Professor Spencer A. Overton, Interim Dean Christopher A. Bracey, and Associate Dean for Trial Advocacy Alfreda Robinson were named to the Lawyers of Color 2020 Power List. The Power List recognizes the most influential minority attorneys and allies in the nation.
"Lawyers of Color’s Power List is the only comprehensive collection of minority leaders in the legal profession," said Lawyers of Color’s executive director, Yolanda Young. "We began collecting this data because representation and role models are extremely important as legal organizations seek to reach diversity goals and expand the diversity pipeline."
Included on the list are Fortune 100 general counsel and law school deans, as well as legal media and nonprofit leaders.
Spencer A. Overton, Professor of Law, specializes in voting rights and campaign finance. He served on the Obama campaign, transition, and administration from 2007 to 2010 as a key leader in the administration's landmark efforts to curb special interests, enhance transparency, and increase citizen participation. Professor Overton is also the president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
Christopher A. Bracey, Interim Dean and Professor of Law, is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of US race relations, individual rights, and criminal procedure. He teaches and researches in the areas of legal history of US race relations, constitutional law, criminal procedure, civil procedure, and civil rights. Dean Bracey also serves as GW's Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.
Prior to joining GW Law, Alfreda Robinson, Associate Dean for Trial Advocacy, was in private practice and also served as a senior trial counsel and trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Civil Division, where she was in charge of litigation at the trial and appellate levels involving various commercial activities. Her current scholarship focuses on sanctions for pretrial misconduct, mediation, judicial selection, and judicial education.
View the full list of honorees at lawyersofcolor.org.
Honorees will be profiled in the Power Issue and will be celebrated at a complimentary reception at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.