Welcoming new board members

September 28, 2011Duke Law News

Twelve lawyers, judges and leaders join the Duke Law Board of Visitors.

The Duke Law Board of Visitors has welcomed 12 new members this fall. Among them are a number of Duke Law graduates (including three “double-Dukies” who hold undergraduate degrees from Duke University), two judges, and several accomplished business leaders.

Board members advise the dean of the Law School on a variety of issues: strategic planning, developing new programs, assessing the legal economy, and fund raising. The dean makes the appointments in consultation with a committee of the board.

"Duke Law School is fortunate to have so many distinguished leaders who are willing to give their time and energy in support of our students and faculty,” said Dean David F. Levi. “Our Board of Visitors provides wonderful guidance to me, to our faculty, and to our administrators and serves as a valuable tie to the legal profession and greater community. I am grateful to all of our board members for their willingness to serve.”

New Board of Visitors Members 2011



Clifford R. Adler ’82 is president of Kurt S. Adler, Inc. The New York City-based company is a leading designer and importer of holiday décor, supplying mass merchants, department stores, garden centers, catalogs, and other independent retailers. Before joining Kurt S. Adler, Inc. in 1987, Adler was an associate in the corporate department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City. Adler received his AB from Harvard College in 1977 and his MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1978.


Scott A. Arenare ’89 has been with Warburg Pincus since 1998 and coordinates legal and administrative matters as the firm's general counsel. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, a global private equity investment firm, Arenare was at the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York. He is a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia. Arenare is a former member of the Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.


J. Porter Durham ’85 (T’83) is the chief operating officer and general counsel of Global Endowment Management, LP, an investment firm based in Charlotte, N.C. In this role, Durham is responsible for all aspects of operations, management and compliance for a $1.6 billion investment fund designed to accommodate the investment needs of nonprofit and educational institutions and sovereign wealth funds. Prior to joining Global in 2007, Durham was the director of the education division and staff counsel at The Duke Endowment, a private foundation based in Charlotte, and a managing shareholder of the Baker Donelson Law Firm in Tennessee and Washington, D.C. Durham served on the Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors as liaison to the Duke Alumni Association.


Thomas W. Giegerich ’80 is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP and the head of the tax practice in the firm's New York office. He is admitted to practice in New York and the United States Tax Court. Giegerich is a member of the Tax section of the American Bar Association, the Tax section of the New York State Bar Association, and The Tax Club. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Duke Law Club of New York and former president of the Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Judge Amy D. Hogue ’79 (T’74) is a Superior Court judge for Los Angeles County. She previously was a senior partner in Pillsbury Winthrop’s Los Angeles office, where she was co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property group and head of its media advertising and content team. Hogue’s private practice focused mainly on media defense work, representing publishers and media companies in litigation involving intellectual property rights, libel, false advertising, employment, contracts, alleged frauds and commercial torts.


Nora M. Jordan ’83 is a partner at Davis Polk, where she heads the investment management group and advises clients on collective investment vehicles, including hedge funds, mutual funds, closed-end funds and private equity funds. Jordan frequently provides advice to financial institutions that have affiliated asset managers and broker-dealers in addition to providing advice on regulations affecting private funds, advisers and mutual funds. Jordan is married to Duke Law classmate Allen Reiser ’83.


David A. Lamond ’06 (T’97) leads the venture capital investment strategy for Artis Capital Management in addition to running the company’s internet and software sub-sector research efforts. Lamond is responsible for several investments in private alternative energy companies for Artis. Prior to law school, Lamond worked in the hedge fund industry and was a co-founder and vice-president of business development for Miadora, an internet jewelry company. Lamond serves on the boards of the Tipping Point Community, the Ubuntu Education Fund, and the Nasher Museum at Duke University. He is a member of the Duke Leadership Gifts Committee and the Law School’s LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.


Alan Mansfield ’78 is a partner in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig. Prior to joining Greenberg in 1994, he was a partner with the law firm of Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon. Mansfield chairs the litigation practice of the firm’s New York office and serves on the firm’s executive committee. He specializes in complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal litigation matters. He represents clients in diverse industries in litigation matters ranging from product liability to corporate and securities to defamation and fraud. Since 1996, he has been a commissioner of the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination. He is a member of the National Center for State Courts (Lawyers Committee) and is a frequent speaker and author regarding trial practice. Mansfield is on the board of MFY Legal Services, Inc. Mansfield is married to Duke Law alumna Susan Bernett Mansfield ’77.


Robert (Bo) D. Phillips ’78 is a partner in the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of Reed Smith. He is a business litigator with extensive experience in class action defense, defense of claims of unfair competition, unfair business practices, and false advertising, life insurance and financial services litigation, labor and employment, product liability, and trade secret litigation. He serves as lead counsel in national class actions in various jurisdictions around the country and handles a wide range of litigation throughout California. Phillips is married to Duke Law classmate, Susan Griffin Phillips '78.


Judge Lee H. Rosenthal was appointed a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, in 1992. She previously was a partner at Baker & Botts in Houston, where she tried civil cases and handled appeals in the state and federal courts. She has served as a member and chair of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and is now completing an extended term as chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. She is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute, where she serves as an advisor for the Restatement of Employment Law and the Principles of Aggregate Litigation. Judge Rosenthal serves on the Board of Trustees of Rice University in Houston.


Cheryl J. Scarboro ’89 is a partner with Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, LLP, and a member of the firm’s government and internal investigations practice. She joined the firm following a 19-year tenure at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she most recently served as the chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) unit in the Division of Enforcement. During her career at the SEC, Scarboro had numerous roles, including associate director in the Division of Enforcement and counsel to former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. She led a variety of major investigations and enforcement actions, including an investigation of a Luxembourg-based global steel pipe supplier and manufacturer during which Scarboro pioneered the SEC’s first use of a deferred prosecution agreement as a means of resolving the investigation in a manner that recognized the entity’s cooperation.


Edward (Teddy) F. Schwarzman ’06 is the owner of Black Bear Pictures, LLC, which he founded in 2011. Black Bear Pictures is a capitalized film production and financing company located in New York City. Prior to starting Black Bear, Schwarzman was a film finance executive with Cinetic Media, where he helped producers and filmmakers source production funds on a single picture basis. He also worked on a team that provided strategic advice on issues such as entity and fund formation, script assessment, distribution alternatives, slate financing, and investment opportunities for film financiers, hedge funds, private equity funds and individual entrepreneurs. Schwarzman has served as a member of Duke Law’s Future Forum and the Law Alumni Association’s New Lawyers Division and now serves on the Law School’s development committee. Schwarzman is married to Duke Law classmate Ellen Zajac Schwarzman ’06.

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