Atlantic Legals already distinguished leadership was enhanced during the year by the addition of new Board and Advisory Council members. The Foundations roster of prominent business and professional leaders and respected scientists is unequaled in the public interest foundation community. Atlantic Legals leadership determines the cases and projects the Foundation takes on, ensuring that the Foundations mission will be served effectively.
Donald M. Gray
Donald M. Gray is a private investor and retired investment banker. He was formerly Managing Director at U.B.S. and at Morgan Stanley and earlier was a partner at Kidder Peabody. He currently serves on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, as a Director of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation, and as Co-Chairman of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech and the Harvard Business School.
Robert L. Haig, Esq.
Mr. Haig is a partner with Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in New York City. His practice focuses on commercial, personal injury, and other types of civil litigation. Mr. Haig served as President of the New York County Lawyers Association from 1992 to 1994, and as a member of the New York State Bar Associations Executive Committee from 1991 to 1994. He is a member of the American Law Institute and is a Life Fellow at both the American Bar Foundation and the New York Bar Foundation. Mr. Haig is the Editor-in-Chief of the six volume Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts and of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts. Mr. Haig is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Law School.
Elia Weinbach, Esq.
Mr. Weinbach is a litigation partner and member of the Governing Board of the Los Angeles and Washington D.C. law firm of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. He served for a number of years as the firms General Counsel and prior to that as its Ethics Chair and has also served as Co-Chair of the Committee on Corporate Counsel (ABA Section of Litigation). Within the Central District of California Mr. Weinbach is a member of the Federal Criminal Indigent Defense Panel, the Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel, and the U.S. Judge Selection Committee Panel. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney. In 2004 Mr. Weinbach was named one of Californias Super Lawyers. Mr. Weinbach is a graduate of New York University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Oxford University and received his J.D. from Harvard University.
Advisory Council Members
John H. Carley, Esq.
Mr. Carley is the Senior Vice President – Legal and Regulatory Affairs for CD Finance Holdings in New York, having served in that position until 2006 with its predecessor, Cendant Corporation. Mr. Carley practiced law in New York City as a litigation partner at Rogers & Wells until 1981. In 1971, President Nixon appointed him to the Board of Foreign Scholarships in the State Department. In 1981, Mr. Carley joined the Reagan Administration, first as General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission and then as General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President. In 1995, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani asked him to join his administration as Special Counsel to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. Mr. Carley has also served as Deputy New York State Attorney General for Public Advocacy. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Yale Law School.
Hung K. Cheung, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Cheung is Vice President for Clinical Medicine at the International Center for Toxicology and Medicine, Chief Medical Officer at Building Health Science, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Previous positions held by Dr. Cheung include Regional Medical Director for Concentra Medical Advisory Services, Director of the Potomac Occupational Health Group, and Director of the Odenton, MD Community Medical Center. In 1999 he was named Physician of the Year by the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants. Dr. Cheung received his B.S. degree from Loyola College, his M.D. degree from the University of Maryland and his M.P.H. degree from Johns Hopkins.
Robert Gold, Esq.
Mr. Gold is a partner at DLA Piper in New York City His practice centers on civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations and arbitrations. In his thirty-five years of private practice, Mr. Gold has been a member of Shea & Gould, Gold & Wachtel, and McDermott, Will & Emery. He has served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, assigned to the Official Corruption Unit and the Securities Fraud Unit. Mr. Gold received his B.A. degree from Columbia College, and his M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Cornell University.
Thomas R. Gottshall, Esq.
Mr. Gottshall is a partner at the Columbia, SC law firm of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. His practice involves litigation, primarily in the products liability, environmental, pharmaceutical and toxic tort fields. He has served as Chair of the Products Committee of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. He is Chairman of the South Carolina Advisory Board for Victims Assistance and a Board Member of the South Carolina Philharmonic. Mr. Gottshall is a graduate of Yale College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Richard A. Hauser, Esq.
Mr. Hauser is the President of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the National Legal Center he served as General Counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was nominated by President George Bush and confirmed by the Senate in 2001 and served as the chief legal advisor to the Secretary and other agency Principal Staff. Before becoming General Counsel for HUD, Mr. Hauser was a partner in the Washington office of Baker & Hostetler, and served previously as Deputy Counsel for President Reagan. Mr. Hauser served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation from 1987 1998. He received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his LL.B. from the University of Miami School of Law.
John J. Kenney, Esq.
Mr. Kenney practices law in New York City. He was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP from 1981 until 2005. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1971 to 1980. He was the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1977 to 1980. Mr. Kenney is a Fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is the former President of the New York County Lawyers Association and of the Federal Bar Council and has served as the Chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In addition, Mr. Kenney serves as a Director of the Citizens Crime Commission of the City of New York and of the American Association for the International Commission of Jurists, Inc. He is a graduate of St. Michaels College and Fordham Law School.
Dennis McBride, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Dr. McBride is President of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Arlington, VA. He is also a Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University, an affiliated professor at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, and Vice President of the Policy Studies Organization, a scholarly society associated with the American Political Science Association. Dr. McBride completed a twenty-year Naval career at the grade of Captain, Medical Service Corps, as a Naval Aerospace Experimental Psychologist, and a flight test engineer. He has received numerous military decorations including Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. Dr. McBrides formal education includes enrollment at the University of Georgia, University of Southern California and the London School of Economics. He earned a Ph.D. degree, three Master of Science degrees, a Bachelor of Science degree and an M.P.A..
Ozgur I. Ozkan, M.D.
Dr. Ozkan is a Fellow at The Eye Center, Alexandria, VA. Dr. Ozkan has previously served at Loyola University Medical Center and at the Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Ozkan has received numerous honors over his career, among them the Physician Recognition Award with Commendation in 2005 and the Devic Academic Scholarship for Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Ozkan is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Georgetown University School of Medicine.