Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that partner Stuart A. Raphael has been elected as a new member to the American Law Institute. Raphael joins 14 of his Hunton Andrews Kurth colleagues, already members of the organization, including managing partner Walfrido Martinez and deputy managing partner Robin Russell.

“Congratulations to Stuart on his election to the American Law Institute,” said Lorelie Masters, a Hunton Andrews Kurth partner and ALI member. “I know from my work in the ALI that he is joining an esteemed group of lawyers representing outstanding achievements in the legal profession.”

The American Law Institute is the “leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.” To qualify for membership in the American Law Institute, ALI members nominate eligible attorneys for their reputations of excellence and diversity in the legal profession. This year, 38 new members were elected who will “bring their expertise and add their voices to the important and ongoing work of the Institute.” More information is available here.

Raphael acts as co-chair of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Issues and Appeals team and has extensive experience in appellate litigation, constitutional issues, complex litigation and strategic counseling. As Virginia’s Solicitor General from 2014 to 2017, Stuart authored more than 75 briefs in federal and state court, presented oral argument more than 30 times in high profile civil and criminal cases, supervised briefs filed by the Office of the Solicitor General, and provided legal counsel to the Governor and the Attorney General of Virginia. Now in his 26th year at the firm, Raphael represents clients on appeal and at trial in a wide variety of areas, including constitutional litigation, toxic torts, intergovernmental disputes, major infrastructure controversies, water rights, and construction litigation.