Rod Umberger named chair, Mandy Ketchum named vice chair, Oscar Cabanas named secretary/treasurer

USLAW NETWORK members elected their 2021-22 USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors during the annual Fall Member Business Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Rodney L. Umberger of Williams Kastner in Seattle, Washington, is chair of USLAW NETWORK for 2021-22. Amanda P. Ketchum of Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C. in Kansas City, Missouri, is the new vice chair, and Oscar J. Cabanas of Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. in Miami is the secretary/ treasurer. Umberger succeeds Dan L. Longo from Murchison & Cumming LLP in Los Angeles who will remain on the Executive Committee as the immediate past chair.

New members of the board include Keely E. Duke from Duke Evett, PLLC in Boise, Idaho; Jessica L. Fuller from Lewis Roca in Denver, Colorado; Frederick M. Heiser from Klinedinst PC in Irvine, California; Robyn F. McGrath of Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Jeffrey L. O’Hara of Connell Foley LLP in Roseland, New Jersey. Fuller previously was the future leaders representative and has now moved into a director role. Also, board members Tamara B. Goorevitz, from Franklin & Prokopik, P.C. in Baltimore, Maryland, and Jennifer D. Tricker from Baird Holm LLP in Omaha, Nebraska, are now part of the Executive Committee.

The 2021-22 USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors includes: 

Executive Committee

  • Rodney L. Umberger, Chair: Williams Kastner, Seattle, WA
  • Amanda P. Ketchum, Vice Chair: Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C., Kansas City, MO
  • Oscar J. Cabanas, Secretary/Treasurer: Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A., Miami, FL
  • Tamara B. Goorevitz: Franklin & Prokopik, P.C., Baltimore, MD
  • Jennifer D. Tricker: Baird Holm LLP, Omaha, NE
  • Kenneth B. Wingate: Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A., Columbia, SC
  • Bradley A. Wright: Roetzel & Andress, Cleveland, OH
  • Dan L. Longo, Immediate Past Chair: Murchison & Cumming LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kevin L. Fritz, Chair Emeritus: Lashly & Baer, P.C., St. Louis, MO
  • John D. Cromie, Chair Emeritus: Connell Foley LLP, Roseland, NJ

Directors

  • René Mauricio Alva: EC Rubio, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Douglas W. Clarke: Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Keely E. Duke: Duke Evett, PLLC, Boise, ID
  • Stanford P. Fitts: Strong & Hanni, PC, Salt Lake City UT
  • Jessica L. Fuller: Lewis Roca, Denver, CO
  • Merton A. Howard: Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Michael A. Ludwig: Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C., Phoenix, AZ
  • Robyn F. McGrath: Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C., Philadelphia, PA
  • Jeffrey L. O’Hara: Connell Foley LLP in Roseland, NJ
  • Larry A. Schechtman: SmithAmundsen, Chicago, IL
  • Thomas S. Thornton, III: Carr Allison, Birmingham AL

Ex Officio

  • Frederick M. Heiser, Future Leaders Representative: Klinedinst PC, Irvine, CA
  • Earl W. Houston, II, Diversity Council Representative: Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C., Memphis, TN
  • Karen A. Verkerk, TELFA: Dirkzwager Legal & Tax, Arnhem, Netherlands

Chair Emeritus

  • Thomas L. Oliver, II, Chair Emeritus: Carr Allison, Birmingham, AL
  • Lew R. C. Bricker, Chair Emeritus: SmithAmundsen LLC, Chicago, IL