Distinguished Georgetown Law Alumni Honored with Paul R. Dean Award

October 15, 2013 —

Sen. Mazie Hirono (L'78) Sen. Mazie Hirono (L'78)
Kevin J. McIntyre (L'88) Kevin J. McIntyre (L'88)
Patrick J. Moran (L'73) Patrick J. Moran (L'73)
Judge Patricia A. Seitz (L'73) Judge Patricia A. Seitz (L'73)
Jane C. Sherburne (L'83) Jane C. Sherburne (L'83)

Georgetown University Law Center will honor five distinguished alumni with its annual Paul R. Dean Alumni Award. The award, named for former Law Center Dean Paul R. Dean, is given to outstanding alumni who have exhibited leadership to Georgetown Law and to the legal profession. It will be presented during the Law Center’s Reunion Weekend at the Alumni Gala on October 19.

Sen. Mazie Hirono (L’78)

Hirono serves as U.S. Senator from Hawaii. Her win in November 2012 by a 25-point margin made her the state’s first woman senator, and the nation’s first Asian-American woman senator and immigrant woman senator. Hirono, who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan at eight years old, was previously Hawaii’s lieutenant governor and U.S. representative from the state’s second district. During her career in public service, she has advocated for such issues as workers’ compensation, renewable energy, and increased funding for math and science education in Hawaii’s schools. 

Kevin J. McIntyre (L’88)

A partner in the Washington office of international law firm Jones Day, McIntyre has devoted his career to counseling companies across the U.S. energy industry. His extensive record of service to Georgetown includes six years as a member of the Law Alumni Board, including two years as its chair, serving on the Law Annual Fund since the ‘90s and chairing it from 2003 to 2006, and serving on the Board of Governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association since 2006. He also represents individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. on a pro bono basis.

Patrick J. Moran (L’73)

Moran has been president of Moran Resources Company, an enterprise engaged in oil and gas exploration and production mostly in Texas, since 1990. He is also president of Moran Publishing LLC, which specializes in publishing books, articles, and reports on Middle Eastern, Balkan, African, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese air forces, weapons systems, energy infrastructure, and other country-specific matters. Moran operates a Houston-based charitable foundation, focused on the education of children and young adults. He has served on Georgetown Law’s Board of Visitors since 2002.

Judge Patricia A. Seitz (L’73)

Seitz is a senior U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Florida. Before President Bill Clinton appointed her to the bench, she served in his administration as chief legal counsel in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Earlier in her career, she was a trailblazer in private practice—she was the first woman lawyer hired by the firm then called Steel, Hector & Davis, and she also served as the first woman president of the Florida Bar from 1993 to 1994. 

Jane C. Sherburne (L’83)

Sherburne is senior executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Bank of New York Mellon. Before joining the bank in 2010, she was principal of Sherburne PLLC, a legal consulting firm that represented clients in need of strategic advice in connection with crisis situations and policy development. She served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1997, and was appointed in July 2010 by President Barack Obama to serve on the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States. 

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