Ex Officio Members

The chair of the Vice Presidents for the Circuits, chair of the Section and Division Council, and chair of the Younger Lawyers Division serve as ex officio members of the Board without a vote if they have not been elected to the Board of Directors.

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Hon. Barry W. Ashe, Judiciary Director

The Honorable Barry W. Ashe is a United States District Judge in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was appointed to the bench of the United States District Court for the eastern District of Louisiana on August 30, 2018.


Adine S. Momoh, Chair, Younger Lawyers Division

Adine S. Momoh currently serves as an Eighth Circuit Vice President of the Federal Bar Association and Chair for the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyers Division.


Matthew Moschella, Sections and Divisions Council Chair

Matt has been active in the FBA since 2004. He has been a board member of the Younger Lawyers Division for several years and has recently served as Chair. He is also the co-chair of the FBA’s Supreme Court Admissions Program, which is coordinated by the YLD.


Maria Z. Vathis, Immediate Past President

Maria Z. Vathis is Of Counsel at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in Chicago. She has been a member of the Federal Bar Association since the beginning of her legal career.


Michael S. Vitale, Chair, Vice Presidents for the Circuits

Mike Vitale is partner at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP, where he has practiced law since 2007. His practice includes civil and complex business litigation across the State of Florida, where he has trial experience at both the federal and state level.


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