Largo, Md. – Maryland Attorney General-elect Anthony G. Brown announced Thursday Advisor, Member of the Transition Steering Committee and Co-Leader of the Policy Team On matters related to the Office of the Attorney General.
Advisors and Deputy Chiefs advise the incoming Attorney General on civil rights, consumer protection, the environment, fairness and ethics, labor, procurement, and public safety. The policy team will convene hearings and provide guidance to the incoming Attorney General as he prepares to assume the roles and responsibilities of the 47th Attorney General.
“Justice and fairness are central to my efforts as Maryland’s Chief Legal Officer and my approach to issues that affect the state. They bring professional experience and are experts in their fields.” said Brown. “Their work as part of this transition is critical to ensuring a strong foundation and a clear path forward to continue serving the people of Maryland.”
“Attorney General Brown and this transition team are committed to listening to the diverse voices of Marylanders, from Maryland’s top legal minds to those who call Maryland home.” Donna Hill Staton, Co-Chair of the Transition Steering Committee, said: “These leaders represent every corner of our great state, and we believe their advice and guidance will advance our common goals of equal justice and fairness for all. I’m confident.”
“Transparency is essential to the Office of the Attorney General. Together with this extraordinary team of leaders and civil servants, we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition to incoming Attorney General Brown and providing the best possible service to the people of Maryland. We build a broad, inclusive and responsive vision.” Transition Steering Committee Co-Chair Donald B. Tobin said:
See below for Transition Steering Committee Advisor biographies.
Jason Downes Former Chief Deputy Attorney General of the DC Office of the Attorney General. Jason Downes leverages his experience managing one of his leading AG offices in the country and reputation as a leading trial attorney to help clients work with government regulators, including state attorneys general. To do. As Co-Chair of the State Attorney General’s Practice Group, Jason has served as lead counsel for clients facing enforcement actions, taking creative approaches to educating her AG community in the state on behalf of clients and corporate helping to understand the powers of the state attorney general.
Larry S. Gibson He teaches at the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law. Under President Jimmy Carter, Gibson served as Deputy Attorney General and Director of the National Economic Crime Project in the U.S. Department of Justice. Gibson was Vice Chair of the National Security Council’s Working Group on Terrorism.
Elizabeth M. “Betty” Hewlett An attorney and was recently appointed by President Biden to serve on the National Capital Planning Commission. Betty recently completed her second term as chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Hewlett has represented the state of Maryland in the Washington, D.C. Transportation Authority and served as a principal with Shipley and Hewlett in Horn, Pennsylvania.
Timothy Maloney Counsel for Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, handling complex civil and criminal cases. Maloney is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyer and a member of the Maryland Appellate Nominating Commission. Tim served on the Court of Appeals Rules Committee from 1998 until 2014. Maloney was a member of the Maryland House of Representatives from 1979 until she was in 1995, chairing the House subcommittees on higher education, transportation, public safety, and the capital budget.
Elizabeth A. Sacks He served as Director of Government Reform and Strategic Initiatives in the office of Baltimore County Commissioner John A. Olshevski, Jr., and was the Transition Officer for the new County Commissioner. Prior to these positions, he was a managing partner at Long Point Strategies, a public policy consulting firm.
Tom Perez He previously served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Perez also served as U.S. Secretary of Labor and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Barack Obama. Perez was previously elected to the Montgomery County Assembly and served as Commissioner of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
See below for biographies of each Policy Team Co-Leader on the Transition Steering Committee.
Tiffany Leleford amHe is an artner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and co-chair of the Community Associations Group. She has appeared in state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Maryland Civil Rights Commission, the DC Human Rights Department, and the Prince Her George County Human Relations Commission. Releford represents businesses large and small, non-profit organizations, employers, community groups and individuals on issues involving discrimination based on disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion and age.
Stephen Hawkins is an American social justice leader and litigator who most recently served as president and CEO of the American Cannabis Association. Stephen previously served as Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project and Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. Prior to these positions, he served as Vice President and Chief Program Officer for the National Association for the Advancement of Black People (NAACP).
Nicole McConlogue He is an associate professor and clinic director at West Virginia University, where he primarily teaches in litigation and advocacy clinics. Prior to joining the faculty, he served as a Clinical Education Fellow at the University of Baltimore Law School’s Sole He Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic. Prior to that, he was a pro bono for consumer protection projects in Maryland. He managed a resource center and also worked as a disability benefits attorney.
Paul Tiburge He is chairman of state public policy and administrative legal affairs for DLA Piper and has served as Maryland state legal counsel to many Fortune 500 companies. He served as a lead representative for the Maryland Coalition for Tort Reform, a group of Maryland employers seeking to support Maryland’s aggressive civil liability law.
Edward Gibbs Partner at Gibbs and Haller. Gibbs has represented clients in obtaining approval for complex mixed-use development projects before Maryland government agencies and courts.
Melanie Hartwig Davis Since 2014, he has served on the Board of the Maryland Conservative Voters League and prior to that, he served on the Board of Directors of the MDLCV Education Fund. Hartwig-Davis is the principal and owner of HD Squared Architects, LLC in downtown Annapolis. She is currently Ann She is also Vice Chair of the Arundel County Planning Advisory Board (PAB) and previously served on the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission (WSSC).
Fairness and Ethics:
Lydia E. Lawless I’m an attorney in Maryland. She joined the Complaints Board as Assistant Attorney in 2011 and she was appointed Attorney in 2011. July 2017As an attorney, Mr. Lawless manages an office of approximately 25 employees, investigating and prosecuting allegations of professional misconduct and incompetence where appropriate.
Caroline Laguerre-Brown He is Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement at George Washington University. Caroline directs George Washington’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the university, including the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, Office of Disability Assistance Services, Center for Multicultural Student Services, and Title IX. Overseeing the office.
Roxy Herbekian President of UNITE HERE Local 7. Roxie is also a member of the Executive Committee of the UNITE HERE International Union, the AFL-CIO and the Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Baltimore AFL-CIO. Roxie has organized and negotiated union contracts for thousands of workers in the hospitality industry. In 2021, Roxy led a successful campaign to stop Governor Hogan from early ending federal unemployment benefits for Maryland workers laid off due to the pandemic.
Joel Smith Acted as legal counsel to Kahn, Smith & Collins, PA. She has served as legal counsel and counsel to elected officials, labor and civil society representatives at the local, national and state levels. Smith represents various civil service unions in Maryland. Through both legislation and litigation, he has played a key role in defining collective bargaining rights for civil servants in the state.
franklin lee Partner at Tydings & Lee. Franklin is one of the country’s leading agencies on socioeconomic policy promoting the use of small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses in government contracts. In his more than 25 years, he has advised businesses on their regulatory compliance with such policies, and federal, state, and local governments on the establishment and advocacy of commercial non-discrimination policies and public contracting programs. I have been advising
Scott A. Livingston Co-Founder of RWL and Chair of the company’s National Contracting, Procurement and Bid Appeals Practice. A Maryland procurement law expert, Scott has represented hundreds of government contractors in bid protests and other state contract disputes totaling more than $5 billion. He has acted as an attorney of record in more than 50 of his decisions issued by the Maryland Commission on Contract Appeals. In his more than 30 years of practice, Scott has handled more complaints to the Maryland Commission of Contract Appeals than any other private practice. In his previous role as Assistant Attorney General of Maryland, Scott advised the Maryland Secretary of Transportation.
Norman Earl Parker Jr. Joined Howard County Law Firm August 2014and currently serves as the Deputy Assistant County Attorney at that office. Prior to entering the county, he worked in municipal finance law at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore, and then at the Maryland Attorney General’s Office as follows. Chief Counsel for the State’s Economic Development Division. First Chief Attorney for Maryland Stadium Authority. From Deputy Attorney General to Attorney General Joseph Curran.
Michael Pinard Co-Director of the Clinical Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Professor Pinard currently serves on the Boards of the Goat Center, the Leadership Council of the Public Justice Center, and the Board of Access to the Maryland Judiciary Commission. Pinard has served on the Board of the Public Justice Center, Advisory Board Member of the Maryland Reentry Partnership, Member of the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Chair of the Legal Education and Bar Admissions Committee for the Maryland State Bar Association. rice field. .
Chelsea Crawford A partner at Brown Goldstein & Levy, he is responsible for a variety of civil rights practices, including wrongful convictions, police misconduct, and disability rights litigation. Prior to joining Brown Goldstein & Levy, he served as a clerk for Judge Andre M. Davis of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Stephanie A. Gallagher Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Learn more at the Attorney General’s website at: www.agtransition23.com.