Alumni in the News
"Doctor-Patient Communication in Today's Digital Age," a segment on NPR's "Diane Rehm Show," June 17, 2013, featuring Deven McGraw, L'95, L'02, the director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology.
"Darrin Williams Serves Call of Public Service as Lawyer, Banker, Politician," a profile of State Rep. Darrin Williams, LL.M.'97 in Arkansas Business, June 17, 2013.
"Schumacher maintains focus on the future," a profile of Senator Paul Schumacher, L'76, of Columbus, Nebraska, who just completed his third session in the Legislature, in the Columbus Telegram, June 17, 2013.
A news obituary for former Assistant Commissioner of the U.S. District Court, William Garrity, L'61, appeared in the Quad-City Times, June 16, 2013.
"Bloomberg Seeks to Redo Building Code in Sandy's Wake," coverage in the New York Times, featured Visiting Professor Vicki Arroyo (L'94), executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center.
The New York Times, Washington Post and several outlets reported that Avril D. Haines, L'01, President Obama's deputy counsel in charge of national security issues and a legal adviser to the National Security Council, has been appointed deputy director of the CIA, June 12, 2013. She will be the first woman in the CIA's number 2 spot.
A Q&A with Uberoffices founder and chief executive Ray Rahbar, LL.M.'08, appeared in the Washington Post, June 9, 2013.
PakTribune reported that Zarrar Sehgal, L'97, has been named among the top 10 aviation and transportation finance lawyers in the U.S. by Chambers and among the top 10 leading lawyers in the world in 'Asset Finance' by Legal 500, June 6, 2013.
The Patriot News reported that retired Vice Admiral James Houck, LL.M. '93, former judge advocate general of the U.S. Navy, has been appointed as interim dean of Penn State's Dickinson School of Law, June 05, 2013.
The Jewish Week reported that Eric Rosenthal, L'92, the founder and executive director of Disability Rights International, is the 2013 recipient of the Charles Bronfman Prize, June 4, 2013.
A news obituary for Judge Frank Magill, F'51, L'55, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit appeared in In-Forum, June 4, 2013.
"A Call for Legal Innovation," a piece by Seth Engel, L'11, in The Street, May 28, 2013, featuring Georgetown Law's Iron Tech Lawyer Competition.
"Trivia Lands Boca Lawyer Big Bucks on TV Game Shows," a profile of Scott Singer, L'03, in the Sun Sentinel (Florida), May 25, 2013.
Scott Mulhauser, L'05, has been named chief of staff for the Export-Import Bank of the United States, May 24, 2013.
"Christie Deflects on Climate Change, Scientists Weigh In," a segment on WNYC (New York), May 24, 2013, featuring Visiting Professor Vicki Arroyo, L'94, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center.
President Obama has nominated William I. Althen, C'68, L'71, as a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, May 23, 2013.
Deputy Brooklyn DA John O'Mara, L'78, talked to CBS News about the importance of seeking justice through the Conviction Integrity Unit, May 23, 2013.
"Empty Promises: Developers Often Don't Deliver," a segment on WAMU (Washington, D.C.), May 22, 2013, featuring Johnny Barnes, L'73, LL.M.'76.
The New York Times and several other outlets reported that President Obama has appointed Benjamin Ginsberg, L'82, co-chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, May 21, 2013.
A Q&A with Ray Kramer, F'90, L'93, appeared in the Palm Beach Post, May 19, 2013.
A news obituary for former Montgomery County (Maryland) Circuit Court Judge David L. Cahoon, F'48, L'51, appeared in the Washington Post, May 18, 2013.
"When Museums Do the Right Thing," an op-ed by Adjunct Professor Mark V. Vlasic, B'96, L'00, and Tess Davis in the New York Times, May 17, 2013.
A news obituary for Richard Ford, L'55, appeared in the Puget Sound Business Journal, May 10, 2013.
The Times and Democrat reported that newly-elected South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison, L'04, will become the first African-American to lead a major political party in South Carolina, May 5, 2013.
"The Cost of Doing Nothing," the cover story in the May 2013 issue of DC Bar magazine, featuring Visiting Professor Vicki Arroyo, L'94, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center.
The Connecticut Law Tribune reported that the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity has selected Filipino-American Superior Court Judge Nina F. Elgo, L'90, as this year's recipient of the Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award, May 3, 2013.
"Kirk at 1st Public Appearance in Ill. Since Stroke: 'Rehab Works'," coverage of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), L'92, in the Chicago Tribune, May 3, 2013.
The New York Times Dealbook and Thomson Reuters reported that Carlo di Florio, LL.M.'97, has been named executive vice president for risk and strategy at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, May 2, 2013.
A news obituary for administrative law judge William A. Pope II, L'62, LL.M.'63, appeared in the Washington Post, April 30, 2013.
Main Justice reported that Peter Kadzik, L'77, has been named principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, April 29, 2013.
A news obituary for Mark D. Sokolik, L'10, appeared in the Baltimore Sun, April 28, 2013.
A Q&A with Michael Sapir, L'82, founder and chairman of ProShares, appeared in the Washington Post, April 26, 2013.
A news obituary for J. Michael Yarborough, LL.M.'91, appeared in the Washington Post, April 26, 2013.
The National Law Journal reported that the Federal Judges Association has named Judge Margaret McKeown, L'75, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as its new president, April 25, 2013.
Forex Magnates reported that Sarah E. Josephson, C'98, L'01, has been appointed director of the Office of International Affairs at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, April 25, 2013.
Mark Russ Federman, L'69, a third-generation owner of Russ & Daughters on Manhattan's Lower East Side and author of the new book, Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built, was interviewed by Bloomberg Law, April 24, 2013.
The Williamsburg Yorktown Daily (Virginia) reported that Todd Stottlemyer, L'91, has been named the next rector of the College of William and Mary, April 23, 2013.
Visiting Professor Vicki Arroyo, L'94, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, has been named to Poder magazine's list of the "Top 100 Green Latinos," in the April 2013 issue.
The Blog of Legal Times reported that President Obama has nominated White House senior lawyer Avril Haines, L'01, to be the State Department's legal adviser, April 18, 2013.
The Blog of Legal Times reported that a Southwest D.C. legal services center, co-founded by J. Michael Little, L'07, has expanded its services, April 16, 2013. A story, "Kirkland & Ellis Takes Legal Work to SW D.C.," also appeared in the Washington Post, April 21, 2013.
A Q&A with Alysia Keating, L'93, the Allegheny County Bar Association's Director of Diversity and Gender Equality, appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 15, 2013.
"The Man Shaping San Diego's Future," a profile of San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy B. Taylor, L'84, in Voice of San Diego, April 12, 2013.
"Industry Leader Recognized Biotech's Potential Early On," a profile of Daniel Abdun-Nabi, LL.M.'82, president and CEO of Emergent BioSolutions, in the Maryland Gazette, April 12, 2013.
The New York Times reported that John J. Farmer Jr., C'79, L'86, dean of Rutgers School of Law-Newark, has been named senior vice president and general counsel of Rutgers University, April 11, 2013.
A news obituary for Eric M. "Rick" Blumberg, L'69, appeared in the Washington Post, April 11, 2013.
USA Today announced that reporter Brad Heath, L'11, has been selected as the recipient of Investigative Reporters and Editors' Tom Renner Award for his criminal justice reporting, April 10, 2013.
"Why You Should Be a Lawyer," a piece by Seth Engel, L'11, in the Huffington Post, April 8, 2013.
"An 'Ordinary' Guy Raises $1M for Charity," a story in the Boston Globe about Tom Nealon, C'70, L'74, who has been running marathons to raise money for the American Liver Foundation, April 7, 2013.
The Charlotte Observer reported that Jada Charley, L'03, has been named executive director of Safe Passage, a program serving local victims of domestic violence, sexual trauma and child abuse, April 7, 2013.
Max Folkenflik, L'75, participated in a Q&A with Thomson Reuters on overtime, accountants and the Supreme Court, April 5, 2013.
"Eric Woolworth Wants Heat to Go Global," a profile of Eric Woolworth, C'87, L'91, president of business operations for the NBA's Miami Heat, in the April 2013 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.
A news obituary for Julian Burke, L'54, former CEO of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, appeared in the Los Angeles Times, April 2, 2013.
A news obituary for Sidney L. Hofing, L'59, appeared in PhillyBurbs.com, March 31, 2013.
Ian Kysel, L'11, discussed teenagers in solitary confinement on NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams," March 22, 2013.
Melissa Bishop Murphy, L'92, was recognized as a "Game Changer" by Politic365, March 21, 2013.
Sandeep Parekh, LL.M.'97, was recognized as one of "10 Young Indians Who Dared to be Different" by Silicon India News, March 14, 2013.
The Rockville Centre Patch (New York) reported that Gregory S. Lisi, L'92, has been named Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for March 2013 by the Nassau County Bar Association, March 13, 2013.
The National Law Journal named U.S. Foods Inc., led by general counsel Juliette Pryor, L'91, MSFS'91, as the Chicago Legal Department of the Year, March 11, 2013.
Huffington Post reported that Pamela Chen, L'86, confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, will become the first openly gay Asian-American to serve as a judge on the federal bench, March 6, 2013.
"Armenia's California Dream," a profile of Raffi Hovannisian, L'85, in Foreign Policy, March 4, 2013.
"Home Is Right Where Potomac Law Group Wants Its Workers to Be," a profile of Ben Lieber, L'95, and his legal business, Potomac Law Group, in the Washington Post, March 3, 2013.
A news obituary for James Estep, C'70, L'73, appeared in the Washington Post, March 2, 2013.
"Noshing with the Fishes on the Lower East Side," a review of Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built," a new book by Mark Russ Federman, L'69, in the New York Times, February 28, 2013.
Filmmaker Dawn Porter, L'93, discussed her HBO documentary, "Gideon's Army," with Bloomberg Law, February 27, 2013.
"Athens Judge Patricia Barron Overcame Obstacles in Path to Success," a profile of Athens-Clark County (Georgia) Magistrate Judge Patricia Barron, L'79, in Online Athens, February 24, 2013.
The Associated Press reported that William LaForge, LL.M.'82, has been nominated to be the eighth president of Mississippi's Delta St. University, February 22, 2013.
"With New Film, Former Big Law, In-House Attorney Examines Impact of Gideon 50 Years On," a profile of filmmaker Dawn Porter, L'93, in The Am Law Daily, February 21, 2013.
"A Scorecard Is No Way to Pick a College," a post by Trinity Washington University Patricia McGuire, L'77, in Huffington Post Blog, February 21, 2013.
The West Virginia State Journal reported that C. Joan Parker, L'86, has been named executive director of the West Virginia Ethics Commission, February 21, 2013.
The Associated Press reported that Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Bourgeois, L'01, has become a magistrate judge in Baton Rouge, February 21, 2013.
A Q&A with Douglas Woloshin, L'73, managing partner of Duane Morris' Washington, D.C., office, appeared in the Blog of Legal Times, February 21, 2013.
The National Law Journal named AOL Inc., led by general counsel and executive vice president for business development Julie Jacobs, L'93, as the Washington Legal Department of the Year, February 18, 2013.
"A Web Site for Solo Travelers," a blurb in Washington Post's "Capital Business," featuring Elizabeth Avery, L'73, founder of Solo Trekker 4 U, February 17, 2013.
The Salisbury Post (North Carolina) reported that Clark C. Walton, L'05, has been named National Outstanding Young Lawyer by the ABA Young Lawyers Division, February 16, 2013.
"Time in D.C. Helps Shape Kelsey's Political Philosophy," a profile of Tennessee State Sen. Brian Kelsey, L'03, in the Nashville Ledger, February 15, 2013.
"Climate Change Could Burn a Hole in the Government's Finances, GAO Says," coverage in the Washington Post, February 14, 2013, featuring Vicki Arroyo, L'94, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center.
"Is Obamacare Bad for Young People? Let's Ask Them!," a post on the Washington Post's WONKBLOG, February 11, 2013, featuring Jen Mishory, L'10, deputy director of Young Invincibles, a group founded by Georgetown Law students to advocate for young adults in the health reform debate.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune (February 8, 2013) and Baton Rouge Advocate (February 11, 2013) reported that Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has recommended New Orleans lawyer Kenneth Polite Jr., L'00, to serve as the next U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
The Blog of Legal Times reported that D.C. Superior Court Judge Melvin Wright, L'82, has been reappointed to a second term, February 8, 2013.
A news obituary for retired St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Quillin, L'54, appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 8, 2013.
An adaptation of Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing, co-authored by Ashley Merryman, L'98, appeared in the New York Times Magazine, February 6, 2013. The book was also featured in the Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2013.
"Jazz Musician Becomes a Renaissance Man," a profile of Marcus Johnson, L'97, MBA'97, in the Washington Informer, February 6, 2013.
Pacific Business News reported that Tom Hutton, L'00, has been named executive director of Hawaii's Public Charter School Commission, February 6, 2013.
Cleveland Jewish News reported that Mark Hetfield, F'88, L'96, has been named president and CEO of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, February 4, 2013.
"Financial Savvy Makes New President the Right Fit for Fisk," a profile of H. James Williams, L'89, LL.M.'90, the new president of Fisk University, in The Tennessean, February 2, 2013.
A news obituary for John Lewis Smith III, L'67, appeared in the Washington Post, February 1, 2013.
A news obituary for Francis J. Charlton, L'52, appeared in Westport Now (Connecticut), January 31, 2013.
"Going Above and Beyond for WNY Youths," a profile of LeRoi Johnson, L'74, in the Buffalo Law Journal, January 24, 2013.
"Johnson Blends Law, Love of Writing at QP Legal," a profile of Tiffany Johnson, L'02, in the Memphis Daily News, January 24, 2013.
The Sun Chronicle (Massachusetts) reported that District Court Judge Angel Kelley Brown, L'92, has been confirmed by the governor's council to be a superior court judge, January 24, 2013.
Filmmaker Dawn Porter, L'93, and her video, "True Believers in Justice," are featured in the New York Times op-docs, January 23, 2013.
Reuters reported that retired Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa, L'67, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will join the Boston office of WilmerHale as senior counsel in the intellectual property litigation practice, January 23, 2013.
A news obituary for Robert M. McNamara Jr., L'73, former general counsel of the CIA and Peace Corps, appeared in the Washington Post, January 22, 2013.
The Albany Times Union reported that Appellate Division Justice Thomas E. Mercure, L'68, has been named acting administrative judge of the 3rd Judicial District, January 22, 2013.
"Pulling No Punches: New CEO Donald Lassere Brings Clear Mission to Ali Center," a profile of Donald Lassere, L'96, in Business First of Louisville, January 18, 2013.
"Christoff Aims to Empower Young Lawyers in Bar Role," a profile of Annie Christoff, L'07, the new president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, in the Memphis Daily News, January 17, 2013.
A news obituary for Thomas E. Mellon Jr., L'72, appeared in PhillyBurbs.com, January 17, 2013.
A news obituary for Daniel Stack, LL.M.'55, appeared in Newsday, January 17, 2013.
Arkansas Business reported that State Rep. Darrin Williams, LL.M.'97, has been named CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc., January 10, 2013.
"Shifting from the Public Sector to U. of Michigan GC Role," a profile of Timothy G. Lynch, L'95, in Corporate Counsel, January 9, 2013.
"Before Inauguration, Kander Talks Goals, Vision," a profile of Missouri Secretary of State-elect Jason Kander, L'05, in St. Louis Jewish Light, January 9, 2013.
The Rapid City Journal reported that Mark Vargo, L'88, has been sworn in as Pennington County (South Dakota) State's Attorney, January 8, 2013.
Enterprise News (Massachusetts) reported that Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated Brockton District Court Judge Angel Kelley Brown, L'92, to a Superior Court judgeship, January 4, 2013.
"Mazie Hirono, First Asian-American Female Senator, Sworn In: 'There Need to be More of Us in Here," coverage in HuffPost Politics, featuring Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), L'78, January 3, 2013.
The Korea Herald reported that former justice Dong-heub Lee, LL.M.'86, has been nominated as chief justice of the Republic of Korea's Constitutional Court, January 3, 2013.
"Senator Kirk Speaks for the First Time about His Stroke," coverage in the Chicago Daily Herald, featuring Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), L'92, January 2, 2013.