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July 12, 2023

CREDP Members on the Move

Jennifer Danish, Author | Azuka Dike, Editor
Jennifer Danish

Jennifer Danish

Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Liaison

The American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession (CREDP) is fortunate to have three exceptional professionals who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their roles. Matt Archer-Beck, Senior Adjudication Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Tamara P. Nash, Director of Experiential Learning and Lecturer at the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, and Tiffany Williams Brewer, Assistant Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law, all serve as Commissioners. With their deep commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession, these individuals contribute their unique perspectives and leadership abilities to foster meaningful change. Through their impressive backgrounds, accomplishments, and contributions to the legal community, Archer-Beck, Nash, and Brewer exemplify the Commission's mission and serve as catalysts for progress in promoting racial and ethnic diversity in the legal field.

Matt Archer-Beck

Matt Archer-Beck currently serves as Senior Adjudication Counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of the General Counsel. His role involves advising the SEC on administrative appeals and decisions made by administrative law judges and self-regulatory organizations. Additionally, Archer-Beck chairs the SEC's American Indian Heritage Committee and contributes to the SEC-wide Diversity Council. Prior to joining the SEC, he worked as a litigation attorney at a prominent law firm in Washington, D.C. Archer-Beck's legal career includes serving as a law clerk in various federal courts and holding leadership positions in professional associations such as the National Native American Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation and holds degrees magna cum laude from Georgetown University. For the Commission, Archer-Beck has been working as the Vice-Chair of the Model Diversity Survey Committee and he is excited about the recent release of the third Model Diversity Survey Report and the upcoming MDS Summit. He is also the Chair of CREDP’s Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy Committee and was extensively involved in the planning of the 10th Annual CBLA this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tiffany Williams Brewer

Judge Tiffany Williams-Brewer is an Assistant Professor of Law specializing in courses such as Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Legislation & Regulation, and Black Women & the Law seminar at the Howard University School of Law. With a background as a former New Jersey Administrative Law Judge, she brings her judicial experience to the classroom. In addition to teaching, Judge Williams-Brewer has over 20 years of experience as a full-time and adjunct professor, teaching law and public administration at renowned universities. Her teaching expertise spans diverse subjects such as Legal Writing, Administrative Law, and Trial Advocacy. Judge Williams-Brewer is recognized for her international engagements as a lecturer and trainer, conducting legal training programs in various countries. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, serving in leadership roles such as Secretary of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association and as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Furthermore, she is involved in numerous committees, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession. Judge Williams-Brewer’s exceptional contributions have earned her recognition and awards from esteemed organizations. Judge Williams-Brewer is also a pastor and an advocate for the global advancement of women and girls as Founder & CEO of the Esther Project & the Esther Institute for the Advancement of Women and Girls.

Tamara P. Nash

Tamara P. Nash is the Director of Experiential Learning and a Lecturer at the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law. Prior to joining the University in 2022, she served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota, focusing on firearm and felony narcotics prosecutions in state and federal courts. Nash’s legal career includes significant roles as a Deputy State's Attorney and a judicial law clerk within the South Dakota Unified Judicial System. Her commitment to the legal profession is evident through her leadership positions, such as the former President of the South Dakota Young Lawyers Section and her active involvement in the State Bar of South Dakota and the American Bar Association. Nash’s professional accomplishments have garnered recognition from various organizations, highlighting her contributions to the field. She holds degrees with honors and distinction from notable institutions and actively participates in committees and initiatives within the American Bar Association, championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.

Jennifer Danish

Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Liaison

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