Meet our board
Rachel K. Alpert is a partner at Jenner & Block, in the firm’s Investigations, Compliance, and Defense Practice. She is an international trade and sanctions lawyer who brings a wealth of experience in economic sanctions, export controls, and international legal issues from her seven years in the United States Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser. She counsels domestic and international clients on a range of issues, including trade sanctions compliance, supply chain and human rights accountability, and CFIUS matters.
Kevin Bailey is a partner at Brunswick Group, and specializes in litigation, crisis communications, and corporate reputation management. Kevin graduated with two undergraduate degrees and a J.D. from Duke University, and later assumed a Counsel position at WilmerHale where he worked for 9 years as a lawyer. He then moved to a position as Chief Counsel, Communications and External Affairs at BP, where he was chief legal counsel for BP’s legal affairs and legal strategist for communications in response to the Deep Water Horizon accident. His work advising on cases that pose serious reputational threats makes him a key asset at Brunswick group for navigating difficult communications issues.
Ben Campbell is the General Counsel of Deloitte USA LLP. He joined Deloitte as the Deputy General Counsel for the Disputes, Consultations and Regulatory Affairs group in the Office of General Counsel in April 2014 after three years as a partner at Latham & Watkins in New York.
Prior to his tenure at Latham & Watkins, Ben served for more than 16 years with the Department of Justice, where he held a number of positions including, among others, Interim United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 2007 to 2010, member of the Enron Task Force, and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff to the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division in Washington, DC.
As the General Counsel of Deloitte USA LLP, Ben is responsible for providing legal advice and guidance to the Deloitte U.S. Firms and their leadership and managing a team of attorneys who address legal issues, contracting and governance needs, global and network matters, civil and regulatory litigation, policy review and development, internal reviews and investigations, and consultations with engagement teams on all aspects of the Deloitte U.S. Firms' operations.
Ben has extensive trial, appellate, and litigation experience as a prosecutor and civil attorney in a wide variety of matters. He also served as an ex officio commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission from 2006 to 2007. Ben is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Yale University.
Joel M. Cohen, the Chairman of the LWOB Board, is a partner in the New York office of White & Case.
A former federal prosecutor, Joel is a member of the Firm’s Global White Collar Practice Group who represents clients in securities litigation, class actions, and antitrust matters. Joel has been lead or co-lead counsel in dozens of civil and criminal trials in federal and state courts. His experience includes all aspects of FCPA/anti-corruption issues, insider trading, cross-border tax issues, securities and financial institution litigation, class actions, sanctions, money laundering and asset recovery, with a particular focus on international disputes and discovery.
Joel is on several other boards including New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Jericho Project. Joel was an LWOB trainer in both Kenya and Liberia.
Judge Morrison C. England Jr. joined the Board of Directors at the beginning of 2021. He was nominated to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California by George W. Bush on March 21st, 2002 and served as Chief Judge from November 1, 2012, to May 1st, 2017. He assumed senior status on December 17th, 2019.
Before his appointment, Judge England received his B.A. from the University of the Pacific and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He also worked as a Partner for Quattrin, Clemons & England for numerous years in Sacramento, CA, as well as serving as a judge in the Municipal Court in the County of Sacramento. Judge England additionally served as a judge on the Sacramento Superior Court for the State of California between 1996 and 2002. Finally, Judge England was a free agent with the New York Jets Football team in 1976 and went on to become the assistant football coach at California State University, Fullerton, and California State University, Sacramento.
Bart Gombert is a Managing Director and the Global Private Equity General Counsel at Bain Capital Private Equity.
Prior to joining Bain Capital Private Equity in 2011, Bart was an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London and focused on private equity M&A. Prior to Simpson Thacher, he was an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in London and New York. Bart also worked as a corporate lawyer in Brussels for several years.
Bart received an LLM degree with distinction from Northwestern University School of Law, and he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Ghent School of Law.
Lynn Haaland is Zoom’s Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, and Deputy General Counsel. Lynn is an expert in governance and compliance for multinationals, privacy law, and U.S. cybersecurity law. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Lynn was SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Global Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer and Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity at PepsiCo.
From 2003 to 2016, Lynn was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) and Washington, D.C. At EDVA, Lynn served as Deputy Chief of the National Security and International Crime Unit, where she supervised and prosecuted terrorism, international drug trafficking, export andsanctions, cybersecurity, and various other national security cases. She worked with judges, law enforcement agencies, and other executive agencies to design, implement, and oversee a first-in-the-nation program for international criminal investigations. In partnership with the FBI and other federal agencies, Lynn charged the first cyber terrorism case ever brought by the United States.
Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Lynn worked at the United Nations in New York, the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Zurich, Switzerland, and large law firms in Paris, New York and Washington, D.C.
Lynn received her law degree from The George Washington University and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, where she won the Comparative Literature senior thesis prize and was a National Champion in Women's Rowing.
Tiffany Lipscomb-Jackson is a partner and commercial litigator with Jones Day, representing corporations in antitrust, consumer protection, and business-related cases. Since graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2008 from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Tiffany has gained substantial experience with the petroleum, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries and has a robust pro bono practice representing clients in adoption and immigration cases. A few of her honors and distinctions include Columbus Business First: “40 Under 40” honoree in 2020, and being Chair of Jones Day’s Columbus Office Women’s Initiative (COWI) and Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement Committee.
David Lewis is currently with Kroll, an independent risk and financial management firm, as the Managing Director and Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Advisory in the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice. Early in his career, David received his education at Portsmouth and Cranfield Universities. He then proceeded to work for the UK government as a Senior Policy Advisor where he was the head of AML Policy and the Illicit Finance Unit as well as a senior member of the Serious Organized Crime Agency, now the UK National Crime Agency.
In recent years before joining Kroll, David was the former Executive Secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and a Senior Advisor to the G7 and G20 on AML and counter terrorist financing from 2015-22 where he assisted in bringing together the shared knowledge and expertise of governments and international organizations such as the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, and more. A few honors of his include receiving the Inaugural Financial Crime Fighter Award in 2021 from the global coalition to fight financial crime as well as the ACAMS Public Service Award for his longstanding commitment to the global anti-financial crime community.
Amanda Raad is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s London office and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Global Anti-Corruption and International Risk practice. Amanda has substantial experience negotiating with U.S. regulators on behalf of companies and individuals concerning cross-border matters involving corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial fraud.
In addition, Amanda proactively works with clients across industries and geographies to identify and mitigate risk as well as advise clients on corporate social responsibility, supply chain compliance and responsible sourcing. Amanda frequently publishes and speaks on cross-border challenges in the corporate crime and investigations space, including on sexual misconduct.
Anne Beane Rudman started working with LWOB in 2007 when she went to Liberia to lay the groundwork for LWOB’s first trial advocacy training program. She has since gone to several other countries representing LWOB in different capacities. Anne is a criminal defense lawyer in NYC after spending twenty-five years as an Assistant District Attorney with the New York County District Attorney’s Office where she was a trial prosecutor, Senior Appellate Counsel. She established the Office’s Asset Forfeiture Unit and was the Chief for fifteen years focusing on both state and federal forfeiture cases.
Anne has served on several not-for-profit boards, most recently New York Road Runners and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She was previously Chairman of the LWOB Board and served as LWOB’s Interim Executive Director from October 2019 through September 23, 2020.
Patricia Sullivan is a Managing Director and Head of Financial Crime Business Control & Oversight for the Corporate and Investment Banks at the Deutsche Bank since June 2021. She reports directly to the CEO to embed effective and sustainable financial crime controls and a strong risk management culture across Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Fraud, and Sanctions. Previously, Trish was a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Financial Crime Compliance for the Standard Chartered Bank. Trish has more than 20 years of experience in Financial Services, Criminal Prosecution, Litigation, Financial Crime Compliance, and Core Compliance.
Based in New York, she is a member of the Deutsche Bank USA Board Sub-committee on Anti-Financial Crime. Trish was an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where she led several securities fraud and insider trading investigations and served as a Sex Crimes and General Crimes prosecutor.
Meet our founder
Christina M. Storm, Founder
Our founder & Executive Director from 2000-2019, Christina M. Storm, launched LWOB in 2000 to create a global association of lawyers committed to internationally oriented pro bono service and rule of law.
During Christina’s twenty-year tenure leading LWOB, she not only constructed an organization that managed, framed, and guided the legal profession’s commitment to give back on a global level, she created an organization that worked to cultivate an array of legal resources, unique rule of law strategies, and designed programming that featured outside the box and innovative approaches.
Christina recognized from the outset that one of LWOB’s most valuable resources would be the pro bono lawyers it recruited from the full spectrum of the legal sector that included lawyers from major international law firms to solo practitioners, as well as government and public interest lawyers.
"LWOB represents one of the very few of its kind–an international initiative whose work is anchored by volunteer lawyers working pro bono from around the world with a singular common objective–to cross borders to make a difference."
-Christina M. Storm
Meet our Executive Staff
Robin R. Taylor, Executive Director
Ms. Taylor became LWOB’s Executive Director in September 2020. Prior to this, she was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) for over 20 years. Robin worked internationally as the USDOJ advisor to the U.S. European Command, a military base in Stuttgart, Germany. She was part of a 15-member U.S. interagency team (with FBI, Treasury, Energy, State, DHS and others) advising the Commander and leadership on transnational threats, foreign influence, illicit finance, cyberspace challenges, and security issues from 2016-2020. Before that, she was the resident legal advisor to the U.S. embassies in Jakarta (2014-16) and Kenya (2011-2014) leading efforts to strengthen rule of law frameworks and case development to combat terrorism, financial crime and money laundering, cybercrime, bribery, wildlife crime, and human trafficking. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of California, Ms. Taylor investigated and prosecuted international cyber and fraud crimes, organized crime, money laundering, copyright and trademark infringement, public corruption, and other offenses, handling more than a dozen jury trials to verdict. She established the District’s first cybercrime unit in 2005.