Updated June 8, 2022
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Virginia ranks third in the number of chief legal officers at the nation’s top 500 companies, according to a 2019 survey by Chambers Associate.
Dwight C. Arn ’74, Hallmark International KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Rasmani Bhattacharya ’93, Gates Corporation DENVER
Mark Brazeal ’93, Broadcom Inc. SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Katherine J. Brennan ’03, Marsh McLennan NEW YORK
Carlos M. Brown ’99, Dominion Energy RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Eileen M. Brumback ’86, GE Aviation CINCINNATI
Mareile Bayard Cusack ’85, Ariel Investments CHICAGO
Erva Cockfield ’10, Uber WASHINGTON, D.C.
Stephen K. Coss ’94, Sonic Automotive CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
James F. DesMarais ’87, BlackRock LONDON
Hilary Dessouky ’97, Patagonia, Inc. VENTURA, CALIFORNIA
Howard Diamond ’94, Frontier Airlines DENVER
Grace Fu ’09, KAYAK and Open Table NEW YORK
Kevin Aldean Maxwell ’04, Smith & Wesson Brands KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE
Leah McLaughlin Fazio ’11, Vitamix OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, OHIO
Jeffrey W. Ferguson ’91, The Carlyle Group WASHINGTON, D.C.
Bradley Feuer ’94, Barnes & Noble NEW YORK
Guy R. Friddell III ’76, Landmark Media Enterprises NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
Nathaniel Gardiner ’81, Enanta Pharmaceuticals WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS
Craig S. Gatarz ’87, Appetize LOS ANGELES
Timothy B. Goodell ’84, Hess Corp. NEW YORK
Rich Gross ’93, Pallas Advisors WASHINGTON D.C.
Yolanda Howze ’04, Codiak BioSciences CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
David Hyman ’93, Netflix LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA
Nicolas Jafarieh ’01, Sallie Mae NEWARK, DELAWARE
John C. Junek ’74, Ameriprise Financial MINNEAPOLIS
Stephen Keeley ’99, Crowe CHICAGO
John J. Kelley III ’85, Equifax ATLANTA
David G. Leitch ’85, Bank of America CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Deborah Platt Majoras ’89, Procter & Gamble CINCINNATI
Michael R. McAlevey ’89, HCA Healthcare NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Paula McGlarry ’97, Oliver Wyman Group NEW YORK
Thomas M. Moriarty ’89, CVS Health WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND
Lauren Neiswender ’00, Big Sky Growth Partners SEATTLE
Caroline Miller Oyler ’90, Papa John's International LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
R. Hewitt Pate ’87, Chevron SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA
Tracy Preston ’91, HanesBrands WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA
Christine Stroh Reddy ’93, Beacon Roofing Supply HERNDON, VIRGINIA
Paul Sieminski ’02, Automattic (parent company of WordPress) SAN FRANCISCO
Craig Silliman ’94, Verizon NEW YORK
Rhonda M. Taylor ’92, Dollar General Corp. GOODLETTSVILLE, TENNESSEE
B. Scott Tilley ’89, STIHL Incorporated VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA
Mark B. Tresnowski ’86, Madison Dearborn Partners CHICAGO
Doug Towns ’92, Guardian Pharmacy ATLANTA
James Turoff ’04, The Hershey Company HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA
Wilma Wallace ’89, REI KENT, WASHINGTON
L. Kent Workman ’99, Hamilton Beach Brands CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Joseph C. Ventura ’03, Humana LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Michael C. Wu ’92, Bath & Body Works COLUMBUS, OHIO
Andrew Beshear ’03, Governor, KENTUCKY
Robert A. Borcherding ’99, Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff WASHINGTON, D.C.
Mark F. Brzezinski ’91, U.S. Ambassador to Poland WARSAW
Robin C. Carnahan ’86, Administrator, General Services Administration WASHINGTON, D.C.
John Cornyn III LL.M. ’95, U.S. Senator TEXAS
John N. Kennedy ’77, U.S. Senator LOUISIANA
Angus S. King Jr. ’69, U.S. Senator MAINE
Bonnie Latreille ’13, Federal Student Aid Ombudsman, U.S. Department of Education WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sheila Jackson Lee ’75, U.S. House of Representatives, 18th Congressional District of Texas TEXAS
Andrea Lucas ’11, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission WASHINGTON, D.C.
Neil MacBride ’92, General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sean Patrick Maloney ’95, U.S. House of Representatives, 18th Congressional District of New York NEW YORK
A. Donald McEachin ’86, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th Congressional District of Virginia VIRGINIA
Bill Nelson ’68, Administrator, NASA WASHINGTON, D.C.
Douglas Parker ’97, Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA WASHINGTON, D.C.
Nitin Shah ’09, General Counsel, U.S. General Services Administration WASHINGTON, D.C.
David M. Turk ’99, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy WASHINGTON, D.C.
Bradley Weinsheimer ’89, Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sheldon Whitehouse ’82, U.S. Senator RHODE ISLAND
Erica Y. Williams ’98, Chair, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board WASHINGTON, D.C.
Mary C. Bauer ’90, Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Mark Bromley ’95, Council Chair, Council for Global Equality WASHINGTON, D.C.
Timothy S. Burgett ’99, General Counsel, World Vision International MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA AND JOHANNESBURG
David W. Carr Jr. ’83, General Counsel, Southern Environmental Law Center CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
F. Sheffield Hale ’85, President and CEO, Atlanta History Center ATLANTA
Jeffrey S. Kerr ’87, General Counsel, PETA WASHINGTON, D.C.
Timothy Phillips ’97, General Counsel, American Cancer Society ATLANTA
India Pinkney ’98, General Counsel, National Endowment for the Arts WASHINGTON, D.C.
Katharine Redford ’95, Executive Director, Equation Campaign WASHINGTON, D.C.
Mary Rouvelas ’96, Senior Counsel, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network WASHINGTON, D.C.
Corporate Executives and Entrepreneurs
Michael Alvarez ’80, COO & Co-Founder, Longroad Energy ROSS, CALIFORNIA
Shanti Ariker ’95, SVP, Zendesk SAN FRANCISCO
Jeffrey Bartos ’97, President, ESB Holdings PHILADELPHIA
Bruce R. Bilger ’77, Chairman and Head of Global Energy, Lazard HOUSTON
Peter Bowden ’98, Global Head of Energy, Jefferies & Co. HOUSTON
David S. Brown ’79, Co-President, Grand Pacific Resorts CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
Robert G. Byron ’76, Chairman, Blue Vista Capital Partners CHICAGO
David Burke ’93, Chairman & CEO, Selby Lane MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA
Diane Long Cafritz ’95 Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President CARFAX CENTREVILLE VIRGINIA
Rhonda Crichlow ’92 Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications STAMFORD CONNECTICUT
Anthony Della Pietra Jr. ’85, Managing Director, Citi Holdings, Citibank NEW YORK
Thomas DeVita ’90, Chief Financial Officer, MKP Capital Management NEW YORK
Frederick Downs ’86, Partner, PAR Capital Management BOSTON
Arnold Evans ’96, Enterprise Ethics Officer, Truist Financial Corporation ATLANTA
Matthew Fass ’93, President, Maritime Products International NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA
Amy FitzHenry ’08, Legal Counsel, Spotify LOS ANGELES
William B. Fryer ’74, Principal, Iron Tree Capital ATLANTA
Chris Gaskill ’08, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Summit Materials DENVER
Eric Grant ’07, President, Municode TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
Colin Greenspon ’04, Co-founder and Partner, Narya Venture Capital CINCINNATI
Kevin M. Haley ’96, Chief Strategy Officer, Under Armour BALTIMORE
Brad Handler ’95, Founder and Chairman, Inspirato DENVER
Michael Hankin ’82, President and CEO, Brown Advisory BALTIMORE
Sven Erik Holmes ’80, Vice Chair, KPMG NEW YORK
B. Matthew Hornor ’99, Director, Maple Gold Mines VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Jane Church Horvath ’91, Chief Privacy Officer, Apple CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA
Andrew Karp ’86, Managing Director, Bank of America Business CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Catherine Keating ’87, Chief Executive Officer, Wealth Management, Bank of New York Mellon Corp. NEW YORK
Roger Kimmel ’71, Vice Chairman, Rothschild NEW YORK
T. Maria Lam ’94, Vice President, Director of International Legal, Intel Corp. PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mitch Lasky ’88, General Partner, Benchmark Capital MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA
Theodore Mathas ’92, Chairman, President and CEO, New York Life Insurance NEW YORK
Thomas Newell ’82, Executive Chairman, Signature Senior Lifestyle LONDON
Lars Norell ’98, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Altus Power GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT
Nils H. Okeson ’90, Chief Executive Officer, Inspire Brands ATLANTA
Tim Palmer ’83, Co-founder and Senior Advisor, Charlesbank BOSTON
James Rutherfurd ’81, Managing Director, Pine Brook Partners NEW YORK
Kathryn Sheehan ’96, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Amazon.com SEATTLE
Dasha Smith ’98, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, National Football League NEW YORK
John Van Deventer ’82, Partner, Cabot Square Capital LONDON
C. Stewart Verdery ’93, President and Founder, Monument Advocacy WASHINGTON, D.C.
Law Firm Presence
70% of the Classes of 2018-20 obtained jobs with firms after law school.
Law Firms, Classes of 2018-20
- 85% with firms in American Lawyer's top 100 by gross revenue
- 5% with firms ranked between 100 and 200
- 2% with large international firms (not ranked by American Lawyer)
- 8% with smaller firms
Virginia has graduates in each of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of May 2021).
No. 2 in the number of graduates leading the nation's top 100 firms, according to an Above the Law report. More
No. 3 in the percentage of Class of 2020 graduates hired by the 100 largest firms, according to the National Law Journal. More
No. 5 in the number of partners in the American Lawyer top 100 firms (September 2020).
No. 5 in the country in the number of female graduate attorneys in the National Law Journal’s top 500 firms, according to Legal Compass (September 2020).
No. 5 in the number of associates promoted to partner in the 100 largest firms in 2020, according to the National Law Journal. More
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, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at the Arizona State University TEMPE, ARIZONA
Barry Cushman ’86, Notre Dame Law School NOTRE DAME, INDIANA
Nancy Ehrenreich ’79, LL.M. ’82, University of Denver Sturm College of Law DENVER
Gary Francione ’81, Rutgers School of Law NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Adam Gershowitz ’01, William & Mary Law School WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Michael J. Graetz ’69, Columbia Law School NEW YORK
Lee Kovarsky ’04, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, AUSTIN, TEXAS
Allison Orr Larsen ’04, William & Mary Law School WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Clifford Larsen ’86, Bucerius Law School HAMBURG, GERMANY
Andrew D. Leipold ’85, University of Illinois College of Law CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
Daryl Levinson ’95, New York University School of Law NEW YORK
David Logan ’77, Roger Williams University School of Law BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND
Paul A. Lombardo ’85, Georgia State University College of Law ATLANTA
Michael McCann ’02, University of New Hampshire Law School CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Richard H. McAdams ’85, University of Chicago Law School CHICAGO
Blake Morant ’78, George Washington University Law School WASHINGTON, D.C.
Dawn Nunziato ’94, George Washington University Law School WASHINGTON, D.C.
Richard J. Pierce Jr. ’72, George Washington University Law School WASHINGTON, D.C.
James E. Pfander ’82, Northwestern University School of Law CHICAGO
Adam C. Pritchard ’92, University of Michigan Law School ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
James Puckett ’05, Penn State Law School UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA
Donald H. Regan ’66, University of Michigan Law School ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Neil M. Richards ’97, Washington University School of Law ST. LOUIS
Usha Rodrigues ’01, University of Georgia School of Law ATHENS, GEORGIA
J. B. Ruhl ’82, Vanderbilt University Law School NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Elizabeth S. Scott ’76, Columbia Law School NEW YORK
G. Richard Shell ’81, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School PHILADELPHIA
David A. Skeel Jr. ’87, University of Pennsylvania Law School PHILADELPHIA
Christopher Slobogin ’77, Vanderbilt University Law School NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Stephen F. Smith ’92, University of Notre Dame Law School NOTRE DAME, INDIANA
Charles J. Tabb ’80, University of Illinois College of Law CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
George Triantis LL.M. ’86, Stanford University Law School STANFORD, CALIFORNIA
Joyce Vance ’85, University of Alabama School of Law TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA
Molly Walker Wilson ’04, Saint Louis University School of Law ST. LOUIS
Robin Fretwell Wilson ’95, Washington and Lee University School of Law LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA
University of Virginia Law Professors
- Barbara E. Armacost ’89
- Charles Barzun ’05
- Richard J. Bonnie ’69
- Darryl K. Brown ’90
- D. Ruth Buck ’85
- Deirdre Enright ’92
- Joe Fore ’11
- A. E. Dick Howard ’61
- John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73
- Leslie Kendrick ’06
- Micah J. Schwartzman ’05
- Paul B. Stephan ’77
- Andrew N. Vollmer ’78
Other Notable Academics and Administrators
Klint Alexander ’99, Dean, University of Wyoming College of Law LARAMIE, WYOMING
Bob Bauer ’76, Co-Director of the Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic, New York University Law NEW YORK
John M. Copacino ’79, Director, Criminal Justice Clinic and E. Barrett Prettyman Program and Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center WASHINGTON, D.C.
John M. Czarnetzky ’89, Dean, Ave Maris Law School NAPLES, FLORIDA
Charles M. Elson ’85, Woolard Chair in Corporate Governance, University of Delaware Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance NEWARK, DELAWARE
David L. Faigman ’86, Chancellor and Dean, University of California Hastings College of Law SAN FRANCISCO
Allen Groves ’90, Senior Vice President, Student Experience, Syracuse University, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
Robert W. Iuliano ’86, President, Gettysburg College GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Caroline Laguerre-Brown ’97, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, George Washington University WASHINGTON, D.C.
M. Elizabeth Magill ’95, Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE
Dickens Mathieu ’93, General Counsel, Trinity College HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87, Dean, George Washington University Law School WASHINGTON, D.C.
Mark McKenna ’00, Faculty Co-Director, Institute for Technology, Law & Policy, UCLA Law LOS ANGELES
Geoffrey Mearns ’87, President, Ball State University MUNCIE, INDIANA
Nilakshi Parndigamage ’10, Chief of Staff,Office of the Provost, Yale University NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
Catherine L. Potter ’86, General Counsel, Virginia Tech Foundation BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA
Thomas P. Preston ’75, General Counsel, Delaware State University DOVER, DELAWARE
W. Taylor Reveley IV ’02, President, Longwood University FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA
Jacob. H. Rooksby ’07, Dean, Gonzaga University School of Law SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
James Ryan ’92, President, University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE
Finis St. John IV ’82, Chancellor, University of Alabama System TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA
David A. Suski ’98, Counsel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
Edward M. Tate ’05, Vice Chancellor of Legal Affairs, University of Georgia System ATLANTA
William E. Thro ’90, General Counsel, University of Kentucky LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
Lee Tyner ’92, General Counsel, Texas Christian University FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Felicia A. Washington ’90, Senior Vice President for Human Resources, University of Southern California LOS ANGELES
Stephen T. Yandle ’72, Vice Dean Emeritus, Peking University School of Transnational Law PEKING, CHINA
Bill Bailey ’93, Vice President for Government Relations, The Walt Disney Company WASHINGTON, D.C.
David Baldacci ’86, Author VIRGINIA
Christopher D. Brearton ’98, Chief Operating Officer, MGM LOS ANGELES
Nicholas Brown ’14, Senior Counsel, AMBGroup, (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC and Mercedes-Benz Stadium) ATLANTA
Ronika Carter ’14, Corporate Counsel, Women's Tennis Association ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Martin Clark ’84, Author STUART, VIRGINIA
Noah E. Croom ’90, Managing Partner, Beautiful Game Group MINNEAPOLIS
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
Craig Fravel ’82, President and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
Lisa Friel ’83, Special Counsel for Investigations, National Football League NEW YORK
Emily Giffin ’97, Author ATLANTA
Frank Golding ’93, Chief of Innovation and Strategy, For the Fans Sports NEW YORK
Matthew Hanna ’02, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment LOS ANGELES
Philip Howard ’74, Author NEW YORK
Ted Humphrey ’94, Television and Film Writer, Producer and Director, LOS ANGELES
Amber Husbands ’02, Group Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Discovery, Inc. (parent company of HGTV, ID, and Travel Channel) SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND
Janice S. Johnston ’95, Executive Producer, ABC News and "20/20" NEW YORK
George Kliavkoff ’93, Commissioner, Pac-12 Conference SAN FRANCISCO
Michael Kun ’88, Author LOS ANGELES
J. Carlos Kuri ’03, General Counsel, SXSW AUSTIN, TEXAS
Mera Kutrovac ’07, General Counsel, Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH
Joseph Leccese ’85, Chairman of the Firm at Proskauer, and Co-Head of Sports Law Group NEW YORK
Julie Lynn ’92, Producer and Founder, Mockingbird Pictures LOS ANGELES
Stephen Malone ’97, VP, Legal, Employment and Corporate Affairs, Fox Corporation NEW YORK
Stan McCoy ’98, President and Managing Director, Motion Picture Association, Europe, Middle East, and Africa BRUSSELS
Robert McGlarry ’98, President, MLB Network NEW YORK
Kyle E. McSlarrow ’85, Senior Vice President, TPX Business Development and Planning, Comcast SALT LAKE CITY
Steven D. Newmark ’96, President, Roush Fenway Racing CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA
John A. Rogovin ’87, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, WarnerMedia Studios and Network Group LOS ANGELES
Colin Rushing ’99, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SoundExchange WASHINGTON, D.C.
Andrew Scheinman ’73, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Castle Rock Entertainment LOS ANGELES
Will Shortz ’77, New York Times Crossword Editor NEW YORK
Dasha Smith ’98, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, National Football League 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, Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Affairs, Miramax LOS ANGELES