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Advisory and Alumni Boards

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.

Advisory Board

Ian L. Levin 92L, Chair

Schulte Roth & Zabel; New York, NY *

Ian Levin

DONNA YIP 04L, Vice-Chair

Antares Capital; New York, NY *

Donna Yip


John Ludlow Latham 79L, Co-Chair

Alston & Bird, LLP; Atlanta, GA+

John Latham

Lee P. Miller 82L, Co-Chair

Glenmede Corporation; New York, NY+

Lee P. Miller


Emily Baker 98C 01L

Jones Day; Atlanta, GA

Emily Baker

Mary Anne Bobinski

Emory University School of Law; Atlanta, GA

Mary Anne Bobinski

The Honorable Elizabeth L. Branch 94L

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Atlanta, GA

Elizabeth Branch

Robert Preston Brown 89L

McKenney's; Atlanta, GA

Robert Preston Brown

Marc Bryant 93L

FS Investments; Philadelphia, PA

Marc Bryant

Lori G. Cohen 90L

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Atlanta, GA

Lori G. Cohen

Jeffrey B. Coopersmith 90L

Corr Cronin, LLP; Seattle, WA

Jeffrey B. Coopersmith

Gardner G. Courson 74L

Precision Litigation, LLC, SC +

Gardner G. Courson

Damon Elmore 96L

State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta, GA

Damon Elmore

Judge Leo M. Gordon 77L

US Court of International Trade; New York, NY

 Leo M. Gordon

The Honorable Catharina D. Haynes 86L

US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Garland, TX +

Catharina D. Haynes

Jennifer Hightower 90L

Cox Enterprises; Atlanta, GA

Jennifer Hightower

Angela Hsu 95L

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Atlanta, GA

Angela Hsu

Ryan Levin 19C 24L

SBA President 2023-24; Atlanta, GA

Ryan Levin

Omeed Malik 06L

Farvahar Partners; New York, NY

Omeed Malik

John P. MacNaughton 74L

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP; Atlanta, GA +

John P. MacNaughton

Joseph L. Manson III 74L

Law Offices of Joseph L. Manson III; Alexandria, VA +

Joseph L. Manson

Ruth Rocker McMullin 00L

Gwinnett County Magistrate Court; Stone Mountain, GA *

Ruth Rocker McMullin

Jennifer Morgan 95L

King & Spalding; New York, NY

Jennifer Morgan

Samuel Olens 83L

Dentons US; Atlanta, GA

Samuel Olens

Georgia Ravitz 89L

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Washington, DC

Georgia Ravitz

Thomas A. Reynolds III 77L

TR & Associates; Chicago, IL +

Thomas A. Reynolds

Brent J. Savage, Sr. 78L

Savage Turner Pinckney Savage Sprouse; Savannah, GA

Brent J. Savage, Sr.

Jay Steele 94L

Steele Consulting; Atlanta, GA

Jay Steele

Cheryl Turner 94C 99L

CFT Professional Services; Atlanta, GA

Cheryl Turner

Kellye Walker 92L

Eastman Chemical Company; Kingsport, TN *

Kellye Walker

Della Wager Wells 86L

Alston & Bird, LLP; New Haven, CT +

Della Wager Wells

Catherine Whitworth 95L

Retired, UPS Capital Corporation; Atlanta, GA

Catherine Whitworth

James H. Wilson III 78L

Savage Turner Pinckney Savage Sprouse; Savannah, GA

James H. Wilson III

* Executive Committee Member

+ Emeritus Member

Alumni Board

Executive Committee

Emily Baker 98C 01L

President – Jones Day; Atlanta, GA

Emily Baker

Ben Fink 92L

Immediate Past President – Berman Fink Van Horn; Atlanta, GA

Ben Fink

Board Members

Nigamnarayan Acharya 01L

Greenberg Traurig LLP; Atlanta, GA

Nigamnarayan Acharya

Stephen Bayer 92L

Rice University; Houston, TX

Stephen Bayer

Diane Bessen 79C 87L

State Court of Fulton County; Atlanta, GA

Diane Bessen

Renata Kendrick Cooper 89L

United States Attorney's Office; Washington DC

Renata Cooper

Marc J. Esposito 95L

Delta Airlines; Atlanta, GA

Marc J. Esposito

Jason Fernando Esteves 10L

Georgia State Senator for District 6, Hudson Cook LLP; Atlanta, GA

Jason Esteves

Ashley Swink Fincher 01L

Comerica Bank; Dallas, TX

Ashley Swink Fincher

Elizabeth Fite 05L

Kutak Rock, LLP; Atlanta, GA

Elizabeth Fite

Rahn Gatewood 05L

Magistrate Judge; Gwinnett County, GA

Rahn Gatewood

Christina Graham 02L

Morris Manning & Martin; Atlanta, GA

Christina Graham

Steven Grimberg 98L

US District Court Judge; Atlanta, GA

Steven Grimberg

Nathan Alexander Hartman 00C 06L 06T 07B

Hartman Law LLC; Atlanta, GA

Nathan Hartman

Jason Hyatt 17L

Latham & Watkins, London, UK

Jason Hyatt

Thomas Hong 97L

Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP; Atlanta, GA

Thomas Hong

Heather Johnson 05L 05T

Federal Trade Commission; Washington, DC

Heather Johnson

Alicia Grahn Jones 04L

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP; Atlanta, GA

Alicia Grahn Jones

Shijuade Kadree 03OX 05C 09PH 09L

Snap, Inc.; Fayetteville, GA

Shijuade Kadree

Daniel Marti 99L

Tencent; Washington, DC

Daniel Marti

Jessica McKinney 97L

General Electric; Suwanee, GA

Jessica Mckinney

Christopher T. Nace 03B 03L

Paulson & Nace, PLLC; Washington, DC

Christopher Nace

Oderah Nwaeze 11L

Faegre Drinker; Philadelphia, PA

Oderah Nwaeze

Julie Oinonen 09L

Williams Oinonen, LLC; Atlanta, GA

Julie Oinonen

Mindy Planer 88L

Arnall Golden Gregory; Atlanta, GA

Mindy Planer

Emily Richardson 05L

Fulton County Superior Court; Atlanta, GA

Emily Richardson

Paola Arzu Stange 01C 05L

Stange Law Firm PC; Saint Louis, MO

Paola Stange

Allison Surcouf 06L

Condon & Forsyth LLP; New York, NY

Allison Surcouf

Elvin Sutton 00L

Chick-fil-A; Atlanta, GA

Elvin Sutton

Margaret Ward Scott 03L

Alston & Bird; Atlanta, GA

Margaret Ward Scott