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. We are accepting nominations for those celebrating a reunion year ending in 0 or 5 for Reunion Weekend 2020. Please complete a nomination form and submit it to [email protected]

The deadline for this nomination form is Friday, February 7, 2020.

View 2019 award recipients

GWLAA Board of Directors Nominations

The GWLAA Board of Directors nominations are now open.  We are accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors. Please complete a nomination form and submit it to [email protected].

The deadline for this nominations form is Monday, March 9, 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