NACDL - News Release ~ 08/06/2019a

News Release

Thirteen Sworn In to Serve on the Board of Directors of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

Washington, DC (Aug. 6, 2019) – Thirteen individuals were sworn in to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on August 3. The thirteen board members below join those who are currently serving their terms on the NACDL Board of Directors.

Brian H. Bieber – Miami, FL 

Brian Bieber is a shareholder with the Miami law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A.  He is engaged in criminal and civil white collar defense litigation (both high profile and extremely confidential) for corporate executives, prominent clients, ordinary citizens, as well as small, midsized, and major multimillion-dollar businesses, in all federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. Brian previously served on the NACDL Board of Directors, as NACDL Parliamentarian, and as a member of the Budget and Bylaws Committees, NACDL’s Pretrial Justice Task Force, and the Task Force on Defenses. He currently serves on the Membership and White Collar Crime Committees. He is a member of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association, The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Brian is also a fellow of the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He graduated from Rutgers University and received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

Jeremy Delicino- Salt Lake City, UT 

Jeremy Delicino is a private practice attorney, with offices in Salt Lake City and San Diego, concentrating on the representation of individuals and companies faced with criminal charges or potential investigations. Jeremy was selected by Best Lawyers Magazine as Salt Lake City’s Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and Salt Lake City’s White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year in 2014. He currently serves as Co-Chair of NACDL’s Council of Affiliates. He graduated from Yale University and received his J.D. from UCLA.

Michael J. Engle – Philadelphia, PA  

Michael J. Engle is the Chair, White-Collar Defense, Internal Investigations & Corporate Compliance at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. He is also the firm’s pro bono chair. Michael’s practice focuses mainly on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and corporate compliance in state and federal cases. He is a past president of NACDL’s Pennsylvania affiliate, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Michael is a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee and the American Bar Foundation. He received his B.A. from Villanova University and his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Michael was elected to serve on the Board of Directors by the NACDL affiliates.

Jacqueline Goodman – Fullerton, CA 

Jacqueline Goodman is a private practice attorney focusing exclusively on criminal defense. She is currently the president of NACDL’s California affiliate, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ). Jacqueline serves on the Membership Committee and as Co-Chair for NACDL’s annual Sex Crimes Defense Seminar. With a background in psychology from California State University, Long Beach, she received her J.D. from Western State College of Law and is a certified criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California.

Michael Heiskell – Fort Worth, TX 

Michael Heiskell is a criminal defense attorney at the law firm of Johnson, Vaughn & Heiskell.  Prior to joining the firm in 1984, Michael served as a Galveston County Assistant District Attorney and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Michael is a former president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (“TCDLA”) and was elected to the TCDLA Hall of Fame in 2015. Michael previously served on the NACDL Board of Directors and as the Fifth Circuit Co-Chair for the White Collar Crime Committee. He is also a former member of NACDL’s Task Force Committee on Familial DNA Testing and the Indigent Defense Committee. Michael currently serves on the Audit, Budget, and White Collar Crime Committees. He graduated from Baylor University and received his J.D. from Baylor Law School.

Lindsay Lewis – New York, NY 

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Lindsay Lewis is a partner at Dratel & Lewis. She defends clients in both federal and state court on a wide range of matters from high-profile cyber, drug trafficking, fraud, national security-related, and extradition cases, to minor cases with potentially serious collateral consequences, including school administrative proceedings ancillary to criminal charges. In addition to previously serving on the NACDL Board of Directors, Lindsay serves as Co-Chair of the Women in Criminal Defense Committee and Co-Vice Chair of the Second Circuit Amicus Committee. She also serves on the Membership, National Security, and Diversity Committees. Lindsay also sits on the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Board of Directors as NACDL’s designee. She graduated from Vassar College and received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  

JaneAnne Murray – Minneapolis, MN 

JaneAnne Murray is a solo-criminal defense attorney based in Minneapolis and also professor of practice at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she directs the school’s Clemency Project. She has represented state and federal clients in courts in New York and Minnesota, defending individuals in many high-profile cases and investigations, including fraud, espionage, public corruption, death-eligible murder, and terrorism, and has tried over 20 jury trials as lead counsel. In addition to previously serving on the NACDL Board of Directors, JaneAnne currently serves as Co-Chair of the Sentencing Committee and on the NACDL Trial Penalty Taskforce and the Steering Committee of NACDL’s State Clemency Project. She also served on the Steering Committee of Clemency Project 2014 and received an NACDL presidential commendation for her work. She received her B.C.L. degree from University College Cork and her LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge.

Catharine O’Daniel – Chicago, IL 

Catharine O’Daniel is a private practice attorney at the Law Offices of Catharine O’Daniel. She focusses on high-profile criminal defense matters from the investigation stages through jury trial and the appellate process. Catharine was the 2015 recipient of the NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award for Outstanding Service for her pro bono representation of a man charged with first degree murder who was acquitted after spending six years in the Cook County Jail awaiting trial. She graduated from Indiana University and received her J.D. from John Marshall Law School. 

Todd S. Pugh – Chicago, IL 

Todd Pugh is the managing partner at Breen & Pugh in Chicago, where he has almost exclusively practiced criminal defense in the over 20 years since joining the firm under its prior name of Martin, Breen & Merrick. In addition to his trial practice before state and federal courts, he handles appellate and post-conviction matters, and he has tried more than 300 felony cases. Todd has been an adjunct professor at the DePaul University College of Law since 2012 and is a Past President of the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In addition to previously serving on the NACDL Board of Directors, Todd is the Co-Chair of the Council of Affiliates and serves on the Fourth Amendment, Investment, Title IX, Membership, and White Collar Crime Committees. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University and received his J.D., with Honors, from DePaul University College of Law. Florida Atlantic University awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018.

Addy R. Schmitt – Washington, DC 

Addy R. Schmitt is the Vice Chair of the Litigation Department at Miller & Chevalier and practices in the areas of criminal and civil litigation. She focuses on representing individuals and corporations in white collar criminal matters (including internal investigations, grand jury proceedings, trials, sentencings, and post-conviction proceedings) and in complex civil litigation. Before joining the firm, Addy served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. In addition to previously serving on the NACDL Board of Directors, Addy currently serves as the Chair of NACDL’s Task Force on Discovery Reform and is also a member of NACDL’s White Collar Crime, Women in Criminal Defense, and Diversity Committees. She graduated from Georgetown University and received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.

Brady Skinner III – Baton Rouge, LA 

Brady Skinner III is a private practice attorney at Brady Skinner, LLC, focusing on criminal defense. His practice consists of public and private defense cases, on the state and federal level, in addition to personal injury cases. Brady is a faculty member of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College. Brady sits on the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Board of Directors in addition to serving on NACDL’s Diversity and Public Defense Committees. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and received his J.D. from the Southern University Law Center.

Bruce Udolf – Fort Lauderdale, FL 

Bruce Udolf is a private practice attorney at Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. During his time in private practice, Bruce has represented numerous high-profile defendants charged with a wide variety of offenses ranging from racketeering, murder, money laundering, fraud, public corruption, and tax evasion. He has also represented many “low-profile” defendants for more pedestrian type offenses on a pro bono basis. Prior to entering private practice, Bruce was a state and, later, federal prosecutor for nearly 20 years. Bruce has taught trial advocacy each spring at Emory University School of Law since 1987. He graduated from Hofstra University and received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law.

Timothy E. Zerillo – Portland, ME  

Timothy Zerillo is a civil and criminal trial attorney at Zerillo Law Firm, LLC. In his criminal practice, Tim has been involved in high-profile cases, including the Anthony Sanborn case, and in his civil practice, he deals with complex tort, personal injury, wrongful death, and civil rights cases. Tim is a past president of NACDL’s Maine affiliate, the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a founding member of the American Association of Financial Litigators and a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Cumberland County Jail Board of Visitors, and more. Tim is a member of NACDL’s Membership Committee and Regional Delegates Discussion Group. He received his B.A. in English with a Concentration in  Economics from the University of New Hampshire, Durham and his J.D. from New England Law in Boston. Tim was elected to serve on the Board of Directors by the NACDL affiliates.

Contacts

Madeline Sklar, NACDL Public Affairs and Communications Assistant, (202) 465-7647 or msklar@nacdl.org.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.