Beyond Bergdahl: Inside Guantánamo
GTMO Observer Program
July 11, 2014
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Pacific Council Offices

A luncheon roundtable discussion on the situation inside the Guantánamo Bay prison with the Pacific Council GTMO Observers.

In May, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in Afghanistan following five years of captivity in exchange for the release of five detainees held at the Guantánamo Bay prison. Since 2013, the Pacific Council has held official NGO observer status with the Office of Military Commissions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). Learn more about the Observer program.

How does this prisoner exchange impact ongoing trials at Guantánamo?


Mr. Michael Dwyer, Senior Vice President, Legal, Jakks Pacific

Mr. Michael Dwyer is senior vice president of legal at Jakks Pacific, an army veteran, and a seasoned business attorney. Read more.

Mr. Harry R. Stang, Senior Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP

Mr. Harry R. Stang represents national and regional clients in complex labor and employment matters. Read more.

Ms. Michelle M. Kezirian, Director, Litigation & Policy Advocacy, Neighborhood Legal Services

Ms. Michelle M. Kezirian is NLSLA’s director of litigation and policy advocacy and leader of the program’s Health Consumer Center (HCC). Read more.

Ms. Marisa Hernández-Stern, Litigation Associate, Hadsell Stormer & Renick

Ms. Marisa Hernández-Stern is a litigation associate with the civil rights law firm of Hadsell Stormer & Renick where she handles primarily wage and hour class actions and other employment matters. Read more.

Mr. Robert C. O’Brien, Managing Partner, Larson O'Brien LLP

Mr. Robert C. O'Brien served as the U.S. Alternate Representative to the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which met in New York from 2005 through 2006. Read more.


Mr. Seepan Parseghian, Associate, Beck Redden

Mr. Seepan Parseghian's practice is concentrated in commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. Read more.

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