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Alumni Spotlight

Penn Law is inspired by the sweeping impact of its graduates around the world.  Thousands of Penn Law alumni are based in over 75 countries; leading in fields ranging from law, politics, diplomacy, academia, and business.   Each month, our Alumni Spotlights series shares the stories of global graduates in all phases of their careers – from emerging leaders to established decision-makers and distinguished dignitaries.  

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  • Catherine Kessedjian
    Professor Emeritus, University Panthéon-Assas Paris II
    Academic
  • Gustavo Arnavat
    Senior Adviser, Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Development
  • Jason Kearns
    Jason Kearns (L’96)
    Commissioner of U.S. International Trade Commission (to be confirmed)
    Government
  • Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn
    Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn (LLM’87, SJD’93)
    Secretary-General of Thailand’s Office of the Insurance Commission
    Government
  • Cynthia Soohoo
    Co-Director of the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, CUNY Law School
    Human Rights
  • T. Kumar
    T. Kumar (LLM’91)
    International Advocacy Director, Amnesty International USA
    Human Rights
  • Kate Barth
    Kate Barth (L’10)
    Legal Director, Freedom Now
    Human Rights
  • Cristiana Fragola
    Regional Director for Europe and Middle East, 100 Resilient Cities
    Sustainability
  • James Eisenstein
    Chairman and CEO of Grupo TorreSur
    Entrepreneurship
  • John Moran
    John Moran (LLM’87)
    Former Secretary General, Ireland’s Department of Finance
    Entrepreneurship
  • Shira Perlmutter
    Director for International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Intellectual Property
  • Jong-An Kim
    Jong-An Kim (LLM’90)
    Director for International Trademarks Promotion, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    Intellectual Property
  • Miguel E. Rodriguez
    Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Center for American Progress
    Government
  • Alejandro Medina-Mora
    Deputy Legal Director, National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA)
    Government
  • John Groarke
    John Groarke (L’88)
    Mission Director, USAID Pakistan
    Development
  • Kathy Stroker
    Kathy Stroker (L’04)
    Acting Deputy Director, Peace Corps
    Development
  • Yvonne Mokgoro
    Yvonne Mokgoro (LLM’90)
    Former Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa
    Judiciary
  • Gerard Hogan
    Gerard Hogan (LLM’82)
    Judge, Irish Court of Appeal
    Judiciary
  • F. Scott Kieff
    Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission
    Government
  • Wan-an Chiang
    Wan-an Chiang (LLM’04 L’06)
    Member of the Legislature, Taiwan
    Government
  • Khaled Abou el Fadl
    Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law, UCLA
    Academic
  • Nadia Banteka
    Nadia Banteka (LLM’12, SJD’16)
    Assistant Professor of International Law, Tilburg Law School
    Academic
  • Heath Tarbert
    Heath Tarbert (JD’01, SJD’02)
    Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Markets and Investment Policy
    Financial
  • Salman A. Al-Ansari
    Partner, Al-Ansari and Associates
    Private Practice
  • Stuart E. Jones
    Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department
    Diplomacy
  • Lodewijk Briet
    Lodewijk Briet (LLM’75)
    Former European Union Ambassador to Kenya
    Diplomacy
  • Dan Restrepo
    Dan Restrepo (L’99)
    Former Special Assistant to President Obama & Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs
    Government
  • David Gill
    David Gill (LLM’98)
    State Secretary; Chief of the Office of the Federal President of Germany
    Government
  • Susan Pologruto
    Senior Democracy Advisor, USAID Bureau for Food Security
    Development
  • Romy Rahme
    Romy Rahme (LLM’10)
    Head of Legal Department, FEED
    Development