The Alumni Council of the Columbus School of Law is the governing body of the Law Alumni Association. The Association was formed in the Fall of 2013 to promote the values, objectives and well-being of The Catholic University of America and Columbus School of Law, while building and fostering mutually beneficial relations between and among all stakeholders – students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni and friends worldwide.

The founding members of the Alumni Council were appointed by the Dean and were selected for their strong involvement with the Law School and their connections within the Law School alumni community. Future members will be appointed and elected by the Alumni Council to be representative of the Alumni Association as a whole.

The Council convenes at least twice a year and members serve a three-year term.


Stanley E. Woodward, Jr., 2008
Counsel Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Washington, DC

Maureen Smith Lawrence, 2008
Of Counsel Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Philadelphia, PA

James “Jim” C. Anagnos, 1996
Attorney U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Leah Quaile Curran, 2012
Managing Attorney Family Law Unit at Neighborhood Legal Services Program
Washington, DC SECRETARY Ariel A. González, 2007 Head of Policy and Government Relations W20 Group Washington, DC

Professor Lisa A. Everhart, 1983

Willie Burden, Class of 2019


Andrea Bautista, 2010
U.S. Food & Drug Administration Regulatory Counsel
Silver Spring, MD

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

Molly R. Bryson, 1998
Partner Ballard Spahr, LLP
Washington, DC

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

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

Sanchelle S. Charles, 2014
Magistrate for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Alexandria, VA

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

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

Brian J. Forgas, 1997
Senior Counsel-Development Hilton Worldwide

Arielle Giordano, 2015
Director of Federal and State Government Affairs for Canadian Pacific Railway
Washington, DC

Karey L. Hart, 2014
Associate Hannon Law Group, LLP

William Haun, 2012
Shearman & Sterling Associate
Washington, D

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

Daniel Kane, 2015
Associate, TR Business Navigator Tully Rinckley PLLC
Albany, NY

Vincent A. Lacovara, 1997
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Chief Privacy Officer The Catholic University of America


Jeffery P. Langer, 2009
Member Stites & Harbison, PLLC

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

Michelle Lease, 2014
Privacy Consultant Ernst & Young
Washington, DC

D. Michael Lyles, 1994
Executive Director The Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission
Upper Marlboro, MD

Edward McAndrew, 1995
Partner Ballard Spahr, LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Deirdre MacNeil, 1986
Private Practice

Stephanie A. Martin, 2013
Associate Attorney Plunkett Cooney

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

Susan Smith Newell, 1993
Owner Newell Consulting
Alexandria, VA

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

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

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

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

Yoliara Ramos Soto, 2016
Judicial Law Clerk The Circuit Court for Prince George's County
Upper Marloboro, MD

Lauren Stewart, 2017
Associate Eversheds Sutherland
Washington, DC

Brian W. Stolarz, 1998
Partner LeClairRyan
Alexandria, VA

Zach A. Swartz, 2012
Associate, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Vinson & Elkins

Jonathan Tabacoff, 2014
Associate Legal Advisor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Washington, DC

M. Susan Toth, 2008
Attorney Rawle & Henderson LLP

Antilla Trotter, 1997
Attorney Trotter Law Firm
Washington, DC

Kimberly G. Ulan, 2016
Assistant State's Attorney for the State's Attorney's Office for Montgomery County, MD

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

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

Andrew S. Yingling, 2015
Associate Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P.
Washington, DC