Founder and Advisory Board:

FOUNDER


Randy Roberts

Randy Roberts, founder of Law and Policy Institutions (Lpig.org) attended law school and plans to attend Western States Chiropractic to earn his D.C. Afterward, Mr. Roberts plans to return to law school. While attending law school, Mr. Roberts worked as a web designer, redesigned the ABA E -Commerce Law Division website, and volunteered as an editing assistant for the ABA ’s Antitrust Section – Corporate Counseling Committee.

ADVISORY BOARD
The Lpig.org Advisory Board is comprised of legal experts and professionals with a combined industry experience of more than 80 years. Leveraging their expertise in legal research and technological savvy, members of the Advisory Board provide ongoing and invaluable input for continuous site improvements to ensure that our legal research offerings stay relevant and useful to our audiences.


Perry R. Staub

Perry Staub is the managing partner of the firm Taggart, Morton, Ogden, Staub, Rougelot & O’Brien in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Staub chairs both the Litigation and Health Care Practice Groups at Taggart Morton. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Bar Association, where he also chairs the Technology Committee.


Denise Howell

Denise is an appellate, intellectual property, and technology lawyer who has handled matters for a wide variety of industries and individuals, including Internet technology and bioscience companies, video game companies, real estate developers, professional sports teams, manufacturers, distributors, professional service providers, financial institutions and non-profit organizations. Denise enjoys broad industry recognition for her expertise on the intersection of emerging technologies and law, having been quoted or featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired News, the ABA Journal, the American Lawyer, the California Lawyer, Law Technology News, Law.com, The Legal Intelligencer, “Life and Times” (KCET television), and other outlets. As a speaker on technology law topics, Denise has presented to Deloitte’s Disruptions conference, the Portable Media Expo, BlogHer, Gnomedex, the ClickZ Weblog Business Strategies Conference, the Corporate Podcasting Summit, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Haas School of Business, and the Boalt Hall, Yale, UCLA , and Chapman University Schools of Law. Please see her speaking schedule for a comprehensive list and for upcoming programs and topics.
Denise’s writings on online communication and syndication techniques are widely referenced as pioneering texts that examine the legal and cultural ramifications of these media. Over the past 10 years, Denise has gained deep familiarity with several leading edge sectors of technology law, including the legal considerations surrounding all forms of online publishing and syndication, digital copyright, digital rights management, and Internet jurisdiction, as well as the nuances of Creative Commons and other generalized licensing strategies.
Denise’s focus now is on Live Web projects.


Kathleen Reade

In addition to being a Lpig.org advisory board member, Ms. Reade is Interviews and Commentary’s editor and author. With many years of practical experience in complex case litigation and corporate governance, Kathleen Reade utilizes her legal experience as an author, consultant and educator. Ms. Reade writes extensively regarding litigation matters. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Law and Who’s Who of American Women. She recently authored Product Liability for Professional Paralegals, a practical, hands-on book for legal professionals working in the field of personal injury and product liability litigation, as well as for students of personal injury litigation.


Charles Krugel

As a labor & employment attorney Charles Krugel has represented management in hundreds of negotiations, in-house & 3rd party proceedings. Charles has over 12 years of experience in the field. For the past 6 years, he has run his own management side practice ( http://charlesakrugel.blogspot.com ) & is affiliated with the Human Resource Store (www.hrstore.com) as its Director of Legal & Compliance Services. In addition to having earned his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University , Charles earned a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte & a Bachelors in Psychology from Bradley University Also, he's a published author, has been the subject of numerous radio & newspaper interviews regarding labor & employment law, & frequently gives seminars & speeches in his field. Charles is on the boards of directors of four Chicago organizations (Urban Gateways, Time Dollar Tutoring, the YMCA Alliance & Youth Communication). He serves as Vice President & Treasurer for 2 of them. Furthermore, he's a volunteer "big brother" & a member of several professional associations & chambers of commerce, including the Labor & Employment Relations Association, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Greater O'Hare Association and the World Trade Center Chicago.


Janabeth Evans Taylor

Janabeth Evans Taylor is a litigation paralegal and RN case consultant since 1990. Her articles have been published in numerous publications. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America named Ms. Evans (Taylor) as Paralegal of the Year 2002.


Emmery Raw

Emmery Raw received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Portland State University and is now finishing her Master’s in the same. She is a Legal Analyst for the 3E Group and has experience with the No Child Left Behind Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. She plans to attend law school in the fall of 2007. In addition to being a member of Lpig.org’s advisory board, she contributes articles to Interviews and Commentary.


Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson is a management consultant with a background in strategic management, an MBA in Finance, and almost three years of Sarbanes-Oxley Act & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) advisory experience. In 2004 he was nominated by the Portland Business Journal for the Top Forty Leaders Under Forty Award for his role in starting and growing an online venture, TextBookDepot. He is also the author of the book Rainmaker, which covers Game Theory, Negotiation, and Relationship Cultivation. Richard will begin attending Harvard University in the fall of 2006.


SITE AUDITORS
Lpig.org welcomes the input and opinions of site auditors – law professors, librarians, and attorneys – who provide feedback and make recommendations for site enhancements on an ongoing basis. Site auditors complement the feedback provided by our advisory board, and are vital in determining the strengths and weaknesses of Lpig.org features and functionalities.