Below are brief introductions to the organizations responsible for the Rise Above conference, as well as the individual conference organizers.
Lawyers for Good Government Inc.
Lawyers for Good Government Inc., led by founder Traci Feit Love, was created to harness the energy, passion, and skills of more than 120,000 lawyers, law students, and legal activists who joined together in the wake of the presidential election to fight for equality, justice, freedom, and democracy. Through a combination of legal advocacy, education, community outreach, and strategic partnerships, the organization’s mission is to ensure a just society and a government that works.
RISE When We Fall
RISE When We Fall, led by founder Andy Kim, is becoming the premier watchdog organization over the Trump Administration by connecting an extensive network of policy experts, including former senior officials from the White House and other agencies, with an energetic grassroots operation. Since the election, more than 16,000 people have joined RISE to create a new and powerful movement to demand a government that works.
Traci Feit Love
Founder, Lawyers for Good Government Inc.
Co-Chair, Rise Above Conference 2017
Traci Feit Love is the founder of Lawyers for Good Government Inc. (L4GG), a non-profit organization created to harness the energy of more than 120,000 lawyers and legal activists who joined together to fight for democratic values and human rights in the wake of the 2016 election. A 2004 graduate of Harvard Law School, Traci practiced commercial litigation law at DLA Piper for several years before shifting her focus to the world of online media, legal marketing, and research-driven strategic consulting. Prior to founding L4GG, Traci served as an advisor to firms ranging in size from solo practitioners to firms with thousands of lawyers globally.
Founder, RISE When We Fall
Co-Chair, Rise Above Conference 2017
Andy Kim is the founder of RISE When We Fall. He previously served at the White House as the Director of Iraq in the National Security Council (NSC) where he coordinated the crisis response to counter the rise of ISIS. Prior to his time at the White House, Andy served in Afghanistan as Strategic Advisor to General David Petraeus, the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and also worked at the State Department, the Pentagon, USAID, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As a Rhodes Scholar and a Truman Scholar, Andy received his Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford.
Founder, Michael Henry Events Creative LLC
Michael Radolinski is the founder and principal event planner at Michael Henry Events Creative LLC, a full-service event planning firm operating in NYC, DC and around the world. With over 15 years in event planning and production, Michael has been awarded the International Live Events Association's Esprit Award for Best Wedding and named as one of Special Events Magazine's "25 Young Event Pros to Watch." Prior to becoming a full-time event planner, he practiced federal income tax law at Weil and Osler, and managed the Diversity & Inclusion department at Fried Frank. Michael is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Georgetown University Law Center.
Political Partner at the Truman National Security Project
Christine Vargas is a Political Partner at the Truman National Security Project. She is also a Marketing Director, with a fifteen year marketing and communications career that spans the publishing, defense & intelligence, and risk management industries. When not working, Christine volunteers with womens rights and democracy organizations. This includes Women for Afghan Women in Afghanistan, as a communications professional, and Democracy International in Egypt, as a short term elections monitor. Christine is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and obtained her M.A. in International Affairs and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Mansi H. Shah
Partner, Merchant & Gould LLP
Mansi H. Shah is a respected intellectual property and technology lawyer, and a dedicated advocate, mentor and leader within the legal and tech communities. In 2016, Mansi was named Best Under 40 by NAPABA and a Northern California Super Lawyer, and in 2015, Mansi made the Lawyers of Color Power List. Mansi is a past President of the South Asian Bar Association of North America. She regularly represents a diverse group of pro bono clients. Her first pro bono client was a Mexican transgender immigrant with HIV, who was seeking asylum. Her work was recognized by the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Before becoming a lawyer, Mansi was a software engineer working on satellite and missile systems.
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