Alumni Careers

Alumni Careers

Updated October 28, 2020

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Corporate General Counsel

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

Carlos M. Brown 99, Dominion Energy RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Eileen M. Brumback 86, GE Aviation CINCINNATI

Mareile Bayard Cusack 85, Ariel Investments CHICAGO

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

Emily Tabak Epstein 04, Nielsen NEW YORK

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

Grace Fu 09, Barneys New York NEW YORK

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

Daniel J. Kaufman 84, GameStop GRAPEVINE, TEXAS

Stephen Keeley 99, Crowe CHICAGO

John J. Kelley III 85, Equifax ATLANTA

J. Carlos Kuri 03, Heineken USA WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK

David G. Leitch 85, Bank of America CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Deborah Platt Majoras 89, Procter & Gamble CINCINNATI

Michael R. McAlevey 89, GE Healthcare CHICAGO

Paula McGlarry 97, Oliver Wyman Group NEW YORK

Thomas M. Moriarty 89, CVS Health WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND

Lauren Neiswender 00, Blue Nile SEATTLE

Caroline Miller Oyler 90, Papa John's International LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

R. Hewitt Pate 87, Chevron SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA

Tracy Preston 91, Neiman Marcus Group DALLAS

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

Wilma Wallace 89, REI KENT, WASHINGTON

Joseph C. Ventura 03, Humana LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Michael C. Wu 92, Madewell LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK

 

Government

Andrew Beshear 03, Governor, KENTUCKY

J. Paul Compton 89, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development WASHINGTON, D.C.

John Cornyn III LL.M. 95, U.S. Senator TEXAS

James S. Gilmore III 77, Ambassador to the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe VIENNA

MaryBeth Keller 87, Chief Immigration Judge WASHINGTON, D.C.

John N. Kennedy 77, U.S. Senator LOUISIANA

Angus S. King Jr. 69, U.S. Senator MAINE

Sheila Jackson Lee 75, U.S. House of Representatives, 18th Congressional District of Texas TEXAS

Sean Patrick Maloney 95, U.S. House of Representatives, 18th Congressional District of New York NEW YORK

James M. McDonald 07, Director of Enforcement, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission WASHINGTON, D.C.

A. Donald McEachin 86, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th Congressional District of Virginia VIRGINIA

John S. Moran 10, Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Attorney General at U.S. Department of Justice WASHINGTON, D.C.

Emily Webster Murphy 01, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration WASHINGTON, D.C.

Charles Pede 87, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army 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

 

Public Interest/Nonprofit

Richard Boskey 82, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute BOSTON

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, Virginia Office, Southern Environmental Law Center CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

Jonathan Greenberg 91, General Counsel, RAINN WASHINGTON, D.C.

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

Jeffrey S. Kerr 87, General Counsel, PETA WASHINGTON, D.C.

Chinh Q. Le 00, Director, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia WASHINGTON, D.C.

Timothy Phillips 97, General Counsel, American Cancer Society ATLANTA

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

Jeffrey Bartos 97, President, ESB Holdings PHILADELPHIA

Scott Beal 05, President, Bocage Capital SAN FRANCISCO

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

Marisa J. Bryce 93, CEO, ConversePoint CHICAGO

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, President & CEO, SunTrust JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Matthew Fass 93, President, Maritime Products International NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

William B. Fryer 74, Principal, Iron Tree Capital ATLANTA

Eric Grant 07, President, Municipal Code Corporation TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Colin Greenspon 04, Managing Director, Mithril Capital Management SAN FRANCISCO

Kevin M. Haley 96, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Under Armour BALTIMORE

Brad Handler 95, Founder and Chairman, Inspirato DENVER

Michael Hankin 82, President and CEO, Brown Advisory BALTIMORE

Sven Erik Holmes 80, Vice Chair, KPMG NEW YORK

B. Matthew Hornor 99, Director, Gold Mountain Mining VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Andrew Karp 86, Global Head, Debt Capital Markets, Bank of America 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

Keith Morgan 76, Executive Vice President, TIAA-CREF NEW YORK

Thomas Newell 82, Executive Chairman, Signature Senior Lifestyle LONDON

Lars Norell 98, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Altus Power America Management GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT

Nils H. Okeson 90, Chief Executive Officer, Inspire Brands ATLANTA

Tim Palmer 83, Managing Director, 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 Policy Group WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

Law Firm Presence

72% of the Classes of 2016-18 obtained jobs with firms after law school.

Law Firms, Classes of 2016-18

  • 82% with firms in American Lawyer's top 100 by gross revenue
  • 7% with firms ranked between 100 and 200
  • 3% with large international firms (not ranked by American Lawyer)
  • 9% with smaller firms

Related Rankings

Virginia has graduates in each of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of June 2019).

No. 2 in the number of graduates leading the nation's top 100 firms, according to an Above the Law report. More

No. 5 in the percentage of Class of 2018 graduates hired by the 100 largest firms, according to the National Law Journal. More

No. 4 in the number of partners in the National Law Journal's top 500 firms, according to Legal Compass (October 2019).

No. 5 in the country in the number of female graduate attorneys in the American Lawyer top 100 firms (October 2019).

No. 6 in the number of associates promoted to partner in the 100 largest firms in 2018, according to the National Law Journal. More

 

Academia

Law Professors

Hundreds of Virginia Law alumni are teaching law around the world. Here is a sampling. 

Stephen M. Bainbridge ’85, University of California at Los Angeles Law School LOS ANGELES

Rachel Brewster ’03, Duke Law School DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

J. Peter Byrne ’79, Georgetown University Law Center WASHINGTON, D.C.

Adam Chodorow ’90, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at the Arizona State University Law School TEMPE, ARIZONA

Barry Cushman ’86, Notre Dame Law School NOTRE DAME, INDIANA

Nancy Ehrenreich ’79, 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

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ’82, Pace University School of Law, WHITE PLAINS, 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, Professor, 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

J. B. Ruhl ’82, Vanderbilt University Law School NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Elizabeth S. Scott ’76, Columbia Law School NEW YORK

David A. Skeel Jr. ’87, University of Pennsylvania Law School PHILADELPHIA

Christopher Slobogin ’77, Vanderbilt University Law School NASHVILLE, 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

Andrew Wright ’00, Savannah Law School SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

University of Virginia Law Professors

 

Other Notable Academics and Administrators

Klint Alexander ’99, Dean, University of Wyoming College of Law LARAMIE, WYOMING

Bruce Delmonico ’97, Director of Admissions, Yale School of Management NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

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, Dean of Students, University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

Timothy J. Heaphy ’91, Counsel, University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE

Michael V. Hernandez ’87, Dean, Regent University School of Law VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA

Robert W. Iuliano ’86, President, Gettysburg College GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Jennifer Kirkland ’92, General Counsel, Washington & Lee University LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA

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.

Geoffrey Mearns ’87, President, Ball State University MUNCIE, INDIANA

Mark. W. Merritt ’82, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NORTH CAROLINA

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

Usha Rodrigues ’01, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Georgia School of Law ATHENS, GEORGIA

Jacob. H. Rooksby ’07, Dean, Gonzaga University School of Law SPOKANE, WASHINGTON

James Ryan ’92, President, University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE

G. Richard Shell ’81, Thomas Gerrity Professor; Professor of Legal Studies and Management, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School PHILADELPHIA

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

 

Entertainment/Sports

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, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer LOS ANGELES

Nicholas Brown ’14, General Counsel, AMBGroup, (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC and Mercedes-Benz Stadium) ATLANTA

Martin Clark ’84, Author STUART, VIRGINIA

Lawrence N. Cooper ’86, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Black Entertainment Television WASHINGTON, D.C.

Jeffrey S. Craigmile ’84, Chief Counsel, Walt Disney World Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA

Noah E. Croom ’90, Assistant General Manager, Minnesota Timberwolves 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

Timothy Finchem ’73, Commissioner of the PGA Tour PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA

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

Matthew Hanna ’02, Vice President, Digital Licensing, Sony Pictures Entertainment LOS ANGELES

Philip Howard ’74, Author NEW YORK

Ted Humphrey ’94, Co-Executive Producer and Writer, "The Good Wife" LOS ANGELES

Amber Husbands  ’02, Group Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Discovery, Inc. (parent company of HGTV, ID, and Travel Channel) SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

Jennifer Jacobsen ’95, Vice President for Government Relations, Sony Music Entertainment WASHINGTON, D.C.

Janice S. Johnston ’95, Senior Producer, ABC News and "20/20" NEW YORK

George Kliavkoff ’93, President of Entertainment and Sports, MGM Resorts International LAS VEGAS

Michael Kun ’88, Author LOS ANGELES

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

Stan McCoy ’98, President and Managing Director, Motion Picture Association EMEA BRUSSELS

Robert McGlarry ’98, President, MLB Network NEW YORK

Kyle E. McSlarrow ’85, Regional Vice President, Comcast SALT LAKE CITY

Steven D. Newmark ’96, President, Roush Fenway Racing CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA

Thomas J. Ostertag ’81, Senior Vice President, Major League Baseball NEW YORK

John A. Rogovin ’87, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Warner Bros. Entertainment 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, Head of Business Development for Original Video, Yahoo LOS ANGELES