George Washington Law Alumni Association

The George Washington Law Alumni Association (GWLAA) exists to promote GW Law by engaging its alumni.  All graduates of GW Law are automatically members of the GWLAA.

You can stay involved with the GWLAA by participating in our many activities throughout the year. Check out the Law Alumni Event Calendar for information on upcoming events.

GWLAA Board of Directors Regional Networking Initiative

The GWLAA Board of Directors Regional Networking Initiative's mission is to reinvigorate the GW Law alumni community by promoting local alumni chapters. We are launching this new initiative in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. If you are interested in applying to become a captain, please review the Initiative's description, complete the Chapter Captain Application, and submit it to [email protected].

For questions, please contact the GW Law Office of Alumni Relations at 202.994.7166 or [email protected].

GW Law Alumni Awards

The GW Law Alumni Awards are now closed.  We will be accepting nominations for those celebrating a reunion year ending in 1 or 6 for Reunion Weekend 2021 after July 1, 2020.

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GWLAA Board of Directors Nominations

The GWLAA Board of Directors Nominations are now closed. We will be accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 Board of Directors after July 1, 2020.

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GWLAA Board of Directors


Theresa B. Bowman, JD ‘11
Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Washington, D.C.


Marvin S. C. Dang, JD ‘78
Law Offices of Marvin S.C. Dang, LLLC, Honolulu, HI

Executive Committee

Michele N. Blackwell, JD ‘12
Councilmember Elissa Silverman, Washington, D.C.

Helen T. Clemens, JD ‘15
Arlington County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Arlington, VA

Nicole Tyrell Lares, JD ‘14
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington, D.C.

Francisco R. Montero, JD ‘86
Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth, Arlington, VA

John L. Murino, JD ‘01
Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, D.C.

Michael M. Porcello, JD ‘12
Council of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

Members of the Board

Damilola Arowolaju, JD ‘20 (Expected)
The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Jacob Berdine, JD ‘15
Amazon, Seattle, WA

Laricke D. Blanchard, JD ‘98
Principal Financial Group, Washington, D.C.

Margarita S. Brose, JD ‘89
Office of Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

Anthony R. Coppola, JD ‘07
Coppola & Jabaly, PLLC, Alexandria, VA

Jacqueline Z. DerOvanesian, JD ‘16
Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya, PLLC, Miami, FL

Caleb P. Dulis, JD ‘12
Independent Practice, Washington, D.C.

Adam Gropper, JD '99
LegalJob, LLC, Arlington, VA

Jordan M. Harvey, JD ‘16
Ropes & Gray LLP, Washington, D.C.

Jesse H. Isleman, JD ‘16
United States Senate, Washington, D.C.

Matthew E. Joseph, JD ‘14
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington, D.C.

Robert R. Kiesel, JD ‘91
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York, NY

Ali Kingston, JD ’19
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Toledo, OH

Lauren A. Levin-Dando JD ‘13
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, New York, NY

Ming J. Lowe, JD ‘97
Independent Consultant, Washington, D.C.

Parisa Manteghi Griess, JD ‘12
Baker & McKenzie LLP, San Francisco, CA

Lisa Mednick Owen JD ‘84
LV Adhesive, Inc., Carlstadt, NJ

Mike P. Michel, JD ‘15
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Washington, D.C.

Suzanne Mitchell, JD ‘96
United States District Court, Oklahoma City, OK

Melinda J. Momplaisir, JD ‘18
Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn, NY

Susan P. Nofi, JD ‘83
Heidelberg USA, Inc. (Retired), Marietta, GA

Claudia D. Ojeda, JD ‘18
Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Miami, FL

Robert K. Platt, JD ‘12
United States Attorneys’ Offices, Washington, D.C.

Zeljko Popovic
Deloitte, Chicago, IL

Matthew J. Rizzolo, JD ‘08
Ropes & Gray LLP, Washington, D.C.

Robert J. Schill, JD ‘03
HERE Technologies, Washington, D.C.

Debodhonyaa Sengupta, JD '12
Dentons US LLP, Washington, D.C.

George S. Soussou, JD ‘16
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York, NY

Andrew J. Sutton, JD ‘14
Ropes & Gray LLP, Washington, D.C.

Kelly Rae Waggonner JD ‘91
Kelly Rae Waggonner, Attorney at Law, APC, San Diego, CA

Adam C. Weiss, JD ‘17
Office of Congressman Daniel Lipinski, Washington, D.C.

Sean P. Winker, JD ’18
Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY