Created in 1998, the Georgetown Law Alumnae Award is given to women graduates in recognition of their contributions to the legal profession, their communities, and the Law Center.
Elizabeth A. Abdoo, C'80, L'86
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Elizabeth A. Abdoo is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. She joined the company in June 2001 and is responsible for leading its global legal, compliance, and corporate governance functions and advising the Board of Directors, CEO, and management on these matters.
Prior to Host, Ms. Abdoo was Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Orbital Sciences Corporation., a developer and manufacturer of space and technology systems. Prior to joining Orbital in 1996, Ms. Abdoo worked at the law firms of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington, D.C. and Winthrop, Stimson Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop) in New York.
Ms. Abdoo is a member of the bars of New York and Washington D.C. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, receiving her B.A. cum laude in 1980 and her J.D. cum laude in 1986.
Terrell McSweeny, L'04
Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission
Terrell McSweeny was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 28, 2014.
Prior to joining the FTC, Commissioner McSweeny served as Chief Counsel for Competition Policy and Intergovernmental Relations for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. She joined the Antitrust Division after serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President from January 2009 until February 2012, advising President Obama and Vice President Biden on policy in a variety of areas, including health care, innovation, intellectual property, energy, education, women's rights, criminal justice, and domestic violence. Previously, Commissioner McSweeny served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director for Senator Joe Biden, and Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. She also worked as an attorney at O'Melveny &Myers LLP.
Commissioner McSweeny is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University Law Center.
The 2015 Alumnae Award recipients will be recognized during the Women's Forum Luncheon on February 27, 2015. Online registration is now closed. Click here to contact the Office of Alumni Affairs to register.