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Melanie Penny Ochoa

(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Eye of the Beholder: Integrating Subjective Value into Social Organization Theory
Committee: William Julius Wilson (Chair), Robert J. Sampson, and Michèle Lamont
Initial Position: Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Los Angeles, CA (2011-12); Associate, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, Los Angeles, CA (2012-16)
Current Position: ACLU Staff Attorney, Advocacy Department, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

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Lisa Haueisen Rohrer

(Organizational Behavior, November 2004)
Thesis Title: Mergers in Professional Service Firms: A Large-Scale Analysis of How Law Firm Mergers Shape Attorney Careers and the Use and Retention of Human Capital
Committee: George P. Baker, III (Chair), Rakesh Khurana, Peter V. Marsden, Ashish Nanda
Initial Placement: Senior Vice President, Sterling Research Group
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Christopher Wheat

(Organizational Behavior, June 2005)
Thesis Title: Modeling the Structure of Social Organization
Committee: Joel Podolny (chair), Peter V. Marsden, Nitin Nohria
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor, Management & Global Business, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
Current Position: Director of Business Research, JPMorgan Chase Institute

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