The Miami Law Network

Global Alumni Network: 23,000+ in 95 Countries

The University of Miami School of Law has one of the strongest bases of tried-and-true alumni. Our alumni are in all 50 states, several territories and countries. With 63% of alumni in Floridato support you for hands-on networking, internships, and externshipsand 27% in all other 49 states and abroadyou join 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.

Alumni Success Stories

Our graduates are shaping their communities and transforming the world through law. From business leaders to the private and public and non-profit sectors, alumni are executives at multinational corporations and lawyers in firms of all sizes. It is no wonder we are #8 of all U.S. law schools for alumni recognized by Super Lawyers magazine, and based on the AMLaw100 Listings 2024, of the top 30 firms in the entire U.S., ranked by gross revenue, Miami Law has the most graduates leading these firms, second only to Harvard Law School.

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Our Alums Are in the Top Legal Markets

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

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    Abirami Ananthasingam, J.D. '14
    Vice President of Contracts, BlackRock
    New York, NY

    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 (now Maritime Law)
    Vice Admiral & 43rd Judge Advocate General of the Navy (retired); Former President, Felician University
    Rutherford, NJ

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

    Stewart Eichner, J.D. '93
    General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, CoinFund
    New York, NY

    Deborah Enix-Ross, J.D. ’81
    ABA President (2022-23); Past Chair, ABA House of Delegates; Senior Advisor, International Dispute Resolution, Debevoise & Plimpton
    New York, NY

    Jacqueline Forbes, J.D. '99
    Deputy Director and Senior Counsel, New York City Housing Authority
    New York, NY

    Linda Lacewell, J.D. ’88
    Managing Attorney, L&F Brown; 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, Executive Management and Global Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Equity 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, Office for Civil Rights, 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 750+ 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
    Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
    Washington, DC

    Michele Korver, J.D. '01
    Head of Regulatory, Crypto, Andreessen Horowitz; Former 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

    Michael Mullaney, J.D. '00
    Deputy Inspector General - Investigations, Federal Housing Finance Agency
    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

    Andrew Rubin, J.D. 14
    Senior Counsel, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, DC

    Claudine Chen Young, J.D. ’03
    Partner, Structured Finance, Winston & Strawn 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 300+ alumni

    Tiffiny Fox, J.D. ’06
    Equity Partner, Edlin Gallagher Huie + Blum
    Los Angeles, CA

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

    Horacio Gutierrez, J.D. ’98
    Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, The Walt Disney Company
    Burbank, CA

    Brian Sattler, J.D./LL.M. ’16 in Maritime Law 
    Deputy Chief, Office of Legal Policy and Program Development, U.S. Coast Guard
    Los Angeles, CA

    Karyn Smith-Forge, J.D. ’00
    President, This Radicle Act Production
    Burbank, CA

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

  • ATLANTA: Meet some of our 300+ alumni

    Dorian Denburg, J.D. '82
    Assistant Vice President - Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T
    Atlanta, GA

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

    Jeffrey Ferguson, LL.M. '16 in Estate Planning
    Chief Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration
    Savannah, GA

    Stephen Heymann, J.D./LL.M. ’13 Estate Planning
    Shareholder, Chamberlain Hrdlicka
    Atlanta, GA

    Mark Lindemann, J.D./LL.M. ’18 Entertainment, Arts and Sports 
    Corporate Attorney, DLA Piper LLP
    Atlanta, GA

    Daniel McVay, J.D. '21
    Corporate Counsel, Global Product Privacy, Intuit
    Atlanta, GA

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

  • SAN FRANCISCO: Meet some of our 150+ alumni

    Kali Hira, J.D. ’07
    Principal Counsel and Senior Manager, 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, Meta
    San Mateo, CA

    Ronnie Solomon, J.D. ’12
    Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
    San Francisco, CA

  • HOUSTON: Meet some of our 130+ alumni

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

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

    Cleve J. Glenn, J.D. '07
    Partner, BakerHostetler
    Houston, TX

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

    Robert Malinoski, J.D. '05
    Senior Counsel, Environmental & Safety Law Group, Chevron
    Houston, TX

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

    John P. Zabaneh, J.D. '07
    Senior Vice President, U.S. Legal, Storegga
    Houston, TX

  • DALLAS: Meet some of our 150+ alumni

    Donna Bucella, J.D. '83
    Chief Compliance Officer, 7-Eleven Inc.
    Irving, 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
    Former Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration
    Dallas, TX

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

    Saren Williams, J.D. '15
    Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Government Management Team, JPMorgan Chase
    Dallas, TX

  • Greater PHILADELPHIA: Meet some of our 250+ 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

    Mara Bloom, J.D. '94
    Senior Vice President, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA

    Joe Bogosian, J.D. ’92
    Project Lead, Safran Defence; former President and CEO, Safran Optics
    Boston, MA

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

    Alberto Mora, J.D. '81
    Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
    Cambridge, MA

    Lisa L. Seto, J.D. ’13
    Client Relationship Management, SS&C Technolgies
    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

    Arlene Zalayet, J.D. '81
    Executive Vice President and General Attorney, Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Boston, MA

  • CHICAGO: Meet some of our 200+ alumni

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

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

    Brian Reshefsky, J.D. ’98
    Head of Edge and Board Member, SOMM TV and FILMS
    Chicago, IL

    David Seligman, J.D. '98
    Partner, Restructuring Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis
    Chicago, IL

  • DENVER: Meet some of our 150+ alumni

    Amanda C. Barry, J.D. ‘96
    General Counsel in Cybersecurity and Technology, Crosspoint Capital Partners
    Denver, CO

    Lisa Canarick, LL.M. ’13 in Estate Planning
    Partner, Private Wealth Planning, Baker & Hostetler LLP
    Denver, CO

    Christopher Dawes, J.D. ‘95
    Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
    Denver, CO

    Michele Korver, J.D. '01
    Head of Regulatory & Operating Partner Crypto, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)
    Denver, CO

    Jaron Ming, J.D. ‘02
    National Lead, Branch of Air and Water Resources - National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
    Lakewood, CO

    Bryn Searns, J.D. ‘09
    Associate General Counsel, UnitedHealthcare Community & State
    Dener, CO

    Ryan Schulthies, J.D. ‘12
    Principal Examiner, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
    Denver, CO

  • 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 OR: meet alumni in more states

    Richard Domingues Boscovich, J.D. '87
    Assistant General Counsel-Digital Crime Unit/Malware Analysis & Disruption Team, Microsoft
    Redmond, WA

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

    Angela Glover, J.D. '97
    Principal Advisor, St. Jude Cheldren's Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN

    Cynthia Hill, J.D. ’93
    Director, Corporate Counsel Litigation, Starbucks Coffee Company
    Seattle, WA

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

    Michael Keskonis, J.D. ’01
    Senior Tax Counsel, Robinson Bradshaw
    Charlotte, NC

    Ilene Kobert, J.D. '88
    Chief Legal Officer, Subway
    Milford, CT

    James Lechter, J.D. '13
    Global Legal Counsel, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Akron, OH

    Charles Mercer, J.D. '74
    Attorney, Young Moore
    Raleigh, NC

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

    Michael Pieciak, J.D. ’09
    Treasurer, State of Vermont
    Winooski, VT

    Ellen Raim, J.D. '82
    Board Member, National Diaper Bank Network; Former Chief People Officer, Nautilus Inc.
    Portland, OR

    Rene L. Valladares, LL.M. '93 in International Law
    Federal Public Defender for Nevada
    Las Vegas, NV

    Donald Wagner, J.D. '12
    Senior Supervisory Attorney, Contract and Fiscal Law, U.S. Army Central
    Sumter, SC

    Dereck Wischmeyer, LL.M. '14 in Real Property Development
    General Counsel, Involta
    Cedar Rapids, IA

  • INTERNATIONAL: Meet some of our 500+ alumni overseas in 95 countries

    Rune Aagaard, LL.M. '99 in Maritime Law
    Partner, Mazanti-Andersen
    Odense, Denmark

    Drew Aiken, J.D./LL.M. ’12 in International Law
    Interim Medical Advocacy Advisory, Doctors Without Borders Spain (Analyse et Plaidoyer, Médecins Sans Frontières)
    Barcelona-Athens region

    Pablo Bentes, LL.M. '03 in U.S. and Transnational Law (Comparative Law)
    Partner, Baker McKenzie
    Geneva, Switzerland

    Dean O. Barrow, LL.M. ’81 in U.S. and Transnational Law (Comparative Law)
    Former Prime Minister of Belize; Attorney, Barrow & Williams
    Belmopan, Belize

    Marcela Camargo, LL.M. ’16 in Real Property Development
    Associate, MCAbogados; Former Jefe Jurídico Inmobiliario / Chief Real Estate Officer, Almacenes Exito, S.A. (largest retail company in South America)
    Medellín, 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 Counsel, Clyde & Co
    Montreal, Canada

    Heather Felix-Evans, LL.M. '96 in U.S. and Transnational Law (Comparative Law)
    High Court Judge, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court 
    Castries, Saint Lucia

    Ingrid Sguassabia Ferreira, LL.M. '22 in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law
    Head of Brazil Legal Department, Sr. Director of Business and Legal Affairs, Paramount
    São Paulo, Brazil

    Juan Pablo Moyano García, LL.M. ’16 in U.S. and Transnational Law (Comparative Law)
    Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight
    Mexico City, Mexico

    Stéphane Gerschel, LL.M. '94 in International Law
    Luxury Brands Advisor; Former Chief Marketing Officer, Movado Group International
    Milan, Italy

    Kathy-Ann Hamblin, LL.M. '12 in International Law
    Senior Counsel for Barbados
    Saint Michael, Barbados

    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 U.S. and Transnational Law (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
    Senior Legal Counsel for Beauty and Wellbeing, Unilever
    São Paulo, Brazil

    Doris Konig, LL.M. ’82 in U.S. and Transnational 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

    Preeya Malik, LL.M. '10 in Real Property Development
    Managing Director. STEP Global Immigration
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

    Jon Ogmundsson, J.D. '94
    Partner/Supreme Court Attorney, ALTUS Attorneys
    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Aidar Oruzbaev, LL.M. ’15 in International Arbitration
    Attorney, AXTON Law Firm
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    Erika Pagano, J.D. 13
    Head of Legal Innovation and Design, Simmons & Simmons
    London, United Kingdom

    Ryan Pinder, J.D./LL.M. '01 in International Tax
    Attorney General at Government of The Bahamas
    Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

    Rolande Pryce, J.D. '95
    Regional Director for the South Caucasus, The World Bank
    Tibilisi, Georgia

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

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

     

An Engaged Community that Mentors

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Our 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.

students at evening with esquires eventAlumni 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.

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

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.

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

"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."
Greg Fritzius interned with the Miami Dolphins Football Legal Department & Hard Rock Stadium in 2019

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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