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The Pepperdine Law Board of Advisors 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 Advisor members are recruited for their accomplishments within and service to their local, national and international communities.

Members of the Board of Advisors (BOA) serve the dean, seeking outstanding prospective students to recommend to the school, providing career opportunities for students, introducing leaders in the legal community to Pepperdine, and serving as goodwill ambassadors on a national and global level. BOA members further the law school's goals by contributing their personal and professional talents, contacts, and resources to the advancement of the law school. 

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

Member List

The Honorable Terry J. Adamson
Commissioner (Retired)
Malibu Superior Court

James S. Azadian (JD '01)
Member
Dykema Gossett PLLC

David Barrett (JD '91)
Assistant General Counsel
San Diego Gas and Electric Company

The Honorable Tricia Bigelow (JD '86)
Presiding Justice
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight

The Honorable André Birotte, Jr. (JD '91)
United States Federal District Judge
United States District Court for the Central District of California

James G. Bohm (JD '87)
Partner
Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP

Raymond P. Boucher (JD '84)
Founder and Senior Partner
Boucher LLP

The Honorable Jeffrey S. Boyd (JD '91)
Justice
Supreme Court of Texas

Rick J. Caruso (JD '83)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Caruso

Grace Chang (JD '97)
Principal Deputy County Counsel
Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel

Carmen Cole (JD '01)
Partner
Polsinelli PC

Mark T. Cramer (JD '98)
Shareholder
Buchalter Nemer

Jeffrey G. Davis (JD '94)
Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Steven J. DeLorenz (JD '86)
President and Senior Partner
Talisman & DeLorenz P.C.

The Honorable James Di Cesare (JD '73)
Judge
Superior Court of Orange County

The Honorable Jennifer Dorsey (JD '97)
United States Federal District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Charles R. Eskridge, III (JD '90)
Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Thomas A. Fessler (JD '83)
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
VSP Global

Matthew Henegar (JD '99)
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP

G. Steven Henry
Founder, Executive Director and General Counsel
Litigation Counsel of America

Mark O. Hiepler (JD '88)
Partner
Hiepler & Hiepler

Zna Portlock Houston ('84, JD '87)
Attorney/Entrepreneur 

Janet Kerr ('75, JD '78)
Professor of Law Emeritus and Founding Director,
Geoffrey H. Palmer Center and Vice Chancellor
Pepperdine University School of Law

The Honorable Kimberly "Kate" A. Knill (JD '88)
Superior Court Judge
Orange County Superior Court

Charlene Koonce (JD '91)
Partner
Scheef & Stone, LLP

Lewis Lee
CEO & Global Head
Aon Intellectual Property Solutions

Celeste Liversidge (JD '95)
Founder
Adoption Law Group

Barbara Straus Lodge (JD '86)
Founder and Executive Vice President
Above The Noise Foundation

Scott A. Mager (JD '82)
Chairman & CEO
PBM, LLC

Michele L. Maryott (JD '97)
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

William McBride (JD '02)
Partner
McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A.

Virginia Milstead (JD '04)
Counsel
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Robert Ming (JD '95)
Managing Partner
Quadrant Law Group LLP

John Moriarity
Senior Partner
Moriarity & Associates

The Honorable Dwayne K. Moring ('84,  JD '91)
Superior Court Judge
San Diego Superior Court

Lynn Morrow (JD '85)
Partner in Charge, Nashville/Music Row
Adams and Reese LLP

Beverly Reid O'Connell (JD '90) Honorary
United States Federal District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Daniel O'Connell (JD '90)
Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles District Attorney's Office

Ronald F. Phillips
Senior Vice Chancellor and School of Law Dean Emeritus
Pepperdine University

Angela M. Powell ('93, JD '97)
Partner
Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP

Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper (JD '89)
Partner
Arent Fox LLP

Cicely Simpson (JD '01)
Public Affairs
Government Affairs & Public Policy

Richard L. Stack
Trustee
Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation

The Honorable Kenneth W. Starr

David Sugden ('98, JD '01)
Partner
Call & Jensen

The Honorable Gregory D. Totten (JD '82)
District Attorney
County of Ventura

Darryl Towell (JD '95)
Chief Executive Officer
Docket Navigator

Sean Varner (JD '93)
Managing Partner
Varner & Brandt LLP

Alexander R. Wheeler (JD '05)
Partner
PARRIS Law Firm

Jack L. White (JD '03)
Partner
Fluet Huber + Hoang PLLC

Raymond M. Williams (JD '92)
Partner
DLA Piper