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    Gregg Nunziata
    Executive Director
    Gregg is an attorney, public policy professional, and veteran of the conservative legal movement. He served as Chief Nominations Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, playing a key strategic role in the confirmation proceedings for scores of federal judges and executive branch appointees. He also served as policy counsel to the Senate Republican Policy Committee, and later as general counsel and domestic policy adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio. Earlier in his career, Gregg served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and worked as a litigator in an international law firm.
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    George T. Conway
    Board President
    Former Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
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    Alan Charles Raul
    Board Secretary
    Former Vice Chairman of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Former General Counsel to the Office of Management and Budget. Former General Counsel to the Department of Agriculture. Former Associate Counsel to the President.
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    Stuart Gerson
    Board Treasurer
    Member of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Former Acting Attorney General in the George H. W. Bush administration and US Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division (1989-1993).
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    The Hon. J. Michael Luttig
    Board Member
    Former federal judge serving on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1991-2006).
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    The Hon. Barbara Comstock
    Board Member
    Senior Advisor at Baker Donelson and former member of the United States House of Representatives representing Virginia’s 10th District.
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    Donald B. Ayer
    Advisory Council Member
    Deputy Attorney General, 1989-1990. Principal Deputy Solicitor General, 1986-1988. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, 1981-1986
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    Peter Keisler
    Advisory Council Member
    Acting Attorney General, 2007. Assistant Attorney General, 2003-2007. Acting Associate Attorney General, 2002-2003.
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    Jonathan C. Rose
    Advisory Council Member
    Special Assistant to President Nixon, 1971-1973. Associate Deputy Attorney General, 1973-1975. Assistant Attorney General at the Office of Legal Policy, 1981-1984.
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    Michael Shepherd
    Advisory Council Member
    Deputy Assistant Attorney General, 1984-86; Associate Counsel to the President, 1986-87.

Charter Members

Jonathan H. Adler
Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Senior fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center and the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law.
Donald B. Ayer
Advisory Council Member, Society for the Rule of Law. Deputy Attorney General, 1989-1990. Principal Deputy Solicitor General, 1986-1988. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, 1981-1986
C. Frederick Beckner, III
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, 2006-2009. Former Clerk to Samuel Alito, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit.
John B. Bellinger, III
Legal Advisor to the Department of State, 2005-2009. Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Advisor to the National Security Council 2001-2005.
Richard Bernstein
Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Former Partner at Sidley Austin. Clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, 1987-88 and Judge Amalya Kearse, 1986-87. His focus since 2017 has been pro bono opposition to unilateral executive power and election subversion.
Phillip D. Brady
White House Staff Secretary, 1991-1993. White House Cabinet Secretary, 1989. Deputy Counsel to President Ronald Reagan. Deputy Assistant to Vice President George H. W. Bush, 1985-1988. Acting Assistant Attorney General, 1984-1985. Associate Attorney General, 1983-1984.
Michael A. Caplan
Founding Partner of Caplan Cobb. Law clerk to the Hon. Richard W. Story in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Practiced at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore.
Robert M. Chesney
James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law.
The Hon. Barbara Comstock
Board Member, Society for the Rule of Law. Senior Advisor at Baker Donelson and former member of the United States House of Representatives representing Virginia’s 10th District.
George T. Conway
Board President, Society for the Rule of Law.
Carrie F. Cordero
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center. Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security. Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, 2000-2010. Senior Associate General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Hon. Mickey Edwards
Member of Congress, 1977-1993. Chair, House Republican Policy Committee. National Chair, American Conservative Union. Founding Trustee, The Heritage Foundation. Taught for more than 20 years at Harvard, Georgetown, and Princeton, where he is a Visiting Professor.
Stuart Gerson
Board Treasurer, Society for the Rule of Law. Member of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Former Acting Attorney General in the George H. W. Bush administration and US Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, 1989-1993.
Jack Giraudo
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc. Previously served as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Olin Corporation, Xperia Corporation, and AES Corporation. Clerked for Alfred T. Goodwin, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit. Former Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice. Henry Crown Fellow, Aspen Institute.
Lowell Jensen
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 1997-2014. Deputy Attorney General of the United States, 1985-1986. Associate Attorney General, 1983-1985. Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, 1981-1983. Alameda County District Attorney, 1969-1981.
Peter Keisler
Advisory Council Member, Society for the Rule of Law. Acting Attorney General, 2007. Assistant Attorney General, 2003-2007. Acting Associate Attorney General, 2002-2003.
Edward J. Larson
Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law and University Professor of History at Pepperdine University. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in History. New York Times Bestselling Author.
The Hon. J. Michael Luttig
Board Member, Society for the Rule of Law. Former federal judge serving on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1991-2006.
Irina D. Manta
Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
John M. Mitnick
General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, 2018-2019. Associate Counsel to the President, 2005-2007. Deputy Counsel, Homeland Security Council, 2004-2005. Associate General Counsel for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, 2003-2004. Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General (Antitrust), 2001-2002.
Carter G. Phillips
Assistant to the Solicitor General, 1981-1984. Clerk to Judge Robert Sprecher, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit and to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on the Supreme Court. Member, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Treasurer, Board of Trustees of the Supreme Court Historical Society. Co-director, Northwestern University School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic.
Trevor Potter
President, Campaign Legal Center; Federal Election Commissioner (1991-1995) and Chairman (1994); Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice (1982-1984)
Alan Charles Raul
Board Secretary, Society for the Rule of Law. Former Vice Chairman of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Former General Counsel to the Office of Management and Budget. Former General Counsel to the Department of Agriculture. Former Associate Counsel to the President.
The Hon. Tom Ridge
Secretary of Homeland Security, 2003-2005. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, 2001-2003. Governor of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan C. Rose
Special Assistant to President Nixon, 1971-1973. Associate Deputy Attorney General, 1973-1975. Assistant Attorney General at the Office of Legal Policy, 1981-1984.
Nicholas Rostow
Senior Partner with Zumpano, Patricios & Popok PLLC. Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School.
Paul Rosenzweig
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, 2005-2009.
John Ryan
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Temple University Health System. Former SVP & General Counsel of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and at The Jackson Laboratory. Former President and CEO of Unilife Corp., Partner at the Duane Morris Law firm, and SVP & Deputy General Counsel of Aramark. Former prosecutor, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Andrew E. Sagor
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Office of the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State, 2003-2007.
Timothy Sandefur
Vice President for Legal Affairs and Clarence J. & Katherine P. Duncan Chair in Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute.
Robert B. Shanks
Law Clerk to the Hon. Edward A. Tamm, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1975-1976, and Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court, 1976-1977. Special Assistant to the Attorney General, 1981, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, 1981-1984. General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corp., 1985-1987. General Counsel, Peace Corps, 2017-2020. Partner, Sidley & Austin, 1987-1991; Latham & Watkins, 1991-1995; and Morrison & Foerster, 1995-2000.
Erin L. Sheley
Associate Professor at University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Michael Shepherd
Advisory Council Member, Society for the Rule of Law. Deputy Assistant Attorney General, 1984-86; Associate Counsel to the President, 1986-87.
Ilya Somin
Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University.
Jay Timmons
President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers. Chairman of the Board, Manufacturing Institute.
Chris Truax
Legal Advisor and Spokesman, Republicans for the Rule of Law
Stanley A. Twardy, Jr.
Of Counsel, Day Pitney LLP. Former United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and Chief of Staff to Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Richard Law Award recipient.
Robert C. Uhl
Attorney and Charter Member, Society for the Rule of Law
Keith E. Whittington
William Nelson Professor of Politics at Princeton University. Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

In Memoriam

Charles Fried
Member In Memoriam
Marisa Maleck
Member In Memoriam