New and Visiting Faculty Members 2009-2010
Catholic University Columbus School of Law
Carter G. Bishop is a visiting faculty member, teaching Contracts in the fall and two sections of Commercial Transactions in the spring. Bishop is a professor of lawat Suffolk University Law School. Before coming to Suffolk, he taught at William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota where he was the founding director of its graduate tax program from1984-1995. He has been a visiting professor of law or distinguished visiting scholar at several other law schools, including University of Baltimore School of Law, George Washington University Law School, the American University Washington College of Law, the University of San Diego School of Law, Northeastern University School of Law and the Washington & Lee University School of Law. Professor Bishop is a co-author of a leading two-volume scholarly treatise "Limited Liability Companies: Tax & Business Law." He served as law clerk to the Hon. Darrell D. Wiles of the United States Tax Court in Washington, DC (1977-1979). He was a partner at the Minnesota law firm of Doherty, Rumble & Butler (1979-1984) prior to beginning his teaching career. Professor Bishop earned his LL.M. from New York University, M.B.A. and J.D. from Drake University and B.S. degree from Ball State University.
Andrea Boyack will be a visiting faculty member in the spring 2010. She will teach Property and Public International Law. Her diverse legal background includes private practice work in corporate finance, real estate development, and capital markets. Last year, Professor Boyack taught Contracts and Modern Real Estate Transactions at George Washington University School of Law. She also taught Property and Public International Law at the Columbus School of Law in the spring 2008. Professor Boyack is counsel with Reed Smith LLP and was previously in-house regional counsel to Toll Brothers, Inc. Professor Boyack has an advanced degree in International Law and Diplomacy. Following law school, Professor Boyack clerked for Judge John Gleeson of the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York. While in law school, she was notes editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. Professor Boyack earned her J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, M.A. L.D. from The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and B.A. from Brigham Young University.
Donna Coleman Gregg is a visiting faculty member for 2009-2010. She will teach Electronic Mass Media Policy and Regulation in the fall and Administrative Law and FCC Practice and Procedure in the spring. Professor Gregg has extensive experience providing business, regulatory and government relations representation to media and communications companies. She served as the senior policy advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the World Radiocommunications Conference. She was also the vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 2002. Professor Gregg was a partner at Wiley, Rein & Fielding in the communications law practice. She advised clients on a wide range of media and telecommunications regulatory issues; provided advice on business and regulatory strategies; and represented client interests in major legislative and regulatory initiatives. Before entering private practice, she served on the legal staff at the Federal Communications Commission. Professor Gregg is a member of the American Law Institute, a Trustee of the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation and a recent member of the National Board of Directors of Women in Cable & Telecommunications. A 1974 graduate of Duke University School of Law, she has been an adjunct professor on its faculty and a member of its Board of Visitors. Professor Gregg received her undergraduate degree in 1971 from the University of Michigan.
Megan M. La Belle has joined The Columbus School of Law as an assistant professor. She will teach two sections of Civil Procedure in the fall and Advanced Patent Law in the spring. During the fall 2008
semester, Professor La Belle was a visiting faculty member and taught Civil Procedure and Introduction to Intellectual Property. She also served as the faculty advisor for the intellectual property moot court competition. In recent years, Professor La Belle has taught intellectual property courses at CUA as an adjunct professor.
Professor La Belle's background is in commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property. She has practice experience in several other areas as well, including consumer class actions, unfair competition, antitrust, securities, and contract disputes. Professor La Belle has practiced with Munger, Tolles & Olson for the past six years. Before joining the firm, Professor La Belle served as Law clerk to the Hon. Stephen S. Trott on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also clerked for the Hon. Margaret M. Morrow on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Professor La Belle earned her B.A from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where she served as the senior notes and comments editor for the U.C. Davis Law Review. Professor La Belle is the author of The "Rootkit Debacle": The Latest Chapter in the Story of the Recording Industry and the War on Music Piracy, 84 Denv. U.L. Rev. 79 (2006).
Allison O. Larsen joins the Columbus School of Law as a scholar-in-residence in the fall and visiting faculty member in the spring semester. Professor Larsen will teach two sections of Appellate Advocacy. Professor Larsen is an associate in the appellate litigation practice of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Her practice focuses on appellate litigation including civil, criminal, and civil rights litigation. Prior to joining O'Melveny & Myers, she served as research fellow at the University of Virginia School of Law. She also served as law clerk to Justice David Souter, United States Supreme Court. Professor Larsen earned her J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law; and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary.
Mark L. Rienzi has joined the Columbus School of Law as an assistant professor, where he will teach Evidence and Torts this year. Professor Rienzi served as counsel in the litigation department and the intellectual property litigation practice group of Wilmer Hale Group. His practice focused on complex civil and appellate litigation with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and First Amendment issues. Prior to joining Wilmer Hale, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Stephen F. Williams, senior circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Professor Rienzi was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A. from Princeton University.
Caprice L. Roberts is a visiting faculty member for 2009-2010. She will teach Contracts in the fall and Contracts and Remedies in the spring. Professor Roberts served as the associate dean of faculty research and development and professor of law at the West Virginia University College of Law, where she has taught Contracts, Federal Courts, Remedies, Judicial Power and Restraint Seminar, and Postmodern Jurisprudence. She has also taught at Washington & Lee University School of Law, and University of North Carolina School of Law. Professor Roberts was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she conducted internal investigations involving the FBI, DOJ, and SEC. She is a former clerk tothe Hon. Ronald Lee Gilman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to the Hon. Julia Smith Gibbons, then-federal district judge. Professor Roberts served as an lead articles editor of the Washington & Lee Law Review. She earned her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law and B.A. from Rhodes College.
Tammy Sun is a visiting faculty member during the fall semester, when she will teach Criminal Law. Professor Sun served as a deputy public defender in Salem, Oregon's Office of Public Defense Service from 2002-2008. She assisted indigent defendants in direct appeal of felony cases in the Oregon appeals courts. She also served as a staff attorney for the Southern Center for Human Rights and as a justice fellow at the National Association for Public Interest Law, where she founded the Special Education Advocacy Program to recruit and train volunteer lawyers to represent juveniles with special needs. Professor Sun served as law clerk to the Hon. Reginald Lindsay, U.S. District Court in Boston, and was a litigation associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City. Her prior teaching experience includes an advanced criminal law seminar at the University of Baltimore School of Law, Criminal Law at Columbus School of Law, and a course in evidentiary issues involving child witnesses at the Wayne Morse Center, University of Oregon School of Law. Professor Sun earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University.