Leah Ward Sears 80L

Leah Ward Sears

Sears was the first African-American female chief justice in the United States. When she was appointed in 1992, she became the first woman and youngest person to sit on Georgia's Supreme Court.

Raymond W. McDaniel Jr. 83L

Raymond W. McDaniel Jr.

McDaniel is president and chief executive officer of Moody's Corporation. He is also a member of the board of directors of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the National Council on Economic Education.

Samuel Scott Olens 83L

Samuel Scott Olens

Olens, president of Kennesaw State University, is former attorney general for the state of Georgia. Previously, he was the chairman of the Cobb County Commission. He is the first person of Jewish faith to win a statewide, partisan race in Georgia. Olens joined forces with legislators to advocate for a stronger human trafficking law in Georgia. HB 200 went into effect on July 1, 2011. Olens worked alongside legislators to pass a re-write of Georgia's Open Meetings and Open Records Laws. HB 397 was the result in the 2012 legislative session.

Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker 84B 84L

Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker

Perkins-Hooker is the former vice president and general counsel for the Atlanta Beltline. She is also a former president of the State Bar of Georgia, the first African American to hold the position.

Luis A. Aguilar 85L

Luis A. Aguilar

The former Democratic commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Aguilar was previously the general counsel, executive vice president, and corporate secretary of Invesco.

Catharina Dubbelday Haynes 86L

Catharina Dubbelday Haynes

Haynes is a judge in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat vacated by Harold R. DeMoss, Jr.

Teri Plummer McClure 88L

Teri Plummer McClure

McClure has responsibility for human resources, employee communications and labor relations for United Parcel Service (UPS). She currently serves on The Task Force for Global Health.

M. Yvette Miller 88L

M. Yvette Miller

Miller was the first African American female judge appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals. As chief judge, Miller implemented e-filing. She has helped arrange for the Georgia Court of Appeals to sit at Emory Law.

David I. Adelman 89L

David I. Adelman

Adelman is a former US Ambassador to Singapore and a current partner in a global law firm. He is a former assistant district attorney for the State of Georgia and was trustee of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority.

Kristi K. DuBose 89L

Kristi K. DuBose

Dubose has served as a United States District Judge in the southern district of Alabama since her commission December 28, 2005. Prior to appointment, DuBose was a magistrate judge for the  Southern District of Alabama.


Bernice Albertine King 90L 90T

Bernice Albertine King

The youngest child of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, King published Hard Questions, Heart Answers: Sermons and Speeches. The minister uses her legal background consulting with youth, especially those in legal trouble.

Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming 93L

Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming

Fleming is the principal legal advisor of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, overseeing the largest legal program in the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, she was chief of staff to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. She served as the first African American and first woman DeKalb Count District Attorney and solicitor general. She was also president of the Law Alumni Board. 

Elizabeth Lee “Lisa” Branch 94L

Elizabeth Lee “Lisa” Branch

Branch sits on the Court of Appeals of Georgia and is former co-chair of the Homeland Security and National Defense Committee of the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association. She was a member of the Law Alumni Board. 

Facundo L. Bacardi 96L

Facundo L. Bacardi

Chairman of Bacardi USA, Bacardi serves on the board of trustees of Emory University. He is also the executive director of the Facundo and Amalia Bacardi Foundation.

Carte Patrick Goodwin 99L

Carte Patrick Goodwin

Goodwin is currently the youngest living former senator. He served as the Chairman of the West Virginia School Building Authority, and as chair of the Independent Commission on Judicial Reform.

Daniel H. Marti 99L

Daniel H. Marti

Marti just completed his term as the inaugural US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). He led the Obama Administration’s efforts to develop a strategic plan on the enforcement of intellectual property rights and was responsible for coordinating the efforts of the US government criminal, national security, and economic agencies engaged in intellectual property policy and enforcement. He also reported to the president and to Congress regarding intellectual property enforcement programs.

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