Another Alum Nominated by Obama
Robert J. Grey Jr., a 1976 graduate of W&L’s School of Law and a current member of the Board of Trustees, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to the board of the Legal Services Corporation. Announcement of the nomination was made on Thursday in a news release from the White House. Robert, who is a partner with the Richmond law firm Hunton & Williams, becomes the second W&L alum to be nominated to a post by Obama. Meredith Atwell Baker of the Class of 1990 was nominated and ultimately confirmed as a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission. The Legal Services Corporation was established by Congress in 1974 and, as a private, nonprofit corporation, is the single largest provider of civil legal aid for the poor in the nation. In announcing the nomination, the White House cited, in particular, Robert’s tenure as president of the American Bar Association from 2004-2005 during which he led programs to increase diversity in the legal profession and instituted the American Jury Initiative to educate the public on the importance of service. He currently serves as the vice chair of the Hunton & Williams Community Service Committee.