RAND Institute for Civil Justice Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors plays a crucial, active role in the life of the ICJ. Composed of a balanced group of plaintiffs' lawyers, defense lawyers, judicial officers, insurers, representatives from other industries and from consumer and labor groups, it advises the staff on the development of new research projects, consults researchers on issues of impartiality and autonomy in reporting results, and helps to build support for the Institute and its mission.

Board members include senior corporate officials and general counsels, senior partners of major law firms, consumer and labor organization executives, senior members of the judiciary and leading academic scholars.

List updated May 2024

Joan Woodward (Chair)


The Travelers Institute

Executive Vice President for Public Policy

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Carolyn B. Kuhl (Vice Chair)


Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles

Richard E. Anderson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

The Doctors Company

André Birotte Jr.

District Judge

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Christopher Bogart

Chief Executive Officer

Burford Capital

James L. Brown

Professor Emeritus

Center for Consumer Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sean M. Carney


Sidley Austin LLP

Robert A. Clifford

Founder and Senior Partner

Clifford Law Offices

Dan C. Dunmoyer

President and CEO

California Building Industry Association

Christine M. Durham

Senior Of Counsel, Litigation

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Kenneth R. Feinberg

Founder and Managing Partner

The Law Offices of Kenneth R. Feinberg, PC



Daniel Franzetti

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

CNA Insurance

Deborah E. Greenspan


Blank Rome LLP

Deborah R. Hensler

Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution

Stanford Law School

Patrick E. Higginbotham

Senior Circuit Judge

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Edmund C. Kenealy

Executive Vice President & Chief Public Affairs Officer

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Eric S. Kobrick

Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
General Counsel, AIG Re & Reinsurance

American International Group, Inc.

Daniel Levin


Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Chris Lovrien


Jones Day

Stephen McManus

Chief Legal Officer

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Matthew McNicholas

Managing Partner

McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP

Lawrence F. Metz

Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Group President

Maiden Holdings, Ltd.

Michael R. Nelson

Chairman and Founder

QuantivRisk, Inc.

Andrew J. Pinkes

Advisor to CEO and Chairman of the Board

R&Q Insurance Holdings, Ltd.

Teresa Wynn Roseborough

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

The Home Depot, Inc.

Yona Rozen

Associate General Counsel


Jonathan P. Schneller


O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Christine Spagnoli


Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP

David Stringer

Chief Legal Officer

The Progressive Corporation

Mary-Christine ("M.C.") Sungaila


Complex Appellate Litigation Group LLP

Larry Tawwater


Tawwater Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

John R. Tunheim

District Judge

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Dennis P. Wallace


Ahmuty, Demers & McManus

Aviva Wein

Assistant General Counsel

Johnson & Johnson

Neal Wolin

Chief Executive Officer

Brunswick Group LLP;

Former Deputy Secretary

U.S. Department of the Treasury


Paul D. Rheingold

Paul D. Rheingold, PC