Case Western Reserve University International Law Alumni

Case Western Reserve University School of Law has dozens of law alumni occupying important positions in government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, corporations and law firms around the world.  Our alumni regularly help our students obtain internships and jobs in the field.

    Mohamed Chambas (‘84), head of the UN Africa Bureau (NYC)
    Government/International Organizations
    • Stephen Petras (’79), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council of the Great Lakes Region
    • Anne Simon ('83), Senior Advisor, Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    • (Pictured) Mohamed Chambas (‘84), head of the U.N. Africa Bureau (NYC)
    • Ambassador Capricia Marshall (‘90), former Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State (DC)
    • Francois Philippe Champagne (‘94), former Canadian Foreign Minister, currently Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Ottawa)
    • Elizabeth Reichard ('04), Senior Immigration Associate, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernstein & Lowry, LLP (NY).   
    • Ruth Mary Hackler (‘05), Prosecuting Attorney, Cambodia Genocide Tribunal (Phnom Penh)
    • Ahran Kang McCloskey (‘05), Attorney Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
    • Chelan Bliss (‘07), Senior Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State (DC)
    • Kelly Schmidt ('08), Legal Officer, UNJSPF, United Nations (New York)
    • Ra'id Alsaedi ('09), Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister of Iraq, formerly Inspector General of the Iraqi Army and Chief Investigative Judge of the Iraqi High Tribunal
    • Nate Quick (‘09), Prosecutor, Kosovo Tribunal (The Hague)
    • Robert Kayinamura (‘11) Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda the United Nations
    Andres Perez (‘04), Attorney Adviser at UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva
    Human Rights Law
    • Swithin Monyantwali (‘92), Executive Director and Co-Founder of the International Law Institute - Africa Center for Legal Excellence (Uganda and South Africa)
    • Chris Rassi (‘03), Director of the Office of Secretary-General, International Federation of the Red Cross in Geneva
    • (Pictured) Andres Perez (‘04), Attorney Advisor at U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva
    • Zach Lampell (‘08), Legal Adviser, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (DC)
    • Kathleen Gibson (‘08), Legal Adviser, Danish Refugee Council in Israel 
    • Margaux Day (‘09), Policy Director, Accountability Counsel (DC)
    • Niki Dasarathy (‘09), Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (DC)
    • Kimberly Brown (‘12), Senior Governance Adviser, Twitter’s governance framework for global content moderation, former Associate Director of the Carter Center’s Rule of Law Program
    • Rachel Wolbers (‘12), Public Policy Manager, Facebook Oversight Board
    • Eva Saulnier ('20) International Family Law Associate, Zashin & Rich (Cleveland)
    • Kristina Aiad-Toss ('21), Associate Attorney, Human Trafficking, Babin Law (Columbus, OH); Assistant with the ABA’s Access to Remedy Institute (DC)
    Austin Fragomen (‘68), founder of world’s largest immigration firm (NYC)
    Immigration Law
    • (Pictured) Austin Fragomen (‘68), founder of world’s largest immigration firm (NYC)
    • Lisa Scott (’86), Founder of Scott Global Migration Law Group (Chicago)
    • Joseph Edlow (‘07), General Counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DC)
    • Rachel Berman-Vaporis (‘14), Trial Attorney at the Office of Immigration Litigation - Appellate Section, Civil Division, DOJ (DC)
    • Malea Hetrick ('17), Attorney Advisor, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Cleveland Immigration Court
    • Aliza Corinne Lopes-Baker ('17), Attorney Advisor, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Cleveland Immigration Court
    • Seth Garfinkel ('17), Attorney Advisor, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Denver Immigration Court
    • Kate Masetta-Alvarez (‘18), DOJ Immigration Law Appeals Attorney (DC)
    • Amelia Wester ('19), Associate Immigration Attorney at Blake Immigration Law, PLLC
     John Sopko (‘77), Inspector General of Afghanistan Reconstruction (DC) 
    National Security Law
    • (Pictured) John Sopko (‘77), Inspector General of Afghanistan Reconstruction (DC)
    • Kevin Nealer (‘78), Principal of The Scowcroft Group (DC)
    • Admiral Janet Donovan (‘83), former head of the Navy Reserve JAG Corps (DC)
    • Robert Altneu (‘91), Director of the US Customs Office of Rules & Regulations
    • Ted Fowles (‘00), Coast Guard Chief Trial Judge (DC)
    • Rick Batson (’02), Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Legal Service Command in Norfolk
    • Keith Petty ('02), Major in Army JAG, Legal Liaison Officer for US Army Europe at the US Embassy in Berlin
    • Katharine MacKenzie (‘11), Counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics (former Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (DC)
    • Phil Hadji (’12), Assistant General Counsel, Department of Navy (DC)
    • Ted Parran (’13), Assistant Chief Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security (Cleveland)
    • Hyder Syed (‘13), Assistant General Counsel, INTERPOL (Lyon, France)
    • Kelly Schmidt ('18), Legal Officer, UNJSPF, United Nations (New York)
    • Jazmine Edwards (’21), Attorney-Adviser, DHS U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Rules and Regulations (Washington, DC)
    • Laura Graham ('21), U.S. Attorney General Honors Program, FBI National Security and Cyber Law Branch (DC)
    • David Krawiec (’21), Attorney-Adviser, DHS U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Rules and Regulations (Washington, DC)
    • Amanda Makhoul (’21), Attorney-Adviser, DHS U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Rules and Regulations (Washington, DC)
    Rick Newcomb (‘73), head of DLA Piper International Practice Section (DC)
    International Business and Trade Law
    • Ritchie Thomas ('64), International Trade Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs (DC)
    • (Pictured) Rick Newcomb (‘73), head of DLA Piper International Practice Section (DC)
    • Craig Chapman (‘80), Chair of Sidley Austin’s Global Capital Markets group (NYC)
    • Laura Quatela (‘82), General Counsel of Lenovo Group (China)
    • Michelle Gon (‘85) Partner and International Business Law specialist at Han Kun Law Offices (Shanghai)
    • William Hayes ('88), Senior Lawyer and Head of Legal & Business Affairs- R&D and Innovation, British Broadcasting Corporation (London)
    • Diego Archer ('03), Energy Maritime Engineering & Construction Practice Group, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernstein & Lowry, LLP. (Dallas/Houston)
    • Heather Doherty (‘11), former Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel, U.S. Commerce Department, currently International Trade Compliance Counsel, Nidec Motor Corporation
    • Ashley Lee (‘11), International Trade Counsel for Coca-Cola Company (Atlanta)
    • Luke Tillman (‘11), former Counsel, U.S. Trade Commission, currently Customs and International Trade lawyer at Steptoe and Johnson (DC)
    • Thomas Au (‘13), Assistant General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
    • Zack Walker ('13) Partner and International Trade Lawyer, Picard Kentz & Rowe LLP (DC) 
    • Tyler Kimberly, (‘15), Associate, McDermott Will & Emery LLP in the international trade practice group (DC)
    • Gabrielle Feuer (‘16), Assistant General Counsel, TransDigm Group Inc.
    • Brendan Saslow (‘16), Litigation Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Department of Commerce (DC)
    • Teresa Azzam ('19), International Arbitration Associate, Squire Patton Boggs Office in Dubai, UAE
    • Alex Lilly (‘19), International Arbitration Associate, Orrick (NY/DC)
    • Douglas Pilawa ('19), International Dispute Resolution Associate at Squire Patton Boggs, Cleveland
    • Garo Yaghsezian (’19), Associate, Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel (Paris)
    • Lauryn B. Durham (‘21) International Dispute Resolution Associate, Squire Patton Boggs (Cleveland)
    • Christina Luo (‘21) International Dispute Resolution Associate, Squire Patton Boggs (Cleveland)
    Judge Kathleen O’Malley (‘82), Judge of US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (DC)
    International Law Judges
    • (Pictured) Judge Kathleen O’Malley (‘82), Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (DC)
    • Jennifer Peyton (‘98), Immigration Court judge in Chicago
    • Jennifer Riedthaler Williams (‘01), Immigration Court Judge in Cleveland
    • Duncan Gaswaga (‘13), Judge of the Uganda High Court International Crimes Chamber
    International Law Professors
    • Chip Carter (’98), University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    • Ken Davis (’74), Wisconsin Law School
    • Amos Guiora (’85), University of Utah School of Law
    • Greg McNeal (’06), Pepperdine Law School
    • Bryan Mercurio (’00), University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
    • Katy Mercer (’83), Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Mary-Beth Moylan (’94), University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
    • Charles Norchi (’86), University of Maine School of Law
    • Jack Turner (’02), Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Rafael Dean Brown (’02), Qatar University College of Law