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LISA SCOTTOLINE C' 77, L'81 is a New York Times bestselling author of crime fiction. She has written 12 thrillers, one of which, Final Appeal, won the Edgar Award, the premier award given by the Mystery Writers of America. Her novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, also received an Edgar nomination.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Scottoline spent several years as a trial attorney at Dechert, Price & Rhoads. She has held clerkships with Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and with President Judge Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr. of the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
In 2004, Scottoline was named a "PW Innovator" by Publishers Weekly and a "Fun and Fearless Female" by Cosmopolitan Magazine. She is a contributing editor of "Justice" magazine, a new Conde Nast publication, and she plans to teach a course on "Justice and Fiction" at Penn Law School in the spring of 2006. In 1981, she received the Henry Loughlin Prize for Legal Ethics from Penn Law , where she was an associate editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Scottoline serves on the board of directors of the Mystery Writers of America and the National Italian American Foundation.
PAMELA JOHNSON L’83 is senior vice president and single-family credit officer at Fannie Mae (FNM/NYSE).
She is responsible for all credit decisions in the Single Family Mortgage Business and for managing its $2 trillion business. Johnson also oversees the risk management, quality control and default management departments and has responsibility for Fannie Mae’s automated underwriting system, Desktop Underwriter™. In that capacity, she introduced new mortgage scoring models and mortgage loan products that are designed to meet the financing needs of low- and moderate-income homebuyers.
Previously, Johnson was vice president of Single-Family Risk Management. Before joining Fannie Mae as legal counsel in 1993, Johnson served as counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation in the Securities and Finance section of the Legal Division. Earlier, she spent eight years in private practice, working for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco and later Ballard, Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll in Washington. She specialized in municipal securities. During law school, Johnson was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She is married to Bruce Johnson, and they have three girls, Brandon, Sage and Kimberly. Pam and her family reside in Potomac, Maryland.