Speaker Biographical Information
Ina Potter is Senior Counsel - Benefits, University of California Office of the General Counsel. She has been practicing employee benefits law since 1988, and has a broad range of experience working on retirement and health and welfare plan matters for both private and public sector clients. Prior to joining the University of California, Ms. Potter was in private practice at Trucker-Huss, a San Francisco law firm specializing in ERISA and other employee benefits matters. She also spent more than four years as in-house benefits counsel at Hewlett-Packard Company. Ms. Potter received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley and her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Steve Sanders is an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. His current scholarship focuses on issues affecting same-sex couples and their families at the intersection of constitutional law, conflict of laws, federalism, and family law. He also has interests in higher education law and academic freedom. Mr. Sanders began his career as an administrative staff member at IU Bloomington, serving as Assistant to the Chancellor and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts Sciences. He then earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan, where he was an articles editor on the law review and received the Bates Memorial Scholarship, the law school's highest award to graduating seniors. He clerked for the Hon. Terence T. Evans of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Sanders practiced for four years with the Supreme Court and appellate litigation group at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago, where he became the firm's most-junior attorney to present a U.S. Supreme Court argument in a paid client matter. He has represented, among other clients, the ACLU, the American Association of University Professors, and groups of university faculty members.
David Ware has more than 30 years of experience representing institutions of higher education, their students, faculty, and staff in immigration law matters. New Orleans Magazine has annually selected Mr. Ware as among the top immigration attorneys in Louisiana. Mr. Ware is a member of NACUA and has published a NACUANOTE on immigration law issues. He has also been active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. In addition to holding several AILA and NAFSA leadership positions, he has received numerous awards for outstanding service to NAFSA. He regularly speaks and writes for higher education associations, and has taught immigration law at Loyola University and Southern University.