Rocco C. Cipparone, Jr.

​J.D., magna cum laudeUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., summa cum laude, Saint Joseph's University

Professor Cipparone is an accomplished criminal defense attorney with over two decades of criminal trial experience. He has served as a federal prosecutor and clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, former Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Cipparone has taught Criminal Practice as part of the adjunct faculty at Rutgers University School of Law-Camden.

Course(s): Intro to Trial Advocacy

Merritt A. Cole

J.D., with honors, University of Connecticut School of Law
B.A., cum laude, Yale University

Professor Cole has extensive experience in securities and corporate law matters, including public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments and control contests, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance and corporate governance. He is counsel at Earp Cohn, P.C., where he represents a broad range of business clients including development-stage companies, publicly-held companies and financial institutions. Previously he was a branch chief in the Division of Market Regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Course(s): Securities Regulation

Gaetano D'Andrea

​J.D., Widener University School of Law
B.A., Loyola University Maryland

Professor D'Andrea is an assistant district attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney's office. There, he prosecutes homicide cases from preliminary hearings through trial. He has also litigated cases out of the charging unit and trial unit.

Course(s): Advanced Trial Advocacy: Courtroom Technology & Advocacy

Lisa Detwiler

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A., cum laude, Mount Holyoke College

Professor Detwiler has practiced banking and securities law for the past 30 years. She currently works as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of FS Investment Solutions. Previously she worked for Bank of New York Mellon, as the general counsel of the separately managed account business unit. She was a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP and served as Chief Counsel of the PA Department of Banking and an attorney at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Course(s): Legal Regulation of Investment Advisers

Tracey E. Diamond

J.D., Columbia University School of Law
B.A., Tufts University

Professor Diamond is an attorney for Pepper Hamilton LLP specializing in employment law, human resources counseling and employment litigation. She clerked for U.S. District Judge Shirley Wohl Kram in the Southern District of New York before handling employment discrimination cases with the New York firm Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler and later Philadelphia's Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young.

Course(s): Contract Drafting; Employment Law

Carolyne Dilgard-Clark

​J.D., magna cum laude, Rutgers Law School-Camden
B.S., Georgetown University

Professor Dilgard-Clark runs a boutique practice that focuses on commercial transactions, formations, and governance issues. Before starting her own business, she was a corporate attorney at Dechert LLP and clerked for the Honorable Joseph E. Irenas.

Course(s): Contract Drafting

Samantha Evans

​B.A., suma cum laude, King’s College - Wilkes-Barre

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Veronica J. Finkelstein

J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law
B.A., with honors, Pennsylvania State University

Finkelstein currently works as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has served as the training officer and paralegal supervisor for the civil division and has taught at the National Advocacy Center on ethics, appellate advocacy, legal writing, and trial practice. In 2014 she was awarded the Executive Office of United States Attorneys Director’s Award for Superior Performance as a Civil Assistant United States Attorney. Finkelstein serves as adjunct faculty of law at Drexel Law, Emory Law, and Rutgers Law.

Course(s): Appellate Advocacy; Sales; Criminal Law (Master of Legal Studies Program); Corrections Law (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Dayna Finkelstein

​J.D., magna cum laude, Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Finkelstein is a partner at Blank Rome, where she concentrates her practice in commercial real estate matters. She represents real estate owners, borrowers, developers, tenants, and stakeholders in both local and national transactions involving a wide range of asset classes. She has significant experience representing Real Estate Investment Trusts in both single asset and portfolio transactions. She also counsels private equity firms and other sophisticated corporate clients on the real estate aspects of mergers, stock purchases and other corporate transactions across a wide range of industries.

Course(s): Contract Drafting

Jordan L. Fischer

J.D., summa cum laude, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law​
B.S., University of Delaware

Professor Fischer is co-founder and managing partner of XPAN Law Group, LLC. She has varied experience in international law having clerked for the Vice-President Koen Lenaerts in the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. While attending law school, she served as Symposium Editor on the Drexel Law Review, where she organized a daylong symposium, “Building Global Professionalism.” She also served on the board of the International Law and Human Rights Society, interned for the Honorable Juan R. Sànchez in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and completed a co-op at the International Bridges to Justice in Geneva, Switzerland.

Course(s): European Union Law

Lloyd Freeman

J.D., Rutgers Law School
B.B.A., Howard University

Professor Freeman is a partner in the business litigation group at Archer & Greiner, P.C., where he concentrates his practice in commercial and complex matters involving consumer fraud, real property, franchise, business torts and other issues related to business and contractual disputes. As a member of Archer Discovery Strategies -- the firm's practice group dedicated to eDiscovery litigation and document management practices -- Professor Freeman has extensive experience managing electronic discovery in complex state and federal matters. The recipient of many awards, Professor Freeman was recently named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the National Bar Association and one of the Most Influential Black Lawyers in America by Savoy Magazine.

Course(s): E-Discovery & Digital Evidence

Harold H. Fullmer

J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.S., University of Pennsylvania

​Professor Fullmer, a partner at Baker Hostetler, focuses his practice on electrical, mechanical and computer science litigation. In addition to acquiring, enforcing and licensing patents, Professor Fullmer also has experience as an engineer and project manager for the Allis-Chalmers Company and has worked in research and development, focusing on mathematical modeling and computational fluid dynamics.

Course(s): Patent Prosecution

Jill S. Garabedian

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware

Professor Garabedian is an associate at Wade, Goldstein, Landau & Abruzzo where she concentrates her practice in physician transactional matters, including employment negotiations, regulatory issues, as well as assisting physicians with employment matters. She also is involved in estate planning and trust and estate administration.

Course(s): Writing Strategies for the Bar Exam

Alan E. Garfield

J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California at Los Angeles
B.A., magna cum laude, Brandeis University

Professor Garfield is a Distinguished Professor of Law at Widener University having taught Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Contracts, Copyright, Media Law, International Intellectual Property Law, International and Comparative Copyright Law, Corporate Takeovers, and Comparative Corporate Law. He is also the author of "Bench Press" for Delaware's The News Journal, a monthly column on constitutional law topics and cases before the Supreme Court.

Course(s): Copyright

Sharon Geller

B.S., Temple University

Professor Geller has been a professional actor, writer, director and entertainer for over 20 years, performing on "Saturday Night Live," handling radio and TV commercials, voice-overs and stage work, in addition to appearing in M. Night Shyamalan's "Sixth Sense" and "Wide Awake." For the past 15 years, she has taught comedy improvisation at the Walnut Street Theatre and socio-drama/improvisation at Temple University's Full Circle Intergenerational Theatre, where she has also served as artistic director.

Course(s): Improvisation for Lawyers

Patrick J. Gibbons

J.D., Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
B.A., B.S., University of Scranton

Professor Gibbons is a shareholder with Ryan, Brown, Berger & Gibbons, PC where he represents major insurers, handling litigation, mediations and arbitrations. Previously, he was an associate with Labrum and Doak of Philadelphia and with Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn of Wilkes-Barre.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Michael Gioffre

J.D., Delaware Law School
M.B.A., Goizueta School of Business, Emory University
B.A., University of Delaware

Professor Gioffre was the chief compliance and ethics officer at Voya Financial, formerly known as ING. Previously, he served as chief compliance officer for ING Investment Management. He has also served as counsel for Aeltus Investment Management and for AIG.

Course(s): Risk Assessment & Management; Broker-Dealer Regulation

Daniel J. Goettle

L.L.M., Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., George Washington University Law School
B.S., United States Coast Guard Academy

Professor Goettle is co-leader of BakerHostetler's national Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Science Litigation team. He represents technology companies in patent litigation in the field of computer science, with an emphasis on computer security and the electrical-engineering arts. He has represented a multinational computer company multiple times in federal court, as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission. In addition to litigation, Professor Goettle performs inter parties review and reexamination work before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Professor Goettle started his intellectual property career obtaining patents in the computer science and electrical engineering fields. Prior to entering private practice, Dan served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 12 years, first as a line officer and then as a lawyer. Dan argued dozens of criminal courts martial appeals and negotiated new treaties at two United Nations organizations.

Course(s): Patent Litigation and Strategy

C. Mitchell Goldman

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania
A.B., Bowdoin College

Professor Goldman retired as a partner with Duane Morris, LLP where his practice focused on the corporate aspects of healthcare delivery, with an emphasis on structuring corporate transactions between providers, advising clients on the impact of government regulation, creating strategies to improve reimbursement and developing startup healthcare related business opportunities. A former vice president of Managed Care Strategies, Inc. and a former legislative assistant to former Sen. Walter F. Mondale, he founded GLS Associates, Inc., providing management consulting to healthcare providers for 20 years. He is currently the CEO of Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, a regional dental support organization, that provides management support to dental practices.

Course(s): Health Care Finance

Sara M. Goldstein

J.D., with honors, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law​
B.A., Smith College

Sara M. Goldstein, Esq. is a privacy and data protection attorney at BakerHostetler in Philadelphia. She was previously general counsel for MRO, a leader in the secure, compliant and efficient exchange of Protected Health Information. At MRO, Professor Goldstein provided legal direction and guidance for the company and for overseeing MRO’s compliance with HIPAA. In addition, Professor Goldstein writes about the different legal issues surrounding Release of Information for various publications and speaks to healthcare organizations across the country about compliance with federal and state laws related to health information privacy and security. Professor. Goldstein holds a B.A. from Smith College and received her JD with honors from the Kline School of Law.

Course(s): Patients and Privacy (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Rob Henninger

​LL.M., Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., with honors, Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.B.A., summa cum laude, Temple University

My entire adult working life has been devoted to labor unions and labor law. My early work history, includes organizing a shower door factory for the Teamsters and working as a lecturer for Teamsters Joint Council No. 53 (Philadelphia) Organizing School. After law school, I worked for over 20 years as a union-side labor attorney at several law firms in Philadelphia, followed by seven years as a labor mediator for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. I know work as an Arbitrator for the State of New Jersey. My personal interests include blues music, travel (including Galapagos, various places in the U.S., including the Grand Canyon and Alaska, and Canada), dogs (especially black labs), and sports (Go Phils! Go Flyers!).

Course(s): Labor Law

J. Patrick Hickey

J.D., Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
B.A., Boston College

Professor Hickey is a partner with Raffaele & Puppio, LLP where he heads the Litigation Department and handles general litigation, personal injury law, automobile liability, construction accidents, workers' compensation law and criminal defense. Previously, he was a supervising attorney with Jenkins, Wolf, Rubinate, Styliades & Hasson and an assistant district attorney in Berks County.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Peter J. Hoffman

​J.D., Temple University School of Law
M.A. in Public Affairs, State University of New York
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College

Peter Hoffman is a member of the board of directors and chair of the Professional Liability Group at Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He focuses his practice on professional liability including medical malpractice and legal malpractice, commercial litigation, construction, products liability, toxic torts and insurance coverage. He has handled complex antitrust, securities, class action, creditors' rights and intellectual property matters as well as ERISA and real estate litigation. Hoffman earned his JD from the Temple University Beasley School of Law and has an MA in Public Affairs from the State University of New York. A fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Professor Hoffman also served on the Pennsylvania Senate Select Committee on Medical Malpractice and Gov. Rendell's Task Force on Medical Malpractice. He is an appointee to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Civil Procedural Rules Committee, has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and has written and co-authored numerous articles and chapters in legal publications.

Course(s): Law of Medical Malpractice

Kevin Huang

​J.D., cum laude, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
B.A.S., University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Professor Huang is Managing Director and Counsel for Ardelis Health, a consulting firm providing strategic marketing, management, regulatory and compliance consulting to clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to working at Ardelis, he was an associate at Dilworth Paxson where he focused his practice in the areas of insolvency and restructuring as well as commercial and general litigation, and specialized in the field of commercial bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. Professor Huang has handled both the defense and prosecution of claims in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Course(s): Writing Strategies for the Bar Exam

Keisha Hudson

​J.D., Cornell Law School
B.S., Cornell University

Professor Hudson is an assistant federal defender in the capital habeas unit of the Federal Community Defender in Philadelphia. She represents clients on Pennsylvania and Delaware death row appeals in federal and state courts. Prior to her time there she was an assistant defender at the Defender Association where she represented indigent clients in Mental Health Court.

Course(s): Punishment and Society

Aaron J. Hurley

J.D., Gonzaga University
LL.M., University of Washington
M.B.A., Syracuse University
B.A., Augustana University

Professor Hurley is a compliance professional for US Bank Wealth Management and Security Services. Prior to this role, he administered fiduciary accounts with the national practice group for two of the five largest banks in the United State.

Course(s): Regulation of Investment Companies

Margaret L. Hutchinson

J.D., University of Richmond School of Law
B.A., College of William and Mary

Professor Hutchinson is chief of the Civil Division of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She focuses on health care fraud, defense procurement fraud and environmental violations. She has handled investigations involving home-health aide agency improprieties, pharmaceutical pricing issues, cost-reporting fraud and research fraud tied to National Institutes of Health grants.

Course(s): Health Care Fraud

Daniela Ivancikova

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Master of Management, Comenius University
Bachelor of Business Management, Comenius University​

Professor Ivancikova is the Assistant General Counsel for AAA where she provides legal advice and guidance on broad range of issues and in wide variety of circumstances in order to enhance ability of organization’s officers, managing directors, and directors to make informed business decisions in manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and professional and business ethics. Previously, she served as a deputy attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General for New Jersey where she served as counsel to the Department of Education, Stockton College, Department of Corrections, Juvenile Justice Commission, New Jersey State Policy, and State Board of Examiners. Professor Ivancikova has also served as an associate at White and Williams LLP.

Course(s): Corrections Law (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Laura Jacobus

​JD, Santa Clara University School of Law
BA, Santa Clara University School of Law

Professor Jacobus currently serves as an ethics and compliance consultant to various high tech and other industry clients. Laura has held both legal and strategic business operations leadership roles at global high tech companies, including Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. She approaches compliance and ethics with a broad view and an emphasis on cross-functional ownership and implementation. Laura is an attorney licensed to practice in California with a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts in English, both from Santa Clara University.

Course(s): Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting; Risk Assessment and Management

William F. Johnson

L.L.M., New York University School of Law
J.D., New York University School of Law
A.B., College of the Holy Cross

Professor Johnson is a former partner of the Riverdale, N.J. firm, Johnson, Murphy, Hubner, McKeon, Wubbenhorst, Bucco & Appelt, PC, where his practice focused on commercial and multi-family real estate development, commercial and residential mortgage reviews, corporate and commercial defense work, health and hospital law and personal injury defense litigation. Before coming to Drexel, Professor Johnson was an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.

Course(s): Civil Litigation Remedies

Arnold C. Joseph

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Hamilton College

Professor Joseph served as general counsel to Golden Boy Promotions, LLC, a Los Angeles, California based professional boxing promoter owned by former professional boxer Oscar De la Hoya. Currently, he serves as counsel to Haymon Sports, LLC, which advises professional boxers, including Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia, Errol Spence and at least 100 others. He has negotiated and drafted agreements with television networks, Arenas, sponsors and boxers. He has also tried numerous boxing contract disputes to verdict.

Course(s): Sports Law; Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Odia Kagan

LL.B., Tel Aviv University School of Law
LL.M., Temple University Beasley School of Law

Professor Kagan is an of counsel attorney at Ballard Spahr where she advises clients on compliance with privacy and data security regulations as well as on privacy aspects of acquisition transactions, joint ventures, and engagements of third-party vendors. She closely follows legal developments and emerging technologies and analyzes their implications on clients’ businesses. Previously, she was an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, LLP where she focused her practice on international, corporate and securities law and technology and IP transactions. Professor Kagan was also a partner in the Tel Aviv, Israel, firm Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Nov Yagur and the founder of OKaganLaw, an independent law office. Kagan also served in the Israel Defense Forces as First Lieutenant in the Military Advocate General's Unit.

Course(s): Internet Law

Brian Kent

LL.M., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware

Professor Kent is a partner at Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP where his practice focuses on construction accidents, medical malpractice and products liability. He received numerous accolades as a member of Temple University's National Trial Team. Professor Kent currently serves as chair of the American Ireland Fund - Young Leaders of Philadelphia and is on the board of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Ron Krauss

​J.D., New York University
A.B., cum laude, Princeton University

Professor Krauss is Assistant Federal Public Defender, Appeals in the Office of the Federal Defender - Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Course(s): Appellate Advocacy

Leonid Kravets

J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.S., Johns Hopkins University

Professor Leonid Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP focusing on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactional law, including patent applications and responses to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in wide range of technology areas, including software, gaming, e-commerce, imaging, communications,networking, consumer electronics, and computer architecture. Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, Professor Kravets was a patent consultant identifying, evaluating and prosecuting technological patent portfolios. He is also a former patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and frequent contributor to TechCrunch, on the topics property and patent law. He has been quoted in Time, Forbes and the Huffington Post on patent related topics.

Course(s): Transactional Lawyering

Louis Lappen

​J.D., Duke University School of Law

Professor Lappen is the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and leads an office of 130 attorneys. He oversees the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the federal government; the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and the collection of debts owed the federal government which are administratively uncollectible. Previously, he was First Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Course(s): Federal Criminal Law

Bryan Lentz

​J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Georgetown University
A.A., Valley Forge Military College

Professor Lentz is a trial lawyer at Bochetto & Lentz focusing on employment law, non-compete, products liability, and catastrophic injury. Lentz represented the 161st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly for two terms and then served as Chief of the Philadelphia Regional Gun Violence Task Force before returning to private practice.

Course(s): Trial Advocacy

Bruce A. Levine

​M.P.A., University of Pennsylvania, Fels Center of Government
J.D., New York University, School of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, Hamilton College

Bruce A. Levine has over 30 years of experience in academia and the fields of law, management consulting, start-up management, and economic and workforce development. He has been associated with some of the leading firms and organizations in their respective industries: Skadden Arps in law; Deloitte and Booz Allen in management consulting; and Fantus in economic development consulting and site selection. Throughout his consulting career and tenure as c-level executive in two start-ups, Mr. Levine’s focus has been on strategic planning and strategy implementation. Currently, he is Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Education Policy and Global and International Education Program in the School of Education, Drexel University, and is the Director of Drexel’s Washington, D.C. Center.

Course(s): Legal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety

Jane Massey Licata

Ph.D., University of Hawaii,
​J.D., Rutgers-Camden School of Law,
B.A., Western Maryland College,

Professor Licata posesses a strong technical background in biology and biochemistry having received her Ph.D. in 1978. A practicing attorney since 1984, Dr. Licata has extensive experience in biotechnology patent prosecution practice and FDA regulatory compliance and approvals.

Course(s): Food and Drug Law

Laurel W. Lichty

​LLM, George Washington University Law School
LLB, (Hons), City University London
MSc, London School of Economics
BA, University of California at Santa Cruz (Honors in the Major, College Honors)

Professor Lichty specializes in regulatory compliance management, government contract compliance, global anti-corruption programs, FCPA compliance and anti money-laundering investigations. She currently serves in the US Federal Government Markets Division of Motorola Solutions Inc. She previously served as Vice President of Compliance Services in a legal processing outsourcing firm where her clients were Fortune 50-500 companies in highly regulated industries including: financial services, pharmaceutical and medical devices, insurance, and technology and telecommunication. Prof Lichty’s experience incorporates global legal issues and international compliance, and includes work with the World Bank and the United Nations. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and active in the ACC National Capital Region Chapter.

Course(s): Introduction to the U.S Legal System

Jeffrey Marc Lindy

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Cornell University

Professor Lindy is a well accomplished criminal defense attorney and complex commercial litigator. His firm represents companies and individuals under investigation for, or charged with, white collar crimes and in related civil and administrative litigation. Professor Lindy formerly served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where he prosecuted federal crimes including mail fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and narcotics trafficking. Prior to working in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served as a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in New York.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy - Practice

Justin T. Loughry

J.D., New York University School of Law
B.A., Williams College

Professor Loughry is an owner and partner with Loughry and Lindsay, LLC, where he handles state and federal trial and appellate litigation involving a broad range of criminal and civil matters. A former president of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, he has handled high-profile litigation involving racial profiling by state police in New Jersey and alleged excessive force at Bayside State Prison. He has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law - Camden.

Course(s): Professional Responsibility

David B. MacGregor

J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., magna cum laude, Bucknell University​

Professor MacGregor is a principal at Post & Schell, LLC where he co-chairs the firm's energy and utilities practice group. He is a recognized expert in administrative law, energy law, public utility law and appellate advocacy having litigated numerous proceedings on behalf of various utility companies before state and federal regulatory commissions.

Course(s): Energy Law

Michele M. Mathes

J.D., ​University of Pennsylvania School of Law
B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Michele Mathes is the director of development at the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly. Previously, she directed education, overseeing development of the organization’s long-term care ethics education program. She serves as adjunct faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine, the Institute of Catholic Bioethics of Saint Joseph’s University, and Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Her principal interests are the ethics of aging and of long term care, and conflict resolution.

Course(s): Ethics and Professional Standards (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Peter W. McCann

​J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Pennsylvania State University

Professor McCann is the founder of e3, a legal technology consulting firm that enables law firms and in-house counsel to understand the risks and take advantage of the opportunities that technology provides. McCann has practiced eDiscovery related law since 2004 and is a member of PA Bar Association, the CIVIQ society and was a member of the influential Sedona Conference.

Course(s): Technology & Legal Practice

Maureen McCartney

J.D., Vermont Law School
​B.S., West Chester University

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Julie A. McGrain

J.D., University of Buffalo School of Law
B.A., State University of New York College at Oswego

Professor McGrain is a Assistant Federal Public Defender with the Federal Public Defender for the District of New Jersey. She earned her J.D. with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 1997 and been with the Federal Public Defender’s Office since April 1998. She regularly lectures on issues in federal sentencing and appeals for the Criminal Justice Act Panel in the District of New Jersey. Her prior teaching experience includes undergraduate criminal law courses at DeSales University and Immaculata University.

Course(s): Foundations of Legal Analysis, Writing Strategies for the Bar

Patricia A. McKinney

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., West Chester University

Professor McKinney is a partner at McKinney & George, LLP where her practice focuses on complex capital homicides and appeals. She is a former Assistant Defender for the Defender Association of Philadelphia where she was a member of the Special Defense and Homicide Unit.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Elizabeth K. McManus

​J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., magna cum laude, College of the Holy Cross

Professor McManus has extensive litigation experience and is currently a law clerk for The Honorable Renee Marie Bumb, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, where she researches issues for both civil and criminal cases. She has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was also the director of professional development.

Course(s): Litigation Drafting

Deborah M. Minkoff

J.D., Villanova University School of Law
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College

Professor Minkoff is a member with Cozen O'Connor, where she represents clients in complex insurance litigation, providing strategic legal advice, developing legal arguments in high-exposure cases and serves as a subject matter expert for the Insurance Litigation Department.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Jeffrey Moller

J.D., ​Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Professor Moller is an experienced maritime law practitioner who has parlayed his tort litigation experience into successful representations in shoreside toxic tort and environmental contamination cases over the course of his 25 years of practice. Professor Moller has been a proctor member of the Maritime Law Association since 1988 and currently serves as chairman of the MLA's Committee on Regulation of Vessel Operations and is the business editor of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.

Course(s): Admiralty Law

Jody Mooradian

​J.D., Delaware Law School of Widener University
B.A., University of New Hampshire

Professor Mooradian has been a member of the athletics department staff at Boston College since 2003. In her position, she administers the sports of women's basketball, field hockey, volleyball, cross country, track and field, lacrosse, softball, and rowing. Mooradian oversees the areas of Student Athlete Development, Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning as well as supervising other internal functions of the Department and working with various groups on campus.

Course(s): NCAA Rules II & Enforcement (Master of Legal Studies Program)

The Honorable Steven A. Morley

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
B.A., University of of Wisconsin

Professor Morley is an Immigration Judge with the Philadelphia Immigration Court. Previously, he maintained a private practice focused on immigration law and criminal law. He has argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, and chaired the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Villanova Law School and Rutgers School of Law - Camden.

Course(s): Immigration Litigation; Refugee and Asylum Law

Danie Moss-Velasco

​M.S., Universidad de Valladolid
B.S., Syracuse University

Course(s): Beginning and Intermediate Spanish for Lawyers

Catherine Muldoon

​M.B.A., Drexel University
J.D., Seton Hall University
B.A., Johns Hopkins University


Katherine Muns

​J.D., George Washington University Law School
B.S., Loyola University of Chicago


Michael Murphy

JD, University of Michigan Law School
BA, magna cum laude, Oakland University​

Professor Michael Murphy is general legal counsel and content strategist at BrainDo. Previously, he was a member of the commercial litigation practice group at Blank Rome, providing legal counsel to clients in a wide range of issues arising in complex, commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Professor Murphy was also heavily involved in Blank Rome’s internal electronic discovery policy. Prior to joining Blank Rome, Professor Murphy served as a staff attorney for Justice Sandra Schultz Newman of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Course(s): E-Discovery and Digital Evidence

Shawn Nolan

J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., La Salle University

Professor Nolan is a supervisory assistant federal defender with the Capital Habeas Corpus Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has represented Guantanamo Bay detainees in habeas corpus proceedings in federal court, and handles capital cases on post conviction in state and federal courts. Professor Nolan has taught as an adjunct professor with the Great Lakes College Association.

Course(s): Death Penalty

Robert W. O'Donnell

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Temple University

Professor O'Donnell is a former speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he also served as majority whip and majority leader, sponsoring legislative reforms that strengthened the financial soundness of public pensions in the state and created a vehicle for the financial recovery of the City of Philadelphia. In 1995, he formed O'Donnell Associates, a lobbying and governmental relations firm representing corporate, government and nonprofit clients.

Course(s): State and Local Government Law

Harsinie Panditaratne

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.A., Oglethorpe University

Professor Panditaratne is the founding member of HP Law and focuses her practice on workers compensation, representing self-insured and captive Employers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Course(s): Workers Compensation

David N. Pardys

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Camden
B.A., Rutgers University

Professor Pardys is a partner with Reed Smith, LLP where he counsels publicly held and private companies on executive compensation, equity compensation programs, qualified pension and profit-sharing plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, health and welfare plans, benefit issues in corporate transactions and fiduciary aspects of ERISA. A former attorney in the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, he is an adjunct professor at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.

Course(s): Executive Compensation Law; Federal Income Tax

Michelle Payne

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law
B.A., Bucknell University

Professor Payne is an attorney for the Law Office of Benjamin J. Hinerfeld. She has an extensive background in children’s rights and family law and represented hundreds of children while serving as an Assistant Defender in the Child Advocacy Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She also was an attorney for Delaware County Women Against Rape, Crime Victims Law Project and is a member of the Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court.

Course(s): Writing Strategies for the Bar

Pakapon Phinyowattanachip

J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Michigan State University

Pakapon ("Pak") Phinyowattanachip is an Associate in the Complex Litigation practice group at Reed Smith LLP. His practice focuses on the representation of educational institutions, both at the K-12 and higher education level. Pak routinely advises clients on First Amendment issues, FERPA compliance, privacy issues, student discipline, personnel matters as well as compliance with various civil rights laws, including Title IX, Title VI, Title II of the ADA, and Section 504. Pak also has experience handling employment matters involving issues arising under the ADA, FMLA, Title VII, the ADEA, and the FLSA. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Pak was a law clerk to the Honorable C. Clark Raley, a senior Circuit Court Judge in Maryland.

Course(s): Legal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety

Michael Poulshock

​J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Tufts University

Professor Poulshock specializes in developing rule-based decision support systems that automate legislation, regulations, and policy. He has created systems to automate U.S. tax law, Medicaid eligibility, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, Veterans disability benefits and state health exchanges, among others. He is a director at KPMG and previously was senior knowledge engineer for Droit Financial Technologies, where invented and developed automated compliance technologies for the financial industry. Previously, he was a policy automation specialist at the Exeter Group.

Course(s): Legal Decision Technology

Janice Read

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
M.B.A., Temple University Fox School of Business and Management
B.A., Vassar College

Professor Read is Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Science at Thomson Reuters, where she negotiates and drafts a broad range of complex commercial contracts such as confidentiality agreements, license agreements, services agreements, partnership agreements, and merger & acquisition agreements, among other arrangements.

Course(s): Contract Drafting

Robert J. Romano

LLM, International and Comparative Sports Law, International Law and Business, ​Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE), Madrid Spain​
MS, Sports Management, Columbia University in the City of New York
JD, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
BS, Springfield College

Professor Robert J. Romano's law practice focuses on sports law and sports & entertainment related issues. He is an experienced litigator and contract attorney who has negotiated employment contracts, public appearance, endorsement & marketing and sponsorship agreements for coaches, professional athletes, entertainers, broadcasters and front office personnel. His litigation experience stems from representing world-class athletes, US and International Coaches, NCAA student-athletes, and sports agents before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Basketball Arbitration Tribunal and other alternative dispute tribunals.

Course(s): Sports Law

Gary Rosen

​J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School
B.A., Haverford College

Course(s): Essentials of Intellectual Property

Steven Rothberg

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware

Course(s): Real Estate Transactions

Benjamin V. Sanchez

J.D., magna cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.S., summa cum laude, Villanova University

Professor Sanchez is a practicing real estate attorney and Commissioner of Ward 7 in Abington Township. He was previously an associate at Ballard Spahr LLP in the firm's Real Estate Department and was a member of the Eminent Domain, Real Estate Tax, and Zoning and Land Use Groups. Before joining Ballard, Professor Sanchez worked as a certified public accountant in the audit division of a major accounting firm.

Course(s): Land Use Law

Jennifer Sang

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.A., New York University

Professor Sang is a partner at Berney & Sang, specializing in special education law. As a special education practitioner, Professor Sang has represented hundreds of families in special education disputes. In 2015, The Legal Intelligencer named Jennifer a Lawyer on the Fast Track. In 2017, Philadelphia Magazine named her one of the best attorneys under the age of 40 in Pennsylvania practicing special education law.

Course(s): Special Education Law

Nilam A. Sanghvi

​J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University

Nilam is the Legal Director at the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization that investigates cases of potential wrongful conviction. Previously, she was a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney at the Georgetown Law Appellate Litigation Program and a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. Nilam clerked for the Honorable William B. Shubb in the Eastern District of California and for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro on the Third Circuit. Nilam serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and the Third Circuit Bar Association. In addition to teaching at Drexel, Nilam teaches the Pennsylvania Innocence Project clinics at Temple and Villanova and teaches appellate advocacy at Penn Law.

Course(s): Pennsylvania Innocence Project Practicum

Shira Katz Scanlon

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University
B.A., Rutgers University

Professor Scanlon is a founding partner with Martine, Galemba & Katz Scanlon, P.A. in Voorhees, N.J., a firm that focuses on family law. She clerked for Judge Linda Feinberg of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Course(s): Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Seminar

Lawrence J. Schempp

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Temple University

Professor Schempp is the director of Professional Development and Training at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, a litigation defense firm. He is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive legal and professional skills training programs for entry- and mid-level associates, and courses for all attorneys at the firm on evolving legal issues affecting the litigation practice. Before joining the firm, Professor Schempp was a member of the full-time faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he taught and supervised in the Civil Practice Clinic. Prior to teaching, Professor Schempp had ten years of experience in complex commercial litigation practice in both a large firm and a litigation boutique in Philadelphia.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Lori K. Shemtob

J.D., cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.A., cum laude, University of Massachusetts

Professor Shemtob is a founding partner of Shemtob Law, P.C. where she concentrates her practice exclusively on divorce, which includes handling matters of equitable distribution, alimony, custody, child and spousal support, prenuptial agreements, property settlement agreement and other family law matters. She is an experienced litigator, having handled hundreds of divorce, custody, child and spousal support, and equitable distribution matters for Delaware Valley residents for over 20 years. Professor Shemtob is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, (AAML), a national honor bestowed on only 67 lawyers in Pennsylvania. In 2016, she was inducted as President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the AAML. She is one of 14 lawyers in the State certified by the AAML as a family law arbitrator. She is also a family law mediator.

Course(s): Pennsylvania Family Law Practice

Richard Silfen

​J.D., University of Alabama School of Law
B.A., Baylor University

Professor Silfen is a partner at Duane Morris, where he practices corporate law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, as well as securities.

Course(s): Private Equity

Diana A. Silva

​J.D., magna cum laude, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, St. Joseph’s University

Professor Silva is an associate with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP., where she concentrates her practice in environmental litigation, including statutory contribution and cost recovery actions, toxic tort claims, contractual disputes, and administrative enforcement actions. She also counsels clients on environmental regulatory compliance matters, as well as permitting related to land development issues. Professor Silva previously served as a teaching fellow for the course Writing Strategies for the Bar. As a law student, Professor Silva was a Dean’s Scholar for Civil Procedure and teaching assistant for the Academic Skills Program, and a member of the Drexel Law Review. She was awarded a Best Student Performance Award in Toxic Torts, the course she now co-teaches with Professor Neil S. Witkes.

Course(s): Toxic Torts

Leigh M. Skipper

​J.D., Howard University School of Law
B.S., University of Connecticut

Professor Skipper is the chief federal defender of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pa. As the chief federal defender, he oversees one of the largest federal defender offices in the country, responsible for the training, strategy and supervision of over 60 attorneys as well as investigators, technology and administrative support staff, responsible for federal criminal representation in the trial, appellate and capital habeas units.

Course(s): Sentencing Law

Judy Goldstein Smith

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Smith has been an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania specializing in complex health care, tax, securities, consumer and financial frauds, corruption, terrorism, narcotics and other federal crimes since 1980. She has previously served as an adjunct professor at Villanova University School of Law and Rutgers University School of Law-Camden teaching advanced criminal procedure and criminal litigation courses. She has received numerous Department of Justice awards including the Director's award and awards for her public service. 

Course(s): Health Care Fraud & Abuse

Maya Sosnov

J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School​
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Sosnov is a career law clerk for Judge Anita B. Brody of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is also the Internship Program Director of the Supervision to Aid Reentry (“STAR”) Program (a.k.a. “Federal Reentry Court”), and she established the Federal Reentry Court Clinic. Professor Sosnov previously clerked for Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Course(s): Federal Re-Entry Court Practicum

Christian Spears

​J.D., Ohio State University
M.P.A., Long Beach State University
B.A., University of Washington

Professor Spears is the Deputy Director of Athletics for Eastern Michigan University's NCAA program where he oversees development, marketing, corporate partnership efforts, fan experience and media relations. He also leads strategies to increase ticket sales, merchandise and other revenue streams. Previously, Spears served as the Deputy Director of Athletics and as the sport administrator for the Northern Illinois University football team.

Course(s): NCAA Governance Process (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Lindsay Steussy

J.D., Hamline University School of Law
M.L.S., Indiana University – Bloomington
M.A., Indiana University – Bloomington
B.A., St. Olaf College

Professor Steussy is a research and instructional services librarian at the law school's Legal Research Center. Previously, she was a library fellow at Hamline University School of Law. Prior to law school, she worked in technical services at the University of Colorado Libraries in Boulder.

Course(s): Health Law Legal Research, Tax Law Legal Research

Jordan Strauss

J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Bemis Merit Scholarship
B.A., Hampshire College

Professor Strauss was a Director for Incident Management at the White House National Security Council Staff under President Obama, a Senior Legal Advisor and the Deputy Justice Attaché for Afghanistan, and the first Director of Preparedness and Response at the United States Department of Justice’s National Security Division – the most senior lawyer devoted to national security crisis and emergency issues. Professor Strauss focuses his practice on investigations, crisis management, and complex problem-solving for entities and individuals. He previously taught at American University’s Washington College of Law. He began his career as a law clerk to Judge Clarence C. Newcomer of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, then joined the United States Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, where he investigated and litigated False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act matters, and developed a specialty in disaster fraud issues. He has tried several cases to jury verdict.

Course(s): National Security Law

Jack Stucker

​J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware

Professor Stucker is staff attorney at Regional Housing Legal Services where he supports an initiative to end chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia.

Course(s): Justice Lawyering Seminar

Eric Tars

​J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Haverford College

Professor Tars is senior attorney at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, where he focuses on human rights and children's rights programs. Before joining NLCHP, he was a fellow with Global Rights' U.S. Racial Discrimination Program and consulted with Columbia University Law School's Human Rights Institute and the US Human Rights Network.

Course(s): International Human Rights Advocacy

Anne Taylor

​J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Yale University

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Robert Tomilson

J.D., Washington University School of Law
M.A., University of Illinois
B.A., University of New Hampshire

Professor Tomilson is a member of Clark Hill’s Insurance Practice Group, where he advises both insurers and reinsurers in their transactions as well as disputes involving life, health, disability, personal accident, property, casualty, and annuity products and policies. He regularly represents clients in domestic and international arbitration subject to UNCITRAL, ICC, AAA and ARIAS rules and he has been a testifying expert in such proceedings. Professor Tomilson is an adviser to the American Law Institute for an upcoming treatise, "Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance." He is a published author and was a DAAD-Fulbright Scholar in Regensburg, Germany. Prior to returning to private practice, he was senior counsel at CIGNA Corporation, where he managed all legal aspects of the company's reinsurance operations.

Course(s): Insurance Law

Tracy Tripp

J.D., cum laude, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Professor Tripp is an assistant defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia where she represents Philadelphia's underserved, indigent criminal defendants in Municipal and Common Please Court. She has worked in the City of Philadelphia's law department on a variety of cases as well as the Federal Community Defender Organization.

Course(s): Criminal Procedure: Investigations (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Colleen Vallen

​B.S., Rutgers University-Camden

Professor Vallen is a partner in the Citrin Cooperman’s Valuation and Forensic Services practice in Philadelphia. As an expert in the field of forensic and investigative accounting, she focuses on forensic and fraud investigations, the preparation of financial damage analysis and litigation support.


Jane W. Voegele

J.D., summa cum laude, Villanova University School of Law
B.S., B.A., magna cum laude, Villanova University

Professor Voegele has taught at Drexel since 2013 and previously taught legal methods at the Widener University School of Law for several years. She formerly served as a law clerk for Judge J. William Ditter, Jr. and for Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to clerking she was a labor and employment law associate at Dechert.

Course(s): Litigation Drafting, Pretrial Advocacy

Danielle M. Weiss

​J.D., James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple University
B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

Danielle M. Weiss, Esquire is a Partner at Haines & Associates, where for more than a decade she has successfully represented individuals and small-business clients in high stakes trial matters. She is a life-long resident of the Philadelphia area. She earned a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania (2002), and a J.D. from the James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple University (2005). Danielle is also a proud alumna of The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA. Danielle is active in the community, serving, among other positions and organizations, on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and on the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America.

Course(s): Community Lawyering Clinic

Rashida T. West

​J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Yale University​

Professor West is the director for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs at the law school. Previously, she was staff attorney at the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. Professor West also was an Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow.

Course(s): Children and the Law

Libby A. White

J.D., Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
A.B., Bryn Mawr College​

Libby White is an experienced law professor who taught at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law for many years and who has previously taught at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law as a Visiting Professor. She is a corporate attorney who practiced many years with Saul Ewing in its Business Department, specializing in general business and securities law. She has since operated as a consultant and contract attorney for a number of law firms, with a particular emphasis on health law and the training of associates in writing and contract law.

Course(s): Legal Analysis, Writing, and Oral Advocacy; Legal Methods; International Entertainment Law; Animal Law; Advanced Appellate Advocacy; Logic for Lawyers

Justin B. Wineburgh

J.D., Widener University School of Law
B.A., Lafayette College

Professor Wineburgh has years of extensive experience counseling clients and litigating cases in the media and entertainment industry throughout the United States and abroad. As counsel at Cozen O'Connor, Professor Wineburgh represents film and television writers, distributors, production companies, websites and performing artists, as well as retailers, advertising and marketing agencies, managers, agents, athletes, and professional sports team owners and operators. He has represented clients at the Sundance, Cannes, Cinevegas, and Toronto International Film Festivals, as well as at the American Film Market and the Comic-Con International Convention. His experience also includes serving as production counsel to dozens of films and hundreds of television shows, and acting as outside general counsel to numerous entertainment and media ventures, negotiating and drafting complex agreements designed to support and advance his clients’ business objectives.

Course(s): Entertainment Law

Neil Witkes

J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law
B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Witkes is a partner with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP. He has a wide range of civil and administrative environmental litigation experience, including class actions, toxic tort claims, insurance coverage suits, defense of agency enforcement actions, citizen suits, challenges to agency action, contract claims, and cost recovery actions. He has served as lead counsel in the defense of numerous toxic tort claims and in the prosecution of claims under environmental insurance policies to recover remediation costs.

Course(s): Toxic Torts