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Tuesday, January 6, 2015


McGuireWoods Scores 3 New Former U.S. Supreme Court Clerks: Katherine Mims Crocker '12, Brian Schmalzbach '10 and Rebecca Gantt '11 (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Four Law School alumni featured in New York Times article on the perceived polarization of Supreme Court clerks. (New York Times) More


Friday, August 12, 2016

Christine Tschiderer ‘12 Helped Represent Pregnant Client in Victory Against Chipotle (The Washington Post) More

Monday, August 8, 2016

Emily Renzelli ‘12 Makes ABA's 40 Young Lawyers List (ABA) More

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Anisha Singh ‘12 Makes Forbes' Top 30 Under 30 (Forbes) More

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Law & Policy 30 Under 30: Emily Renzelli '12 (Forbes) More


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jeree Thomas '11 Wins Youth Justice Emerging Leader Award (National Juvenile Justice Network) More


Monday, May 9, 2016

Sri Lankan Nilakshi Parndigamage ‘10 Appointed to Top Yale Position (The Sunday Times Sri Lanka) More

Monday, January 17, 2011

Karla Hardy '10 is on loan from Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C., in order to intern as an assistant district attorney in Anderson County, Texas. (Palestine Herald Press) More


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Elisabeth Custalow ‘09 Fights for Animal Rights (William & Mary) More

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Rebecca Vallas '09Says Criminal Records Drive Job Seekers Into Poverty (PBS Newshour) More

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Advocacy groups have formed a coalition and are rallying against potential cuts to the Supplemental Security Income program for severely disabled children. Rebecca Vallas '09 is a lawyer at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia which is part of that coalition. Vallas says cutting the SSI program could have disastrous consequences ... (NPR) More

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Double 'Hoo Karin Agness '09 founded the Network of Enlightened Women as an undergrad. MORE magazine includes Agness in "This is What THE NEW FEMINISTS Look Like." (MORE magazine) More

Monday, November 9, 2009

Christopher Frankenfield ’09 received the 2009 Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award for his paper, The Relationship Between ERISA, State and Local Health Care Experimentation, and the Need for National Health Care Reform. The award was granted by the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel in its fifth annual employee benefits writing competition. (American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Release) More


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Elizabeth Canter ‘08 Makes Partner at Covington & Burling (Bloomberg) More

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Amy Woolard '08 on Juvenile Criminal Justice Changes (WVTF) More

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Michael Hollander '08 Uses Tech Savvy to Help Formerly Incarcerated Expunge Records (The Philadelphia Citizen) More

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Michael Hollander ’08 Named 2015 ABA Journal Legal Rebel (ABA Journal) More

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Amy Woolard '08, a senior policy attorney with Voices for Virginia’s Children, stopped writing poetry for 10 years, during which she earned her law degree. Now she works for policy change and is back to writing her acclaimed poetry. (The Atlantic) More


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Heather Axford '07 on Working with Immigrants Seeking Assylum from Organized Crime (The New Yorker) More

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Melany Grout ’07 was featured in O magazine for her work teaching girls in West Bengal about land rights and how to grow food for sustenance and income, while living in a culture that favors sons. Grout is based in Seattle with the nonprofit, Landesa. (O magazine) More

Thursday, April 12, 2012

When Toby Mergler '07 found his legal job ending, he seized the opportunity to pursue his entrepreneurial dream -- starting an online fantasy sports business that lets players compete across different sports. (Washington Times) More

Friday, February 18, 2011

Chris Nasson '07 has joined the Northern Kentucky office of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Nasson said that during his first appearance in U.S. District Court it "hit him" that he had the job he wanted since law school. (Zanesville Times Recorder) More

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Howell ORear '07 fears many songwriters are unaware of their termination rights under the Copyright Act, which provides the chance to take back copyright after an original transfer. (American Songwriter) More


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tommy Goodman ’06 Helps Pitch Baseball in Cuba (The New York Times) More

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NBC to Produce Comedy Pilot of Kassia Miller '06 (Deadline Hollywood) More

Friday, August 21, 2015

Raqiyyah R. Pippins ‘06 on Black Lawyers Becoming Partner (New York Times) More

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Andrea Dvorak '06 Ready to Take on The UCI World Cycling Championships (Charlottesville Newsplex) More

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CNN featured U.S. Army Maj. Frank Rosenblatt '06 and his wife, Alexandra '06, in a story about his latest deployment to Iraq, his first as a husband and father. (CNN) More

Friday, December 9, 2011

CNN features Maj. Franklin Rosenblatt '06, the last U.S. Army Judge Advocate to serve in Kirkuk, in a story about how troops in Iraq are going to court to win justice for a U.S. soldier who was killed. ( More

Monday, November 29, 2010

North Carolina native Christopher Kavanaugh '06 relishes his part in prosecuting cases with nationwide interest as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. (Gaston Gazette) More


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sarang Damle '05 Named General Counsel at U.S. Copyright Office ( More

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Jake Olcott ‘05 Discusses Cyber Risks and How Companies Assign Value (Forbes) More


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Court of Appeals Judge Herbert Phipps JLLM ‘04 to Retire ( More

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Q&A with TechFreedom President Berin Szoka ‘04 (Bloomberg BNA) More

Monday, January 11, 2016

For Charlottesville's New Mayor, Mike Signer ‘04, Public Service is 'Cause of My Life' (The Daily Progress) More

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Justice David Chandler '04 Resigning from SCOMISS to Oversee Foster Care (Clarion-Ledger) More

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Thomas Saylor '04 Sworn in as Pa.'s 56th Chief Justice (Pittsburgh Business Times) More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Colbert Report features alumna Allison Orr Larsen ‘04 and the Virginia Law Review. (Colbert Report) More


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How Adrienne Penta '03 Uses Her Law Degree And Legal Experience To Support Women's Wealth (Above the Law) More

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sharon Yuan '03 travels to China this week for the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Yuan is head of the U.S. Treasury Department's trade and investment policy and its chief China coordinator. (Bloomberg) More


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mariners' Museum Names Howard H. Hoege III ‘02 New President, CEO (Daily Press) More

Monday, August 8, 2016

Michael McCann ‘02 Tells Aspiring Sports Lawyer About Career (the aspiring sports lawyer) More

Friday, February 20, 2015

Michael McCann ‘02 on How LeBron James' New Role Could Impact NBA (Sports Illustrated) More

Friday, May 17, 2013

A Maryland state court judge has vacated a 1981 double murder conviction that Ropes & Gray counsel Ryan Malone '02 has worked on for 12 years as a pro bono case. Also a member of the team that worked to free the West Memphis Three, Malone estimates he works 500-600 pro bono hours per year. (American Lawyer) More

Monday, March 25, 2013

Longwood University has named UVA Miller Center Director W. Taylor Reveley IV '02 as its new president, June 1. Fellow Wahoo, Patrick Finnegan '79, resigned as Longwood's president last summer because of health problems. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

Monday, January 17, 2011

Elena Parent '02 was sworn in as the new State Representative of Georgia's District 81. Her victory was significant, as Parent was the only Democrat on the state level to unseat a Republican, and one of fewer than 10 to accomplish the feat nationwide. (Champion FreePress) More


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Departing Federal Prosecutor Andrew Boutros ‘01 Wanted to Give Back (Chicago Sun-Times) More

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ryan Coonerty '01 Called to Serve (Santa Cruz Sentinel) More

Friday, February 20, 2015

Brendan Johnson ‘01, South Dakota's Top Federal Prosecutor, to Resign (Associated Press) More

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Boutros '01 and others who worked for years to build a case and prosecute international honey brokers, resulting in the biggest case of food fraud in U.S. history. (BusinessWeek) More


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Doug Bacon ‘00 Joins Kirkland & Ellis as Corporate Partner (Oil & Gas Financial Journal) More

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Influencers: Jonathan Waldrop '00 Links Complex Worlds of Tech and Law (Ebony) More

Monday, September 12, 2016

Andrew Gladin '00, a Romanian Immigrant, Became a Top US Legal Adviser to Banks (The Wall Street Journal) More

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

After years of negotiating budget talks between Republicans and Democrats, Rohit Kumar '00, Senator Mitch McConnell's chief negotiator, is leaving. (Washington Post) More


Thursday, September 22, 2016

David E. Patton ‘99 Representing Ahmad Khan Rahami (The Wall Street Journal) More

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Q&A with Raquel Whiting Gilmer ‘99 (Baltimore Magazine) More

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sandra Hebert '99 Named Deputy Criminal Chief of Rhode Island U.S. Attorney's Office (Providence Journal) More

Monday, December 21, 2015

Matt Petersen ‘99 Elected Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (The Salt Lake Tribune) More

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

University of Wyoming Hires Klint Alexander '99 as Law School Dean (University of Wyoming) More

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bob Trammell '99 Elected to Georgia General Assembly (Newnan Times-Herald) More

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marc Berger '99, a veteran federal prosecutor, is the new chief of the securities fraud unit for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan. Berger will supervise a team that has brought a series of high profile insider trading prosecutions against hedge fund traders and other corporate insiders. (New York Times) More

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

David E. Patton '99, a visiting law professor at Stanford University, has been named the new head of New York’s influential federal public defender’s office. More

Monday, March 1, 2010

Forestry company to pay hefty settlement to farm workers thanks to collaboration (C-ville Weekly) More

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Federal Election Commission unanimously elected Matthew S. Petersen '99 as Chairman for 2010. The FEC is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. (Federal Election Commission) More

Friday, October 9, 2009

New York ADA Pierce Moser '99 is a member of the elder abuse prosecution team that secured a victory in the case against Brooke Astor's son. (NY Law Journal) More

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jeff Kreisler '99 was featured on UVA blog, chronicling his life from Law School to comedian and author. More


Monday, July 6, 2015

Jim Neale '98 Explains How Innocence Project, Norfolk Inmate Helped Change Exculpatory Evidence Law (ABC 13 Norfolk) More

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Jeff Kreisler '98 Talks Comedy in Advance of Aspen Performance (The Aspen Times) More

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

MarkD.Martin '98 LL.M. Wins N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Seat (Charlotte Observer) More

Monday, December 30, 2013

Who is the Honorable Robert Shelby '98? A short profile of the federal judge who recently wrote that "Utah’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage violated the Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection under the law, and said that the ban denied gay and lesbian couples 'their fundamental right to marry.'" (The New York Times) More

Friday, December 6, 2013

U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby ’98 is weighing the constitutionality of Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. Shelby's ruling will be the first since historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor this summer. (The Salt Lake Tribune ) More

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Robert Shelby ’98 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the newest judge on the federal bench in Utah. Nominated last December, Shelby fills a vacancy court officials say was causing a judicial emergency. (The Salt Lake Tribune) More

Thursday, December 1, 2011

President Barack Obama has nominated Salt Lake City lawyer Robert Shelby '98 to serve as U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah. (Salt Lake Tribune) More

Monday, December 6, 2010

Indiana's Lake County Courthouse was renamed in honor of Robert Rucker LL.M. '08, the first African American to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court. (Chicago Tribune) More

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Jersey State Sen. Bill Baroni '98 confirmed he will leave his legislative seat for the top state spot at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ( More

Friday, January 15, 2010

S. C. Appeals Court Judge Kaye Gorenflo Hearn LL.M. '98 was sworn in to the Supreme Court of South Carolina. South Carolina is the only state where lawmakers alone select judges. (Augusta Chronicle) More


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Deborah Gramiccioni '97 Nominated for Bench in New Jersey (New Jersey Law Journal) More

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SEIA Appoints Tom Kimbis '97 Interim President (Solar Industry) More

Monday, January 11, 2016

Delegate Jennifer McClellan '97: 'I listen first.' (RVA News) More

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gerald Lee ’97 Launches Modern Logistics in Brazil (Bloomberg Business) More

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Global Automakers Hires Charles Haake '97 as Director and Assistant General Counsel (PR Newswire) More

Thursday, December 18, 2014

U.S. Senate Confirms Amit Priyavadan Mehta ‘97 as a Federal Judge (NDTV) More

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Florida's Attorney General has named Timothy Osterhaus '97 as the state's new solicitor general. The SG represents the state before appellate courts including the Florida and United States Supreme Courts. (Miami Herald) More

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Christopher Burke '97, senior executive for Black Hills Energy in Pueblo, Colo., was featured in the Pueblo Chieftain in honor of Black History Month. "... I've traveled the world, both in the Navy and as a businessman, and despite our problems and flaws, there is no other country that offers its citizens the kind of opportunity ... More

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lobbyist Heather Podesta '97 was featured as an "Insider's Insider" in the Washington Post. (Washington Post) More

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Glenn Saks '97 was interviewed on National Public Radio's Marketplace report and on WLRN Miami Herald News about the mortgage foreclosure crisis and how it is impacting tenants (NPR's Marketplace) More


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Judges Remove 'Interim' From US Attorney John Horn '96's Title in Atlanta (Daily Report) More

Thursday, January 15, 2015

John A. Horn ‘96 has assumed acting leadership of the Atlanta U.S. attorney’s office. (Main Justice) More

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hogan Lovells corporate partner William Curtin III '96 was noted for his work as the lead lawyer on Ford Motor Company's $1.8 billion sale of Volvo last year. In American Lawyer he addresses the challenges in cross border transactional work, as well as the future of the international M&A market. (American Lawyer) More

Monday, December 20, 2010

Steve Newmark '96, formerly senior vice president of business operations at Roush Fenway Racing, has been named the organization’s new president. More


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kraig Powell ‘95 Appointed to 4th District Court in Utah ( More

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jeannette Theriot Knoll ‘95 Celebrates Last Day on Bench (KLFY) More

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Peter Vincent ‘95 Says We Should Welcome Syrians to U.S. (San Francisco Chronicle) More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Rise and Fall of El Chapo," Featuring Peter Vincent '95 (History) More

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Peter Vincent '95 Discusses Colombia Cease Fire Deal (CCTV) More

Monday, February 29, 2016

Peter Vincent ‘95 Talks About El Chapo's Delusional Nature (60 Minutes) More

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Associate Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll ‘95 to Retire from Lousiana Supreme Court (WGNO) More

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Eric Broyles '95: From Disengaged High-Schooler to Corporate Attorney and CEO ( More

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the rulings of J. Travis Laster '95, vice chancellor on the nation's most influential business court, the Delaware Court of Chancery. (The Wall Street Journal) More

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Virginia House of Delegates member Robert Bell '95 was profiled in the Richmond Times-Dispatch; Bell is running for state attorney general. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

Monday, February 4, 2013

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse '82 and lawyer and senior fellow of the Independent Women's Forum Gayle Trotter '95 debate the banning of high capacity weapons at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Washington Post) More

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The retiring Honorable Randall Shepard LL.M. '95 has stepped down as Indiana's Chief Justice. Shepard is the longest serving state chief justice in the nation. (News Sentinel) More

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Justice Denise Johnson LL.M. '95 steps down after two decades on Vermont Supreme Court. Johnson was the first female justice to serve on the court and is cited as a "civil rights giant." (Burlington Free Press) More

Friday, December 17, 2010

Leah Ward Sears LL.M. '95, retired chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and partner at the Atlanta office of Schiff Hardin, argues that reducing the gap in marriage rates among low- and high-income Americans will renew the middle class (CNN Opinion). More

Friday, August 6, 2010

U.S. Senate confirmed James Wynn Jr., LL.M. '95, a North Carolina state judge, to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. (Legal Times) More

Friday, April 23, 2010

In his first year on the five-member Delaware Chancery Court, J. Travis Laster '95 is not going unnoticed. (Business Week) More

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard LL.M. '95 will receive a national award for excellence from the American Judicature Society early next year. ( More

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

President Obama had nominated N.C. Court of Appeals judge, James Wynn LL.M. '95, to the Fourth Circuit. (Greensboro News-Record) More

Monday, November 2, 2009

Former corporate lawyer J. Travis Laster '95 on his first weeks on Delaware's Court of Chancery. (Delaware Online) More

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Delaware's governor has nominated corporate lawyer Travis Laster '95 for the state's Court of Chancery, which hears a large number of high-profile business and shareholder disputes. (WSJ Law Blog) More

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Leah Ward Sears LL.M. '95 stepped down as Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. In 1992, she became the first woman -- and youngest person -- appointed to Georgia's highest court. Sears recently wrote about "disposable marriage." (


Monday, December 28, 2015

Craig Silliman ‘94 Promoted to General Counsel for Verizon (Bloomberg BNA) More

Monday, June 9, 2014

Cary Douglas Pugh '94, currently counsel in the tax department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge on the United States Tax Court. ( More

Monday, June 17, 2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton '94 will step down after leading the Homeland Security department for more than four years. During Morton's tenure, ICE prioritized the removal of criminal and dangerous illegal immigrants. Morton will reenter the private sector after two decades of public service. (The Washington Post) More

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