Libby Legal Defense Trust

Ambassador Mel Sembler, Chairman
Mel Sembler is the Chairman of the Board of the Sembler Company, a real estate and shopping center development company. He served as United States Ambassador to Italy under President George W. Bush from 2001 through the summer of 2005.
The Honorable Spencer Abraham
Spencer Abraham is Chairman and CEO of The Abraham Group, an international strategic consulting firm based in Washington, DC. After being nominated by President-elect George W. Bush, Spencer Abraham was sworn in as the tenth Secretary of Energy in United States history on January 20, 2001
Honorable William J. Bennett
William J. Bennett is one of America's most important, influential and respected voices on cultural, political, and education issues.
Mr. Lawrence E. Bathgate II
Mr. Bathgate is the senior partner at Bathgate, Wegener and Wolf, attorneys-at-law, Lakewood, NJ. The firm represents many domestic and multi-national corporations in a variety of business-related matters.
The Honorable Wayne Berman
Wayne Berman is a Principal at the Federalist Group. He also was the founder of Berman Enterprises, a business development consultancy that merged with the Federalist Group in January 2004.
Ambassador Stuart Bernstein
Stuart Bernstein was sworn in as Ambassador to Denmark on August 16, 2001 and served through January 2005. As Chairman of the Bernstein Companies, Stuart Bernstein was a recognized leader in real estate development, investment and management in the Mid-Atlantic region, with the focus of his business efforts centered in Washington, DC.
Ambassador Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson is Vice Chairman of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a policy institute focusing on terrorism. He has experience in journalism and diplomacy and is a former United States Ambassador.
Mr. David Flaum
Mr. Flaum is a leading real estate developer in upstate New York and is the founder and CEO of Flaum Management Company, Inc. of Rochester, New York.
Mr. Steve Forbes
Forbes is Editor-in-chief of business magazine Forbes as well as president and chief executive officer of its publisher, Forbes Inc. Forbes was a candidate in the U.S. Presidential Republican primaries in 1996 and 2000.
Professor Francis Fukuyama
Francis Fukuyama is Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, and the director of SAIS’ International Development program.
Ambassador Charles A. Heimbold, Jr.
Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. served as the United States Ambassador to Sweden from September 2001 - February 2004.
The Honorable Shelly Kamins
Mr. Kamins is a Washington area real estate developer, venture capital investor and a long-time Republican activist.
The Honorable Jack Kemp
Former Vice-Presidential candidate, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Congressman from New York, Jack Kemp has been one of the nation’s leading advocates for strong economic growth, free markets and lower tax rates.
The Honorable Jeane Kirkpatrick (1926 to 2006)
Former United Nations Ambassador Kirkpatrick was called “a giant among the diplomats of the world” by former President Ronald Reagan.
Ambassador Howard Leach
Howard Leach was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to France on July 16, 2001. He arrived in Paris on July 17, 2001, and presented his credentials to President Chirac on September 4, 2001.
Professor Bernard Lewis
Professor Lewis is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; The Emergence of Modern Turkey; The Arabs in History; and What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response, among other books.
Ms. Mary Matalin
Mary Matalin served as assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney from January 2001 through January 2003, and was the first White House official to hold that double title.
Frederic V. Malek
Fred Malek is Founder and Chairman of Thayer Capital Partners, a Washington D.C. based merchant bank that has $1.5 billion of equity under management and focuses on management buyouts. Mr. Malek is also Founder and Chairman of Thayer Hotel Investors, a hotel investment company that has acquired and owns approximately $1.4 billion of hotel assets.
Honorable Edwin Meese, III
Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese was among President Ronald Reagan's most important advisors. As Chairman of the Domestic Policy Council and the National Drug Policy Board, and as a member of the National Security Council, he played a key role in the development and execution of domestic and foreign policy.
Honorable Don Nickles
Senator Don Nickles is Chairman & CEO of the Nickles Group, LLC, which he founded in 2005. Senator Nickles supervises the firm's government relations and consulting practices, and oversees the management of business development and client issues.
The Honorable Bill Paxon
A member of Congress from 1989 to 1999, Bill Paxon played a key role as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee in electing and re-electing the first House Republican majorities since the 1920s.
Mr. Marty Peretz
Marty Peretz is the Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic. Peretz taught for 39 years at Harvard University. He is also a cofounder and member of the Board of Directors of
Ambassador Mercer Reynolds
Ambassador Mercer Reynolds III is the co-chairman of Cincinnati-based investment firm Reynolds, DeWitt & Co., and Chairman and CEO of Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia.
Ms. Nina Rosenwald
Rosenwald is Chairman of the Board of the Middle East Media and Research Institute and Vice President of the Jewish Insitute for Near East Policy.
Ambassador Dennis B. Ross
Ambassador Dennis B. Ross served as Special Middle East Coordinator, from 1988-2000, playing the leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and in dealing directly with the negotiations.
Mr. Ron Silver
Silver has starred in dozens of films, television shows and stage productions such as “Silkwood,” “Reversal of Fortune,” “Billionaire Boys Club,” “The West Wing,” “Law and Order,” and “Speed the Plough” for which he received Tony and Drama Desk awards. Silver is the former President of the Actors’ Equity Association and the founding President of the Creative Coalition. He was appointed Chairman of the Millenium Commission by then Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
The Honorable Alan Simpson
Alan K. Simpson served as a Senator from Wyoming from 1979 to 1997. From 1985 to 1995 he was Republican Whip in the Senate and also served as Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Mr. Allan Tessler
With a specialization in the area of turnaround financing, Mr. Tessler combines extensive management experience with proficiency in corporate and securities legal matters.
The Honorable Fred Thompson
A former United States Senator from Tennessee (1994-2002), former prosecutor and accomplished film and television actor, Thompson currently appears in the Emmy Award-winning drama series “Law & Order” as the District Attorney.
The Honorable R. James Woolsey
Former CIA Director, R. James Woolsey joined booz Allen Hamilton in July 2002, as a Vice President and officer in the firm's Global Assurance practice located in McLean, Virginia.
Mr. Michael Green, Trustee
Michael Green is a partner in the Washington, DC office of the law firm Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP.