Our Alumni

Brandeis School of Law has an established network of more than 6,000 alumni, providing our students with access to regional and national leaders who serve the legal profession, government, business community, and public service sectors that span 49 states and six countries. Our alumni are mentors to our students, engaged with the law school, and making a difference in their communities.

Our alumni include:

Howard Fineman ('80)
Global Editorial Director of Huffington Post Media Group and an analyst for NBC/MSNBC

Lucy Lee Helm ('82)
General Counsel and Secretary of Starbucks

Brandeis graduates Shannon Fauver ('03), Laura Landenwich ('07), Dawn Elliott ('07), Joe Dunman ('12), and Dan Canon ('07) represented Kentucky’s plaintiffs in the Supreme Court’s landmark same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges.

State Rep. Sannie Overly ('93)
The first woman elected to the majority Caucus Chair in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

William McAnulty ('74)
The first African-American Justice to serve on the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Melanie Bootes ('99)
Chief Legal Officer of KFC U.S.

Joshua D. Farley ('06)
One of the youngest attorneys ever to appear before the United States Supreme Court on their own petition for certiorari and win.

Judge Denise Clayton ('76)
The first African-American woman to serve on the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

Former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd ('72)
Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Judge Janice R. Martin ('80)
The first African-American woman to serve on the Judiciary in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Daniel Cameron ('11)
Recently named as General Counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

David Armstrong ('69)
Kentucky Public Service Commission Chairman.

Scott Furkin ('82)
Executive Director, Louisville Bar Association

Charles (Mike) J. Cronan IV ('70)
President-Elect, Louisville Bar Association.

Amanda Main ('01)
VP & Treasurer, Louisville Bar Association; Senior Attorney, Brown-Forman.

Greg Stumbo ('75)
Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Douglass Farnsley ('76)
President of the Kentucky Bar Association