Rose Gill Hearn (Chair), Bloomberg Associates
Rose Gill Hearn is a principal at Bloomberg Associates, a philanthropic firm where she consults with cities around the world on municipal integrity/transparency issues. Prior to joining Bloomberg Associates, Rose was the longest-serving Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), which is charged with identifying, preventing, and investigating corruption in New York City. Rose’s leadership of DOI led to significant increases in DOI’s productivity across numerous categories, including number of arrests, asset forfeiture recoveries, number of complaints received, and number of cases closed. Prior to her appointment at DOI, Rose was a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Supervisor of the Crime Control Strategies Unit of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Rose also serves as the Chair of NYC’s Campaign Finance Board, a national model for nonpartisan regulation of public financing of campaigns and for providing information and assistance to voters. Rose has hosted and presented at integrity conferences in the U.S. and internationally. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Urban Law Center of the Fordham University School of Law, and as a member of the Government Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Richard Briffault, Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation, Columbia Law School
Richard Briffault researches, writes, and teaches on state and local government law, the law of the political process, and legislation. He is the Chair of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, served as a member of New York’s Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, and is the Reporter for the American Law Institute's project on Principles of Government Ethics. Richard is the co-author of State and Local Government Law; principal author of Dollars and Democracy: A Blueprint for Campaign Finance Reform, and author of Balancing Acts: The Reality Behind State Balanced Budget Requirements, as well as more than seventy law review articles.
Marianne Camerer, Co-Founder, Global Integrity
Marianne Camerer is the Programme Director of Building Bridges, the new policy-focused research and outreach programme at the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Prior to joining UCT, Marianne co-founded the international anti-corruption NGO Global Integrity and serves as a trustee of The Global Integrity Trust. She previously headed anti-corruption research at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), was a founding director of the Open Democracy Advice Center (ODAC) and lectured in applied ethics at the University of Stellenbosch. Marianne has consulted for international organizations such as the World Bank and United Nations. She holds masters’ degrees in public policy and political philosophy from Oxford and the University of Stellenbosch and has published in the governance field. Her Ph.D. in Political Studies, from the University of Witwatersrand, was on “Corruption and Reform in Democratic South Africa.” Marianne is a Yale World Fellow and spent a semester in New Haven as a Fellow of the Yale Council for African Studies. She is passionate about leadership development and recently qualified as an integral coach through UCT’s Centre for Coaching at the Graduate School of Business.
Jeremy Feigelson, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Jeremy Feigelson is the former chair of the Government Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Jeremy also has served on the Special Committee on Cyberspace Law of the New York State Bar Association, and he regularly speaks and writes on legal issues involving intellectual property, technology, and privacy. Jeremy is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he leads the firm's Privacy and Data Security practice and concentrates in intellectual property, media litigation and counseling, and financial services.
Margaret Friedberg, Adjunct Associate Professor, Fordham University School of Law
Margaret Friedberg is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Appellate Litigation at Fordham Law School. She previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 1991 to 2005. In this position, she served as the Chief of Narcotics and General Crimes Units, as well as Deputy Chief of Public Corruption and Violent Crimes Units. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Margaret was an associate at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.
Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the New York City Mayor's Office for Criminal Justice
Elizabeth Glazer is the Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office for Criminal Justice. In that role Elizabeth serves as the Mayor’s criminal justice policy advisor and directs multi-agency efforts focused on reducing crime, unnecessary incarceration and promoting fairness. Most recently, Elizabeth was Governor Cuomo’s Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, advising the Governor on criminal justice and homeland security policy and overseeing eight agencies, including the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the State Police. Ms. Glazer has held a number of senior positions at the federal, state and local levels, implementing crime control and prevention strategies. She served in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, including as the Chief of Organized Crime, and the founding Chief of both the Violent Gangs and Crime Control Strategies sections. Subsequently, Elizabeth was the First Deputy Commissioner in New York City's Department of Investigation, the city agency charged with investigating corruption and fraud. She then served as a First Deputy District Attorney in Westchester County and later as Special Counsel to the New York State Attorney General. Early in Elizabeth's career, she was the first Director of Management Information Services for New York City's Department of Juvenile Justice.
Michele Hirshman, Partner, Paul, Weiss LLP
Michele Hirshman is a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul, Weiss LLP. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Michele served for eight years as first deputy attorney general for the State of New York and for eleven years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she was the deputy chief appellate attorney and chief of the General Crimes and Public Corruption Units. She received the John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement from the U.S. Department of Justice. For the past two years, The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Michele for White Collar Criminal Defense. She has also been recognized by Legal 500 in White-Collar Criminal Defense, and was named to the first-ever Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation guide.
Michael Kim, Co-Founder, Kobre & Kim LLP
Michael Kim is the co-founder of Kobre & Kim LLP, a litigation boutique with 120 professionals at offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Miami, the Cayman Islands, and British Virgin Islands. He serves as lead counsel in a wide variety of international asset forfeiture and white-collar criminal matters. Prior to establishing Kobre & Kim LLP, Michael served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was in the Securities & Commodities Fraud Unit. Michael was previously at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Before his legal career, Michael served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army.
Paul Lagunes, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Paul Lagunes is dedicated to the study of corruption, especially as it affects city governments in the Americas. Specifically, Paul studies the regressive impact of corruption on society, as well as the contributing factors to such corruption and the conditions under which anti-corruption monitoring is most effective. Paul has been published in Latin American Research Review, Political Psychology, Huffington Post, and Transparency International’s Anti-Corruption Research Network, among others. He obtained his PhD. in Political Science from Yale University.
Jeri Powell, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, NYC Department of Investigation
Jeri Powell currently serves as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the NYC Department of Investigation under Commissioner Mark G. Peters. In this role, Jeri advances the agency’s mission by managing legislative affairs at all levels of government, and represents the agency’s policy goals through proactive engagement with stakeholders including the Office of the Mayor and mayoral agencies, City Council, elected officials, advocates and opinion leaders. She has professional experience in non-profit advocacy, political campaigns and corporate law. Previously, she practiced law in the New York and Paris offices of Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP. Jeri earned her JD at Columbia Law School and an AB in economics and French at Duke University.
Daniel Richman, Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Daniel Richman specializes in the areas of federal criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. In 2015, Dan was awarded the Colubmia University Presidential Award for Excellence. Prior to joining the Columbia Law School faculty, Dan was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York—where he ended up as chief appellate attorney—and taught at Fordham Law School. Dan also was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg in 2004 as the Chair of the Local Conditional Release Commission for the City of New York. His scholarly writings include more than 30 law review articles.
Stephen C. Robinson, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Stephen Robinson is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focuses on a range of litigation matters, including corporate internal investigations and government enforcement matters. Prior to joining Skadden in 2010, Judge Robinson served as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Robinson also has held several other high-level positions in government, including as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and as principal deputy general counsel and special assistant to the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In addition, Judge Robinson was the CEO of Empower New Haven, a nonprofit agency based in New Haven, Connecticut that focuses on urban development social services. Judge Robinson’s private sector experience includes work at Kroll Associates, an international private investigations firm, where he investigated, among other things, allegations of corruption on behalf of the Brazilian Congress. Judge Robinson is a former Yale Law School Senior Research Fellow, and has taught white collar crime and trial advocacy at Yale, as well as appellate advocacy at Cardozo Law School.