Creation of National Advisory Committee

To assist with next-stage strategic planning for HSJN, we have assembled a team of attorneys from 17 firms and in-house legal departments in 13 cities to act as a National Advisory Committee. Bruce Prager of Latham & Watkins ( in New York and Cristin Zeisler of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips ( in Los Angeles are co-chairing this Advisory Committee. The Committee has had a number of calls and will be moving forward in Working Groups to address potential new projects for the Network, including end of life planning documents, creditors rights and other financial services issues, and ways to develop and connect the Network. We will keep you apprised of our progress, and we encourage you to share your ideas for the Network's future at any time.

We are grateful to all of the Committee members:
Maureen Alger, Cooley, Palo Alto Ronald Lowe, Perkins Coie Brown & Bain, Phoenix
Larry Bennett, Intel, Bay Area Greg McConnell, Winston & Strawn, Chicago
Miriam Buhl, Weil, New York Bruce Prager, Latham & Watkins, New York
Robert Cohen, Kutak Rock, Omaha Roberta Ritvo, DLA Piper, Washington, D.C.
Faye Dion, Aetna, Hartford Seth Shapiro, Bank of America, Dallas
Ellyn Haikin Josef, Vinson & Elkins, Houston Nancy Sher Cohen, Proskauer Rose, Los Angeles
Krisann Hagan, Baker & Daniels, Indianapolis Jerri Shick, O'Melveny & Myers, New York
Ryan Hurley, Baker & Daniels, Indianapolis Angela Vigil, Baker & McKenzie, Miami
Jerome Lawton, Skadden, New York Cristin Zeisler, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Los Angeles