LRSolutions has many expert attorneys in its legal network. Among them are:
Dwight A. Howes
Partner, ReedSmith LLP
Dwight Howes is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of ReedSmith LLP. His practice focuses on corporate and business law. He also counsels corporations on compliance and ethics programs. He authored and provided expertise on LRSolutions’ Insider Trading online compliance course. As a former litigator, Dwight continues to be active in alternative dispute resolution matters and serves as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and on the American Arbitration Association’s commercial, energy and international panels of arbitrators. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Dwight was Deputy General Counsel, Compliance and Litigation, for Consolidated Natural Gas Company. Dwight came to CNG from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he served as associate counsel and staff designee to then-Sen. William S. Cohen (R-ME).
During and after law school, Dwight worked for U.S. Rep. Tom Evans (R-DE), Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum (R-KS) and Sen. John Heinz (R-PA). Dwight left his position as Sen. Heinz’ Legislative Director to practice law, with an emphasis on litigation, with Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson of Portland, Maine. Dwight left Bernstein Shur in 1988 for the Senate Intelligence Committee. Dwight received his J.D., with honors, in 1985 from the George Washington University School of Law and his B.A. in 1981 from GWU. He was honorably discharged as a lieutenant from the United States Navy Reserve, where he served as an intelligence officer. He is married, has two children and lives in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
Dwight has provided training on complying with insider trading laws since 1995. During his service to Sen. Heinz, Dwight was actively involved in securities-related legislative initiatives, due to the Senator’s position on the Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Securities and Exchange Commission. This service coincided with a number of high profile insider trading cases in the 1980s, which prompted considerable attention and review from the Senate Banking Committee. In addition, Dwight has represented clients facing investigations from stock exchanges and the SEC on a variety of matters, including insider trading issues.
Lisa Renee Pomerantz
Former In-house Counsel at NEC America, Inc. and NEC USA, Inc.
Lisa was in-house counsel at NEC America, Inc. and NEC USA, Inc. from 1987-2003. During that time, she developed numerous in-house training and compliance programs, and served for many years as Editor of the Advisor, a monthly legal newsletter. Lisa was also active in the legal education field at the Suffolk Academy of Law, having served as an Officer from 2000 through 2004.
For LRSolutions, Ms. Pomerantz developed both the Conflicts of Interest and Protecting Confidential Information/Document Retention modules, two areas in which she has a great deal of expertise. She also works with LRSolutions’ network attorneys in other areas of law to develop scenario-based modules for LRSolutions’ other online compliance courses.
During her career at NEC, Ms. Pomerantz also dealt with Marketing and Advertising Law issues, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Distribution and Franchising Law. She also has significant experience in the Intellectual Property and Antitrust areas, and served for two years as Co-Chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee. Lisa received Awards of Recognition from the Suffolk County Bar Association for her contributions to continuing legal education and as IP Committee chair.
Before joining NEC, Lisa was a law clerk in the federal district court in Baltimore, and a litigation associate at two Boston law firms. Lisa graduated from Boston University Law School in 1979, where she was a member of the Boston University Law Review. She graduated from Radcliffe College at Harvard University, cum laude in 1976.
James C. Nobles
Principal James C. Nobles and Associates LLC
James Nobles earned his B.B.A in Finance from Mercer University in 1980, his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1983, and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1989.
Mr. Nobles is a practicing attorney with the firm of James Nobles LLC. He is a recognized expert in the area of international transactions and taxation, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
He has advised foreign as well as U.S. clients doing business internationally, including clients with projects in developing countries. Mr. Nobles is also serves as Counsel to the American Countertrade Association.
Mr. Nobles has written and spoken extensively on international business and legal topics, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. His presentations on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act include the International Practitioners’ Workshop Series of the International Section of the ABA (Montreal) and The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (Hong Kong). In addition, Mr. Nobles is the lead author of “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Systemic Solution for the U.S. Multinational,” 1 NAFTA Rev. 5 (June 1995).
Professor of Law, SUNY, Buffalo; Former Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State
Professor Ghosh earned his B.A. in 1984 from Amherst College. After that, he received an M.A. and Ph.D., in 1988 from Michigan. He received his J.D. in 1994 from Stanford, where he was also the Articles Editor for the Stanford Law & Policy Review.
His areas of expertise are Antitrust; Corporate Law; Intellectual Property; Torts; and Remedies.
He served as clerk for the Honorable John T. Noonan, in the U.S.C.A., Ninth Circuit. After that, he was an associate for the law firm of Baker & McKenzie in San Francisco.
Professor Ghosh is a Member of the Law & Society Association; the American Law & Economic Association. He also was a consultant for the National Academy of Science in 1987 and a consultant for the Leadership & Education for Asian Pacifics, in 1995-96.
In-house Counsel, Consultant
Fiona has been practicing law in Asia since the mid 1990’s. Since 1997 she has worked as in-house counsel at an independent power producer that has developed, bought and sold generation projects throughout Asia and Australia. She also works as a consultant on vesting contracts and legal aspects of trading risk management in merchant power markets. She advises primarily in the areas of project finance and infrastructure development and ownership, particularly in the power generation industry. Fiona recently worked with LRSolutions as one of the FCPA experts who helped develop the FCPA online compliance training course.
Her multi-faceted practice includes construction law, dispositions and acquisitions of businesses, long-term project contracts and, occasionally, dispute resolution, as well as project financing. She has worked for clients who value business ethics and integrity, ensuring high standards of FCPA training, monitoring and compliance in their projects. Fiona develops corporate integrity and legal awareness programs and training materials and provides training at all levels. Fiona has degrees from Duke University and UCLA School of Law, and she studied at Zhongshan University in the PRC for two years. She commenced her practice at O’Melveny and Myers, in its commercial banking group, in 1987 and moved to Hong Kong with the firm in 1993.
Anne D. Weber
Weber Law Firm, Denver, CO
Anne D. Weber is a natural resources attorney in Denver, Colorado where she represents companies in the oil and gas and mining industries, with a concentration in acquisitions and divestitures, gas contracts, environmental issues, pipeline matters, and facility construction.
Ms. Weber has more than 25 years of experience in the natural resource industries. Before entering private practice in 1990, Ms. Weber held business positions in industry including oil shale geochemist for the U.S. Bureau of Mines, field engineer for Dresser Industries, petroleum geophysicist for Amoco, and Chief Geophysicist for Britoil’s U.S. operations. Prior to beginning her own firm, she was in private practice with a natural resources boutique firm followed by eight years in-house as Assistant General Counsel for both Echo Bay Mines and Duke Energy Field Services.
She received a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Wyoming and J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law where she was Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Ewing Scholar, and recipient of the Morgan prize for published legal writing. She received and maintains national certification as a professional geologist from the AIPG.
Ms. Weber is active in trade, professional, and civic associations. She has served two terms on Colorado’s Minerals, Energy, and Geology Advisory Board, was an original member of the Lowry Air Force Base Environmental Restoration Advisory Board, was National Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law of the American Bar Association, and has served as Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. She has an AV Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating.