Connect with the Power of Orange

The Power of Orange embodies our extensive alumni network. Students will have the opportunity to connect with Syracuse Law alumni over email, or through a personal meeting. The alumni below have volunteered their time to serve as a resource for you because they believe in the power of a Syracuse legal education. We have organized our alumni by region in order to ease the process of finding an alum near you. To connect with an alum, please fill out this form and a member from our Admissions Office will contact you directly to put you in touch with our alumni.

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Charles Taylor, L’96
Los Angeles, CA
Staff Counsel, Office of the State Controller
State Government

Melissa Fox, L’98
Los Angeles, CA
Staff Attorney, Dept. of Child Support Services
Family Law, Local Government Law

Jean Cha Koh, L’02
Los Angeles, CA
Deputy Trial Counsel, Office of the Chief Trial Counsel
State Government, Litigation

Tyson Hubbard, L’08
Sacramento, CA
Downey Brand LLP
Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury Law

Aaron Tidman, L’07
San Francisco, CA
Anti-Corruption Counsel, Gilead Sciences
Criminal Defense, Litigation Law

Becki Graham, L’05
San Francisco, CA
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Civil Litigation, Labor and Employment Law

Meredith Johnson, L’09
Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism graduate
Long Beach, CA
Attorney, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Dept. of Homeland Security
Immigration Law, Torts, Ethics, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment Law

Noah Garber, L’08
Oakland, CA
Senior Field Attorney, National Labor Relations Board - Region 32
Labor Law


Matthew Policastro, L’02
Las Vegas, NV
Dickinson Wright
Business Law, Estate Planning, Tax Law


Heather Schroder Morawski, L’07
Farmington Hills, MI
Senior Legal Counsel, Bosch North America
Corporate Law, Business Law


Michael Berner, L’03
Columbus, OH
Corporate and Securities Counsel, The Wendy’s Corporation
Securities Law, Corporate Law

​Washington, D.C.

Kevin Toomey, L’12
Washington, DC
Associate, Arnold and Porter
Corporate Law, Banking Law

Tara Pistorese, L’14
Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism graduate
Washington, DC
Attorney Adviser, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Military Law, National Security Law, Constitutional Law, Appellate Law

Emily Schneider, L’13
Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism graduate
Washington, DC
Consultant, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Cybersecurity consulting


Derrik Forshee, L’11
Baltimore, MD
Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

North Carolina

Rob Futrell, L’94
Raleigh, NC
Wyrick, Robbins, Yates, and Ponton LLP
Business Law, Banking Law


Mark O’Brien, L’14
Richmond, VA
Staff Attorney, US Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

Jeffrey Howell, L’14
Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism graduate
Virginia Beach, VA
Special Asst. Commonwealth Attorney & Chief Counsel, Global Accountability Initiative
Domestic and International Criminal Law


Cady Sinnwell Gerlach, L’13
Iowa City, IA
Associate, Meardon, Sueppel, and Downer
General Practice


Rick Shearer, L’04
Kansas City, MO
Associate, Shook, Hardy, and Bacon LLP
Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation

​New Mexico

Ric Pugliese, L’11
U.S. Air Force
Las Cruces, NM
Military Law


Adrian “Jay’ Leonard, L’10
Denver, CO
Sherman and Howard LLC
Litigation, International, Appellate


Jace Richards, L’05
Meridan, ID
Strategic and Operational Solutions Inc.
Corporate Law


Adam Greenway, L’05
Salt Lake City, UT
Asst. Chief Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Federal Government

​New York

Jenny Lewis, L’15
Rochester, NY
Nixon Peabody

Matthew Holmes, L’15
Rochester, NY
Lacy Katzen

Andrew Wright, L’10
Buffalo, NY
Hodgson Russ LLP
Tax Law

Stacy Katz Wright, L’10
Buffalo, NY
Formerly of CitiGroup
Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation

Rachel Ann Abbott, L’05
Binghamton, NY
Partner, Coughlin and Gerhart LLP
Litigation, Family Law

Jeffrey Keesom, L’12
Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism graduate
Ithaca, NY
Senior Data Analytics Engineer, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Government Contracting

Sarah Oliker, L’03
Utica, NY
Asst. General Counsel, CONMED Corp.
Health Law, Inhouse Counsel

David Baker, L’05
New York, NY
Entertainment and Sports Law

Chanel Hudson, L’05
New York, NY
Office of the Public Defender, State of New Jersey
State Government

Patrick Kennell, L’02
New York, NY
Partner, Kaufman, Dolowich, and Voluck LLP
Insurance, Professional Liability Litigation

Carey Ng, L’02
New York, NY
Asst. District Attorney
Criminal Prosecution

Sophia Cahill, L’14
New York, NY
Connell Foley LLP

Andrea Kao, L’14
New York, NY
Temporary Staff Attorney, Human Rights First
Immigration Law and Human Rights Advocacy


David Lim, L’12
Philadelphia, PA
Asst. District Attorney

Ross Alexander, L’09
Philadelphia, PA
Woodcock Washburn LLP
Patent, Litigation

Jessica Alexander, L’09
Philadelphia, PA
Cozen O’Connor
Business Law

Brian Pulito, L’06
Pittsburgh, PA
Steptoe and Johnson PLLC
Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Construction Law


Emily Beekman, L’13
Boston, MA
Associate, Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie, and Lougee LLP
Estate Planning, Elder Law

Amanda Orcutt, L’12
Boston, MA
Associate, Holland and Knight LLP
Litigation, Arbitration


Rachel Van Patten, L’10
Bethel, AK
Assistant Attorney General, State of Alaska
Health, Social Services, Children’s Rights


Nelson Atkin, L’74
Portland, OR
Partner, Barran Liebman, LLP
Labor Law


Reagan Roth L’06
Seattle, WA
Associate at Perkins Coie, LLP
Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright

Jacqueline Lawrence, L’13
Everett, WA
Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office


Brendan Gilbert, L’04
Houston, TX
Legal Counsel, Slumberger Technology Corp.
Corporate Law, Contracts, Litigation

John Stevens, L’11
San Antonio, TX
City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation

Christopher Beeler L’15
Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism graduate
San Antonio, TX
Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Federal Court Litigation


Shayne Burnham, L’10
Miami, FL
Asst. Attorney General
Criminal Prosecution, Appellate Law

Lawrence Raab, L’14
Hollywood, FL
Law Clerk, Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole, and Bierman
Current LL.M. student at University of Miami - graduating in May
Real Estate, Land Use Groups


Noah Schectman, L’11
Atlanta, GA
Asst. District Attorney
Criminal Prosecution