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Dean's Council

The Pepperdine Dean's Council 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.

The Dean's Council meets twice a year (once during the fall and spring semesters), and members are expected to attend each meeting.

Member List

Ismail Amin (JD '03)
Founder & Partner
The Amin Law Group, Ltd.

Greer E. Illingworth (JD '10)
Corporate Counsel
Hillstone Restaurant Group

Bryan D. Pereboom (JD '12)
Founder & Manager
Pereboom Law, PLLC

Dane C. Ball ('01, JD '05)
Partner
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.

Shannon E. Kelly ('08, JD '13)
Corporate Counsel
Halo Top Creamery

Erin Perez-Coleman (JD '11)
Co-founder & Partner
Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman LLP

Cory M. Batza ('04, JD '17)
Judicial Law Clerk
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Mandy H. Kim (JD '09)
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery

Brian J. Philpott (JD '05)
Partner
Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

Jeffrey T. Belton (JD '05)
Founder & Attorney
Law Office of Jeffrey T. Belton

Kent D. Krabill (JD '05)
Partner
Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst, LLP

Kevin Reddington (JD '18)
Legal Editor
Docket Navigator

Kyser S. Blakely (MBA '17, JD '18)
Associate
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Amber E. Kruggel (JD '17)
Deputy District Attorney
Fresno County District Attorney's Office

Rachel D. Robinson (JD '14)
Associate Attorney
Alex Levay, PLLC

Joseph M. Cardosi (JD '14)
Assistant General Counsel
US Federal Government

Brittney Lane Kubisch (JD '12)
Associate
Jones Day

Nicole L. Rodger ('02, JD '12)
Associate
White & Case LLP

Alex J. Caruso (JD '17)
Associate
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Spencer R. Lucas (JD '04)
Attorney
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

Melody C. Rodriguez (JD '12)
External Relations Manager
Arizona Public Service

Jesse A. Cripps ('97, JD '02)
Associate
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Audrey L. Maness (JD '07)
Associate
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Caelan D. Rottman ('14, JD '18)
Boesch Law Group

Aaron C. Echols (MBA '01, JD '10)
Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate
Frost Bank

Kimberly L. McCall (JD '11)
Judicial Law Clerk
Tennessee Supreme Court

Bobby Saadian (MBA '05, JD '05)
Founding President & Managing Attorney
Wilshire Law Firm PLC

Zeke O. Fortenberry (JD '07)
Founder & Attorney
Fortenberry Firm, PLLC

Jay A. Milbrandt (MBA '07, JD '08)
Professor of Business & Economics
Bethel University

Jennifer Snitko ('98, JD '02)
Senior Vice President of Business Affairs & General Counsel
3 Ball Entertainment

Jessica L. Freitas ('13, JD '17)
Attorney & Special Adviser
U.S. Department of Commerce

Kelsey Stapler Morris (JD '11)
Counsel
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Jamin S. Soderstrom ('02, JD '08)
Founding Shareholder
Soderstrom Law PC

Jacob Y. Glucksman (JD '05)
Founder & Attorney
The Law Offices of Jacob Glucksman

John M. Napier (JD '09)
Attorney
Hanger Law

Brooke N. Stephens (JD '05)
Founding Partner
Merus Law, APC

Nazareth M. Haysbert (JD '12)
Partner
Haysbert | Moultrie LLP

Deanna S. Newton (JD '17)
International Tax Associate
KPMG - Los Angeles

Al Sturgeon (JD '11)
Vice President of Student Life
Lipscomb University

Randy K. Herndon (JD '09)
Partner
Capitol Tax Partners

John D. Niemeyer (JD '15)
Associate
Latham & Watkins LLP

Charlie Walker (JD '15)
General Counsel
WireMasters, Inc.

David L. Iden (JD '15)
Associate
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Jonathan P. Pearce ('02, MBA '05, JD '06)
Partner
SoCal IP Law Group LLP

Jannell M. White (JD '11)
Associate
Slack & Associates APC

Matt Williams (JD '10)
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office

Jerren P. Wright (MBA '11, JD '11)
Legal Counsel
Google

Scot D. Wilson (JD '02)
Income Partner
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.

Katie S. Zacharia ('07, JD '11)