The Board of Visitors of the Columbus School of Law is chosen from a geographically and professionally diverse cross-section of alumni, parents, and friends selected for their ability to provide advice to the Dean on how to strengthen teaching, scholarship, and service in the law school.

The members of the Board of Visitors serve as counselors to the Dean of the law school, with particular focus on:

1) strengthening the academic program and educational goals of the law school and improving its visibility and image, nationally and internationally;

2) addressing the concerns of alumni, students, faculty, parents, and friends of the law school; and, increasing and strengthening the financial resources of the law school.

In pursuit of these objectives, the Dean typically provides to the Board, prior to and as part of each meeting, information concerning matters of current interest, including new academic programs, the changing nature and composition of the student body, services and facilities of the law school, trends in faculty hiring, scholarship, teaching and service, and career services, including summer and post-graduate employment. Board members share their insights and perspectives on developments in the law generally and in the legal profession as a career choice.

The Board consists of no fewer than 40 members drawn from the public and private sectors and is organized to enable the members to engage in a serious dialog on the goals and objectives of the law school. Members of the Board are appointed by the Dean of the law school for a renewable term of three years.

The full Board convenes at least twice a year. Committees of the Board are created to execute more effectively the purposes of the Board.

Current Member Listing as of May 13, 2020

Chair

Jeffrey S. Puretz, Esquire, 1981
Retired - Dechert LLP
Washington, DC

Members

Paul M. Bisaro, Esquire, 1989
President & CEO
Impax Laboratories
Bridgewater, NJ

Douglas G. Bonner III, Esquire, 1983
Partner
Potomac Law Group
Washington, DC

Phillip D. Brady, Esquire
Retired - Phillips 66
Arlington, VA

Christopher D. Christian, Esquire, 1998
Partner
Dechert LLP
Boston, MA

Francis X. Coonelly, Esquire, 1986
Philadelphia, PA 

Mark D. Cowan, Esquire, 1977
Chief Executive Officer
Cowan Strategies
Alexandria, VA

Anne M. Donohue, Esquire, 1998
General Counsel
Akima LLC
Herndon, VA

John P. Donohue, Esquire, 1969
Partner 
Ciardi Ciardi & Austin
Philadelphia, PA

Kelly L. Donovan, Esquire, 1993
Managing Director
KPMG LLP
New York, NY

Agnes P. Dover, Esquire, 1981
Partner
Hogan Lovells
Washington, DC

Joseph Peter Drennan, Esquire, 1981
Owner
Joseph Peter Drennan, Attorney at Law
Alexandria, VA

Donald W. Farley, Esquire, 1969
Retired - Exxon Mobil Corporation
North Caldwell, NJ

Nessa E. Feddis, Esquire, 1983
Senior Vice President & Counsel
American Banker’s Association
Washington, DC

Suellen M. Ferguson, Esquire, 1977
Partner
Council Baradel, Attorneys at Law
Annapolis, MD

Alice S. Fisher, Esquire, 1992
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
Washington, DC

Arthur N. Fuccillo, Esquire, 1978
Executive Vice President
Lerner Enterprises
Rockville, MD

Joseph A. French, Esquire, 1983 
Partner
French & Casey, LLP
New York, NY

J. Parker Griffin, III, Esquire, 2008
Vice President, Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Rockville, MD

J. Michael Hannon, Esquire, 1980
Partner
Hannon Law Group LLP
Washington, DC

Francis J. Hearn, Jr., Esquire, 1989
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mobile Search Security LLP
Harrison, NY

Mark V. Holden., Esquire, 1988
Senior Vice-President & General Counsel
Koch Industries, Inc., Legal Department
Wichita, KS








Members

Julie M. Kearney, Esquire, 1998
Head of Regulatory Affairs
Loon LLC
Mountain View, CA

Rafal Kos, Ph.D. LL.M., 2010
Partner
Kubas Kos Galkowski
Krakow, Poland

Daniel Tobin Lennon, Esquire, 1990
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
Washington, DC

Peggy Love, Esquire, 1988
Annapolis, MD

James E. McDonald, Esquire, 1969
Of Counsel
McLuskey, McDonald, & Hughes, P.A.
Miami, FL

The Honorable William T. Newman, Jr., 1977
Chief Judge
Arlington Circuit Court
Arlington, VA

Jose A. Ortiz, Esquire, 1999
Partner
Homer Bonner Jacobs Ortiz
Miami, FL

Andrew F. Palmieri, Esquire, 1987
Office Co-Managing Partner
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Washington, DC

Bruce R. Parker, Esquire, 1978
Partner
Venable LLP
Baltimore, MD

Luis J. Perez, Esquire, 1983
Partner
Hogan Lovells
Miami, FL

Larry R. Pilot, Esquire, 1967
Retired - McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Arlington, VA

Patrick M. Regan, Esquire, 1980
Partner
Regan Zambri & Long PLLC
Washington, DC

Mark Reinhardt, Esquire, 1971
Partner
Reinhardt Wendorf & Blanchfield
St. Paul, MN

Stanley J. Samorajczyk, Esquire, 1967
Principal
Stanley J. Samorajczyk Attorney & Advisor
Washington, DC

Thomas A. Scully, Esquire, 1986
General Partner
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
New York, NY

Richard A. Shapack, Esquire, 1976
Principal
Shapack Gurrola PLC
Bloomfield Hills, MI

John M. Skenyon, Esquire, 1973
Retired - Fish & Richardson P.C.
Saunderstown, RI

Megan Anne Stull, Esquire, 2003
Counsel
Google Inc.
Washington, DC

John A. Zaccaro, Jr., Esquire, 1993
Managing Partner
Zaccaro Associates LLC
New York, NY

The Honorable Marilyn D. Zahm, 1972
Administrative Law Judge
Social Security Administration
Buffalo, NY 


EMERITUS MEMBERS

Michael F. Curtin, Esquire, 1965
Washington, DC 

David A. Donohoe, Esquire, 1962
Potomac, MD

Professor Emeritus Ralph J. Rohner, 1963
Odenton, MD