2020-2021 Board of Directors
President - Andrea Leelike
Andrea Leelike is a 3L who grew up sailing in the small Long Island town of Bellport, NY. She graduated from Boston University in 2016 with a B.S.B.A., concentrating in Business Law and minoring in Deaf studies. Andrea spent her 1L summer in-house at West Pharmaceuticals and has (virtually) spent her 2L summer at Milbank’s New York and London offices. She enjoys cooking, water sports, hiking, and kickboxing and can’t wait to travel post-pandemic!
Vice President of Internal Affairs - Johnathan Sargent
Johnathan is a 3L, born and raised in Michigan. A Penn lifer, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Political Science and History. Before law school he worked as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C. Johnathan spent his 1L summer interning in-house at a company's D.C. office and this past summer working for Sidley Austin's NYC office. In addition to his involvement with the Federalist Society, Johnathan serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law and is a member of the Penn Law Bowling League. Outside of law school, he is always happy to talk about politics, European history, and where to find the best hamburger in Philly.
Vice President of External Affairs - Ben Gilberg
Ben Gilberg is a 3L, born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. He attended Binghamton University, where he graduated with a double major in History and Political Science in 2018. Ben spent his 1L summer interning for the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. This past summer, he worked at Paul Hastings in New York. In addition to his involvement in the Federalist Society, Ben serves as an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor, an Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and an Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. In his free time, Ben enjoys playing pick-up soccer and basketball, reading biographies, and watching Marvel movies.
Director of Programming - Elizabeth Greene
Elizabeth is a 2L originally from Boston, Massachusetts. Elizabeth received her bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, and spent two years as a paralegal in New York before starting at Penn Law. She spent her 1L summer with the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in New York. In addition to her role in FedSoc, Elizabeth is the Penn Women in Law Association's Academic and Mentorship Chair.
Directors of Operations - Jamie Baum & Robert Stoffa
Jamie Baum is a 2L who was born and raised Brooklyn. Jamie was an NCAA championship fencer at Yeshiva University, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology, Business Management, and Judaic Studies in 2017. Before law school, Jamie worked in Educational Psychology, Market Research and in the HR department of Cadwalader. In addition to her involvement in the Federalist Society, Jamie is a member of JLSA, PLATA, and PLWA, and you can find her Wednesday nights at Penn Law’s Bowling League. During her free time, Jamie enjoys planning dinner parties, walking around the city, and reading SeinfeldLaw.
Robert is a 2L who was born in unincorporated Phelps County, Missouri (known for being the middle of nowhere) and raised in the exurbs of St. Louis (not quite nowhere, but just as forgettable). He attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated with a double major in History and Political Science in 2019. Seeking an academic degree that would actually give him decent employment prospects, Robert decided to attend Penn Law. He spent his 1L summer as an intern at the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law. In his free time, Robert enjoys watching hockey, discussing politics, and reading history books.
Treasurer - Patrick Gaughan
Patrick is a 2L at Penn Law born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. Patrick received his bachelor’s degrees in economics, finance, and business data analytics from Arizona State University. Before coming to Penn Law, Patrick interned at Western Alliance Bancorperation, Wells Fargo, and the Arizona Commerce Authority. In addition to his involvement with the Federalist Society, Patrick volunteers with the Youth Education Project and is a member of the Wharton Restructuring and Distressed Investing Club. A lifelong musician specializing in percussion, Patrick enjoys talking about and playing music.
Directors of Membership - Daniella Cass & Joe Kim
Daniella Cass is a 2L from Great Falls, VA, right outside of Washington, DC. She attended University of Pennsylvania where she majored in PPE (Politics, Philosophy & Economics). She has spent this past summer as an intern at the Administrative Council of the United States (ACUS) working on research involving the intersection of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law. Besides being active in the Federalist Society, she is an associate editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and is also a Morris Fellow and an active member of Penn Law’s Bowling League! She is a self-described “foodie” and loves to watch cooking shows and traveling with family and friends.
Joe is a 2L originally from Seoul, South Korea and raised in Cypress, California. He attended Amherst College where he majored in History. Before entering law school, Joe taught middle school English in Massachusetts for a few years while also earning an M.Ed from Boston University. Joe spent his 1L summer with the Becket Fund in Washington, D.C. In addition to his involvement in the Federalist Society, Joe is the Co-President of the Christian Legal Society. During his free time, Joe enjoys exercising, watching basketball, and searching for the best coffee shops.
Director of Communications - Josh Hardin
Josh is a 2L who grew up in Western Colorado and attended Colorado Mesa University. After graduating in 2016, Josh worked for three years in Los Angeles with Ernst & Young and then the real estate investment firm Colony Capital. In addition to his involvement with the Federalist Society, Josh is an associate editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Outside of the law school, he is interested in finance, economics, and exploring the many historic sites on the east coast.
Digital Director - Bethany Lee
Bethany is a 2L from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she completed a BA in public health and music and MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics at UC Berkeley. She spent her 1L summer tackling regulatory issues at a biopharmaceutical company in New York. This fall, she is a research and teaching assistant for Professor Catherine Struve, intern with the Philadelphia Law Department, and Associate Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Bethany enjoys orchestral music and high tea.
Directors of Mentorship - Audrey Youn & Andrew Lief
Audrey is a 2L and grew up in West Chester, PA. She went to New York University, where she studied economics and philosophy. When she wasn't finding the best pizza (Joe's) or the best halal cart (14th and 3rd), she interned at places like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Deutsche Bank. Audrey went straight through to Penn, where she is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Law and Asian Law Review. She is also part of the Mock Trial Board, Fight Night Committee, APALSA, First Generation Professionals, and the Financial Literacy Project. This summer, she interned at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. She will also be a teaching assistant for Professor Fisch's civil procedure class. In her free time, Audrey loves to weightlift, cook, and travel!
Andrew is a 3L from New York City. After graduating from Binghamton University with a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems, Andrew spent three years crossing the country as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Andrew spent the past two summers in Washington, D.C. and is always happy to talk about the state of the swamp. Along with his involvement with the Federalist Society, Andrew is an Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and mentors other law school students as part of Penn Law's Morris Fellow Mentorship Program. During his free time, Andrew enjoys swimming, listening to Radiolab, and reading this Twitter feed.
Symposium Directors - Matthew Kut & Erich Makarov
Matthew is a 2L from Lake Forest, Illinois. He graduated from Cornell University in 2019 with a major in Hotel Administration and a minor in Real Estate. This past summer, Matthew worked as a summer associate at Abrams & Bayliss LLP and spent the prior summer as a legal analyst at The Crest Group LLC. In addition to his role within the Federalist Society, Matthew is also a member of the Penn Law Bowling League. In his free time, Matthew enjoys fishing, cooking, and traveling. Matthew is also an aviation enthusiast with a private pilot’s license.
Erich is a 2L from the sunny NYC borough of Staten Island. He graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in History, focusing on the history of the Russian Revolution and Civil War. This past summer, Erich was a 1L Summer Associate at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington DC. In addition to his role with the Federalist Society, Erich is the President of Kairos: Open Discourse Society and a member of the International Arbitration Vis Moot Court Team. Erich is an avid cook, specializing in French and Eastern European cuisine. He also loves stand-up comedy – particularly his two favorite comedians Tim Dillon and Norm Macdonald.
Director of External Outreach - Claire Parker
Claire is a 2L from Madison, WI. After spending a few years in Tuscaloosa, AL, Claire graduated from the University of Alabama with bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics and a love for SEC football. While fall weekends are reserved for cheering on the Crimson Tide and the Green Bay Packers, Claire also enjoys playing golf and spent her summers in college working with junior golf organizations throughout Wisconsin. Additionally, Claire spent her 1L summer working for ABS Global. Claire hopes to combine her love of law and engineering by pursuing a career in energy law. When not golfing or watching football, Claire enjoys reading, country music, and searching for the best pasta in Philadelphia.