Alumni Leadership

The Emory Law Dean’s Advisory Board and the Emory Law Alumni Board, representing a diverse range of perspectives and geography, are appointed and work together to advise the dean and senior staff on the interests of the Emory Law community. The Advisory Board concentrates primarily on fiscal and operational strategic planning, and the Alumni Board focuses on strategic planning for alumni engagement. These volunteer leaders help to keep the law school apprised of and responsive to the current state of the legal profession and the concerns and needs of our alumni.

Mr. Allan B. Diamond 79L, Chair—Diamond McCarthy LLP; Houston, TX

Members

  • Mr. David S. Cohen 94L—Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Washington, DC
  • The Honorable Brenda H. Cole 77L—JAMS; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. James W. Cooper 89L—Arnold & Porter LLP; Washington, DC
  • Mr. Gardner G. Courson 74L—Taylor English Duma LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. David Dabbiere P15—AirWatch, LLC; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. John M. Dowd 65L—Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Vienna, VA
  • Mr. Lewis Mike S. Eidson 71L—Colson Hicks Eidson; Coral Gables, FL
  • Mr. John C. Ethridge, Jr. 82L—Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP; Atlanta, GA 
  • Mr. Timothy J. Goodwin 90L—King & Spalding; Atlanta, GA
  • Judge Leo M. Gordon 77L—United States Court of International Trade; New York, NY
  • Mr. David M. Grimes 87L—Reed Smith LLP; New York, NY
  • Mr. Reuben A. Guttman 85L—Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.; Washington, DC
  • Mr. C. Lash Harrison 62B 65L—Ford & Harrison LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • The Honorable Catharina Dubbelday Haynes 86L—United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Dallas, TX
  • Mr. David Kessler 94L—Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP; Radnor, PA
  • Mr. John P. MacNaughton 74L—Morris, Manning & Martin LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Joseph L. Manson III 74L—Law Offices of Joseph L. Manson III; Alexandria, VA
  • Ms. Lee P. Miller 82L—Glenmede Corporation; New York, NY
  • Mr. Randy L. New 76C 82L—Kitchens New Cleghorn LLC; Atlanta, GA  
  • Mr. Thomas A. Reynolds III 77L—Winston & Strawn LLP; Chicago, IL
  • Ms. Debra A. Segal 79L—Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Nick Setty 87C 92L—Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; San Francisco, CA
  • Mr. Keith J. Shapiro 83L—Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago, IL
  • Mr. Paul Shlanta 83L—AGL Resources Inc.; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Gregory A. Slamowitz 90L—WellnessRebates; New York, NY
  • Ms. Wendie C. Stabler 83L—Saul Ewing LLP; Wilmington, DE
  • Ms. Chilton D. Varner 76L—King & Spalding; Atlanta, GA
  • Ms. Della Wager Wells 86L—Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Mark D. Wasserman 86L —Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP; Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC

Ex Officio Members

  • Ms. Monna Lea Bryant 15L—Student Bar Association President, Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Thad Kodish 00L—Emory Alumni Board Chair; Fish & Richardson P.C.; Atlanta, GA
  • Dean Robert A. Schapiro—Dean, Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA
  • Dean Robert Ahdieh—Vice Dean, Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA

Staff

  • Ms. Joella Hricik—Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA 

Executive Committee

  • Thad C. Kodish 00L, President—Fish & Richardson PC; Atlanta, GA
  • John Maggio 96L, President-Elect—Condon & Forsyth LLP; New York, NY
  • Della Wager Wells 86L, Past President—Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta, GA

Board Members

  • Kathleen T. Barlow 87L—Marsh USA Inc.; Washington, DC
  • Justin A. Barton 12B 12L—Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Los Angeles, CA
  • The Honorable Dorothy Toth Beasley 08L—Henning Mediation & Arbitration Services, Inc.; Atlanta, GA
  • Stacey Blaustein Divack 88L—IBM Corporation; West Harrison, NY
  • Ashby Kent Fox 03L—Burr & Forman LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Alison Elko Franklin 03L—McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Melissa Reese Hawkins 03L—Albury & Hawkins Attorneys At Law; Atlanta, GA
  • Catherine M. Hilton 95L—UPS Capital Corporation; Atlanta, GA
  • John A. Jordak Jr. 93L—Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Kurt G. Kastorf 02C 06L—Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; Washington, DC
  • Carlos A. Kelly 97L—Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt P.A.; Fort Myers, FL
  • Halsey G. Knapp Jr. 80LKrevolin & Horst LLC; Atlanta, GA
  • Douglas J. MacGinnitie 92L—Georgia Department of Revenue; Atlanta, GA
  • Kareem A. Maddison 03L—Morris, Hardwick & Schneider LLC; Atlanta, GA
  • Jaclyn C. Pampel 02L—Baker & McKenzie; San Diego, CA
  • Leslie A. Powell 09L—Kutak Rock LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Kiran Raj 07L—US Department of Justice; Washington, DC
  • Alexandra M. Roosa 90L—Pepperdine University; Malibu, CA
  • Laura C. Settlemyer 08L—City of New Orleans; New Orleans, LA
  • James P. Terpening III 09L—Shutts & Bowen LLP; Tampa, FL
  • Cheryl F. Turner 94C 99L—Georgia Victory 2014 for Michelle Nunn; Atlanta, GA
  • Justin K. Victor 10L—Grant & Eisenhofer PA; Wilmington, DE
  • Priya B. Vivian 04C 09L—Wargo French LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Kellye L. Walker 92L—American Water Works Company; Voorhees, NJ

Ex Officio Members

  • Monna Lea Bryant 15L—Student Bar Association President, Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA
  • Cecily G. Craighill—Director of Alumni Relations, Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA
  • Robert A. Schapiro—Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA