ALI Elects 50 New Members

ALI Elects 50 New Members

The American Law Institute has elected 50 new members who will bring their expertise to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes.

“The American Law Institute has accomplished so much in our nearly 100 years, due in great part to the wisdom and participation of our talented, experienced, and diverse membership,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “It is with great pride that I welcome this new group of members, who will bring their expertise and distinctive voices to the Institute’s ongoing Restatement, Principles, and Model Code projects.”

Visit the Newly Elected Members Page to view biographical sketches of the new members.

Maibeth J. Porter, Birmingham – Partner, Maynard Cooper & Gale, P. C.

Bridget Bade, Phoenix – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Marek Dubovec, Tucson – Executive Director, Kozolchyk National Law Center (NatLaw)

Rachel L. Brand, Bentonville – Executive Vice President of Global Governance, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Walmart Inc.

Allison Bennington, San Francisco – Partner and Chief Legal Officer, ValueAct Capital HQ
Robert E. Denham, Los Angeles – Partner, Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP
Dalié Jiménez, Irvine – Professor, University of Califonia, Irvine School of Law
Thomas S. Lue, Mountain View – General Counsel, DeepMind

District of Columbia
Elizabeth A. Andersen – Executive Director, World Justice Project
Shay Dvoretzky – Partner, Jones Day
Caroline Rose Fredrickson – President Emerita, American Constitutional Society
Joshua Alexander Geltzer – Executive Director & Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law Center, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy & Protection
Jessie K. Liu – U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia U.S. Attorney's Office
Annette L. Nazareth – Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Elizabeth B. Prelogar – Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General

Elizabeth L. Branch, Atlanta – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Robert H. Thomas, Honolulu – Partner, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert

Austen L. Parrish, Bloomington – Dean, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law

Regina S. Edwards, Louisville – Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Kurt D. Engelhardt, New Orleans – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Carl E. Stewart, Shreveport – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Thomas F. Cotter, Minneapolis – Professor, University of Minnesota School of Law

New Jersey
Rosemary Alito, Newark – Partner, K&L Gates LLP

New York
Holly J. Gregory, New York – Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Reena Raggi, New York – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Emily Gold Waldman, White Plains – Professor, Pace University School of Law

North Carolina
Albert Diaz, Charlotte – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Caryn Coppedge McNeill, Raleigh – Partner, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP

Barbara J. Howard, Cincinnati – Partner, Barbara J. Howard Co., L.P.A.
Lark Mallory, Columbus – General Counsel and Director of CDFI Investments, Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County
Marlon A. Primes, Cleveland – Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio

Cary Coglianese, Philadelphia – Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Michael R. Dimino, Harrisburg – Professor, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Sarah Hammer, Philadelphia – Sr. Director, Alternative Investments Program, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Meredith C. Slawe, Philadelphia – Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

South Carolina
Sherri A. Lydon, Columbia – U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Julia Smith Gibbons, Memphis – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Alan D. Albright, Waco – Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Peter Bray, Houston – Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Elizabeth S. Chestney, San Antonio – Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Kevin D. Jewell, Houston – Judge, Court of Appeals, Fourteeth District of Texas
Jeffrey A. Kaplan, Houston – Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, LyondellBasell Industries
Ernest Martin, Jr., Dallas – Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Huyen Pham, Fort Worth – Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law
Robert Lee Pitman, Austin – Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., Brownsville – Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Rodolfo Rodriguez, Jr., Irving – Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & HR Officer, CEC Entertainment, Inc.
David J. Schenck, Dallas – Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeals


Dan Shefet, Paris – Founding Partner, Cabinet Shefet

New Zealand
David Goddard, Wellington – Justice, Court of Appeal of New Zealand


About The American Law Institute

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. The ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

By participating in the Institute’s work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.

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