DRI Faculty List

2021 Business Litigation Virtual Super Conference

May 13 - 14, 2021

Gregory J. Casas
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Gregory J. Casas is the administrative shareholder for the Austin office and focuses his practice on antitrust, complex business litigation, and energy and natural resources law. Greg's antitrust and complex business litigation practices include class action matters and are international in scope. Greg has litigated cases in federal and state courts in Texas, California, Illinois, Georgia, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. He has handled appeals in Texas, Georgia, The Fifth Circuit, the Second Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit.

Robert "Bob" N. Driscoll
McGlinchey Stafford

Robert "Bob" N. Driscoll counsels corporations, financial institutions, governmental entities, and individuals in judicial proceedings, government and internal investigations, and criminal and civil cases. A former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Bob brings to his practice his substantial governmental and legal experience to advise clients in matters investigated by legislative branch bodies or committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as executive branch agencies. Bob advocates for government entities, individuals, and private institutions in civil rights-related litigation and investigations and represents jurisdictions, senior elected officials, and educational institutions. Representing individuals involved in prominent investigations, Bob is a seasoned and skilled advocate accustomed to handling matters in the public eye. (Former high profile clients include White House Chief of Staff, Deputy Secretary and General Counsel of Cabinet Agencies, White House Director of Personnel Security, U. S. Special Envoy, U.S. Ambassador, and witnesses in the 2016 election investigation by the Department of Justice Special Counsel and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, among others.) He has personally testified before House and Senate Committees, which enhances his ability to help his clients prepare for their own testimonies and investigations. Bob places a high premium on putting his clients at ease and guiding them through media-coverage barrages.

Liam E. Felsen, Ph.D.
Frost Brown Todd LLC

Liam E. Felsen, Ph.D. is a managing associate at Frost Brown Todd's Louisville office, focusing his practice on commercial litigation, product liability litigation, and insurance defense. Liam is a practiced trial lawyer who represents corporations, insurance companies, and manufacturers against contract, tort, personal injury, and product liability suits, on the state, federal, and appellate levels. Liam is the 2021 Business Litigation Virtual Super Conference Program First Vice Chair.

Charles T. (Charlie) Frazier, Jr.
Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP

Charles T. (Charlie) Frazier, Jr. is a partner in the Dallas office of Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP, an appellate boutique. Certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, insurance-related disputes, and professional-liability claims in trial and appellate courts, including successfully arguing before the Supreme Court of the United States. Frazier is a long-time active member of the DRI Appellate Advocacy Committee and currently chairs its Appellate Rules Subcommittee.He is the 2021 Business Litigation Virtual Super Conference Program Chair.

The Honorable Roger T. Hughes, Ret.
Federal Court of Canada

The Honorable Roger T. Hughes, Ret. served for over a decade on the Federal Court of Canada. A graduate of the University of Toronto Law School, Justice Hughes spent 37 years in private practice as a partner at the firm of Sim, Hughes, Ashton, McKay and McBurney before he was appointed to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada. Justice Hughes served on the Court Martial Appeal Court from 2006 to 2016 when he was appointed to the Federal Court of Canada. Justice Hughes currently practices as a neutral with JAMS ADR.

David F. McDowell
Morrison & Foerster LLP

David F. McDowell is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's global Litigation Department resident in Los Angeles, CA. Dave has spent his career on the forefront of legal issues facing retailers and consumer product manufacturers. He worked closely with numerous companies to investigate cyber intrusions and has led the defense of companies facing numerous liability streams arising from them – including employee and consumer class actions and investigations by the FTC, state AGs, and SEC.

Thomas J. (TJ) Mihill
Owen Gleaton Egan Jones & Sweeney LLP

Thomas J. (TJ) Mihill practices primarily in intellectual property, business law and litigation. TJ's practice covers a wide variety of business litigation issues, including actions to enforce or defend against restrictive covenants, professional liability actions, shareholder disputes, and various breach of contract, tort, and fraud actions. In the area of intellectual property, TJ has represented individuals and corporations in trademark and copyright registration and infringement, trade secret violations, and cybersquatting actions. TJ is particularly active in internet and video game law and is on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Game Developers Association.

Sandra K. Nowak
3M Company

Sandra K. Nowak is Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for 3M Company, counseling 3M's Consumer Business Group which makes and sells iconic consumer products sold under some of the world's best-known brands, including Post-it®, Scotch®, and Commandô. Since joining 3M in 2005, Ms. Nowak held positions of increasing responsibility within the 3M Legal Affairs Department. In her various roles, Ms. Nowak has worked on various patent, trademark, domain name, and trade secret litigation matters; negotiated numerous global IP agreements; and has filed and/or prosecuted over a hundred patent applications Ms. Nowak began her legal career as an IP attorney with Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon. Prior to law school, Ms. Nowak performed chemical research for the United States Department of Agriculture. Ms. Nowak has a JD from the University of Oregon law school and a BA (Chemistry) from Franklin and Marshall College.

The Honorable Alan C. Page
Minnesota Supreme Court

The Honorable Alan C. Page was born August 7, 1945, in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Canton Central Catholic High School in 1963, and received his B.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1967 and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978. After graduating from law school, Alan Page worked as an attorney for a law firm in Minneapolis, then served seven years as an attorney in the office of the Minnesota Attorney General.

E. Todd Presnell
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

E. Todd Presnell is a partner in Bradley's Nashville office where he practices in the areas of business and em-ployment litigation. Presnell also counsels and advises in-house legal departments on the attorney-client and other privileges, and authors the popular legal blog Presnell on Privileges. He is a former chair of DRI's Young Lawyers Committee, former Chair of the DRI Annual Meeting, and currently serves on the DRI Law Institute.

Mark A. Sadler
Great American Insurance Group

Mark A. Sadler is a Divisional Vice President in Corporate Claims for the Great American Insurance Group. He is responsible for handling and oversight of all claims that arise within Great American's Cyber Risk Division as well as vendor management and producer relations for cyber claim matters. Mark earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Hamline University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review. He also earned a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.

David E. Sellinger
Greenberg Traurig LLP

David E. Sellinger is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's New Jersey office. David focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, including the defense of class actions, and white-collar criminal defense. He regularly defends clients in class actions, including consumer class actions and employment class actions, brought in federal and state courts throughout the country. He is currently representing Whole Foods in Molock v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., a putative class action pending in the District of Columbia, in which Whole Foods took an interlocutory appeal to the District of Columbia Circuit from the district court's denial of a motion to dismiss the claims of non-resident class members for want of personal jurisdiction, on the basis of the Supreme Court's decision in Bristol-Myers. Although that appeal was unsuccessful, Molock was one of the earliest cases to reach a circuit court on the important question whether Bristol-Myers applies to nationwide class actions. David is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He has written and spoken on class action litigation.

Dwight W. Stone II
Miles & Stockbridge PC

Dwight W. Stone II is a partner in Miles & Stockbridge P.C.'s Baltimore office. Dwight's practice includes products liability and class action defense, toxic tort and environmental claims, insurance coverage disputes, and other complex business disputes. He regularly represents clients before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He has been repeatedly named one of the "Top 100 Maryland Lawyers" in Maryland Super Lawyers, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Class Actions/Mass Torts - Defendants, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law. Dwight is the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee Vice Chair.

Tracey L. Turnbull
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Tracey L. Turnbull, a partner in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, focuses her practice on complex commercial and employment litigation matters. She represents companies and individuals in cases involving contract disputes, covenants not to compete, trade secrets, intellectual property, and product liability claims. Turnbull is a member of the DRI Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and the webpage/blog chair for the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee.

David S. Weinstein
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

David S. Weinstein is a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and a member of the Government Practices Group. His practice focuses on White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations. His clients include corporate and individual clients in need of assistance negotiating the complex myriad of State and Federal laws, rules and regulations. He is a former career State and Federal Prosecutor and a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and the University of Miami School of Law.

Sandra J. (Sandy) Wunderlich
Tucker Ellis LLP

Sandra J. (Sandy) Wunderlich, a partner in the Saint Louis Tucker Ellis LLP office, combines her intellectual property expertise with her commercial litigation background to assist clients in a variety of ways from the threat of litigation through trial and appeals. An experienced trial lawyer, Wunderlich has been lead counsel in more than a dozen jury and bench trials. Over the past 25 years, she has represented large pharmaceutical manufacturers, agricultural and industrial manufacturers, a Fortune 50 company, and large national banks and credit arms of Fortune 100 companies in matters involving intellectual property, product liability, medical device and pharmaceutical liability, financial services litigation, and other complex litigation. Wunderlich is the Vice Chair of the DRI Women in the Law Committee.