Leadership Boards

The boards communicate the interests of alumni and friends of the Law School to the Dean and staff, represent the Law School in the greater community and help build the institution through leadership.

Attention board members!

Fall 2015 Leadership Meeting
Thursday, October 8, 2015 – Friday, October 9, 2015

Reunion 2016 / Spring Leadership Weekend
Thursday, April 14, 2016 – Saturday, April 16, 2016

 

The Board of Visitors serves as a reporting and recommending body to the Law School administration, the University administration and the University Board of Trustees on matters of student development, alumni relations, fundraising, and faculty and academic affairs. A slate of nominees is appointed annually by the President of Duke University with the advice and counsel of the Dean of the Law School and the current Chair of the Board of Visitors. Members serve three year terms.

Board of Visitors 2015-2016

  • Mr. Clifford Robin Adler J.D.'82, P'13, P'18
  • Mr. Scott Andrew Arenare J.D.'89
  • Mr. Richard Norman Baer J.D.'83
  • Mr. Alan R. Bender J.D.'79
  • Mr. Bill Brown J.D.'80, P'12
  • The Honorable Garrett E. Brown Jr. J.D.'68
  • Ms. Susan  Bysiewicz J.D.'86
  • Mrs. Yi Lin Chua LL.M.'00
  • Mr. Reginald J. Clark A.B.'75, J.D.'78
  • The Honorable James C. Dever III J.D.'87, P'15
  • Mr. Joseph Porter Durham Jr. A.B.'83, J.D.'85, P'17
  • Mr. Mark R. Filip  
  • Mr. Paul Richard Genender A.B.'91, J.D.'94
  • Mr. Kodwo Pere Ghartey-Tagoe J.D.'88
  • Mr. Thomas William Giegerich J.D.'80, P'09
  • Mr. Dennis Glass P'09, P'14
  • Hon. Eva M. Guzman LL.M.'14
  • Mr. Harold A. Haddon LL.B.'66
  • Mr. Kirkland L. Hicks J.D.'97
  • The Honorable Amy Dale Hogue A.B.'74, J.D.'79
  • Mr. Michael Stephen Immordino J.D.'86
  • Mr. Neil Anthony Jeffries J.D.'92
  • Mr. William Bruce Johnson A.B.'73, M.B.A.'77, J.D.'77, P'10
  • Ms. Nora Margaret Jordan J.D.'83
  • Mr. Stephen Arnold Labaton A.M.'86, J.D.'86
  • Mr. David Alexander Lamond A.B.'97, J.D.'06
  • Mr. David Jason Lender A.B.'90, J.D.'93
  • Mr. Karl William Leo J.D.'83
  • Mr. Alan  Mansfield J.D.'78
  • Ms. Yibing  Mao J.D.'89, P'11
  • Mrs. Deanna Tanner Okun J.D.'90
  • Mr. Paul Joseph Pantano Jr. J.D.'80, P'12, P'16
  • Mr. C. Allen Parker A.B.'77
  • Mr. Shami Jitendra Patel M.B.A.'95, J.D.'97, P'18
  • The Honorable Andrew Jay Peck J.D.'77
  • Mr. Robert D. Phillips Jr. J.D.'78
  • Mr. Frederick  Robinson A.B.'79, J.D.'82
  • The Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal  
  • Mr. Gregory James Ruffa J.D.'88, P'17, P'19
  • Ms. Cheryl Williams Scarboro J.D.'89
  • Mr. Edward F. Schwarzman J.D.'06
  • The Honorable Anthony J. Scirica  
  • Mr. H. Glenn Tucker A.B.'77, J.D.'80, P'07, P'10, P'13
  • Mrs. Sarah Hawkins Warren A.B.'04, J.D.'08
  • The Honorable Mary Ellen C. Williams J.D.'77
  • Mr. Xuan  Yan J.D.'87

Senior Members

  • Mrs. Sarah H. Adams A.B.'70, J.D.'73
  • Mr. R. Steven Brooks  
  • Ms. Janine  Brown J.D.'86
  • Ms. Dara Lyn DeHaven A.B.'73, A.M.'74, J.D.'80
  • Mr. Michael R. Dockterman J.D.'78
  • Mr. Adrian Emmett Dollard A.B.'92, J.D.'95
  • Mr. Christopher Dean Dusseault J.D.'94
  • Mrs. Gail Winter Feagles J.D.'76
  • Mr. J. Michael Goodson A.B.'63, LL.B.'66
  • Mrs. Caroline Bergman Gottschalk J.D.'90
  • Ms. Susanne Ingeburg Haas LL.M.'85, J.D.'87
  • Mr. C. Wells Hall III J.D.'73
  • Ms. Kathleen M. Hamm J.D.'88
  • Mr. John Louis Hardiman J.D.'82
  • Mr. Robert Evans Harrington A.B.'84, J.D.'87
  • Mr. David W. Ichel A.B.'75, J.D.'78
  • Mr. Peter J. Kahn J.D.'76
  • Mr. Daniel Franklin Katz J.D.'83
  • Mr. Christopher Kent Kay J.D.'78
  • Mr. Glenn E. Ketner Jr. A.B.'60, J.D.'63
  • Mr. John Ruffin Knight J.D.'83
  • Mr. Charles Craft Lucas III J.D.'90
  • Mr. James Edward Luebchow J.D.'73
  • The Honorable William Henry Pauley III A.B.'74, J.D.'77
  • Mr. Happy R. Perkins J.D.'80
  • Mr. Mario Alberto Ponce J.D.'88
  • Mr. James R. Safley J.D.'68
  • The Honorable James Donald Smith J.D.'86
  • Ms. Sonja Steptoe J.D.'85
  • Mr. K. Morgan Varner III J.D.'66
  • Mr. John C. Yates A.B.'78, J.D.'81

Honorary Members

  • Mr. Alfred Green Adams, Jr. A.B.'70, J.D.'74
  • Ms. Jean T. Adams A.B.'72, M.Ed.'75, J.D.'79
  • Mr. John Hamilton Adams LL.B.'62
  • Mr. Jaime Eduardo Aleman J.D.'78
  • Mr. Richard Marlow Allen LL.B.'66
  • Ms. Barbara Ruth Arnwine J.D.'76
  • Mr. John Q. Beard A.B.'56, LL.B.'60
  • Mr. Robert H. Beber A.B.'55, J.D.'57
  • The Honorable Brenda B. Becton A.B.'70, J.D.'74
  • The Honorable Kenneth G. Biehn LL.B.'64
  • Senator Daniel Terry Blue Jr. J.D.'73
  • Mr. Carl E. Bolch Jr. LL.B.'67
  • Mr. Jacob A. Bouknight, Jr. J.D.'68
  • Ms. Martina L. Bradford J.D.'75
  • Mr. Dana Rhett Brandon A.B.'76, J.D.'79
  • Ms. Valerie T. Broadie J.D.'79
  • Mr. Donald B. Brooks A.B.'65, J.D.'68
  • Mr. Colin W. Brown J.D.'74
  • Mr. James E. Buck J.D.'60
  • Mr. Peter Coleman Buck A.B.'69, J.D.'76
  • Mr. Robert Lewis Burrus Jr. ESQ LL.B.'58
  • Mr. John A. Canning Jr. J.D.'69
  • Ms. Candace M. Carroll J.D.'74
  • Ms. Patricia Anne Casey J.D.'82
  • Mr. Brent Overton Edgar Clinkscale A.B.'83, J.D.'86
  • Mr. Robert Phillips Cochran J.D.'74
  • Mr. Calvin J. Collier LL.B.'67
  • The Honorable Curtis Lynn Collier J.D.'74
  • The Honorable Allyson Kay Duncan J.D.'75
  • The Honorable Christine M. Durham J.D.'71
  • Mr. Ralph Bernard Everett J.D.'76
  • Mr. Raymond Buck Ferguson J.D.'70
  • Mr. Mark Alan Fishman J.D.'78
  • Mr. Ronald W. Frank J.D.'72
  • Mr. Kip Allen Frey J.D.'85
  • The Honorable Haley J. Fromholz LL.B.'67
  • Mr. Anton Henry Gaede Jr. LL.B.'64
  • Mr. Peter S. Gilchrist III J.D.'65
  • Mr. Raymond Hayes Goodmon III J.D.'77
  • Professor Donna Coleman Gregg J.D.'74
  • Mr. Thomas Andrew Hale J.D.'82
  • Mr. Eduardo A. Hauser LL.M.'93
  • Ms. Martha J. Hays J.D.'82
  • Mr. John M. Hines A.B.'62, LL.B.'65
  • Ms. Anna  Ho M.B.A.'87
  • Mr. Richard Alan Horvitz J.D.'78
  • Mr. Jonathan Thomas Howe J.D.'66
  • Mr. Jeffrey P. Hughes LL.B.'65
  • Mr. Frank Watson Hunger LL.B.'65
  • Mrs. Margo Ericka Jackson J.D.'79
  • Mr. David G. Klaber J.D.'69
  • The Honorable Thomas C. Kleinschmidt J.D.'65
  • Mr. George R. Krouse Jr. J.D.'70
  • The Honorable Carolyn  Kuhl J.D.'77
  • Mr. Xiaoming  Li J.D.'90
  • Mr. John F. Lowndes A.B.'53, LL.B.'58
  • Mr. Gary G. Lynch J.D.'75
  • Professor Linda Ann Malone J.D.'78
  • Mr. James B. Maxwell LL.B.'66
  • Mr. Randolph J. May A.B.'68, J.D.'71
  • Mr. Kenneth Wayne McAllister J.D.'74
  • Mr. Robert E. Mitchell LL.B.'61
  • Mr. Robert K. Montgomery LL.B.'64
  • Mr. Robert  Moskowitz J.D.'77
  • The Honorable Graham C. Mullen A.B.'62, J.D.'69
  • Ms. Nancy Arnole Nasher J.D.'79
  • Mr. David D. Noble LL.B.'66
  • Mr. Sidney Joseph Nurkin B.S.E.E.'63, LL.B.'66
  • Mr. Henry J. Oechler Jr. J.D.'71
  • Mrs. Carolyn M. Osteen LL.B.'66, LL.M.'70
  • Mr. Robin  Panovka J.D.'86
  • Mr. Stephen P. Pepe J.D.'68
  • Mrs. Wendy C. Perdue J.D.'78
  • Mr. Charles W. Petty Jr. LL.B.'63
  • Mrs. Marianne Philip LL.M.'83
  • Mr. Thomas B. Pitcher J.D.'66
  • Mr. Thomas William Porter III LL.B.'66
  • Mr. Robert B. Pringle J.D.'69
  • Professor Frank T. Read J.D.'63
  • Ms. Abigail T. Reardon J.D.'81
  • Mr. Russell M. Robinson, II LL.B.'56
  • Mr. J. David Ross J.D.'63
  • Mr. Michael C. Russ A.B.'66, J.D.'69
  • Mr. Hideyuki  Sakai LL.M.'82
  • Mr. Richard Joseph Salem J.D.'72
  • Mr. A. Daniel Scheinman J.D.'87
  • Mr. Brett Alan Schlossberg J.D.'74
  • Ms. Sabine  Schmidt-Pischner LL.M.'89
  • The Honorable David B. Sentelle  
  • Mr. Vincent L. Sgrosso A.B.'57, J.D.'62
  • Mr. Lanty L. Smith LL.B.'67
  • Mr. Stanley Albert Star L'61
  • The Honorable Kenneth Winston Starr J.D.73
  • Mr. William H. Steinbrink LL.B.'67
  • Mr. William F. Stevens J.D.'70
  • Mrs. Letty Marcus Tanchum A.B.'71, J.D.'73
  • The Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat LL.B.'57
  • The Honorable Ernest C. Torres J.D.'68
  • Mr. Dominique N. Vandeperre LL.M.'89, M.B.A.'91
  • Mr. Charles Owen Verrill Jr. J.D.'62
  • Ms. Patricia H. Wagner J.D.'74
  • Mr. Clarence W. Walker A.B.'53, LL.B.'55
  • Mr. John R. Wester J.D.'72
  • Mr. Douglas P. Wheeler J.D.'66
  • The Honorable Rhonda Reid Winston A.B.'76, J.D.'79
  • Mr. William F. Womble Jr. A.B.'64, LL.B.'67
  • Mr. Young-Gak Ken Yun LL.M.'88
  • Mr. Herbert J. Zimmer A.B.'67

Every alumnus/a of the Law School is a member of the Law Alumni Association (LAA). The LAA Board of Directors, its governing body, consists of approximately 65 members representing diverse geographic concentrations, a wide variety of practice areas and business interests, and different decades of graduation. The group includes 40 Experienced Alumni Members and 25 New Lawyers Division Members who represent the five most recent graduating classes. The Board is working to build a worldwide Duke Law network for alumni and students. If you are interested in serving on this Board, please contact Anna Walker, JD.

The Board of Directors is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Communicate Duke Law School’s activities, priorities, and intellectual resources to external constituents. As ambassadors of the School, LAA Board members seek opportunities to engage alumni, friends, and third parties to strengthen the institution. They will proactively share updates on the state of the School and identify opportunities for Duke Law School to gain exposure among prospective students, recruiters, alumni and the legal community.
  • Represent the interests of the alumni population to the Dean and staff. As representatives of their classmates and fellow alumni, they advise on issues that impact current students, Duke Law School graduates, and the School’s reputation. They are expected to bring to the attention of the School’s leadership both opportunities that will strengthen the institution and issues that may diminish its partnerships with stakeholders.
  • Advance the work of the Board through service to current initiatives. Board members are expected to be active participants in biannual meetings and through regular communication in intervening periods. They serve on at least one Board working committee. They propose and evaluate actions that enhance the well being of Duke Law School alumni. With other members and with staff, they maintain an on-going cycle of feedback and input on issues of relevance to the School.
  • Build the institution through leadership. They are considered first-stop constituents to participate in key alumni activities such as class reunion committees, local club initiatives, and fundraising efforts. Individually, they are financial donors at a leadership level. Their activities may be in direct support of the Dean, the faculty, or one of the administrative offices of the School. They are considered liaisons to their class and key partners in identifying and soliciting other potential volunteers.

LAA Officers 2015-2016

Renee Becnel L'90
President
Los Angeles, CA

Bo Ketner L'06
Vice President
Charlotte, NC

Lea Courington L'77
Secretary
Dallas, TX

Vincent Asaro L'07, L'12
New Lawyers' Division Chair
New York, NY

Grayson Lambert L'12
New Lawyers' Division Vice Chair
Charlotte, NC

Linda Martin L'96
Immediate Past President
New York, NY

Mike Gallagher L‘77
Chair, Career & Professional Development Committee
Denver, CO

Sylvia James L‘96
Chair, Communications Committee
Washington, DC

Tom Hanusik L‘90
Chair, Regional Alumni Activities Committee
Washington, DC

LAA Board Members 2015-2016

Hon. Jan Adler L'78, San Diego, CA
Pad Alce L'11, Charlotte, NC 
Kamla Alexander L'01, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer Bandy L'12, Arlington, VA
Benjamin Baucom L'11, New York, NY
Tiaunia Bedell L'07, Los Angeles, CA
Emilia Beskind L'08, Durham, NC
Landis Best L'92, New York, NY
David Bowsher L'99, Birmingham, AL
Christopher Bryant L'14, Durham, NC
Rock Chenkin L'82, New York, NY
Philippe Chenu L'06, Luxembourg
Yi Lin Chua L'00, New York, NY
Kristin Clyde L'92, Atlanta, GA
Joanna Darcus L'12, Philadelphia, PA
Jillian Dumas L'10, Boston, MA
Tom Dunn L'92, New York, NY
Jonathan Elsner L'12, New York, NY
Krista Enns L'99, San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Franklin L'98, New York, NY
Emily Friedman L'98, Chicago, IL
Angelica Gallagher L'97, Coral Gables, FL
Karen Gift L'12, Washington, DC
Cecilia Glass L'14, Durham, NC
Paul Hespel L'95, New York, NY
Lila Hope L'02, Palo Alto, CA
John Howell L'76, Washington, DC
Jocelyn Hunter L'87, Atlanta, GA
Madison Jones L'11, Dallas, TX

Alyssa Kahn L'12, Austin, TX
Craig Kornreich L'99, Houston, TX
Jana Kovich L'15, Chicago, IL
Geoff Krouse L'97, Raleigh, NC
Meaghan Krupa L'13, New York, NY
Eddy Leal L'10, Miami, FL
Lynn Lederman L'93, New York, NY
Val Mason L'83, New York, NY
Emily May L'13, Charlotte, NC
Chaula Mehta L'10, Nashville, TN
Gregg Melinson L'89, Menlo Park, CA
Isabelle Mercier-Dalphond L'12, New York, NY
Haniya Mir L'12, Durham, NC
Adam Murad L'10, Chicago, IL
Markus Nauheim L'96, Munich, Germany
Brandon Neal L'08, Charlotte, NC
Allen Nelson L'89, Atlanta, GA
Tim O'Shea L'10, Washington, DC
Amy Pines L'03, Chicago, IL
Daniel Roberts L'12, Raleigh, NC
Squire Servance L'08, Philadelphia, PA
Meha Shah L'94, Washington, DC
Jesse Smallwood L'04, Washington, DC
Caitlin Swain-McSurely L'12, Washington, DC
Terry Tucker L'04, Atlanta, GA
Jonathan Williams L'09, Washington, DC
Bradley Zimmer L'03, Atlanta, GA

Duke Law Representative to the Duke Alumni Association

Susan Prosnitz L'89, Arlington, VA

 

Susanne I. Haas '87 '85
Board of Visitors Chair

Renee Becnel '90
President, Law Alumni Association Board of Directors