DC Alumni in the News

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The Washington, DC Metro Area boasts the largest group of School of Law alumni outside the state of New Mexico. Our DC area alumni are very connected and engaged with the Law School despite the geographic distance. Read more about our DC alumni community.

Recently, four UNM School of Law were featured in the news.

Francisco Perez

Francisco "Paco" Perez ('08) was featured in the Washington Post on December 3, 2013 in an article titled "Hispanics Seek a Path to Federal Careers."

The article followed Paco's journey from Belen, NM to the Foreign Service. The article also highlighted his involvement alongside his wife, Stephanie Espinal, a fellow Foreign Service Officer, with the Hispanic Employee Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies assisting to recruit, retain, and promote Hispanics at the State Department.

Faith Roessel

Faith Roessel ('81) was featured in the Washington Post on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 in an article titled "Where is it Thanksgivukkah year-round? At home with the 'Nava-Jews.'" The article profiled Ms. Roessel and her family's Navajo and Jewish roots and their celebration of Thanksgiving and Hannukkah.

Dixie L. Johnson

The December issue of Washingtonian Magazine has the top lawyers in DC list. Dixie Johnson ('86) is listed in "Securities Law." She was also included in the 2011-2012 list of Securities Lawyers.

Johnson is a partner in Fried Frank based in the Washington, DC office. She is co-head of the Firm's Securities Enforcement and Regulation Practice. She also co-heads the Firm's White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Practice Group, representing businesses and individuals in government securities investigations from her office in Washington, DC.

Earlier this year, Johnson was named Chair of the ABA Business Law Section and will serve as Chair until August 2014. Read More

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Bloomberg BusinessWeek picked up the press release announcing that Kathleen Kennedy Townsend ('79) joined the Board of Directors of Lightbridge Corporation, a leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations.

Townsend has a long history of accomplishments in the public and private sectors. She is a Director at The Rock Creek Group, a Washington, D.C. based investment advisor founded by the former treasurer of the World Bank. She was the State of Maryland's first woman Lieutenant Governor. She had responsibility for a multibillion-dollar budget and oversight of major cabinet departments.

December 20, 2013