Alumni Careers

Alumni Careers

Updated October 29, 2018

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Corporate General Counsel

Virginia ranks second after Harvard in the number of chief legal officers at the nation's top 500 companies, according to Corporate Counsel magazine.

John C. Ale ’79, Southwestern Energy HOUSTON

Dwight C. Arn ’74, Hallmark International KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Rasmani Bhattacharya 93, Gates Corporation DENVER

Mark Brazeal 93, Broadcom Limited SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Carlos M. Brown 99, Dominion RICHMOND

Eileen M. Brumback 86, GE Africa NAIROBI KENYA

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

John R. Dye 84, Western Union DENVER

Emily Tabak Epstein 04, Nielsen NEW YORK

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

Roger E. George 92, Align Technologies SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Cynthia Gibson 89, Scripps Networks Interactive KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE

Timothy B. Goodell 84, Hess Corp. NEW YORK

Robert A. Gordon 76, Safeway PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA

Jonathan Greenberg 91, DURA Automotive Systems AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

Rich Gross 93, Janus Global Operations WASHINGTON D.C.

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 Horwath CHICAGO

John J. Kelley III 85, Equifax ATLANTA

J. Carlos Kuri 03, Red Bull North America NEW YORK

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

J. Michael Luttig 81, Boeing SEATTLE

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

Nils H. Okeson 90, Arby's Restaurant Group ATLANTA

R. Hewitt Pate 87, Chevron SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA

Catherine L. Potter 86, Capital Automotive MCLEAN, VIRGINIA

Tracy Preston 91, Neiman Marcus Group DALLAS

Christopher D. Ray 95, NGP Energy Capital Management DALLAS

James "Buddy" Robinson 95, Kohler KOHLER, WISCONSIN

Craig Silliman 94, Verizon NEW YORK

Rhonda M. Taylor 92, Dollar General Corp. GOODLETTSVILLE, TENNESSEE

Catherine L. Thornberry 93, CARFAX FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA

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

Michael C. Wu 92, Carter's Inc. ATLANTA

 

Government

Nicole Bynum 87, Chief Operating Officer at Office of Financial Research, U.S. Department of the Treasury WASHINGTON, D.C.

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

John A. Horn 96, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia ATLANTA

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 M. Mitnick 88, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security WASHINGTON, D.C.

John S. Moran 10, Associate Counsel to the President, Office of the White House Counsel WASHINGTON, D.C.

Robert S. Mueller III 73, Special Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice WASHINGTON, D.C.

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

C. William Nelson 68, U.S. Senator FLORIDA

Kirstjen Nielsen 99, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Charles Pede 87, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army WASHINGTON, D.C.

Matthew Petersen 99, Chairman, Federal Election Commission WASHINGTON, D.C.

Suzanne Israel Tufts 82, Assistant Secretary of Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 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.

David W. Carr Jr. 83, General Counsel, Virginia Office, Southern Environmental Law Center CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

Richard Cohen 79, President, Southern Poverty Law Center MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

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.

John M. Mitnick 88, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Heritage Foundation 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, Co-Founder and U.S. Office Director, EarthRights International WASHINGTON, D.C.

Mary Rouvelas 96, Senior Counsel, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network WASHINGTON, D.C.

Peter C. Wylie 69, General Counsel, Military Officers Association of America ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

 

Corporate Executives and Entrepreneurs

Michael Alvarez 80, President & CFO, FirstWind SAN FRANCISCO

Donald A. Baer 81, CEO, Burson-Marsteller NEW YORK

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, Co-Head of Energy Investment Banking, Jefferies & Co. HOUSTON

David S. Brown 79, Co-President, Grand Pacific Resorts CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA

Eileen Brumback 86, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GE Capital Real Estate NORWALK, CONNECTICUT

Marisa J. Bryce 93, CEO, ConversePoint CHICAGO

Robert G. Byron 76, Chairman, Blue Vista Capital Partners CHICAGO

David Burke 93, Managing Director, Makena Capital Management 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, President & Chief Executive Officer, Citibank Japan TOKYO

Thomas DeVita 90, Chief Financial Officer, MKP Capital Management NEW YORK

Frederick Downs 86, Partner, PAR Capital Management BOSTON

Dasha S. Dwin 98, Executive Vice President and Global Human Resources Chief, Sony Music Entertainment NEW YORK

Arnold Evans 96, President & CEO, SunTrust JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Thomas F. Farrell II 79, Chairman and CEO, Dominion Resources RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

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

Mitch Lasky 88, General Partner, Benchmark Capital MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA

Catherine Lawton 84, Principal, Sandler O'Neill + Partners NEW YORK

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

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

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

65% of the Classes of 2014-16 obtained jobs with firms after law school.

Law Firms, Classes of 2014-16

  • 75% with firms in American Lawyer's top 100 by gross revenue
  • 8% with firms ranked between 100 and 200
  • 2% with large international firms (not ranked by American Lawyer)
  • 14% with smaller firms

Related Rankings

Virginia has graduates in each of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of May 2018).

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 2017 graduates hired by firms of 100 or more attorneys, according to American Bar Association data on the most recently reported class.

No. 5 in the number of associates promoted to partner in the 100 largest firms in 2017, 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

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

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 82, Pace University School of Law, WHITE PLAINS NEW YORK

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

Francis E. McGovern II 73, Duke Law School DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

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

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

Jerry L. Falwell Jr. 87, President, Liberty University LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA

Allen Groves 90, Dean of Students, University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

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

Christine Hughes 81, Vice President and General Counsel, Emerson College BOSTON

Robert W. Iuliano 86, General Counsel, Harvard University CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS

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.

Elizabeth Magill 95, Dean, Stanford Law School STANFORD, CALIFORNIA

Dickens Mathieu 93, General Counsel, Trinity College HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

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

Blake Morant 78, Dean, George Washington University Law School WASHINGTON, D.C. 

Janet Napolitano 83, President, University of California OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Nilakshi Parndigamage 10, Dean, Ezra Stiles College, Yale University NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

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, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS

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

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

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

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

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.

Louise S. Sams 85, Turner ATLANTA

Andrew Scheinman 73, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Castle Rock Entertainment LOS ANGELES

Will Shortz 77, New York Times Crossword Editor 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