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Michael Connolly : Senior Associate

Michael Connolly

Senior Associate

Mr. Michael Connolly is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Class of 2015. He graduated cum laude from the College of William and Mary with a major in English and a minor in French. Following his graduation, Mr. Connolly worked as a language assistant at the Lycée Professionnel: Les Cotes de Villebon in Meudon la Forêt, France. Mr. Connolly joined Global based on his interest in international human rights law, particularly in how the international community deals with human rights crises. In the summer of 2013, he interned with the extradition unit at Kaim Todner Solicitors in London, and studied at Emmanuel College in Cambridge University. Mr. Connolly is an Eagle Scout and has been very active in serving his community. He aspires to use his law degree to work as a human rights lawyer and activist.

Chris Jacob : Senior Associate

Chris Jacob

Senior Associate

Mr. Chris Jacob is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Class of 2014. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a B.A. in Government. During the summer of 2013, Mr. Jacob served as an intern for the Honorable David J. Novak, United States Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Virginia. He joined Global based on his interest in international affairs, intellectual property law, and corporate governance.

Nathan Coulter : Associate

Nathan Coulter


Mr. Nathan Coulter is a member of the University of Richmond's Class of 2016, and went to William and Mary for his undergraduate education. Over the past summer, Mr. Coulter interned with the Rockingham County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Eventually, Mr. Coulter intends to become a criminal prosecutor, or any other position with a focus on litigation.

Hannah Facchine : Associate

Hannah Facchine


Ms. Hannah Facchine graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 with a major in political science and a minor in legal studies. Ms. Facchine was captain of the University of Delaware Women's Swim Team her senior year and was a varsity letter winner all four years. She spent the summer of 2014 working as a summer associate at a law firm specializing in collective and class action wage and hour litigation in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Christopher Leslie : Associate

Christopher Leslie


Mr. Christopher Leslie is a member of the University School of Law Class of 2016. He is President of the International Law Society, Treasurer on the Virginia Bar Association Student Council, and a member of both the Trial Advocacy Board and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. Chris received a B.A. in Politics and Parliamentary Studies from Leeds University, and a M.A. Research Track (Politics) from Nottingham University. Chris has worked for legislators in Britain, Canada, and the United States. During the summer of 2014, Chris worked for the Richmond based law firm Cravens and Noll and the Honorable Judge Schlesinger (Fla. M.D.). After graduating Chris hopes to pursue a career in litigation and dispute resolution. He joins Global in order to pursue his interest in working with international clients

Cathy Liu : Associate

Cathy Liu


Ms. Cathy Liu is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Class of 2016. She is the President of the Richmond Council on Law and Economics as well as the Vice-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Ms. Liu graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business. During the summer of 2014, she interned with the general counsel at PSI, Inc., a government contractor in the DC metro area. Prior to that, she spent a semester assisting with Chinese-English communications and immigration law matters at Williams Mullen in Richmond. After graduating, Ms. Liu is interested in pursuing a career in business and transactional law. Being fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she is also open to the possibility of international business law. Following graduation from the University of Richmond, Ms. Liu is looking to practice in the DC area or return home to Texas, ideally with a firm or corporation that operates on an international mindset.

Nicole Manning : Associate

Nicole Manning


Ms. Nicole Manning is a member of the University of Richmond Law School Class of 2016. At Richmond, she is a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, Client Counseling & Negotiation Board, the Women's Law Student Association and a quarterback for the law school's reigning champion flag football team. She received a B.S. in Anthropology-Archaeology and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico in 2009. Throughout her undergraduate career, she was an Associate Real Estate Broker, Division I Track & Field athlete, and a student technician. She also studied abroad at the University of East Anglia, in the United Kingdom, and participated in an educational archaeological dig, in Haifa, Israel, for three months. After her undergraduate work, Ms. Manning became involved with political campaigns, lobbying, and small business logistics, eventually opening her own consulting business. As her business grew and became successful, she was prompted to seek a legal education and further her horizons. Her academic interests are in business, election, and international law. The combination of these interests led her to the Journal of Global Law and Business. Over the 2014 summer, she split her time between Richmond's cooperative legal study program at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, preparing and co-presenting an ethics CLE on election law for the New Mexico State Bar, and a state level administrative clerkship.

Jonathan Mark : Associate

Jonathan Mark


Mr. Jonathan Mark is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law Class of 2016. He currently serves as the Convention Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). At Richmond Law, Mr. Mark is a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association, the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, and the founding President of Students for Legal Diversity. Before attending Richmond Law, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hampton University with a B.A. in journalism and communications and concentration in business law. Following graduation, Mr. Mark plans to practice corporate transactional law and corporate governance in the northeastern region of the United States.

Sarah Patras : Associate

Sarah Patras


Ms. Sarah Patras is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law class of 2016. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Political Science, a degree in Communication Studies, and a minor in history. During the summer of 2014 she interned at The Community Tax Law Project, a nonprofit tax law clinic. She is currently pursuing interests in the fields of family law, tax law, healthcare law, and litigation.

Eric Postow : Associate

Eric Postow


Mr. Eric Postow is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law Class of 2016. He is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps, and currently serves as the Secretary for the University of Richmond's Student Bar Association. While serving as a Marine, Eric spent three years living in Okinawa, Japan. He also served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Eric earned his bachelors in arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2006. This past summer Eric interned for the Honorable Magistrate Judge, David Novak, for Eastern District of Virginia. He currently lives with his wife Katia and their dog Lucky in downtown Richmond. After law school, Eric intends to pursue a career in Washington, D.C.

Holly Rasheed : Associate

Holly Rasheed


Ms. Holly Rasheed is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Class of 2016. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Government. At UVA, she was an active member of the Undergraduate Moot Court Team. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, Ms. Rasheed has worked as a legal intern at the Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Staunton, Virginia. She joined Global to learn more about international law and is particularly interested in criminal law.

Malcolm Savage : Associate

Malcolm Savage


Mr. Malcolm Savage III is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Class of 2016. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BA in History focusing on Art History, in 2011. During the summer of 2014, he split his time between Partners for Democratic Change, a peace building and conflict resolution NGO, and pursuing an independent study on the United States military commissions at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. He joined Global based on his interest in international relations.