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Updated January 5, 2015

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

Mark Brazeal '93, SanDisk Corp. Milpitas, California

Katherine Brennan '03, Guy Carpenter & Company New York

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

Jeffrey S. Craigmile '84, Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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

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

James F. DesMarais '87, EMEA at BlackRock London, UK

Howard Diamond '94, Frontier Airlines Denver

John R. Dye '84, Western Union Denver

Jeffrey A. Evans '97, NBCUniversal Universal City, California

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

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

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

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

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

Robert A. Gordon '76, Safeway Pleasanton, California

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

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, Ford Motor Co. Dearborn, Michigan

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, GE Capital Norwalk, Connecticut

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

Lauren Mikeal Neiswender '00, Blue Nile Seattle

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

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

Chris Richardson '04, Mubadala Petroleum Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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, North Carolina

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

Catherine L. Thornberry '93, CARFAX Fairfax, Virginia

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



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

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

Nicole Bynum '87, 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

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.

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

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, Delaware

Charles Pede '87, Commanding General, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, and Chief Judge, U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, Fort Belvoir Virginia

Chuck Rosenberg '90, Chief of Staff & Senior Counselor to the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington, D.C.

Jonathan Sallet '78, General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C.

William B. Schultz '74, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, D.C.

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.

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

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

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, Virginia


Public Interest/Nonprofit

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

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

Nathalie Gilfoyle '74, General Counsel, American Psychological Association Washington, D.C.

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

Howard Hoege '02, President, Veterans for National Service Washington, D.C.

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.

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

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.

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

Corporate Executives and Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

Jeffrey Bartos '97, President & CEO, Mark Group Philadelphia

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, California

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

Anthony Della Pietra Jr. '85, Chief Operating 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 Chicago

Arnold Evans '96, President & CEO, SunTrust Jacksonville and North 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

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, CEO, Kaizen Discovery Vancouver, British Columbia

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

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

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

Roger Kimmel '71, Vice Chairman, Rothschild New York

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 London

Thomas Newell '82, Executive Chairman, Signature Senior Lifestyle New York

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

Tim Palmer '83, Managing Director, Charlesbank Boston

Charles Rappold '77, Vice Chairman & COO, ConvergEx Group New York

James Rutherfurd '81, Partner, 3i Group New York

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

56% of the Classes of 2011-13 obtained jobs with firms after law school.

Law Firms, Classes of 2011-13

Related Rankings

Virginia has graduates in 99 of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of May 15, 2014).

Virginia ranks second in the number of graduates leading the nation's top 100 firms, according to a 2013 Above the Law report. More

Virginia ranked sixth in the number of associates promoted to partner among the National Law Journal's top 250 firms in 2013. 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 in 2012.* More (National Jurist) | More (SSRN)

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

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


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 Indiana

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

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

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 Larson '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 Waltham, Massachusetts

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

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 Rodriguez '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, Tenn.

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

Molly Walker Wilson ’04, Saint Louis University School of Law Missouri

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

University of Virginia Law Professors

Other Notable Academics and Administrators

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

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; appointed next president of Cornell University, starting in July 2015

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

Allen Groves ’90, Dean of Students, University of Virginia Charlottesville

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

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

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

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 Boston

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 China


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

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, Emmy and Peabody award-winning producer, ABC news specials and "20/20" New York

Daniel J. Kaufman '84, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, GameStop Grapevine, Texas

George Kliavkoff ’93, Co-president and Group Head, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, and President, Hearst Ventures New York

Michael Kun '88, author Los Angeles

Joseph Leccese '85, Chairman of the Firm at Proskauer and co-head of its sports law group, New York

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

Stan McCoy ’98, Senior Vice President and Regional Policy Director, Motion Picture Association Brussels, Belgium

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 and General Counsel, Major League Baseball New York

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, 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