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Our Board

Frank Azzopardi, Esq.
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Frank Azzopardi is the head of Davis Polk’s Intellectual Property Group. He joined the firm in 2001 and has been a partner in the New York office since 2008. He has extensive experience overseeing intellectual property, technology and media-related issues arising from corporate transactions. His experience includes advising entertainment and media, information technology, health care, investment banking, private equity and other clients on a variety of matters. Frank consults in connection with intellectual property disputes, especially in the area of copyrights, trademarks, passing off and licensing disputes. Before joining Davis Polk, he worked in the Melbourne office of Allens Arthur Robinson from 1998 to 2001. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Pro Bono Net. Frank graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996 and received his LL.B. with honors from the University of Melbourne Law School.

J. Nicholas Baughan, Treasurer
Managing Member, Marks Baughan & Co.

Nick is the Managing Member of Marks Baughan, a boutique investment bank based in Philadelphia and London that focuses on raising capital and providing advisory services to emerging growth companies, primarily in the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Nick co-founded the firm in 2003 and has since led its activities in the legal, compliance and risk management industries. He is a 1990 graduate of Columbia University where he received a B.A. in History, and a 1995 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Earlier in his career, Nick held investment banking positions with Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse First Boston, Salomon Smith Barney and Thomas Weisel Partners.

LeeAnn Black, Secretary
Chief Operating Officer, Latham & Watkins LLP

LeeAnn Black is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Latham & Watkins, a leading global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers in 30+ offices across the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Latham is internationally recognized for its practices spanning a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation and regulatory areas and consistently ranks among the best firms globally with an innovative approach to law firm management, commitment to client service and collegial culture. LeeAnn is a member of the Latham & Watkins Executive Committee and oversees Latham’s global operations and is responsible for the firm’s strategic financial management. Before joining Latham & Watkins, LeeAnn was a Senior Auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and a member of the New York State Certified Public Accountants Association.

Michele DeStefano
Professor, University of Miami School of Law

Recently recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel, Michele is a Professor at the University of Miami School of law, guest faculty at Harvard Law School, and the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international think-tank of over 1000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students who create innovations at the intersection of law, business, and technology. She is also co-curator of the Compliance Elliance Journal, an e-journal of articles in compliance and ethics. Michele is an author, speaker, consultant, and facilitator on innovation and technology, culture creation, teaming, and cross-practice, cross-border initiatives. Through her company MoveLaw, Michele runs bespoke, experiential learning workshops grounded in a human-centered design to transform how lawyers collaborate and create culture change. Michele researches and writes about the growing intersections between law, business, and legal innovation. Her book, Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity + Collaboration + Innovation in Law leverages over 100 interviews with General Counsels at international corporations and Heads of Innovation at law firms. In addition to teaching law at the University of Miami, Michele teaches in Harvard Law School’s, Executive Education Program. Michele received her J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, Dartmouth College.

Mark Friedman
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Intel Corporation

Mark Friedman is Vice President of the Law & Policy Group and Associate General Counsel at Intel Corporation. Mark joined Intel in 1996 and has led teams providing legal support to many of Intel’s business groups, including the legal team responsible for supporting Intel’s worldwide sales and marketing activities from 2007 to 2016. Mark has also provided legal support for the Intel Foundation and been a leading contributor to Intel’s pro bono program for over two decades. Currently, he is member of Intel’s Antitrust Group. Before joining Intel, Mark spent 7 years as an associate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City, where he specialized in antitrust and international trade law. Earlier in his career, he served as a law clerk to Judge Jane Restani at the U.S. Court of International Trade. Mark received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Middlebury College and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He is a member of the New York and Oregon state bar associations.

Michael Hertz, Esq.
Chief Marketing Officer, White & Case LLP and Co-Founder, Pro Bono Net

Michael Hertz is the Chief Marketing Officer at White & Case, responsible for all client-related matters across the global law firm. Mr. Hertz started his career in New York as an associate and then as a litigation partner at Latham & Watkins. In 1998, he co-founded and ran Pro Bono Net. In 2005, Mr. Hertz stepped down as the Executive Director of Pro Bono Net and moved to London to join Freshfields to serve as its Global Director of Knowledge and Business Development. He joined White & Case in 2010. Mr. Hertz graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1982. He received a MA from the University of Chicago in 1985 in history and his JD from Columbia Law School in 1988. He lives in New York City.

Karen Levy
Chief Information Officer, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Karen Levy is the Chief Information Officer at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Karen has over twenty years of experience in leading the technology function at large international law firms. Her previous posts include Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP where she directed Firmwide technology operations; Jones Day, where she served as interim Chief Information Officer; and Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP where she was Chief Information Officer. In addition to her law firm experience, Karen spent six years as Managing Director at Kraft Kennedy & Lesser, Inc. where she led the firm’s strategic consulting practice. In her practice, Karen assisted law firms and corporate legal departments in developing IT strategies, performing technology assessments, organization and staffing analyses and delivering program and project management for complex initiatives. Karen has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Vermont.

Jack Londen, Esq.
Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Jack Londen is a partner in Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco. He has 35 years of experience in patent litigation, complex commercial litigation, and many commercial arbitration matters arising from merger and acquisition transactions. He has led significant cases involving public education, civil rights, representing legal aid organizations, and other public interest matters. Jack has served as co-chair of the National Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, a founder of Lawyers for One America, president of the Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library in Washington, D.C. chair of the California Commission on Access to Justice, the founding chair of Californians for Legal Aid, chair of the Legal Services Section of the State Bar of California, president of the Public Interest Clearinghouse in San Francisco, and chair of the Legal Services Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He has been a member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, and currently serves on the Council of the Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities. Jack has received awards for his public interest work from organizations such as the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the State Bar of California, the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Center for Youth Law, California Rural Legal Assistance, the San Francisco Eviction Defense Collaborative, and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Scott Mozarsky
Managing Director, JEGI

As a Managing Director, Mr. Mozarsky advises business information, technology, B2B Media, marketing services and financial services companies in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, and capital raises. Most recently he was Regional Managing Director with overall responsibility for Vannin’s North American business. Previously Scott was President of Bloomberg Law, leading Bloomberg’s business across the Legal Market. Scott was also responsible for building and leading the Bloomberg Next organization across Bloomberg's industry verticals, which included Bloomberg BNA, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Scott held a number of leadership roles during a thirteen-year tenure in the UBM plc Group. As President – Media & Marketing Services for UBM Tech, Scott was responsible for building UBM Tech’s Marketing Services business and driving the evolution of leading websites such as Information, EE Times, Dr. Dobbs Journal and Light Reading to an online community model tied to UBM Tech’s live events. As EVP, Chief Commercial Officer, of PR Newswire, Scott oversaw PRN's commercial activities worldwide which involved spearheading the company’s efforts to meet the communications, marketing, investor relations and compliance needs of its customers. From 2002-2009, Scott served as General Counsel and headed up global Corporate Development & M&A for United Business Media Limited’s US based subsidiaries. In this role, Scott’s organization played a lead role in transforming UBM from a North American-centric print media group to a global provider of integrated digital and live event solutions. Scott’s team was responsible for identifying, evaluating, negotiating, structuring and closing over 100 transactions in North America, Asia, EMEA and Latin America. Prior to joining the UBM Group, Scott spent eight years at two multinational law firms representing media, technology, telecommunications, insurance and manufacturing companies. Scott, who speaks Japanese and lived in Japan, has advised numerous companies on business, financial and legal issues arising out of cross border transactions. Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Williams College and his J.D. from Fordham Law School.

Jack Newton
CEO & Co-founder, Clio

As the CEO and Co-founder of Clio and a pioneer in cloud-based legal technology, Jack Newton has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security, ethics, and privacy issues surrounding cloud computing, and has become a nationally recognized writer and speaker on these topics. He co-founded and is President of the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing providers with a mandate to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the legal industry, and is the author of The Client-Centered Law Firm, a bestseller that's helping law firms thrive in today's experience-driven era. Jack has been recognized as EY's Entrepreneur of the Year, and Clio has been recognized by many national and international awards for its culture, management, customer support and rapid growth rate, including Deloitte's Best Managed Companies, Deloitte's Technology Fast 50, and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. He was also named a 2019 Fellow to the College of Law Practice Management, sits on the board of ROSS Intelligence, an AI-powered legal research provider, and is an investor and advisor to early-stage legal tech startups.

Mark O'Brien, President
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Pro Bono Net

Mark O'Brien is the co-founder and Executive Director of Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit that increases access to justice for the poor and other vulnerable populations through innovative uses of technology, collaboration and volunteer mobilization. Founded in 1998, Pro Bono Net has built web platforms to support public interest lawyers, build broad based justice partnerships, and empower people in need to solve their own legal problems. Prior to starting Pro Bono Net, Mark spent eight years building a nationally recognized pro bono program at Davis Polk and Wardwell. He has served on the advisory boards of the University of Pennsylvania Law School Public Service Program and the Public Interest Law Alliance (Ireland), and is a member of the Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee of the New York City Bar, and of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's Committee on Non-Lawyers and the Justice Gap. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he co-teaches the Technology, Innovation, and Law Practice Practicum. Mark was named a 2012 'FastCase 50' honoree for his contributions to the legal technology field. Mark, who is himself a card-carrying Non-Lawyer, lives in Brooklyn, where he and his wife, artist Kit Warren, have raised two sons, and where he can regularly be found playing in pick-up soccer games in all seasons and all weather.

Betty Balli Torres, Board Chair
Executive Director, Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Betty has dedicated her professional career to public interest work serving as an advocate for civil legal services for the poor. She has served as the Executive Director of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, the largest Texas-based funding source for legal services to the poor, since October 2001. Betty started as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Central Texas after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. She has held various public interest law positions, including: Executive Director of Laredo Legal Aid Society, Inc., Legal Director of Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Managing Attorney of Legal Aid of Central Texas and as a staff attorney at Advocacy, Inc. Betty is a Past President of the National Association of IOLTA Programs. She serves on the board of Management Information Exchange (MIE) and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR). She serves as Vice-Chair of the Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas and is a member of the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force. Throughout her career, she has served on many local, statewide and national committees and task forces relating to improving legal services to the poor.

Edward J. Walters, Esq., Vice Chair
CEO, Fastcase

Ed Walters is the CEO, member of the board of directors, and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company based in Washington, D.C. Under Ed’s leadership, Fastcase has grown to one of the world’s largest legal publishers, currently serving more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling, in Washington D.C. and Brussels, where he advised Microsoft, Merck, SmithKline, the Business Software Alliance, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. His practice focused on corporate advisory work for software companies and sports leagues, and intellectual property litigation. Ed worked in the White House from 1991-1993, first in the Office of Media Affairs and then in the Office of Presidential Speechwriting. He serves on the boards of Pro Bono Net,, Friends of Telecom Without Borders, and Salsa Labs. He has served on the Visiting Committee for the University of Chicago Law School, and the Visiting Committee for the University of Chicago Main Campus Library System. He teaches Law of Robots, a class about the frontiers of law and technology, at Georgetown University Law Center.

Thomas Yang
Managing Director and Associate Counsel, Bank of America

Thomas Yang is Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Bank of America and is co-head of the global team of attorneys that covers the Debt Capital Markets and Equity Capital Markets groups worldwide. Mr. Yang focuses on both debt capital markets and equity capital markets transactions, as well as U.S. and international regulatory and policy matters affecting the securities industry. Since 2021, Mr. Yang has chaired the Primary Markets Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and he has been a member of the Corporate Financing Committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) since 2006. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Yang was a Director and Counsel in the Transactions Advisory Group at Credit Suisse First Boston from 2000 to 2005 and had practiced law with the firm of Brown & Wood LLP prior to then.