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 closed. We will be accepting nominations for those celebrating a reunion year ending in 0 or 5 for Reunion Weekend 2020 after July 1, 2019.

View 2018 award recipients

GWLAA Board of Directors Nominations

The GWLAA Board of Directors nominations are now open. We are accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. Complete this form and submit it to [email protected].

The deadline for this application is Friday, March 15, 2019.

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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
Office of Councilmember Elissa Silverman, Council of the District of Columbia, 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
Office of Councilmember Mary Cheh, 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
Amazon, Seattle, WA

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

Jacqueline DerOvanesian, JD ‘16
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, PA, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Class of '19
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.

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

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

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

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.

Rebeca Velez-Gomez, LLM ‘05
RVG Law Offices, San Juan, PR

Kelly Rae Waggonner JD ‘91
Law Offices of Kelly Waggonner, 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 & Popeo, PC, Washington, D.C.

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