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October 1, 2015

PETA Lawyer Jeffrey Kerr '87 Discusses Monkey's Copyright Suit over Selfie (ABA Journal) More

September 29, 2015

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

September 28, 2015

UVA's Miller Center Releases Sen. Ted Kennedy '59 Oral History (WVTF) More

September 9, 2015

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

September 3, 2015

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

September 1, 2015

John Gleeson '80 Among Judges Taking New Look at Punishment (The New York Times) More

August 28, 2015

Bob Inglis '84 Awarded 2015 JFK Profile in Courage (The Island Packet) More

August 25, 2015

Elizabeth Garrett ‘88: Time to Look at Higher Ed. Through Different Lens (The Washington Post) More

August 24, 2015

David Leitch '85 of Ford: 'I Don't Try To Define Law Firms; I Try To Solve Problems' (Forbes) More

August 21, 2015

Mike Slive LL.B. ‘65 Will Miss Camaraderie of Being Commissioner ( More

August 21, 2015

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

August 21, 2015

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

August 5, 2015

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

July 29, 2015

Meet Jim Gilmore '77: Everything You Need to Know About the Potential 2016 Presidential Candidate (ABC News) More

July 29, 2015

TIAA-CREF Names Keith Morgan '76 as EVP, Chief Legal Officer (TIAA-CREF ) More

July 28, 2015

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

July 27, 2015

McAuliffe to Name Jane Marum Roush ‘81 to Virginia Supreme Court (Roanoke Times) More

July 16, 2015

Donald Jackson ‘90 May Help Player Get to Virginia More

July 7, 2015

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

July 6, 2015

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

July 1, 2015

Maria Smith ‘83 Featured in Story on 'Justice Gap' (American Lawyer) More

June 12, 2015

UVA Names Rusty Conner '81 as Next Vce Rector (The Daily Progress) More

June 11, 2015

Eric Taylor '88 Elected California Judges Association President for Second Time (Metropolitan News-Enterprise) More

June 9, 2015

Louise Sams '85 Named to Princeton Board of Trustees (Princeton University) More

June 3, 2015

Whittington W. Clement ‘74 Among New UVA Board of Visitors Members (The Daily Progress) More

May 14, 2015

Top FBI Official Chuck Rosenberg '90 to Helm DEA (The Washington Post) More

May 11, 2015

Frank Stevenson '80 Selected as State Bar of Texas President-Elect (Focus Daily News) More

May 11, 2015

Cynthia Kinser ‘77, Former Va. Chief Justice, Joins Gentry Locke (The Roanoke Times) More

April 29, 2015

Chuck Robb '73 Took Long View on Gay Marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

April 28, 2015

Kelly Currie '93 Named to Replace Loretta Lynch in Eastern District (The Daily Progress) More

April 20, 2015

Q&A with Calvin "Woody" Fowler '87, Williams Mullen’s New Head Honcho (Richmond Biz Sense) More

April 15, 2015

Jack W. Gravely '72 Named Interim Head of Va. NAACP (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

April 1, 2015

Radford President Penelope W. Kyle '79 to Retire (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

March 25, 2015

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

March 20, 2015

David Baldacci '86 Says Law School Inspired Novel-Writing Career (Arrive) More

March 17, 2015

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

March 17, 2015

Andrew D. Leipold ‘85 Explains Why Change of Venue Didn't Occur in Marathon Bomber Case (Jurist) More

March 17, 2015

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

March 3, 2015

The Man Behind The Speech: Judge Carlton Reeves '89 Takes On Mississippi's Past (NPR Code Switch) More

February 26, 2015

Edward J. Kelly, III '81 Named to MetLife’s Board of Directors (Rock Hill Herald) More

February 25, 2015

International Law Firm Partner Thomas E. Donilon ‘85 Joins Delta Board (The Financial) More

February 20, 2015

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

February 20, 2015

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

January 27, 2015

VBA Installs Harry M. “Pete” Johnson III ‘88 (The Virginia Bar Association) More

January 26, 2015

To Understand Russell Wilson’s Heart, Understand His Late Father, Harrison Wilson III '80 (New York Post) More

January 15, 2015

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

January 14, 2015

With Elizabeth Garrett '88’s Ascension to Cornell Presidency, Women Will Lead Half of the Ivy League (The Washington Post) More

January 9, 2015

Williams Mullen Law Firm Elects Calvin Woody Fowler Jr. '87 CEO and President (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

January 9, 2015

Virginia Supreme Court Gets New Chief Justice, Donald Lemons '76 (The Roanoke Times) More

January 7, 2015

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

January 6, 2015

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

January 6, 2015

After 21 Years on Supreme Court Bench, Ronald D. Castille ‘71 Retires (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) More

January 6, 2015

An Attorney with the Heart of a Musician: W. Scott Street III ‘68 (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

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

December 29, 2014

Kelly Currie ‘93 in Running for Top Federal Prosecutor's Slot in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Bloomberg) More

December 18, 2014

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

December 8, 2014

JPMorgan Exec Katherine Keating '87 Named Commonfund CEO (ThinkAdvisor) More

November 24, 2014

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

November 17, 2014

Burson-Marsteller C.E.O. Donald Baer '81 Named Chairman of PBS Board (Capital) More

November 5, 2014

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

November 4, 2014

Karl Racine '89 Wins First-Ever Race for D.C. Attorney General (The Washington Post) More

Cynthia Hogan '84 Goes from White House to NFL as League’s Washington Representative (The Washington Post) More

Tea Party Favorite Ken Paxton '91 Elected Texas Attorney General (Breitbart) More

October 31, 2014

Joseph Saveri '87, 'Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar,' Saw Potential for Class Action Against Tech Giants More

October 7, 2014

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

October 6, 2014

The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council has named Kim Keenan '87 president and CEO. (Broadcasting & Cable) More

October 1, 2014

The Cornell University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Elizabeth Garrett '88, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California, Cornell's next president. Garrett will assume the presidency July 1, 2015. (Cornell University) More

September 23, 2014

Doubts about corporations and their CEOs linger after the 2008 financial crisis, and more work needs to be done, says Don Baer '81. (The Wall Street Journal) More

September 18, 2014

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension, has picked Ted Eliopoulos '89 as chief investment officer. (Bloomberg) More

September 18, 2014

The National Football League has retained among its senior advisors Lisa Friel ‘83, the former head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County District Attorney's Office. (USA TODAY) More

September 18, 2014

The NFL has hired Cynthia C. Hogan '84, a former deputy assistant in the Obama administration, as its senior vice president of public policy and government affairs. (ESPN) More

September 12, 2014

After a graphic video surfaced showing a star running back knocking out his fiancée, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asked Robert Mueller '73, the former FBI director, to conduct an independent investigation into the league’s pursuit and handling of evidence in the domestic violence incident. (New York Times) More

September 12, 2014

He served as acting solicitor general, worked nearly 40 years in the Justice Department and has argued more cases in the Supreme Court than any other practicing lawyer. Edwin Kneedler '74 is now in the running for Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Career Achievement Medal. (Washington Post) More

August 18, 2014

Justice Donald Lemons '76 was elected by members of the Supreme Court of Virginia to succeed the retiring Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser '77. Lemons was elected to the high court in 2000, having previously served on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. (Washington Post) More

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

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

June 11, 2014

The New York Times features the reach of political commentator and talk show host Laura Ingraham '91 in David Brat's unexpected defeat of U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor in the Virginia Primary. (New York Times) More

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

April 8, 2014

As Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown’s top aide, Nancy McFadden ’87 is known for her finesse and shrewd political instincts. (Los Angeles times ) More

March 26, 2014

Robert Mueller '73, who was the longest-serving director of the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover, is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr in Washington, D.C. For the majority of his career Mueller has been in government service. (New York Times) More

January 3, 2014

Virginia's Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe has nominated Maurice Jones '92, a former newspaper publisher and current Obama administration official, as his choice for secretary of commerce and trade. The position is a key cabinet post as the state faces federal budget cuts and tries to lure the FBI headquarters to Springfield. (Washington Post) More

January 3, 2014

Virginia's attorney general-elect Mark Herring has picked two UVA Law alumni to serve with him. McLean lawyer Stuart A. Raphael '89 and Richmond lawyer H. Lane Kneedler III '69will serve as senior officials in his office. (Virginia Lawyer's Weekly) More

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

December 18, 2013

Federal Election Commission member Lee E. Goodman '90, appointed by President Obama on the recommendation of Sen. Mitch McConnell, has been elected chairman for election year 2014 by members of the commission. (RollCall blog) More

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

November 25, 2013

Federal Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’72 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit talks on camera about law school, running for Congress, clerking for Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and learning the value of humility. (SCOTUSblog) More

November 22, 2013

Neil MacBride ’92, the Eastern District of Virginia’s former U.S. attorney, will join Davis Polk & Wardwell in Washington, D.C. next spring and focus on government investigations and white-collar criminal defense work. (Washington Post) More

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

October 28, 2013

Denver District Court Judge William Hood III ’90 has been appointed as the 103rd Colorado Supreme Court justice. Hood has experienced the justice system from most sides: a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and civil litigator. (The Denver Post) More

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

October 8, 2013

Although John Rogovin '87 was happy "working the corridors of power" in Washington, D.C., when Warner Brothers approached him about becoming its general counsel he jumped at the chance. "The legal issues facing the content community are the most novel, interesting and exciting." (Los Angeles Times) More

October 3, 2013

Peggy O'Neal ’76 was voted the first female club president in Australian Football League history. O'Neal will serve as president of the AFL’s Richmond Football Club, the Tigers. She’s lived in Australia for decades and has served on the Tigers’ board since 2005. (The Age) More

September 3, 2013

David Logan ’77 is one of the nation's 15 longest-serving law school deans. Logan has led Rhode Island's only law school for half of its existence, but is ready to return to full-time teaching. (Boston Globe) More

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

August 23, 2013

After successfully prosecuting cases ranging from financial fraud to Somali pirates murdering Americans, U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride ’92 is stepping down. The Eastern District of Virginia is home to both the CIA and the Pentagon and has “long played host to some of the nation’s most high-profile” cases. (Washington Post) More

July 24, 2013

Former Sex Crimes Prosecutor Linda Fairstein ’72, now a senior advisor on college policies and sex crimes at K2 Intelligence, on the handling of sex crimes at the nation’s universities and the effects social media has on the reporting of these crimes. (Los Angeles Times) More

July 23, 2013

Business attorney and third-generation Nebraskan, Bart McLeay ’84, hopes to win a seat in the U.S. Senate and once elected, work to shrink the federal government and balance its budget. (York News-Times) More

July 22, 2013

A. Lee Bentley III ’83 is the acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. The Tampa Tribune profiled Bentley’s career, both public and private. (Tampa Tribune) More

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

July 15, 2013

Boyce C. Martin, Jr. '63 will retire after 34 years and more than 1,500 opinions on the federal appeals court that covers Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee. Martin cites his rulings on the Affordable Care Act, affirmative action, and the Maker's Mark bourbon cases as among his most significant while on the court. (Courier-Journal) More

July 12, 2013

Janet Napolitano '83 is stepping down as secretary of Homeland Security to run the University of California, the nation's largest public university system. (Washington Post) More

June 24, 2013

President Barack Obama nominated Lee Goodman '90, an attorney with LeClair Ryan, to serve on the Federal Election Commission. More

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

June 6, 2013

Tom Donilon ’85 is stepping down after three years as National Security Adviser. Donilon, a central member of President Obama’s foreign-policy team, is credited with exerting behind the scenes influence on a broad range of national security policy issues. (New York Times) More

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

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

April 29, 2013

Dickens “Deke” Mathieu '93 has been named Syracuse University's general counsel. (The Post Standard) More

April 29, 2013

The U.S. Senate confirmed William Schultz '74 as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (HHS Press Office) More

April 17, 2013

California lawyer Harmeet Dhillon '93 is the first woman ever elected as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party. Dhillon hopes to expand the party, bringing new appeal to younger voters. (The Washington Times) More

April 17, 2013

U.S. Senator Angus King '69 reflects on working the "hardest he ever has in his life" during his first 100 days in office. King is the state's former two-term governor and thought he'd stepped away from politics for good. (The Portland Press Herald) More

April 2, 2013

Puerto Rico's former governor, Luis Fortuno '85, visited Larry Sabato's American Politics class to talk GOP strategies to recapture the Hispanic vote in upcoming elections. Fortuno thinks controlled immigration reform is key to future party success. (The Daily Progress) More

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

March 25, 2013

Northern Kentucky University named Jeffrey Standen '86 as its new dean of the Chase College of Law. Standen joins NKU from Willamette University in Salem, Ore. (Business Courier ) More

March 11, 2013

National Security Adviser Tom Donilon '85 advises President Obama, while his brother, Terry, is communications director for Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley, a papal contender. (Washington Post) More

March 4, 2013

West Virginia's first female magistrate judge, Mary Stanley '73, is stepping down after two decades on the bench. Before taking to the bench, Stanley litigated for 15 years as a prosecutor, favoring fraud and public corruption cases. (The Charleston Gazette) More

February 15, 2013

Robert Bauer '76 is one of the two pre-eminent election lawyers appointed by President Obama to a presidential commission tasked with examining and suggesting repairs to the nation's voting experience. (New York Times) More

February 12, 2013

Mort Caplin '40 has served on the board at Danaher since 1990, but the oldest corporate director at an S&P 500 company will devote his energies toward other passions come May. ( More

February 11, 2013

Jones Walker managing partner, William Hines '82, will reign as King of Carnival for the 2013 Rex Krewe for 24-hours during Mardi Gras festivities. Hines is a native New Orleanian and a long-time civic activist, involved in a staggering number of organizations and projects to further his beloved hometown. (The Times-Picayune) More

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

January 31, 2013

Independent, Freshman Senator Angus King '69 hits Washington with plans to draw upon his years as Maine's Governor to lessen partisanship in the nation's Capitol. (Daily Beast) More

January 31, 2013

In recent media appearances, NFL Players Association Chief DeMaurice Smith '89 Brings Players' Health Realities Front and Center (Washington Post) More

January 15, 2013

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano '83 will stay in her post as President Obama crosses into his second term. More

January 2, 2013

After nearly two decades as a judge in general district and circuit courts, Louis Sherman ’71 has retired. In addition to hearing thousands of cases-disputes over traffic tickets, evictions and trials for brutal murders-he has spent a great deal of his career in public service law. (Virginian-Pilot) More

December 18, 2012

Attorney James Bassett '82 was confirmed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court this spring. Bassett, who joined the five-member court as an associate justice, had been active in local government and has a reputation for his legal acumen and fairness. (Union Leader) More

December 17, 2012

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the US Attorney's office led by Neil MacBride '92 has become a hub for some of the highest-profile terrorism and national security cases in the country. MacBride’s 130+ prosecutors are currently working on cases that reach into more than 60 countries on six continents. (Washington Post) More

December 6, 2012

Virginia Beach attorney Kevin Martingayle '91 was voted the next president-elect of the Virginia State Bar after the organization's first contested election in 11 years. (Virginian Pilot) More

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