Class Notes

UCLA School of Law alumni are doing great things in widely varied fields, demonstrating each day the wealth of opportunities afforded by a prestigious law degree. They are starting up entrepreneurial ventures, prosecuting and defending clientele in an astonishing variety of fields, working as judges and public servants, and serving our country. Catch up with your classmates here to find out their latest news, or submit your class notes! Please let us know if you would like to include news or a photo in current edition of the online and print versions of UCLA Law Class Notes at

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Class Notes - 2000s
  • Joshua Dean ’00 has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in Orange County. Dean's practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, as well as general business law matters.
  • Sandra M. Forman ’01 joined Proskauer as senior counsel in the firm’s New York office. She is part of Proskauer’s business development companies team and came to the firm after a decade at Harris & Harris Group, where she was general counsel and chief compliance officer.
  • Rasha Gerges Shields ’01 has joined Jones Day as a partner. She was previously an assistant United States attorney in Los Angeles, where she served as the deputy chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Section. In addition to joining Jones Day, Rasha also got married last year.
  • Offer Lion ’02 joined the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP as partner. He was previously with Hunton & Williams LLP.
  • Peter J. Howell ’03 is now a partner in the Costa Mesa office of Rutan & Tucker LLP.
  • Stephanie C. Thomas ’03 is now a partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
  • Jeffrey M. Goldman ’04 has joined Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices.
  • Tritia M. Murata ’04 is a new partner with Morrison & Foerster LLP in Los Angeles.
  • Glenn Nieves ’05 , general counsel and vice president of government affairs for Wilshire Connection (Wilcon), was profiled in Hispanic Executive Magazine.
  • Danny Passman ’05 , a partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, was included in Variety’s roundup of Hollywood’s New Leaders.
  • Adam L. Kestenbaum ’06 has been made a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Kestenbaum, a member of the Tax Department, specializes in executive compensation and employee benefits matters.
  • Elizabeth Y. J. Oh ’06 has been promoted to counsel in Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles office. Oh is a member of the Finance Department. Her practice includes the representation of lenders, borrowers and equity sponsors in complex financing transactions and other general transactional matters.
  • Tami K. Sims ’06 , an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, was profiled in the Los Angeles Daily Journal in December as part of a series highlighting pro bono work.
  • Aaron Gafni ’07 was included in Variety’s roundup of Hollywood’s New Leaders. An associate at Greenberg Glusker, Gafni served as lead corporate counsel on the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer.
  • Nicholas Hobson ’07 is a new partner in Cooley LLP’s San Francisco office.
  • Jessica Kornberg ’07 was named president and CEO of Bet Tzedek. She is the first woman to occupy the organization’s top job. She was previously with Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow PC, and she also has served as a legal fellow with the National Organization for Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, the executive director of Ms. JD and a volunteer with Bet Tzedek during the past four years.
  • Laura Stoll ’07 is now a partner with Goodwin Procter LLP in Los Angeles.
  • Erin Kolter ’08 is now a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
  • Leah Goodridge ’09 , an attorney at the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project, was recently selected as a Fulbright Specialist, traveling to Malta in March 2015 to teach social entrepreneurship.