Trouble on Campus: Playbook for Government Investigations and Crisis Management - Speakers

Geoff Moulton is a former federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and former special deputy attorney general who reviewed the handling of the Jerry Sandusky investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, other law enforcement agencies, and child protective services.  A graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University School of Law, he clerked for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist.  He then joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the criminal division, where he also served as special counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in Washington, D.C.  After several years in government service, Geoff went into private practice representing print and broadcast media in First Amendment-related litigation and then joined Widener University School of Law as an associate professor. In 2001, he returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for several years as first assistant U.S. attorney in charge of civil and criminal cases.  His other service to government includes investigating and preparing a widely praised report into the ATF’s failed siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas for the U.S. Treasury Department and serving as chief counsel to former U.S. Sen. Ted Kauffman of Delaware. Recently, he served as deputy inspector general and chief of staff for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, including supervising the agency’s investigations of fraud and other criminal activity related to TARP. He is a professor emeritus at Widener University School of Law.

 

Kenya Mann Faulkner is vice president for legal affairs and general counsel for the University of Cincinnati.  Kenya reports to President Santa J. Ono and serves on the President's Cabinet and Executive Committee.  Kenya previously served as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s inspector general, a role where she was tasked with preventing, investigating and eradicating fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct in executive agencies under the jurisdiction of the Governor’s Office.  Prior to this appointment, she was a partner at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia, where she conducted internal investigations for governmental agencies and nonprofits. Kenya has also served as: an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; a senior deputy attorney general in the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Drug Strike Force Section;  and a Philadelphia assistant public defender.  Kenya has more than 24 years of complex trial experience.  She received her bachelor's degree in criminal justice and English from Niagara University and her J.D. from the State University of New York, University of Buffalo Law School. 

 

Lee J. Dobkin is chief counsel for Penn Medicine and deputy general counsel for the University of Pennsylvania.  In that capacity, he oversees legal work on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, an academic medical center that includes four acute care hospitals, 1,500 employed physicians and approximately 13,000 employees.  Lee previously served as the chief of the Public Corruption and Labor Racketeering Section in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1994 to 1997 and as an assistant U.S. attorney in that office from 1986 to 1994. He began his legal career as a litigation associate in the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Lee attended Amherst College (B.A., cum laude, 1978) and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1982).

 

Cameron J. Etezady serves as associate university counsel for Temple University.  Cameron joined Temple’s Office of University Counsel in 2012 and oversees student affairs issues, employment matters and athletics, as well as manages a diverse litigation portfolio.  Prior to joining Temple, Cameron began his legal career working for law firms in the Los Angeles area.  He then moved to Philadelphia where he spent about seven years in private practice representing many area colleges and universities in state and federal agencies and state and federal court in a variety of matters.  Cameron received a B.A. in economics and his J.D. from the University of Southern California.

 

Lisa H. Rutherford is chief policy officer and general counsel for Amherst College.  She is responsible for ensuring effective policy development and oversight as well as serving as the chief lawyer for the college.  Lisa’s primary areas of expertise include employment law, Title IX, international studies/programs and disability issues. Lisa also supervises the Title IX coordinator and oversees the Office of Human Resources.  Prior to coming to Amherst College in 2013, Lisa served as in-house counsel at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1993.  During her last five years at UW-Madison, Lisa was chief legal counsel leading the Office of Administrative Legal Services.  Lisa has a B.A. with distinction in political science from Hamline University and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. 

 

Allison B. Newhart is associate general counsel at The Pennsylvania State University, where she oversees labor and employment matters, litigation, and Title IX and Clery Act compliance.  Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Allison was in private practice with a law firm in Philadelphia, where she concentrated her practice in higher education law, commercial litigation and labor and employment law counseling and litigation.  She also devoted a significant part of her practice to litigation under ERISA.  While in private practice, Allison has advised numerous institutions of higher education on compliance with federal laws and regulations, risk management issues, and policy drafting, and has represented colleges and universities in litigation.  She has taught seminars in legal writing and research, FMLA compliance, and business law.  Allison is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.  Allison received her B.A., cum laude, from Lehigh University.  She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law.