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.

GW Law Alumni Awards

The GW Law Alumni Awards are now open. If you know of someone who is deserving of recognition who has graduated in a reunion year ending in either a 4 or 9, please nominate an alumnus/a by going to the following webpage and completing a nominations form. Please submit your form to [email protected].

The deadline for this application is Friday, February 8, 2019.

View 2018 award recipients

GWLAA Board of Directors Nominations

The GWLAA Board of Directors Nominations are now closed. We will be accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors after July 1, 2018.

GWLAA Board of Directors


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

Immediate Past President

Bernard A. Nigro Jr., JD ‘86

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

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

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

Erik C. Baptist, JD ‘04
US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

Jacob Berdine, JD ‘15
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Palo Alto, CA

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

Jacqueline DerOvanesian, JD ‘16
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Caleb Dulis, JD ‘12
Ropes & Grey LLP, Washington, D.C.

Langston C. Emerson, JD ‘04
The Cypress Group, Washington, D.C.

Jordan M. Harvey, JD ‘16
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of VA, Norfolk, VA

Eric Honick, JD ‘76
McLaughlin & Stern LLP, New York, NY

Jesse H. Isleman, JD ‘16
New York State Senate, Bayside, NY

Matthew 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 (Expected)
The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Laura Levin-Dando JD ‘13
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, New York, NY

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

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

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

Mike Michel, JD ‘15
Brownell Landrigan, PC, Washington, D.C.

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

Rodney C. Pratt, JD ‘01
Converse, Boston, MA

Howard J. Reissner, JD ‘79
Planet Data Solutions, Inc., Elmsford, NY

Matthew J. Rizzolo, JD ‘08
Ropes & Gray 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.

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

Rebeca Velez-Gomez, LL.M ‘05
RVG Law Offices, San Juan, PR

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

Adam C. Weiss, JD ‘17
US House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Susan N. Weller, JD ‘81
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Washington, D.C.

Sean Winker, JD ’18
The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.