Margaret A. Cotoia

Assistant Attorney General Margaret A. Cotoia is the Director of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, which provides continuing legal education programs that meet the practice needs of New Jersey government lawyers. Margaret maintains overall responsibility for over 150 programs a year, recruiting instructors and developing curriculum for the AGAI’s lecture programs, supervising litigation…

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Mary L. Lucasse

Mary L. Lucasse practices in the Environmental Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice (NCDOJ) as a Special Deputy Attorney General. Prior to joining the NCDOJ, she had extensive complex civil litigation experience working for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and in private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mary has represented plaintiffs and…

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Judy Zeprun Kalman

Judy Zeprun Kalman retired in 2019 after serving more than thirty years in state government, most recently as General Counsel at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. In that role, she provided legal counsel to the Executive Bureau on personnel, contracts, conflicts of interest, and ethics issues and assisted in developing internal policies, guidelines, and procedures,…

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Karla E. Zarbo

Karla E. Zarbo is an Assistant Attorney General in the Fair Labor Division with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where she has handled civil, criminal, and administrative enforcement matters on behalf of the Division for the last 22 years. The Division is responsible for enforcement of the Commonwealth’s various Wage and Hour Laws, including the…

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Katharine Brooks

Katharine Brooks is the Bureau Chief of the Claims Bureau in the New York State Attorney General’s Office. She received a B.A., summa cum laude, in 1975 from SUNY Albany, and a J.D. in 1978 from Hofstra University School of Law. In her present position, Ms. Brooks is responsible for the oversight of all Claims…

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Laurie Lyte

Laurie Lyte serves as Director of the Professional Development and Planning Division at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General where she develops and implements continuing legal education programming for the office’s attorneys and professional staff. Previously she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the office’s Contract Litigation Unit and for the Retirement Systems….

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Joseph A. Jordano

Joe Jordano, a veteran of numerous federal and state jury trials, has been litigating cases for over twenty years. Prior to February 2000, he served as a Partner in the Omaha law firm of Fitzgerald, Schorr, Barmettler & Brennan, P.C., where he litigated products liability, personal injury, commercial, employment and ERISA matters. During his time…

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Joseph M. Micheletti

Joseph M. Micheletti is a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. He currently serves as a Section Chief in the Litigation Practice Group where he manages a group of trial attorneys. DAG Micheletti has over twenty-five years of public service and litigation experience. During his time with the Attorney General’s Office, Joe…

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Joe Whalen

Joe Whalen has been an associate solicitor general in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office since 2004. In that role, he assists in the oversight and supervision of the Office’s appellate work. He has appeared in all of Tennessee’s appellate courts. Mr. Whalen has argued many times before the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit…

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Joel S. Jacobs

Joel has been with the California Attorney General’s Office since 1998. He represents state environmental agencies in litigation and trial work, typically involving land use. He graduated Order of the Coif from the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was an articles editor for the California Law Review. He has received…

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