Member, Committee on Security, Space, and Facilities, 1994-2000; Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, 2004-10, Judicial Conference of the United States.
Member, Court Commission on Professionalism, 2004-07; Commission to Investigate the Culture of the University of Maryland, College Park, Football Program, 2018.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 8, 1947. Attended Gilman School, Baltimore, Maryland; Princeton University, B.A. (English literature), magna cum laude, 1970; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973 (editorial board, virginia law review, 1971-73; order of the coif, national law school honor society). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Law clerk to Judge Frank A. Kaufman, U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1973-74. Associate attorney, Venable, Baetjer and Howard, 1975-81 (partner, 1982-91). Arbitrator, JAMS, Inc. Greenbelt Resolution Center (Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services), 2013-. Member, American Bar Association (business torts litigation committee, litigation section, 1989); Maryland State Bar Association (chair, economics of litigation committee, 1981-82); Baltimore City Bar Association (vice-chair, 1986-87, & chair, 1987-88, continuing legal education committee; executive council, 1987-88). Board of Directors, Central Maryland Chapter, American Red Cross, 1979-88. Advisory Board, National Aquarium in Baltimore, 1987-2003. Trustee, Baltimore Zoological Society, 1990-2004. Executive Committee, Gilman School Alumni Association. Member, Secondary Schools Committee, Princeton University. Member, Serjeants' Inn. Faculty, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL); Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Virginia. Author, "Reliance Electric and 16 (b) Litigation: A Return to the Objective Approach?", 58 Virginia Law Review 907 (1972). Co-author, Maryland Appellate Practice, Rules and Commentary with Forms (1988); Model Jury Instructions for Business Tort Litigation (2nd edition, 1988).
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