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Board of Visitors


The Board of Visitors of Pepperdine University School of Law supports and advances the mission of the university by helping the School of Law achieve the highest standards of academic excellence and maintain its distinctive character. Board of Visitor members are recruited for their accomplishments within and service to their local, national and international communities.

Members of the Board of Visitors (BOV) serve as advisors to the dean and faculty, seek outstanding prospective students to recommend to the school, provide career opportunities for students, introduce leaders in the legal community to Pepperdine, and serve as goodwill ambassadors on a national and global level. BOV members further the School of Law's goals by contributing their personal and professional talents, contacts, and resources to the advancement of the law school. Board members not employed in public service positions are expected to contribute at least $25,000 annually to Pepperdine University School of Law.

The Board of Visitors meets twice a year (once during the fall and spring semesters) and members are expected to attend each meeting.

Member List

Terry Adamson
Commissioner (Retired)
Malibu Superior Court
Malibu, CA

Armand Arabian
Associate Justice (Retired)
Supreme Court of California
Van Nuys, CA

Byron T. Ball
Senior Partner
The Ball Law Firm, LLP
Los Angeles, CA

David Barrett
Assistant General Counsel
Sempra Energy
San Diego, CA

Tricia Bigelow
Presiding Justice
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 8
Los Angeles, CA

David C. Boatwright
Counsel
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch
San Diego, CA

James G. Bohm
Senior Partner
Bohm, Matsen, Kegel & Aguilera, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA

John H. Boswell
Senior Partner
Adams & Boswell
Houston, TX

Raymond P. Boucher
Partner
Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, LLP
Beverly Hills, CA

Jeffrey Boyd
Associate Justice
Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, TX

Laurel Brauer
President and Owner
Brauer Law Corporation
Irvine, CA

Rick J. Caruso
President
Caruso Affiliated
Los Angeles, CA

Jeffrey Cash
Partner
Bryan Cave LLP
Dallas, TX

Mark T. Cramer
Partner
Buchalter Nemer
Los Angeles, CA

Jeffrey Gates Davis
Partner
Mayer Brown LLP
Washington, D.C.

Steven J. DeLorenz
President and Senior Partner
Talisman & DeLorenz, P.C.
Brooklyn, NY

Jennie Dorsey
United States District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Paula T. Douglass
Vice Chairman
Equus II Incorporated
Houston, TX

Bruce J. Einhorn
Senior Judge (Retired)
U.S. Immigration Court
Bell Canyon, CA

Charles R. Eskridge, III
Partner
Susman Godfrey, LLP
Houston, TX

Thomas A. Fessler
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Vision Service Plan
Rancho Cordova, CA

Matthew Henegar
Partner
Latham & Watkins
New York, NY

Mark O. Hiepler
Partner
Hiepler & Hiepler
Oxnard, CA

Zna Portlock Houston
Senior Assistant City Attorney
Labor Relations
Los Angeles, CA

Barbara A. Jones
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Boston, MA

Janet Kerr
Professor of Law,
Executive Director, Palmer Center for Entreprenuership and the Law
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA

Shawn Khorrami
Partner
Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti
Los Angeles, CA

James Lacy
Managing Partner,
Wewer & Lacy, LLP
Laguna Niguel, CA

Allen M. Linden
Justice
Federal Court of Appeal
Ottawa, Canada

Barbara Straus Lodge
Owner and Executive Vice President
Hartleigh Creations, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Capri Maddox
Commissioner
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Scott A. Mager
Chairman & CEO
PBM/CMSI, Inc.
New York, NY

Michele L. Maryott
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Irvine, CA

William J. Minick
President
Partner Source
Dallas, TX

John Moriarity
Senior Partner
Moriarity & Anagnos
Woodland Hills, CA

Beverly O'Connell
United States District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Los Angeles, CA

Connolly Oyler
Senior Partner
Oyler & Woldman
Santa Monica, CA

Ronald F. Phillips
University Vice Chancellor & School of Law Dean Emeritus
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA

Scott H. Racine
Partner
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Betty A. Richli
Associate Justice
California Court of Appeal
Fourth Appellate District, Division Two
Riverside, CA

Richard L. Stack
Trustee
Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth W. Starr
President
Baylor University
Waco, TX

Gary A. Thornton
Shareholder
Jackson Walker, LLP
Austin, TX

Gregory D. Totten
District Attorney
County of Ventura
Ventura, CA

Barak Vaughn
Partner
Vaughn Cohen
Calabasas, CA

Lev Yasnogorodsky
President
Ly Development
Palmdale, CA