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ALI Elects 58 New Members

ALI Elects 58 New Members

The American Law Institute has elected 58 new members who will bring their expertise in several areas of law to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles and the Model Penal Codes.

“I am very pleased to have these remarkable judges, practitioners, and academics join our engaged group of distinguished and thoughtful members,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “I look forward to working with them as we continue The American Law Institute’s important work on Restatements of the Law, Principles of Law, the Model Penal Code and the UCC.”

Election of these new members raises ALI's total number of elected members to 2,871.* Visit the Newly Elected Members page to view biographical sketches of the new members.

Arizona
Patricia Lee Refo, Phoenix – Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

California
Michael M. Berger, Los Angeles – Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Colleen V. Chien, Santa Clara – Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law
Donald Earl Childress III, Malibu – Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law
Richard T. Ford, Palo Alto – Professor, Stanford Law School
Angela P. Harris, Davis – Professor, University of California, Davis School of Law
Gerald López, Los Angeles – Professor, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
David Alan Sklansky, Palo Alto – Professor, Stanford Law School
Kim McLane Wardlaw, Pasadena – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Colorado
Nancy Leong, Denver – Professor, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

Connecticut
Oona A. Hathaway, New Haven – Professor, Yale Law School
Jonathan S. Mothner, Stamford – Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Synchrony Financial

District of Columbia
Tanya S. Chutkan, Washington – Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Miguel A. Estrada, Washington – Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Florida
Jennifer S. Martin, Miami Gardens – Professor, St. Thomas University School of Law

Georgia
Kay L. Levine, Atlanta – Professor, Emory University School of Law
Chilton Davis Varner, Atlanta – Partner, King & Spalding

Hawaii
Charles R. Lawrence, III, Honolulu – Professor, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
Mari J. Matsuda, Honolulu – Professor, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law

Illinois
Daniel Abebe, Chicago – Deputy Dean & Professor, University of Chicago Law School
Douglas G. Baird, Chicago – Professor, University of Chicago Law School
Carla Cowles van Dongen, Bloomington – Associate General Counsel & Section Head, State Farm Insurance Companies

Louisiana
Nancy Scott Degan, New Orleans – Shareholder, Baker Donelson

Maryland
Danielle Citron, Baltimore – Professor, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Randolph Stuart Sergent, Baltimore – Deputy General Counsel, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Massachusetts
Katharine B. Silbaugh, Boston – Professor, Boston University School of Law

Michigan
Alicia J. Davis, Ann Arbor – Associate Dean & Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Mississippi
Margaret Oertling Cupples, Jackson – Managing Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Carlton Wayne Reeves, Jackson – Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi

New Jersey
Elise Boddie, Newark – Professor, Rutgers School of Law
John F. K. Oberdiek, Camden – Professor, Rutgers School of Law

New York
Boris Bershteyn, New York – Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Damaris Hernández, New York – Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Steven G. Horowitz, New York – Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Olatunde Johnson, New York – Vice Dean & Professor, Columbia Law School
Dan D. Kohane, Buffalo – Senior Member, Hurwitz & Fine P.C.
Lewis J. Liman, New York – Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Eduardo Peñalver, Ithaca – Dean, Cornell Law School
Katrina M. Wyman, New York – Professor, New York University School of Law

North Carolina
Lawrence A. Zelenak, Durham – Professor, Duke University School of Law

Oklahoma
Liesa L. Richter, Norman – Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Oregon
Susan Gary, Eugene – Professor, University of Oregon School of Law

Pennsylvania
Deborah L. Brake, Pittsburgh – Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

South Carolina
Wilbur E. Johnson, Charleston – Managing Partner, Young, Clement, Rivers LLP

Texas
Lynn Anne Baker, Austin – Professor, University of Texas Law School
Michelle Adams Earley, Austin – Partner, Locke Lord LLP
W. Scott Hastings, Dallas – Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Jane M. N. Webre, Austin – Partner, Scott Douglas & McConnico LLP
Kennon L. Wooten, Austin – Partner, Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Carolyn Wright, Dallas – Chief Justice, Texas Court of Appeals, 5th District

Vermont
Beth Robinson, Montpelier – Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court

Virginia
Eric R. Claeys, Arlington – Professor, The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Julia D. Mahoney, Charlottesville – Professor, University of Virginia School of Law
Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash, Charlottesville – Professor, University of Virginia School of Law

Washington
Jeffrey A. Beaver, Seattle – Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
John B. Kirkwood, Seattle – Professor, Seattle University School of Law

Wisconsin
Michelle A. Behnke, Madison – Founder, Michelle Behnke & Associates
Robyn S. Shapiro, Fox Point – Founder, Health Sciences Law Group, LLC

* The Institute's elected membership of lawyers, judges, and law professors is limited to 3,000. The total membership of more than 4,600 includes ex officio members, honorary members, and life members (those elected members who have attained more than 25 years).