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Joshua Hauser, a Management Consultant with JKD Consultants Inc., served as a Director on the Boards of technology-based public companies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan, and of private companies. Joshua has been successful with respect to mergers and acquisitions, shareholder liquidity transactions, new product introductions, and operational improvements in a business-to-business environment. He has experience in both large, public entities, smaller private companies, and start-ups.

Edward Krugman retired from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP at the end of 2016 after 37 years with the Firm (30 as a partner). While at Cahill he litigated in areas ranging from antitrust to contested takeovers to securities fraud to insurance and reinsurance coverage, appearing in state and federal courts throughout the country, at trial and on appeal, and before numerous domestic and international arbitration tribunals.

Since retiring from Cahill, Ed has been a volunteer Senior Attorney at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, on whose Board he has sat since 2006. He served on the Board of Gay Men’s Health Crisis from 2012 to 2018. At NCLEJ, Ed conducts class action and other impact litigation in the areas of public benefits, disability rights, racially discriminatory policing, and legal financial obligations.

Ed received his J.D. in 1978 from Yale Law School, where he was Note Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and he clerked for the late Irving R. Kaufman, then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He received a B.S. with Special Honors in Mathematics in 1971 from C.C.N.Y. and a Ph.D in Mathematics from N.Y.U. in 1975.

Elizabeth (Beth) McCallum is a partner in the Baker Hostetler law firm, where she practices primarily in the areas of commercial and antitrust litigation. Beth has devoted substantial time to public service work over the course of her career, including representing a class of students attending the Baltimore City public schools in a challenge to the constitutionality of the education providing to those students since 1996; filing numerous amici briefs in the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal in cases involving the rights of people with disabilities; and successfully challenging a Tennessee statute imposing restrictions on reproductive rights under the Tennessee constitution.

In 2005 she was awarded the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award, given each year to five individual lawyers and institutions in the legal profession that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. She [also] serves on the Boards of the David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and the Washington Lawyers Center for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

Brett Rogers is General Counsel of Brown Advisory, a global investment and strategic advisory firm. In this role, he leads the groups responsible for management of legal matters, regulatory compliance, code of conduct and ethics oversight, internal audit, risk management and corporate secretarial functions.  Before joining Brown Advisory in 2009, Brett was director and global head of risk management governance in Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management Division and chief compliance officer of the Germany Funds, a NYSE-listed complex of closed-end funds. While at Deutsche he also served as deputy chief compliance officer of the DWS/Scudder family of mutual funds and chief compliance officer of Deutsche Asset Management (Japan) Limited. 

Brett serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including Baltimore Chesapeake Outward Bound School, an educational organization that delivers active learning through expeditions that inspire character development, self-discovery and service, and the Kasina Foundation, a grant-making organization focused on improving the financial literacy of children. Brett graduated from Georgetown University with Honors in English, earned his MBA from the University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business, and his law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  Brett and his wife Vicky live in Baltimore with their two daughters.        

Margaret "Peggy" Moran Zwisler, retired from the partnership at Latham & Watkins LLP in December 2019. Prior to joining Latham in 2005, she had practiced at Howrey LLP for many years, and was one of the first women to join the firm as an associate in 1976.

For over 40 years, Peggy was an antitrust trial lawyer, appearing in federal district courts and courts of appeals throughout the country before juries and judges and achieving precedential and significant victories for her clients. She also had an extensive class action defense practice across a range of industries as diverse as cars and cranberries. At both firms, Peggy’s pro bono interests included litigating cases addressing homelessness, employment discrimination and civil rights.

Peggy graduated from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1971 and received her JD from the George Washington University Law School in 1976, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and led the National Moot Court team. In 2014, the GW Law Association of Women and the GW Law Alumni Association honored her with the Belva Lockwood Award, recognizing her long and successful career as a woman trial attorney.

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