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 March 2020

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


Haynes and Boone, LLP

Teresa Wynn Roseborough (Vice Chair)

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

The Home Depot, Inc.

Richard E. Anderson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

The Doctors Company

Theodor Bachmann

Managing Director, Head P&C Underwriting Centre

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.

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, P.C.

Dan C. Dunmoyer

President and CEO

California Building Industry Association

Christine M. Durham

Appellate Attorney

Zimmerman Booher

Randall M. Ebner

Vice President and General Counsel

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Kenneth R. Feinberg

Founder and Managing Partner

The Law Offices of Kenneth R. Feinberg, PC


RAND Corporation

Deborah E. Greenspan


Blank Rome LLP

Deborah R. Hensler

Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution;
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Emerita; Co-Director of Law and Policy Lab;

Stanford Law School

Patrick E. Higginbotham

Senior Circuit Judge

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Brent Hoffman

Global Head of Claims


James F. Kelleher

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Eric S. Kobrick

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

American International Group, Inc.

Carolyn B. Kuhl


Los Angeles County Superior Court

Susan L. Lees

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Allstate Insurance Company

Daniel Levin


Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Charles Lifland


O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Chris Lovrien


Jones Day

Consuelo B. Marshall

District Judge

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Stephen McManus

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Lawrence F. Metz

President and Chief Executive Officer

Maiden Holdings, Ltd.

Michael G. Mills

Managing Partner

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Michael R. Nelson


Nelson Law, LLC

Robert S. Peck


Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC

David Perry

Senior Vice President, Specialty Claim and Litigation Counsel

CNA Insurance

Andrew J. Pinkes

Senior Advisor

McKinsey & Company

Anne E. Rea

(Retired) Partner and Management Member

Sidley Austin LLP

Paul D. Rheingold

Of Counsel

Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP

Yona Rozen

Associate General Counsel


Christine Spagnoli


Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP

Larry Tawwater


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

John R. Tunheim

Chief Judge

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Dennis P. Wallace


Ahmuty, Demers & McManus

Neal Wolin

Chief Executive Officer

Brunswick Group LLP;

Independent Consultant;

Former Deputy Secretary

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Joan Woodward

Executive Vice President for Public Policy

The Travelers Companies, Inc.