The Miami Law Network

Global Alumni Network: 25,000+ in 85 Countries

The University of Miami School of Law has one of the strongest bases of 24,000 tried-and-true alumni. Our alumni represent Miami Law in all 50 states, several territories and 85 countries around the world with 52% of alumni in Florida and 48% in all other 49 states and abroad making it a truly hemispheric institution with networks worldwide. These leaders form your network, and it is a story of success you continue when you join Miami Law.

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Hear the stories of Miami Law graduates who are shaping their communities and transforming the world through law. From business leaders to policy makers, from the private to public sectors, alumni are executives at multinational corporations and transactional lawyers in firms of all sizes and serve as public interest and civil rights lawyers. All these movers and shakers started their careers on our campus and it is no wonder we are in the top 15 of all U.S. law schools for alumni recognized by Super Lawyers magazine.

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Our Alums Are in the Top Legal Markets

 Greater NEW YORK CITY: Meet some of our 1,100+ alumni

Nancy N. Chemtob, J.D. ’90
Founding Partner, Chemtob Moss Forman & Beyda, LLP
New York, NY

James W. Crawford III, LL.M. ’92 in Ocean & Coastal Law
Vice Admiral & 43rd Judge Advocate General of the Navy (retired); President, Felician University
Rutherford, NJ

Dennis Curran, J.D. ’75
Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, NFL Management Council
New York, NY

Deborah Enix-Ross, J.D. ’81
Immediate Past Chair, ABA House of Delegates; Candidate for ABA President-Elect (2021-22); Senior Advisor, International Dispute Resolution, Debevoise & Plimpton
New York, NY

Horacio Gutierrez, J.D. ’98
Head of Global Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Spotify
New York, NY

Linda Lacewell, J.D. ’88
Former Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Governor of New York Andrew M. Cuomo; Superintendent of Financial Services, New York State Department of Financial Services
New York, NY

Marilu Marshall, J.D. ’69
Senior Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
New York, NY

Allen Popper, J.D. ’85 
Attorney, Legal Aid Society
New York, NY

Joy Purcell, J.D. ’08
Senior Attorney, U.S. Department of Education
New York, NY

David Snyder, J.D. ’09
Tax Partner, Akin Gum Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
New York, NY

Jeanne Stiefel, J.D. ’81
Senior Counsel, Clark Hill PLC
Princeton, NJ

 DC / BALTIMORE / N. VIRGINIA: Meet some of our 1000+ alumni

Deanna Allen, J.D. ’96  
Partner, Cooley LLP
Washington, DC

Leila Marie Jackson Batties, J.D. ’98
Partner, Holland & Knight
Washington, DC

Courtney Caliendo, J.D. ’13
Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Alexandria, VA

Andrew Carter, J.D. ’06
Senior Conservation Policy Analyst, Defenders of Wildlife
Washington, DC

Stephanie C. Davis, J.D. ’08
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Volkswagen Group of America
Herndon, VA

Fara Gold, J.D. ’03
Special Litigation Counsel (federal prosecutor), U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section
Washington, DC

Michele Korver, J.D. '01
Chief Digital Currency Advisor, Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Washington, DC

Carolyn Lamm, J.D. ’73
Partner, White & Case LLP; Former President, American Bar Association
Washington, DC

Roselyn Ramos, J.D. ’08
U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Officer, Political-Economic Chief, U.S. Embassy Algiers
Washington, DC

Kevin Roach, J.D. ’08
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Senior Attorney, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Rockville, MD

Claudine Chen Young, J.D. ’03
Partner, Structured Finance and Securitization,  Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Washington, DC

Miguel A. Zaldivar, Jr., J.D. ’95
Chief Executive Officer, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, DC

 LOS ANGELES: Meet some of our 450+ alumni

Tiffiny Fox, J.D. ’06
Partner, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum
Los Angeles, CA

Stacy Green, J.D. ’94
EVP & Chief People Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA

Brian Sattler, J.D./LL.M. ’16 in Maritime Law 
Enforcement Division Chief, U.S. Coast Guard
Los Angeles, CA

Karyn Smith-Forge, J.D. ’00
Senior Vice President Production at Berlanti Productions
Burbank, CA

Amir Whitaker, J.D. ’14
Attorney, ACLU of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

 SAN FRANCISCO: Meet some of our 200+ alumni

Kali Hira, J.D. ’07
Senior Counsel, Apple
Cupertino, CA

Corey Jackson, J.D. ’97
Senior Vice President & Associate Vice Chancellor, UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Michael Poplack, J.D. ’85
Global Senior Vice President, Oracle
Burlingame, CA

Johanna Ravelo, J.D. ’99
Director and Associate General Counsel, Facebook
Menlo Park, CA

Ronnie Solomon, J.D. ’12
Attorney Antitrust & Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
San Francisco, CA

 ATLANTA: Meet some of our 300+ alumni

Ingrid Eulin, J.D. ’96
Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Mableton, GA

Stephen Heymann, J.D./LL.M. ’13 Estate Planning
Senior Wealth Planning Strategist, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Atlanta, GA

Cynthia Hill, J.D. ’93
Corporate Counsel (Litigation) & Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company
Atlanta, GA

Mark Lindemann, J.D./LL.M. ’18 Entertainment, Arts and Sports 
Assistant Attorney General, Georgia Office of the Attorney General
Atlanta, GA

Lucia Mendez, J.D. ’99
Associate Regional Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Atlanta, GA

 HOUSTON: Meet some of our 120+ alumni

Melissa Buhrig, J.D. ’99
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, CVR Energy, Inc.
Houston, TX

Kevin Cobb, J.D. ’13
Assistant Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Mike Crowley, J.D. ’00
Senior IP Counsel, Hewlett Packard
Houston, TX

Gary Lancaster, J.D. ’79
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, National Gas & Electric LLC
Houston, TX

Nicole Sudhindra, J.D. ’13
Partner, Baker McKenzie
Houston, TX

 DALLAS: Meet some of our 150+ alumni

Michael Keskonis, J.D. ’01
Senior Tax Counsel, Baker McKenzie
Dallas, TX

Steve Klimacek, J.D. ’84
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, AT&T
Dallas, TX

James Lessis, J.D./LL.M. ’79 in Estate Planning
Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration
Dallas, TX

Yvette Ostolaza, J.D. ’92
Managing Partner, Global Co-Leader Litigation Practice, and Chair-Elect Management Committee, Sidley Austin LLP  
Dallas, TX

Arthur Sewall, J.D. ’07
Principal, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Dallas, TX

 PHILADELPHIA: Meet some of our 350+ alumni

Victoria Chemerys, J.D. ’00
IRS Management and Program Analyst, Affordable Care Act Project Management Office (ACA Office), Internal Revenue Service
Philadelphia, PA

Katelyn Flaherty, J.D./LL.M. ’15 in Estate Planning
Vice President, Glenmede
Philadelphia, PA

Donald Johnson, J.D. ’93
General Counsel, National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA)
Philadelphia, PA

Joel Shapiro, J.D. ’84
Partner, Aviation Finance, BlankRome
Philadelphia, PA

 BOSTON: Meet some of our 350+ alumni

Joe Bogosian, J.D. ’92
President and CEO, Safran Optics 1
Boston, MA

Linda C. Frazier, J.D. ’93
Chief Compliance Officer, Associate General Counsel and Vice President, TripAdvisor
Newton Upper Falls, MA

Lisa L. Seto, J.D. ’13
Global Head of Business Analytics and Strategy, Securities Finance, State Street Bank
Boston, MA

Ihsan Speede, J.D. ’05
Managing Director and Counsel at Wellington Management
Boston, MA

Jill Valdés Horwood, LL.M. ’13 in Maritime Law
Director, Boston Waterfront Initiative at Barr Foundation
Boston, MA

Eamon Welch, J.D. ’14
Real Estate Associate, Goodwin
Boston, MA

 CHICAGO: Meet some of our 350+ alumni

Ira Bodenstein, J.D. ’80
Member, Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL

Francis A. Citera, J.D. ’83 
Vice Chair, National Alumni Advisory Council and Shareholder and Co-Chair Litigation Practice and Product Liability and Mass Torts Litigation Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Chicago, IL

John C. Koski, J.D. ’92
Global Chief Legal Officer, Dentons
Chicago, IL

Joshua Mintz, J.D. ’81
Vice-President and General Counsel at MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL

Luiz Miranda, J.D./LL.M. ’17 in international Arbitration
Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation, Mayer Brown
Chicago, IL

Brian Reshefsky, J.D. ’98
Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets, LQD Business Finance
Chicago, IL

 FLORIDA: 13,000+ alumni

We have one of the largest law alumni networks of the State of Florida. We encourage you to learn more about our Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, and learn about our vast alumni network here.

 VT to AK: meet alumni in more states

Catherine Speraw Dorvil, J.D. ’09
Shareholder at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel
Chattanooga, TN

Stewart Glendinning, J.D. ’94
CFO at Tyson Foods
Springdale, AR

Thomas Hart, J.D. ’10
Disability Policy Engagement Director at Anthem
Minneapolis, MN

David Humphreys, J.D. ’83
President and CEO, TAMKO Building Products LLC
Joplin, MO

Zachary Ludens, J.D. ’14
Senior Associate, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP
Rapid City, SD

John McManus, J.D. ’93
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MGM Resorts International
Las Vegas, NV

Michael Pieciak, J.D. ’09
Commissioner at Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
Winooski, VT

Reince Priebus, J.D. ’98
Chairman, Republican Party of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Ellen Raim, J.D. '82
Chief People Officer, Nautilus Inc.
Portland, OR

Megyn Greider Weigand, J.D. ’08
Assistant Attorney General, State of Alaska
Anchorage, AK

 INTERNATIONAL: Meet some of our 500+ alumni overseas

Drew Aiken, J.D./LL.M. ’12 in International Law
Advocacy Manager, Doctors Without Borders (Analyse et Plaidoyer, Médecins Sans Frontières)
Brussels, Belgium

Dean O. Barrow, LL.M. ’81 in Comparative Law
Former Prime Minister of Belize; Attorney, Barrow & Williams
Belmopan, Belize

Marcela Camargo, LL.M. ’16 in Real Property Development
Jefe Jurídico Inmobiliario / Chief Real Estate Officer, Almacenes Exito, S.A. (largest retail company in South America)
Envigado, Colombia

Markus Ederer, LL.M. ’85
Ambassador of the European Union to Russia
Brussels, Belgium

Eric van Eyken, LL.M. ’14 in International Arbitration
Senior Associate, Clyde & Co
Montreal, Canada

Juan Pablo Moyano García, LL.M. ’16
Associate, Holland & Knight
Mexico City, Mexico

Andreas Christian Hoffman, LL.M. ’95 in International Law
General Counsel/Head of Legal & Compliance, Siemens AG
Munich, Germany

Dr. Vinodh Jaichand, LL.M. ’84 in Comparative Law
Former Commissioner South African Law Reform Commission and Dean and Head of the Oliver Schreiner School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand
Pretoria, South Africa

Victoria Kigen, LL.M. ’17 in International Arbitration
Case Counsel, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration
Nairobi, Kenya

Caroline Cavassin Klamas-Höpker, LL.M. ’14 in International Arbitration
Data Protection Officer, Unilever
São Paulo, Brazil

Doris Konig, LL.M. ’82 in Comparative Law
Vice President of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany and presiding Justice of the Second Senate, Professor and Claussen Simon Chair for International Law, and Former President of Bucerius Law School
Karlsruhe, Germany

Christopher A. Marinello, J.D. ’86
CEO, Art Recovery International LLC
Venice, Italy

Aidar Oruzbaev, LL.M. ’15
Attorney, GRATA Law Firm
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Daniel Sykora, LL.M. ’14
Partner, Quadra Attorneys at Law Ltd.
Zürich, Switzerland

Francisco Reyes Villamizar, LL.M. ’93 in Comparative Law
Partner, Francisco Reyes & Asociados SAS, Former Chairman of UNCITRAL, and Former Colombian Superintendent of Companies
Bogotá, Colombia

An Engaged Community that Mentors

Networking OpportunitiesOur alumni have expressed their lifelong loyalty to the School of Law community, and they demonstrate it every day by directly investing their time, talents, expertise and resources to their alma mater.

The importance of this network cannot be overemphasized. Miami Law’s alumni community is a tremendous human resource for current students. They generously donate countless hours to help students perfect their job search skills and learn about practicing law. Alumni in private firms, the judiciary, government service and nontraditional legal careers regularly visit campus to talk with students about their specific fields of practice, answer students’ questions and conduct mock interviews. They also host networking meetings with students in their cities and provide students employment opportunities. And, of course, they like to hire our students. The Miami Law network gives back in myriad ways, and our mentoring programs provide an array of opportunities for students.

alumni throwing up the U

Coffee Connectors

Coffee ConnectorsCoffee Connectors Network provides law students and alumni opportunities to connect across the country to learn about different practice areas and ultimately receive assistance transitioning from law school into practice.

 



UNetworking

 

The UNetworking initiative provides students the opportunity to meet and speak one-on-one with attorneys and judges from the local Miami community. Several UNetworking events are scheduled throughout the year and many Miami Law students have landed internships and jobs from their attendance. 

"Our networking is one of the most outstanding abilities on our campus...I was able to meet our general counsel through our Evening with Esquires UNetworking event."
Alessandria San Roman, J.D. '18 discussing her work with Bacardi USA

 

Breakfast with the Bench
At Breakfast with the Bench, students have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with state and federal judges in South Florida to learn more about judicial internships and postgraduate clerkships. 

 

 

Evening with Esquires
At Evening with Esquires, students will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner with local attorneys representing different fields of law in South Florida. 

WATCH: Greg Fritzius interned with the Miami Dolphins Football Legal Department & Hard Rock Stadium in 2019, "I was able to get the job through the Career Development Office and actually met one of the hiring attorneys that works there through the Evening with Esquires in February."

 

​Table of Eight

Our Young Alumni Committee hosts a monthly Table of Eight dinner which offers Miami Law young alumni an invitation to dine with a distinguished Miami Law alumnus. 

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