From the 2007 News Archive
Dean Karen Rothenberg, Three Alumni Named Among Maryland's 50 Most Influential by Daily Record
Dean Karen H. Rothenberg was joined by School of Law alumni Alison Asti, David Cordish, and Alan Rifkin in the Daily Record
newspaper's inaugural class of "50 Most Influential Marylanders."
Those chosen for the honor were grouped into ten categories and selected for their influence, prominence, contributions to industry, stature with industry, and community involvement.
Fifty leaders in their fields from throughout the state were chosen. "We are proud to recognize these individuals for their contributions and stature in a variety of endeavors that have impact throughout Maryland and beyond," said Christopher A. Eddings, The Daily Record's publisher and president.
"The selection process was challenging because of the impressive credentials of so many Marylanders, but we wanted to give special attention to these people whose accomplishments are so important in so many ways." Alison Asti
, Executive Director of the Maryland Stadium Authority, has worked with the Stadium Authority for 14 years, serving as General Counsel and Director of Development. The President-elect of the Maryland State Bar Association, she also serves on the School of Law's Board of Visitors, and is a past president of the Maryland Bar Foundation and Baltimore City Bar Foundation.
David Cordish, Chairman of the Cordish Companies
continues to operate the real-estate development company founded by his father, Paul L. Cordish. He was named the 1999 Businessperson of the Year by Baltimore Business Journal
and Baltimore Magazine
counted him among "the top 200 Baltimoreans of the millennium."Alan M. Rifkin
, managing partner of Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver LLC in Annapolis, was former Governor William Donald Schaefer's first Chief Legislative Officer and Counsel, where he received acclaim for his management of the Governor's legislative and budgetary initiatives, including the establishment of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, tort reform, and school funding reform. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Loyola College Board of Trustees, the Howard County Hospital and the Babe Ruth Museum's Board of Directors.
The first woman to head the law school in its 185-year history, Dean Rothenberg
has led Maryland to new heights of accomplishment while continuing to produce cutting-edge scholarship on issues at the intersection of women’s health care and the law. Under her leadership, the School of Law has opened a new, state-of-the-art academic facility, strengthened its national leadership in legal areas including health care, the environment and clinical education, and ascended into the first tier of law schools.