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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. Sara Finley (JD '85) is currently serving as the Board President (spring 2018 - spring 2020).

The spring 2019 meeting will take place April 12.

2018-2019 Board of Advisors Directory

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

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

Mr. Jeremiah Cioffi '18
U.S. Army
Nashville, TN

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

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

Ms. Rana B. DiOrio '91
Creative Mint, Inc. 
San Francisco, CA

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

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

Ms. Sara J. Finley '85
(President, 2018 - 2020)
Threshold Corporate Consulting LLC
Nashville, TN

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

Mr. Matthew Gabriel '03
XRI Energy Services
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

Ms. Soraya Ghebleh '17
Hogan Lovells
New York, NY

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

Mr. Joshua A. Green '95 
Raven Capital Management LLC
Santa Monica, CA

Mr. Jay Grushkin '82
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
New York, NY 

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

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

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

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
London, England

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

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

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

Ms. Julie A. Ortmeier '98
Centreville, VA

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

Mr. Bobby Perry '13 (MBA'13)
Clearbrook Holdings Corporation
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. Gaurav Sud '07
San Francisco, CA

Mr. M. Wade Turner '97
 The McNair Group
Houston, TX

Mr. Bradford J. Williams '94 (MBA'94)
Stamford, CT

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

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

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