Founding Board - UCLA Law Women LEAD

UCLA Law Women LEAD Co-Chairs

Nancy L. Abell ‘79 J.D.
Partner, Paul Hastings

Michelle Banks ‘85 B.A., ‘88 J.D.
Chair, Board of Directors of Minority Corporate Counsel Association

UCLA Law Women LEAD Founding Board Members

Valerie “Val” B. Ackerman ‘85 J.D.
Commissioner, Big East Conference

Ashley Artmann '17 J.D.
J.D. Candidate

Barbara Boyle ‘60 J.D.
Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Activities and Special Initiatives, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Melanie Cook ‘74 B.A., ‘78 J.D.
Partner, Ziffren Brittenham

Janet Dhillon ‘91 J.D.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Burlington Stores, Inc.

Emily Given ’15 J.D.
Honors Attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

Anya Goldstein ‘12 J.D.
Attorney, Dordi Williams Cohen, LLP

Margarita Paláu Hernández ‘85 J.D.
Principal, Hernández Ventures

Cara Horowitz ’01 J.D.
Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Co-Director, UCLA Environmental Law Clinic

Jessica Kornberg ‘07 J.D.
President and CEO, Bet Tzedek

Margaret “Maggie” Levy ’75 J.D.
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Cheryl Lott ‘04 J.D.
Shareholder, Buchalter Nemer

Heather Morgan ’94 J.D.
Partner, Paul Hastings

Marcy Morris ‘81 J.D.
Partner, Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein

Kavita Jain Patel ’96 J.D. 
KJP Law Group

Harriet Pearson ’90 J.D.
Partner, Hogan Lovells

Heather Richardson ‘06 J.D., ‘06 MPH
Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Evelyn Shimazaki ‘84 J.D.
Chief Counsel, TESLA

Sandra Stern ‘79 J.D.
President, Lionsgate Television Group

Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw ‘76 B.A., ‘79 J.D.
Federal Appeals Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Debra Alligood White ‘93 J.D.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Planned Parenthood NY