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.

Board of Directors Spotlight

Nicole Tyrell Lares

"As a student I was very involved in the GW Law community and wanted to find a way to continue my level of engagement upon my graduation. Now, I mentor and network with students and new graduates as well as maintain and create relationships with my fellow GW Law alumni. I fully recognize how GW Law has supported and encouraged me both in law school and in my career path, so it has always been my duty and pleasure to give back."

Nicole Tyrell Lares
JD, 14

GW Law Alumni Awards

We are accepting nominations for those celebrating a reunion year ending in 3 or 8 for Reunion Weekend 2023.  

Please complete the nomination form and submit it to [email protected].  

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, February 24, 2023.

View Past Award Recipients

Board of Directors Nominations

We will be accepting nominations for the 2023-24 Board of Directors.

Please complete the nomination form and submit it to [email protected].  

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 31, 2023.

More Information

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 descriptioncomplete 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].

GWLAA Board of Directors


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

Executive Committee

Michele N. Blackwell, JD ‘12
Uber, Washington, D.C.


Helen T. Clemens, JD ‘15
City of Alexandria Attorney's Office, Alexandria, VA


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


Jordan M. Harvey, JD ‘16
United States Attorney's Office, Washington, D.C.


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


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


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

Members of the Board

Damilola Arowolaju, JD ‘20 
O’Melveny & Myers, Washington, D.C.


Raymond P. Ausrotas, JD ’98
Arrowood LLP, Boston, MA


Jacob Berdine, JD ‘15
Amazon, Seattle, WA


Laricke D. Blanchard, JD ‘98
USAA, Washington, D.C.


Adam Bofill, JD ’17
Amazon, Arlington, VA


Christina E. Bortz, JD ’15
Goldman Sachs, Dallas, TX


Ashley Carter, JD ’17
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, Washington, D.C.


Joseph Chan, JD ‘94
Yum China, Shanghai, PRC


Anthony Coppola, JD ‘07
The Coppola Firm, Alexandria, VA


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


Caleb P. Dulis, JD ‘12
Ertman Dulis & Helisek PLLC, Pittsburgh, PA


Jacqueline Fisher, JD ’21
Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth, Arlington, VA


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


Stefanie Lepore Burt, JD ’09
EQT Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA


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


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


Adam E. Moskowitz, JD ’14
Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, LLC, Bethesda, MD


Susan P. Nofi, JD ‘83
Koki Holdings America, Ltd., Braselton, GA


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


Robert K. Platt, JD ‘12
United States Attorney's Office, Washington, D.C.


Zeljko Popovic, LLM '07
KPMG, Chicago, IL


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


Matthew J. Rosenberg, JD ‘16
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Palo Alto, CA


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


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


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


Rebeca Vélez-Gómez, LLM ’05
RVG Law, Toa Baja, PR


Ariel Wade Trajtenberg, JD ’10
Bechtel Global Corporation, Washington, D.C.


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


Adam C. Weiss, JD ‘17
U.S. House of Representatives - Subcommittee on Aviation, Washington, D.C.


Sean P. Winker, JD ’18
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, New York, NY