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Board of Councilors

Board of Councilors

First row from left to right: Daron Watts, Richard Chernick, Chair, Mark Wapnick
Second row from left to right: Ben Nazarian, Edward Lewis, Stanley Gold, Bruce Karatz,
Third row from left to right: Stephen Rader, Larry Flax, Andrew Guzman, Perry Viscounty
Fourth row from left to right: Candace Cooper, Liza Wachter, Kathryn Sanders
Top row from left to right: Rob Skinner, David Walsh, John Iino, Max Factor

The Board of Councilors for the USC Gould School of Law is composed of professional, business and community leaders. This prestigious board provides counsel to the deans and faculty as well as the provost and president of USC.

Councilors are appointed by the president of the university for three-year terms which may be renewed once. Councilors advocate for the outstanding research, education and public service programs at USC Law, serve as an ambassador for the school to the greater community and assist the school in securing financial support such as gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.


  • Richard Chernick, J.D. '70


  • Susan B. Bayh '84
  • Brian E. Cabrera, J.D. '90
  • The Honorable Candace D. Cooper, Ret., J.D. '73
    Lifetime Member
  • Kenneth M. Doran, J.D. '81
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Max Factor III
    Factor Mediation
  • Larry S. Flax, LL.B. '67
    Co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen
  • Stanley P. Gold, LL.B. '67
    Shamrock Holdings, Inc.
    Lifetime Member
  • Jefferson W. Gross J.D. '93
    Burbridge, Mitchell & Gross
  • Andrew T. Guzman
    USC Gould School of Law
  • Laurie F. Hasencamp, J.D. '85
    Lifetime Member
  • Karen L. Heilman, J.D. '82
  • John M. Iino J.D. '87
    Reed Smith
  • Bruce E. Karatz, J.D. '70
    BK Capital
    Lifetime Member
  • Edward G. Lewis, J.D. '70
  • Charles T. Munger
    Berkshire Hathaway
  • Benjamin Nazarian, J.D. '97
    Omninet Capital
  • Stephen P. Rader, J.D. '81
    Clarity Partners
    Lifetime Member
  • Bruce M. Ramer
    Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown
    Lifetime Member
  • Robert S. Roth
    World Oil Corporation
  • Bruce H. Rothman '82
    KOAR Institutional Advisors, LLC
  • Kathryn A. Sanders, J.D. '85
    O´Melveny & Myers
  • Michael J. Schroeder, J.D. '82
    Allied Professionals Insurance Company
  • Robert L. Skinner, J.D. '90
    Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Jeffrey H. Smulyan, J.D. '72
    Emmis Communications
    Lifetime Member
  • Glenn A. Sonnenberg, J.D. '80
    Latitude Management Real Estate Investor
  • Sorrell Trope, LL.B. '49
    Trope & Trope
    Lifetime Member
  • Perry J. Viscounty '87
    Latham & Watkins
  • Liza Wachter '84
    RWSG Literary Agency
  • David M. Walsh, J.D. '85
    Morrison Foerster
  • Mark S. Wapnick
  • Robert S. Warren, LL.B. '56
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
    Lifetime Member
  • Daron Watts, J.D. '94
    Sidley Austin
  • Karen B. Wong, J.D. '86
    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy




  • C. Neil Ash, LL.B. '50
  • Charles G. Bakaly, LL.B. '52
  • Hodge L. Dolle, Jr., LL.B. '61
    Dolle & Dolle
  • Susan L. Harris, J.D. '81
  • Shari N. Leinwand, J.D. '76
  • Charles J. Lyons, Jr., LL.B. '53
  • The Honorable Nora M. Manella, J.D. '75
    California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
  • Gary C. Ottoson, J.D. '68
    Bacalski Ottoson & Dube
  • Richard L. Stack
    The Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation
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