Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The FBA Board of Directors are the governing body of the association.

The Board of Directors consists of the president, president-elect, treasurer, and 12 elected directors who represent segments of the membership.  There are three ex officio members and the executive director who attend Board meetings but are non-voting members of the Board.


Mark K. Vincent, President

Mark K. Vincent is a 17-year active member of the Federal Bar Association and a Fellow of the FBA Foundation. Mark is also a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Utah.

Hon. Michael J. Newman, President-Elect

Hon. Michael J. Newman was appointed as a magistrate judge in the Southern District of Ohio in July 2011.

Kip T. Bollin, Treasurer

Kip T. Bollin is a litigation partner at Thompson Hine LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, focusing on the defense of product liability and business claims, including putative class actions.

Elected Members

W. West Allen

West serves as Government Relations Committee Chair for the FBA. He previously served as Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Vice Presidents of the Circuits from 2009 to 2011.

Simeon H. Baum

Simeon Baum, president of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc., has successfully mediated over 900 disputes. An attorney, with over 25 years’ experience as a litigator, Simeon has served as a mediator or ADR neutral in a wide variety of matters.

Richard S. Dellinger

Richard Dellinger is partner in Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor and Reed, P.A. and his practice includes civil litigation, federal civil and criminal litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and family law.

Raymond J. Dowd

Ray Dowd is a partner in Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City. He has conducted numerous bench and jury trials and arbitrations.

Katherine Gonzalez-Valentín

Katherine González-Valentín is a Senior Member at Ferraiuoli, LLC and Chair of the Labor & Employment Department.

Kristin Kimmelman

Kristin Kimmelman is a research and writing specialist with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Western District of Texas in El Paso, Texas.

Anh Le Kremer

Anh Le Kremer is the Deputy General Counsel of Center For Diagnostic Imagining, one of the largest provider networks for diagnostic imaging and radiology services in the nation.

Hon. Elizabeth A. Kronk Warner

Hon. Elizabeth A. Kronk Warner is an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Kansas School of Law where she serves as the director of the Tribal law and Government Center and as an Affiliated Professor of Indigenous Studies.

Kevin A. Maxim

Kevin A. Maxim established Atlanta’s The Maxim Law Firm, P.C. in January 2009. He has represented clients from throughout the country in civil litigation matters pending in Georgia and the Southeast.

Glen R. McMurry

Glen McMurry formally joined the FBA in August 2010, shortly before his election as president of the Dayton, Ohio, Chapter. At that time, the Dayton Chapter’s membership hovered between 20 and 30 members, and the chapter hosted only one event per year.

Christie C. Varnado

Christine “Christie” Companion Varnado joined The Seibels Law Firm, P.A. in Charleston, South Carolina as a partner in 2009. Since 1993, her civil litigation practice has...

Dawn E. Stern

Dawn E. Stern is an Associate at DLA Piper, LLC in Washington, D.C. where she practices Government Contracts law.

Ex Officio Members

Christian K. Adams, Sections and Divisions Council Chair

Christian Adams is a partner in the litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice group at Carlsmith Ball LLP in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he concentrates his practice on complex commercial and appellate litigation.

Jonathan Hafen, Vice Presidents for the Circuits Chair

Jonathan Hafen has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state courts. He has been widely praised by clients and peers for his skilled and efficient approach to litigation. As a trial lawyer, Hafen handles a wide variety of litigation, including cases in the areas of securities and investment law, employment law, breach of contract, property disputes, road and access cases, intellectual property, medical devices, pharmaceutical products, disputes over ownership and control of businesses, class actions, and construction law.

David A. Goodwin, Younger Lawyers Division Chair

David Goodwin is an attorney with Gustafson Gluek PLLC. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 2001) and DePaul University College of Law (J.D. 2006). David was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 2006.