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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 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. Weldon Wilson (JD'86) is currently serving as the Board President (Fall 2015- Spring 2017).

The Spring 2017 meeting will take place March 31.

2016-2017 Board of Advisors Directory

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

Ms. Samiyyah R. Ali '16
Clerk for Judge Amul Thapar, Eastern District of Kentucky
Covington, KY

Mr. Nii-Amar Amamoo '07
Pangea3 (of Thomson Reuters)
New York, NY

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

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

Mr. Gregory N. Bressler '91
AIG SunAmerica Asset Management Corp.
Jersey City, NJ

Mr. Andre Burba '00
Pine Brook Road Partners LLC
New York, NY

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

Mr. James W. Cuminale '78
PJT Partners
New York, NY

Mr. David P. 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

Ms. Rana B. DiOrio '91
March 4th, Inc. 
San Francisco, CA

Mr. Ike Lawrence Epstein '92 (BA'89)
Zuffa LLC
Las Vegas, NV

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

Mr. Harrison J. Frahn IV '96
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Palo Alto, CA

Ms. Leigh E. Friestedt '96
Equity IX LLC
New York, NY

Mr. Matthew M. Friestedt '96
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY

Mr. Matthew Gabriel '03
XRI Blue
Midland, TX

Ms. Sarah Brooks Gabriel '04
Entia Ventures
Winter Park, FL

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

Mr. David R. Gelfand '87 (BA'84)
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, LLP
New York, NY

Mr. Joshua A. Green '95
Raven Capital Management LLC
New York, NY

Mr. Michael B. Hammond '75
Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC
New York, NY

Mr. Robert D. Hays Jr. '83
King & Spalding LLP
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Abrar Ahmed Hussain '98
Elixir Capital
Palo Alto, CA

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

Mr. Andrew M. Kaufman '74
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL

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

Ms. Tricia T. Lin '91
MetricStream, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA

The Hon. James C. Mahan '73
U.S. District Judge
Las Vegas, NV

Mr. Stephen C. Mahon '89 (BA'86)
Squire Patton Boggs
Cincinnati, OH

Mr. Michael O. McCarthy '91
QuantumScape Corporation
San Jose, CA

Mr. James M. McCray '00
Highwood Capital, LLC
Washington, DC

Mr. James B. Miller Jr. '64
Fidelity Bank
Atlanta, GA

Ms. Minda G. Moor '79
Four Seasons Commodities Corporation
Dallas, TX

Mr. John-Paul Motley '99 (MBA'99)
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Mr. W. Patrick Mulloy II '77 (BA'74) 
(Past President, Fall 2011 - Spring 2013)
Elmcroft Senior Living
Louisville, KY

Ms. Julie A. Ortmeier '98
Centreville, VA

Mr. Bobby Perry '13 (MBA'13)
XMi Holdings
Nashville, TN

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

Mr. Brian D. Rogers '94
Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Eduardo Gregory Roy '87
Prometheus Partners L.L.P.
San Francisco, CA

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

Mr. Mark D. Schein '91
York Capital Management
New York, NY

Mr. M. Wade Turner '97
 (Former) Academy Sports Outdoors
Houston, TX

Mr. Lawrence Allen Vranka Jr. '89
Canonchet Group LLC
Bronxville, NY

Ms. Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson '83
Nashville, TN

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

Mr. Gregory Lawrence Wilson '94
Princeton Capital Partners
Weston, MA

Mr. W. Weldon Wilson '86
(President, Fall 2015 - Fall 2017)
Resolution Life, Inc.
Stamford, CT

Mr. G. Van Velsor Wolf '73
Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, PLC
Phoenix, AZ