Ateneo Law alumnus Alexander Gesmundo named new SC Chief Justice

April 05, 2021
Ateneo Law School  (ALS) alumnus Alexander Gesmundo (LLB’ 84) has been appointed as the country’s 27th Chief Justice. Gesmundo replaces Diosdado Peralta who retired last March 27, 2021.
 
Justice Alexander Gesmundo is the third ALS alumnus to be appointed Chief Justice. Photo from SC Website
 
Justice Alexander Gesmundo is the third ALS alumnus to be appointed Chief Justice.
Photo from SC website 

 
Prior to his appointment, Gesmundo was Associate Justice in the high court and served at the Sandiganbayan. He also chaired its 7th Division.
 
After passing the Bar in 1985, he went into civil service, joining the Solicitor General's Office as a trial attorney. He was awarded Most Outstanding Solicitor in 1998 and was promoted to Assistant Solicitor General in 2002. He also served as commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance.
 
At the high court, Gesmundo chairs the Technical Working Group for the Revision of the Law Student Practice Rule, and the Organization Committee for the 2019 Legal Education Summit. He is also the Vice-Chairperson of the Special Committee for the Rules of Procedure for Admiralty Cases, Special Committee for the Rules on Inspection (under the Philippine Competition Act). The Sub- Committee for the Revision of the 1997 rules of Civil Procedure, the Special Committee on the Rules of Procedure in Election contests before the First Level Courts.
 
Gesmundo was also a faculty member of the Ateneo Law School. He is the third ALS alumnus to be appointed Chief Justice.

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  • Ateneo Law alumnus Alexander Gesmundo named new SC Chief Justice
    Monday, April 05, 2021
    Ateneo Law School  (ALS) alumnus Alexander Gesmundo (LLB’ 84) has been appointed as the country’s 27th Chief Justice. Gesmundo replaces Diosdado Peralta who retired last March 27, 2021.
     
    Justice Alexander Gesmundo is the third ALS alumnus to be appointed Chief Justice. Photo from SC Website
     
    Justice Alexander Gesmundo is the third ALS alumnus to be appointed Chief Justice.
    Photo from SC website 

     
    Prior to his appointment, Gesmundo was Associate Justice in the high court and served at the Sandiganbayan. He also chaired its 7th Division.
     
    After passing the Bar in 1985, he went into civil service, joining the Solicitor General's Office as a trial attorney. He was awarded Most Outstanding Solicitor in 1998 and was promoted to Assistant Solicitor General in 2002. He also served as commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance.
     
    At the high court, Gesmundo chairs the Technical Working Group for the Revision of the Law Student Practice Rule, and the Organization Committee for the 2019 Legal Education Summit. He is also the Vice-Chairperson of the Special Committee for the Rules of Procedure for Admiralty Cases, Special Committee for the Rules on Inspection (under the Philippine Competition Act). The Sub- Committee for the Revision of the 1997 rules of Civil Procedure, the Special Committee on the Rules of Procedure in Election contests before the First Level Courts.
     
    Gesmundo was also a faculty member of the Ateneo Law School. He is the third ALS alumnus to be appointed Chief Justice.