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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Missy L. Griffin (JD '18)
Associate
Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jannelle 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)
Business Affairs Executive
Amazon Studios

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