Law School

Board of Advisors 2016-17

The Law School’s Board of Advisors is made up of alumni and community leaders that provide counsel and support to the dean in carrying out his priorities for the Law School and building a more engaged and philanthropic alumni community. 

Jeanette M. Bazis (’92)
Attorney, Greene Espell PLLP

Sitso W. Bediako (’08)
Associate, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C.

Amy L. Bergquist (’07)
Staff Attorney, International Justice, The Advocates for Human Rights

Karin J. Birkeland (’87)
Formerly with Faegre Baker Daniels

James L. Chosy (’89)
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, U.S. Bancorp

Jennifer Ciresi (’07)
Deputy General Counsel, Hall Capital Partners LLC

William E. Drake (’66)
Retired, formerly VP, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of Medtronic

John F. Hartmann (’87)
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Gary J. Haugen (’74)
Of Counsel, Maslon LLP

Catharine F. Haukedahl (’79)
Executive Director, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Rachel C. Hughey (’03)
Partner, Merchant & Gould PC

Jay L. Kim (’88), Chair
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Director of Corporate Development, Alerus Financial Corporation

Jeannine L. Lee (’81)
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Marshall S. Lichty (’02)
Founder and Partner, EntrePartner Law Firm PLLC

Daniel W. McDonald (’85)
Partner, Merchant & Gould PC

Ambassador Tom McDonald (’79)
Partner, BakerHostetler

Christine L. Meuers (’83)
Head, Ethics Program Office, Wells Fargo & Company

Michelle Miller (’86)
Vice President, Chief Counsel, Employment Law, Medtronic

Cyrus A. Morton (’98)
Partner and Chair, Patent Office Trials Group, Robins Kaplan LLP

Michael T. Nilan (’79)
Partner, Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

David B. Potter (’80), Immediate Past Chair
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Roshan N. Rajkumar (’00)
Partner, Bowman and Brooke LLP

Mary S. Ranum (’83)
Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron PA

Lisa A. Rotenberg (’85)
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Stephen P. Safranski (’97)
Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP

Amy C. Seidel (’98), Chair Elect
Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Joseph P. Sullivan (’67)

Michael P. Sullivan Jr. (’96)
Principal, General Business and Tax Co-Chair, Gray Plant Mooty

The Honorable John R. Tunheim (’80)
Chief U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota

Kevin Warren
Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Vikings

Note: Recruitment of new members is managed by the Board’s Nominations and Governance Committee, and subject to approval by the full Board of Advisors. However, there are several sub-committees of the Board of Advisors that regularly seek additional non-board member volunteers to become actively involved. For more information about these opportunities and other ways to get involved as an alumni volunteer, go here.


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