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Diane Marshall Ennist

Diane Marshall Ennist


At Rochester:

  • Participated in a variety of club and intercollegiate sports
  • Her most important contribution may have been as founder of the women's soccer club, which blossomed into one of the nation's most successful college programs
  • Played basketball for three years, tennis and field hockey for one year
  • Also played club lacrosse
  • As a freshman, she organized the Women's Athletic Caucus to unite female athletes on campus
  • With the Women's Soccer Club, she was responsible for scheduling, arranging transportation and publicity, hiring the coach and officials, securing field space, raising money, and buying equipment and uniforms
  • Received the Merle Spurrier Award in 1978 as the senior woman who has contributed the most to the women's intercollegiate athletic program
  • Earned a B.A. in 1978 Magna Cum Laude psychology and political science


  • Earned a J.D. with honors in 1981 from the Ohio State University College at Law
  • Associate with Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease in Columbus, OH (1981-84)
  • Senior Trial Counsel, United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Washington, D.C. (1984-89)
  • Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), McLean, VA - Senior Counsel, 1989-90, Associate General Counsel, Litigation Department, 1990-2000, Vice President Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, since 2000
  • Member of American Bar Association, Bar member United States Supreme Court in addition to many bar memberships in U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and State Courts