Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law & Public Policy

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Who We Are – the Williams Institute

Faculty Chair

  • Kees Waaldijk
    Kees Waaldijk
    Faculty Chair, The Williams Institute

Executive Director

Experts & Staff

Faculty Advisory Committee

Founders Council

  • Williams Institute Visiting Distinguished Scholar
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  • Jeffrey S. Haber
    Jeffrey S. Haber
    Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.
  • Charles R. Williams
    Charles R. Williams
    President, Williams & Associates
    Inaugural and continuing donor, the Williams Institute
  • Brian Belt
    Brian Belt
    Founder At The Beach, Inc. and Just Ladies Fitness
  • Eric Berger
    Eric Berger
    Financial Advisor, Credit Suisse
  • Norman Blachford
    Norman Blachford
    Board member of the AIDS Foundation San Diego, the Blachford-Cooper Foundation
    Treasurer of Mainly Mozart
  • Brondi Borer
    Brondi Borer
    Trustee of The Point Foundation
    Co-chair of the Founders Council of UCLA Law School's Williams Institute
    Board member, Family Law Advisory Board for Cardozo Law School.
  • Bill Candelaria
    Bill Candelaria
    Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Roberta Conroy
    Roberta Conroy
    Board member, Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System
    Board member, The California Science Center Foundation
    Founder’s Council, the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Peter Cooper
    Peter Cooper
    Secretary of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory,
    Board member of The Old Globe Theatre, and of the Blachford-Cooper Foundation.
  • Diane J. Fuchs
    Diane J. Fuchs
    Attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
  • Mike Gleason
    Mike Gleason
  • Laurie F. Hasencamp
    Laurie F. Hasencamp
    Co-chair of the Williams Institute Founders Council,
    Member of the Williams Institute Legal Council,
    Member of the board of directors of Lambda Legal
    Member of the National Leadership Council of GLSEN
    Advisory Committee for the Alliance of Housing and Healing
  • Jim Hooker
    Jim Hooker
    Founders Council, the Williams Institute
  • Arnold  D. Kassoy
    Arnold D. Kassoy
    Counsel, Manatt Phelps & Phillips.
  • David A. Kettel
    David A. Kettel
    Partner, Venable, LLP
  • John McDonald
    John McDonald
    Founders Council, the Williams Institute
  • Tom Morgan
    Tom Morgan
    Senior technology, operations, and finance executive
  • Partner, Paul Hastings
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  • Michael Nutt
    Michael Nutt
    Founders Council, the Williams Institute
  • Sandra Richards
    Sandra Richards
    Executive Director, Business Development, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Todd Sears
    Todd Sears
    Founder and Principal of Coda Leadership Consulting LLC
    Board member the Williams Institute of UCLA, The Palette Fund, The Asia Society Diversity Board, and Lambda Legal National Leadership
  • Stu Walter
    Stu Walter
    Founders Council, the Williams Institute
  • Rob Wright
    Rob Wright
    Founders Council, the Williams Institute

Legal Council

  • George “Chip” Cannon
    George “Chip” Cannon
    Legal Council, the Williams Institute
  • Ann Claassen
    Ann Claassen
    Counsel, Latham & Watkins
  • Counsel, White & Case LLP
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  • Adjunct Faculty
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  • Jeffrey S. Haber
    Jeffrey S. Haber
    Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.
  • Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP
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  • Megan Hey
    Megan Hey
    Deputy Attorney General, Environment Section of the California Department of Justice.
  • Michael S. Lurey
    Michael S. Lurey
    Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Partner, Sheppard Mullin
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  • Partner, Hollingsworth LLP
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  • Andrew Nagel
    Andrew Nagel
    Partner, WilmerHale, LLP
  • Andrew Parlen
    Andrew Parlen
    Partner, O’Melveny and Meyer’s LLP
  • Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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  • Principal, McKool Smith LLP
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  • Bill Candelaria
    Bill Candelaria
    Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Laurie F. Hasencamp
    Laurie F. Hasencamp
    Co-chair of the Williams Institute Founders Council,
    Member of the Williams Institute Legal Council,
    Member of the board of directors of Lambda Legal
    Member of the National Leadership Council of GLSEN
    Advisory Committee for the Alliance of Housing and Healing
  • David A. Kettel
    David A. Kettel
    Partner, Venable, LLP

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Contact Information

Brad Sears
Executive Director, Williams Institute
2381 Public Policy Building
(310) 267- 4382
williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu