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Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors of Pepperdine 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 law school'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 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

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

Byron T. Ball ('90)
Senior Partner
The Ball Law Firm, LLP

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

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

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

David C. Boatwright ('81)
Of Counsel
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch

James G. Bohm ('87)
Senior Partner
Bohm, Matsen, Kegel & Aguilera, LLP

John H. Boswell
Senior Partner
Boswell & Hallmark, PC

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

Mark J. Bourassa ('02)
Founding Member
The Bourassa law Group LLC

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

Laurel Brauer ('86, JD '94)
President and Owner
Brauer Law Corporation

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

Jeffrey Cash (JD '97)
Phelps Dunbar, LLP

Mark T. Cramer ('98)
Buchalter Nemer

Jeffrey Gates Davis ('94)
Mayer Brown LLP

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

The Honorable Jennifer Dorsey ('97)
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Paula T. Douglass
Vice Chairman
Equus II Incorporated

The Honorable Bruce J. Einhorn
Senior Judge (Retired)
U.S. Immigration Court

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

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

Matthew Henegar ('99)
Latham & Watkins

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

Mark O. Hiepler ('88)
Hiepler & Hiepler

Zna Portlock Houston ('87)
Senior Assistant City Attorney

Barbara A. Jones ('89)
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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

Barbara Straus Lodge ('86)
Owner and Executive Vice President
Hartleigh Creations, Inc.

Capri W. Maddox ('01)
Special Assistant City Attorney
City of Los Angeles

Scott A. Mager ('82)
Chairman & CEO
Perfect Building Maintenance

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

John Moriarity
Senior Partner
Moriarity & Associates

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

Daniel O'Connell ('90)

Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles District Attorney's Office

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

Scott H. Racine ('78)
Partner (Retired)
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP

The Honorable Betty A. Richli ('77)
Associate Justice (Retired)
California Court of Appeal
Fourth Appellate District, Division Two

West Seegmiller
Lexton Law Firm

Robert T. Simon ('05)
The Simon Law Group, LLP

Richard L. Stack
Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation

The Honorable Kenneth W. Starr

David Sugden ('98, JD '01)

Call & Jensen

Gary A. Thornton (JD '82)
Senior Counsel
Jackson Walker, LLP

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

Barak Vaughn ('01)
Beach Cowdrey Owen, LLP

Lev Yasnogorodsky
Ly Development