Vice Presidents

David Winn
Senior Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Institute for Transnational Arbitration

David Winn is Vice President of the Center for American and International Law and Director of its Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He is also the founding Director of CAIL’s Institute for Law and Technology (2000-2008) and past Director of CAIL’s Institute for Energy Law (1999-2016).

Before joining CAIL in 1999, he was a trial lawyer in Dallas, active in international affairs and international law. During this period, he led or was otherwise involved in a variety of international leadership activities with counterparts in Mexico, the Soviet Union, Europe, China and the Middle East. During the Soviet Union’s perestroika opening from 1987-1991, when it appeared that law might form a new bridge between the US and USSR, he led US-Soviet lawyer programs for the American Center for International Leadership, and the American (Young Lawyers Division), Texas and Dallas Bar Associations. He is a past Director of the American Center for International Leadership and the Council on US-Mexico Relations, and Fellow of the Amundsen Institute for US-Mexico Studies.

Closer to home, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Friends of the Katy Trail, member of the Trinity River Corridor Citizens Committee, Barrister in CAIL’s Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Chairman of the Dallas Council for International Visitors and member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas World Affairs Council. He received his undergraduate degree in history at SMU and his law degree at the University of Texas School of Law.

Wendy Castellana
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Institute for Law and Technology and Other Programs

Wendy Smith Castellana is the Director of Institute for Law and Technology for The Center for American and International Law. Licensed for 20 years before joining CAIL, Wendy is a life fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation and the Dallas Bar Foundation. Prior to joining CAIL, she was with the Dallas office of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, and its predecessor Legal Services of North Texas, for 10 years. She received her undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Baylor University.

Linda Chanow
Vice President of Development, The Center for American and International Law

Linda Chanow joined The Center for American and International Law as Vice President of Development in March 2020. Linda is a lawyer, non-profit executive, and educator who brings to CAIL substantial experience working with a wide array of stakeholders, including CEOs, general counsel, chairs of global law firms, judges, deans and government officials. Prior to joining CAIL, Linda led the Center for Women in Law at Texas Law for a decade, growing the organization from a start-up to a nationally recognized industry leader and increasing revenues by more than 300%.

In addition to her work at CAIL, Linda serves as a Fellow at the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession. She was selected to serve on two ABA Presidential Initiatives (Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law and ABA Toolkit for Gender Equity in Partner Compensation) and as a liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession for ten years. Linda was a Team Advisor for the first Women in Law Hackathon and as a member of the advisory board for the Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation LEAD Academy.

Linda has authored or co-authored seven publications as well as two op-ed pieces for The Texas Lawyer. She has been quoted or her work featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Austin-American Statesman, Dallas Morning News, The American Lawyer, The Texas Lawyer, ABA Journal, Bloomberg Law, Law360, The Texas Lawbook, HBR Blog Network, and Forbes.

The Texas Minority Counsel Program honored Linda with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award and Lawdragon named her one of the 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2018, 2017, and 2016. In 2013, the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association presented her with the 2013 Advancement of Women Award.

Linda began her legal career as a commercial litigator at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. after graduating magna cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1999.

Jay E. Ray
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Institute for Energy Law and Co-Director, Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law

Jay E. Ray is Director of the Institute for Energy Law. Prior to joining CAIL he was General Counsel for Pipeline Integrity Resources, Inc. (“PIR”) Before becoming PIR’s first General Counsel in 2012, he was a commercial litigator and appellate attorney in Dallas and Collin counties for fifteen years. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Arlington and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He has extensive experience in managing non-profit legal associations. He served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s 150,000 member Young Lawyers Division in 2006-07 and served as an officer or council member of that organization for nine years. He also served on the Council of the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division for nine years, including its Executive Committee for three years. He has also served in the ABA House of Delegates since 2003, representing the State Bar of Texas, two ABA divisions and as a Delegate-at-Large. He previously served on the board of directors of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He has worked with numerous young lawyer associations in the United States, Canada and Europe, including as a facilitator of strategic and tactical planning sessions.

Gregory Smith, M.A.
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration

As Vice President for Law Enforcement Education and Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA), Mr. Smith is responsible for the overall management, operations and curriculum development. He provides general oversight of the Schools of Leadership, Center for Law Enforcement Ethics and the Law Enforcement Technical Assistance Program. He assures program quality and organizational/educational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.

The ILEA is one of the nation’s premier learning centers for law enforcement executives, managers and supervisors. For more than fifty years, the Institute has worked to prepare course participants for today’s challenging management and ethical issues. Its programs and services focus on adapting successful private-sector models to set a standard of excellence for law enforcement.

Prior to his appoint as Director, Gregory served the ILEA for more than 17 years. He promoted to the rank of Associate Director and was the administrator of School of Executive Leadership, the Schools of Police Supervision and Diversity Education Programs. He is also responsible for developing and conducting in-service police training programs for multiple agencies throughout the United States and Canada.

From 1990-1999, Mr. Smith served as a Texas Peace Officer with the Baylor University-Medical Police Department in Dallas, Texas. He served in Patrol and managed the Crime Prevention and Community Services Section. He was instrumental in establishing numerous programs designed to reduce crime, prevent workplace violence and mediate workplace and community disputes for the Baylor Health Care System.

Gregory served more than 21 years with the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve. His military career began with his enlistment into the Indiana National Guard in 1981, where he served as a Cavalry Scout and Military Police Officer. During his career he progressed in ranks from Private to Major, and has held numerous positions in the Infantry Corps at Company, Battalion, Brigade and Theater levels.

In the area of professional development, Mr. Smith has coauthored a book on diversity communication, Navigating Diversity: An Advocates Guide Through the Maze of Race, Gender, Religion and More. He is also a Qualified Administer of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (M.B.T.I.), and a National Training Associate with the Insight Learning Foundation.

In his hometown, Mr. Smith has served on the City of Arlingtons Youth and Families Board; the Arlington Independent School Districts Financial Review Committee; and is currently an active football coach, basketball referee and Central Branch Advisory Board Member with the YMCA. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the 53rd School of Police Supervision of the Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute and the Leadership in Police Organizations Course, sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Gregory holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with Minors in Multi-Cultural Education and Military Science. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, (specializing in Social Psychology) from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Gregory is married to Tammera who is a public school teacher. They have four children: daughter Natjar and sons= Adam, Stanton, and Stayton. They reside in Arlington.