The DC Bar Foundation Names New Members to Leadership Groups

[District of Columbia, October 15, 2020] – The DC Bar Foundation has named four new members to its Board of Directors and Advisory Committee. “We are enthusiastic about the breadth of leadership experiences these individuals bring at a time when the Foundation is focused on building strong networks that transform the delivery of civil legal aid for the benefit of District residents in greatest need,” said CEO Kirra Jarratt.


Board of Directors


Benjamin Wilson is Chairman of Beveridge & Diamond PC and a former member of the DC Bar Board of Governors. He serves as lead counsel in numerous complex environmental litigation and regulatory matters, recently completing service as Deputy Monitor – Emissions & Environmental in the Volkswagen diesel emissions proceeding and as court-appointed monitor in the Duke Energy coal ash spill remediation project. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He offers deep experience with environmental justice representations and is a recognized leader on diversity and inclusion issues in the legal profession.


Connie N. Bertram is the Founder of Bertram LLP. For thirty years, Ms. Bertram has represented employers, boards and individual executives on employment-related matters, including whistleblower, harassment, trade secret, and employee mobility counseling and litigation. She is a frequent national speaker on a variety of labor and employment, litigation, and government contractor compliance issues, and has been designated a “Top Washington Lawyer” in employment law by every legal and business publication in the Washington, DC area.


Ronald Flagg is President of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), where he previously served as Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel. Before his time at LSC, Mr. Flagg practiced commercial and administrative litigation at Sidley Austin LLP for 31 years, 27 as a partner. Mr. Flagg has served on many boards, including AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, the DC Access to Justice Commission Foundation, and Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.


Advisory Committee


Anjali Wagle Phillips most recently served as Senior Director of Development and Communications at CityBridge Education and has more than ten years of experience working in the legal field. Previously, she worked as Senior Counsel for the American Bankers Association, and as an Associate at both Allen & Overy LLP and O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Ms. Phillips’ work at CityBridge Education focused on advancing equity and opportunity for children through the reimagination of D.C. public education.


About the DC Bar Foundation: For DC residents in poverty, we make strategic investments to strengthen and expand our civil legal aid network, addressing critical needs and improving our community.


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