NDLA Board


The NDLA Board represents Notre Dame Law School alumni and consists of 16 regional representatives, one at-large representative, three alumni constituency representatives, president-elect, immediate past-president, and president. NDLA also has an active group of past presidents and advisory committee members. Visit myNotreDame for additional contact and employment information.

Notre Dame Law Association Board

Jared des Rosiers ‘89 BS, ‘92 JD
June 30, 2014

Timothy Nickels, ’79 BA, ’82 JD

Region 1
(AK, HI, North CA, ID, North NV, OR, WA)
Walter Brown ’85 JD
June 30, 2015 (2)

Region 2
(CO, MT, NM, SD-Black Hills, UT, WY, Calgary)
Paul Hurcomb ‘94 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Region 3
(AZ, South CA, South NV)
Hon. Daniel J. Buckley ’77 BA, ’80 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Region 4
(MN, ND, SD, WI)
Maureen Watz Gornik ‘83 BA, ‘86 JD
June 30, 2016 (2)

Region 5
(IA, KS, MO, NE)
Bruce Baty ‘79 BA, ‘82 JD
June 30, 2016 (2)

Region 6
(IL, Northwest IN)
Hon. Elizabeth Tavitas ‘85 BA, ‘90 JD
June 30, 2016 (2)

Region 7
Patrick Van Tiflin ‘76 JD
June 30, 2014 (1)

Region 8
(IN, KY)
Nancy Helling Gargula ‘81 JD
June 30, 2015 (1)

Region 9
(OH, WV, West PA)
Perry A. Napolitano ‘89 JD
June 30, 2015 (1)

Region 10
(NJ, South CT, South NY)
James Carr ‘87 JD
June 30, 2014 (1)

Region 11
(ME, MA, NH, North CT, RI, VT)
Kathleen P. Lundy, ’01 JD
June 30, 2016 (1)

Region 12
(East PA, MD, Wash DC, VA, DE)
Kate O’Scannlain ’99 BA, ’05 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Region 13/14
(OK, TX, AL, AR, LA, MS, TN )
Anne Marie Finch ’86 PLS, ’89 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Region 15/17
(GA, NC, SC, FL)
Hon. Thomas Schroeder ‘84 JD
June 30, 2016 (2)

Region 16
(Cook County IL)
Timothy Nickels ‘79 BA, ‘82 JD
June 30, 2015 (2)

Region 18
(North NY, Toronto)
Maureen Hurley ‘81 JD
June 30, 2015 (2)

Julie Veldman, ’11 JD
June 30, 2016 (1)

Brian E. Hammell, ’03 BA, ’06 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Affinity Representative, Asian-Pacific Alumni
Gabe Tsui., ’00 JD
June 30, 2016 (1)

Affinity Representative, Black Alumni
Mickey Carter, “92 JD
June 30, 2016 (1)

Affinity Representative, Hispanic Alumni
Rosario Lozada Schrier, ’96 JD
June 30, 2016 (2)

Notre Dame Law Association Past Presidents

Beth Schneider Naylor ‘86 JD

Peter Witty 1989 BS, 1997 JD

Thomas Cushing 1984 BBA, 1987 JD

David Scheper 1985 JD

Gregory Shumaker 1987 JD

Frank Julian 1982 JD

M. Ellen Carpenter 1979 JD
2006-2006 – Deceased

Hon. David Dreyer 1977 BA, 1980 JD

Douglas Kenyon 1976 BA, 1979 JD

Robert Greene 1969 JD

Paul Mattingly 1975 JD

Charles Weiss 1968 JD

Thomas Curtin 1968 JD

Richard Catenacci BA, 1965 JD

James Gillece, Jr. 1969 JD

Notre Dame Law Association Former Board Members/Advisory Committee

William Anaya 1997 JD (2013-2015)

Robert Barton 1972 JD

Brian Bates 1979 BA, 1986 JD

Hon. Christopher Coury 1991 BA, 1994 JD

Carl Eiberger 1952 BS, 1954 JD

Philip J. Faccenda ’89 BA, ’92 JD

Mike Gurdak 1984 BA, 1987 JD

Elizabeth Imhoff 1982 JD

Brendan Judge 1988 BA, 1991 JD

Hon. Peter King 1968 JD

Hon. Alfred Lechner, Jr. 1972 JD

Timothy McLean 1983 BA, 1988 JD

Lee Piovarcy 1963 JD

Joseph Shannon 1985 JD

Scott Sullivan 1976 BBA, 1979 JD

Martha Trout 1991 JD

Zhidong Wang 1994 JD (2013-2015)

Mark A. Wattley 1991 JD (2013-2015)

Maureen Reidy Witt 1980 JD

Emeritus Members

Ellen LaBerge 1983 JD


Paul Drey, ’89 BA, ’92 JD Honored with Prestigious John F. Sanford Award


Paul Drey, the managing partner of Brick Gentry, P.C., was recently honored with the John F. Sanford Award during the Dinner Gala at the Iowa Medical Society’s (IMS) 165th Annual Conference. The John F. Sanford Award recognizes a layperson who has made outstanding contributions to health care on behalf of both the Iowa Medical Society and the physicians in the State of Iowa. The presenter of the award stated, “There is a reason Paul is the ‘go to’ attorney for medical groups and physicians in Iowa – he truly cares about Iowa physicians, and understands how complex our world can be.” The receipt of this award is further evidence of how Paul continues to exhibit the attributes of strong intellect, faith, and service that resulted in him being chosen as the inaugural Father Michael McCafferty Law Scholar at NDLS in 1992. Read more

Lorelie Masters, ’81 J.D., Featured in 2015 Super Lawyers Magazine


Lorelie Masters was featured on the cover of 2015 Super Lawyers of Washington, D.C., in an article titled “Masters of the Insurance Universe.” Masters, a partner at Perkins Coie, is known as an expert in the field of insurance litigation, an area that she has practiced in since the mid- 1980s. In addition to the hours devoted to her successful practice, Masters spends after hours in her role as a social activist: advocating for pay equity for women, human-trafficking laws, voting rights and other issues. This past year Masters declared her candidacy to become the first elected attorney general in the District simply because “the race … needed to include women’s voices.”

Tom Ajamie, ’85 J.D., One of 500 Leading Lawyers in America


Tom Ajamie, who founded his own Houston and New York based litigation firm in 1997, was named one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2014 by Lawdragon. Ajamie was featured as one of the “Heavyweights.” Lawdragon describes Ajamie as “one of the most prolific and successful anti-fraud courtroom crusaders, with billions of verdicts, settlements and awards under his belt and a full caseload in the post-financial crisis era.” His cases have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the American Lawyer.

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