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Board of Advisors

The Vanderbilt Law School Board of Advisors plays a crucial role in carrying out the school's mission of providing an unparalleled legal education to students and an intellectually vibrant community in which faculty can pursue teaching and scholarly excellence. The Board's members are valued stakeholders who are committed to:

  • Supporting the school's academic programs by lending input regarding curriculum enhancement and/or serving as adjunct faculty,
  • Offering advice and counsel as the school's academic programs evolve,
  • Investing in the school financially and encouraging other alumni and friends to do the same,
  • Reaching out to prospective students with strong potential and sharing the Vanderbilt Law School experience to attract the brightest and most talented to Vanderbilt,
  • Mentoring students and recent graduates, and
  • Recruiting and interviewing students for placement in exciting careers in both the private and public sectors.

The Board of Advisors meets at the law school each fall, usually during Reunion Weekend and each spring in conjunction with the annual Founders Circle Dinner. Members serve three-year terms and a member of the most recent graduating class serves a one-year term. Jim Cuminale (JD '78) is currently serving as the Board President (July 2020 - June 2022). 

2021-2022 Board of Advisors Directory

Samar Subhi Ali '06 (BS'03)
Bass Berry & Sims PLC
Nashville, TN and Washington, DC

Nii-Amar Amamoo '07
EY Pangea3 (of Ernst & Young LLP)
New York, NY

The Hon. Tamara W. Ashford '94
U.S. Tax Court
Washington, DC

Cortney Patterson Barton '16
Patterson Family Foundation
Kansas City, MO

Andrew T. Bayman '89
King & Spalding LLP
Atlanta, GA

Julie Bracker '02
Bracker & Marcus LLC
Atlanta, GA

W. Perry Brandt '77 (BA'74) 
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Kansas City, MO

Gregory N. Bressler '91 
AIG Life & Retirement
SunAmerica Asset Management, LLC
Jersey City, NJ

Walt R. Burkley '96
Capital Research and Management Company
Los Angeles, CA

Neel Chatterjee '94 
Goodwin Proctor LLP
Redwood City, CA

James W. Cuminale '78
(President, 2020-2022)
PJT Partners
New York, NY

David Damus '90
System Property Development Company Inc.
Pasadena, CA

The Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey  '68 (BA'64)
U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Nashville, TN

Rana B. DiOrio '91 
San Francisco, CA

Ike Lawrence Epstein '92 (BA'89)
Las Vegas, NV

Zach Fardon '92 (BA '88)
King & Spalding
Chicago, IL

Sara J. Finley '85
Threshold Corporate Consulting LLC
Nashville, TN

Matthew Gabriel '03
XRI Fountain Quail
Houston, TX

Sarah Brooks Gabriel '04
Kirkland & Ellis
Chicago, IL

Frank M. Garrison Jr. '79 (BA'76)
Overton Capital LLC
Nashville, TN

David R. Gelfand '87 (BA'84)
Milbank LLP
New York, NY

Mitch Glazier  '91
Recording Industry Association of America
Washington, D.C.

Joshua A. Green '95 
Raven & Company
Santa Monica, CA

Ned Greene '88
Springboro, OH

Jay Grushkin '82
Milbank LLP
New York, NY 

Trey Harwell '95 (BA'92) 
Neal & Harwell PLC
Nashville, TN

Scott Hastings '97
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Dallas, TX

Chris Howard '91
Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. 
Franklin, TN

Justin R. Ishbia '04
Shore Capital Partners, LLC
Chicago, IL

Soraya Keskey  '17
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Phoenix, AZ

Kendra Key '15 
Citi Group
New York, NY

Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman '83 (BA '80)
Sidley Austin LLP
New York, NY

Ross M. Levin '96
JLAM Holdings, LLC
Charlotte, NC

Tricia T. Lin '91
Betterworks, Inc.
Redwood City, CA

Stephen C. Mahon '89 (BA'86)
Squire Patton Boggs
London, England

James B. Miller Jr.  '64
Ameris Bank
Atlanta, GA

David Mitchell '13
Balyasny Asset Management
New York, NY

John-Paul Motley '99 (MBA'99)
Cooley LLP
Santa Monica, CA

W. Patrick Mulloy II '77 (BA'74) 
Louisville, KY

Julie A. Ortmeier '98
Centreville, VA

J. Robert Paulson Jr. '85
Sonex Health
Eagan, MN 

Les Payne '92
Heim, Payne & Chorush, L.L.P.
Houston, TX

 Bobby Perry '13 (MBA'13)
Three Brothers Mechanical
Nashville, TN

Robert S. Reder '78
Vanderbilt Law School
Nashville, TN

Nicole Restivo '02
Keysquare Capital Management
New York, NY

Steve Rodin '02
Aadi Bioscience, Inc
Maplewood, NJ

Ramon Ryan '21
Williams & Connolly LLP
Washington, D.C.

James F. Sanders '70 (BA'67)
Neal & Harwell, PLC
Nashville, TN

Mark D. Schein '91
Varde Partners
New York, NY

Mike Shulman '93
Shearman & Sterling LLP
New York, NY

Gregory Thomas Stevens '90 (BA'87)
Bass Berry & Sims
Nashville, TN

M. Wade Turner '97
 McNair Interests
Houston, TX

Amanda Vaughn '99
Bank of America
New York, NY

Bradford J. Williams '94 (MBA'94)
Tudor Investment Corporation
Stamford, CT

Gregory Lawrence Wilson '94
Princeton Capital Partners
Palm Beach, FL

John S. Wilson '72
John S. Wilson PLC
Ann Arbor, MI

W. Weldon Wilson '86
Resolution Life, Inc.
Stamford, CT