Congratulations to the Newly Elected Members of the American Law Institute!

By: Francine J. Lipman

The American Law Institute (ALI) has just announced its newly elected members. The members who join ALI from across the country will bring their diverse backgrounds and areas of legal expertise to ALI’s work. Fifteen of the 45 new members are professors, sixteen are partners (or the equivalent) in law firms, seven are judges, six are in private industry, and one is a government legal advisor.

“One of the most exciting aspects of being President of the ALI is meeting some of today’s most important and inspiring legal minds as they are elected into The American Law Institute. I look forward to having the opportunity to work alongside these new members in continuing the ALI’s efforts in clarifying the law,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo.

Election of these new members raises ALI’s total number of elected members to 2,843.* Warm welcome and congratulations to each and all of these new members. Brief biographies are available of each new member here.

Alabama
R. David Proctor, Birmingham – Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

California
Michael W. Fitzgerald, Los Angeles – Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District
Robert L. Rabin, Sanford – Professor, Stanford Law School

Delaware
Doneene Keemer Damon, Wilmington – Partner, Richards, Layton & Finger PA
Anne C. Foster, Wilmington – Partner, Richards, Layton & Finger PA
Pamela S. Tikellis, Wilmington – Partner, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP

District of Columbia
Naomi R. Cahn – Professor, George Washington University School of Law
Anuj C. Desai – Judge, Administrative Review Board, U.S. Dept. of Labor [effective January 2016] (Currently on leave – University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison)
Brian J. Egan – Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
Deepak Gupta – Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC
Ellen Segal Huvelle – Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Florida
Chris W. Altenbernd, Tampa – Partner, Carlton Fields P.A.
Stacy D. Blank, Tampa – Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Jonathan Gerber, West Palm Beach – Judge, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal
Lauri Waldman Ross, Miami – Partner, Ross & Girten

Georgia
Merritt Ellen McAlister, Atlanta – Partner, King & Spalding LLP
Usha R. Rodrigues, Athens – Professor, University of Georgia School of Law

Illinois
Susan Anne Bandes, Chicago – Professor, DePaul University College of Law
John G. Levi, Chicago – Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Nancy S. Marder, Chicago – Professor, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Indiana
William W. Barrett, Greenwood – Partner, Williams Barrett & Wilkowski, LLP

Iowa
Ann L. Estin, Iowa City – Professor, University of Iowa College of Law

Massachusetts
Kenneth W. Mack, Cambridge – Professor, Harvard Law School
William B. Rubenstein, Cambridge – Professor, Harvard Law School

Michigan
Sherman J. Clark, Ann Arbor – Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Minnesota
Fionnuala Ni Aoláin, Minneapolis – Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Sharon K. Sandeen, St. Paul – Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Nevada
Elissa F. Cadish, Las Vegas – Judge, Clark County District Court

New Jersey
Katherine L. Adams, Morris Plains – Senior VP and GC, Honeywell
Virginia A. Long, Lawrenceville – Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Michael H. Ullmann, New Brunswick – Executive VP & GC, Johnson & Johnson

New York
Sabine Chalmers, New York – Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer and Secretary to Board of Directors, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Susan B. Lindenauer, New York – Partner, Law Office of Susan B. Lindenauer
Laureen E. Seeger, New York – Executive VP and GC, American Express Company
Kathleen M. Sullivan, New York – Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

North Carolina
David G. Leitch, Charlotte – Global General Counsel, Bank of America
Margaret H. Lemos, Durham – Professor, Duke Law School

North Dakota
James S. Hill, Mandan – Judge, North Dakota District Court, South Central District
Sandra L. Tabor, Bismarck – GC & Director of Government Affairs, KLJ Solutions Holding Company
Joseph A. Wetch, Jr., Fargo – Partner, Serkland Law Firm

Ohio
Daniel P. Tokaji, Columbus – Professor, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law

Pennsylvania
Peter E. Leckman, Philadelphia – Partner, Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C.

Tennessee
Sean B. Seymore, Nashville – Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School

Texas
Neal S. Berinhout, Dallas – VP & Assoc GC, Litigation, AT&T Services, Inc.

Virginia
Kim Forde-Mazrui, Charlottesville – Professor, University of Virginia School of Law

* The Institute’s elected membership of lawyers, judges, and law professors is limited to 3,000. The total membership of more than 4,600 includes ex officio members, honorary members, and life members (those elected members who have attained more than 25 years).

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