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Board of Advisors

The Pepperdine Caruso Law Board of Advisors supports and advances the mission of the university by helping the Caruso 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.


Celeste Liversidge (JD '95) 
Adoption Law Group

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

Member List

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

David Barrett (JD '91)
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Southern California Gas Company

The Honorable Tricia Bigelow (Ret.) (JD '86)
Mediator, Arbitrator, Discovery Referee, and Appellate Consultant
Signature Resolution

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)
Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP

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

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

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

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

Carmen Cole (JD '01)
Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Mark T. Cramer (JD '98)
Buchalter Nemer

Jeffrey G. Davis (JD '94)
White & Case LLP

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

The Honorable James Di Cesare (Ret.) (JD '73)
Mediator, Arbitrator, Private Judge
Judicate West

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

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

Matthew Henegar (JD '99)
Latham & Watkins LLP

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

Zna Portlock Houston ('84, JD '87)

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

Charlene Koonce (JD '91)
Brown Fox PLLC

Lewis Lee
CEO & Global Head
Aon Intellectual Property Solutions

Celeste Liversidge (JD '95)
Adoption Law Group

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

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

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

Bill J. Minick, III (JD '85) 
Executive Vice President 

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

Lynn Morrow (JD '85)
Partner and Entertainment and New Media Team Leader
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 Caruso School of Law Dean Emeritus
Pepperdine University

Angela M. Powell ('93, JD '97)
Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs

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

Cicely Simpson (JD '01)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Summit Public Affairs

Richard L. Stack
Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation

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

The Honorable Gregory D. Totten (Ret.) (JD '82)
Chief Executive Officer 
California District Attorneys Association

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

Alexander R. Wheeler (JD '05)

Jack L. White (JD '03)
McGuireWoods Consulting

Raymond M. Williams (JD '92)
DLA Piper