Anyone who has participated in or benefited from the DC Bar knows how impressive its mission, mandate, and members are. It sets the standard for pro bono, training, practice management, and lawyer assistance programs - and more. I remain convinced that my decades of prosecutorial, professorial, military and judicial work offer the right mix of experiences and qualities to serve as your next President-elect, maintain this excellence, and adapt the Bar to our uncertain times.
As an Army lawyer and military judge, I defended soldiers, advised leaders, supported families, and stewarded trials in matters with consequential legal, financial, and judicial impact. My service also taught me how to build and lead accountable, flexible, synergistic teams of lawyers, paralegals, and others with initiative, compassion, and vision. I vow to employ these lessons prudently.
As a DC AUSA, I prosecuted a wide range of crimes, always making reason, attention to detail, and integrity my watchwords. I have taken a similarly meticulous approach to the international and intelligence counsel I provide the DEA, where I lead a team of attorneys supporting law enforcement professionals and facilitating interagency and international relationships worldwide. I would lead our Bar as I pursue justice: with passion, decisiveness, and balance.
For 20+ years I have helped develop generations of lawyers as an Adjunct Professor at GW Law and a guest lecturer elsewhere, so strong outreach to our professional pipelines is in my heart.
As a supportive husband to a Hispanic lawyer, I have lived many issues confronting minorities in our profession. So, as a teacher, mentor, decision-maker, hiring coordinator, and leader of our multicultural military, I have promoted diversity, inclusivity, and sensitivity aggressively.
Ultimately, I vow foremost to bring vigor, deliberation, collaboration, and clear communication to the novel challenges and unique opportunities that will confront our post-pandemic community.
I appreciate your kind consideration, and hopefully your vote!
Justin Dillion is currently a partner at KaiserDillon PLLC, where he represents people in white-collar criminal and school discipline matters. Before that, he was an AUSA in the District for 5 1/2 years. Justin has been a member of the Bar's CLE Committee since 2014 and have served as its Chair for the last three years
Laura is seeking re-election to the ABA House of Delegates to passionately promote justice and the rule of law. An experienced D.C. legal community leader, she has served as President of the Women’s Bar Association, D.C. Bar Treasurer, a two-term member of the Board of Governors, Chair of the Technology Committee, Chair of the Council on Sections and a member of the D.C. Bar’s Communities and Leadership Committees.
Incumbent ABA Delegate, Lucy is principal of Livingston PLLC where she focuses on challenging issues – critical infrastructure protection, election cybersecurity, and global data privacy. An ABA leader, Lucy is past Chair, Science and Technology Law Section, founding member of the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, ABA Life Fellow, and author of ABA books/chapters on cutting-edge technologies.
Lionel Andre is a shareholder at Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. He has 33 years of experience as an attorney and first chair litigator at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. He is committed to the Bar's objectives and core values of increased inclusiveness and enhanced access to justice for all D.C. residents.
As a member of the D.C. Bar for the past twelve years, Ramya Ravindran is honored by the opportunity to serve on the Board of Governors and bring a fresh and unique perspective given the breadth of my practice during the course of my legal career. Ramya is a partner at Bredhoff & Kaiser where she represents a wide range of clients across all industries, including labor unions, non-profit organizations, and employee benefit funds.
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