Nicholas Johnson

Nicholas Johnson is a professor at the Fordham University School of Law. His research is primarily focused on firearms law and the second amendment, and he is most recently the author of Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms (Prometheus, 2014).

He has been cited by a number of media organizations such the New York Times and has made several media appearances, including on BBC News and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Areas of Expertise: Firearms Law, Firearms Rights, Commercial Law, Second Amendment, Firearms & African-Americans

Location: New York City, NY

Contact Information:
Phone: (212) 636-6983

Heard on NPR’s All Things Considered: “Philando Castile Case Asks: Whose Second Amendment Right Is Protected?”


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is a Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law. Her research focuses on corporate governance, election law, business ethics and constitutional law. She is the author of two books — Corporate Citizen: An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State (2016) and Political Brands (2019). Torres-Spelliscy was counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

Her research has been funded by Stetson University College of Law.


Areas of Expertise: Corporate governance, election law, business ethics, constitutional law

Location:  Gulfport, Florida.

Contact Information:

    Phone:  (917) 208-0256

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Yvette Ostolaza

Yvette Ostolaza is a managing partner of the Dallas office of Sidley Austin LLP Dallas, an international law firm with offices in 20 cities globally, and currently serves on firm’s COVID-19 task force. She focuses on advising companies and boards in internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, shareholder and securities litigation, financial services and employment issues. She is fluent in Spanish and regularly advises Latin America-based companies. Further, she is an arbitrator for the AAA and CPR.

Ostolaza regularly speaks on class actions, investigations, and arbitration.  She has received numerous awards including being named one of the top 20 “Defenders” by the Dallas Business Journal, received in 2015 the Texas Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award, named “Winning Women” by the Texas Lawyer, “Most Powerful & Influential Woman” by the Texas Diversity Council, “Women to Watch” Dallas Business Journal”, and one of the “Top 50 Women” in Texas Super Lawyers. She is ranked by Chambers, Benchmark, and Law Dragon.

Yvette Oslaza

Managing Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Dallas 

Areas of Expertise: Commercial/Corporate Lawsuits, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Investigations, Class Action Lawsuits, Corporate Governance, and Diversity

Location: Dallas, TX

Contact Info: 

Phone: (214) 893-3296
Office: (214) 746-7805
Office (Houston):  (713) 495-4526

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Added January 2021. Last verified January 2021.