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Leadership Change for Law Alumni Society Board of Managers

October 08, 2019

Leslie Altus L'83Leslie Altus L'83The Penn Law Alumni Society Board of Managers welcomes Leslie Altus L’83 and Sarah Rosen L’10 as its new President and Vice President, beginning in 2019-2020.  Leslie, who works as counsel in the Tax Department of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, replaces Jannie Lau L’02, who stepped down at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.  Sarah is Associate General Counsel and Senior Director of Legal Affairs for Plated, a meal delivery service that began in 2012.  She is stepping into the Vice Presidency that was formerly held by Leslie. 

“I was elected to the Law Alumni Society Board of Managers around 10 years ago, and I was honored to be asked to serve as President this year.  I am excited about the opportunity to help our incredible students and alumni connect with each other and with the extraordinary administration and faculty at the Law School,” said Altus.  “Penn Law has this amazing vibe – it’s humming with optimism, intelligence, creativity, and good will.  Much of my own personal sense of fulfillment was attributable to the options that had been made available to me because I hail from this great institution.  So I decided I wanted to become more involved – to give back, but also, more selfishly, just to spend more time hanging around with these inspiring people at the Law School.”

Sarah Rosen L'10Sarah Rosen L'10“Penn Law has a uniquely warm and welcoming community and it’s been a joy to remain involved,” said Rosen.  “I have been consistently impressed with the Board of Managers’ continued enthusiasm for supporting the school, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help the Board become an even greater resource.” 

The Law Alumni Society Board of Managers is a group of exceptionally dedicated alumni who serve as an advisory board for the Dean of the Law School.  They provide expert advice and guidance in different areas of importance for Penn Law, including Public Interest, Career Planning & Placement, and Student Life.


What does Leslie hope to accomplish during her time as LAS BOM President?  “I am hoping we can continue to expand our ‘casual coffee’ events that enable students and alumni to meet informally across the country over school breaks, as well as develop more ways to help students and alumni meet and develop friendships.  My goal as President is to help spread the power of Penn Law, because the power of Penn Law is limitless!”