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Dean's Council

The Pepperdine Dean's Council 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.

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

Co-chairs

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

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

Member List

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kyser S. Blakely (MBA '17, JD '18)
Judicial Law Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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

Joseph M. Cardosi (JD '14)
Associate
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kevin Reddington (JD '18)
Legal Editor
Docket Navigator

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Al Sturgeon (JD '11)
Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator, Vice President for Diverse and Equitable Student Life
Blackburn College

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

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

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

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

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

Jerren P. Wright (MBA '11, JD '11)
Business Affairs Executive
Amazon Studios

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

Katie S. Zacharia ('07, JD '11)
Former Associate
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Brittney Lane Kubisch (JD '12)
Associate
Jones Day

 

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

 

Audrey L. Maness (JD '07)
Assistant US Attorney 
United States Department of Justice

 

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

 

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

 

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