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Updated July 14, 2016


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, Missouri

Rasmani Bhattacharya '93, Gates Corporation Denver

Mark Brazeal '93, SanDisk Corporation Milpitas, California

Katherine Brennan '03, Guy Carpenter & Company New York

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

Mareile Bayard Cusack '85, Ariel Investments chicago

Stephen K. Coss '94, Sonic Automotive Charlotte, North Carolina

James F. DesMarais '87, BlackRock London

Hilary Dessouky '97, Patagonia, Inc. ventura, california

Howard Diamond '94, Frontier Airlines Denver

John R. Dye '84, Western Union Denver

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

Bradley Feuer '94, Barnes & Noble New York

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

Grace Fu '09, Barneys New York new york

Nathaniel Gardiner '81, Enanta Pharmaceuticals watertown, Massachusetts

Craig S. Gatarz '87, The Honest Company Los Angeles

Roger E. George '92, Align Technologies San Jose, California

Cynthia Gibson '89, Scripps Networks Interactive Knoxville, Tennessee

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

Robert A. Gordon '76, Safeway Pleasanton, California

David Hyman '93, Netflix Los Gatos, California

John C. Junek '74, Ameriprise Financial Minneapolis

Daniel J. Kaufman '84, GameStop Grapevine, Texas

Stephen Keeley '99, Crowe Horwath CHICAGO

John J. Kelley III '85, Equifax Atlanta

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

David G. Leitch '85, Bank of America charlotte, north carolina

J. Michael Luttig '81, Boeing Seattle

Deborah Platt Majoras '89, Procter & Gamble Cincinnati

Michael McAlevey '89, GE Aviation Cincinnati

Paula McGlarry '97, Oliver Wyman Group New York

J. Keith Morgan '76, TIAA-CREF New york

Thomas M. Moriarty '89, CVS Health Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Lauren Neiswender '00, Blue Nile Seattle

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

Tracy Preston '91, Neiman Marcus Group dallas

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

James "Buddy" Robinson '95, Kohler Kohler, Wisconsin

Craig Silliman '94, Verizon New York

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

Catherine L. Thornberry '93, CARFAX Fairfax, Virginia

B. Scott Tilley '89, STIHL Incorporated virginia beach, Virginia

Mark B. Tresnowski '86, Madison Dearborn Partners Chicago

Doug Towns '92, Guardian Pharmacy Atlanta

Michael C. Wu '92, Carter's Inc. ATLANTA

 

Government

Charles Adams '73, U.S. Ambassador to Finland helsinki

Sarah Baker '04, Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President, Washington, D.C.

A. Lee Bentley III '83, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida tampa, florida

Nicole Bynum '87, Chief Operating Officer at Office of Financial Research, U.S. Department of the Treasury Washington, D.C.

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

Sarang "Sy" Damle '05, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office washington, d.c.

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

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

John A. Horn '96, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia atlanta

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

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

Sean Patrick Maloney '95, U.S. House of Representatives, 18th Congressional District of New York new york

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 III '71, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware wilmington, delaware

Charles Pede '87, Commander/Commandant, The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School charlottesville, Virginia

Matthew Petersen '99, Chairman, Federal Election Commission Washington, D.C.

Chuck Rosenberg '90, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration Washington, D.C.

Michael Signer '04, Mayor charlottesville, virginia

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

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

 

 

Public Interest/Nonprofit

Mary Balthrop '10, Secretary and General Counsel, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

Richard Boskey '82, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute boston

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

Richard Cohen '79, President, Southern Poverty Law Center Montgomery, Alabama

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

Catherine Keating '87, President and CEO, Commonfund wilton, connecticut

Kim Keenan '87, President and CEO, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council 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.

John M. Mitnick '87, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Heritage Foundation Washington, D.C.

Timothy Phillips '97, General Counsel, American Cancer Society Atlanta

India Pinkney '98, General Counsel, National Endowment for the Arts Washington, D.C.

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

Mary Rouvelas '96, Senior Counsel, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Washington, D.C.

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

Corporate Executives and Entrepreneurs

Michael Alvarez '80, President & CFO, FirstWind San Francisco

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

Jeffrey Bartos '97, President, ESB Holdings Philadelphia

Scott Beal '05, President, Bocage Capital san francisco

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

Peter Bowden '98, Co-Head of Energy Investment Banking, Jefferies & Co. Houston

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

Eileen Brumback '86, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GE Capital Real Estate Norwalk, connecticut

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, California

Rhonda Crichlow '92 Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications stamford connecticut

Anthony Della Pietra Jr. '85, President & Chief Executive Officer, Citibank Japan Tokyo

Thomas DeVita '90, Chief Financial Officer, MKP Capital Management New York

Frederick Downs '86, Partner, PAR Capital Management Boston

Dasha S. Dwin '98, Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer, Grosvenor Capital Management new york

Arnold Evans '96, President & CEO, SunTrust Jacksonville, Florida

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

Matthew Fass '93, President, Maritime Products International Newport News, Virginia

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

Eric Grant '07, President. Municipal Code Corporation Tallahassee, Florida

Colin Greenspon '04, Managing Director, Mithril Capital Management san francisco

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

B. Matthew Hornor '99, Director, Gold Mountain Mining Vancouver, British Columbia

Andrew Karp '86, Director of Debt Advisory, Bank of America Charlotte, North Carolina

Roger Kimmel '71, Vice Chairman, Rothschild New York

Ethan Knowlden '91, Complete Genomics mountain view, california

Mitch Lasky '88, General Partner, Benchmark Capital Menlo Park, California

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

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

Keith Morgan '76, Executive Vice President, TIAA-CREF New York

Thomas Newell '82, Executive Chairman, Signature Senior Lifestyle London

Lars Norell '98, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Altus Power America Management greenwich, connecticut

Tim Palmer '83, Managing Director, Charlesbank Boston

James Rutherfurd '81, Managing Director, Pine Brook Partners New York

Kathryn Sheehan '96, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Amazon.com seattle

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

58% of the Classes of 2012-14 obtained jobs with firms after law school.

Law Firms, Classes of 2012-14

Related Rankings

Virginia has graduates in each of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of May 3, 2016).

No. 2 in the number of graduates leading the nation's top 100 firms, according to a 2013 Above the Law report. More

No. 3 in the number of associates promoted to partner among the National Law Journal's top 250 firms in 2015. More

No. 4 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 in 2012.* More (National Jurist) | More (SSRN)

*Among those who received their J.D.s in 1986 or after (junior- and mid-level partners)


 

Academia

Law Professors

Hundreds of Virginia Law alumni are teaching law around the world. Here is a sampling.

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

Rachel Brewster '03, Duke Law School Durham, North Carolina

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

Adam Chodorow '90, Arizona State University Law School Tempe, Arizona

Barry Cushman '86, Notre Dame Law School notre dame, Indiana

Nancy Ehrenreich '79, University of Denver Sturm College of Law denver

Gary Francione '81, Rutgers School of Law Newark, New Jersey

Adam Gershowitz '01, William & Mary Law School Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Allison Orr Larsen '04, William & Mary Law School Williamsburg, Virginia

Clifford Larsen '86, Bucerius Law School Hamburg, Germany

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

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

David Logan '77, Roger Williams University School of Law BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. '82, Pace University School of Law, White Plains New york

Paul A. Lombardo '85, Georgia State University College of Law Atlanta

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

Dayna Matthew '87, University of Colorado Law School boulder, colorado

Michael McCann '02, University of New Hampshire Law School Concord, New Hampshire

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

Francis E. McGovern II '73, Duke Law School Durham, North Carolina

Dawn Nunziato ’94, George Washington University Law School Washington, D.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, Michigan

James Puckett ’05, Penn State Law School University Park, Pennsylvania

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

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

Usha Rodrigues '01, University of Georgia School of Law Athens, Georgia

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

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, Tennessee

Stephen F. Smith '92, University of Notre Dame Law School NOTRe Dame, Indiana

Charles J. Tabb '80, University of Illinois College of Law Champaign, Illinois

Molly Walker Wilson ’04, Saint Louis University School of Law st. louis

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

University of Virginia Law Professors

Other Notable Academics and Administrators

Klint Alexander '99, Dean, Unviersity of Wyoming College of Law laramie, wyoming

Christine Boehm '10, University Counsel, Stanford University Stanford, California

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

Jane Genster '76, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cristo Rey Network chicago

Allen Groves '90, Dean of Students, University of Virginia Charlottesville, virginia

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

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

Gloria Cordes Larson '77, President, Bentley University Bristol, Rhode Island

Elizabeth Magill '95, Dean, Stanford Law School Stanford, California

Ronald Marmer '77, General Counsel, Chicago Board of Education, Chicago

Dickens Mathieu '93, General Counsel, Trinity College Hartford, Connecticut

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

Mark. W. Merritt '82, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

James Mingle '72, University Counsel, Cornell University Ithaca, New York

Blake Morant '78, Dean, George Washington University Law School WASHINGTON, D.C.

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

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

W. Taylor Reveley IV '02, President, Longwood University Farmville, Virginia

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

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

William Thro '90, General Counsel, University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky

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

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, Florida

Donald Dell '64, President, Lagardere Unlimited Washington, D.C.

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

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, Florida

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

Lisa Friel '83, Special Counsel for Investigations, National Football League New york

Emily Giffin '97, Author Atlanta

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

Cynthia Hogan '84, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National Football League Washington, D.C.

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, Senior Producer, ABC News and "20/20" New York

George Kliavkoff '93, CEO, Jaunt Palo Alto, California

Michael Kun '88, Author Los Angeles

Joseph Leccese '85, Chairman of the Firm at Proskauer, and Co-Head of Sports Law Group New York

Julie Lynn '92, Producer and Founder, Mockingbird Pictures Los Angeles

Stan McCoy '98, President and Managing Director, Motion Picture Association EMEA Brussels

Robert McGlarry '98, President, MLB Network New York

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

Steven D. Newmark '96, President, Roush Fenway Racing Concord, North Carolina

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

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

Colin Rushing '99, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SoundExchange washington, d.c.

Louise S. Sams '85, Turner Atlanta

Andrew Scheinman '73, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, 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, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and 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