Officers and the Board of Directors



Officers


Jeanette Bazis, President


Jeanette Bazis is an experienced and highly-regarded litigator who practices mainly in federal court. Jeanette’s primary focus is on business and employment litigation. Many of her cases arise at...


Henry M. Quillian III, Vice President


A member of the FBA for all 26 years of his complex litigation practice, Henry has litigated construction, insurance, intellectual property and commercial cases in 18 states, often in conjunction with...


Juanita Sales Lee, Treasurer


Juanita Sales Lee is the Chief of General and Administrative Law Division at the United States Army Space Missile Defense Command since 2008.


Jim Hammerschmidt, Secretary


James R. Hammerschmidt is a principal at Paley Rothman in Bethesda, MD and Co-Chair of the firm’s Employment Law practice group, as well as a member of its Litigation and Appellate practice groups...


Sharon O’Grady, Historian and Fellows Chair


Sharon O'Grady has served as Deputy Attorney General for the state of California since 2013. Prior to that she was in private practice for more than 30 years, most recently with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLC. Sharon is a past FBA Circuit Vice President for the Ninth Circuit, and served as President of the Northern District of California Chapter.




Board of Directors


Carl Gilmore, Director


Mr. Gilmore’s principal area of practice is civil litigation, in both state and federal courts, with an emphasis on the defense of product liability and environmental claims.


Col. Winston Haythe, Director


Colonel Haythe's legal career spans an international practice in both the federal and private sectors for over 45 years.


Martha Hardwick Hofmeister, Director


Martha Hardwick Hofmeister represents litigants in probate and civil courts both state and federal courts. Her clients include trustees, executors, individuals, and business owners and entities...


Hon. Pamela Mathy, Director


Hon. Pamela Mathy is a retired U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.


Sheri H. Mecklenburg, Director


Sheri Mecklenburg was appointed to serve as a Vice President for the Seventh Circuit in 2012. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Chapter for four years.


Néstor M. Méndez-Gómez, Director


Mr. Méndez focuses on complex commercial arbitration and litigation, including antitrust, intellectual property, financial institutions, government regulation and securities law actions.


Matthew B. Moreland, Director


Matthew B. Moreland began his involvement with the FBA through the Younger Lawyers Division (YLD) Moot Court Competition under a new appointment to the National FBA YLD Board of Directors.


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