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Gregory A. (Greg) Castanias is a partner in the Jones Day law firm, where he practices principally in the areas of appellate litigation and intellectual-property law. He had the privilege of working for and with Barbara McDowell during her years at the Firm. In addition to his national appellate practice, which has included multiple arguments before the Supreme Court as well as cases in federal and state appellate courts spanning the country , Greg is also committed to public service. He presently serves on the board of directors of the Gladney Center for Adoption, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and the agency responsible for helping Greg and his wife adopt their two daughters. Greg also serves on the board of directors of the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, the fundraising and grant-making affiliate of his college fraternity, and on the Board of Visitors of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, in Bloomington, Indiana, where he also holds the rank of Adjunct Professor of Law. Greg and his wife, Jane (who also worked with Barbara during their overlapping time at Jones Day), live in Oakton, Virginia and have two daughters, Alexandra (Alex) (b. 2006) and Gabriella-Anne (Ella-Anne) (b. 2009).

Sarah (Sally) Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, teaches in the areas of church and state, property, and legal history in the law school, and American religious and constitutional history in the history department. Sally is the author of The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), and The Spirit of the Law Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2010), “The New Age and the New Law: Malnak v. Yogi,” in Leslie Griffin, ed., Law And Religion: Cases in Context (Aspen Publishers, 2010), and “Law and Religion, 1790-1920,” in The Cambridge History of Law in America, Michael Grossberg and Christopher Tomlins, eds. (Cambridge, 2008). She is working on two new book projects. The first, The Landscape of Faith, about religion and property across American national history. The second, Convictions (forthcoming, University of Illinois Press), co-authored with Kathryn Daynes of Brigham Young University, is a social and legal history of prosecutions of Utah polygamists in the nineteenth century.

Sally is a regular commentator in print, radio and television on law and religion. She serves on the board of the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, and is the co-editor of the American Society for Legal History’s book series, Studies in Legal History. She also is actively involved in the Mormon History Association, the American Historical Association, the Western History Association, the American Academy of Religion, the American Society for Church History, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the Organization of American Historians.

Doug Hallward-Driemeier is head of the Appellate and Supreme Court practice at Ropes & Gray LLP, and Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, D.C., office. Doug first worked with Barbara while he was at the DOJ Civil Appellate Staff and she at the Solicitor General's Office. Doug later succeeded Barbara both as Assistant to the Solicitor General and as member of the Board of Trustees at their church, Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, in Bethesda, Maryland. Doug has argued over 60 appeals, including before every federal circuit and 16 times before the United States Supreme Court. In April 2015, Doug successfully argued for marriage equality for same-sex couples in the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges. He handles a broad range of appeals, including intellectual property, bankruptcy, securities litigation, and antitrust, in addition to constitutional law.

Doug graduated from DePauw University, and earned an M.Phil. in Politics at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where he was Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He clerked for Judge Amalya L. Kearse on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

David Feiner is Co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Chicago's Albany Park Theater Project -- an award-winning youth theater company that inspires people to envision a more just and beautiful world. David graduated from Yale and the Yale School of Drama.

Jeffrey Lamken is a nationally recognized appellate lawyer. He has argued 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and briefed dozens more on a wide range of topics, including administrative law, the First Amendment, antitrust, bankruptcy, civil rights, criminal procedure, energy law, intellectual property, search and seizure law, separation of powers, and telecommunications. He has also handled matters in many federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts. Mr. Lamken also develops, briefs, and argues critical motions in significant trial matters.

Before founding Molo Lamken LLP, Mr. Lamken headed Baker Botts’ Supreme Court and Appellate Practice in Washington, D.C., and served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice.

Mr. Lamken received a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Haverford College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School where he was named the Nathan Abbott Scholar, received the Kurzman Prize, was elected to Order of the Coif, and served as Senior Editor of the Stanford Law Review. He clerked for the Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court, and for the Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

David Feiner is Co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Chicago's Albany Park Theater Project -- an award-winning youth theater company that inspires people to envision a more just and beautiful world. David graduated from Yale and the Yale School of Drama.

Mark Feiner is Assistant Head of Greenwich Academy, a girls’ Pre-K through 12 independent school in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He began his career as a high school English teacher and he continues to teach regularly at Greenwich Academy. Mark graduated from Brown University.

As a lifelong Yankees fan, Mark adopted the Nationals as his National League in 2005 in an effort to redeem his soul. It’s slowly working. He had the pleasure of attending one Nats game with Jerry and Barbara; the Nats lost. And so it goes.

Mark lives in Connecticut with his wife, Betsy, and their two children.

Hayley Maclean, Barbara McDowell’s niece, is a medical student at the University of California, Davis. Hayley had the pleasure of living with Barbara and Jerry for a summer while completing a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. Despite living across the country, Barbara played an active role in her nieces’ lives and her influence strongly contributed to the women they grew up to be. Hayley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she also competed on the Women’s Water Polo team.

Rebecca Tarneja, Barbara McDowell's niece, is an attorney at Cooley LLP, where she handles a variety of complex business and commercial litigation matters. She is also active in pro bono, litigating several high-profile cases with the ACLU. During and after undergrad, Rebecca moved to Washington, D.C., where formed indelible memories with Barbara and Jerry. Barbara was and remains a big influence on Rebecca's pursuit of the law and social justice. Rebecca received her J.D. at the University of Southern California and her B.S. at Stanford University, where she was a pitcher for the varsity softball team. She also externed for the Hon. Charles R. Breyer. Before joining Cooley, Rebecca was an attorney at White & Case LLP.

Matthew Roberts is a Senior Counsel in the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he focuses on issues involving national security law. Before joining OLC in May 2011, Mr. Roberts served for nearly 12 years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General, where he had the privilege to be Barbara’s colleague and to present 30 oral arguments and file hundreds of briefs on behalf of the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Roberts also spent two years Of Counsel to O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, and has worked as a Legislative Assistant to then-Congressman Charles E. Schumer, Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and in various positions for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, including Chief of Staff and Senior Deputy Comptroller for Public Affairs. He attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School and clerked for the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.

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