Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy


Who We Are – the Williams Institute

Executive Director

Experts & Staff

Faculty Advisory Committee

Founders Council

  • Charles R. Williams
    Charles R. Williams
    President, Williams & Associates
    Inaugural and continuing donor, the Williams Institute
  • Eric Berger
    Eric Berger
    Financial Advisor, Credit Suisse
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mitch Draizin
    Mitch Draizin
    Founder and President, Longview Capital Advisors, Inc.
  • Diane J. Fuchs
    Diane J. Fuchs
    Attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
  • Margarita Gandia
    Margarita Gandia
    Member of the Horizons Foundation’s Advisory Council
  • Williams Institute Visiting Distinguished Scholar
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  • Mike Gleason
    Mike Gleason
  • Jeffrey S. Haber
    Jeffrey S. Haber
    Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.
  • 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
  • Ambassador (ret.) David Huebner
    Ambassador (ret.) David Huebner
    International arbitrator and mediator, JAMS
  • 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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  • Sandra Richards
    Sandra Richards
    Executive Director, Business Development, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Thomas L. Safran
    Thomas L. Safran
    Chairman, Safran & Associates
  • 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
  • Rabbi Barbara Zacky
    Rabbi Barbara Zacky