ACTING Diocesan ChaNcellor

Mr. Jason M. Carlton is a communicant of Church of the  Good Shepherd in Binghamton, NY. He is a Partner at Gitto & Niefer, LLP. Mr. Carlton hails from Denver, Colorado. He completed his B.A. at Northwestern College, IA and received his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2000. He is admitted in New York and Pennsylvania. Mr. Carlton has brought more than 60 cases before the New York State Appellate Division and has argued successfully before the New York State Court of Appeals. He is the author of a chapter on “Apportionment” in the New York State Bar Association’s publication entitled “Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice in New York State.” He has presented on numerous workers’ compensation related topics to conferences, businesses, insurers, and associations. Mr. Carlton has served as the Chairman of the Binghamton Salvation Army Advisory Board and is a Board Member for Vestal Little League. He is the past President of the Broome County Bar Association which presented him with the 2018 Stanley B. Reiter Award given for extraordinary service to the Bar Association.

Assistant Chancellor

Professor Samuel Bray serves as a Warden at Christ Church Anglican in South Bend, Indiana. Professor Bray is a faculty fellow of the Notre Dame Program on Private Law, a faculty fellow of the Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative, and a McDonald Distinguished Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and is an adviser on the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Remedies. He has served as a member of the Advisory Committee for Rules of Procedure for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Bray is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, and he clerked for then-Judge Michael W. McConnell on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. After clerking, he practiced law at Mayer Brown LLP, was an associate-in-law at Columbia Law School, and was executive director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. Bray was an assistant professor of law at UCLA from 2011 to 2016, and a professor of law from 2016 to 2018, and during the 2016-2017 academic year he was a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas-Austin.