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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. (whitehouse.gov) 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. (Bloomberg.com) 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

October 22, 2012

After a storied career as a deputy District Attorney and Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Charles Sheldon '57 may turn to writing crime fiction now that he's retired. Surviving death threats while prosecuting members of the mafia and nearly being slashed by a convicted murderer, the judge has plenty of memories to draw upon. ... (Contra Costa Times) More

October 4, 2012

"Rugby-Playing Texas Lawyer" Bob Latham '83 has published a collection of columns and essays, "Winners & Losers: Rants, Riffs & Reflections on the World of Sports." Latham has served as a member of the US Olympic Committee, chairman of USA Rugby, and International Rugby Board executive committee member -- while maintaining ... (Sacramento Bee) More

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

September 27, 2012

U.S. Senate candidate and two-term governor of Maine, Angus King '69, considers himself part of the moderate majority. (Portland Press Herald) More

September 25, 2012

National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon '85 has an especially challenging job managing America's foreign policy during the presidential campaign and election. (New York Times) More

September 20, 2012

Geoff Mearns '87 was a high school track star who went on to break an Olympic gold medalist's indoor two-mile record as a college freshman, and to qualify for the 1984 Olympic Trials while in law school. Mearns, the new president of Northern Kentucky University, sees the parallels between law and endurance running. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) More

September 19, 2012

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania's Chief Justice, Ron Castille '71, has been unpredictable for his entire legal and political career. While awaiting the ruling on the state's controversial Voter ID case, predictions about Castille's vote were under examination. (WHYY Newsworks ) More

August 23, 2012

In June Media General sold more than 60 newspapers and publications, streamlining its holdings to mostly broadcast and digital media. The company's vice president for growth and performance, George Mahoney '78, will take the helm as CEO in January, and will set about to deliver growth and margin improvements in the television ... (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

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

August 16, 2012

Los Angeles attorney Don Cornwell '78 first encountered wine counterfeiting in 1986. Since then he has worked tirelessly to unearth fraud in the world of old and rare wines and to warn those who might pay thousands for a scarce bottle of unknown provenance. (Huffington Post) More

August 14, 2012

Charles L. Becton, LL.M. '86, an attorney and former judge on the N.C. Court of Appeals is now interim chancellor of N.C. Central University. The former judge recently served as the John Scott Cansler Lecturer at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law and a visiting professor at the Duke University School of Law. (Raleigh News Observer) More

July 2, 2012

For years sports agent Rob Plummer '94 has dealt with the "fluidity" of signing young baseball recruits from the Dominican Republic. Twenty percent of all Major League Baseball players come from the D.R. Plummer took part in a documentary about the "industry," Ballplayer: Pelotero. Yahoo Sports takes a look at the film, ... (Yahoo Sports) More

May 15, 2012

New York Life CEO Ted Mathas '92 became CEO of New York Life Insurance Company in 2008 after becoming president in 2007. Forbes recently recognized Mathas as one of America's youngest CEOs. (Forbes) More

April 27, 2012

Washington D.C. lawyer, Beth Wilkinson '87, has been hired by the FTC to determine if Google has abused power and manipulated its search results and if a formal case should be brought against the technology giant. (New York Times) More

April 18, 2012

William B. Schultz '74 has been nominated by President Obama to serve as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Schultz is currently serving as principal deputy GC and acting GC for HHS. Prior to joining the department, he was a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder from 2001 to 2011, after having served in multiple government administrative posts. (The White House) More

April 17, 2012

Geoffrey Mearns '87 was selected as the next president of Northern Kentucky University, a public institution with more than 15,000 students. Mearns has served in the administration of Cleveland State University for six years and prior to that was a federal prosecutor and in private practice. (Cleveland Live) More

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

April 9, 2012

Appointed by President Reagan in 1984, Judge Robert Beezer '56 heard more than 10,000 cases on the nation’s largest federal appeals court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The circuit covers nine Western states and two Pacific territories. (New York Times) More

March 30, 2012

As counsel to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Brig. Gen. Richard Gross '93, focuses on international law and the law of armed conflict. He and his staff work to interpret laws and policies that dictate when the military can and can't use force. (Knoxville News Sentinel) More

March 27, 2012

Claire Guthrie Gastanaga '74 of cg2 consulting in Richmond, has been named as the next executive director of the ACLU of Virginia. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

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

March 12, 2012

A member of the Court since 2002, Asher Grunis LL.M. '72 was sworn in as the president of the Supreme Court of Israel. Before appointing Grunis, who turns 70 in just under three years, lawmakers had to pass the "Grunis Law," which overturned the minimum three-year term for presidents of the Court. (The Times of Israel) More

March 2, 2012

Senior Corporate Counsel of Safeway, Inc., Valerie Lewis '82, is up for a Community Championship Award, according to the San Francisco Business Times. At work Lewis uses both her undergrad degree in Biology and her law degree. Because of her efforts at work and in the community, Lewis is recognized as a leader in retail and ... (San Francisco Business Times) More

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

February 21, 2012

PGA Tour's Tim Finchem '73 discusses his career in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) More

February 20, 2012

Matthew O'Connell '79, chronicles his career from lawyer to chief executive officer of GeoEye in the NYT Job Market section. GeoEye is a source of "geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk, and optimize resources." (New York Times) More

February 17, 2012

Judge Elissa F. Cadish '89 has been a district court judge on the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada, based in Las Vegas, since 2007. President Obama has nominated her to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. (White House) More

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

January 20, 2012

Longtime Morgan Stanley deal maker Charles Cory '82 was featured on NYT's DealBook for his finesse and leadership in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions deals. Cory had until recently been on sabbatical from the firm and taught courses on acquisitions and capital markets at the Law School. (New York Times) More

January 9, 2012

Washington D.C. lawyer Trevor Potter '82 discusses Stephen Colbert's super-PAC efforts in a New York Times Magazine piece on Colbert. Potter is now a regular on the show and besides having fun, thinks Colbert is serving a useful function. ". . . he's illustrating how the system works by using it." (New York Times) More

December 16, 2011

Timothy J. Heaphy '91, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, has been appointed by U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to a two-year term on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. (Daily Progress) More

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

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. (CNN.com) More

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

November 17, 2011

PETA, along with marine-mammal experts and trainers, is filing the first case of its kind against Sea World for allegedly violating the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as it pertains to the treatment of killer whales. Jeffrey Kerr '87 serves as PETA's general counsel. (LA Times) More

November 1, 2011

The CIA museum now features a letter that the father of Dennis Helms '67 penned on Adolph Hitler's stationery. Richard Helms was among the founders of the CIA and served as director from 1966-73. He wrote his young son a letter on that stationery at the end of World War II, while serving in the OSS. (Washington Post) More

October 19, 2011

The "Controversy and Leadership: The Senatorial Papers and Oral History Project of Lowell P. Weicker Jr." opens at the University of Virginia Special Collections Library this week. Lowell Weicker '58 served one term in the House before serving three in the Senate, and then as Governor of Connecticut for four years. He and the University ... (Connecticut Post ) More

October 10, 2011

Memphis native John Paul Jones '48 has been involved with journalism from multiple angles. Born into a newspaper publishing family, he was also called to the law and wanted a career in both of what he says are "the two most non-respected professions in America, journalists and lawyers." For years Jones was publisher of the Daily News while practicing transportation law from an office next door to the paper. (The Daily News ) More

October 4, 2011

The death of Martin Luther King Jr. spurred Sheila Jackson Lee '75 from her secretarial career aspirations to a career in corporate law, the bench, and later, politics. Congresswoman Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is serving her ninth term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. (Houston Chronicle) More

September 26, 2011

President Barack Obama will nominate The Virginian-Pilot publisher Maurice Jones '92 as deputy secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Jones, publisher of The Pilot since 2008, has served as commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services and deputy chief of staff to then-Gov. Mark Warner. ... (The Virginian-Pilot) More

September 22, 2011

Robert Ballou '87, of Johnson Ayers & Matthews in Roanoke, was selected by U.S. District Court judges to fill a vacancy as a magistrate judge for the federal courts in Western Virginia. (The Roanoke Times) More

September 15, 2011

President Barack Obama has nominated Kevin A. Ohlson '85 for judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Ohlson currently serves as chief of the Professional Misconduct Review Unit in the Department of Justice. Until earlier this year he was chief of staff and counselor to U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder. ... (The White House) More

September 12, 2011

Ohio State Senator Tim Grendell LL.M. '83 was appointed by Governor John Kasich to serve as the Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court judge. The Cleveland-area native has served the Ohio Senate, where he chairs the Judiciary–Criminal Justice Committee, since 2004. (The News-Herald) More

September 9, 2011

Sports management expert Donald Yee '87 strongly contends that the NCAA has outlived its usefulness. Yee believes the organization stands in the way of college sports reform and does not serve as a credible regulator. (Cleveland Plain Dealer) More

September 8, 2011

President Barack Obama is sending Washington lawyer Mark Brzezinski '91 to Sweden to serve as U.S. ambassador. Brzezinski has been manager of the international law practice at McGuireWoods in D.C. He now awaits Senate confirmation to the post of ambassador. (Legal Times) More

September 7, 2011

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Brown '68, on the court since 1991, is retiring two years before his term expires.Arkansas law requires justices to forfeit their retirement benefits if they seek office past the age of 70. Brown has written more than 1,220 majority opinions for the court, including a 1994 decision that ... (Arkansas News) More

September 6, 2011

Career Prosecutor Lisa Friel '83, most recently the chief of the Manhattan DA's Sex Crimes Unit, is joining T & M Protection Resources. Friel will head the company's new division which offers sexual assualt education and investigative service to university and corporations. (New York Times) More

August 29, 2011

Florida freshman legislator Dana Young '93 is credited with getting an important pro-business bill passed in the Florida legislature. The bill eliminates costly background security procedures unique to the state, making Florida ports more competitive. (Gulf Coast Business Review ) More

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

August 8, 2011

Elaine R. Jones '70, former president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will receive the ABA's Thurgood Marshall Award for her “substantial, long-term contributions to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights in the U.S.” Jones was counsel of record ... (The Defenders Online (LDF)) More

August 3, 2011

Cleo Elaine Powell '82 has been elected to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Powell is the first African-American woman to sit on the Commonwealth's highest court. She has held the same historical distinction on a county general district court, a different county's circuit court, and the Court of Appeals for Virginia. (Washington Post) More

July 27, 2011

NFL players are reporting to training camps, thanks to DeMaurice Smith '89, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association. Smith has worked tirelessly with players and owners to find the common ground needed to end the months-long walkout. (Washington Post) More

July 27, 2011

U.S. EPA attorney Stefania Shamet '89 received the agency's most prestigious national award recognizing work to protect wetlands. Shamet is credited with representing the agency in "some of the most environmentally significant, legally complex, and politically sensitive water and wetlands matters.” (PhillyBurbs.com) More

July 18, 2011

Once hailed as a "revolutionary sports agent," Donald Dell '64 offers some backstory around his successes, as well as lessons learned throughout his tennis career and the founding of ProServe. (Washington Post) More

July 11, 2011

Citing Judge Gale's "unwavering integrity and a firm commitment to public service," President Obama nominated Joseph Gale '80 for a second term on the United States Tax Court. Prior to his first appointment, Gale was Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. (WhiteHouse.gov) More

July 7, 2011

Sullivan & Cromwell partner Frederic Rich ’81, along with Latham partner William Voge, describe the experience of working out the funding on an $18 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, one of the most remote locations on earth. (American Lawyer) More

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

June 27, 2011

The National Law Journal named Stephanie Tsacoumis '81, general counsel for Georgetown University, as one of the 20 most influential in-house attorneys in the country. More

June 27, 2011

The National Law Journal included Jeffrey Ferguson '91, managing director and general counsel of The Carlyle Group, as one of the 20 most influential in-house attorneys. More

June 27, 2011

Randal J. Kirk '79, is a local lawyer turned entrepreneur who, according to Forbes, is worth about $2.2 billion, nearly all from a decade or so of venture investing, company building and dealmaking. (The Deal Magazine) More

June 2, 2011

Bob Bauer '76 to step down as White House Counsel and return to private practice at Perkins Coie in Washington, D.C. The move will enable Bauer to serve as general counsel to the President's reelection campaign, general counsel to the Democratic National Committee, and personal lawyer to President Obama. (The White House) More

May 31, 2011

Owen Pell '83 received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the State University of New York and delivered the commencement address at Binghamton University on May 22. Pell's speech emphasized finding a good mentor as well as being a good mentee. More

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