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First Iowa, Then Anywhere

An Iowa Law education opens doors near and far. As graduates of the nation’s oldest law school in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River, many of our students choose to stay and serve here in the Hawkeye State, making a difference in the lives of Iowans from all walks of life.  Many others take the Iowa name to communities and workplaces far beyond Iowa’s borders.  Whether they remain in Iowa or go elsewhere, and whether they put their degrees to work as private attorneys, legislators, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, community leaders, counsel for small nonprofits or large Fortune 500 companies, or something else, Iowa Law’s graduates make us proud. 

This video and the accompanying interviews tell the stories of a few of our alumni.  Below you'll find interviews from cities we visited in 2014-15 (Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Chicago) and our 2015-16 cities (Phoenix, Atlanta, and New York) as well as stories about our Hometown Hawkeyes. 


2016 First Iowa Videos Featured cities: NYC, Stamford, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Shanghai
Daniel Roules
JD, Class of 1986
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Victor Wang
LLM, Class of 1992
Senior International Legal Counsel, AllBright Law Offices
Ashley Gleckler
Class of 2015
Phoenix, AZ
Darcelle Skeete
Class of 2013
Regulatory Compliance Manager
Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, GA
Tye Darland
Class of 1989
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Atlanta, GA
Mike Donahey
Class of 1992
Snell & Wilmer
Phoenix, AZ
Annette Stewart
Class of 2004
Senior Program Manager
New York, NY
Thad Wilson
Class of 2008
Senior Associate
King & Spalding
Atlanta, GA
Joe Crabb
Class of 1992
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Nuverra Environmental Solutions
Tempe, AZ
Suzette Recinos
Class of 1999
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary Daymon Worldwide Inc.
Stamford, CT
John Bouma
Class of 1960
Partner and past Managing Partner
Snell & Wilmer
Phoenix, AZ
Manny Cairo
Class of 2005
Snell & Wilmer
Phoenix, AZ
2015 First Iowa Videos  
Featured cities: Chicago, DC, and San Francisco
Corinna Zarek
Class of 2005
Sr. Advisor for Open Government, White House
Washington, DC
Michelle Ramirez
Class of 2009
Associate, Sidley & Austin
Chicago, IL
The Honorable Mary Tabor Class of 1991
Iowa Court of Appeals
Des Moines, IA
Andrea Reed
Class of 2008
Sidley Austin
Chicago, IL
The Waterman Family: featuring C. Dana Waterman, III (Class of 1971), Bob V.P. Waterman, Jr. (Class of 1981), The Honorable Thomas Waterman (Class of 1984), and Rian D. Waterman (Class of 2008)
Davenport, IA
Dan Garon
Class of 2014
San Francisco, CA
Lindsay McAfee
Class of 2010
San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC
Adam Falkof
Class of 2013
Quarles & Brady
Chicago, IL
Lata Setty
Class of 1991
United Lex
Tiburon, CA
Jennifer Wang
Class of 2011
Young Invincibles
Washington, DC
David Rodnitzky
Class of 1999
San Francisco, CA
Justin Petersen
Class of 2014
Sidley & Austin
Chicago, IL