2018 Marguerite Barland '60 Merit Award Recipient


Altomease Rucker Kennedy ’71 

Altomease Rucker Kennedy '71Altomease R. “Al” Kennedy is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, and Tennessee. She received her J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1975. Ms. Kennedy has a long history of successful representation of whistleblower clients in cases arising under the False Claims Act and currently represents whistleblowers in a range of sealed and unsealed Federal and State False Claims Act False Claims Act/Qui Tam suits under investigation by the United States and other governmental stakeholders.

A member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Ms. Kennedy has served as secretary of the Qui Tam Litigation Subgroup of the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA). She was also a member of The Advisory Committee to the District of Columbia Bar Foundation. Ms. Kennedy is a former President of the Board of the Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation, which provides financial aid to college-bound D.C. Public School graduates and stipends to lawyers working for public interest organizations. Ms. Kennedy also served two terms as a member of the Goucher College Board of Trustees and is a past Vice President of the Board of Directors of City Lights School.