Alumni  Council

                                          Alumni Council
Back row (left to right): Stanley Woodward, Chris Bjornson, Maureen Smith Lawrence, Molly Bryson, Brian Stolarz, Katie Crowley, Jim Anagnos, D. Michael Lyles
Front row (left to right): Dean Daniel F. Attridge, Machalagh Carr, Michelle Lease, Sara Walshe, Leah Quaile, Susan Newell,
J. Parker Griffin

 

The Alumni Council of the Columbus School of Law is the governing body of the Law Alumni Association.  The Association was formed in the Fall of 2013 to promote the values, objectives and well-being of The Catholic University of America and Columbus School of Law, while building and fostering mutually beneficial relations between and among all stakeholders – students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni and friends worldwide. 

The founding members of the Alumni Council were appointed by the Dean and were selected for their strong involvement with the Law School and their connections within the Law School alumni community.  Future members will be appointed and elected by the Alumni Council to be representative of the Alumni Association as a whole.  

The Council convenes at least twice a year and members serve a three-year term.

Officers

PRESIDENT
Stanley E. Woodward, Jr.,  2008
Counsel
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Washington, DC

VICE PRESIDENT
Maureen Smith Lawrence, 2008
Of Counsel 
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Philadelphia, PA

PAST PRESIDENT
James “Jim” C. Anagnos, 1996
Attorney
U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services
Washington, DC


TREASURER
Leah Quaile Curran, 2012
Managing Attorney
Family Law Unit at Neighborhood
Legal Services Program

Washington, DC
 

SECRETARY
Ariel A. González,
2007
Head of Policy and Government
Relations  
 

W20 Group 
Washington, DC


FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
Professor Lisa A. Everhart,
1983

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Willie Burden, Class of 2019



 

                                                    



Members

Andrea Bautista, 2010
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Regulatory Counsel
Silver Spring, MD


Christopher R. Bjornson, 2000
Of Counsel  
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Washington, DC

 

Molly R. Bryson, 1998
Partner
Ballard Spahr, LLP 
Washington, DC 

Machalagh Carr, 2005
Oversight Staff Director
House Committee on Ways and Means  
Washington, DC

Michael V. Celli, 2010
Chief Negotiator
Department of Homeland Security
 

Sanchelle S. Charles 2014
Magistrate for the Commonewealth
of Virginia 
Alexandria, VA

Sean Flaim, 2012
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
Washington, DC

Jeffrey P. Ferrier, 1996
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Jeffrey Ferrier

Brian J. Forgas, 1997
Senior Counsel-Development
Hilton Worldwide


Arielle Giordano, 2015
Director of Federal and State Government Affairs for Canadian
Pacific Railway

Washington, DC

Karey L. Hart, 2014
Associate
Hannon Law Group, LLP

William Haun, 2012
Shearman & Sterling
Associate

Washington, DC

John A. Henderson, 2006
Administrative Judge
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Carl Hobbs, 2016
General Attorney
Office of General Counsel
Employment and Labor Law Division at Department of Commerce

Daniel Kane, 2015
Attorney Advisor
U.S. Small Business Administration
Washington, DC

Vincent A. Lacovara, 1997
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Chief Privacy Officer
The Catholic University of America

Jeffery P. Langer, 2009
Member
Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Elisabeth S. Lawrence, 2013
Practice Development Manager
Litigation and Trial Department
Latham & Watkins
 

Michelle Lease, 2014
Privacy Consultant
Ernst & Young 
Washington, DC

D. Michael Lyles, 1994
Executive Director
The Prince George’s County   
Human Relations Commission
Upper Marlboro, MD

 

Edward McAndrew, 1995
Partner
Ballard Spahr, LLP

Philadelphia, PA

Deirdre MacNeil, 1986
Retired

Stephanie A. Martin, 2013
Associate Attorney
Plunkett Cooney


Kristin McGough, 2008
Law Offices of Kristin L. McGough
Principal
Washington, DC

Melissa Mulrey Soares, 2016
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Washington, DC

Susan Smith Newell, 1993
Owner
Newell Consulting
Alexandria, VA

Alessandro S. Pacheco, 2016
Law Clerk
District Court for Anne Arundel County

Frank W. Russo, 2018
Director of Government and Legislative Affairs
National District Attorneys Association

Blaec E. Shaw, 2016
Assistant State’s Attorney
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s  
Office

Yoliara Ramos Soto, 2016 
Judicial Law Clerk

The Circuit Court for Prince George's
County
Upper Marloboro, MD

Lauren Stewart, 2017
Associate
Eversheds Sutherland
Washington, DC

Brian W. Stolarz, 1998
Partner
LeClairRyan
Alexandria, VA 

Zach A. Swartz, 2012
Associate, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Vinson & Elkins

Jonathan Tabacoff, 2014
Associate Legal Advisor
U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE)
Washington, DC


M. Susan Toth, 2008
Attorney
Rawle & Henderson LLP

Antilla Trotter, 1997
Attorney
Trotter Law Firm
Washington, DC

Kimberly G. Ulan, 2016

Assistant State's Attorney for the
State's Attorney's Office for
Montgomery County, MD

Christopher B. Weldon, 1987
Partner
Keidel, Weldon & Cunningham, LLP

Parker Williams, 2016
Judicial Law Clerk
Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Andrew S. Yingling, 2015
Associate
Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P.
Washington, DC

 

 

 

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