Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Frances Floriano Goins has been appointed by the President of the American Bar Association (ABA) to the ABA’s prestigious Election Law Advisory Committee. The ABA is a professional organization dedicated to defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.
The ABA’s Standing Committee on Election Law was created in 1973 with the purpose of developing and examining ways to improve the federal electoral process. In 1979, the ten-member Advisory Commission was created consisting of representatives of Congress, the President of the League of Women Voters, the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, election law attorneys, and academics. The Standing Committee and its Advisory Commission are nationally recognized election law experts who are charged with representing the ABA’s commitment to ensure that the nation’s election laws are legally sound and are drafted to permit the broadest, least restrictive access by Americans to the ballot box. The Standing Committee is part of the ABA’s Center for Public Interest Law, an ABA department dedicated to applying the knowledge and experience of the legal profession to promotion of the public good.
Goins serves as Co-Group Leader of Ulmer’s Cybersecurity & Privacy and Financial Services & Securities Litigation Practice Groups. She is skilled in resolving complex business disputes for clients including securities, corporate governance, shareholder rights, cybersecurity, financial services, and contract matters, and is an accomplished appellate advocate. She is active in the community as well as the ABA, recently chairing the ABA Business Law Section Director & Officer Liability Committee. She has served as co-chair of the Ohio Eighth District Judicial Conference, and currently chairs the Art Song Festival at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Goins also serves on the Board of Directors for the Beck Center for the Arts and is a member of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Sing Out! Chorale.