Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Alumni Profiles

Other Prominent Alumni

Over the years, Southwestern alumni have occupied the highest ranks in their chosen fields. They continue to have tremendous influence not only in the legal profession, but in all aspects of the community. A selection of the many prominent Southwestern alumni within the bench, bar and greater community are listed below.

Alumni Q & A

Scott Brandman '92
Partner and Chairman, North American Hiring Committee, Baker & McKenzie

Deborah Brazil '96
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

Hon. Dolores Carr '80
District Attorney, Santa Clara County

David Casselman '78
Senior Partner, Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten, LLP

Phyllis Cheng '93
Director, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

Donald Forgey '77
Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Joni Lee Gaudes '97
General Counsel, 1-800-DENTIST

Barry Groveman '78
Senior Partner, Chair, Public and Environmental Law Group, Musick Peeler & Garrett LLP and Former Mayor, City of Calabasas

Angela S. Haskins '96
Litigation Partner, Baker, Keener & Nahra, LLP and Former President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angele

Neville Johnson '75

Founding Partner, Johnson & Johnson, LLP

Kia Kamran '96
Attorney at Law (Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Business Law Attorney)

Anthony Kidd '93
Attorney at Law, Kidd & Hudson

Robert McNeill '79
Founding Partner and President, Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt

Hon. Cynthia Rayvis '85
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Judge Paul Stark '75
Family Law Court, Israel

Stephen Sullivan '06
Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers
Former Judicial Clerk, Nevada Supreme Court

Bruce Tollner '91
Partner, REP 1 Sports

Hon. Otis Wright '80

Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Heidi Yoshioka '89
Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Alumni Profiles

Dennis P. R. Codon '77
Of Counsel, Blank Rome

Eric P. Early '93
Partner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP

Brenda G. English '79
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney

Amy Freisleben '84
Executive in Charge of Production, Judge Judy (CBS Television Distribution)

Rory M. Hernandez '83
Hernandez & Paglia

Robert Jacobs '92

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Roxanne Kosarzycki '92
Former General Counsel, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Howard D. Kurtzman '79

Executive Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television

Hon. Ronald S.W. Lew '71
Senior Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Ret.

Lani Miller '96
Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers; former Special Assistant to the President

Barbara Mulvaney '80
Special Advisor, U.S. Department of State, served on International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda

Robert H. Philibosian '67
Of Counsel, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Daniel Petrocelli '80
Partner, O'Melveny & Myers

Jonathan Rosenthal '80
Chairman, Saybrook Partners Limited

Gordon H. Smith '79
President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters;
Former Member, U.S. Senate (Oregon);
Former President, Oregon State Senate
Past Commencement Speaker; Commencement Address (PDF)

Hon. David Wesley '72
Presiding Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court

Hon. Otis Wright '80
Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California

My First Trial

Daniel Kramer '08, Attorney at Law, Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett

Other Prominent Alumni

Gerald Agnew '74
Founding Partner, Agnew & Brusavich

Paul Aronzon '79
Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and Co-Chair, Finance Restructuring Group

Hon. Charles C. Bernstein '29*
Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court; rendered 1954 decision in Heard vs. Wilson Elementary resulting in desegregation of schools in Arizona

Jeffrey Birren '85
General Counsel, Oakland Raiders

Jeffrey Borris '89
General Counsel and Partner, Beverly Hills Sports Council; represented Jose Canseco, Bobby Bonilla, Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, and others

Hon. Tom Bradley '56*
Mayor of Los Angeles (1973-93)

Bruce Brusavich '80
Founding Partner, Agnew & Brusavich; Past President, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Irwin R. Buchalter '33*
Founding Partner, Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger

P. John Burke '76
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Head of the Entertainment and Media Practice

Hon. Dolores A. Carr '80
Former District Attorney, Santa Clara County

Jean Casarez '84
Correspondent, CNN

Edwin "Ed" Chau '92
Member, California State Assembly, 49th Assembly District

Annie Y.S. Chuang '97
Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon

Marcia Clark '79
Former Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County (lead prosecutor, People v. Simpson); Author

Alan Cohen '73
Former General Counsel, Toyota Motor Credit Corporation

Hon. Jaime Corral '70
Los Padrinos Juvenile Courthouse, Ret.; Creator of the first "Teen Court" Program

Joseph DeMarco '85*
Executive Vice President, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Warren Dern '91
Partner, Sloane Offer Weber & Dern

Hon. Julian Dixon '67*
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 32nd Congressional District (California); Former Chair, House Ethics Committee

Hon. Denise Moreno Ducheny '79
Senator, State of California, District 40 (San Diego);
Former Presidential Fellow in Residence, San Diego State University; Former Member, California State Assembly, 79th Assembly District; Former Chair, Assembly Budget Committee

Alan Duke '76
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, New Wave Entertainment

George P. Eichen '78
Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, Inc.

Hon. Matthew Fong '85*
Of Counsel, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Former Treasurer of the State of California

Gregory Gelfan '77
Executive Vice President, Fox Filmed Entertainment

Barry Groveman '78
Partner, Musick, Peeler & Garrett (a trailblazer in environmental litigation); Served on the Calabasas City Council since 2003, including a term as Mayor

E. Gregory Hookstratten '57
Represents major sports, news and entertainment personalities

Howard W. Hunter '39*
President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1994-95)

John P. Iorillo '92
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Ambrose Employer Group

Betty Kelepecz '90
President, Public Safety Consulting; Former Chief of Police, San Diego Harbor Police Department; Former Commander, Los Angeles Police Department; First woman to serve as Commander in the LAPD

Keith King '99
Chief Legal Officer, Centerplate, Inc.

Carol Korade '78
Former City Attorney for the City of Alameda, CA

Gary A. Kovacic '76
Partner, Sullivan, Workman & Dee, LLP (eminent domain and land use litigation); Served on the Arcadia City Council since 1997, including four terms as Mayor

Lauren B. Leichtman '77
Chief Executive Officer, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Wayne Levin '88
Chief Strategic Officer and General Counsel, Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.
Inaugural Entertainment and Media Alumnus of the Year Award Recipient

Timothy Lickness '76
Vice President & General Counsel, Golden Eagle Insurance Corp.

Christine McGuire '77
Former Sr. Trial Attorney, Santa Cruz District Attorney's Office; Chair, Santa Cruz County Domestic Violence Commission; New York Times Best-Selling Author

Hon. Stanley Mosk '35*
Associate Justice, California Supreme Court; Former California Attorney General

Hon. Frances Munoz '71
Judge, Superior Court of California, Orange County, Ret.; First Latina trial judge in the United States

Karin H. Pagnanelli '94
Partner, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp

Hon. William M. Paparian '77
Former Mayor of Pasadena, California

Brian J. Panish '84
Partner, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Lead attorney in $4.9 billion judgment against General Motors Corp.

Hon. Paul Peek '30*
Associate Justice, California Supreme Court; Former California Secretary of State; Former Member, California State Assembly and Speaker of the Assembly

Stephen E. Pickett '80
Executive Vice President, External Relations, Southern California Edison

Ira Reiner '64
Founding Partner, Riley & Reiner; Former Los Angeles County District Attorney

Andrew H. Rosen '92
President and Chief Operating Officer, Presidium Learning, Inc.

Hon. B. Rey Schauer '16*
Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

Larraine Segil '79
Partner Emerita, Vantage Partners

Martin Shafer '78
Partner, Castle Rock Entertainment (producers of "Seinfeld" and other hit TV shows and motion pictures)

Michelle Kuznetsky Silverman '95
Modern Planet Music; Former Partner, Tri-Tone Music

Hon. Vaino Spencer '52
Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Division One, Ret.

Hon. Paul G. Stark '75
Judge, Family Law Court, Israel

Sheryl E. Stein '78
Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Michael A. Stosser '79
Of Counsel, Day Pitney; Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Ardour Capital Investments

John Y. Wang '99
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Hon. Allen Webster Jr. '71
Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court; Past President, National Bar Association (the nation's largest African American Bar Association)

Mark Weisberger '80
Special Counsel, Freedom Communications Inc.; Former Vice President - Legal, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, International House of Pancakes (over 550 restaurants worldwide)

Edward M. Wolkowitz '75
Partner, Levene Neale Bender Yoo & Brill; Former Mayor of Culver City, California

Hon. Arleigh Woods '53
Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Division Four, Ret.; First African American woman in U.S. appointed to a State Appellate Court

Norman Zafman '69
Of Counsel, Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP