Emerging Leaders Council

The Legal Services Corporation’s Emerging Leaders Council will bring together some of the country’s rising leaders to help increase public awareness of the crisis in civil legal aid and the importance of providing equal access to justice to all low-income Americans.

Profile images of the Emerging Leaders Council's 3 co-chairs.

Emerging Leaders Council Co-Chairs Kristen Sonday, Brad Robertson, and Sara Agate

Emerging Leaders Council Members

Elizabeth Abramson
Associate, DLA Piper LLP

John Adams
Stakeholder, Eimer Stahl LLP

Sara Agate
Health Justice Attorney & Innovation and Policy Advocate

Omid G. Bañuelos
Associate, Williams & Connolly LLP

Reena Bajowala

Partner, Ice Miller LLP

Lester Booker Jr.
Vice President, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Communications, Citizens Bank

Aaron Brooks
Associate General Counsel, Bank OZK

Amanda Brown 
Founder and Executive Director, Lagniappe Law Lab

Hannah Calhoon
VP, Innovation, Financial Health Network

Nyssa Chopra
Attorney, Microsoft

Jeff Coreil
Partner, NeunerPate

Thomas Culligan 
Director, Legislative Affairs, The Boeing Company

Clay Dumas
Chief of Staff, Partner, Lowercase Capital 

Josh Feinzig
J.D. Candidate, Yale Law School 

Ashely Garry 
Of Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company

Kevin Golembiewski
Deputy Solicitor General, FL Attorney General’s Office

Eduardo Gonzalez
Projects Manager, Self-Represented Litigation Network

Danielle Hamilton
Justice Fellow, Associate, Loevy & Loevy

Kiff Hamp
Policy and Board Relations Manager,
After School Matters

Chase Hertel
Director of Attorney Services, LegalZoom

Silas Horst
Campaign Manager, US, Responsible Business Initiative for Justice

Dan Kass 
Co-Founder, JustFix.nyc

David Layfer
Senior Counsel, AbbVie

Gabe Leader-Rose
Co-Founder, Good Call 

Daniel Liss
CEO, Dispo
Creative Director, Gensler

Katrina Logan
Direction Attorney, Economic Advancement Program
Community Legal Services, Inc.

Amelia McGowan
Senior Attorney, Mississippi Center for Justice

Josh Meltzer 
Senior Counsel, Office of the President, University of California

Dorna Moini
Founder, Documate.org  

Ben Mundel
Associate, Sidley Austin LLP

Eric Osborne
Member, Sherrard, Roe, Voigt, & Harbison, PLC

Neil Pai
General Counsel, Founders Fund

Rohan Pavuluri
Cofounder, Upsolve 

Amy Pitelka
Founder, Light Legal
Founder, Barker Pitelka LLC

John Ramirez
Chief Product Officer, P33

Stacey Reimann
Organizer, Alabama Democratic Party

Brad Robertson
Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Samantha Sanchez
Legal Technology Leader, TechBridge 

Laura Safdie
COO & General Counsel, Casetext

Renee Schomp
Director, Napa Sonoma ADU 

Maya Sequiera
Associate, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Russell Shankland
Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Romeen Sheth
Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company

Tarra Simmons 
Executive Director, Civil Survival

Shelly Skinner 
Ethics/Labor Attorney

Mark Slobodien 
Vice President of Government Affairs, VITAS Healthcare

Kristen Sonday
Founder, Paladin

Aidan Sova
gTech Ads Support Strategist, Google

Matthew Stubenberg
Associate Director of Legal Technology,
Access to Justice Lab 

Sam Swartz
Public Policy, Stripe

Jason Tashea
Product Manager, Quest for Justice
Founder, Justice Codes

Garrett Thomas
Founder & Managing Attorney, The Law Office of Garrett Thomas

Marc Theriault 
Deputy Circuit Executive, Office of the Circuit Executive, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Charlie Weikel 
Group Manager, Global Corporate Strategy, Baxter International

J. Sterling Williams, IV
Associate, Greenburg Traurig LLP 

Miguel Willis
Program Director, Access to Justice Technology Fellows Program

David Zimmer
Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

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