Lucian T. Pera is a partner in Adams and Reese LLP, whose practice includes commercial litigation, media law, and representation of lawyers, law firms, and others on issues of legal ethics and lawyer professional responsibility. A graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Law, he was a member of the ABA “Ethics 2000” Commission, which rewrote the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. He chaired the Tennessee Bar Association committee whose work led to the adoption of significantly revised Tennessee ethics rules patterned after the Model Rules. He has chaired the editorial board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct and served as President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He recently completed a three-year term as chair of the governing board of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility. He is a past Treasurer of the ABA and a past President of the Tennessee Bar Association.