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Elizabeth Abrams

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law

Professor Abrams has over a decade of experience as a federal trial attorney, investigating and prosecuting environmental crimes, health care fraud, fraud on the government, and other white collar offenses, with additional experience in violent crimes.

Course(s): Professional Responsibility

Aren Adjoian

J.D., ​ Harvard Law School
B.A., Northwestern University

Aren Adjoian is a Supervisory Assistant Federal Defender in the capital habeas unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he represents death-sentenced clients in post-conviction proceedings. He previously worked as a fellowship attorney for the Office of the Georgia Capital Defender in Atlanta, where he represented capitally charged clients at trial and on direct appeal.

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

Rory Bahadur

J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law

M.A., University of Miami

Professor Bahadur practiced admiralty and maritime law in south Florida; taught torts, admiralty and maritime law; and was the Director of Academic Support at St. Thomas University School of Law. He is currently a Professor of Law at the Washburn University School of Law.

Course(s): Torts

Eric Berg

​​J.D., Rutgers University School of Law
M.I., Rutgers University School of Communication and Information

After graduating from Rutgers Law School in 2011, Eric Berg, a New Jersey native, was a personal injury litigator for several years. However, Berg soon discovered a passion for legal research which led him to obtain a master’s degree in library and information science from Rutgers in August 2020. Prior to joining Kline Law's Legal Research Center, Berg was a research analyst at Fox Rothschild LLP.

Course(s): Advanced Legal Research

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

David Berney is the founder of Berney & Sang. His firm concentrates its practice in education law. In April 2018, his firm tried the first hostile school environment/bullying case in state court under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and achieved a landmark verdict. He has also argued several civil rights cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. From 2008-2020, Philadelphia Magazine named David a “Super Lawyer.” David is a magna cum laude graduate of Lehigh University. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research.

Course(s): Special Education Law

The Honorable Mark I. (Ret.) Bernstein

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

Judge Mark I. Bernstein is now available for private mediations and arbitrations. Before retiring in October 2016, he served as a Common Pleas Court Judge for almost 30 years. He is the author of comprehensive comments on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence published by Gann Law Books. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed Judge Bernstein to serve on important committees concerned with the quality of Justice, including the Civil Jury Instruction Committee which publishes Standard Jury Instructions. In 1995, Judge Bernstein designed and implemented the case management system for all Civil Major Jury cases, as a result of which there is no backlog of civil cases in Philadelphia County.

Course(s): Advanced Evidence

Hal Borden

​J.D., Yale Law School

M.F.A., University of California - Los Angeles


Hal E. Borden is an associate in the intellectual property group at Dechert LLP. His practice focuses on trademark and copyright law, with an emphasis on trademark clearance, enforcement, and prosecution, as well as licensing agreements and other corporate transactions involving intellectual property assets.

Course(s): Licensing of Intellectual Property

G. Jeffrey Boujoukos

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law

G. Jeffrey Boujoukos is the Senior Officer of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office, responsible for strategic planning, employee development, risk management, and collaboration with internal and external constituencies. Prior experience as securities litigation, enforcement defense and regulatory attorney representing broker-dealers and other financial services firms.

Course(s): Litigation Drafting

Keir Bradford-Grey

J.D., Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law
B.S., Albany State University

Keir Bradford-Grey is Chief Defender, Defenders Association of Philadelphia. Before taking office, Professor Bradford-Grey was a trial lawyer at the Defender Association and the Delaware Federal Public Defender’s Office. She was named chief defender for the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office in 2012. She also worked as an assistant public defender in Philadelphia between 1999 and 2007.

Course(s): 21st Century Prosecution and Defense

Andrew Bull

​J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
M.S., Drexel University
B.A., Goucher College

Andrew is the founding partner of Bull Blockchain Law LLP, a law firm specializing in blockchain and cryptocurrency law. An alumni of Drexel University, Andrew obtained his law and masters degrees while writing a thesis on the regulation of cryptocurrencies. After finding Bitcoin in 2011, Andrew ran a cryptocurrency investment fund and one of the first cryptocurrency mining companies in the United States. A regarded speaker and author on blockchain and cryptocurrency issues, he contributes publications for legal journals, speaks at international conferences, and his law firm contributed to a European Union publication on U.S. blockchain legislation.

Course(s): Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Law

John Cannan

​​​​J.D., University of Maryland
M.L.S., University of Maryland    

John Cannan received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and practiced historic preservation and land use law in Baltimore. After obtaining his MLS from the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Science, he was assistant law librarian at the Montgomery County (MD) Circuit Court Law Library and a legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Cannan was formerly a research and instructional services librarian at the Kline School of Law, and is currently the Faculty Scholarship Librarian and an instructor at Villanova University.

Course(s): MLS Masters Capstone

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​

Dr. Jim Castagnera holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University, and a J.D. and Ph.D. (American Studies) from Case Western Reserve University. For 23 years he was the associate provost & legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University, where in 2018 he received the university’s highest annual award for distinguished service. Having retired from Rider in 2019, he is engaged in a portfolio of activities: President of Dr. Jim’s One-Stop HR Shop, a full-service HR law and compliance company; Partner with Portum Group International LLC, a compliance consulting firm in Philadelphia, and Of Counsel to WIBC Law. He also is an adjunct professor of law at Drexel University and an arbitrator with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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

Jenaleigh Castano

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Jenaleigh Castano is currently an associate at Ogletree Deakins. She previously clerked for the Honorable Edward J. McBride, Jr., Presiding Judge of the criminal division in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County. As a law clerk, Jenaleigh became a certified mediator in New Jersey and mediated cases in the Special Civil Part. Jenaleigh also clerked part-time for the Honorable Michele M. Fox, J.S.C., Ret./Rec. While a student at the Drexel Kline School of Law, Jenaleigh served as a Dean’s Scholar for Academic Skills, and received the Pro Bono Recognition Award for having volunteered over 100 hours as a Tax Preparer for The Campaign for Working Families, Inc.

Course(s): Advanced Legal Analysis and Bar Skills

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

Dale Cooke

J.D., Drexel University’s Kline School of Law

M.A., University of Arizona

Dale Cooke is the president of PhillyCooke Consulting, which helps companies communicate about FDA-regulated products using 21st century tools, while remaining compliant with regulations written in the 1960s. Dale has worked with more than 50 pharmaceutical and medical device clients and more than 25 advertising agencies around the world. His insights have been featured in the Politico, The Pink Sheet, Stat News, Law360, and other publications. Dale is an active member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), Drug Information Association (DIA), Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, and the Google Health Advisory Board.

Course(s): Food and Drug Law

John Cornwell

​J.D., Yale Law School
M.Phil., University of Cambridge
A.B., Harvard University

Professor Cornwell has written in the areas of criminal law and procedure, mental health law and federal civil rights law. His scholarship often focuses on mentally disordered offenders, including schoolyard assassins and individuals acquitted by reason of insanity or found incompetent to stand trial. He has also written extensively on laws pertaining to sexual predators, exploring the constitutional limits on states’ authority to confine this population for purposes of public safety and psychiatric rehabilitation. In 2010, he authored THE GLANNON GUIDE TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, whose fourth edition was published by Wolters Kluwer in 2019.

Course(s): Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure: Investigations

Edward Cramp

​J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent College of Law

Edward Cramp is the Managing Partner of Duane Morris LLP's San Diego Office and Team Lead for the Duane Morris Education industry group. In his legal practice, Edward represents institutions of higher education in accreditation, regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. Edward is active in the higher education community. He regularly speaks at conferences and events throughout the country on a variety of issues.

Course(s): Aid and Accreditation

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

Sherrell L. Dandy

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.S., Ursinus College

Sherrell L. Dandy is an Assistant Supervisor of the Homicide and Non-Fatal Shooting Unit at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Sherrell is a graduate of Ursinus College and the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University where she received awards for excellence in trial advocacy. In addition to working at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Sherrell worked as an associate at Marks O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly where she handled complex professional liability and employment discrimination cases. She also served as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Virginia. Throughout her career, Sherrell prosecuted hundreds of felony bench trials and approximately 50 jury trials.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Scott Daniels

J.D., Touro Law Center, New York 
B.A., The Ohio State University

Scott Daniels is a Senior Director on the Comcast Total Reward team responsible for overseeing their enterprise-wide disability and absence management programs. Prior to joining Comcast in February of 2015, Scott was a practicing attorney for nine years in the New York metropolitan area focusing predominantly on a wide range of disability claims and New York workers’ compensation benefits. In addition to practicing law, Scott has taught several lectures on the topic of disability benefits to attorneys across the country. Scott has an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and received his Juris Doctorate from Touro Law Center in New York. Scott resides in Philadelphia with his wife and two children. 

Course(s): Disability Law

Jens Defoor

J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

LL.M., Ghent University School of Law, Belgium


During his time as Ghent University, Professor Defoor wrote his thesis on comparing FSMA and SEC enforcement of insider trading. He recently served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Deborah Silverman Katz, A.J.S.C. of Camden, New Jersey.

Course(s): Reflections on Practice

Michael DePaul

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law

For more than three decades, Michael DePaul has tapped into his multi-faceted tax accounting and legal expertise to deliver significant results for businesses and individuals throughout the region. A Partner in RKL’s Tax Services Group and co-leader of the firm’s Estate and Trust Planning Group, Mike focuses on the needs of closely held businesses and high net worth individuals to deliver a comprehensive range of personalized services including estate and trust planning, business succession planning and tax compliance.

Course(s): Federal Income Tax

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

Donald P. DiCarlo, Jr.

LL.M, Temple University
J.D., New England Law
M.A., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

B.A., Villanova University

Professor DiCarlo is a Senior Vice President at Wilmington Trust (an M&T Bank company). He serves as Chief Planning Officer of the Wealth Management Division, overseeing strategic advisory and family office services. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). His past experience includes the private practice of law and active duty service as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army.

Course(s): Estate Planning

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

Thomas Dolgenos

​J.D., Yale Law School

Professor Dolgenos served as the Chief of the Federal Litigation Unit at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office for 15 years. He was awarded the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" for Criminal Prosecution for three consecutive years and served as the Chairman for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee on the Rules of Evidence.

Course(s): Criminal Procedure: Investigations

Daniel Faigus

Daniel Faigus is a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Private Funds Unit within the Division of Examinations. Professor Faigus is responsible for leading examinations of investment advisers and other entities registered with the Commission, with a focus on advisers to private equity and hedge funds. He has also earned multiple certifications, including CAIA Charter Holder, Certification in Securities and Financial Regulation, and Fraud Examination (CFE).

Course(s): Private Investment Funds; Legal Regulation of Investment Advisers

Alex Feldman

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Alex Feldman currently serves as a risk specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In this position, he oversees and executes the AML/BSA/OFAC portion of safety and soundness examinations of banks, bank holding companies, and trust companies with assets of up to $100B. He also briefs the Safety and Soundness team on regulatory updates and helps to craft best practices for examinations district-wide.

Course(s): Global Financial Crimes

Veronica J. Finkelstein

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

Veronica J. Finkelstein is a 2004 graduate, with honors, of the Emory University School of Law and 2001 graduate, with dual honors, of the Pennsylvania State University. Finkelstein currently works as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She served as the training officer and paralegal supervisor for the civil division before being selected as Senior Litigation Counsel. She 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's Kline School of Law, Emory Law, and Rutgers Law.

Course(s): Appellate Advocacy, Evidence, Sales, Criminal Law, Corrections Law (MLS)

Dayna Finkelstein

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

Dayna is a Partner at Blank Rome LLP in the Commercial Real Estate department. Dayna is originally from Philadelphia and outside of Drexel and Blank Rome, Dayna is actively involved in various boards and activities through Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Course(s): Contract Drafting

Lloyd Freeman

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

Professor Lloyd Freeman is Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C., where he is responsible for advancing and expanding diversity throughout the firm and across the legal industry as a whole. Freeman develops and drives the firm’s diversity initiatives related to attorney hiring, retention and advancement. He oversees the firm’s affinity groups and promotes mentorship and sponsorship as key retention initiatives. Freeman is a former partner in the business litigation group at Archer & Greiner, P.C., where he concentrated 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—Freeman managed electronic discovery in complex state and federal matters. The recipient of many awards, Freeman was 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

Arianna Freeman

​J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Swarthmore College

Arianna Freeman is the Managing Attorney of the Non-Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office (FCDO) for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she represents individuals in state and federal custody who are challenging the legality of their convictions and sentences. Before joining the Non-Capital Habeas Unit in 2014, she represented death-sentenced prisoners in the FCDO's Capital Habeas Unit.

Course(s): Death Penalty Law

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

Monique Myatt Galloway

2008, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, Temple University
2003, J.D., cum laude, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
2000, B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas Southern University

Monique Myatt Galloway, Esquire, is Regional Counsel with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Region III located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she is responsible for advising the Region’s leadership and staff on all legal matters impacting the region, including procurement, grants, environmental, labor, ethics and litigation. Ms. Galloway is a former federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Galloway began her legal career as a trial attorney with the Department of the Navy, Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., and later as an associate at a global defense law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Shayna Gannone

​JD, Drexel University Kline School of Law

Course(s): Criminal Procedure: Prosecution & Adjudication

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

Leeza Garber

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
Certificate in Business & Public Policy, The Wharton School

B.A., Bryn Mawr College

Leeza Garber specializes in cybersecurity and privacy law, and provides related consulting services for her clients. She has appeared on numerous media outlets, including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, i24NEWS, MSNBC, CBSN, HLN, OANN, FOX29, FOX5, NBC10, and CBS3 to discuss and analyze issues relating to the intersection of law, technology, and privacy. Additionally, she speaks nationally at legal and technology conferences regarding the latest advances in the fields of privacy, cybersecurity, digital forensics, data breaches and social media technology.

Course(s): Information Privacy Law

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

Vineet Gauri

​J.D., Boston University

Vineet Gauri currently serves as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the United States Attorneys' Office in Philadelphia.

Course(s): Criminal Procedure: Investigations; Professional Responsibility

Sharon Geller

B.S., Temple University

Sharon Geller is a comedic actress who has appeared on Saturday Night Live 4 times. After spending 10 years in the corporate world, Sharon won the Manhattan Monologue Slam for presenting the best comedic monologue in NYC. Her radio and TV commercials have won awards, her character voices can be heard on the cartoon, The Centsables, and she is currently performing in the national touring company of the off-Broadway hit “Old Jews Telling Jokes.” After an expert in Trial Advocacy who was taking her comedy improv class at the Walnut Street Theatre suggested that improv skills were parallel to good communication skills for lawyers, Sharon created a course called IMPROV FOR LAWYERS as well as a CLE. Her clients include the ABA, PBI, PBA and law firms throughout the U.S. http://www.sharongeller.com

Course(s): Improvisation for Lawyers

Lance Geren

J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America
B.A., Hiram College

Lance Geren is a partner at O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue, LLP, one of the largest and oldest firms in the United States representing labor organizations and employee benefit funds. Mr. Geren represents international and local labor organizations before labor arbitrators, administrative agencies, and in state and federal court. Mr. Geren provides all facts of representation to labor unions in the private and public sectors, including handling labor arbitrations, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, assisting in union organizing drives, representing unions in state and federal court and before state and federal agencies. Mr. Geren practices before the National Labor Relations Board, state labor relations boards. Mr. Geren began his career as a field attorney with the NLRB.

Course(s): Labor Law

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

James Goepel

​LLM, George Mason University
JD, George Mason University
BSECE, Drexel University

James (“Jim”) Goepel is CEO and General Counsel for Fathom Cyber LLC. Early in his professional career, Jim worked as a systems administrator and cybersecurity lead for organizations in the Northern Virginia area, including the United States House of Representatives, where he was responsible for the maintenance and security of systems which processed critical and sensitive legislative information. Jim drew upon this hands-on experience when he built his legal practice. He worked as outside counsel with one of the largest firms in the country for several for several years before transitioning to in-house positions with Unisys Corporation, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, and as GC and CTO for a cybersecurity tools vendor.

Course(s): Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity

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

Stephany Gordon

J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Stephany Gordon is an attorney at Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC, where she focuses her practice on automobile, premises and product liability. Prior to joining the firm, Stephany worked as a litigation attorney in the areas of bankruptcy and foreclosure. While attending the Kline School of Law, Stephany received recognition for her outstanding pro bono and service work, and for her work in the Stern Community Lawyering Clinic.

Course(s): Advanced Legal Analysis and Bar Skills

Nina Gurak

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Nina Gurak is currently a policy manager at Healthy and Free Tennessee, where she presents reproductive policy work in TN. Her work focuses on launching upcoming resources on reproductive health, rights, and justice legislation in the last decade. Nina has experience in local, state, federal, and international policy work.

Course(s): Introduction to Public Policy

David M. Haendler

J.D.University of Chicago
M.S.L.I.S.Drexel University
B.A.
, Swarthmore College

David practiced law for approximately 10 years before becoming a law librarian, specializing in product liability, securities fraud, and derivative litigation. He has worked in various roles at the Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel law libraries.

Course(s): Business Law Research; Pennsylvania Legal Research; Legal Research & Analysis

James Hartz

J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law

M.B.A., Drexel University

Military and Strategic Leadership and Planning degree, U.S. Army War College

Prof. Hartz currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate financial management and entrepreneurial finance at the LeBow College of Business, as well as corporate finance at the Kline School of Law.

Course(s): Corporate Finance

Jeffrey Hiller

J.D., ​American University, Washington College of Law

Jeffrey Hiller is an industry professional with over 25 years of experience, specializing in Investment Advisor services. Jeffrey began his compliance career as Senior Counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. Following his government service, he held CCO roles with several leading Wall Street financial firms, and was Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director of Principal Global Investors where he created and managed the firm’s global compliance program. In his capacity as CCO, he provided global leadership and direction on regulatory compliance and ethical business practices for all of the firm’s business domestically, internationally and its seven boutique investment advisers. He is currently Managing Director at Oyster Consulting.

Course(s): Business Organizations (MLS)

Carl W. Hittinger

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

Carl Hittinger is a senior partner at BakerHostetler where he serves as the National Team Leader of BakerHostetler's Antitrust and Competition Practice and is the Litigation Coordinator in the firm's Philadelphia office. He focuses his practice on complex commercial and civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on antitrust and unfair competition matters. Over the past 40 years, Carl has counseled and represented clients on all aspects of civil and criminal antitrust and unfair competition law and class action litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants in trial and appellate courts and before enforcement agencies nationwide. He is a frequent author and speaker on antitrust topics. A recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Writing, he was also a federal judicial law clerk.

Course(s): Antitrust Law

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

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

Myriah Jaworski

​​​J.D., Syracuse University
M.S., Syracuse University  

A Certified Information Privacy Professional and experienced trial attorney at the Beckage firm, Prof. Jaworski advises clients on compliance with privacy laws, including the CCPA, GDPR, BIPA, HIPAA/HITECH, GLBA, COPPA and other emerging state, federal and international privacy regimes. A former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, and consistently recognized by Super Lawyers for Civil Litigation, Prof. Jaworski defends businesses in consumer and class actions, data breach and technology disputes, and government investigations and enforcement actions, in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Course(s): Information Privacy Law

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

Earthen Johnson

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Professor Johnson serves as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President of the Legal Department at Macquarie Investment Management. She is responsible for supporting the Delaware Funds by Macquarie, a 95 mutual fund complex comprising over $150B in assets under management. Professor Johnson also engaged in several volunteer activities, including board member for the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project of Philadelphia, trustee on the University of Virginia Young Alumni Council, and former board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Camden County.

Course(s): Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Seminar

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

Andrew Kasmen

​J.D., New York Law School

Andrew S. Kasmen is a corporate and real estate attorney and entrepreneur. Mr. Kasmen serves as a strategic advisor, advocate and negotiator for his clients on all matters, and prioritizes being part of his client’s team, rather than just a consultant. In addition, Mr. Kasmen represents a number of the largest title insurance companies in the country in coverage and recovery matters. Prior to joining Obermayer, Mr. Kasmen established and operated a successful law practice concentrating in all aspects of commercial litigation, corporate and transactional matters, employment and real estate law.

Course(s): Contract Drafting

The Honorable Mark A. Kearney

​J.D., Villanova University

Judge Kearney is a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He received his J.D. from Villanova University, where he presently serves on the law school's Board of Consultors. Following law school, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Delaware Court of Chancery. In 2012, the United States District Court appointed Judge Kearney to the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Lawrence S. Krasner

J.D., Stanford Law School
A.B., University of Chicago

Lawrence S. Krasner is District Attorney for Philadelphia. A former criminal defense lawyer, specializing in civil rights, he brings more than 30 years of legal experience to the classroom. Before he was elected District Attorney, Krasner served of-counsel at Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt, and Flores, LLC.

Course(s): 21st Century Prosecution and Defense

Jesse Krohn

J.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Harvard University

Jesse Krohn is an Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. At Arcadia, Jesse handles a broad portfolio of legal issues, including civil rights compliance, contract negotiation and management, and University policy management. Jesse previously served as an Associate Director in Drexel University's Office of Equality and Diversity, where she acted as Deputy Title IX and EEO Coordinator and oversaw campus-wide initiatives to prevent and respond to bias incidents, discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. Prior to her time at Drexel, Jesse worked in civil rights advocacy, most notably to advance the rights of individuals affected by sexual and relationship violence.

Course(s): Student Rights and Campus Safety

Rachel E. Kuperinsky

​J.D., Tulane University
B.A., cum laude, American University

Professor Kuperinsky is the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at the University of Pennsylvania where she oversees the NCAA compliance program for 33 Division I athletic programs. In her role, she works with over 1,000 student-athletes, coaches, and staff to ensure rules compliance for all NCAA, Ivy League, and institutional rules. Kuperinsky is a 2013 graduate of Tulane University School of Law where she served as the Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal, Volume 20 and received her certificate in Sports Law.

Course(s): NCAA Governance

Varghese Kurian

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law

LL.M., Temple University Beasley School of Law

Varghese Kurian served his first tour in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) from 2001 to 2008, working in areas ranging from narcotics to major trials. ADA Kurian went on to serve in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office before rejoining the DAO in March of 2018, in the Major Trials Unit.

Course(s): Evidence; Advanced Trial Advocacy

Jerry Lehocky

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law

Jerry M. Lehocky is a partner at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano and has been a litigator of workers' compensation and Social Security since being admitted to practice in 1985. Mr. Lehocky continues to serve on the Board of Governors of The Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

Course(s): How to Ask a Question

Jacqueline Lesser

​J.D., Brooklyn Law School

Jacqueline Lesser is an intellectual property attorney who has worked both in-house at a major corporation, and at top U.S. and international law firms. She has represented trademark and copyright clients for more than 25 years, protecting and defending clients in the U.S. and internationally. Her clients include a wide array of companies in the consumer products, apparel, food and beverage, entertainment, pharmaceutical, media, and technical industries.

Course(s): Copyright

Gary H. Levin

J.D., Villanova University Law School
BS.ChE., Pennsylvania State University

Gary Levin has been a patent litigator and counselor at Woodcock Washburn and its successor BakerHostetler LLP since 1985. He has extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including pre-trial, trial, and appellate work.

Course(s): Appellate Advocacy

Lisa Evans Lewis

J.D., Duke University School of Law
B.S., Adelphi University

Lisa Evans Lewis is an Attorney and Training Supervisor with the Camden, New Jersey Office of the Federal Public Defender where she represents indigent persons charged with federal criminal offenses. In her practice, Ms. Lewis handles complex federal criminal matters at trial in the U.S. District Court as well as appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. As a Training Supervisor, Ms. Lewis conducts training for the New Jersey Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel and the Federal Public Defender Office. Ms. Lewis began her legal career as an Attorney with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. In addition to practicing law, Ms. Lewis serves on the board of several area nonprofit organizations.

Course(s): Investigations

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

Francesca Liquori

J.D., St. John's University School of Law
B.S., Cornell University

Professor Liquori is an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey. She previously served as a Trial Attorney with the Organized Crime and Gang Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney's Office. Professor Liquori also worked as Program Counsel for the National Association of Attorneys General, where she organized and conducted skills-based litigation trainings.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Perry Liss

​J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
M.A., Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
B.A., Pennsylvania State University

After graduating from Drexel Law in 2009, I began a solo-practice in Philadelphia. I handled mostly small claims cases, becoming the top tenants' rights attorney in the city. I built my practice into a 7 lawyer firm focusing mostly on real estate related civil litigation. During this time I was named a PA SuperLawyer Rising Star 7 times. Addiction derailed my career in 2019, but thankfully I got myself into rehab. Following rehab, I sold my firm to my minority partner and enrolled in a Masters program for the studies and counseling of co-occurring disorders. I currently have a 4.0 and will graduate in Dec, 2021 at which time I plan to become the premier addiction/mental health counselor for the Philadelphia legal community. Aside from law, I've also hosted sports radio shows on ESPN & WIP.

Course(s): Practical Issues for New Attorneys

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

The Honorable Karen Spencer Marston

J.D., magna cum laude, Wake Forest University School of Law
M.Ed., Salem College
B.A., Davidson College

Judge Marston graduated from Davidson College in 1990 and received her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1998. After law school, she practiced with Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, NC. In 2000, she became a federal criminal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the WDNC, and in 2006, with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the EDPA. She prosecuted a broad array of criminal matters, including, violent narcotics trafficking, money laundering, white collar crime, health care fraud, immigration offenses and counterterrorism. In 2018, Judge Marston became the Chief of Narcotics and Organized Crime. She was nominated by President Trump to be a federal district court judge in September 2019. After her Senate confirmation, she received her commission on December 20, 2019.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

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)

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

I was a public defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia from the time I graduated in 1993 until 2003. As an Assistant Defender, I had the opportunity to try every possible type of criminal case, including several capital homicides. From 2003 through 2014 I was a partner at the firm of McKinney and George, trying primarily criminal cases in both state and federal court, including capital homicides. Before joining the Philadelphia District Attorney's office in 2018, I was also on the Board of the Defender Association and a CASA volunteer. I am now Senior Advisor for Training, working with an amazing team of Assistant District Attorneys in one of the nation's most exciting Prosecutor's offices.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy; Advanced Trial Advocacy: Criminal

Brian James McMonagle

Capital Law School
B.A., Gettysburg College

Mr. McMonagle served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Homicide and Rape Units of the Philadelphia District Office from 1984-1999. He is a partner at the firm of McMonagle Perri McHugh Mischak & Davis. He has been inducted into the American College of Trial Attorney's and the American Board of Criminal Attorney's and Best Lawyers in America. He presently serves as Eastern District of Pennsylvania's Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Lawyers. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Melanie A. Miller

J.D., with honors, Chicago-Kent College of Law
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College

Melanie began as a commercial litigator and now concentrates her practice in all aspects of complex commercial, general, and intellectual property litigation. Melanie has over 25 years of experience litigating complex commercial and intellectual property cases, with a recent focus on enforcing trademark rights, or responding to threats of infringement, in federal courts across the country and before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Melanie regularly assists clients with trademark and copyright matters, including launching advertising campaigns; advising on branding strategies; managing portfolios; policing trademarks and copyrights; counseling on domain name disputes; guiding licensing arrangements; and proposing solutions to intellectual property and liability issues.

Course(s): Litigation Drafting

Deborah M. Minkoff

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

For more than three decades, Professor Minkoff has practiced law at Cozen O'Connor. She is a vice chair of the Global Insurance Group. Her team litigates third-party coverage disputes (primarily life sciences and healthcare professional services) on a national level and resolution of reinsurance disputes.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Hannah Molitoris

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Hannah Molitoris is an associate in the general liability civil litigation practice of Thomas, Thomas, & Hafer. Prior to joining TT&H, Hannah worked at a prominent personal injury firm in Philadelphia and served as a public defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. While attending the Kline School of Law, Hannah served as member of the Student Bar Association, mock trial team, and moot court team. She also volunteered with the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity and the M.E.N.T.O.R. program.

Course(s): Justice Lawyering Seminar

Jeffrey S. Moller

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

Mr. Moller served as an officer in the US Coast Guard both at sea and ashore, specializing in marine safety. He is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Blank Rome LLP, which he joined in 1996. He was previously an associate and partner with Clark Ladner Fortenbaugh and Young of Philadelphia. His practice has focused upon maritime litigation, primarily in the federal courts, dealing with all manner of casualties, contractual and cargo disputes, enforcement of maritime liens, and defense of alleged regulatory violations. He has been a proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the US since 1990, is a past chair of the MLA's committee on Regulation of Vessels, and currently serves on its Board of Directors.

Course(s): Admiralty Law

Carlos S. Montoya

JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
BA, University of Virginia

Carlos S. Montoya practices law at Cooper, LLC, based in Philadelphia. Carlos's practice includes serving as outside general counsel to clients in the sports, entertainment and technology industries, and advising start-up and early stage companies on corporate, commercial and employment matters. He also represents corporate and individual clients in litigation in state and federal court. Prior to joining Cooper, LLC, Carlos was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the entity that operates the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Dignitas eSports, the Sixers Innovation Lab, and the Sixers Youth Foundation, among other properties. Previously, he was Assistant General Counsel at Aramark Corporation, where he held various corporate counsel and compliance positions, including serving as lead counsel for Aramark’s business dining division and supply chain group, and managing an enterprise-wide compliance team. Prior to Aramark, Carlos practiced law at Morgan Lewis and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. In between firms, Carlos clerked for Judge Gene E.K. Pratter, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Carlos graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Virginia. Carlos speaks and writes on topics related to the sports, entertainment and tech industries. He lives in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, PA with his wife, son and black Lab.

Course(s): Contract Drafting

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

Samuel Mukiibi

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Samuel Mukiibi is an attorney at Grant & Eisenhofer PA, where he focuses on civil rights litigation. Prior to joining G&E, Prof. Mukiibi worked as an associate attorney at the Philadelphia office of a regional law firm practicing various product, commercial, and premises liability litigation matters.

Course(s): Justice Lawyering Seminar

Todd Nothstein

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

M.A., SUNY Binghamton

Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo


Todd Nothstein is the staff attorney at Philadelphia VIP, responsible for family law issues. He joined VIP near the end of 2017, and his role entails recruiting, training, and supporting volunteer attorneys taking pro bono custody, support, adoption, divorce, and domestic abuse cases for Philadelphia VIP. Before joining VIP, Nothstein served as a clerk to the Hon. Frederica Massiah-Jackson in the Major Jury Trial Program of the civil division in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, and he was a frequent VIP volunteer.

Course(s): Lawyering Practice Seminar

Harsinie Panditaratne

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

Harsinie is the founding member of HP Law. Harsinie focuses her Workers' Compensation practice on representing the self-insured and captive Employers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Harsinie's representative clients are in the construction, manufacturing, distribution, and temporary staffing industries. She has successfully litigated Claim, Review, Modification, Suspension, and Termination Petitions before Workers’ Compensation Judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, and the Commonwealth Court. She recently defended an Employer against an ultimately dismissed Supreme Court appeal and successfully obtained a Section 20 Settlement while maintaining her client’s Section 40 lien rights.

Course(s): Workers' Compensation

Shabrei Parker

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Shabrei Parker is an attorney at Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross, LLC, helping people with family Law issues. In addition to addressing family law legal needs, she also assists clients with estate & trust litigation, estate planning & probate and civil litigation (plaintiff) issues.

Course(s): Writing Strategies for the Bar

Michelle Anne Paznokas

J.D., magna cum laude, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., Temple University, Dual Major in Anthropology and Spanish

Michelle is an associate attorney at Kline & Specter, P.C., where she focuses mainly on medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury litigation. She is barred in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is a member of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law American Inn of Court. Before graduating law school, she was a legal intern at the Philadelphia Law Department and HIAS Pennsylvania, an immigration non-profit. Her 34-page article on Special Immigrant Juvenile status - a visa for abused, neglected, and abandoned immigrant children - has been published in the Drexel Law Review and re-published in LexisNexis's Bender's Immigration Bulletin. She is proficient in Spanish and trained in dance, voice, piano, guitar, and drums.

Course(s): Writing Strategies for the Bar

Jacqueline B. Penrod

J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
M.B.A., Temple University
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Penrod has more than twenty-five years experience across many sectors of the health care industry. Her experiences range from working at a research institute, physician practice, hospital, health maintenance organization, and at a major health care consulting firm. For the past fifteen years, Professor Penrod has practiced law in the health care field, focusing primarily in the areas of managed health care, behavioral managed health care, regulatory compliance and health information privacy. She practiced at Duane Morris, LLP, Reed Smith, LLP, and as Senior Counsel at AmeriHealth Caritas. She is currently the sole proprietor at J B Penrod Law, LLC. Ms. Penrod also works full time as an Associate Professor in Healthcare Administration at a local college.

Course(s): HIPAA for the Healthcare Practitioner

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

Irene Reznik

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Serving as the Corporate Counsel II at Lannett Company, Irene Reznik drafts, negotiates, and manages a variety of legal documents and commercial contracts, as well as assists General Counsel and outside counsel on a wide range of litigation matters.

Course(s): Lawyering Practice Seminar

Gary Rosen

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

Course(s): Essentials of Intellectual Property

The Honorable Juan R. Sanchez

​J.D., University of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Juan R. Sanchez serves as a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Rick Santorum and Arlen Specter, Judge Sanchez was nominated on the federal bench by President George W. Bush in 2003. Judge Sanchez previously served as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he presided over criminal, civil, and juvenile matters.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

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

Karl Schwartz

​J.D., New York University

For over three decades Karl Schwartz has defended individuals charged in serious and complex criminal matters. He specializes in death penalty and homicide defense, and has had success in trial, appellate, state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus proceedings. He was honored by the Pennsylvania Innocence Project in 2011 with the Hero of Justice Award for his "tenacious and skillful lawyering that brought about the exoneration" of an innocent man, who had been imprisoned for 28 years. He is a partner at Wiseman & Schwartz.

Course(s): Criminal Procedure: Investigations

Immon Shafiei

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Immon Shafiei focuses his practice at Ogletree Deakins on representing employers in labor and employment matters in a wide variety of issues, including litigation involving discrimination, wage and hour issues, retaliation, harassment, and ADA claims before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He is involved in all areas of case management and phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, responding to discovery, preparing motions, preparing witnesses for depositions and trial testimony, and defending his client’s interests during trial. 

Course(s): Advanced Legal Analysis and Bar Skills

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

Natalie Shute

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

Natalie Shute currently serves in the Camden County Prosecutor's Office as Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor.

Course(s): Advanced Legal Analysis & Bar Skills

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; Federal Criminal 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

Kenya J. Smith

​J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

Kenya J. H. Smith is an Associate Professor at the Southern University Law Center. He began his legal career with Adams and Reese LLP as a member of the firm’s transactions and corporate advisory services team. His scholarly interests include formation and taxation of business associations, constitutional law and legislation. He is enthusiastic about education and scholarship, and loves to share that enthusiasm with his students.

Course(s): Contracts

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

Mark Stanisz

​​J.D., Harvard Law School 
M.S., University of Pennsylvania  

Mark Stanisz is assistant general counsel at PJM Interconnection, focusing on regional transmission planning, regulatory compliance, and employment law. He designs and teaches graduate-level financial regulation, aid/accreditation, and student rights courses in Kline's Master of Legal Studies program.

Course(s): Higher Education Institutions: Financial Rules and Regulations

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, 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.

Course(s): National Security Law

Joel Sweet

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law

Joel Sweet is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prof. Sweet prosecutes civil cases involving health care, defense contract, and other government fraud, as well as criminally and civilly prosecutes cases involving consumer fraud and money laundering. He lectures regularly on the False Claims Act and consults regularly with federal and state bank examiners, the Federal Trade Commission, the CFPB, and state Attorneys General concerning payment systems fraud and consumer fraud. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Prof. Sweet practiced law at a large Philadelphia-based law firm, specializing in commercial litigation and class action litigation.

Course(s): Health Care Fraud & Abuse

Elizabeth Tarloski

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science


Elizabeth Tarloski is a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to prior experience with Philadelphia VIP and as a clinical professor, Professor Elizabeth Tarloski has served on the Supreme Court Special Committee on Best Practices for Veterans’ Dockets, worked with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Veterans’ Initiative Program, served as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow at Widener University School of Law’s Veterans Law Clinic, and worked with the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. She has a specific interest in trauma-informed interviewing and medical-legal partnerships.

Course(s): Justice Lawyering Seminar

Eric Tars

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

Eric Tars serves as the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty’s Senior Attorney, working on its human rights, civil rights, and children’s rights programs through trainings, litigation, and policy advocacy at the international, national, and local levels. Before coming to the Law Center, Eric 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, where he currently serves as vice-chair of the Board. Eric graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College with a BA in Political Science and magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center with a JD, and as a Global Law Scholar.

Course(s): Human Rights Advocacy and Practice

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

Joel C. Trotter

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

Joel serves as Assistant General Counsel for GlaxoSmithKline where he practices pharmaceutical and FDA regulatory law. Joel's responsibilities include advising global and US-based senior management and other internal stakeholders on prescription drug marketing and sales, contract management and operations, trade strategy and eCommerce, channel operations, regulatory affairs, payer marketing, environmental health and safety, and manufacturing operations.

Course(s): Legal Regulation of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sales and Marketing Practices

James Waldenberger

​JD, Villanova University School of Law
BA, Villanova University
Fellow, Temple University Academy of Advocacy

I am a trial lawyer in my twentieth year of practice. I am a partner at Kline & Specter and represent catastrophically injured individuals in various types of cases, including medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, products liability, premises liability, and medical devices. I have tried approximately twenty-five jury trials as lead counsel. I have obtained multiple six- and seven-figure jury verdicts in my clients' favor. I have tried cases throughout Pennsylvania, as well as in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Marguerite Weese

LL.M., Villanova University
J.D., Villanova University
B.A., University of Maryland
B.S., University of Maryland

Marguerite is an Administrative Vice President at Wilmington Trust (an M&T Bank Company). She serves as the National Director of Fiduciary Planning and as such is responsible for the development and delivery of strategic advice offerings for clients of Wilmington Trust and M&T Emerald Advisory Services. She provides families and business owners with personal wealth planning and fiduciary services to assist them in the design and implementation of their estate, business succession, and family legacy plans. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Marguerite worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Personal Financial Services Tax group.

Course(s): Estate Planning

Julie A. Werner-Simon

​J.D., University of Wisconsin

LL.M., Southwestern Law School


Julie A. Werner-Simon ("JAWS") was a federal prosecutor for over a quarter-century, in Los Angeles and Alaska, and before that she held the job of an Assistant District Attorney specializing in sexual assault cases. During her federal service, she served the United States in positions which included: Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force and Senior Litigation Counsel of the White-Collar Crimes section.

Course(s): Marijuana Cannabis Law

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

Neal G. Wiley

​J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
M.A., University of California–Santa Barbara
B.A, University of California–Santa Barbara

Neal Wiley is an associate attorney at Alexander & Pelli, LLC. His practice focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and Orphans' Court litigation. He writes on topics including legal history and trust and estate law.

Course(s): Thesis I: Scholarly Legal Writing

Thomas S. Wyatt

​J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law

As a partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, Tom Wyatt leads the municipal infrastructure and services practice area. He represents local governments and municipal authorities with infrastructure-related matters, such as regulatory compliance, bulk sale, and services contract negotiations, and water and wastewater system purchases and sales. His prior experience with North America’s largest water and wastewater company, as well as his involvement in the purchases and sales of the water and sewer systems in numerous Pennsylvania counties gives him an industry-leading familiarity with the complexities of these transactions.

Course(s): State and Local Government Law