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Board of Councilors
USC Gould School of Law

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 Gould, 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.

Chair

  • Thomas F. Larkins, JD 1986

Members

  • Karine Akopchikyan, JD 2015, Allen Matkins
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Atlee, JD 1993, CBRE Inc
  • Norman (Norm) A. Barker, JD 1972, Bernstein Private Wealth Management
  • The Honorable Ellen N. Biben, JD 1992, Administrative Judge of New York County, Criminal Term
  • Brian E. Cabrera, JD 1990, United States Department of Justice
  • Richard Chernick, JD 1970, JAMS (Lifetime Member)
  • The Honorable Candace D. Cooper, Ret., JD 1973, JAMS (Lifetime Member)
  • Kenneth M. Doran, JD 1981, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Lifetime Member)
  • Mark Easton, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP
  • Max Factor III, Factor Mediation
  • Amber Finch, JD 2002, Reed Smith
  • Larry S. Flax, LLB 1967, Co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen
  • Stanley P. Gold, LLB 1967, Shamrock Holdings, Inc. (Lifetime Member)
  • Samuel Goldberg, JD 2006, Lucidity
  • Karen Grant-Selma, JD 1994, The Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Jefferson W. Gross, JD 1993, Gross & Rooney
  • Andrew T. Guzman, USC Gould School of Law
  • Laurie F. Hasencamp, JD 1985 (Lifetime Member)
  • C. Thomas (Tom) Hopkins, JD 1993 Cooley, LLP
  • John M. Iino, JD 1987, Reed Smith (Lifetime Member)
  • Edward G. Lewis, JD 1970
  • Bruce E. Karatz, JD 1970, BK Capital (Lifetime Member)
  • Michael C. Kelley, California Superior Court
  • Thomas F. Larkins, JD 1986, Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Michele Mulrooney, JD 1985, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Charles T. Munger, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Arsine Phillips, JD 1986, Parker Miliken Clark O'Hara Samuelian, APC
  • Daniel Prince, Paul Hastings LLP
  • Stephen P. Rader, JD 1981, Clarity Partners (Lifetime Member)
  • Bruce M. Ramer, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown (Lifetime Member)
  • Robert S. Roth, World Oil Corporation
  • Bruce H. Rothman, JD 1982, KOAR Institutional Advisors, LLC
  • Kathryn A. Sanders Platnick, JD 1985, Sapient Advisory Group, LLC
  • Michael J. Schroeder, JD 1982, Allied Professionals Insurance Company
  • Robert L. Skinner, JD 1990, The Towbes Group
  • Harry Sloan, Eagle Equity Partners "SPACS"
  • Jeffrey H. Smulyan, JD 1972, Emmis Communications (Lifetime Member)
  • Glenn A. Sonnenberg, JD 1980, LaSalle Mortgage Real Estate Investors
  • David Taghioff, Library Pictures International
  • David M. Walsh, JD 1985, Paul Hastings, LLP
  • Mark S. Wapnick, JD 1972, CourtCall
  • Daron Watts, JD 1994, The Watts Group
  • Karen B. Wong, JD 1986 (Lifetime Member)

Emeritus

  • Charles G. Bakaly, LLB 1952, JAMS
  • Hodge L. Dolle, Jr., LLB 1961, Dolle & Dolle
  • Susan L. Harris, JD 1981
  • Shari N. Leinwand, JD 1976
  • The Honorable Nora M. Manella, JD 1975, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
  • Gary C. Ottoson, JD 1968, Bacalski Ottoson & Dube
  • Richard L. Stack, The Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation

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