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About the Authors

Amie Ely is director of the NAGTRI Center for Ethics and Public Integrity (CEPI). She is staff liaison for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Relations Working Group. Amie received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and her law degree from Cornell Law School. After law school, Amie clerked for the Honorable Stephen C. Robinson in the Southern District of New York, and for the Honorable Richard C. Wesley on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Following her clerkships, Amie joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. During her nearly seven years at that office, Amie prosecuted hundreds of defendants, was lead or co-counsel in more than 10 trials, and represented the government in over a dozen appeals to the Second Circuit.

Eric S. Fillman was sworn in on Jan. 17, 2017, as the first chief integrity officer for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Fillman advises the attorney general and executive staff on matters of ethics and integrity; plans, creates and delivers ethics training to 800+ agency employees; and heads the Office of Professional Responsibility, handling background and internal affairs investigations. Fillman’s prior public service of 29 years as staff member in the Pennsylvania General Assembly includes 20 years as leadership legal counsel, seven of which he served as counsel to the Bipartisan House Committee on Ethics, and nine years as a research analyst. His legislative service was interrupted only by a 2-year opportunity to serve as deputy general counsel to the Pennsylvania governor. He is a graduate of Philadelphia’s La Salle University (BA, Political Science, 1980) and Widener University’s Commonwealth Law School (JD, 1993, Harrisburg). 

Ellen Klem is the director of consumer outreach and education for the Oregon Office of the Attorney General. Her mission is to prevent financial harm to Oregonians, especially older adults, Oregonians whose first language is not English, and students with large education-related debts. Previously, Ellen worked at the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for research, policy development, advocacy, education, and training. Ellen received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Kevin C. McDowell is the assistant chief counsel in the Advisory Division of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office (AGO). Kevin has been with the AGO since 2009. He served previously as the general counsel and director of the Office for Legal Affairs for the Indiana Department of Education. He was also a litigation attorney for nearly five years before assuming his responsibilities at the Department of Education. He graduated from Butler University in 1972 (B.S., Journalism/Mass Communications) and received his M.S. in Education from Butler in 1977, with an endorsement for teaching students with emotional disabilities. He received his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis) in 1981. He served in the U.S. Army from 1972 through 1974, receiving the Army Commendation Medal. He is a member of the Board of Visitors for the College of Education, Butler University, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Indianapolis, teaching School Law for Principals. He also teaches Education Law and Ethics as part of the MBA in Educational Leadership Program at the University of Indianapolis. 

Emily Myers is NAAG antitrust and powers and duties chief counsel as well as NAGTRI program counsel. She has been with NAAG since 1993. She is the editor of NAAG’s third edition book, State Attorneys General Powers and Responsibilities, with the fourth edition expected in summer 2018. Emily is also the author of chapters on state antitrust enforcement in American Bar Association and state bar publications. As antitrust counsel, she assists states in their multistate activities and maintains the NAAG Multistate Litigation Database, a comprehensive database of state antitrust cases since 1990.

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