Officers and the Board of Directors


Sharon O’Grady, President

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.

Jeanette Bazis, Vice 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, Treasurer

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, Secretary

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

Néstor M. Méndez-Gómez, Historian and Fellows Chair

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

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.

Jim Hammerschmidt, Director

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...

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.

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.

Dennis Clark, General Counsel

Mr. Clark practices as a trial and appellate attorney in federal and state criminal and civil litigation, with extensive experience in legal compliance and ethical issues.