February 10, 2009
San Francisco Alumni Reception with Dean Edley
Boalt's Dean Christopher Edley will be providing a Campaign for Boalt Hall update. Thanks to Chris Chavez '97, Noel Nellis '66 and their firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe for hosting this event.
6 to 8 p.m.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, The Orrick Building, 405 Howard Street, San Francisco
This event is sold out!
If you would like to be added to the wait list, contact the Alumni
Center at 510.643.6673 or [email protected].
February 18, 2009
Los Angeles Alumni Chapter Presents: "The Challenges of the
The Los Angeles Haas Alumni Chapter invites
all LA Cal graduates to the panel presentation, "The Challenges
of the Current Economy: The Impact of Obama's Proposals on the
Economy and You," moderated by Conan Nolan, with former
Haas Dean Tom Campbell and Professor Barry Eichengreen.
The Luxe Hotel Sunset, 11461 Sunset Boulevard, Los
For more information and to register, click here.
February 24, 2009
West Los Angeles Alumni
Luncheon with Dean Edley
Boalt's Dean Christopher Edley will
be providing an update about the Campaign for Boalt Hall. Thanks to
our hosts Kenneth
Goldman '67, Gregory
Pimstone '90, and Allan
Schare '86, and to Manatt,
Phelps & Phillips LLP, McDermott
Will & Emery, and Reed
Smith LLP for sponsoring this event.
Noon to 1:30 pm
Phelps & Phillips LLP, 11355 W. Olympic Blvd, Los
To RSVP, register online here,
call 510.643.6673 or email [email protected].
February 24, 2009
Downtown Los Angeles Alumni Reception with Dean Edley
Join Boalt alums for an
evening with Dean Edley as he discusses the Campaign for Boalt Hall. Special thanks to Mark Pécheck '84 and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP for hosting this event, and to
Demetriou '79, Debra
Fischer '89, Yury
Kapgan '01, Jay
Shafran '63, and Matthew
Kline '99 for their support.
6 to 8 p.m.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 333 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles.
April 4, 2009
6 pm -
Gala 2009, presented by the California Alumni Association
date for the California Alumni Association's annual event celebrating
the University of California. This year, Boalt alumna Nicole Harris
'95, Corporate Counsel for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, will
be the recipient of the Bradford King Award, which recognizes
volunteer service by alumni within the first ten years following
Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
information, click here,
call 510.643.5658 or email [email protected].
May 1, 2009
Citation Award Dinner
Save the date for the Boalt Hall Alumni Association's annual gala. Catch up with faculty and fellow graduates and celebrate the recipients of the Citation, Young Alumnus and Faculty Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 600 Stockton Street at California Street, San Francisco
October 8-11, 2009
Four days. Two cities. 18 events. We couldn't pack this year's All-Alumni Reunion into one weekend on campus. So we're taking the bold step of offering a four-day program that spans both sides of the Bay. Save the dates for a moveable feast of good food, fine wine, old friends, and intellectual stimulation. Special reunion events for classes ending in 4 and 9 will also be held.
Boalt Hall Alumni Association Awards
Hall Alumni Association will honor Stuart Gordon '65, Richard
Buxbaum '53, and Laura Parsky '95 at the 2009 Citation
Award Dinner on Friday, May 1 in San Francisco. Check out more
information on the annual celebration of the Boalt community
Gordon, partner at Gordon & Rees, is the
recipient of BHAA's 2009 Citation Award, the highest honor
bestowed upon Boalt alumni, for his dedication to public service, his
contributions to the legal profession, and his support of the law school. The BHAA also honors Jackson H. Ralston Professor of
International Law Richard Buxbaum with its Faculty Lifetime
Achievement Award and Superior Court Judge Laura Parsky with
the Young Alumni Award.
Hear From Dean Edley About the Campaign for Boalt Hall
Discuss the tremendous progress underway
at Boalt with Dean Edley at alumni events in your area. Space
is limited so please RSVP now! Just email [email protected]
or call 510.643.6673.
Francisco Reception, Tuesday, February 10, 6 to 8 pm, located at
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
This event is at capacity with an open wait list.
Los Angeles Luncheon, Tuesday, February 24, Noon to 1:30 pm, located
at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP and cosponsored with McDermott Will & Emery and Reed Smith LLP.
Los Angeles Reception, Tuesday, February 24, 6 to 8 pm, located at
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Association Honors Nicole Harris '95
Nicole Harris '95, corporate counsel at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, will be honored with the
California Alumni Association's 2009 Bradford S. King Award for
Excellence in Service at the annual Charter Gala on Friday, April 4,
in San Francisco. Tickets to the dinner honoring Nicole and
distinguished members of the Cal community, including Alumnus of the
Year Robert D. Haas, former chairman and chief executive officer of
Levi Strauss & Co; can be arranged online here.
When registering, be sure to mention you are a Boalt alum so you can
be seated with your fellow law graduates!
BCLBE's New Berkeley Law VC Blog is Up and Running
The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy has launched a venture capital blog. The blog will provide a forum for communications among academics, venture capitalists, and attorneys about economic and legal issues related to all aspects of the venture capital cycle including:
-Forming and managing VC funds,
-Investing in and control of portfolio companies,
-Liquidity events, including public offerings, mergers, and dissolution,
-Distributions from and liquidation of VC funds, and
-Litigation between VC fund partners, and between VC funds and portfolio companies.
While most posts will address American VC practice, many of our contributors will examine venture capital related issues that emerge in other jurisdictions.
of International Alumni in Sardinia, Italy, June 5-7
The International Association of Boalt Alumni will be holding its annual reunion in Sardinia, Italy, June 5-7, 2009! Join Boalt alums from Europe and beyond at this two-day retreat on the exquisite Italian island of Sardinia in Puntaldia at the Due Lune Resort, Spa & Golf Club. The weekend's agenda will include opportunities to socialize with fellow Boalt alums, a roundtable discussion about U.S.-style contracts, as well as boat tours of the coast and other sightseeing activities. For more information about the IABA reunion and to register, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Stefano Guiso-Gallisay at [email protected] or (+39) 02.76.21.71.
of 2008 State Bar Swearing In Ceremony
newest alumni were invited back to Boalt to be sworn in to the
California State Bar at our annual State Bar Admissions Ceremony in
Booth Auditorium on Friday, December 5. California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn
Werdegar '62 presided over the special event, along with Judge Thelton Henderson '62 of
the United States District Court, Northern District, and Judge
William Fletcher of the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth
Circuit. Nan Joesten '97, president of the Boalt Hall
Alumni Association, and Professor Bob Berring '74 officiated. You can find pictures of the event here. Congratulations to all alums recently admitted to the state bar!
Date for the 2009 All-Alumni Reunion
plans to join Boalt Hall alumni for a four-day homecoming that will
span both sides of the Bay. Save the dates of October 8-11 for a
moveable feast of good food, fine wine, old friends, and intellectual
stimulation. All alumni are invited, and special reunion celebrations
will be held for those graduates in classes ending in 4 and 9. Those in reunion classes should be sure to fill out a yearbook entry here. Check
out more information here!
New Energy Emphasis, New Name for Berkeley Law Research Center
The fast-rising importance of energy issues, and their link to the environment, is reshaping the work of a Berkeley Law think tank and prompting it to change its name.
The newly minted Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment (CLEE) has tackled energy matters since its inception in 2006 under the name California Center for Environmental Law & Policy. But the more it emerged as a player at the intersection of energy and environmental policy, the more it saw fit to highlight that fact.
"Considering about 80 percent of climate change challenges have an energy component, that intersection is extremely important," says Rick Frank, CLEE's executive director. "The name change is reflective of our adding talented staff in the energy arena and putting a greater emphasis on these issues as they affect the environment." Read more about the change here.
Boalt Alumni Group on LinkedInYou are invited to join the Boalt Hall Alumni Group on LinkedIn, the
leading professional network tool online. Now you can leverage the
power of Boalt alumni to find new contacts-both Boalt alumni and their
contacts, too. Join today!
Talk to Students About Alternatives to Traditional Law Practice
Are you a Berkeley Law alum whose career doesn't involve (or no longer involves) practicing law? The Career Development Office would like to hear from you. Students are often curious about what else you can do with a law degree, and we would like to know what our alumni have discovered about alternative careers.
Please contact Sarah Cunniff at the Berkeley Law Career Development Office, [email protected]
or 510.643.3161, and let us know what you are doing, and whether you would be willing to be a contact for students interested in alternatives to traditional law practice.
moved to a new city or job? Do you have a baby on the way? Did you get
a promotion? Keep your fellow alums up-to-date with your important life
changes by submitting a Class Note. We'll publish your news on the web and/or the alumni magazine, Transcript. And if you don't have anything new to report, just browse our Class Notes page.
Angela Bortel '04 announces: "I am proud to
annouce the opening of my firm, The Bortel Firm, LLC, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The firm focuses on immigration and civil litigation, with a particular
emphasis on asylum law and appellate advocacy. Our work also includes meeting
the needs of artists and record label owners in Minneapolis' bustling music industry. In
keeping with my commitment to public service, The Bortel Firm, LLC, provides
pro bono representation to asylum seekers and trafficked persons."
Janette Catron '07 announces:
"Tom and I welcomed a baby boy, Maxwell Denevan Catron."
Jahmal Davis '97 has joined the
partnership ranks at Hanson Bridgett, effective January 1. Jahmal is a
member of the firm's Labor and Employment practice group. He represents public
and private employers in state and federal employment litigation, including
discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour
claims. Jahmal also provides preventive advice and training to clients in
employment matters. Jahmal received his B.B.A., with honors, from Tennessee State
University in 1993.
Monique Farris '08 shares:
"Joe Farris '08 and I were married on August 23, 2008! The ceremony and
reception took place in an olive orchard in the East Bay.
The ceremony was officiated by the one and only Rodrigo Sanchez '08. Krystal
LoPilato '08 was my wonderful maid of honor. Christine Diaz-Herrera, 08 and
Reid Mullen '08 were members of the bridal party as well."
Jon Hinck '90 was elected to a
second term in the Maine House of Representatives representing part of the city
of Portland. He
was appointed to serve as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Utilities
and Energy in Maine's
124th Legislature. Jon is also a class action litigator in private practice.
Juliet Browne '90 is a lawyer with the Portland-based law firm of Verrill
Dana, where she chairs the Environmental Law Group.
Beverly Lyon '69 reports:
"After 35 years, I retired from active practice for health reasons at the
end of 2005. I am still a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and
Trust Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization and was
selected by my peers as a Super Lawyer in Northern
California for the last two years of my Bay Area practice. I still
handle the occasional estate plan or probate, but mostly enjoy our new relaxing
life and renewed health in Grass
Valley in the foothills
of the Sierra.
The most recent joy is that Lynn, my partner of more than
17 years, and I were able to marry this past September, and I was walked down
the aisle by my son Ben. Thank you, California Supreme Court! We travel throughout California
and Europe whenever possible, and I write
fiction, primarily for young adults, whenever so moved."
Murray MacNeill '75 has retired.
Paul Marchegiani '03 updates:
"After five years of big firm litigation in San
Francisco, I have moved to Los
Angeles to start an exciting new career as an
entertainment lawyer for NBC Universal's Television Group. As counsel, legal affairs, I draft and negotiate talent and production agreements for a variety
of network and cable television shows."
Amelia Miazad '02 has been
elevated to senior counsel at Hanson
Bridgett, effective January 1. Miazad is a member of the firm's Insurance
Recovery and Public Agency practice groups. In the Insurance Recovery group,
she represents policy-holders in disputes against their insurance carriers in
both alternative dispute resolution and litigation settings, including
developing strategies for resolving disputes with insurance funds and pursuing
claims against insurers. In the Public Agency group, Amelia represents cities,
counties, bridges, school districts and transportation districts in various
matters involving constitutional law issues and code enforcement. In addition
to practicing law, Amelia, who was born in Afghanistan,
is active in legal, development, and policy issues relating to Afghanistan, and she volunteers for various non-profits
that are committed to development in Afghanistan. She is also involved
with the US State Department's Public Private Partnership for Justice Reform in
and is participating in the Afghan Women Lawyers Training and Empowerment
Conference in January 2009. Amelia is also a member of the Boalt Hall Alumni Board. She received her J.D. from Boalt Hall in 2002 and her B.A., with honors and
distinction, from Sonoma
Kathleen A. O'Reilly '83 shares: "I am
marrying my childhood sweetheart, Fred Kinzler, on December 29, 2008. My son,
Alec, is graduating high school in June of 2009."
Jerry J. Ruiz '80 announces:
"After nearly 15 years at Wells Fargo Bank, I returned to private practice
and became Of Counsel to the law firm of Adorno Yoss Alvarado & Smith in
downtown Los Angeles."
Jonathan S. Shapiro '90 on
January 11 faced off against constitutional scholar Dean Erwin Chemerinsky,
UC Irvine School of Law, in a mock trial of Abraham, accused of attempted
murder of his son Isaac, at University Synagogue, Irvine, California.
Shapiro, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, served as the prosecutor, Dean
Chemerinsky was the defense lawyer, and Judge Wapner of "The People's Court" was
the judge. At the conclusion of the arguments, Abraham was convicted by a slim
majority of the audience "jury" of 800. Shapiro's request for remand
Richard G. Wallace '84 reports: "After 18
years as a securities regulator at the SEC and FINRA, I am going back to
private practice at Foley & Lardner in Washington DC.
In 1990 I moved to Washington
with the idea that two or three years on the east coast would be a nice change