Linda Mercurio, Executive Director, Instructor & Attorney Coach is the founder of Transformative Impact, a leadership coaching and consulting practice. She has served on the faculty at Seton Hall Law School, Ramapo College of New Jersey and William Paterson University. In 2000, Linda was the Democratic Candidate for the United States Congress in New Jersey's 5th Congressional District. She is a 1990 graduate of Brooklyn Law School and began her career as a tax lawyer with Coopers & Lybrand, LLC in New York.
Billie Jo Kaufman, Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources Professor of Law. Prior to joining the faculty of WCL in 2003, Billie Jo was director of the Law Library & Technology Center and Associate Professor of Law at Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., where she held several positions within the law library system from 1987 until 2003. She also teaches and specializes in advanced legal research; cyberlaw; criminal procedure; legal research and writing and law librarianship. She is a member of the ABA, the AALL, AALS, Southeast Association of Law Libraries, the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C., Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, and Consortium of Southeast Law Libraries.
Traci Mundy Jenkins is the Assistant Dean for the Office of Career & Professional Development at American University Washington College of Law. In addition to managing the staff and all educational and recruitment programs sponsored by the office, she conducts private and public sector employer outreach and counsels JD and LLM students in all areas of their career development. Prior to joining the law school, Traci was the Managing Partner of a Washington, DC area legal placement and consulting company where she specialized in attorney recruitment and counseling, and offered diversity consulting services to law firms and corporate legal departments. She also served as the Director of Placement for a national attorney placement company.
Traci began her legal career at Venable, Baetjer and Howard, LLP (now Venable LLP) where she developed an employment and commercial litigation practice during her seven years with the firm. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, and she received a BA in Economics from Wellesley College. Traci is active in a number of professional and community organizations, including current service on the NALP Board of Directors and former positions as president and board member of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association. She is a frequent speaker on legal recruiting issues.
Matthew L. Pascocello is the Director of Career Development and Alumni Counseling. He specializes in counseling alumni as well as directing OCPD's marketing efforts. Matthew also serves as an Adjunct Professor at both AU and WCL. He received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Boston University and his J.D. from Georgetown; he also completed coursework at the London School of Economics and the National University of Singapore. Matthew has worked as a corporate and international trade attorney in Manhattan and served as in-house legal counsel and Manager of Legal Information Systems for a Parisian-based, multinational assistance services company.
John Lim, Academic Account Manager, West, a Thomas Reuters business. John Lim is the Westlaw Account Manager for AU-WCL and licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. During law school John was a member of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics and authored a note that was published in Spring, 2000 and has since been cited by several treatises and publications. Prior to joining West, John practiced commercial litigation and D&O insurance coverage with a prominent DC law firm. Since joining West, John has worked with several law schools in the DC area and for a time, was also a Law Firm Research Specialist and Academic Account Manager in Southern California. In addition to law schools, John has extensive experience working with and instructing attorneys, paralegals, investigators and legal assistants. From 2008 through 2010 John was a Senior Consultant with West's Government Services division and worked with various federal and state law enforcement agencies on the CLEAR platform, specializing in criminal and asset-based investigations on public records. In Spring 2010, John returned to the Academic segment and to WCL.
Cassie Pangas is the LexisNexis Account Executive at American University Washington College of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the College of Wooster where she focused on Communication Studies and Philosophy. Cassie is a recent graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law where she served as the Managing Editor of the Law Review. Her comment, "Making the Home More Like a Castle: Why Landlords Should Be Held Liable for Co-Tenant Harassment," was published by the University of Toledo Law Review in 2011.