Elected Members


W. West Allen, Director

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.

Hon. Alison S. Bachus, Director

Judge Bachus has been a Vice President for the Ninth Circuit since 2012, and has worked to foster better communication between chapters and National and to marshal resources to keep programming vital and our membership engaged.

Andrew K. Clark, Director

Since October 2011, he has served as a Circuit Vice President for the Fourth Circuit as well as on the FBA’s Community Outreach Committee.

Hon. Robin Feder, Director

Hon. Robin E. Feder (personal capacity) was appointed as an immigration judge by the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, in November 2006. She is the immediate past chair of the Board of Immigration Appeals Precedent Decision Committee.

David A. Goodwin, Director

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.

Karleen J. Green, Director

Karleen Green has a blended labor and employment practice which concentrates on employee benefits and employment matters for both public and private employers, including compliance with federal and state employment laws as well as ERISA, HIPAA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and COBRA. She represents clients in various industries, including construction, health care, public utilities, package and freight delivery, financial services, fueling, gaming, industrial equipment, insurance, real estate, food service, education, and state and local government.

Jonathan Hafen, Director

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.

Joseph S. Leventhal, Director

At the national level of the FBA, he currently serves on the Community Service Committee and previously served as the Chair of the Chapter Activity Fund Committee, as a member of the GRC, as a member of the SOLACE Committee, as a member of the Elections and Nominations Committee, and as a member of the Board of the YLD.

Glen R. McMurry, Director

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.

Kelly Titus Scalise, Director

Scalise has been a member of the Federal Bar Association for over 15 years, and has served in a leadership role for all of those years.

Vildan A. Teske, Director

Vildan Teske is a founding partner of Teske, Micko, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel in Minneapolis, Minn. She has a national practice focused on complex litigation on behalf of consumers, employees, and service members.

Christie C. Varnado, Director

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...


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