Ronald Chen served as Dean and Co-Dean of the Law School (and the predecessor School of Law–Newark) from 2013 to 2018. Professor Chen earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1980 and received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School with high honors in 1983. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Leonard I. Garth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and then was associated with the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore until 1987 when he returned to the law school as a member of the faculty, where he has taught courses in Contracts, Federal Jurisdiction, Mass Media Law and Church-State Relations. From 2006 to 2010, Professor Chen was on leave of absence from the law school while serving as the first Public Advocate of New Jersey in 13 years when the Department of the Public Advocate was restored in 2006. As a member of the Governor’s Cabinet, he was charged with providing advocacy for a number of specific constituencies, including elder citizens, persons with disabilities, mental health services’ consumers, and ratepayers, and was generally given standing to represent the public interest in legal proceedings.
Jim Walden worked for the U.S. Department of Justice for almost 9 years, handling a wide array of complex investigations and trials, including many cases brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. In his almost 20-year career in private practice, Jim has handled a wide array of cases involving acts of governmental abuse, waste, and fraud. He has represented government agencies and elected officials in cases brought to expose and remediate governmental illegality, including the Office of the Public Advocate for the City of New York, the New York Liquidation Bureau, and the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York. He has either represented or worked with many organizations devoted to governmental transparency and accountability, including Common Cause, the Urban Justice Center, the Immigrant Defense Project, and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. A political independent, Jim has brought suits against both Democratic and Republican administrations. When the New York Times profiled Jim in April 2018, it said: “There are a lot of New York City lawyers who take on cases with political implications, but few have . . . figured with such frequency in some of the biggest political dramas in recent years like Mr. Walden.” Jim graduated first in his class from Temple University School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, U.S. Judge, Court of Appeals. He graduated, cum laude, from Hamilton College, with a major in History and a minor in Computer Science.
Milton L. Williams was appointed in 2013 as Co-Chair of the Moreland Commission to investigate public corruption in New York, a positon he served with distinction. Previously, after serving as both an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, Milt served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Time Inc. At Walden Macht & Haran, Milt’s practice focuses on corporate internal investigations and compliance/employment law advice. Milt has tried over 55 cases (both civil and criminal) to verdict. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor.
Georgia K. Winston, a veteran litigator, has handled numerous complex “good government” cases and internal investigations. Her expertise includes complex tax cases. Before joining Walden Macht & Haran, she was a partner at an internationally renowned law firm. Georgia began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and also served in the Staff Attorneys’ Office of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor of the Review of Law and Social Change. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Pablo Quiñones is the founder of Quiñones Law PLLC, a boutique law firm whose services include providing corporate compliance and monitor services to government agencies. He is the former Executive Director and a current Senior Fellow of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (PCCE) at New York University School of Law, where he currently serves as an adjunct law professor on corporate crime and financial misdealing. He has additionally served as an adjunct law professor on cyberlaw at Cornell Law School and represented companies and individuals in private practice. Pablo previously served as the Chief of Strategy, Policy, and Training and as a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, overseeing the development of white-collar enforcement strategies and corporate compliance evaluation practices. He also formerly served for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted fraud and corruption crimes. He earned his A.B. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Michigan Law School.