Mr. Victor Stone

Victor Stone is a Victim's Attorney and Technical Expert at the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, Inc., where he represents crime victims at no cost to the victims at all levels of the Maryland court system.  Previously, Mr. Stone spent four decades in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he handled criminal appeals in every federal circuit court and in the U.S. Supreme Court, and was the Division's Victims' Rights and Federal Witness Security Program legal advisor.  He also was Chief Counsel to the FBI's Foreign Terrorist Task Force, a United States Immigration Judge, a Special US Parole Commissioner, General Counsel to the DC Corrections Trustee, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Oregon and the District of Columbia.  Mr. Stone worked on Department of Justice committees that resulted in the enactment of the Crime Victims' Rights Act and various revisions to the Attorney General's Guidelines on Victim and Witness Assistance.  He also served in the 200th Military Intelligence Unit, US Army Reserve, at Boston Army Base.  After graduating from Harvard Law School, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Vice Admiral (Retired) Patricia A. Tracey

Pat Tracey was most recently the Vice President of Homeland Security and Defense for HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, developing dynamic strategies and providing support to various agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Defense.  She completed a distinguished 34-year naval career in 2004, retiring as a vice admiral and the most senior woman officer in the history of the U.S. Navy.  As Chief of the Navy’s $5 billion global education and training enterprise, Admiral Tracey led a successful revolution in training technology to improve the quality, access, effectiveness, and cost of Navy training.  She graduated from the College of New Rochelle and the Naval Postgraduate School, with distinction, and completed a Fellowship with the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group.

Dean Michelle Anderson

Dean Michelle Anderson has been the Dean of CUNY School of Law since 2006 and has seen the Law School through a period of great renewal and transformation in development, programs, and recognition.  Dean Anderson is a leading scholar on rape law and has written numerous law review articles on the subject.  Her article redefining what rape should be legally, "Negotiating Sex," was selected as the core text on rape law in Criminal Law Conversations, published by Oxford University Press in 2009.  Previously, Dean Anderson clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has taught at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law as a visiting professor of law.

Ms. Lisa Friel

Lisa Friel is an internationally recognized expert on sexual assault.  Ms. Friel has investigated and supervised complex cases involving sexual assault and harassment, human trafficking, workplace violence, child pornography, internet predators, unlawful surveillance, theft and fraud.  Ms. Friel began her professional career at the New York County District Attorney's Office, specializing in sexual assault cases.  She was the Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit for nearly a decade and the Deputy Chief for 11 years.  Supervising more than 40 assistant district attorneys, support staff and investigators, she typically managed 300 cases and investigations at any one time.  Ms. Friel has directed thousands of investigations into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct and has trained hundreds of law enforcement personnel throughout the world.  In October 2011, following a distinguished 28-year career as a Manhattan prosecutor, Ms. Friel joined T&M Protection Resources as Vice President of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division.  Ms. Friel and her staff developed policies and procedures, provided training workshops and conducted sensitive investigations into a myriad of issues to include sexual misconduct (both sexual assault and sexual harassment) and domestic violence.  In September 2014, Ms. Friel was appointed as T&Ms Special Advisor to the NFL Commissioner, consulting on domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault within the NFL.  In April 2015, Ms. Friel accepted a permanent position with the NFL, when she was appointed by Commissioner Goodell as the NFL’s Special Counsel for Investigations, where she is responsible for all investigations related to possible violations of the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy

Ms. Laurie Rose Kepros

Laurie Rose Kepros is the Director of Sexual Litigation for the Colorado Office of the State Public Defender where she trains and advises over 700 lawyers and other staff statewide in their representation of adults and juveniles accused or convicted of sexual crimes.  Ms. Kepros has personally represented thousands of criminal defendants charged with all levels of offense including many who have been victims of sexual assault themselves.  She has tried and consulted on thousands of sexual offense cases across the state of Colorado.  She has served on dozens of subcommittees of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board and as a member of both the Sex Offense Task Force and Sex Offense Working Group of the Sentencing Task Force of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.  Ms. Kepros was on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) for 10 years and currently serves on the board of the CCDB's sister policy organization, the Colorado Criminal Defense Institute.  She is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and an adjunct professor at the University of Denver School of Law.  She has repeatedly testified before the Colorado legislature as a subject matter expert in sexual crime law and as an expert witness in Colorado sex offense law in Federal District Court.  In 2012, the CCDB awarded her the Gideon Award for upholding and preserving the principles captured by Gideon v. Wainwright.


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