Stan Chess is president of LawTV, Inc., and Legal America, Inc., and chairman of Megalo Media, Inc. He owns and manages dozens of law-related websites, including LawSchool.com and LawDictionary.com (soon to be launched).
Stan was a founder and President of BAR/BRI Bar Review, where he worked for 21 years, and Chairman and CEO of West Professional Education, a division of the West Publishing Co. He was also Vice Chairman of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Legal & Professional Publications, Inc.
Stan has trained hundreds of thousands of law school graduates, lecturing on about 12 different subjects for BAR/BRI and West. He also taught for many years for PLI (the Practising Law Institute) and BarPlus Bar Review.
While at BAR/BRI, Stan was a weekly feature columnist for The Washington Post for nine years (under pseudonyms).
Stan is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Cornell University (A.B. in Government). During college, he was editor in chief of The Cornell Daily Sun and an officer of Quill & Dagger, the Cornell honor society. During law school, Stan worked summers as an editor on The Washington Post, filling in for different editors as they went on vacation.
Charles Nesson is the William F. Weld Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the founder of the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society. He is author of Evidence, with Murray and Green, and has participated in several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the landmark case Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals. In 1971, Nesson defended Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case. He was also co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the case against W. R. Grace and Company that was made into the book A Civil Action, which was, in turn, made into the film of the same name.
Nesson attended Harvard College as an undergraduate before attending Harvard Law School where he became one of only a handful of people in the history of the school to have graduated summa cum laude. After graduation, Nesson was a law clerk to Justice John Marshall Harlan II on the United States Supreme Court for 1965 term. He then worked as a special assistant in the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division under John Doar. His first case, White v. Crook, made race and gender-based jury selection in Alabama unconstitutional.
He joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 1966, was tenured in 1969 and served as the associate dean from 1979-1982.
Paul Pelosi Jr.
Paul Pelosi Jr. is President of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment, where he develops policies and programs in recycling, toxics reduction, environmental justice, energy efficiency, commute alternatives, climate change and urban forests. He has more than 15 years of experience in advising emerging and Fortune 500 companies on finance, infrastructure, sustainability and public policy. He is a co-founder of Natural Blue Resources, where he now serves as president and chief operating officer.
Pelosi is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in History (cum laude ’91) and a JD/MBA (‘95) with an emphasis in International Business.
Michael Allen is a Principal at Lateral Link, overseeing business development and client services, including recruiting for law firms and in house groups. Prior to founding Lateral Link, Michael was a real estate finance associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles, California, before relocating to Newport Beach, California to join Irell & Manella LLP, where he specialized in corporate and real estate transactions.
Michael holds a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, with a concentration in Economics, from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (’04).
Dr. Alan J. Lipman
Dr. Alan J. Lipman has served as a professor at Georgetown University, The George Washington University, and Rutgers University, and has also held positions at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Psychiatric Institute. At Georgetown, he founded the Center for the Study of Violence as well as the Georgetown Youth Violence Summit. He also served as Co-Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the White House Campaign Against Youth Violence, initiated at a White House summit during the Clinton Administration. He has also served as a consultant on the effects of September 11, 2001 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to the U.S. Department of State. He lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of violence, crime, terrorism, and their causes, after-effects, and prevention.
Lipman holds degrees in Psychology and Clinical Psychology from Temple University as well as Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.
Christopher R. Blazejewski is an associate at Sherin and Lodgen LLP’s litigation department. He focuses his practice on business disputes and complex commercial litigation. His experience includes counseling, litigation, and trial practice in state and federal courts. Chris joined the firm in 2009, following three years in the Litigation Department of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston. Previously, he served as a Judicial Clerk for the Rhode Island Supreme Court Clerk’s Office and as a Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard College.
Blazejewski is a graduate of Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies (magna cum laude ’02) and Harvard Law School (’05).
Goodarz “Goody” Agahi is a member of the Corporate and Securities Law practice at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth. Based out of the Newport Beach office, Mr. Agahi focuses his practice on private equity, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and business matters. He has represented private equity funds, private companies and management groups in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
Goody holds a B.A. (’98) in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. (’01) from Georgetown University Law Center. Goody also received an LL.M (’04) in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Chexal is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of SilverStreet Partners. During his career, Mr. Chexal has been involved in the acquisition, development, and asset management of over $1 billion of multifamily, senior housing, hospitality, retail, and office assets. Mr. Chexal most recently worked at Marathon Asset Management on the firm’s real estate team. During his time at Marathon, Mr. Chexal has acquired, developed, and managed investments in the U.S., India, Brazil, and Mexico. In addition, Mr. Chexal was placed in charge of leading all real estate fundraising activity at Marathon. Prior to this, Mr. Chexal worked at JPMorgan Chase in the firm’s real estate investment banking, lodging, and gaming group where he advised on capital market and M&A transactions.
Mr. Chexal received a B.S. from UCLA and a JD/MBA from the University of Chicago.
Nathan Meyer is an associate at Russ August & Kabat, where he practices in the litigation and intellectual property departments. Prior to joining Russ August & Kabat, from September of 2005 to March of 2008, Mr. Meyer was an associate at Kaye Scholer LLP, where he was a member of the litigation department. He was recently chosen as a 2010 “Rising Star” by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine.
Mr. Meyer is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D., 2005, cum laude) and Harvard College (B.A., 2002, magna cum laude).
Randy Roberts is with the law firm of Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC (aka KKO) in Denver, Colorado. His practices focuses on representing investors and a number of emerging and well-established limited liability partnerships, closely-held and public companies on a wide range of corporate matters including entity formations, debt and equity financings, strategic and financial mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and general corporate governance.
Randy graduated summa cum laude from Regis College in 2002 and from Harvard Law School in 2005.