Greg Jordan, ’84, talks about leading Reed Smith to a worldwide presence through a whirlwind decade. The global managing partner talks about globalization, the keys to creating long-term client relationships, learning from other businesses, and the skills that lawyers need right now.
Michael Carrasco, ’99, left private practice to return to U.S. service in Iraq. For the past two years, he’s led a team of international security advisers helping the new Iraqi government protect its judiciary and other key cabinet-level ministers, a group in the crosshairs of terrorist attacks.
As President of Digital Media for the Fox Entertainment Group, Dan Fawcett, ’88, is redefining how we will view TV and movies now and into the future—redefining the very how, when and where of entertainment. Read More >
Q. Todd Dickinson, ‘77, tells a story of how one seemingly unrelated environmental event can “trigger the unprecedented development, and ongoing debate, of critical issues in another area of law and public policy: intellectual property.” Read More >
Barbara Bonn Powell, ’91, is the Transportation Security Administration’s Federal Security Director at Newark Liberty International Airport—one of the TSA’s 121 Federal Security Directors across the U.S. The story of how and why she came to this position is intertwined with the story of September 11. Read More >
Cathleen Laporte, ’97, turned a lifelong dream into one of New York’s most unique philanthropic organizations, Athletes for Charity, that is helping professional athletes help children in need. Read More >
When Ralph Cappy, ’68, retired from his position as Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court late last year, he completed an historic phase of his life’s journey—a journey that he could never have imagined and could never have predicted. Read More >
Fans flock to NASCAR speedways across North America for the ultimate in motor sport theatre—a theatre of high-speed, high-risk, high-stakes competition complete with high human drama. It’s what initially drew Andy O’Hara, ’91, to the sport—a sport that ultimately became one of the most transformative forces of his adult life. Read More >
Scott Bullock, ’91, who argued the landmark Kelo case before the U.S. Supreme Court, discusses the changing tide in legal and popular opinion as a result of Kelo, describing it as nothing less than an “unprecedented nationwide backlash against eminent domain abuse.” Read More >
Pushing one’s own boundaries, forging new paths, creating opportunities, gaining new perspectives on the world and on one’s self—that’s Ron Brand. And characteristic of the international and comparative law program at Pitt Law—a program that Brand helped to build. Read More >
She is the anti-pirate. While certainly not battling swashbuckling buccaneers on the high seas, Deborah Robinson, ’93, is engaged in an equally daunting battle that is fought in illegal CD production factories, on the street and on the Web. At the forefront of an industry dedicated to the deterrence of music piracy, Robinson is helping to shape intellectual property law in the U.S. Read More >
Jack H. Olender, ’60, President of the Washington, D.C. malpractice law firm, Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C., chronicles the evolution of malpractice/personal injury law from the first reported million dollar verdict to today’s debate over tort law. Read More >
The School of Law joined with leading health law practitioners from around the country to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Health Law Certificate Program—a Program that was one of the first in the country to offer a concentration in health law and that is now consistently ranked among the top 15 programs of its kind. Read More >
Mark Nadeau, ’81, always had two dreams—to be a lawyer and to live on a ranch surrounded by horses. He became not just any lawyer and not just any rancher. He pushed himself to perfect the art of both, becoming one of the world’s leading experts in international arbitration, and—a prize-winning team roper in the heart-pounding, precision-filled, lightning-quick sport of team roping. Read More >
Martine Beamon rocketed out of the Class of ’92, charting a legal path with a most stunning trajectory. And she credits a Pitt Law professor as one of the greatest inspirations for her career. Read More >
It was an effort that would take three and one-half years, five teams of students, six semesters and the expert guidance of Pitt Law Clinical Professor Stella Smetanka. Yet, the work of the Pitt Health Law Clinic would ultimately bring about a change in national health policy, helping to save the lives of hundreds of people each year. Read More >