Officers and Board

Officers

President

Kevin R. Boyle

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  • Address

    Panish │ Shea │ Boyle │ Ravipudi LLP
    11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 700
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

  • Phone

    (310) 477-1700

Vice President

Michael L. Mallow

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  • Address

    Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
    2049 Century Park East, Suite 3000
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (424) 204-9093

TREASURER

Kahn A. Scolnick

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  • Address

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    333 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197

  • Telephone

    (213) 229-7656

Secretary

Amy R. Lucas

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  • Address

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    1999 Avenue of the Stars, 8th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 246-6784

Executive Director

Linda A. Sampson

  • Address

    8502 E. Chapman Avenue, Suite 443
    Orange, CA 92869

  • Phone

    (323) 988-3428

Board of Governors

Hon. Fernando Aenlle-Rocha

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Courtney Hague Andrews

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  • Address

    White & Case LLP
    555 South Flower Street, Suite 2700
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-2433

  • Telephone

    (213) 650-7721

Terry B. Bates

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  • Address

    Reed Smith LLP
    355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2900
    Los Angeles, California 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 457-8012

Hon. Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr.

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

ABTL Report Co-Editor

Eric S. Boorstin

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  • Address

    Horvitz & Levy LLP
    3601 West Olive Avenue, 8th Floor
    Burbank, CA 91505

  • Telephone

    (818) 995-0800

Keri E. Borders

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  • Address

    King & Spalding LLP
    633 West Fifth Street, Suite 1600
    Los Angeles, California 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 443-4393

Elizabeth M. Burnside

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  • Address

    Jones Day
    555 S. Flower Street, 50th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 489-3939

Hon. Michelle Williams Court

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Robyn C. Crowther

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  • Address

    Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    633 W. Fifth Street, Suite 700
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 439-9428

Hon. David S. Cunningham III

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Brian S. Currey

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal

Padraic Foran

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  • Address

    Hueston Hennigan LLP
    523 W. Sixth Street, Suite 400
    Los Angeles, CA 90014

  • Telephone

    (213) 788-4354

Julie R.F. Gerchik

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  • Address

    Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
    10250 Constellation Blvd., 19th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 282-6206

Jeffrey F. Gersh

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  • Address

    Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
    15260 Ventura Blvd., Suite 840
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

  • Telephone

    (818) 444-9222

Michael Gervais

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  • Address

    Susman Godfrey LLP
    1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1400
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 789-3130

David Graeler

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  • Address

    Nossaman LLP
    777 South Figueroa Street, 34th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

  • Telephone

    (213) 612-7836

Kelly R. Graf

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  • Address

    Dentons
    601 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 2500
    Los Angeles, California 90017

  • Telephone

    (213) 892-2811

Amanda L. Groves

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  • Address

    Winston & Strawn LLP
    333 South Grand Avenue, 38th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-1543

  • Telephone

    (213) 615-1851

Matthew M. Gurvitz

  • Address

    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    2029 Century Park East
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 855-3085

Mary H. Haas

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  • Address

    Davis Wright Tremaine
    865 South Figueroa Street Suite 2400
    Los Angeles, CA 90017-2566

  • Telephone

    (213) 633.6813

Stacy W. Harrison

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  • Address

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    355 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 2700
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 612-2254

Hon. Samantha P. Jessner

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Mark Kachner

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  • Address

    Knobbe Martens
    1925 Century Park East
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 551-3450

Sarah Kelly-Kilgore

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  • Address

    Greenberg Gross LLP
    601 S. Figueroa Street, 30th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

  • Telephone

    (213) 334-7065

Adil M. Khan

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  • Address

    Greenberg Traurig LLP
    1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 586-3882

Stacey McKee Knight

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  • Address

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
    2029 Century Park East, Suite 2600
    Los Angeles, California 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 788-4406

Steven E. Knott

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  • Address

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    725 South Figueroa Street, 36th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

  • Telephone

    (213) 488-3617

Vinay Kohli

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  • Address

    Proskauer Rose LLP
    2029 Century Park East, Suite 2400
    Los Angeles, California 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 284-5695

Bethany W. Kristovich

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  • Address

    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    350 S. Grand Avenue, 50th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 683-9292

Donald J. Kula

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  • Address

    Perkins Coie LLP
    1888 Century Park East, Suite 1700
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 788-3212

Eric J. Lorenzini

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  • Address

    Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP
    10345 W. Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles CA 90064

  • Telephone

    (310) 746-4436

Jordan Ludwig

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  • Address

    Crowell & Moring LLP
    515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

  • Telephone

    (213) 443-5524

Ryan J. Malloy

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  • Address

    Morrison & Foerster LLP
    707 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 6000
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

  • Telephone

    (213) 892-5482

Neal R. Marder

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  • Address

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 600
    Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022

  • Telephone

    (310) 728-3740

Anastasia Mazzella

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  • Address

    Kabateck LLP
    633 W. Fifth Street, Suite 3200
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 217-5000

Hon. Carl H. Moor

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal

Ariel A. Neuman

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  • Address

    Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C.
    1875 Century Park East 23rd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90067-2561

  • Telephone

    (310) 201-2100

Christian Nickerson

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  • Address

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler LLP
    222 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 2100
    El Segundo, CA 90245

  • Telephone

    (310) 740-9925

Katherine A. Petti

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  • Address

    Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien Annaguey LLP
    2121 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 3000
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 274-7100

Bronwyn F. Pollock

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  • Address

    Mayer Brown LLP
    333 S. Grand Avenue, 47th Floor
    Los Angeles, California 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 229-5194

Michael J. Reiss

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  • Address

    Latham & Watkins LLP
    355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 891-7522

Whitney Jones Roy

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  • Address

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    333 S. Hope Street, 43rd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 620-1780

Shahrokh Sheik

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  • Address

    Weinberg Gonser Frost LLP
    10866 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1650
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

  • Telephone

    (424) 239-2851

Matthew E. Sloan

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  • Address

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    300 South Grand Avenue Suite 3400
    Los Angeles, California 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 687-5276

ANNUAL SEMINAR COMMITTEE

Alice Chen Smith

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  • Address

    Yoka & Smith, LLP
    445 South Figueroa Street, 38th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 427-2300

R. Brian Timmons

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  • Address

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    865 S. Figueroa St., 10th Floor
    Los Angeles, California 90017

  • Telephone

    (213) 443-3221

ANNUAL SEMINAR COMMITTEE

Tony Tootell

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  • Address

    Foley & Lardner LLP
    555 South Flower Street, Suite 3500
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-2411

  • Telephone

    (213) 972-4796

Tammy A. Tsoumas

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  • Address

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    2049 Century Park East Suite 3700
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (213) 680-8233

AnnaMarie A. Van Hoesen

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  • Address

    Jenner & Block LLP
    515 S. Flower Street Suite 3300
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-2246

  • Telephone

    (213) 239-5100

Belinda Martinez Vega

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  • Address

    Venable LLP
    2049 Century Park East, Suite 2300
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 229-9900

Civility Committee Chair

Daniel L. Warshaw

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  • Address

    Pearson Warshaw, LLP
    15165 Ventura Blvd Ste 400
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

  • Telephone

    (818) 205-2805

ABTL Report Co-Editor

Gary J. Wax

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  • Address

    Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
    5900 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

  • Telephone

    (310) 859-7811

David K. Willingham

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  • Address

    King & Spalding LLP
    633 West Fifth Street Suite 1600
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 218-4005

Jack S. Yeh

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  • Address

    Sidley Austin LLP
    1999 Avenue of the Stars, 17th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 595-9519

Mark R. Yohalem

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  • Address

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
    633 West Fifth Street, Suite 1550
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (323) 210-2958

Youth Law Practice Development Chair

Stephanie Yonekura

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  • Address

    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1400
    Los Angeles CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 785-4668

Jennifer B. Zargarof

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  • Address

    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    300 S. Grand Avenue, 22nd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-3132

  • Telephone

    (213) 612-7335

Hon. Helen Zukin

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Judicial Advisory Council

Hon. Maria A. Audero

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. André Birotte, Jr.

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. David J. Cowan

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. William F. Highberger

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Steve Kim

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. Elwood Lui

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal

Hon. Dalila Corral Lyons

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Fernando M. Olguin

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. John L. Segal

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal

Hon. Karen L. Stevenson

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. Eric C. Taylor

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw

  • Address

    United States Court of Appeals
    for the Ninth Circuit

Young Lawyers Division

Young Lawyer Division Co-Chair

Robert Glassman

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  • Address

    Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP
    11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 700
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

  • Telephone

    (310) 477-1700

Young Lawyer Division Co-Chair

Nalani L. Crisologo

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  • Address

    Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
    2049 Century Park East, Suite 3000
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (424) 285-8774

Young Lawyer Division Vice-Chair

Dylan Alexander Noceda

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  • Address

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    333 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 229-7734

Past Presidents

2022 │ Manuel F. Cachán

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    2021 │ Susan K. Leader

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      2019-2020 │ Valerie M. Goo

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        2018-2019 │ Sabrina H. Strong

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          2017-2018 │ Michael P. McNamara

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            2016-2017 │ Nancy R. Thomas

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              2015-2016 │ Bryan A. Merryman

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                2014-2015 │ David A. Battaglia

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                  2013-2014 │ J. Warren Rissier

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                    2012-2013 │ Philip E. Cook

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                      2011-2012 │ Theresa A. Kristovich

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                        2010-2012 │ Michael M. Maddigan

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                          2009-2010 │ Scott H. Carr

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                            2008-2009 │ Travers D. Wood

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                              2007-2008 │ Steven E. Sletten

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                                2006-2007 │ Michael A. Sherman

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                                  2005-2006 │ Hon. Patrick A. Cathcart (Ret.)

                                    2004-2005 │ Jeff S. Westerman

                                      2003-2004 │ Alan E. Friedman

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                                        2002-2003 │ Robert S. Span

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                                          2001-2002 │ Seth Aronson

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                                            2000-2001 │ Barbara Reeves

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                                              1999-2000 │ Jeffrey C. Briggs

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                                                1998-1999 │ Hon. Richard J. Burdge, Jr.

                                                  1997-1998 │ David M. Stern

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                                                    1996-1997 │ Karen Kaplowitz

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                                                      1995-1996 │ Jeffrey I. Weinberger

                                                        1994-1995 │ William E. Wegner (1950-2021)

                                                          1993-1994 │ Bruce A. Friedman

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                                                            1992-1993 │ Richard R. Mainland

                                                              1991-1992 │ Mark A. Neubauer

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                                                                1990-1991 │ Harvey I. Saferstein (1943 – 2020)

                                                                  1989-1990 │ Robert H. Fairbank

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                                                                    1988-1989 │ Peter I. Ostroff

                                                                      1987-1988 │ Howard O. Boltz, Jr.

                                                                        1986-1987 │ Robert A. Shlachter

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                                                                          1985-1986 │ Hon. Elihu M. Berle

                                                                            1984-1985 │ Hon. Charles Vogel (Ret.)

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                                                                              1983-1984 │ Laurence H. Pretty

                                                                                1982-1983 │ Marsha McLean-Utley (1940-2000)

                                                                                  1980-1981 │ Thomas J. McDermott, Jr.

                                                                                    1981-1982 │ Howard P. Miller

                                                                                      1979-1980 │ Loren R. Rothschild

                                                                                        1978-1979 │ Richard H. Keatinge (1918-1992)

                                                                                          1976-1977 │ Murray M. Fields (1907-2002)

                                                                                            1975-1976 │ John H. Brinsley

                                                                                              1974-1975 │ Hon. William A. Masterson (1931-2014)

                                                                                                1973-1974 │ Allan Browne (1938-2022)