The YOUNG ALUMNUS AWARD recognizes the achievements of alumnus who has graduated within the past 20 years. It honors his excellence in his career or in service to the community.
The 2020 recipient of this award is John. Cella, Class of 2004
John is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School and he was an Executive Editor of the Harvard National Security Journal.
John went on to serve as a judge advocate in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, where he represented numerous clients at courts-martial and administrative hearings as a defense counsel.
Currently, John is a senior associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington DC. He focuses his practice on civil litigation and has represented clients in all phases of state and federal litigation, including trial. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the firm's military veterans affinity group, Veterans and Affiliates Leadership Organization (VALOR).
It is my honor to present the 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year award to John Cella. Congratulations.