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Law Alumni Society - Board of Managers

Overview

The Law Alumni Society Board of Managers is a nominated group of alumni volunteers that meets three times per year at the Law School.

The Law Alumni Society (LAS) Board of Managers maintains strong connections with the Law School through business meetings with the Dean and service on committees dedicated to priorities at the Law School (including Public Interest, Career Planning & Professionalism, and Student Life). Managers’ meetings typically include discussions with current Penn Law students, news from various departments, and updates from the Dean.

Managers serve one three-year term on the Board, with an option to serve an additional three-year term.

The Board also assists in organizing and participating in various volunteer initiatives that serve the Law School, alumni, and current and admitted students. In addition to Board meetings, members enjoy educational lunchtime panels, opportunities to sit in on classes, tours of the Law School, and other local opportunities to socialize and network.

To learn more about nominating outstanding alumni to the Board, or assisting the Board with its aims, please contact Kim Benenhaley at kbenen@law.upenn.edu.

Leadership

President

Leslie Altus L’83
Hewlett, NY

Vice President

Sarah Rosen L’10
New York, NY

Alumni Engagement Chair

Michael Saslaw L’82
Dallas, TX

Development Chair

Andy Margolis C’84 L’87
Penn Valley, PA

Student Life Committee Co-Chair

Henry Hoberman C’82, L’85
New York, NY

 

Board of Managers

Leslie Altus 
L’83
Hewlett, NY

Dick Atkins
L’62
Philadelphia, PA

Amanda Aycock
C’07 L’10
New York, NY

Leona Barsky
L’84
New York, NY

Joe Beller
L’59
Wynnewood, PA

Michael Benn
L’07
New York, NY

Franklin Best
L’70
Chester Springs, PA

Matthew Blank
C’03 WG’08 L’08
New York, NY

Jeffrey Blumenfeld
L’73
Washington, DC

EJ Borrack
C’86 L’90
New York, NY

Joe Carapiet
L’08
Washington, DC

Catherine Carr
L’79
Philadelphia, PA

Chao-Ming Chen
GL’08
Wynnewood, PA

Abbi L. Cohen
L’83
Philadelphia, PA

Kipp Cohen
L’94
Philadelphia, PA

Enrique Conde
L’05
Miami, FL

Alyson Cooke
L’89
Silver Spring, MD

Ryan Cooper
L’14
Boston, MA

J. Raul Cosio
L’85 Miami, FL

David Crichlow
L’89
New York, NY

Kristen Dama
L’07
Philadelphia, PA

Ed Dandridge
L’89
Hastings on Hudson, NY

Kevin Dermody
L’16
Philadelphia, PA

Jimmy Fanelly
L’09
Los Angeles, CA

Scott Fast
L’94
Philadelphia, PA

Rachel Flipse
L’10
Washington, DC

Ben Folkinshteyn
C’02, L’06
New York, New York

Gerald S. Frim
C’80, GSE’80, L’84
Newton Centre, MA

Leeza Garber 
L’11
Philadelphia, PA

Gerardo Garcia-Fiad
GL’02
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Darren Goodman
L’11
New York, NY

Gail Gottehrer
L’92
Hartford, CT

Andre K. Gray
L’09New York, NY

Jane Siegel Greene
C’91, L’95
New York, NY

Bernard Gross
W’56 L’59
Philadelphia, PA

Adam Haberfield
L’98
Montvale, NJ

Haley Heyer
L’09
New York, NY

Alicia Hickok
L’01
Philadelphia, PA

Henry Hoberman
C’82 L’85
Demarest, NJ

Marion Hubing
CHE’64 L’90
Valley Forge, PA

Aaron Katzel
L’97
New York, NY

Marc Kesselman
L’96
Dallas, TX

Jason Kleinwaks
L’14
San Francisco, CA

Inti L. Knapp
L’00
Seattle, WA

Lori Knauer
L’89
Swarthmore, PA

Jennifer Krevitt
L’92
New York, NY

Esther Lander
L’97
Washington D.C.

Cletus Lyman
L’71
Philadelphia, PA

Andy Margolis
C’84 L’87
Penn Valley, PA

Dan Markind
W’80, L’83
Philadelphia, PA

Lynn Marks
L’79
Philadelphia, PA

Aimee Martin
L’13
Hoboken, NJ

Kim (McCoy) Upham
L’11
Dallas, TX

Gwen Mesco
L’10
Los Angeles, CA

Steven Messner
L’14
Houston, TX

Cathryn Miller-Wilson
L’93
Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Morton
L’00Washington, DC

Chris Murray 
L’01
Indianapolis, IN

Andrea Patton
L’99
Boston, MA

Paul Presburger
L’87
Encino, CA

Kenneth Racowski
L’02
Philadelphia, PA

Carolina Ramirez
L’09
New York, NY

Pilar Ramos
L’97
Purchase, NY

Donyale Reavis
L’99
Haddonfield, NJ

Brielle Madej Rey
L’08
Philadelphia, PA

Jason Ridloff
W’93, WG’98, L’99
New York, NY

Brenda Robinson
L’03
Matteson, IL

Sarah Rosen
L’10
New York, NY

Daniel Rotko
L’15
Philadelphia, PA

Cheryl Saban
C’82 L’85
Greenwich, CT

Michael A. Saslaw
L’82
Dallas, TX

Raffaele Scalcione
GL’02, GRL’10
Milan, Italy

Harper Seldin
C’11, L’14
Philadelphia, PA

Corey Ellen Sharkey
L’07
Philadelphia, PA

Philip Shecter
C’09 L’14
San Francisco, CA

Jane Greene Siegel
C’91 L’95
New York, NY

Phil Sivin
L’96
New York, NY

Meredith Slawe
L’05Philadelphia, PA

Gigi Sohn
L’86
Washington, DC

Steve Stoute
L’14
Havertown, PA

David C. Williams
L’10
Philadelphia, PA

Sarah Hammer Williams
WG’99, L’11
Haverford, PA

Neal Wilson
L’91
Arlington, VA

The Hon. Flora Barth Wolf
L’80
Philadelphia, PA

Kam S. Wong
L’94
Woodside, NY

Su Ming Yeh
L’04
Philadelphia, PA

 

Ex-Officio Members

Past Presidents

Laura K. Christa L’80: Los Angeles, CA
Rick D’Avino L’80: Riverside, CT
Arlene Fickler L’74: Philadelphia, PA
Jim Golden L’80: Merion Station, PA
Arthur W. Lefco L’71: Conshohocken, PA
David Richman L’69: Ardmore, PA
Richard E. Rosin L’68: Elkins Park, PA
Tai Chang Terry L’80: New York, NY

Past University of Pennsylvania Law School Dean

Michael A. Fitts
Philadelphia, PA

Penn Alumni

Lisa Holzsager Kramer L’70: Bedford, NY

Order of the Coif

Alfred W. Putnam, Jr. L’78: Ardmore, PA

Law Alumni Society Awards

One important responsibility of the LAS Board is to cast votes for the nominees of the Law School’s yearly LAS Alumni Awards. These awards honor exemplary and inspirational members of the Penn Law community.

The LAS Alumni Awards given out each fall are:

  • The James Wilson Award, Honoring a lifetime of service to the profession
  • The Distinguished Service Award, Honoring service to the Law School,
  • The Louis H. Pollak Public Service Award, Honoring justice through service to others
  • The Alumni Award of Merit, Honoring professional achievement and service to the Law School
  • The Young Alumni Award, Honoring the professional achievement of an alumnus/a who has graduated within the past 10 years
  • The Howard Lesnick Pro Bono Award, Honoring a sustained commitment to pro bono and/or public service throughout a private sector career