The American Law Institute Elects 52 New Members

The American Law Institute (ALI) announced today the names of 52 newly elected members.

“I am pleased to welcome these distinguished individuals into The American Law Institute,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “Throughout its history, members of the Institute have been dedicated to clarifying and improving the law. I am confident that our newest group of members will help us fulfill that mission in serious ways, and find their participation to be professionally and personally rewarding.”

Elizabeth Alexander, Solo Practitioner, Law Offices of Elizabeth Alexander, Washington, DC

Matthew T. Bodie, Professor, St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO

Richard Briffault, Professor, Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY

Mary Patrice Brown, Dep. Asst. Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

David N. Calvillo, Mediator-Arbitrator & CPA, Calvillo Law Firm, PLLC, McAllen, TX

Robert P. Charrow, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Washington, DC

Julianna M. Childs, Judge, U.S. District Court, Greenville, SC

Robert F. Cusumano, General Counsel, ACE Group, New York, NY

Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, IN

Marguerite M. Elias, Sr. VP & General Counsel, Aircell, Itasca, IL

Robert Shenton French, Chief Justice, High Court of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Eric J. Friedman, Executive Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY

Richard M. Gergel, Judge, U.S. District Court, Charleston, SC

Laurence Gold, Of Counsel, Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC, Washington, DC

Rebecca A. Gregory, Professor, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX

James C. Ho, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dallas, TX

David A. Hoffman, Professor, Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Diane E. Hoffmann, Professor & Assoc. Dean, Academic Programs, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Duncan B. Hollis, Assoc. Professor & Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs, Temple University Law School, James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Kathleen J. Hopkins, Partner, Real Property Law Group PLLC, Seattle, WA

Robert H. Hu, Professor & Director of Library, St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, TX

Robert L. Kehr, Partner, Kehr, Schiff & Crane, Los Angeles, CA

Jeff Kichaven, Mediator, Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation, Los Angeles, CA

Harry C. Lee, Solo Practitioner, Law Office of Harry C. Lee, Chicago, IL

Richard A. Leo, Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law,

San Francisco, CA

Penina K. Lieber, Of Counsel, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, Pittsburgh, PA

Orly Lobel, Professor, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA

Meghan Howett Magruder, Sr. Partner, King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA


Colin P. Marks, Professor, St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, TX

Paul E. McGreal, Dean, University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, OH

Kevin H. Michels, Assoc. Professor, The College of New Jersey School of Business, Ewing, NJ

Paul W. Mollica, Of Counsel, Outten & Golden LLP, Chicago, IL

Melissa E. Murray, Professor, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA

Arden J. Olson, Partner, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC, Eugene, OR

R. Hewitt Pate, Vice President & General Counsel, Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA

Stephen P. Pate, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston, TX

Steven Plitt, Sr. Partner, Kunz Plitt Hyland & Demlong, Phoenix, AZ

Norman M. Powell, Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE

Robert L. Pratter, Of Counsel, Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Lawrence D. Rosenthal, Assoc. Dean, Academics, Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, KY

Michael D. Rubenstein, Partner, Liskow & Lewis, Houston, TX

Alan S. Rutkin, Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale, NY

Frederick P. Schaffer, General Counsel & Sr. Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, The City University of New York, New York, NY

Leslie Scott, Partner, Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada, PLLC, Ridgeland, MS

Nathaniel S. Shapo, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago, IL

Kathryn A. Stephens, Partner, Clemens & Spencer, San Antonio, TX

Edna Sussman, Principal, SussmanADR LLC, New York, NY

Sjef van Erp, Professor of Civil Law, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

Victor D. Vital, Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Dallas, TX

Stephan Wilske, Partner, Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart, Germany

Christopher S. Yoo, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA

Robert Alan Zauzmer, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorneys Office, Philadelphia, PA