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ATRA Staff

All staff can be contacted at the following address:

American Tort Reform Association
1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 682-1163
Fax 202 682-1022

ATRA staff includes:


Sherman Joyce
Graduate of Princeton University and Catholic University Law School, he served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator John C. Danforth until 1984. In 1987, after being admitted to the Virginia Bar, he became minority counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he worked on product liability legislation. Mr. Joyce assumed his current position in August 1994.


Darren McKinney
Director of Communications
He joins ATRA after five years with the National Association of Manufacturers. As a former award-winning television journalist with a Georgetown University M.A. in American government and public policy, Darren has also worked in key communications positions for two members of Congress and the Treasury Department.


Matt Fullenbaum
Director of Legislation
Matt comes to ATRA from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) where he served as membership manager. Prior to joining IANA, he held positions in the economics and membership departments at the International Dairy Foods Association. Matt earned a bachelor of arts degree from The George Washington University.


Lauren Sheets Jarrell
Counsel, Civil Justice Policy
Received her bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown University, where she was a four year starter on the varsity field hockey team, and her law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.  While in law school, she served as a legal intern for Judge Joseph Beshouri of the Washington D.C. Superior Court and Judge Shirley Watts of the Baltimore City Circuit Court.  She is a member of the New York Bar.   


Geneva Carney
Manager, Office & Member Services
Experienced in social services and customer service, Geneva joined ATRA in July 1993 as our Database Assistant and served as ATRA's Membership Coordinator for over 10 years, she assumed her present position in May 2016.