2010 Speaker Biographies


Administrative Codes and Registers Section

2010 Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
July 17 – 20, 2010



Amy Bunk

Ms. Bunk is the Director of Legal Affairs and Policy for the Office of the Federal Register.  While at the Federal Register, she has traveled to Vietnam to participate in workshops on transparency in government with representatives of the Vietnamese government, business owners, and staff of the STAR Vietnam project.   Her presentations focused on the legal authorities of the Federal Register, public participation in the US rulemaking process, and the importance of publication of legal documents before they become effective.  Before taking this position at the Federal Register, Amy worked in the Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, Office of the Judge Advocate General, United States Coast Guard.   While at the Coast Guard, she has worked closely on a number of high visibility merchant mariner rulemaking projects. She also coordinated a multi-unit response to a FOIA request related to the Station Niagara Investigation.   She received her JD cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law and is a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society. Amy is admitted to practice in New York.

Emily Caudill

Emily Caudill has been an ACR member and Midwest Regional Representative since Summer 2008. She was on the Colburn Award Committee in 2009 and is the 2010 Summer Conference Chair in Providence, RI.

Emily became Kentucky’s Administrative Regulations Compiler in 2004 and began working with administrative regulations for the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission in 2002. The duties of the Regulations Compiler cover a wide variety of tasks. Changes to administrative regulations are typed, proofed, tracked, and updated by hand. Among other tasks, Emily works to educate and assist agency representatives and outside constituents about Kentucky’s regulatory process. She maintains files and compiles indexes of effective and ineffective administrative regulations and any corresponding materials incorporated by reference. She also prepares a yearly compilation of all of Kentucky administrative regulations, aka the Kentucky Administrative Regulations Service, and its accompanying monthly supplemental Register.

Sharon Kube

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Ray Mosley

Ray Mosley has served as Director of the Federal Register since 1996. This year, he is completing his 40th year with the National Archives, including 20 years as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

Professor Gregory L. Ogden

Gregory L. Ogden is a professor of law at Pepperdine University where he has taught since 1978. He teaches administrative law, civil procedure, professional responsibility, and remedies. He is a graduate of UCLA, (BA, cum laude) UC Davis school of Law (JD, Law Review Editor), and he has two LLM=s, one from Temple University in legal education, and one from Columbia University in administrative law. He has been an administrative law consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, and to the California Law Revision Commission. He has taught administrative law for over 30 years, and was the principal author of California Public Agency Practice, (three volumes, Matthew, Bender & Co.,Inc..1989), and California Public Administrative Law (two volumes, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. 1997), the leading treatise on California administrative law. He prepares treatise updates five times per year and the treatise is available both in print version, and online on Lexis-Nexis. In Fall 2005, He completed a major revision of a State Administrative Law in California chapter (200 pages) for a multi volume treatise on California Environmental Law and Land Use Planning (Manaster & Selmi, Matthew Bender & Co.).  He has authored several articles in the administrative law field, including most recently the following article in the Journal of the NAALJ: Ogden, Gregory L., AThe Role of Demeanor Evidence in Determining Credibility of Witnesses in Fact Finding: The Views of ALJ=s, @ 20 Journal of NAALJ 1 (2000). Professor Ogden was the 1999 NAALJ Fellowship recipient, and he presented his fellowship paper on demeanor evidence at the 1999 NAALJ Conference in Asheville, North Carolina.

Professor Ogden has been the faculty editor of the Journal of the NAALJ since the  2000-2001 academic year, when the Journal editorial responsibilities was taken over by Pepperdine University School of Law. He was on the planning committee for the Evidence for ALJ=s program hosted at Pepperdine Law School in May, 2001.  Since 2000, Professor Ogden has spoken at numerous continuing judicial education conferences on current developments in administrative law, evidence basics for administrative law judges, demeanor evidence and credibility determinations, and judicial ethics for ALJ=s. His topics have been presented at programs sponsored by the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), the National Association of Hearing Officials (NAHO), the Association for Administrative Law Judges (AALJ), the National Association of Administrative Law Judges (NAALJ), and the Arkansas, Iowa, and South Carolina NAALJ affiliate organizations. He has also presented programs on legal ethics for government attorneys for the SEC and for the state administrative law section of the Arkansas State Bar Association. Ogden has been retained as a consultant to several law firms needing administrative law expertise. In 2006, Ogden was appointed Reporter for the Drafting Committee of the Model State Administrative Procedure Act revision project sponsored by the National Conference of Commissioners for Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). Ogden has served in that capacity through summer 2010, when the Act will (hopefully) be enacted by the Uniform Law Commission. As Reporter, Professor Ogden has made a number of presentations related to the Model Act to law related groups, including the American Bar Association section on administrative law.

Cathilea Robinett

Cathilea Robinett is Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government and Center for Digital Education, national research and advisory institutes focused on information technology policy and best practices in state and local government and education. She is also Executive Vice President of e.Republic, the Center’s parent company, where she regularly consults on editorial direction of its magazines (Government Technology, Public CIO, Emergency Management and Texas Technology) and the major themes of its annual conferences held across the country.

Robinett is a frequent speaker for worldwide government and education organizations, including Harvard University, the United Nations, the State Legislative Leaders’ Foundation, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, the World Congress on Information Technology and many more. She is quoted frequently in the press with articles appearing in USA Today, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Forbes magazine and many more. She is also the 2007 recipient of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) National Technology Champion Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to advance public sector information technology initiatives.

For more than fifteen years, she has served as a thought leader and adviser to public and private sector professionals, and has worked extensively with both sectors in helping them develop sound and successful strategies in the state, local and education markets.

Kate Telford

Kate Telford, Administrative Records & Technical Services Specialist for the Rhode Island State Archives, has worked in Administrative Records at the Rhode Island State Archives of the Rhode Island Secretary of State since 2009. The Administrative Records section of the Archives is charged with accepting regulatory filings from various state departments.  Prior to graduating with her MLIS, Kate worked as a Quality Management Specialist at a private non-profit social work agency.

Kate earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies with a concentration in English Literature from Smith College.  She graduated with her MLIS with a specialization in Archives from the University of Rhode Island.