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.

The GW Law Alumni Association Now Accepting Board Nominations

Nominations for the GW Law Alumni Association Board of Directors may come from any alumnus or alumna of The George Washington University Law School. Self-nominations are also welcome. The Nominating Committee will consider candidates and recommend a slate of nominees to the Board of Directors at its spring meeting in the beginning of April, with 3-year terms commencing July 1, 2017. Candidates for nomination in Spring 2017 should be submitted no later than Monday, March 6, 2017.

More information on Board Member expectations and the nomination form can be found here.

GWLAA Board of Directors


Bernard A. Nigro Jr., JD '86
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington, D.C

President Elect

Will be elected in early 2017.

Immediate Past-President

Jonathan M. Willingham, JD '06  
Office of Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Washington, D.C.

Executive Committee Members

Chanell D. Autrey, JD '12 
Council of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

Theresa B. Bowman, JD '11 
Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP, 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

Michael J. Lueptow, JD '13
Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C.

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

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

Ariel Wade Trajtenberg, JD ‘10
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Washington, D.C.

Members of the Board

Ava J. Abramowitz, JD, '80
The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Zachary P. Arbitman, JD '12
Kessler, Topaz, Meltzer & Check LLP, Radnor, PA

Erik C. Baptist, JD ‘04
American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C.

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

Andres A. Castrillon, JD '07
Auto Care Association, Bethesda, MD 

Lara Covington, JD '04
Holland & Knight LLP, Washington, D.C.

Sarah W. Elliott, JD '08
Blend Labs, San Francisco, CA

Langston C. Emerson, JD '04 
McBee Strategic Consulting, Washington, D.C.

Jon A. Geier, JD '85
Paul Hastings LLP, Chicago, IL

Eric Honick, JD '76
McLaughlin & Stem LLP, New York, NY

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

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

Parisa J. Manteghi, JD '12
Baker & McKenzie LLP, San Francisco, CA

Lindsey E. Martinez, JD '10
California Fourth District Court of Appeal, Santa Ana, CA

Brandy R. McMillion, JD ‘06
United States Attorney's Office — Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI

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

Niza M. Motola, JD ‘97
Univision Communications, Miami, FL

Lauren A. Polk, JD '06
United State Department of Labor, Denver, CO

Michael M. Porcello, JD '12
Family Equality Council, Washington, D.C.

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

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

John W. Sorrenti, JD '10
Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C.

George S. Soussou, JD ‘16
The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Daniel T. Stabile, JD '08
Shutts & Bowen LLP, Miami, FL

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

Lindsay H. Tasher, JD ‘05
Wyatt Partners LLC, Berkeley Heights, NJ

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

Adam C. Weiss, JD '18 (expected)
The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

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

Will E. Wilder, JD ‘06
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Washington, D.C.

Randall S. Wood, JD ‘14
Pluralsight, Farmington, UT

Gladys Xiques, JD '97
TCW Group, Inc., Los Angeles, CA