Alumni Council Purpose and Mission:

The Alumni Council of the Columbus School of Law serves the Dean and the School in building and fostering mutually beneficial relations between and among all stakeholders — students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni, and friends.

The Council is an advisory body, providing a valuable and reliable source of support and guidance to the Dean. While the Council is afforded a significant degree of access to the Dean and the officers of the University, it is not a governing body and is not a subsidiary or affiliate of the University or its Board of Trustees.

The Dean, the Law School, and the University derive significant and lasting value and benefit from Alumni Council members individually and collectively. The Council bears no responsibility for any action taken or omitted on the part of the School or the University. Members of the Council are not agents or fiduciaries of the School, the University or the BOT.

Members of the Council are invited by the Dean to serve on the Council in this advisory role to the Dean. The Council is created to assist with the advancement of the University’s and the School’s mission by providing outside knowledge and expertise, as well as philanthropic support.

The Council is guided by the inscription on the School building, “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” The Council convenes at least twice a year. Members serve a three-year term.

Current as of May 2, 2023


Daniel T. Kane, 2015
Former Founder | SME Advocate
Washington, D.C. 

Sanchelle Charles, 2014
General Attorney at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Alexandria, VA

Arielle Giordano 2015
Assistant Vice President, US Government Affairs at CPKC
Washington, D.C.

Frank W. Russo, 2018
Director of Government and Legislative Affairs at
National District Attorneys Association
Washington D.C.

Professor Lisa A. Everhart, 1983



Christopher R. Bjornson, 2000
Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Washington, DC

Daniel Boatright, 2017
Investigative Counsel to Senator Grassley
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC

Lauren Boucher-Lakin, 2008
Administrative Law Judge
U.S. Department of Labor
Cherry Hill, NJ

Conor P. Brady, 2011
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Washington, DC

Stephanie M. Brochert, 2013
Plunkett Cooney, PC
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Jonathan Cannon. 2017
Attorney Advisor at Federal Communications Commission
Washington D.C.

Machalagh Carr, 2005
Oversight Staff Director
House Committee on Ways and Means
Washington, DC

Michael V. Celli, 2010
Chief Negotiator
Department of Homeland Security

Michael Celone, 2013
Senior Litigation Counsel at U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Nicole Chiappone, 2004
Assistant State Attorney
Office of the State Attorney - 17th Judicial Circuit
Broward County Florida
Lighthouse Point, Fl

Leah Quaile Curran, 2012
Managing Attorney, Family Law Practice at Neighborhood
Legal Services Program
Washington, D.C.

Rebecca DeVerter, 2019 
Law Clerk 
Maryland Judiciary

Petar Dimtchev, 2014
Assistant General Counsel
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission

Elizabeth Dougherty, 1996
Eastern Regional Outreach Director

Seannon Marie Fallon, 2000
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel,
Asset and Wealth Management
JP Morgan Bank
Luxembourg Branch

Jeffrey P. Ferrier, 1996
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Jeffrey Ferrier
New York

Sean Flaim, 2012
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Lisa Freeman, 1988
Governor’s Representative for Highway Safety and
Executive Director, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission
Baton Rouge, LA

Gregory Frink, 2018
Legal Assistant
Clark Law Group PLLC
Washington, DC

Thomas Gagliardo, 1974
Of Counsel
Gilbert Employment Law 
Silver Spring, MD

Jennifer M. Gartlan, 2002
Mediation Coordinator
District of Columbia Court of Appeals 
Washington, DC

J. Peter Glaws IV, 2011
Carr Maloney P.C.
Washington, DC

Ariel A. González, 2007
Principal at Chamber Hill Strategies
Washington, DC

Lalita M. Hamilton, 2012
U. S. Patent and Trademark Office

Washington, DC

Karey L. Hart, 2014
Assistant General Counsel at
National Association of Government Employees
Falls Church, VA

John A. Henderson, 2006
Administrative Judge
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Carl Hobbs, 2016
General Attorney
Office of General Counsel Employment and Labor Law Division at Department of Commerce

Marcos Holguin, 2018
SR Holguin, PC
South Pasadena, CA

Brooke Thomas Iley, 1994
Partner, Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group
Blank Rome LLP
Severna Park, MD

Emily R. Ittner, 2015
Special Victim Trial Counsel
United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
Camp Humphreys, South Korea

Matthew Keller, 2010
Partner, Government Contracts Attorney,
at Praemia Law, PLLC
Reston, VA

Richard Kisielowski II, 2016
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Washington, DC

Brendan Koeth, 2013
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, NY

Vincent A. Lacovara, 1997
Associate Vice President, University Compliance Leader at George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 

Elisabeth S. Lawrence, 2013
Practice Development Manager, Litigation and Trial Department
Latham & Watkins

Maureen Lawrence, 2008
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and
Director of Community Programs
El Pomar Foundation
Colorado Springs, CO

Lawrence Laws, 2015
Public International Lawyer
Falls Church, VA

Michelle Lease, 2014
Tech Policy Issue Manager Unit
at Intuit
Arlington, VA

Anastasia Liounakos, 2015
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

D. Michael Lyles, 1994
City Attorney at City of Annapolis
Washington DC-Baltimore Area

Nneka Maceo, 2020
Headquarters Counsel at Communications Workers of America
Washington, DC

Clarence E. Martin III, 1974
Vatican Liaison for the Iraqi-Kurdistan and
Abrahamic Dialog Projects Fellow, Institute for
Policy Research CUA
Washington DC

Kristin McGough, 2008
Law Offices of Kristin L. McGough
Washington, DC

Antonio Moore, 2014 
Associate Attorney at Bonner Kiernan
Trebach & Crociata, LLP
Washington D.C.

John Morgan, 2013
Counsel at Rees Broome, PC
Vienna, VA
JAG Officer at West Virginia Air National Guard
Charleston, WV

Rory Murphy, 2016
Squire Patton Boggs
Washington, D.C.

Sarah Mysiewicz, 2020
Groom Law Group
Bowie, MD

M. Brian O'Connor, 1989
Matis Baum O'Connor, P.C.
Gibsonia, PA

Chima Okoli, 2017
Marathon Mentors LLC
Virginia Beach, VA

Alessandro S. Pacheco, 2016
Law Clerk
District Court for Anne Arundel County

Nancy Palermo, 1997
Managing Partner
Garrison & Sisson
Bethesda, MD

Robert Rains, 2014
Senior Energy Analyst
Washington Analysis, LLC
Washington, D.C.

Yoliara Ramos, 2016
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia 
Washington, DC

McGavock Reed, 2015
Staff Attorney at The Schumack Law Firm
Fairfax, VA 

Justyna Regan, 2005
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone
Chicago, IL

Joseph M. Saka, 2007
Senior Counsel 
Insurance Recovery
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP
Washington, DC

Candace Sandifer, 2007
Houser Law Firm, P.C.
Colleyville, TX

Matthew Saunig, 2011
Connecticut Department of Banking
Glastonbury, CT

Vincenzo Senatore, 2010
Giambrone & Partners LLP
London, UK

Blaec E. Shaw, 2016
Assistant State’s Attorney
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office

Melissa M. Soares, 2016
Employment & Labor Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Washington, DC

Lindsey Melody Specht, 2013
Senior Counsel, Stand Together 
Stand Together

John Sten, 1995
Partner and Co-Leader, Securities Regulation and
Litigation Practice
Armstrong Teasdale
Needham, MA

Lauren Stewart Shaw, 2017
Eversheds Sutherland
Washington, DC

Zach A. Swartz, 2012
Assistant State's Attorney
Montgomery County, MD

M. Susan Toth, 2008
Rawle & Henderson LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Craig Trainor, 2005
Senior Special Counsel with
the U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on the Judiciary—Majority Staff
Fairfax, VA

Christopher B. Weldon, 1987
Keidel, Weldon & Cunningham LLP

Parker Williams, 2016
Assistant District Attorney
Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Woburn, MA

Stanley E. Woodward, Jr., 2008
Brand Woodward, Attorneys at Law
Washington, DC

Andrew S. Yingling, 2015
Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger LLP 
Washington, DC

Broderick Young, 1998
Arnett, Draper and Hagood, LLP
Knoxville, TN