Law and Business Schools Welcome McGlothlin Leadership Fellows to Campus

The seventh annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum will be held Oct. 24-26 at the Law School and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary.

The annual forum, which provides students the opportunity to engage with pre-eminent leaders in business and law, is the vision of Frances G. and James W. McGlothlin ’62, J.D. ’64, LL.D. ’00.
The multi-day event brings together two generations of leaders: the next generation from the law and business schools and the McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows, pre-eminent leaders in their fields. During the Forum, the Fellows engage with students about the most pressing issues of our time, and challenge them to expand their understanding of the vital roles of leadership and accountability in making a difference in the world.

The 2017 McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows are:

Deborah Baum

Deborah B. Baum, Esq.
Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
A leader of Pillsbury’s national Litigation practice, she has secured an impressive 7-0 success rate in recent cases tried to conclusion. Ms. Baum has been achieving winning results for more than 30 years. She is a 1980 graduate of the College of William & Mary.  Read more.


R. Brad Martin

R. Brad Martin

Chairman of Chesapeake Energy, RBM Ventures & Retired CEO of Saks Inc.
Mr. Martin served as CEO of Saks for nearly 20 years, during which the company grew from a 10-store base to become a Fortune 500 enterprise. He also co-founded Corporate Child Care, Inc., which became the largest corporate affiliated childcare company in the U.S. He served five terms as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Read more.

James Sowell

James (Jim) E. Sowell
Founder, Sowell & Company
Now in its fifth decade, Sowell & Co. is a privately-held investment company and is one of the largest land developers in Texas. The company focuses on Private Equity, Oil & Gas, and Real Estate. Mr. Sowell is a past President of the Boy Scouts of America–Circle Ten Council and has served on numerous NY Stock Exchange companies' Boards of Directors. Read more.

About William & Mary Law School

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