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, ChairDiamond McCarthy LLP; Houston, TX

Ex Officio Members

  • Ms. Monna Lea Bryant 15LStudent Bar Association President, Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Thad Kodish 00LEmory Alumni Board Chair; Fish & Richardson P.C.; Atlanta, GA
  • Dean Robert A. SchapiroDean, Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA
  • Dean Robert AhdiehVice Dean, Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA

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

Staff

  • Ms. Joella HricikEmory 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. 80L
Krevolin & 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

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