Updated January 14, 2021
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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
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
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
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
Claire Guthrie Gastanaga ’74, Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia RICHMOND, 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
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
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
- 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
- Toby J. Heytens ’00
- 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
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
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, Executive 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