American Law Institute Announces Election of New Members

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The holder of an LLM from the University of Notre Dame, Mary Margaret Meg Penrose is a professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law. Nominated and elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), Mary Margaret Penrose is part of a network of lawyers working to improve the law.

In October 2016, ALI announced the election of 45 new members who would bring a wide range of experience and expertise in different backgrounds to the organization. Here are a few:

Chris W. Altenbernd from Tampa, Florida, served more than 27 years as an appellate judge on Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal from where he wrote close to 1,400 judicial opinions. He also served terms as president of the Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges. The Harvard Law graduate is currently a shareholder at Carlton Fields Jordan Burt, P.A.

Neal S. Berinhout from Dallas, Texas, is the vice president and associate general counsel at AT&T. He has spearheaded the telecom’s litigation and arbitration matters for more than a decade. Berinhout serves on several advisory committees in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

William B. Rubenstein is a law professor at Harvard Law School where he teaches complex litigation. He has won several awards for his exemplary teaching, including the John Bingham Hurlbut Award at Stanford Law School and the Rutter Award at UCLA. A graduate of Yale and Harvard himself, Rubenstein has authored, co-authored, and edited four books and more than a dozen scholarly articles.


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