Mitt Regan

Mitt Regan is McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence, Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, and Co-Director on the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center. His work focuses on organizational, psychological, and neuroscientific aspects of ethics in the legal profession, and in business and military settings. He teaches courses at Georgetown on international law, national security, international human rights, and legal and military ethics.

Professor Regan is also a Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy and an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Center for Military and Security Law at the Australian National University College of Law. He is also an Academic Visitor at the Uehiro Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of Oxford and is a member of the American Bar Association Advisory Panel on Business and Human Rights. His work on ethics includes Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer; Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Industry (with Tanina Rostain; and Professional Responsibility: Representing Business Organizations (with John K. Villa); Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice (with Jeffrey D. Bauman), and numerous articles and book chapters. He is the co-author with Lisa Rohrer of a forthcoming book from the University of Chicago Press, BigLaw: Money and Meaning in the Modern Law Firm, currently working on a book with Mitt Regan about the effects of intensifying business pressures on law firm partners’ sense of themselves as professionals, based on more than 260 interviews with partners in major law firms.

Before joining Georgetown, Professor Regan was an associate at the law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell and served as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. on the U.S. Supreme Court and then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Senior Fellows

Lori Berman

Lori Berman is involved in the Center’s research efforts, driving research on what makes lawyers succeed, flourish and stay healthy in the law firm setting. In addition, she teaches courses at the law school on leadership, team skills, and client relationship skills. Lori is the Director of Professional Development for Hogan Lovells US LLP, where she creates, leads, and contributes to programs and curriculum that enhance the ability of lawyers to serve clients. Prior to working at Hogan, she worked both in-house and as a consultant. In these roles, she helped organizations with learning and professional development initiatives, leadership skills and coaching, succession planning, client relationship skills, women’s initiatives, and using competencies for selection and performance management.

Lori has written several articles on lawyer development. In 2016, she co-authored Accelerating Lawyer Success: How to Make Partner, Stay Healthy, and Flourish in a Law Firm, a book based on empirical research published by the American Bar Association. She holds an MA and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a BA in Psychology from Cornell University. Her work has won awards from NALP, ATD, ACLEA, and Chief Learning Officer. She was the winner of the 2017 Professional Development Consortium Richard Pearson Award for innovation, collaboration, and commitment to teaching and learning.

Heather Bock

Heather Bock, Ph.D., is a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law. In this capacity, she conducts research on the legal profession on organizational behavior, predictors of attorney success, and leadership in law firms. In addition, she teaches courses at Georgetown Law for law students and practicing attorneys on how to build leadership, team, and client relationship skills. Heather is also the Global Chief Learning Officer for Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP, where she leads the learning function for associate and partner training and development. Her work experience includes designing programs and delivering training for professional services firms and consulting with various companies on HR strategy, organizational transformation, and culture change. Heather is a recipient of the HR Leadership Award of Greater Washington and the Chief Learning Officer Vanguard Award. She has written several articles and authored a book on Using a Competency Model to Manage Firm Talent for the American Bar Association. She holds a B.S., Master of Public Health, and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Kathleen Clark

Kathleen Clark is a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis and practices law in Washington, DC, advising clients on issues of legal ethics, government ethics, and the law of whistleblowing. She is an Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of Government Ethics and serves on the D.C. Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee and the board of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Clark previously served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, drafting health care fraud legislation, and as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, writing an Ethics Manual for the District’s 32,000 employees. Her report on the conflicts of interest of government contractors formed the basis of a recommendation by the Administrative Conference of the United States and a resolution by the ABA House of Delegates. Clark has taught at the University of Michigan, Cornell University, and Utrecht University, and her extensive academic work has been cited in hundreds of articles and books. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, she studied Russian in the Soviet Union and Spanish in Guatemala before clerking for U.S. District Court Judge Harold H. Greene.

Mary B. DeRosa

Mary DeRosa is a Distinguished Visitor from Practice at Georgetown Law, where she focuses on national security law, with a particular focus on national security lawyering in the government. She teaches a course on national security lawyering, as well as courses on cybersecurity law and policy and torts. She also co-directs Georgetown’s Global Law Scholars program. Previously, Ms. DeRosa served as Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President and National Security Council Legal Adviser in the Obama Administration. She has also served at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations as Alternate Representative of the United States to the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly, an ambassador-level position.

Before the Obama Administration, Ms. DeRosa was Chief Counsel for National Security for the Senate Judiciary Committee, working for the Chairman, Senator Patrick Leahy; Senior Fellow for Technology and Public Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Legal Advisor, and earlier Deputy Legal Adviser, during the Clinton Administration; and Special Counsel to the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense. Earlier in her career, Ms. DeRosa was a lawyer at the Arnold & Porter law firm and a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Cardamone, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Elise Groulx Diggs

Elise Groulx Diggs works with Mitt Regan on the Center’s initiatives on Lawyers, Business, and Human Rights.  She advises corporations, governments, international organizations, and NGOs on the human rights issues, legal and social risks associated with their investment projects and global supply chains. Ms. Diggs is ranked by Chambers & Partners Global Guide as one of the top seven lawyers in the world in the field of Business and Human Rights. Ms. Diggs has expertise in assessing the legal risks of business operations in fragile states and conflict-affected areas. She also assists and advises clients with conflict mediation and remediation. Elise serves as the Convenor of the Advisory Board of the Business & Human Rights Project, American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights. She is also an officer of the CSR Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). She practices law as an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers in London and is Principal of the consulting firm, BI for Business Integrity & Partners LLC, based in Washington DC. As senior legal advisor, Elise is licensed to practice law in France (Paris Bar) and Canada (Quebec Bar) and is a licensed legal consultant in the state of New York. She is also an accredited mediator. Elise practiced as a criminal defence lawyer for many years in Montreal and concurrently founded two legal NGOs that participated in negotiations leading to the Rome Treaty and the regulations of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Michael Frisch

Professor Frisch is Ethics Counsel to the Law Center. He previously was senior assistant bar counsel to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He was in private practice from 1978-84 and assistant federal public defender for Maryland from 1975-78. Professor Frisch worked as a research assistant for the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 and 1974.

Sarah Harrison

Sarah Harrison is a Senior Analyst in the U.S. Program at Crisis Group, where she analyzes U.S. policy as it relates to global conflict and crises. Before Crisis Group, Sarah served for more than four years as Associate General Counsel at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of General Counsel (OGC), International Affairs, where she advised on domestic and international legal issues related to U.S. national security and the activities of the U.S. armed forces. From 2020 to 2021, Sarah taught international law as an adjunct professor for the Georgetown University Law Center. From 2015 to 2017, Sarah served as Counselor to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Ezequiel Heffes

Dr. Ezequiel Heffes is a Senior Policy and Legal Advisor at Geneva Call, a humanitarian NGO that promotes respect of humanitarian norms by armed groups and de facto authorities. He holds a PhD from the University of Leiden (Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies), an LL.M. in IHL and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy, and a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Law. Prior to joining Geneva Call, he worked as a field and protection delegate and as a head of office for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Colombia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ezequiel participates in different research projects, including as co-investigator of the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council-funded Generating Respect for Humanitarian Norms: The Influence of Religious Leaders on Parties to Armed Conflict and the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded From Words to Deeds: Providing for an Effective Engagement of Armed Non-State Actors to Improve Humanitarian Protection. Ezequiel has also published widely on different international law issues. He is the author of Detention by Non-State Armed Groups under International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2022), the co-editor of International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors. Debates, Law and Practice (T.M.C. Asser/Springer, 2020) and of Armed Groups and International Law. In the Shadowland of Legality and Illegality (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming 2023). Ezequiel is also working on a book on the legal framework applicable to non-international armed conflicts (Oxford University Press). 

Todd C. Huntley

Todd Huntley is the Director of the National Security Law Program and a Lecturer in Law at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to teaching, Todd develops curriculum as well as other educational and professional development programs for students focusing on National Security Law.  Todd is a retired Navy Captain and served as an active duty Judge Advocate for more than 23 years. Prior to joining Georgetown, he was a Professor of National Security Law at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville. He previously served as the Directory of the Navy’s National Security Law Division. While at the Pentagon, he served as a Special Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control as well as a member of the Senior Review Group for a Joint Staff study on hybrid threats.

Todd has extensive operational law experience supporting the Special Operations community. He served as the Chief, Information Operations Law at US Special Operations Command and as the legal advisor to the Joint Military Information Support Command, as well as the SJA, Special Operations Command Central and Combined Forces Special Operations Command, where he deployed to Qatar, Iraq, Yemen, and other locations in the Middle East. He also served as the legal advisor for US Special Operations Command, National Capital Region. Todd deployed to Afghanistan twice with a Joint Special Operations Task Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and has supported a Joint Special Operations Task Force conducting worldwide counter-terrorism missions. CAPT Huntley has a B.A. in International Affairs and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

His publications include Legal Issues in Special Operations, in U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice (Oxford University Press 2015) (with Matthew Grant); Balancing Self-Defense and Mission Accomplishment in International Interventions: Challenges in Drafting and Implementing Rules of Engagement, 29 Maryland Journal of International Law 83 (2014); Controlling the Use of Power in the Shadows: Application of Jus in Bello to Clandestine Activities and Unconventional Warfare, 5 Harvard National Security Journal 461 (2014) (with Andrew Levitz); and, Controlling the Use of Force in Cyberspace: The Application of the Law of Armed Conflict During a Time of Fundamental Change in the Nature of Warfare, 60 Naval Law Review 1 (2010).

James Jones

Jim was the managing partner of Arnold & Porter for ten years and a corporate general counsel and currently advises on strategy and trends in the legal industry and profession.  He works with Professor Regan to coordinate the Center’s Law Firm Roundtable and its annual Law Firm General Counsel Workshop.  Jim also takes the lead in preparing the Center’s Annual Report on the Legal Market in collaboration with the Legal Executive Institute and Peer Monitor and on studies of the alternative legal services provider market in concert with the Said Business School at the University of Oxford and Thomson Reuters.

Lisa Rohrer

Lisa Rohrer is a researcher, writer, and educator focused on leadership in the legal profession. She is co-author with Mitt Regan of a forthcoming book from the University of Chicago Press, BigLaw: Money and Meaning in the Modern Law Firm, about the effects of intensifying business pressures on law firm partners’ sense of themselves as professionals, based on more than 260 interviews with partners in major law firms. In addition to her research, Lisa is an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at the American University School of International Service and serves as an advisor to law firm leaders on leadership, strategy, and governance. Previously, Lisa led the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School. She earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Harvard University.

Jamillah Bowman Williams

Professor Williams is an Associate professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center. Her research focuses on contemporary bias, the effectiveness of anti-discrimination law, and the capacity of law to promote compliance and social change. More specifically, she uses social psychological theory and empirical analysis to examine the impact of antidiscrimination law on the individuals it was intended to protect. After law school, Dr. Williams worked as an Associate in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings, LLP in Chicago, IL, where she specialized in conducting privileged diagnostics of employment processes and advising employers on diversity/inclusion programs. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown University Law Center, Williams was a National Science Foundation Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL.