Class Notes

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Class Notes - 1970s
  • Rinaldo Brutoco ’71 was featured in an article by The Huffington Post titled "When Right Work is Service to Others. Meet a Modern Day Hero: Rinaldo Brutoco" highlighting his work as co-founder of the World Business Academy.
  • Marc Seltzer ’72 , partner at Susman Godfrey, was appointed in December to the Board of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS).
  • Rodney Lewis ’72 has been appointed to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors by Governor Doug Ducey. He previously served as the General Counsel for the Gila River Indian Community.
  • Jonathan Airey ’73 is a retired partner in the Vorys Columbus office. His Oil and Gas law expertise has appointment him as General Counsel to the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. He has also has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Oil and Gas Law, 2008-2017.
  • Joe Hilberman ’73 is the proud grandfather to new bruin Logan, born December 2017. Logan looks forward to joining the UCLA Law class of 2041!
  • Victor Kenton ’74 was featured in an article in the Daily Journal titled "Timely & Therapeutic" detailing his work at Judicate West and 14 years as a magistrate judge of the Central District of California (4/28/2017).
  • Franz Miller ’74 has been appointed to Orange County Superior Court by Gov. Gray Davis. In 2002, Miller was Senior Staff Attorney at 4th District Court of Appeal. From 1989 to 2002, he was Adjunct Professor of Law at Whittier Law School.
  • Lynn Miller ’74 has joined Tesla Motors as Associate General Counsel and Chief of Litigation and Privacy. Prior Tesla, Miller was Senior Litigation Manager at Apple Inc. Miller was also partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, served as Assistant City Attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted 40 jury trials.
  • Judith O'Brien ’74 is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of King and Spalding, member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Prior to joining King and Spalding, O’Brien was partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She also co-founded Incubic Venture Fund and served as Manager Director. She has been recognized in various publications continuously since 1993. Such as The Legal 500 United States, The American Lawyer- Deal maker of the Year 2000. Forbes Magazine Midas List- One of venture capital’s top deal makers, 2001-2005.
  • S. Alan Rosen ’74 , formerly of Horgan Rosen Beckham & Coren LLP, joined Duane Morris' Los Angeles office. He brings extensive bank corporate, regulatory, merger and acquisition, securities, operations and litigation experience to the firm’s global Banking Industry Group.
  • Edmund Clarke ’75 was appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2007 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggar. Prior to his appointment, Clarke was a partner from 1992 - 2006 at Stark, Rasak & Clarke.
  • The Honorable Andrew Guilford ’75 was profiled in the Daily Journal for his service as U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California (12/12/2016). He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the federal bench in 2006.
  • Juan Ulloa ’75 was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal highlighting his ability to work with limited resources in Imperial County. Ulloa was elected to Imperial Country Court - an under-funded, high intensity drug trafficking, impoverished area - in 1994. Ulloa is known for his ability to efficiently manage cases, empathy and creative thinking.
  • Alex Kozinski ’75 , the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Judge was profiled on CBS' 60 Minutes in an interview with Lesley Stahl (4/23/2017).
  • Mel Aranoff ’75 , formerly of Horgan Rosen Beckham & Coren LLP, joined Duane Morris' Los Angeles office. He brings extensive bank corporate, regulatory, merger and acquisition, securities, operations and litigation experience to the firm’s global Banking Industry Group.
  • Margaret Levy ’75 was recently elected Chair of the Los Angeles County Beach Commission. The Beach Commission is a 20-member body appointed by the Board of Supervisors. It reviews Department of Beaches and Harbors policies, capital projects and contracts as related to the County-operated beaches. Members of the Beach Commission are appointed by the LA County Board of Supervisors. Margaret was originally appointed to the Beach Commission in 2015 by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
  • William Fahey ’76 was appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior County Superior Court by Gov. Pete Wilson in 1998. Fahey is known for his thorough preparation when trying a case. Prior to his appointment, Fahey served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Central District and formed Smaltz, Anderson & Fahey in Los Angeles, specializing in complex civil and white-collar cases.
  • Audrey Collins ’77 was honored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library with the 2017 Beacon of Justice Award on April 5, 2017. She was the first African-American woman to become Head Deputy, Assistant Bureau Director and Assistant District Attorney in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. She was appointed to the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 1994 and served as Chief Judge of the Central District from 2009 through September 2012. In 2014, she was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Court of Appeal.
  • Rickey Ivie ’77 , President and a Founding Partner of Ivie McNeill & Wyatt - the largest black-owned law firm in the nation and one of Southern California’s premier full-service law firms. Ivie McNeill & Wyatt has made a name for itself representing clients the firm believes have historically not been well represented in the law. Today, the firm consists of five partners, five of counsel, 10 associates and 22 support staff.
  • Howard King ’77 of King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano LLP in Los Angeles was named one of California’s Top Entertainment Lawyers by the Daily Journal and was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Power Lawyer list recognizing the top 100 legal minds in Hollywood.
  • W. Keith Wyatt ’77 is a partner of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt - the largest black-owned law firm in the nation and one of Southern California’s premier full-service law firms. Ivie McNeill & Wyatt has made a name for itself representing clients the firm believes have historically not been well represented in the law. Today, the firm consists of five partners, five of counsel, 10 associates and 22 support staff.
  • James Blancarte ’78 was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal highlighting his ability to make tough decisions to protect domestic violence victims. Blancarte serves as Commissioner in Los Angeles County at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. After earning his law degree, Blancarte embarked on a career in entertainment law as well as media and broadcasting and international matters. Over the years, he has represented celebrities such as comedians George Lopez and Paul Rodriguez as well as institutions such as the Comedy Store.
  • Ann Kough ’78 was named as one of California’s Top Neutrals by the Daily Journal. Prior to joining JAMS 13 years ago, Kough served on the Los Angeles Superior Court.
  • Glen Reiser ’78 was profiled in the Daily Journal for his work as a superior court judge in Ventura County (3/21/2017.). He was praised in the article by Ventura County lawyers as a standout for his thoroughness.
  • David De Alba ’79 was elected the next Presiding Judge by the Judges of the Sacramento Superior Court. Judge De Alba’s term will commence on January 1, 2018 and will continue through December 31, 2019. Judge De Alba is presently the Assistant Presiding Judge of the Sacramento Superior Court, and has served in that capacity since January 2016.
  • Bill Gausewitz ’79 was added as a Shareholder to the Greenberg Traurig Government Law & Policy and Insurance Regulatory & Transactions practice in the Sacramento in December 2016. More recently, Gausewitz was named Chair of the California State Bar's Insurance Law Committee.
  • Sandra Stern ’79 , President of Lionsgate Television Group, was honored at the 2017 Wonder Women Luncheon in New York by Multichannel News, alongside 12 other leading female executives in the Television and Media Industry for their extraordinary accomplishments.
  • Kim McLane Wardlaw ’79 was nominated to the 9th Circuit by President William J. Clinton on January 27, 1998 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 1998. She also served as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California from 1995 until 1998. Wardlaw is considered a First Amendment scholar and role model for a whole generation of women coming into the profession in the '80s.
  • Nancy Abell ’79 was recognized in the Daily Journal's 2017 Top Women Lawyers list and also served as the co-chair for the inaugural UCLA Law Women LEAD Summit.
  • Peter Anderson ’79 of the Law Offices of Peter J. Anderson is a Top Rated Entertainment & Sports Attorney in Santa Monica, CA. He recently represented famous Rock & Roll Band Led Zeppelin during the high-profile case trial Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, for Copyright Infringement; and Conversion.
  • Roger Lautzenhiser ’79 is a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. He was mentioned in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2009-2013, and 2015-2017, Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus 2014. Lautzenhiser was also mentioned in Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A, 2013-2017.