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Updated Aug. 5, 2013


Corporate General Counsel

Virginia ranks second after Harvard in the number of chief legal officers at the nation's top 500 companies, according to Corporate Counsel magazine.

John C. Ale ’79, Southwestern Energy Houston

Dwight C. Arn '74, Hallmark International Kansas City, Mo.

Eileen M. Brumback '86, GE Real Estate New York

Jeffrey S. Craigmile '84, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Michael H. Cole '85, Smithfield Foods Smithfield, Va.

Stephen K. Coss '94, Sonic Automotive Charlotte, N.C.

Karl A. Dahlen '87, Lands' End Dodgeville, Wis.

Grace R. den Hartog '80, Owens and Minor Mechanicsville, Va.

John R. Dye '84, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Western Union Company Denver

Jeffrey A. Evans '97, Vice President, Legal Affairs, NBCUniversal Universal City, Calif.

Jeffrey W. Ferguson '91, The Carlyle Group Washington, D.C.

Thomas Ferree '02, Vice President Legal, National Hockey League New York

Brandon M. Fitzgerald '96, Minority Corporate Counsel Association Washington, D.C.

Guy R. Friddell III '76, Landmark Media Enterprises Norfolk, Va.

Roger E. George '92, Align Technologies Inc. San Jose, Calif.

Cynthia Gibson '89, Scripps Networks Interactive Knoxville, Tenn.

Timothy B. Goodell '84, Hess Corp. New York

Robert A. Gordon '76, Safeway Pleasanton, Calif.

Patricia R. Hatler '80, Nationwide Insurance Co. Columbus, Ohio

G. Edison Holland Jr. '78, Southern Co. Atlanta

David Hyman '93, Netflix Los Gatos, Calif.

John C. Junek '74, Ameriprise Financial Minneapolis

Daniel J. Kaufman '84, GameStop Grapevine, Texas

John J. Kelley III '85, Equifax Atlanta

Glynn Key '89, GE Water & Process Philadelphia

J. Carlos Kuri '03, Red Bull New York New York

David G. Leitch '85, Ford Motor Co. Dearborn, Mich.

William C. Lemmer '71, Cooper Cameron Corp. Houston

J. Michael Luttig '81, Boeing Seattle

Deborah Platt Majoras '89, Procter & Gamble Cincinnati

Michael McAlevey '89, GE Aviation Cincinnati

J. Keith Morgan '76, GE Capital Norwalk, Conn.

Thomas M. Moriarty '89, CVS Caremark, Woonsocket, R.I.

Lauren Mikeal Neiswender '00, Blue Nile Seattle

Thomas J. Ostertag '81, Major League Baseball New York

R. Hewitt Pate '87, Chevron San Ramon, Calif.

Christopher D. Ray '95, NGP Energy Capital Management Dallas

John A. Rogovin '87, Warner Bros. Entertainment Los Angeles

Louise S. Sams '85, Turner Broadcasting System Atlanta

A. Zachary Smith III ’66, Snyder's-Lance Charlotte, N.C.

Marschall I. Smith '73, Archer Daniels Midland Decatur, Ill.

Bryan F. Stroh '02, Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh

Rhonda M. Taylor '92, Dollar General Corp. Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Catherine L. Thornberry '93, Carfax Fairfax, Va.

Michael C. Wu '92, Rosetta Stone Arlington, Va.

 

Government

Mark Brzezinski '91, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden

John Cornyn III LL.M. '95, U.S. Senator Texas

J. Randy Forbes '77, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th Congressional District of Virginia Washington, D.C.

Lee Goodman '90, Chairman, Federal Election Commission Washington, D.C.

Richard C. Gross '93, Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Washington, D.C.

Tim J. Heaphy '91, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Virginia Charlottesville, VA.

Cynthia Hogan '84, Chief Counsel to Vice President Biden Washington, D.C.

Brendan V. Johnson '01, U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota Sioux Falls, S.D.

Angus S. King Jr. '69, U.S. Senator Maine

Sheila Jackson Lee '75, U.S. House of Representatives, 18th Congressional District of Texas Washington, D.C.

Sean Patrick Maloney '95, U.S. House of Representatives, 18th Congressional District of New York Washington, D.C.

Zane D. Memeger '91, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Philadelphia

C. William Nelson '68, U.S. Senator Florida

Charles M. Oberly '71, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware Wilmington, Del.

Michael Speaker '03, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Financial Stability, U.S. Department of the Treasury Washington, D.C.

Michael R. Taylor '76, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Food and Drug Administration Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Tsacoumis '81, General Counsel, Consumer Product Safety Commission Washington, D.C.

Peter S. Vincent '95, Acting Assistant Director for International Affairs, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C.

Joyce Vance White '85, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Birmingham, Ala.

Sheldon Whitehouse '82, U.S. Senator Rhode Island

Michael C. Wholley '77, General Counsel, NASA Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth S. Woodruff '76, General Counsel, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Washington, D.C.

Peter C. Wylie '69, General Counsel, Military Officers Association of America Alexandria, Va.

Aaron Mortimer Zebley '96, Chief of Staff/Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington, D.C.

 

Public Interest/Nonprofit

Bob Bauer '76, General Counsel, Obama Election/Re-Election Campaign; Former White House Counsel Washington, D.C.

Mark Bromley '95, Council Chair, Council for Global Equality Washington, D.C.

Richard Cohen '79, President, Southern Poverty Law Center Montgomery, Ala.

F. Sheffield Hale '85, President and CEO, Atlanta History Center Atlanta

Robert W. Iuliano '86, General Counsel, Harvard University Cambridge, Mass.

Kim Keenan '87, General Counsel, NAACP Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey S. Kerr '87, General Counsel, PETA Washington, D.C.

Chinh Q. Le '00, Director, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia Washington, D.C.

Katharine Redford '95, Co-Founder and U.S. Office Director, EarthRights International Washington, D.C.

Peter C. Wylie '69, General Counsel, Military Officers Association of America Alexandria, Va.
 

Corporate Executives and Entrepreneurs

Virginia Law has the most graduates on the Forbes 400 list (the richest people in America) among any law school.

Donald A. Baer '81, CEO, Burson-Marsteller New York

Bruce R. Bilger '77, Chairman and Head of Global Energy, Lazard Houston

Peter Bowden '98, Managing Director and Global Head of Midstream Energy Investment, Jefferies & Co. Houston

David S. Brown '79, Co-President, Grand Pacific Resorts Carlsbad, Calif.

Marisa J. Bryce '93, CEO, ConversePoint Chicago

Robert G. Bryon '76, Managing Principal, Blue Vista Capital Partners Chicago

David Burke '93, Managing Director, Makena Capital Management Menlo Park, Calif.

G. Moffett Cochran '76, Chairman and CEO, Silvercrest Asset Management New York

Anthony Della Pietra Jr. '85, Chief Operating Officer, Citibank Japan Tokyo

Robin G. Doumar '88, Managing Partner, Park Square Capital London

Thomas F. Farrell II '79, Chairman and CEO, Dominion Resources Richmond, Va.

Timothy Finchem '73, Commissioner of the PGA Tour, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Craig Fravel '82, President and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup, Lexington, Ky.

William B. Fryer '74, Principal, Iron Tree Capital Atlanta

Kevin M. Haley '96, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Under Armour Baltimore

Brad Handler '95, Founder and Chairman, Inspirato, Denver

Michael Hankin '82, President and CEO, Brown Advisory, Baltimore

Sven Erik Holmes '80, Vice Chair, KPMG, New York

Donald M. James '77, Chairman and CEO, Vulcan Materials Birmingham, Ala.

Catherine Keating '87, CEO, Americas Institutional Asset Management at J.P. Morgan Chase New York

Mitch Lasky '88, General Partner, Benchmark Capital Menlo Park, Calif.

Catherine Lawton '84, Principal, Sandler O'Neill + Partners New York

Theodore Mathas '92, Chairman, President and CEO, New York Life Insurance New York

Kyle E. McSlarrow '85, Regional Vice President, Comcast Salt Lake City

Steven D. Newmark '96, President, Roush Fenway Racing Concord, N.C.

Catherine Ngo '86, Venture Partner, Startup Capital Ventures Palo Alto, Calif.

Tim Palmer '83, Managing Director, Charlesbank boston

DeMaurice Smith '89, Executive Director, NFL Players Association Washington, D.C.

John Van Deventer '82, Partner, Cabot Square Capital London

C. Stewart Verdery '93, President and Founder, Monument Policy Group Washington, D.C.

 

Law Firm Presence

65% of the Classes of 2008-11 (1,007 alumni) obtained jobs with firms after law school.

Law Firms, Classes of 2008-11

Related Rankings

Virginia has graduates in each of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of March 2012).

Virginia ranked second in the number of associates promoted to partner among the National Law Journal's top 250 firms in 2011. More

Virginia is fourth in the number of partners in the National Law Journal's top 100 firms, according to a paper published in the Journal of Legal Education.
Among those who received their J.D.s in 1986 or after (junior- and mid-level partners)
More (National Jurist) | More (SSRN)

In a 2010 study by Stanford Graduate School of Business professors, Virginia ranked fifth in the number of lawyers at the top 300 U.S. law firms. More

According to a 2011 survey by U.S. News and World report, Virginia ranks as the sixth-most-popular law school in a survey of law firm hiring partners and recruiters. More 
 
 

Judiciary

Virginia Law alumni hold 177 judgeships. During the 2011-12 court year, 100 alumni were clerking for courts across the country and abroad.

Judges with UVA Law Degrees
 

Academia

LAW PROFESSORS

Stephen M. Bainbridge '85, University of California at Los Angeles Law School Los Angeles

Craig M. Bradley '70, Indiana University Bloomington, Ind.

Rachel Brewster '03, Harvard Law School Boston

Denis Brion '70, Washington and Lee University School of Law Lexington, Va.

J. Peter Byrne '79, Georgetown University Law Center Washington, D.C.

Bernard Dobranski ’64, Dean Emeritus and Founding President, Ave Maria School of Law Naples, Fla.

Gary Francione '81, Rutgers School of Law Newark, N.J.

Adam Gershowitz '01, William & Mary Law School Williamsburg, Va.

Michael J. Graetz '69, Columbia Law School New York

Allison Orr Larson '04, William & Mary Law School Williamsburg, Va.

Andrew D. Leipold '85, University of Illinois College of Law Champaign, Ill.

Daryl Levinson '95, New York University School of Law New York

Elizabeth Magill '95, Dean, Stanford Law School, Stanford, Calif.

Ann MacLean Massie '71, Washington and Lee University School of Law Lexington, Va.

Richard H. McAdams '85, University of Chicago Law School Chicago

Francis E. McGovern II '73, Duke Law School Durham, N.C.

Richard J. Pierce Jr. '72, George Washington University Law School Washington, D.C.

James E. Pfander '82, Northwestern University School of Law Chicago

Adam C. Pritchard '92, University of Michigan Law School Ann Arbor, Mich.

Donald H. Regan '66, University of Michigan Law School Ann Arbor, Mich.

Neil M. Richards '97, Washington University School of Law St. Louis

Usha Rodriguez '01, University of Georgia School of Law Athens, Ga.

J. B. Ruhl '82, Vanderbilt University Law School Nashville, Tenn.

Elizabeth S. Scott '76, Columbia Law School New York

David A. Skeel Jr. '87, University of Pennsylvania Law School Philadelphia

Christopher Slobogin '77, Vanderbilt University Law School Nashville, Tenn.

Charles J. Tabb '70, University of Illinois College of Law Champaign, Ill.

Robin Fretwell Wilson '95, Washington and Lee University School of Law Lexington, Va.

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW PROFESSORS

OTHER NOTABLE ACADEMICS/ADMINISTRATORS:

Charles M. Elson '85, Woolard Chair in Corporate Governance, University of Delaware Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Newark, Del.

Elizabeth Garrett '88, Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and John J. Duggan Professor of Law, Political Science and Public Policy, University of Southern California Los Angeles

Penelope W. Kyle '79, President, Radford University Radford, Va.

Gloria Cordes Larson '77, President, Bentley University Waltham, Mass.

Geoffrey Mearns '87, President, Northern Kentucky University Newport, Ky.

Janet Napolitano '83, President, University of California Oakland, Calif.

W. Taylor Reveley III '68, President, College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Va.

W. Taylor Reveley IV ’02, President, Longwood University Farmville, Va.

James Ryan '92, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education Boston

G. Richard Shell '81, Thomas Gerrity Professor; Professor of Legal Studies and Management, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Philadelphia

Stephen T. Yandle '72, Associate Dean, Peking University School of Transnational Law China
 

Entertainment/Sports

Bill Bailey '93, Vice President for Government Relations, The Walt Disney Company Washington, D.C.

David Baldacci '86, author Virginia

Martin Clark '84, author Stuart, Va.

Lawrence N. Cooper '86, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Black Entertainment Television Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey S. Craigmile '84, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Jeffrey A. Evans '97, Vice President, Legal Affairs, NBCUniversal Universal City, Calif.

Linda Fairstein '72, author (former chief prosecutor, Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit) New York

Thomas Ferree '02, Vice President Legal, National Hockey League New York

Timothy Finchem '73, Commissioner of the PGA Tour, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Craig Fravel '82, President and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup, Lexington, Ky.

Emily Giffin '97, author Atlanta

Matthew Hanna '02, Vice President, Digital Licensing, Sony Pictures Entertainment Los Angeles

Philip Howard '74, author New York

Ted Humphrey '94, co-executive producer and writer, "The Good Wife" Los Angeles

Jennifer Jacobsen '95, Vice President for Government Relations, Sony Music Entertainment Washington, D.C.

Janice S. Johnston '95, producer, "Good Morning America" New York

Daniel J. Kaufman '84, GameStop Grapevine, Texas

Michael Kun '88, author Los Angeles

Julie Lynn '92, producer, "Albert Nobbs," "The Jane Austen Book Club," "Nine Lives," "Wit" and more; founder, Mockingbird Pictures Los Angeles

Kyle E. McSlarrow '85, Regional Vice President, Comcast Salt Lake City

Steven D. Newmark '96, President, Roush Fenway Racing Concord, N.C.

John A. Rogovin '87, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Warner Bros. Entertainment Los Angeles

Andrew Scheinman '73, film and TV producer, film director and screenwriter, executive at Castle Rock Entertainment Los Angeles

Will Shortz '77, New York Times crossword editor New York

DeMaurice Smith '89, Executive Director, NFL Players Association Washington, D.C.

Bryan F. Stroh '02, General Counsel, Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh

Donald Yee '87, Partner, Yee & Dubin Sports Los Angeles

Thomas E. Zadra '97, Head of Business Development for Original Video, Yahoo Los Angeles