Faculty for Summer 2015

Gerard Comizio

Chair, Global Banking Practice, Paul Hastings
Mr. Comizio is a leading authority on banking and financial services matters. He has extensive experience in representing a wide range of both domestic and foreign banks, thrifts companies, mortgage, industrial loan banks, trust and fiduciary, consumer, specialty lenders, private equity companies, and other financial services companies. Mr. Comizio regularly counsels his clients on a wide range of bank regulatory, merger and acquisition, enforcement proceedings, complex regulatory and strategic planning issues. Currently, Mr. Comizio is advising some of the nation's largest financial institutions on the implications of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Neil Eisner

Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement, U.S. Department of Transportation
Prior to his current position with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Mr. Eisner held positions as Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement and Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for Litigation in the Federal Aviation Administration. He has served as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and is an Adjunct Professor at American University's Washington College of Law. Also, Mr. Eisner was a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a Chairman of its Committee on Governmental Processes, and is currently a Senior Fellow in the Conference.

William Froehlich

Administrative Law Judge
Before his appointment as a full-time legal member of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, Judge Froehlich was a member of the senior executive service at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He held a number of key leadership positions during his 32-year career at FERC, including Director of the Office of Administrative Litigation, Special Counsel to the Office of Enforcement, Assistant General Counsel for Gas and Oil Litigation and Director of the Financial Regulation Division. Judge Froehlich also teaches at George Mason University, where he is an Adjunct Professor of administrative law.

Paul Geier

Assistant General Counsel for Litigation, Department of Transportation
In his twenty years of experience at the Department of Transportation, Mr. Geier has been responsible for developing the Department's positions in numerous Supreme Court and lower federal court cases that have included a wide range of constitutional and administrative law issues as well as regulatory challenges. He and the members of his office oversee the Department's litigation and work closely with the Department of Justice and the Department's Chief Counsels' Offices in the development of the government's legal positions and the drafting of the government's briefs in major Departmental litigation.

Anita Sinha

Practitioner-in-Residence in the Immigrant Justice Clinic, American University, Washington College of Law
Professor Sinha is an experienced litigator and advocate for low-income communities of color. In the post-9/11 context, she represented indigent immigrant crime survivors, advocated for the rights of detainees, and led a successful legislative campaign to limit local immigration enforcement. At the Immigrant Justice Clinic, Professor Sinha works with student attorneys on cases and policy projects in the areas of detention and deportation, civil rights, LGBT and gender, and workers' rights.

Steve Vladeck

Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law
His teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, and national security law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, Vladeck is a prolific and widely cited scholar. He.frequently represents parties or amici in litigation challenging government counterterrorism policies. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a senior editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of National Security Law and Policy, co-editor in-chief of the Just Security blog, a senior contributor to the Lawfare blog, the Supreme Court Fellow at the Constitution Project, and a fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law.

Bill Yeomans

Fellow in Law and Government, American University, Washington College of Law
Before joining the faculty at Washington College of Law, Professor Yeomans served as Senator Edward M. Kennedy's Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also served as Legal Director of the Alliance for Justice and as the first Director of Programs for the American Constitution Society. Prior to that, Professor Yeomans was at the Department of Justice where he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Chief of Staff, and acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. During his twenty-six year tenure, he litigated and supervised civil rights cases in the federal courts.