Board of Visitors

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The Board of Visitors of the Columbus School of Law is chosen from a geographically and professionally diverse cross-section of alumni, parents and friends selected for their ability to provide advice to the Dean on how to strengthen teaching, scholarship and service in the law school.

The members of the Board of Visitors serve as counselors to the Dean of the law school, with particular focus on:

1)    strengthening the academic program and educational goals of the law school and improving its visibility and image, nationally and internationally;

2)    addressing the concerns of alumni, students, faculty, parents and friends of the law
school; and, increasing and strengthening the financial resources of the law school.

In pursuit of these objectives, the Dean typically provides to the Board, prior to and as part of each meeting, information concerning matters of current interest, including new academic programs, the changing nature and composition of the student body, services and facilities of the law school, trends in faculty hiring, scholarship, teaching and service, and career services, including summer and post-graduate employment.  Board members share their insights and perspectives on developments in the law generally and in the legal profession as a career choice.

The Board consists of no fewer than 40 members drawn from the public and private sectors and is organized to enable the members to engage in a serious dialog on the goals and objectives of the law school.  Members of the Board are appointed by the Dean of the law school for a renewable term of three years.

The full Board convenes at least twice a year.  Committees of the Board may be created to execute more effectively the purposes of the Board.

Chairman

Donald W. Farley, Esquire, 1969
Retired
Exxon Mobil Corporation
North Caldwell, NJ 

Members
 

Amanda W. Abshire, Esquire, 2008
Associate
McGuire Woods LLP
Washington, DC

Paul Alvarez, Esquire, 2006
Attorney
United States Securities and
Exchange Commission
Washington, DC

Israel Balderas, Esquire, 2006
Rising Co-Host/Reporter
Fox News
Charlotte, NC

Felicia Clelia Battista, Esquire, 1992
Bethesda, MD

Michael J. Bidwill, Esquire, 1990
President
Arizona Cardinals
Phoenix, AZ

John G. Carberry, Esquire, 1973
Vice President
Oppenheimer MultiFamily Housing &
Heathcare Finance
Needham, MA

Warwick M. Carter, Jr., Esquire, 1991
Director, Trust Advisement
Fiduciary Trust Company International
New York, NY

Daryl A. Chamblee, Esquire, 1977
Partner
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
Washington, DC

Pat A. Cipollone, Esquire
Partner
Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone, LLP
Washington, DC

Patrick Thomas Clendenen, Esquire, 1991
Partner
Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP
Boston, MA

Mark D. Cowan, Esquire, 1977
Senior Executive Vice President
Cassidy & Associates
Washington, DC

Michael F. Curtin, Esquire, 1965
Partner
Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans
Washington, DC

Edward J. Dempsey, Esquire, 1970
Retired
United Technologies Corporation
Avon, CT

David A. Donohoe, Esquire, 1962
Senior Counsel
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
Washington, DC

Anne M. Donohue, Esquire, 1998
Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
SRA International, Inc.
Fairfax, VA

Richard J. Favretto,  Esquire, 1966
Partner
Mayer Brown, LLP
Washington, DC

Dena C. Feeney, Esquire, 1963
Principal
Feeney & Kuwamura, P.A.
Silver Spring, MD

Suellen M. Ferguson, Esquire, 1977
Partner
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A.
Annapolis, MD

Karen Lynn Grubber, Esquire, 1992
Assistant General Counsel
Host Hotels & Resorts
Bethesda, MD

Francis J. Hearn, Jr., Esquire, 1989
General Counsel
Mobile Search Security, LLC
Purchase, NY

Randall K. Hulme, Esquire, 1990
Partner

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Dallas, TX

Song Ki Jung, Esquire, 1996
Partner
McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
Washington, DC

Kathleen M. Kundar, Esquire, 1974
Partner
Fox Horan & Camerini, LLP
New York, NY

Theodore Richard Lazo, Esquire, 1994
Managing Director & Associate General Counsel
SIFMA
Washington, DC

Peggy Phillips Love, Esquire, 1988
Solo Practice
Law Office of Peggy Phillips Love
Washington, DC

Clarence E. Martin, III, Esquire, 1974

Vice President
Martin & Seibert, L.C.
Martinsburg, WV

James E. McDonald, Esquire, 1969
Partner
McLuskey and McDonald, P.A.
Miami, FL

Susan S. Newell, Esquire, 1993
Owner
Newell Consulting
Alexandria, VA

Nancy Palermo, Esquire, 1997
President
Garrison & Sisson, Inc.
Washington, DC

Larry R. Pilot, Esquire, 1967
Retired
McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
Fort Myers, FL

Jeffrey S. Puretz, Esquire, 1981
Partner
Dechert, LLP
Washington, DC

Shawn Patrick Regan, Esquire, 1996
Partner
Hunton & Williams, LLP
New York, NY

Benjamin Y. Roca, Esquire, 1996
General Counsel
National Electronics Museum
Linthicum, MD

Stanley J. Samorajczyk, Esquire, 1967
Senior Counsel
McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan, Kim,
Greenan & Lynch, P.A.
Annapolis, MD

Colin Sandercock, Esquire, 1983
Partner
Perkins Coie LLP
Washington, DC

Robin M. Schachter, Esquire, 1977
Partner
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
Los Angeles, CA

Richard A. Shapack, Esquire, 1977
Principal
Shapack Gurrola, PLC
Bloomfield Hills, MI

John M. Skenyon, Esquire, 1973
Principal
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Boston, MA

Richard Lee Slowinski, Esquire, 1991
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Washington, DC

Kevin P. Tighe, Esquire, 1969
Partner

Butzel Long Tighe Patton, PLLC
Washington, DC

S. Jenell Trigg, Esquire, 1997
Of Counsel
Lerman Senter PLLC
Washington, DC

Richard C. White, Esquire, 1994
Managing Partner

Roberti & White LLC
Washington, DC

Thomas D. Yannucci, Esquire
Partner

Kirkland & Ellis LLC
Washington, DC

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