William & Mary Law School alumni S. Douglas Bunch '02, J.D. '06; Anne Leigh Kerr ’91, J.D. ’98; and Brian P. Woolfolk J.D. ’96 have been appointed to the William & Mary Board of Visitors by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and will begin four-year terms beginning July 1.
S. Douglas Bunch '02, J.D. '06
Bunch is a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, where he is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice area.
In addition to his legal work, Bunch is the co-founder and chairman of Global Playground, a nonprofit that funds the construction of schools and educational infrastructure in developing countries and promotes cross-cultural understanding among the children at those schools. Previously, Bunch was the executive director of Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, a nonprofit organization he founded 16 years ago as a Monroe Scholar at William & Mary and that teaches Latin and the classics to elementary school children.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in government and classical studies from William & Mary in 2002 before receiving a master’s in administration, planning and social policy, with a special focus on higher education, from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in 2003. He completed his law degree at William & Mary in 2006.
Bunch has remained connected to William & Mary throughout his career and has been heavily involved in programs of the university’s Washington Center as well as the Office of Community Engagement. In 2011, Bunch received William & Mary Law School’s inaugural W. Taylor Reveley III award, presented to alumni for a commitment to public service.
Bunch is also a member of the board of directors of Virginia21, an organization that advocates on behalf of college students in Virginia.
Anne Leigh Kerr ’91, J.D. ’98
Kerr is the president of Kerr Government Strategies in Richmond, Virginia, where she represents business interests and trade associations for multiple industries on state-level government-relations matters. Her practice focuses on lobbying before the Virginia General Assembly and the executive branch.
She has extensive experience in creating legislative strategy, negotiating Virginia’s budget process and representing clients in the Commonwealth’s regulatory process. Kerr also advises statewide candidates and General Assembly members on policy issues and fundraising. She served on the transition teams for governors Tim Kaine and Terry McAuliffe as well as Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones.
She previously worked as director of Troutman Sanders Strategies, legislative counsel to Waste Management of Virginia, policy advisor to Lt. Gov. Don Beyer, special assistant to the director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and legislative assistant in the Virginia House of Delegates.
In 2008, Kerr was recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as one of the “Legal Elite in Legislative & Regulatory Law.”
She has been involved in multiple community organizations throughout the years, including the Mount Vernon and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden boards.
Kerr received a bachelor’s degree in government and sociology from William & Mary in 1991 and a law degree from the university in 1998.
Brian P. Woolfolk J.D. ’96
Woolfolk, a principal with Swan Creek Strategies, has worked in government relations and congressional investigations for more than 20 years.
Before joining Swan Creek, he served with Squire Sanders Public Advocacy and Mattox Woolfolk, which he co-founded. Prior to that, Woolfolk was the minority counsel on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, where he was responsible for advising committee members and their staffs on constitutional, civil rights, environmental and criminal justice issues.
In that position, Woolfolk also developed legislative strategies, built coalitions and coordinated grassroots and media campaigns to advocate policy positions. He monitored the appropriations process for numerous agencies, including the Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. In addition, he served as the minority investigative counsel during the impeachment proceedings of former President Bill Clinton.
Prior to his work for the committee, Woolfolk worked as a legislative assistant in the office of U.S. Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Virginia, where he was responsible for advising Scott on science and technology issues, foreign affairs, transportation, environmental, telecommunications and criminal justice issues.
Woolfolk received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his law degree from William & Mary. While attending law school, he worked in Rep. Scott's district office in Newport News.
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