Cynthia M. Gayton

Ms. Gayton is an attorney practicing in Arlington, Virginia.  She is also an adjunct professor of engineering law at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  Ms. Gayton’s legal practice concentrates on small business formation, intellectual property, information technology, and business transactions/contracts.  She has been a volunteer attorney for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts since 1996.   She is the author of Legal Aspects of Engineering, 9th Edition as well as several articles published by VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems.  Her Linked-In page is here, and information about her law firm can be found at  She blogs at Gayton Law Blog.  Email Ms. Gayton at

Theodore A. Gebhard

Mr. Gebhard is a law & economics consultant.  He advises attorneys on the effective use and rebuttal of economic and econometric evidence in advocacy proceedings.  He is a former Justice Department economist, Federal Trade Commission attorney, private practitioner, and economics professor.  He holds an economics Ph.D. as well as a J.D.  Visit his personal blog site at Liberty & Markets.  See his CV here.  Contact him at

Stefan N. Hoffer

Mr. Hoffer is a transportation economist, formerly with the Federal Aviation Administration. His areas of specialization include benefit-cost analysis; valuation of such non-market traded items such as passenger time, avoided passenger injuries, and avoided passenger fatalities; environmental impacts; National Airspace System finance; and airport economics. He holds a Ph.D. degree in economics and has undertaken additional study in accounting and statistics.  Contact him at

Joel C. Mandelman

Joel C. Mandelman is an attorney practicing in Arlington, Virginia.  He served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, as a Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, as Deputy General Counsel to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and as Deputy General Counsel to the General Services Administration.  He has filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Abigail Fisher in her challenge to the University of Texas’ racially preferential admissions policies and on behalf of the State of Michigan in defense of its state constitutional amendment barring all racial preferences in college admissions, government hiring and government contracting.  Email Mr. Mandelman at