Distinguished Lecturers

Lesley Fair, A.B., 1978, University of Notre Dame; J.D., 1981, University of Texas School of Law; Senior Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission.

John E. Higgins Jr., A.B., 1961, Boston College; J.D., 1964, Boston University; M.S., 1970, Cornell University; (Retired) Deputy General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board.

Lecturers

Andrew M. Arthur, B.A., 2003, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; J.D., 2016, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Corporate Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Kathleen B. Asdorian, B.A., 1976, University of Maryland College Park; J.D., 1990, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; J.C.L., 2006, The Catholic University of America; Attorney for Counselors Title, LLC; Of Counsel to Press & Dozier, LLC; pro bono counsel for Catholic Charities and Archdiocesan Legal Network; Owner and Managing Attorney, Foundation Title, Inc.

David G. Barger, B.A., 1976, University of Maryland; M.S., 1977, University of Denver; J.D., 1981, University of Maryland; Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig.

Cecily E. Baskir, A.B., 1996, Princeton University; J.D., 2002, Yale Law School; LL.M., 2009, Georgetown University Law Center; Attorney, Law Office of Cecily E. Baskir, LLC.

Jamie E. Berry, B.A., 1997, Marquette University; J.D., 2000, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Senior Vice President Questio Operations, UnitedLex Corporation.

David W. Blass, B.A., 1994, University of Alabama; J.D., 1998, Columbia Law School; Partner, Simpson Thacher.

Thomas Blinka, B.A., 1979, Cornell University; Ph.D., 1985, University of Wisconsin-Madison; J.D., 2002, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP.

George A. Borden, B.A. 1984, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; J.D., 1987, Harvard Law School; Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP.

Phillip D. Brady, B.A., 1973, University of Notre Dame; J.D., 1976, Loyola University School of Law; Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Phillips 66.

Barry N. Breen, A.B., 1978, Princeton University; J.D., 1981, Harvard Law School; Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA, Office of Land and Emergency Management; Adjunct Professor, American University, Washington College of Law.

Joseph K. Brenner, A.B., 1979, Cornell University; J.D., 1982, Georgetown University Law Center; Retired Chief Counsel, Division of Enforcement, United States Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Jullian H. Brevard. B.A., 2000, Hampton University; J.D., 2003, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Juvenile Section Chief, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

Lauren E. Brice, B.S., 2008, James Madison University; J.D., 2013, George Mason University School of Law; Senior Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender for Arlington County and the City of Fall Church.

Louis Brown Jr., B.A., 2003, Michigan State University; J.D., 2007, Howard University, School of Law; Executive Director, Medicus Foundation.

Stephen C. Carlin, B.A., 1982, Haverford College, J.D., 1985, Boston University School of Law.

Jorge E. Castro, B.A., 1999, The George Washington University; J.D., 2002, University of Wisconsin School of Law; Member, Miller & Chevalier Chartered.

Allison H. Carpenter, B.A., 2003, Georgetown University; J.D., 2008, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church.

John Chamble, B.A., 1977, Fordham University; J.D., 1980, Syracuse University College of Law; Branch Chief, Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of Maryland.

Tillena G. Clark, B.A., 1981, University of Rochester; M.A., 1984, The Catholic University of America; J.D., 2005, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Managing Member, Law Office of Tillena G. Clark, LLC.

Lindsey Cloud, B.A., 2001, Miami University; J.D., 2012, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Communications Trainer and Coach, KNP Communications.

Jeffrey Danzig, B.A., 1993, The University of Michigan; J.D., 1997, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Attorney, Law Office of Jeffrey S. Danzig, PLLC.

James J. Dietrich, B.A., 1992, Le Moyne College; J.D., 1995, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Assistant State’s Attorney, Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, Circuit Court Division.

Kelly L. Donovan, B.A., 1990, Boston College; J.D., 1993, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Executive Deputy Attorney, New York State Attorney General’s Office.

Robert N. Driscoll, B.S.B.A., 1990, Georgetown University; J.D., 1993, Georgetown University Law Center; Chair, Government Investigations and White Collar Group, McGlinchey

Donna S. Fenton, B.A., 1992, The Catholic University of America; J.D., 1995,The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Chief, Felony Trial Team III, Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Scott N. Flesch, B.A., 1994, The Catholic University of America; J.D., 1997, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Chief Trial Attorney - U.S. Army, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, Contract and Fiscal Law Division, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Evan H. Frank, B.A., 2004, Washington University in St. Louis; J.D., 2007, American University Washington College of Law; Assistant Counsel, U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel.

Vincent J. Gaiani, B.A., 2002, University of Virginia; J.D., 2005, George Mason University School of Law; Staff Attorney, U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel.

James R. Germano, B.A., 2009, Cornell University; J.D., 2012, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Manager and Counsel, American Institute of Architects, Contract Documents Program.

Tara K. Giunta, B.A., 1980, Tufts University; J.D., 1986, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings.

David Gorman, B.A., 1985, Mount St. Mary’s College; J.D., 1989, The Catholic University of Ameriaca, Columbus School of Law; Chief, Homicide Section, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

J. Parker Griffin III, B.A., 2000, University of Richmond; J.D., 2008, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley.

Paul J. Haase, B.S., 1998, The College of William and Mary; J.D., 2002, Georgetown University Law Center; General Counsel, Talent & Properties, Octagon, Inc.

Karey L. Hart, B.A., 1999, Oakland University; J.D., 2014, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Assistant General Counsel, National Association of Government Employees

Ann Woods Hawks, B.A., 2003, University of Virginia; J.D., 2010, The George Washington University Law School; Legislative Counsel, Senator Richard Burr, United States Senate.

Christopher Hitchens, B.A., 1976, American University; MLS, 1980, University of Maryland; J.D., 1987, University of Maryland, School of Law; In-house Counsel, Montgomery Village Foundation.

David B. Hodgkinson, B.A., 1991, Dickinson College; J.D., 1994, Gonzaga University School of Law; Division Director, Security and Law Enforcement Division/EUR/ACE, Department of State.

Sandra L. Hodgkinson, B.A., 1992, Tulane University; M.A., 1995, University of Denver, Graduate School of International Studies; J.D., 1995, University of Denver, College of Law; Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Chief of Staff at Finmeccanica, North America and DRS Technologies and Captain in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps reserves.

Peter J. Jeffrey, B.A., 1994, Xavier University; J.D., 2004, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Member/Managing Director, The Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC.

Michael E. Kenneally, A.B., 2006, Princeton University; J.D., 2011, Harvard University Law School; Ph.D., 2014, Harvard University; Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Bryan M. Killian, B.A., 2002, University of Virginia; J.D., 2005, Harvard University Law School; Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

William J. Kotapish, B.A., 1977, University of Virginia; J.D., 1987, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Of Counsel, Carlton Fields; and Former  Assistant Director.

Laila E. Leigh, B.A., Loyola University of Chicago; J.D., 2010, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Qualified Tax Expert/Supervising Attorney, Columbus Community Legal Services.

Patrick McCarty, B.A., 1980, University of Virginia; J.D., 1986, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Managing Director, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, ICAP.

Troy McCurry, B.A.,2001, The University of Georgia; J.D., 2006, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Counsel to Commissioner Caroline Hunter, Federal Election Committee.

Bonnie Weiss McLeod, B.S., 1988, University of Maryland College Park; Ph.D., Molecular Biology, 1994, University of Maryland College Park; J.D., 2001, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Partner, Cooley LLP.

Natalie C. Moffett, B.A., 1997, University of Vermont; J.D., 2004, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Founding Partner, Cater Moffett Law Firm.

Laura Montgomery, B.A., 1983, University of Virginia; J.D., 1987, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Attorney and Sole Proprietor, Ground Based Space Matters, LLC.

Donald Mooers, B.A., 1981, Duke University; J.D., 1986, George Washington University Law School; Founder and Managing Partner, Mooers Immigration.

Jack W. Murphy, B.A., 1980, State University of New York at Albany; J.D., 1983, Boston College Law School; Senior Partner, Dechert, LLP.

Patrick J. Murphy, B.A., 1986, The Catholic University of America; J.D., 1989, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Global Senior Vice-President Legal, Fresenius Medical Care.

John Nalls, B.A., 1986, Gettysburg College; J.D., 1986; J.D., 1989, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Founding Member, Counselors Title, LLC as well as Law Firm of Pardo & Drazin.

Christopher M. Netram, B.A., 1998, University of Central Florida; J.D., 2003, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; LL.M., 2006, Georgetown University Law Center; Tax Counsel and Budget Advisor for U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine).

Pilar C. Nichols, B.S., 2002, Pennsylvania State University; J.D., 2005, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Principal Attorney, Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law.

Jonathan M. Phillips, B.A., 2002, University of Pennsylvania; M.S., 2003, London School of Economics and Political Science; J.D., 2007, University of Pennsylvania; Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Roger L. Phillips, B.A., 1999, Colorado State University; J.D., 2005, American University, Washington College of Law; Legal Officer, United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials.

James Q. Pope, B.A., 1978, University of Virginia; J.D., 1983, The George Washington University Law School; M.S.S., 1994, Virginia Commonwealth University; Attorney/Mediator/Trainer, Law Offices of Pope & Pope.

Jeffrey S. Puretz, B.A., 1976, University of Maryland; J.D., 1981, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Retired, Dechert LLP.

Mark Ruddy, B.S., 1995, Fairfield University; Professional Program in Business, 1996, New York University; J.D., 2000, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; private practice.

Michael J. Ryan Jr., B.A., 1985, Villanova University; J.D., 1991, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Board Services, Corporate Board Member, An NYSE Euronext Company.

David I. Salem, B.A., 1978, State University of New York at Albany; J.D./M.B.A., 1982, University of Maryland; Assistant U.S. Attorney District of Maryland, U.S. Department of Justice.

Christopher W. Savage, A.B., 1977, Harvard College, J.D., 1980, Harvard Law School, Partner, and Co-chair, Communications Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

Julie Rapoport Schenker, B.A., 2010, University of Maryland, College Park; J.D., 2013, Harvard Law School; Associate Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

William A. Schreiner Jr., B.A. 1992, SUNY Oswego, J.D., 1997, New York University School of Law; Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Assure Holding Corporation/Americas Insurance Company.

Steven R. Semler, B.A., 1967, Hunter College; J.D., 1970, The George Washington University Law School.

Nora A. Senyk, B.A., University of Michigan, J.D., 2017, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Supervising Attorney, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Columbus Community Legal Services Columbus School of Law.

John N. Sharifi, B.S., 1998, Purdue University; J.D., 2002, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; LL.M. 2005, The George Washington University Law Center; Founding Member, Law Offices of John N. Sharifi, LLC.

William B.F. Steinman, B.A., 1990, The University of Vermont; J.D., 1993, Harvard University Law School; Co-Founder and senior Partner, Steinman & Rodgers LLP.

Jonathan W. Tabacoff, B.A., 2011, University of Wisconsin-Madison; J.D., 2014, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Associate Legal Advisor, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Kyle Thomson, B.A., 2007, University of Richmond; Masters of Public Health, 2009, Columbia University; J.D., 2012, Boston University School of Law; Senior Counsel, American Medical Association.

Hon. Nelson A. Vargas-Padilla, B.A., 1990, State University of New York at Albany; J.D., 1994, University at Buffalo School of Law; Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice/Immigration Court.

Seth Alain Watkins, B.S.E., 1992, Duke University, M.S., 1993, Duke University, Ph.D., 1996, Duke University, J.D., 1999, Duke University School of Law; Member, Watkins Law & Advocacy, PLLC.

Stanley E. Woodward Jr., B.A., 2004, American University; M.S., 2005, American University; J.D., 2008, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP.

G. Christopher Wright, B.S., 1992, East Carolina University; J.D., 2011, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Partner, Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP