A member of the Connecticut, District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court bars, Shelley earned her undergraduate degree in International Relations from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor at the American University Washington College of Law where she was a member of the Law Review. In her professional career, Shelley first practiced regulatory law at the Federal Communications Commission and then practiced as a regulatory associate attorney for Chadbourne, Parke, Whiteside and Wolf (now known as Chadbourne Parke) in Washington DC. She represented firm clients before several regulatory agencies including, the FCC, EPA, FERC and covered Congressional hearings on Capitol Hill. She then retired to raise four sons and devoted time to volunteering for several non-profit and educational organizations where she served in Executive leadership roles and on several Boards of Directors.Currently, Shelley also sits on the Board of A Better Chance of Wilton, CT where she is the Director of College Counseling and Coaching for its scholars.
Shelley joined FACE in 2014 as a result of her concern for the due process rights of college students who are accused of sexual misconduct and the need for reform of Campus Disciplinary Procedures, including Title IX Investigations and subsequent Campus Disciplinary Board hearings. She advocates for the rights of students on Capital Hill and has also “lobbied” against the recently enacted Affirmative Consent law passed in the Connecticut Legislature.
Justin Dillon is a partner at KaiserDillon PLLC in Washington, D.C. He has gained nationwide attention for his work representing students and professors in campus misconduct cases, which he and his firm have handled at more than 80 schools across the country. He was the first lawyer in the country to win summary judgment against a university in a campus sexual assault case, which he did against George Mason University in 2015. He has been published or quoted regarding campus sexual misconduct issues in more than a dozen national news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times,The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.
He also has spoken on these issues before organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Association of Title IX Administrators, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Virginia State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, Harvard Law School, and the University of Kentucky’s Center for Research on Violence Against Women. Immediately before joining KaiserDillon, Justin spent five and a half years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.
Cynthia P. Garrett is an attorney admitted to the bar in California where she lives with her husband who is also an attorney and where they raised their three children. Ms. Garrett was a published member of the Law Review at University of San Diego School of Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude, after which she practiced civil litigation for several years in San Diego. Garrett earned her undergraduate degree from Rollins College in Florida, where she graduated with Highest Distinction.
Ms. Garrett served on the boards of nonprofits focused on foster children before becoming a member of FACE’s board of directors in 2014, and was elected FACE Co President in 2016. As a representative of FACE, Garrett has lobbied for fair Title IX campus disciplinary procedures on both the state and federal levels, written numerous articles, comments and position papers, met with Department of Education officials including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Candice Jackson, served on an American Bar Association task force which developed recommended Title IX procedures, serves as a liaison for two sexual misconduct projects with the American Law Institute, and has been interviewed on radio and television and quoted in various articles.
KIMBERLY C. Lau
Kimberly C. Lau is Partner and Chair of the Title IX/College Disciplinary Department of the law firm of Warshaw Burstein, LLP in New York City. Her experience includes state and federal practice, trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals in commercial litigation and Title IX/college disciplinary matters. Kimberly has successfully represented numerous students both male and female in nearly 200 cases addressing a broad spectrum of disciplinary matters, including, academic dishonesty, theft, harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender discrimination at major college and universities across the country. She regularly serves in a critical advisory role for both complainants and accused students during student disciplinary proceedings. Her experience in representing both parties allows her to provide a fuller context to her clients in their cases.
Kimberly has authored numerous articles on issues affecting how colleges and universities handle sexual assault on campus, the federal privacy statutes impacting student education records, and tips based on her extensive experience in handling cases in this area across the nation at both public and private education institutions. Kimberly regularly presents continuing legal education courses and programs on Title IX at FACE conferences and with providers such as Lawline, ExecuSummit, Warshaw Burstein LLP, and Lycurgus Group. Kimberly’s expertise in Title IX and college disciplinary matters has been featured on national news outlets, such as, CNN, ABC's Nightline, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been quoted in national news media, including Newsweek, Yahoo News, The New York Observer, and The Daily Beast.
A veteran trial lawyer, he concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation and business torts, including partnership and shareholder disputes, real estate litigation, construction litigation and fraudulent conveyance/alter ego and successor liability litigation. Andrew also regularly handles defamation litigation, First Amendment litigation and Internet-related matters. Recently, he has become one of a handful of “go-to” lawyers championing the Title IX rights of students expelled or suspended from universities.
According to him, “The real tragedy here is that some of the best and the brightest of our young men are watching helplessly, as their hopes and aspirations suffer tragically at the hands of a process that is at best, grossly irresponsible and at worst, a knowing assault on the principle of due process and fairness. FACE is giving a voice to this issue and open arms to wrongly accused young men and their parents.”
Eric Rosenberg is the managing partner at Rosenberg & Ball Co. Lpa in Granville Ohio. Eric has represented upwards of 100 students in Title IX University level disciplinary proceedings and filed over 20 lawsuits on behalf of falsely accused students across the country. Eric’s experience includes dozens of jury and bench trials which repeatedly resulted in attorney fee and punitive damage awards of over $1,000,000.00.