Officers and Board

Officers

President

Susan K. Leader

  • Address

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
    633 West Fifth Street, Suite 1550
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-2027

  • Phone

    (323) 210-2943

Vice President

Manuel F. Cachán

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  • Address

    Proskauer Rose LLP
    2049 Century Park East, 32nd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90067-3206

  • Phone

    (310) 284-4568

Treasurer

Kevin R. Boyle

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  • Address

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

  • Phone

    (310) 477-1700

Secretary

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

Executive Director

Linda A. Sampson

  • Address

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

  • Phone

    (323) 988-3428

  • Fax

    (714) 602-2505

Board of Governors

Hon. Maria A. Audero

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

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. André Birotte, Jr.

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Eric S. Boorstin

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (818) 995-0800

Public Service & Student Outreach Co-Chair

Keri E. Borders

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  • Address

    Mayer Brown LLP
    350 South Grand Avenue, 25th Floor
    Los Angeles, California 90071-1503

  • Telephone

    (213) 229-5143

Courts Committee Chair

Celeste M. Brecht

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  • Address

    Jones Day
    555 South Flower Street Fiftieth Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 243-2116

Stephen A. Broome

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 443-3000

Hon. David J. Cowan

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Dinner Programs Co-Chair

Andre J. Cronthall

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 617-5474

Joseph Duffy

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 612-2536

Annual Seminar Committee

Michael J. Duvall

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  • Address

    Dentons US LLP
    601 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 2500
    Los Angeles, CA 90017-5704

  • Telephone

    (213) 892-2818

Steven N. Feldman

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  • Address

    Latham & Watkins LLP
    355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560

  • Telephone

    (213) 891-8790

Padraic Foran

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 788-4354

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

Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

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

Hon. William F. Highberger

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Amy D. Hogue

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Brian C. Horne

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  • Address

    Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
    1925 Century Park East, Suite 600
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

  • Telephone

    (310) 551-3450

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

Hon. Steve Kim

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Membership Co-Chair

Gregory S. Korman

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  • Address

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
    2029 Century Park East, Suite 2600
    Los Angeles, CA 90067-3012

  • Telephone

    (310) 788-4421

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

Civility Committee Co-Chair

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

Hon. Elwood Lui

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal

Hon. Dalila Corral Lyons

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Anastasia Mazzella

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 217-5000

ABTL Report Co-Editor

Robin Meadow

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (310) 859-7811

Annual Seminar Committee

Jennifer L. Meeker

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 612-7800

Robert W. Mockler

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  • Address

    Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    633 W 5th St, Suite 1900
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 439-9429

Hon. Fernando M. Olguin

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Krysta Kauble Pachman

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  • Address

    Susman Godfrey
    1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1400
    Los Angeles, CA 90067-6029

  • Telephone

    (310) 789-3118

Wendy J. Ray

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 892-5446

FBA Liaison

Rick L. Richmond

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  • Address

    Larson LLP
    633 West Fifth Street, Suite 3600
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-2054

  • Telephone

    (213) 519-7990

Paul M. Rosen

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 443-5577

Courts Committee Vice-Chair

Daniel A. Rozansky

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  • Address

    Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
    15260 Ventura Boulevard 20th Floor
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

  • Telephone

    (818) 444-4548

Dylan Ruga

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  • Address

    Stalwart Law Group
    11620 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

  • Telephone

    (310) 954-2000

Lunch Programs Co-Chair

James C. Rutten

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  • Address

    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    355 S Grand Avenue, 35th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560

  • Telephone

    (213) 683-9189

Hon. John L. Segal

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal

Membership Co-Chair

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

Catherine Simonsen

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 650-7820

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

Lunch Programs Co-Chair

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

Suzelle M. Smith

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  • Address

    Howarth & Smith
    523 West Sixth Street, Suite 728
    Los Angeles, CA 90014

  • Telephone

    (213) 955-9400

Jessica L. Stebbins Bina

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 485-1234

Hon. Karen L. Stevenson

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. Eric C. Taylor

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Public Service & Student Outreach Co-Chair

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

Alan Van Gelder

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  • Address

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
    100 Wilshire Blvd., 21st Floor
    Santa Monica, CA 90401-1162

  • Telephone

    (310) 576-1200

Dinner Programs Co-Chair

Robert L. Wallan

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  • Address

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    725 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2800
    Los Angeles, CA 90017-5406

  • Telephone

    (213) 488-7100

Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw

  • Address

    United States Court of Appeals
    for the Ninth Circuit

Civility Committee Co-Chair

Daniel L. Warshaw

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (818) 205-2805

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

Jason C. Wright

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (213) 243-2639

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

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

Thomas A. Zaccaro

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  • Address

    Paul Hastings LLP
    515 S. Flower Street, 25th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Telephone

    (213) 683-6185

Judicial Advisory Council

Hon. Stephanie M. Bowick

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Kevin Brazile

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Lee Smalley Edmon

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal

Hon. Brian M. Hoffstadt

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal

Hon. Samantha P. Jessner

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Ruth Kwan

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Maren E. Nelson

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Lawrence P. Riff

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. John Shepard Wiley, Jr.

  • Address

    Los Angeles Superior Court

Young Lawyers Division

Young Lawyer Division Co-Chair

Jonathan P. Slowik

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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) 229-1000

Young Lawyer Division Co-Chair

Christina M. Assi

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  • Address

    Proskauer Rose LLP
    2029 Century Park East, Suite 2400
    Los Angeles, California 90067-3010

  • Telephone

    310.284.4570

Young Lawyer Division Vice-Chair

Robert Glassman

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  • Address

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

  • Telephone

    (310) 477-1700

Past Presidents

Valerie M. Goo

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  • Address

Sabrina H. Strong

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    Michael P. McNamara

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      Nancy R. Thomas

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        Bryan A. Merryman

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          David A. Battaglia

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            J. Warren Rissier

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              Philip E. Cook

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                Theresa A. Kristovich

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                  Michael M. Maddigan

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                    Scott H. Carr

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                      Travers D. Wood

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                        Steven E. Sletten

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                          Michael A. Sherman

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                            Jeff S. Westerman

                              Hon. Patrick A. Cathcart (Ret.)

                                Alan E. Friedman

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                                  Robert S. Span

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                                    Seth Aronson

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                                      Loren R. Rothschild

                                        Thomas J. McDermott, Jr.

                                          Peter I. Ostroff

                                            Robert H. Fairbank

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                                              Harvey I. Saferstein (1943 – 2020)

                                                Mark A. Neubauer

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                                                  Richard R. Mainland

                                                    Bruce A. Friedman

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                                                      Barbara Reeves

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                                                        Laurence H. Pretty

                                                          David M. Stern

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                                                            Hon. Charles Vogel (Ret.)

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                                                              Hon. Richard J. Burdge, Jr.

                                                                Hon. Elihu M. Berle

                                                                  Hon. William A. Masterson (1931-2014)

                                                                    Robert A. Shlachter

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                                                                      Howard O. Boltz, Jr.

                                                                        William E. Wegner

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                                                                          Jeffrey I. Weinberger

                                                                            Karen Kaplowitz

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                                                                              Jeffrey C. Briggs

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                                                                                John H. Brinsley

                                                                                  Allan Browne