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Number of Santa Clara Law Professors included in The National Jurist magazine’s list of “23 Law Profs to Take Before You Die.” Constitutional law expert Bradley Joondeph (above) was on the list for his teaching passion and national reputation. For more Santa Clara Law facts and figures, see page 8.

12 Centennial Gala Photos 16 Law Reunion Weekend 18 Honor Roll of Donors

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ur Centennial celebration is now concluded, and we have enjoyed looking back. It is with great excitement that we consider our next century, and I want to share our ambitious and appropriate goals. A year ago we completed a strategic planning process focused on our future. What will the Santa Clara Law of 2020, 2030, and 2040 look like? What will our graduates need to do? The plans and goals we articulate and aspire to today will make this the law school we want it to be in the future. Simply stated, our future will be: 1. Built on our ability to attract and enroll a highly talented, diverse, and socially engaged group of students who are committed to improving society, the economy, our political institutions, and their communities. 2. Built on our ability to innovate our curriculum and foster teaching approaches to engage today’s emerging professionals, to prepare them for the complex legal, social, political, and business world they will face, and to empower them with the knowledge, skills, and values they will need to succeed. 3. Built on our commitment to reach out and engage the University, Silicon Valley, and global enterprises. To attain this vision, the law school, together with its University, its graduates, and friends, and with the leadership of our communities—in Silicon Valley and elsewhere— must achieve the following goals: • Enroll a highly diverse and talented student body that is attracted to our faculty and our creative curriculum and to the values that the school demonstrates and educates for. • Continue to build a faculty that inspires our students, encourages and mentors their intellectual abilities and professional development, and contributes to the store of knowledge that lawyers, judges, policy makers, and opinion makers value and use. • Engage our communities. For many years, Santa Clara Law has served Silicon Valley, a very special microcosm for the rest of the globe. This unique place—and its talented leaders, firms, companies, and law offices—provides the platform for us to prepare our students for a more global and technology-rich future. • Build the necessary resources for effective learning environments so that our students will acquire the skills, knowledge, and values they need to be leaders. We must replace last century’s teaching and learning spaces with the next century’s technology, creative and collaborative learning spaces, and curriculum. • Collaborate and interact with the wealth of resources at SCU. We are an integral part of SCU and we value the opportunities for collaborative interaction with leading University centers and departments. SCU’s centers all provide opportunities for enriching our students’ learning and the community. This is our plan for the law school’s future—it is building for the next century. We have charged Cannon Design, a nationally prominent architectural firm, with helping us to develop the concepts that will be the basis of a new physical plant—the Santa Clara Law suited to our vision of the next century. In the months ahead we will ask you for your advice, your support, and your commitment to the law school. I hope you will share our goals, our ambitions, and our dreams. Sincerely,

A Century of Educating Lawyers Who Lead JULIA YAFFEE M.A. ’88, M.A. ’97 Senior Assistant Dean for External Affairs Elizabeth Kelley Gillogly b.a. ’93 Editor LARRY SOKOLOFF ’92 Assistant Editor Michelle Waters Web Marketing Manager Jane Ludlam Copy Editor Amy Kremer Gomersall b.a. ’88 Art in Motion Art Director, Designer Charles Barry Santa Clara University Photographer Law Alumni Relations & Development Karen Bernosky '81 Ellen Lynch Susan Moore '86 Stephanie Rosas '96 Marjorie Short Santa Clara Law, founded in 1911 on the site of Santa Clara University, California’s oldest operating highereducation institution, is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead, with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. One of the nation’s most diverse law schools, Santa Clara Law offers its 975 students an academically rigorous program, including graduate degrees in international law and intellectual property law; a combined J.D./MBA degree; a combined J.D./ MSIS degree; and certificates in high tech law, international law, and public interest and social justice law. Santa Clara Law is located in the world-class business center of Silicon Valley, and is distinguished nationally for its top-ranked program in intellectual property. For more information, see If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Law Alumni Office by phone at 408-551-1748; fax 408-554-5201; e-mail lawalumni@lawmail.scu. edu, or visit Or write Law Alumni Office, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. The diverse opinions expressed in Santa Clara Law do not necessarily represent the views of the editor or the official policy of Santa Clara University. Copyright 2011 by Santa Clara University. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

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Remembering Mary Emery Santa Clara Law Dean Donald J. Polden shares some thoughts about his late colleague, Mary B. Emery ’63. The Next Century As Santa Clara Law wrapped its Centennial, Dean Donald Polden reflected on the past, present, and future of the law school.


It All Adds Up Here on the threshold of our next century, Santa Clara Law has much to celebrate about where we stand. Here’s a look at some of the law school’s quantifiable achievements.

2 Law Briefs 18 Honor roll of donors 26 class action

Above, Santa Clara Law Professor Ellen Kreitzberg reflects on the Dean Uelmen years during the Santa Clara Law Centennial Gala at The Fairmont Hotel.

12 Once in a Century: Gala Photo Album

At this once-in-a-lifetime event, nearly 700 alumni and friends of Santa Clara Law gathered to toast the first 100 years of the law school.

16 Law Reunion Weekend 2011

Photos and memories from our fall reunion weekend celebration.

36 Closing Arguments

Santa Clara Law Professor Jerry Uelmen reflects on the Trial of Our Century, a reenactment of the 1911 trial of Clarence Darrow that was part of Santa Clara Law’s Centennial Weekend.

VISIT THIS MAGAZINE ON THE WEB Visit us online for more photos from our Centennial Gala, additional photos from the 2011 Law Reunion Weekend, and an online memorial for Mary Emery. Our magazine website also makes it easy to share articles from this issue (or previous issues) with friends and colleagues.

cover photo by Charles Barry

Errata In our special centennial issue, the following items were listed incorrectly. The following is the correct information. • The Journal of International Law was launched in 2001-02. • The Inez Mabie Chair was established in 2001. • On Page 6, in the list of judges, the correct spelling is John P. Dempsey ’15. • On Page 12, the Jesuit in the bottom photo is unable to be identified. • On Page 16, in the caption for the top photo, the correct spelling is Patrick Donohoe, S.J.

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Sandoval Appointed to CPUC


anta Clara Law Professor Catherine J. K. Sandoval was named by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve on the California Public Utilities Commission in January. She is the first Latina to serve as CPUC commissioner in its more than 100-year history. The CPUC oversees rates and other rules for privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. “We are extremely proud to learn of Professor Sandoval’s appointment to the California Public Utilities Commission,” said Donald Polden, law school dean. “She has a wealth of experience, industry knowledge, and legal expertise to offer the state of California in this important role.”

Sandoval joined the SCU Faculty in 2004, where she has taught telecommunications law, antitrust law, and contracts. She is a tenured associate professor. She has been an active participant in the law school’s academic programs in high-tech, international and social justice law. Prior to joining SCU, Sandoval served as undersecretary for California’s Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, where she worked on infrastructure and energy issues. She previously was the vice president and general counsel for Z-Spanish Media Corporation, a Sacramento-based telecommunications company that provides broadcast and Internet services in several languages. From 1994 to 1999, she was a senior official in the

Catherine J. K. Sandoval

Federal Communications Commission, where she directed the office of communications business opportunities. Sandoval is a graduate of Yale University and the Stanford Law School. She received a Master’s of Letters in Politics (political science) from Oxford University, which she attended through a Rhodes Scholarship.

Ancheta Serves on California Citizens Redistricting Commission


hen a state commission recently worked to draw new lines for redistricting California, a Santa Clara University law professor had a seat at the table. Angelo Ancheta, who teaches election and voting rights law at the law school and is director of the law school’s Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, was one of 14 commissioners who worked to create new voting districts for the state’s congressional and legislative seats. The decisions were made in August by the Citizens Redistricting Commission after 30 public meetings throughout the state, and with additional input from the public through written comments. “We were trying as much as possible to have a transparent process to have the public participate,” Ancheta said.

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Previously, the work of redrawing district lines after the federal census had been done by state elected officials. But with the passage of Proposition 11 in 2008 and Proposition 20 last year, the work was allocated to the Citizens Redistricting Commission. Ancheta was appointed to the commission in March, after another commissioner resigned. Ancheta had worked on redistricting advocacy in the 1990s, advising Asian Pacific Islander–American groups. Lawsuits and attempts to repeal the commission’s work through ballot measures are expected to follow. Ancheta will continue his work as those challenges unfold, since he is one of two commissioners designated to work as liaisons with the commission’s legal team. “You had to make a lot of hard choices,” Ancheta said. “You can’t make everyone happy.”

Angelo Ancheta

Still, he said, “It was a lot of fun. I learned a lot about the state of California, and worked with an excellent group of people on the commission itself, as well as the staff and consultants for the commission. It was a great opportunity to engage in the democratic process and policy making.”

Eric Goldman Receives IP Award From State Bar


n November, Eric Goldman, the director of Santa Clara Law’s High Tech Law Institute, received the IP Vanguard Award from the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Law Section for his outstanding contributions to the field of intellectualproperty law. Santa Clara Law Dean Donald Polden called Goldman “a marvelous teacher, a highly productive scholar who publishes pertinent ideas and information in a variety of media and formats, and a creative thinker on technology law and policy.” Polden added, “his work has exerted a substantial and positive influence on his students, lawyers and intellectual property policy makers.” Among his contributions to IP law in the past year, Goldman published an article on different legal regimes governing information about reputation; spoke at the Russian government’s invitation on digital copyright issues at a conference in St. Petersburg, Russia; helped gain public access to key filings in Rosetta Stone v. Google (a trademark lawsuit over keyword advertising), and worked to highlight how some doctors misuse copyright law to control patients’ reviews of their doctors. This summer, he launched a co-authored casebook on advertising and marketing law, the first of its kind for the law school market. In the past 12 months, he gave more than 30 public talks and made more than 250 media appearances on issues related to high-tech law. His Technology & Marketing Law Blog, read by thousands of readers a day, has for the past two years been listed as one of the top 100 legal “blawgs” by the ABA Journal.

Santa Clara Law Student Founds First Detention Visitation Program in California


hristina Fialho, a third-year law student, is the founder of Detention Dialogues (DD), a volunteer, student-led detention visitation program in Northern California and a member of the Detention Watch Network’s National Visitation Network. In July, DD received approval from the West County Detention Facility (WCDF) and from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal department responsible for housing ICE detainees, to begin visitation. “Our mission is to connect The visitation program will be operimmigrants in detention to ating as an official service to detainthe outside world through ees at WCDF, a program-oriented facility in Richmond, California. visitation, while stimulating “Our mission is to connect public awareness and immigrants in detention to the outside world through visitation, while meaningful dialogue about stimulating public awareness and meaningful dialogue about immigra- immigration detention.” tion detention,” said Fialho, who — c h r i s t i n a f i a l h o , c l a ss of 2012 has served as a research fellow for the Global Detention Project and program coordinator for Upwardly Global. Fialho earned her B.A. in English and Philosophy from SCU, graduating summa cum laude with a scholarship to Oxford University. She is in her third year at Santa Clara Law, with a focus on immigration and refugee law. She serves as the articles editor of the Santa Clara Law Review and she is the president/founder of the first law school student group in the country affiliated with American Immigration Lawyers Association. For more information, see

New Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Created at Santa Clara Law


n August, Santa Clara Law established the South Bay’s first clinic providing free assistance to low-income taxpayers who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The Santa Clara University School of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic will be headed by Caroline Tso Chen, previously a senior attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in San Jose. The clinic, which will be fully operational in January, is located at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, 1030 The Alameda, San Jose. Through the clinic, SCU law students will provide counsel and advice to clients, and represent the clients’ cases before the IRS and in Tax Court. The IRS and the Tax Court allow such student-attorney representation from law school-affiliated clinics led by a qualified supervising attorney. Santa Clara Law professor David Hasen said the clinic will be a rigorous learning experience for the law students who sign up to spend between 15 to 25 hours a week at the clinic for a semester. “This is not filling out tax returns or answering general tax questions. Every student is going to get controversy experience— audits, appeals, or even going to Tax Court,” added Hasen, the faculty adviser to the clinic. “Students will get great exposure to tax law, tax procedure, litigation, and dealing with clients.” For more information, see winter 2012 | santa clara law 3

By D o nald J . P olden , Dea n , San ta Clara L aw

Reflections on “The Real Dean”


Since 2003, I have enjoyed working FOR Mary. Many, correctly, referred to Mary Emery ’63 as “the real dean,” and while I got to do the speeches and lead the meetings, everyone knew that Mary was the one who got things done here. No one I know cared more about the law school than she did and few knew the law school as well as she did. During her nearly five decades of service to this law school, her contributions are innumerable. One of Mary’s proudest accomplishments was her role in skillfully negotiating a funding arrangement between the law school and the University that, after approval by President Locatelli, ended periods of disagreement and division. Mary witnessed the effects of her work—tremendous growth and prosperity of the law school and greater cooperation between the schools. Perhaps the second greatest contribution that Mary gave the school was the transformation of our student body and the composition of the law school’s faculty and staff into a major and contemporary American law school. Mary, together with my predecessors George Alexander and Jerry Uelmen, was a major agent for this significant change in what our law school looks like—diverse, inclusive, with engaged and passionate men and 4 santa clara law | winter 2012

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remembering mary emery women training to be lawyers. She was a champion of greater opportunities for women and people of color in the profession and through her work at Santa Clara Law, she was able to lead that change. Our law school and the legal profession are better for it. Her classmate, Leon Panetta, commented that Mary “devoted her life to helping students become good lawyers and, more importantly, good citizens. Mary Emery and Santa Clara Law School will always be one—now and forever.” Mary’s last major project at the law school was working with Jerry Smith on a sculpture that Jerry created depicting the history of the law school. He was the artist and she was his muse. I will think of Mary every time I see that sculpture. Mary’s selfless service to many organizations and volunteer boards and political organizations was legendary, including the Legal Aid Society, Bill Wilson Center, Santa Clara County government, and others. Mary would have made a wonderful Jesuit—she believed that our fundamental mission was to serve others, that God was in all things, and that, in the words of Richard Foster, “each activity of daily life in which we stretch ourselves on behalf of others is a prayer in action.” Mary was a lifelong Democrat who felt it was our destiny to redistribute our wealth to the less fortunate, yet she counted among her numerous friends rock-ribbed Republicans such as BT Collins, who once showed up in her office with a Bush-Quayle sticker plastered on his “hook,” his prosthesis. Now, there was a relationship, a friendship for the century! She also enjoyed talking about and telling stories about her law school friends (nearly all of whom were men since there were few women in her class), including Gene Premo, whom she had known and with whom she had been best friends since elementary school.

DEAN MARY B. EMERY shares a laugh with Santa Clara University President Michael Engh, S.J., following Santa Clara Law's 2011 Commencement in May. Charles B arry

Mary was a lifelong Catholic who was as deeply spiritual about her faith as she was practical about the need of the Church to serve and care for the religious needs of women, the poor, gays and lesbians and others. Mary was a “big tent” person— always believing that our institutions—be they the church or the law school—must reach out to serve and nurture those in our communities and society who need it most. Mary liked beautiful things, the theater, and shopping for clothes and jewelry. She commented to several friends that she aspired to be the oldest woman alive to wear leather pants. Some of her greatest pleasures were her trips to New York with great friends like Cynthia Mertens and Jennifer Konecny that included six or seven plays in a row, her global gallivanting trips with Tom and Karen Breen, including a trip to London and Oxford just a couple of weeks ago, and her international shopping trips to London and Italy with her niece, Sarah Birmingham. And, the hours she and Bob Peterson spent closeted in a small office reading applicant files and building the next year’s class, and the close friendship with Allison Heish and Mary Zimmerman, sharing a glass of wine and pleasant conversation. These were her best of times. Deep and sustaining friendships enmeshed with the things she loved to do—these were the elixir of Mary’s life, sustaining her through the loss of her most loved partner, John, and several family members and close friends. Mary made friends for life, and hers was a deep and nurturing friendship. If you were her friend, you could count on her for anything at any time. We will remember, and will miss, that wicked smile, that cackle that let you know that she loved you and your sense of humor, those beautiful eyes peering over her fashionable eyewear,

letting you know that she saw into your heart and liked what she saw. We are blessed to have drunk deeply from the seemingly bottomless pool of love that was Mary Emery. Note: This is an edited version of the eulogy given by Don Polden at the memorial service held for Mary Emery at Mission Santa Clara on August 12, 2011. For a link to the online memorial, which includes the full text of his talk, visit

Mary B. Emery Tribute Gifts Santa Clara Law is grateful to the following who have made gifts in honor of Mary Emery. If you would like to make a gift in her memory, please visit or use the enclosed donation envelope to indicate your tribute gift. If you have any questions, please contact Law Alumni at (408) 551-1748. Anthony O. Ayeni Robert C. Barrett Linda A. Callon Melissa E. Davidson Frances L. Fisher Michael E. Fox Gary V. Giannini Lucia A. Gilbert E. Jackson Going Wendy J. Hannum Mary D. Hood Alexandra Horne Kimberly A. Hughes International Business Machines Matching Gift Program Jeffrey H. Kahn Daniel J. Kelly Jennifer A. Konecny

James V. Lee Mary J. Levinger Ellen H. Lynch John S. McInerny Elizabeth G. Pianca George L. Pifer Patrick Premo Deborah A. Ryan Jeremiah R. Scott Mary Sexton Anna Shantz John A. Shepardson Joan Sullivan Tasha K. Scott PLLC Ellen D. Wheeler Carla M. Wong Robert K. Wyman Marcia Zubrow

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The Next Century Dean Donald J. Polden on the Future of Santa Clara Law

As Santa Clara Law wrapped up our year-long Centennial celebration, we talked with Dean Donald J. Polden about the past, present, and future of the law school. SCLaw: It has been a year filled with celebration. What were the highlights of this Centennial Year for you personally? DJP: It has been a fabulous year, one that has significantly exceeded all our expectations. We achieved one of our most important goals this year which was to reconnect with our alumni, to engage or re-engage them in what the law school has meant to the community, and to share where we are headed in the future. Through our many regional celebrations and the Gala itself, we were able to connect directly with a couple thousand graduates! We were delighted to produce and distribute our Centennial book to all of our graduates, which helped remind them of our rich history, and of the law school’s significance to themselves and to Silicon Valley. I relished the opportunity to gather with so many alumni, to hear their stories about their law school experiences and what their legal education at Santa Clara meant to their careers and their future. The celebration of our past and present has generated a contagious enthusiasm for the future, and so many alumni and friends have told me they are inspired to help us continue to succeed in our next century. We have a very proud alumni community! SCLaw: How has the Centennial provided a springboard to the future? DJP: The Centennial has provided an excellent platform for us to do three things: to think about and celebrate our past, to focus on who we are now, and to envision where we need to be in the future. The future holds significant challenges and uncertainties for legal education and for practicing lawyers. We have to anticipate the skills and abilities that tomorrow’s lawyers will need in order to face these new challenges such as strengthening the national infrastructure for health care, developing 6 santa clara law | winter 2012

international protocols for privacy rights, and crafting laws to deal with new technologies such as autonomously driven vehicles. We are carefully reviewing our philosophy, our staff, our facilities, and our programs, and we are articulating a clear, ambitious future for Santa Clara Law in the next century. SCLaw: What will the Santa Clara Law of the future look like? DJP: Tomorrow’s lawyers need significant leadership skills— such as teamwork, team building, and project management— that we are not teaching now in a comprehensive, robust way. I think of them as “next century skills” for lawyers, because this is the direction our world is going—in our communities and in business and commerce. We must prepare students to succeed in this new world. Secondly, the lawyers of the future need breadth and depth of legal knowledge. During the last 25 to 30 years, the legal landscape has changed significantly, and it will continue to change at an even faster pace. To help shape and inform the future that will be created by decision makers in law and business, government, and politics, our faculty must continue to share their challenging, creative, and new ideas about where the law is and where it should be. Thirdly, lawyers in the future are going to rely increasingly on technology—to interact with their clients, with the courts, and with businesses. We must educate our students for that enhanced technological practice of law. We need to build it into our teaching, and in order to do so, we must build it into our facilities. SCLaw: What are the top priorities for Santa Clara Law in the future? DJP: Our top priority right now is to develop educationally appropriate and technologically advanced facilities. We need high tech learning environments where our students can interact and collaborate in a more professional way with each other, with faculty and staff, and with lawyers and judges in the community. I like to think of it as Silicon Valley-caliber learning spaces for the law school of Silicon Valley.

“When our alumni are involved, engaged and connected, the Santa Clara Law Community will grow even stronger as our next century begins. There are excellent opportunities for them to share their tremendous skill sets and knowledge with our students—to share all they have been doing for their clients and for their communities. I look forward to drawing on those skills and expertise as we learn more about how we can best prepare the leading lawyers of tomorrow.” — D e a n D o n a l d J. Polden

SCLaw: How does the Jesuit tradition of Santa Clara University inform the law school’s future?

SCLaw: How can alumni help shape the future of Santa Clara Law?

DJP: Great universities have great law schools. Our success in the future is going to be built together with SCU’s reputation and its goal and plans. A number of the transcendent values that we see in our program and in our graduates are fundamentally a part of the University’s mission. For example, the University aims to educate men and women of competence, conscience, and compassion. The law school shares that goal, and our graduates are people who are not only very capable, gifted, and well informed lawyers but also people who care deeply about their clients, their communities, and their relationships with other lawyers in the court room and in transactions. Our school’s values have been shaped by the Jesuit tradition that we have here, and that will continue into the future.

DJP: We welcome and need our alumni to stay connected and engaged with their law school. There are so many demands on young lawyers today—families, jobs, volunteer and community work—but I hope our graduates will find enough time to stay involved with the mission, goals, needs, and ambitions of their law school. There are many ways to do so, from learning about issues the school is facing, to celebrating the successes of other alumni, to keeping up on news through our Alumni eNews, Twitter, or Facebook. Staying connected provides alumni with the opportunity to participate in the classroom, meet our current students and future attorneys, and interact with our young graduates. Staying connected gives our alumni the latest information on continuing education while discovering the future of legal education. Staying connected provides our alumni with a chance to give back in appreciation for what their law school is doing and has done. winter 2012 | santa clara law 7


DEAN DONALD POLDEN discusses legal issues with 3L, Barbara Wolfe.

It All Adds Up At the start of a new century, Santa Clara Law has much to celebrate.

Here on the threshold of our next century, Santa Clara Law has much to celebrate about where we stand. As part of the process of assessing our past we have gathered a lot of information about our reputation and where we stand today, about how we see ourselves and how others see us. In this day when everything is ranked, it can be gratifying to look at some of the ways in which our achievements are quantified. —Julia Yaffee, senior assistant dean, Santa Clara Law

NATIONALLY KNOWN Santa Clara Law’s grade from National Jurist magazine in their diversity honor roll in March—a higher score than any other law school in California. In 2009, the year cited by the publication, 43 percent of students and nearly 30 percent of faculty were minority.

Forbes rank of Santa Clara Law in its list of the best law school for “getting rich" (tied with Georgetown) with a midcareer pay average of $188,000.

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Rank in the nation according to Princeton Review's "Environment for Minority Law Students."

Number of Santa Clara Law faculty members included in National Jurist magazine’s list of “23 Law Profs to Take Before You Die,” with constitutional law expert Bradley Joondeph (above), noted for his teaching passion and national reputation, and well-known defense attorney Gerald Uelmen mentioned for his high-profile career, sense of humor and expertise in criminal procedure.

2011 Ranking of Santa Clara Law’s intellectual property program by U.S. News and World Report, in a three-way tie.

Rank in the nation as listed by National Jurist (Oct 2011), for the number of externships available in ratio to student enrollment. Santa Clara Law had 382 opportunities last year for field placements.

Number of media appearances on issues related to high-tech law made in the past 12 months by Eric Goldman, Santa Clara Law professor and director of the High Tech Law Institute.

2011 Rank of Santa Clara Law’s full-time program among all U.S. law schools according to U.S. News and World Report in an 11-way tie.

Number of Santa Clara Law names on the 2011 Daily Journal list of the 100 most influential lawyers in California: Linda Starr, supervising attorney for the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara Law, as well as alumni Christopher J. Healey ’81 with Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps in San Diego, Niall McCarthy ’92 with Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy in Burlingame, and Daniel M Wall ’80 with Latham & Watkins in San Francisco. Santa Clara Law Professor Kathleen “Cookie” Ridolfi was included in the 2010 list.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Number of full-time and part-time High Tech faculty members who teach cuttingedge technology law issues.

Number of high tech/ IP law courses offered by Santa Clara’s High Tech Law Institute.

Number of countries with ABA-accredited summer abroad programs offered by Santa Clara Law’s Center for Global Law and Policy. The school offers more ABA-accredited summer abroad programs than any other law school in the United States, annually serving approximately 200 students. Thanks to Adam Breen for his reporting help with this article. winter 2012 | santa clara law 9

SERVING OTHERS Number of low-income clients who are served annually through KGACLC mobile workshops. Number of low-income residents of Santa Clara County who receive on-site, pro bono legal services through The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC) each year.

Number of exonerations in 10 years by the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara Law (NCIP). NCIP legal director Linda Starr, Obie Anthony, and NCIP supervising attorney Paige Kaneb at the evidentiary hearing September 2011. fra n cisco raposo

Number of requests for assistance that the NCIP received from prisoners.

Number of hours of free legal service for low-income communities and families provided by Santa Clara Law student recipients of summer grants in 2011.

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Percent of the Santa Clara Law faculty who have done public interest work.

Number of hours of pro bono service provided by Santa Clara Law students in 2010-11.

ALUMNI LEADERS Number of living Santa Clara Law alumni.

Percent of judges in Santa Clara County who are alumni.

Number of alumni judges in 15 states, Guam, the Philippines, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Number of alumni included in the list of 26 best in the 2011 Bay Area Corporate Counsel awards.

Percent of alumni who participated in annual giving in 2010.


Number of applicants for the Fall 2011 entering class.

Number of foreign countries represented in admitted class.

Number of Santa Clara Law alumni in Northern California. Number of alumni and friends who participated in one of the many Centennial events held during the 2010-11 celebration. 1,876 Number of law alumni who stay in touch through Linked In (as of 12/11) 1,219 Number of Santa Clara Law Facebook fans (as of 12/11)

Percent of applicants from outside California. Percent of new class that is minority.

$2,011,823 Percent of applicants who expressed an interest in High Tech law.

Number of scholarships received by admitted class.

Amount of scholarship assistance given to the entering class, including 6 Dean’s Fellowships and 5 Intellectual Property Fellowships, both of which offer full tuition.

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By E llen Ly nc h | Ph otos b y Na ncy M art in and Joanne Lee

Once in a

1 1. Representing the Class of 2001 with style are (l to r): Greg Sehestedt, Andrea Shaheen ’01, Dana Brady Strader ’01, Patrick Strader ’01, Matthew Cebrian ’01, and Natasha Fastabend. 2. Alumni enjoyed a moment on the stage during the celebration. Front, from left, Anne Seery ’05, Kristin Love Boscia ’08, Melissa Dague O’Connell ’03. Back, John Delfino ’06, Chris Boscia ’08, Patrick Graber ’05, and Simon O’Connell ’05. 3. Katharine and George Alexander, professor emeritus and former dean.

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Century The Santa Clara Law community came out in style at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose on Saturday, September 10, 2011, in honor of the law school’s first 100 years. Nearly 700 alumni and friends traveled from places as far away as Florida and Alaska to be a part of this special night. “I flew in mid-day Saturday from Miami and had to go back early Sunday morning,” said Mario Cano ’78. “But I flew all that way because the Gala was a once-in-a-lifetime event not to be missed. I enjoyed every part of the evening.” Current law students and recent law graduates graciously served as Welcome Ambassadors for alumni, guests, and friends as the hotel became the scene for an evening to remember. Welcomed with a glass of wine or the evening’s signature drink, the “Centini,” party-goers were treated to a gallery exhibit of historical photos from treasured moments in the life of the law school. Santa Clara Law celebrities such as Fr. Paul Goda, S.J., Deans Gerry Uelmen and George Alexander, and alumni Jerry Smith ’65 and the Hon. Ed Panelli ’55 were captured autographing their classic photo images. The evening was sold out thanks to the efforts made by alumni volunteers serving on the Centennial Committee, co-chaired by Ted Biagini, and the Law Alumni Board. In addition to tremendous support from alumni firms and sponsors, tables were filled with reunion year celebrants as well as individuals from every living decade. Master of Ceremonies, Dean Donald J. Polden, entertained guests with a 100-year retrospective program that included memorable tributes to past deans by faculty members Ken Manaster, Ellen Kreitzberg, and Allen Hammond. Professors Cynthia Mertens and Robert Peterson shared alumni reflections and memorial tributes to centennial co-chair, the late Mary B. Emery ’63. The evening was full of laughter, tears, and wonderful conversations as guests dined and danced the night away. A special thanks to Gala Chair, Bill Clayton ’74, and the members of the law school staff and Centennial Committee for their dedication and efforts in making this the Party of the Century! For more Gala photos, visit


5 4. Dean Donald J. Polden and his wife, Susie. 5. Jean Pennypacker, Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Wright, Patricia White ’78, Philip Pennypacker ’72, and Santa Clara Law Professor Nancy Wright ’80.

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1. Anthony Bennetti ’71 and his wife, Barbara. 2. Thomas Castelazo ’64 and his wife, Margaret, arrive at the Fairmont Hotel with Gary Giannini ’64 and his wife, Susan. 3. Santa Clara Law Professor Bob Peterson cuts loose on the dance floor. 4. Three of the Class of ’80 women in attendance were Kathy Sure, Susan Smith, and Laura Best LaPorte. 5. Martha and Gerry Uelmen, Santa Clara Law professor and former dean. 6. Sal Liccardo ’61, Mary Alexander ’82, and Laura Liccardo. 7. Longtime Santa Clara Law Professor Paul Goda, S.J., signs his historic photo, one of many on display at the festivities. 3 4


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Centennial Sponsors Visionary Sponsor ($15,000) Littler Mendelson Milestone Sponsors ($10,000) Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP Fenwick & West, LLP Rambus 7

Pioneer Sponsors ($5,000) Berliner-Cohen Theodore J. Biagini J.P. DiNapoli Mary B. Emery+ Steve and Pat Gazzera Hayes Scott Bonino Ellingson McLay, LLP Colleen Davies Ronan and Joe Ronan Michael M. Shea Leadership Sponsors ($2,500) W. David P. Carey III/Outrigger Enterprises Group Greenberg Traurig LLP Hoover & Bechtel Rebecca Jones ’87 Keesal, Young & Logan Martine Penilla & Gencarella LLP Oracle Corporation, Dorian Daly ’86 Rick Watters ’73

Centennial Circle Sponsors & Table Hosts ($1,500)

Adleson Hess & Kelly Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. Nancy Battel Kristin Love Boscia & Chris Boscia Peter C. Califano Cannon Design William Clayton Teresa M. Corbin Hon. James C. Emerson (ret.), ADR Services Tom and Pauline Ferrito Fountainhead Law Group/ Chad Walsh Gates Eisenhart Dawson Hopkins & Carley

Michael A. Isaacs Lundell & Spadafore, ’75 Anthony T. Oliver Don and Susie Polden Noreen Raza Reich and Walner LLP SCU School of Engineering SCU Leavey School of Business Christopher Schumb Andrea Shaheen & Class of 2001 Bob Wall Julia and Jerry Yaffee Robert Yonts

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Reunion Weekend


Under beautiful September skies, Law Reunion Weekend 2011 kicked off on Friday, September 9, with a lineup of events celebrating reunion classes as well as Santa Clara Law’s Centennial.  Many alumni began their weekend with a round of golf at Cinnabar Hills Golf Course in San Jose before Friday evening festivities got underway. As the sun dipped over St. Ignatius Lawn, Santa Clara Law welcomed back more than 350 guests for a wine reception with numerous faculty and friends. Members of the Class of 1961 were treated to a special reception in Strong Commons, where they received their 50-year medallions from Santa Clara University President Michael Engh, S.J., and Dean Donald J. Polden. The party continued as reunion classes retreated to various venues surrounding the Mission Gardens for dinner receptions and more opportunities for conversation and laughs. More than 130 alumni served on their class reunion committees to help reach out to fellow classmates, encourage participation in the weekend events, and to enlist support for scholarship funds at Santa Clara Law. Following Saturday campus tours and a lunchtime BBQ, many alumni enjoyed the Trial of Our Century (see page 30) before getting ready to attend the Centennial Gala at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. With 10 a.m. Sunday Mass offered by Paul Goda, S.J., and brunch to follow, law alumni enjoyed an action-packed weekend, one that won’t be repeated for 100 years!  1. John Collins ’06, Lauren Nguyen ’06, Roy Stanley ’06, Gina Fornario ’06, and Esmeralda Lopez ’06.

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2. Mark Bonino ’76, Art Plank ’76 and Richard McDonald ’81. 3. Michael Noyes ’86, Elizabeth Harris ’86 and Rob Buechel ’86. 4. Bill Glennon ’66, Allen Reames ’66, Santa Clara Law Professor Paul Goda, S.J., and Dean Donald J. Polden. 5. Aaron Dutra ’01, Erica Wray ’01, Ned Mathes ’01, and Cindy Hamilton ’01.

b y ellen ly n c h , Director of A lumn i Relat i o ns & A nn ual Gi vi n g , sa n ta clara L aw 5

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Donors Ensure a Bright Future for Santa Clara Law Our mission of educating lawyers who lead continues to remain strong as a result of the generosity from our law community. The Law Strategic Initiatives Fund provides the financial resources needed to sustain the school's most critical programs and to launch initiatives that will better prepare our students for the challenges of tomorrow's workplace. Thank you to our alumni, faculty, staff, and friends for the generous support of the Law Strategic Initiatives Fund and all programs at Santa Clara Law as we close this century and begin our next 100 years. Our donors listed below are for the fiscal year July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011.

$25,000 OR MORE James Anderson Anonymous William Brady John Doerr Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Colin Gerbode Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP Kenneth and Elaine Langone William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation Ron Malone ’71L and Sara Malone Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Penny LLP Frank and Denise Quattrone Family Foundation Rosenthal & Company LLC Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel LLP Silicon Valley Community Foundation Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal Services

$10,000-$24,999 Fred and Marilyn Anderson William Campbell The Campbell Family Foundation Charles Schwab Corporation Ronald Conway Cooley LLP Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy Adrian and Anne Dollard Mary B. Emery ’63L Fenwick & West LLP Omar Habbas ’85L and Rio Habbas Isam Habbas ’80U and Yasmin Al-abdulrazak Habbas Nasseri & Associates

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Reed Hastings Jewish Community Endowment Fund Ronald Katz and Elizabeth Roth Keare-Hodge Family Foundation Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg LLP Richard and Kathryn Kimball Andrew Ludwick Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP Niall McCarthy ’92L and Yvonne Berube McCarthy McDermott, Will & Emery Stan McKee Sherry McKee Jeff Miller ’73U, ’76B and Karen Miller Gib and Susan Myers Patrick Premo ’89U, ’96L and Kimberly Premo ’89U Samuel Reeves Greg and Penny Reyes Tonia Riviello TJ and Valeta Rodgers The Santa Rita Foundation Mike Shea ’59U, ’65L and Phyllis Shea Leonard Shustek and Donna Dubinsky VMC Foundation Wendell and Eddi Van Auken Dan Warmenhoven ’07H and Charmaine Warmenhoven ’07H

$5,000-$9,999 Adobe Systems, Inc. Fred Amoroso C. Edwin Baker Bay 101 Berliner Cohen Aneel Bhusri Theodore Biagini ’62U, ’64L, ’08H

Michael and Jeanette Bidart Bingham McCutchen LLP Mark Bonino ’76L and Dianne Bonino ’76U George and Danielle Boutros Alfred Chuang Joseph Ronan and Colleen Davies-Ronan ’83L Davis Polk & Wardwell Dennis DeBroeck and Nancy Heinen Phil DiNapoli ’64L and Jennifer DiNapoli J. Philip & Jennifer DiNapoli Foundation Pam Dougherty ’01L Stephen Gazzera ’52L and Patricia Gazzera Paul and Barbara Gentzkow Chuck and Nancy Geschke Patrick Gibbs Rich Gluck ’90L and The Honorable Barbara Major Fred Gonzalez ’71U, ’73B, ’77L and Leota Gonzalez Norma Harrison Julie Johns Ledford ’03L John Keker Keker & Van Nest LLP William and Mary Kelly Peter LaBoskey ’76L and Vicki LaBoskey Louise Laraway Teal Foundatin Thomas Lavelle ’75L Law Offices of Gerald E. Moore & Associates Law Seminars International Paul Lion ’82L and Mary Cunneen Lion ’81U, ’91B Don Listwin Listwin Family Foundation Littler Mendelson, APC

Dean’s Circle $1,000+ The Dean’s Circle recognizes alumni and friends who make annual leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to Santa Clara Law. We are especially grateful to the Dean’s Circle-level donors for their significant support.

Littler Mendelson Foundation, Inc. David Grunbaum and Molly Long ’79U, ’82L, ’85B Bill Malcolm ’82U, ’85L and Severina Malcolm ’82U Malcolm & Cisneros Gerald Moore ’97L and Erin Moore Morgan, Lewis & Bockus Lynn Mumby ’80L Skip Paul ’75L Robert and Bonnie Peterson Mark Pitchford ’84L and Laura Pitchford Donald and Susan Polden Qatalyst Partners Shea & Shea Shearman & Sterling LLP Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP Silicon Valley Bank Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Sybase, Inc. The United Way of the Bay Area Tom Vertin Gordon Yamate ’80L and Deborah Shiba Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel & Mason, LLP

$2,500-$4,999 Bill Amon ’71U, ’74L and Kristine Amon Anonymous Asset Management Company Peter Boutin ’75L and Suzanne Boutin ’75L Thomas and Polly Bredt Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Jack Callon and Linda Feinberg Callon ’80L

David Carey ’81L, ’82B and Kathy Carey ’82B Chief Enterprises, Inc. Elliott Chielpegian ’57U, ’60L and Agnes Chielpegian George Clause ’75U, ’79L and Kristen Zissler Clause ’79U Thomas DeFilipps and Ann Baskins Deloitte Foundation William and Mary Jane Elmore Farella, Braun & Martel Mike and Mary Ellen Fox Andrew Gabelman John Gemello ’67U and The Honorable Linda Marino Gemello ’67U, ’79L Michael Gencarella ’97L and Cassandra Gencarella Goldman Sachs Foundation Kathryn Gould Greenberg Traurig LLP Lawrence Guslani ’82L and Judy Guslani Mike Hackworth ’63U, ’99H and Joan Hackworth ’99H Kenneth and Ellyn Hausman Hayes Scott Bonino Ellingson & McLay LLP Holme Roberts & Owen LLP Michael Hood and Mary Hood ’70U, ’75L Hoover & Bechtel LLP Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin Institutional Venture Partners William Jahnke and Patricia Dunn JAMS Franklin Johnson Keesal, Young & Logan Mitchell and Julie Kertzman Michael and Patti Klayko Stan and Sharon Meresman Miles, Sears & Eanni Carlos Mino ’06L Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. Morrison & Foerster LLP Morrison & Foerster Foundation Edward Nigro Nigro Inc. Outrigger Enterprises, Inc. Rockwell Collings International Inc. John Schlosser ’80L and Mary Schlosser Kenneth Schroeder and Frances Codispoti Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom State Bar of California Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP The Watsonville Law Center Rick Watters ’73L and Diane Watters Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation Mark Wolfson Zhone Technologies Inc. We apologize for any inaccuracies and request that corrections be sent to the Law Alumni Office at or call 408-551-1748.

$1,000-$2,499 Ronald and Jeryl Abelmann Jeffrey Acton ’98L Bonnie Addario Aera Energy Matching Gifts Program Jon Anderson and Dorothy Glancy William and Janice Anderson Rhonda Andrew ’94L Anonymous (3) AT&T Foundation Al Auyeung ’90L and Edyth Auyeung Georgia Bacil ’79L Ned Barnholt ’05H and Jimi Barnholt Barry Swenson Builders Nancy Battel ’85L, ’86B Christopher Beeman ’85L and Jill Beeman Larry Bennett ’04L Richard and Made Berg Richard Beyer Robby Beyers ’00L Robert and Elena Beyers David Blake and Carol Stratford ’95L Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman Subroto Bose ’02L and Rina Bose Aldo Branch ’85L and Diane Branch Peter Brewer ’79L Henry Bunsow ’74L and Regina Bunsow John Burdekin and Melissa Finocchio Burdekin ’86U, ’90L Peter Califano ’87L and Atsuko Califano Eduardo Calvo ’81L Capital Guardian Trust Company Daniel Casas ’84L and Carolyn Casas Casas Riley & Simonian LLP William Casey ’84L and Pamela Casey ’85L

Margarita Chavez ’94U, ’97L Houman Chitsaz ’00L The Honorable Darryl Y. Choy ’72L and Thalia Choy Clarkson Trucking Service, Inc. Rodger Cole ’95L and Kathy Cole Teresa Corbin ’87L John Corrigan and Janet Craycroft ’90L Bradley Corsiglia ’84L and Sabina Corsiglia Corsiglia McMahon & Allard LLP Covington & Burling LLP Gary Cripe ’77L and Catherine Cripe Dick Cunha ’68U, ’73L and Sandra Kcayocca-Cunha Michael Dachs ’08U, ’11L Dorian Daley ’86L Carolyn Davidson The Honorable Raymond J. Davilla Jr. ’69U, ’72L and Mary Davilla John and Claire Davis The Dayton Foundation Joe De Briyn ’70U, ’73L and Mary Anne De Briyn Martin Dermer ’75L Susan Devencenzi ’83L Jason and Sarah Dilullo JP Dinapoli Companies, Inc. DLA Piper US LLP James and Rhonda Donato ’89L David Edwards ’82L and Jan Edwards EKP, LLC The Honorable James Emerson ’73L and Shelley Emerson ’75L The Eucalyptus Foundation Barbara Fargo Graciela Ferreira ’95L Jeff Ferriell ’78L Tom Ferrito ’68L and Pauline Ferrito

Warren Finch John Foderaro Mary Ellen and Michael E. Fox Family Foundation Jan Fox ’80L Nora Frimann ’79L Steve Gaddis ’73L and Susan Giavia Gaddis ’72U Bill Galliani ’90L and Carolyn Galliani Charles and Dianne Giancarlo Gary Giannini ’61U, ’64L and Susan Giannini Ben Glenn ’00L Bill Glennon ’66L and Sue Glennon Adrienne Grover ’90L Russ and Deborah Hall Jill Hanau ’81L Dan Hanley ’69B, ’74L and Judi Hanley Sharon Hartmann Heritage Education, Inc. Randy Hess ’79L and Virginia Turner Hess ’79L, ’80B Daniel Higgins ’77L Andrew Holland ’01L, ’05B John Hopkins and Valerie Rosenkrant Hopkins ’84C Crystal Hossain ’10L, ’10B Stephen and Colleen Hudgens Intel Corporation International Business Machines Corporation Mike Issacs ’81L and Dawn Isaacs Krista Jacobsen ’09L John and Karin Jelavich Gregory and Stephanie Jensen Edison Jensen ’89L Philip Jimenez and Srinoi Rousseau ’83L, ’83B Craig Johnson Brad Joondeph and Srija Srinivasan

“Santa Clara provided me with a wonderful legal education in an environment that reminded me and my classmates of the importance of participating in the larger community around us. I am proud to be a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and to be in the company of such distinguished graduates, and I participate in the Law Strategic Initiatives Fund as a way of helping ensure that the law school will be able to continue to provide such an excellent legal education.” —Elizabeth Tweedie Plaschke ’90, class of 1990 Reunion Co-Chair

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Michael Kahn Marylou Karp ’83L Katz & Lapides Carol Kaufman Kurt Kawafuchi ’83L, ’84B Thomas Kelley Dan Kelly ’69L and Carole Kelly The Kelly Family Trust Kelly Family Trust Donald Kendall Steven Kirsch and Michele Kirsch ’01L George Knopfler ’80L Al Knorp ’60L The Honorable Mary J. Levinger ’73L Silvio Krvaric ’00L and Sheara Gelman Krvaric ’00L Lawrence Kuechler Richard and Saundra Lambie Latham & Watkins Steve LaVaute Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Law Offices of Daniel Hanley Law Offices of Edison A. Jensen Law Offices of George Knopfler Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak Tom Lehrer Jack and Carolyn Lewis Laura Liccardo ’82U, ’85L William Locke-Paddon ’67L and Terry Locke-Paddon Haywood Gilliam and Estela Lopez ’97L M E Fox Company Inc. Scott Macey ’75L and Linda Macey The Honorable John A. Marlo ’60L and Patricia Marlo Jim Martin ’78L and Jennifer Martin The Page & Otto Marx Jr. Foundation MBD Foundation Ed McCracken ’95H Kevin McCurdy and Mary McCurdy ’81U, ’84L McCurdy & Fuller LLP Gary McGowan ’77L Robert McIntosh Alice Mead ’79L Jason Mendelson ’08L, ’09B and Megan Mendelson George Meyer ’90L Wendy Meyer Forrest and Cynthia Miller Martha Mills Elisabeth Mineta ’88L Suruchi Mohan Nancy Mueller The Honorable Jerome S. Nadler ’77L and Judith Nadler Nardell, Chitsaz & Associates LLP National Philanthropic Trust Natter Family Foundation Nels Nelsen ’84U, ’90L and Doreen Nelsen ’89U Frank Nguyen ’94L and Van Nguyen Gertrud Niehans Nixon Peabody LLP Shelby Notkin Jon Nygaard ’78L Karen O’Kasey ’86L Tim O’Laughlin ’84L O’Laughlin & Paris LLP Tony Oliver ’51U, ’53L Steve Pahl ’80L and Louise Pahl Pahl & McCay

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The Honorable Edward A. Panelli ’53U, ’55L ’86H and Lorna Panelli Parisi & Havens LLP Sonja Perkins Howard Peters ’78L and Sally Peters Brian and Kristen Peters ’92L The Honorable Rise R. Pichon ’73U, ’76L The Honorable George Pifer ’68L and Helen Pifer Robert Pinsker ’95L Art Plank ’76L The Honorable Charles Poochigian ’75L and Deborah Poochigian Poorman-Hoyt-Stratford Foundation Nikki Pope ’04L Maurice Possley Steve Prater ’80L Jim Quillinan ’74L Jay and Amy Regan Ted Reich ’78U, ’82L and Wendy Reich Reich and Walner, LLP Cookie Ridolfi David and Barbara Roux Richard Ruben ’80B, ’80L and Betty Gruber Ruben ’79U Allen and Cynthia Ruby Gregory and Martha Ryan Kathleen Rydar The San Francisco Foundation Tim Schmal ’82L and Judy Schmal General Dana Scruggs III ’80L Kurt Seibert ’79U, ’84L and Beth Seibert ’80U, ’83B Dan Selmi ’72U, ’75L and Ann Selmi ’72U Andrew Shaffer ’95L and Jennifer Shaffer Michael Shea ’83U, ’86L Gerald Shipsey ’51L Darby Siempelkamp The Honorable Thomas M. Smith ’61U, ’63L and Judith Smith The Honorable Jerome A. Smith ’58U, ’65L Bill and Florence Spruance Emmett Stanton ’78L and Marion Stanton ’78L Rod Strickland ’92L Dennis and Margie Sullivan Barry and Molly Swenson Ruth Taube Bob Temmerman ’80L and Lisa Temmerman Michael Torpey ’77L and Margaret Torpey Douglas and Maris Uchikura Union Bank Foundation Paul Van Der Walde Van Der Walde & Associates James W. Vernon and The Honorable Page H. Vernon ’81L Robert Wall ’77L Theodore Wells Ed White and Patti White ’78L Stephanie Wildman Jack Williams ’65L and Kay Williams Williams & Williams Mediation Sam Winter ’80U, ’83L Xerox Corporation Gerald Yaffee and Julia Yaffee ’88C, ’97C

The Honorable Robert B. Yonts Jr. ’63U, ’68L Timothy Zanni

$750-$999 Susan Bishop ’96L John and Sally Bourgoin Van Dang ’86L James Efting ’79L Elaine Elkin Mary Feldman ’00L Bob Finocchio ’73U and Susan Finocchio Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Gerald Graham Michael Johnson Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley Legacy Venture Management Timothy Lundell ’75L and Penelope O’Neill Lundell & Spadafore Jerry Mar and Linda Mar ’83L Eric and Lisa McGrew Jack McLeod Osprey Holding, LLC Karyn McCart Plank ’79B Pratt & Associates Reed & Graham, Inc. Dennis and Bernadette Riordan Riordan & Horgan Carlos Rosario ’11L Adam Rust ’13L Stephen Schwarz Adam and Lisa Spice Thomas Stephenson and Lisa McLeod Stephenson David Tsai ’06L Terrance West and Deborah Moss-West ’94L Edith Wildman Your Half Media Group, LLP

$500-$749 George Abel ’86L and Karen Abel Kyong Ahn ’85L and Hyo Ahn Bruce Allen ’73L and Doral Allen Anonymous Allen and Michele Asch Sharon Au ’07L Brian Augusta ’99L Heinz and Theresia Binder ’79U Binder & Malter, LLP The Honorable Franklin E. Bondonno Jr. ’70L The Honorable Joan S. Brennan ’73L Sarah Catz ’80L Andrew Chase Tzu-Tsing Chiu Helen Christakos Alex Collins ’01L Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County Frank and Laurel Conte Peter and Stefanie Coyote George Crothall ’94U and Amber Crothall ’94U, ’03L Larry and Sonia Crume Judy Darretta ’86L Elizabeth Dickinson ’85L James Dixon and Rolanda Pierre-Dixon ’80L

John Dombrowski 12L Ben Dupre ’03L Terry Eastman Jan Farrell ’95L John Finnick ’82L and Kathleen Hegen ’82L Jeff Fleming Sterling Franklin Derek Freyberg ’82L and Sally Freyberg John Fukasawa ’74L and Jo Fukasawa Gregory Gallo John and Lucia Gilbert Joe Grasser ’02U, ’07L Donald Greenberg Steven Hallgrimson The Honorable Thomas P. Hansen ’67L and Kristeen Hansen Bill Harmon ’88U, ’95B and Cristy Harmon ’95L Birt Harvey Bob Heywood ’75L and Carolyn Heywood Bret Hillman ’85L and Tamara Hillman Nick Hua ’03L Jay Huntington ’81L and Diana Huntington Hugh Jackson ’73L Jackson & Efting Stephen Jonas Michael and DeeAnn Jones Barry and Anna Kane Sally Kay ’99L Robert Kibble Brandon Kimura ’05L Law Corp. of Robert D. Peterson Mike Lee ’88L and Judy Lee ’89L, ’89B The Honorable Ronald B. Leo ’77L Madeline Lieberman William Linklater Teresa Lord Andrew Lowe Gregory Lundell ’04L Jim Maccora ’76U, ’81L Mark Makiewicz ’90B, ’90L Ken Manaster Laurence Masson Michael McCaw ’79L and Candace McCaw Clare McKay William McLucas Richard and Jessica Millard Minda Parrish Attorney at Law Courtney Minick ’06L Curtis and Wai Mo Morris S. Smith Foundation Daniel Myers Robert Nuddleman ’97L and Lydia Carlsgaard ’97L Olander Family Foundation Ralph Pais ’75L and Gayl Huston Alexandra Pantazis Elizabeth Parker ’85L Minda Parrish ’83L Perpetual Pepperoni Incorp. Donna Perry ’00L Robert Peterson ’69L Janet Potts ’78L Price Law Firm Radian Guaranty, Inc. Rambus, Inc.

Christopher Rasmussen ’75L and Louise Rasmussen Phillip Reich ’85L Rich Roggia ’69U, ’72L and Deirdre Roggia Nora Romero Charles and Susan Rothschild Nicholas Roxborough Roxborough, Pomerance & Nye LLP Sagacious Salami Incorp. Richard Schwartz ’85L and Janet Levy ’85L The Honorable G. J. Scott Jr. ’75L Kathleen Shannon Glancy ’80L Gary Shara ’67U, ’70L Basil Shiber ’89L and Jane Shiber Alex Simas ’72U, ’76L and Kathy Simas Al Smith ’63L Jung-Sook Song ’06L Steven L. Hallgrimson Foundation Inc. Donald and Linda Sue Strand Andy Stroud ’86L and Shelly Stroud Salvatore and Gail Suniga ’81B, ’81L John and Loulie Sutro John and Susan Talbot The Honorable Mark E. Thomas Jr. ’56L Marjolie Thomas Bob Uemura ’80L Vanessa Wells ’85L Marc Wiesner ’06U, ’13L Bonnie Wright ’84U, ’07L Michael Yagjian and Anita Paleologos-Yagjian ’80L Naomi Young ’74L

Pete and Julie Constant John Coppinger ’77U, ’81L and Elizabeth Harris ’86L Daniel Coyle ’85L and Gretchen Coyle Carolyn Craig ’95L John Crew and Sheila Gadsden Delbert Dilbeck’58L and Joan Dilbeck James Dirks Leonard Distaso ’79L Janice Dong Daniel Dow ’05L and Wendy Dow John Doyle ’75U, ’78L and Mary Doyle ’79U Larry Duke The Honorable Robert D. Durham ’72L and Linda Durham David Eaton ’08L and Janet Eaton Gene Feltz ’51L and Betty Feltz Michael and Alanna Foreman Dennis and Monica Fox ’84U Bruce Funk Gary T. Shara, Atty. at Law Tariq Gazipura ’08L David Genochio ’71U, ’74L and Mary Genochio Timothy Gill ’84L and Sondra Gill Marjory Goldberg ’89L

Lucia Gomez Roger Gray and Marian Johnson Gray Brad Gross The Honorable Gabriel A. Gutierrez ’60U, ’64L and Gayle Gutierrez ’60N Kara Hagen ’99L The Honorable Phillis J. Hamilton ’76L, ’08H Wendy Hannum ’83L The Honorable Larry E. Hayes ’80L and Lane Hayes Jeff Heiser ’74L Evelyn Herrera ’92L Richard Hluchan ’74L and Deborah Hluchan Dave Hoffman ’90L and Debby Hoffman Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc. Vicki Huebner Michael Hughes ’77L Mark Hyde ’74L Intel Foundation Invesco, Ltd. Cynthia Ison ’77B, ’77L J. Michael and Beth Johnson ’89L Deborah Johnson Robert and Angela Kent

Korean American Bar Association Andy Kryder ’74U, ’77B, ’77L and Joselle Kryder Edward Kwok ’89L and Irene Kwok ’89B Michele Kyrouz Paul and Teresa Craigie Lahaderne ’75U, ’82L Law Office of J. Joseph Wall Jr. Kenneth Leeds ’84L Jay Livingston Marlene Maddalena John Manoogian ’74L and Judith Manoogian Don Marlais ’95L Eva Martelle ’04L and Todd Yamello Esther Martinez ’79L Scott Maurer ’95L Steve McCray ’79L Steve McElfresh ’92L Robb McFadden ’08L Lynn McKinnon ’85L Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Edward Mills ’76L Dan Mount ’77L, ’77B and Barbara Mount ’95P Gary Neustadter and Patty Rauch-Neustadter ’87L James Oh ’98L

Kevin and Heather Allan ’04L Allan & Martelle, LLP Anonymous Marshall Anstandig Douglas Ardley ’95L Arguedas, Cassman & Headley, LLP Sofia Arizpe ’81L Andrew Pierce and Margalynne Armstrong Atlantic Trust Group Bob and Jennifer Babcock ’06L Charles Babcock The Honorable Homer T. Ball Jr. ’75L John Barisone and Susan Atchison-Barisone ’82L Richard and Jacqueline Boberg Christopher Boscia ’08L and Kristin Love Boscia ’03U, ’08L Kelley Bradshaw Casimere ’95L Lincoln Brooks ’74L Jonathan Buckheit Frank Burriesci ’56L Victoria Burton-Burke ’82L Patricia Cain and Jean Love John and Jennifer Callan ’96L Marco Campagna ’93U, ’06L Veronica Carmona Betsy Carroll ’04L Pallab Chakraborty ’11L Chen-Yao Chang ’95L The Honorable Paul C. Cole ’74L and Linda Cole Vincent Connelly and Florence Larsen Terry Conner ’76U, ’79U and Jeanine Conner ’81U

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13th Annual Justice Edward A. Panelli Golf Classic With temperatures hovering in the high 90s, more than 120 diehard golfers came out for a day of fun, yet competitive golf at Silver Creek Country Club in San Jose. Multiple mulligans, Cool Max golf shirts, and prize opportunities galore provided the perfect incentives for the many alumni and friends who joined together for a hot day of fun and laughter, all while raising money for Santa Clara Law scholarships. Above, the winning foursome poses for a photo after receiving the tournament trophy along with their spectacular bags of prizes! From left, Honorary Tournament Chair Ed Panelli ’53U, ’55L ’86H, with Kevin Bedolla ’73U, ’76L, Mark O'Connor, Michael Shea ’83U, ’86L, Dean Donald J. Polden, Pat Mount, and Pat Shea.

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John Orr ’73L and Stephanie Orr Kyle Ozawa ’08U The Honorable Philip Pennypacker ’72L and Jean Pennypacker Michael Phillips ’87L and Laurel Phillips Elizabeth Pianca ’05L The Honorable Mark H. Pierce ’74L Cheryl Poncini ’75L Hannah Poteat ’11L The Honorable Eugene M. Premo ’57U, ’62L and Georgine Premo Marilyn Proffitt Bill Pursley ’72L Daniel Reidy RSC Insurance Brokerage, Inc. David and Julie Saffren ’02L The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin and Marjorie Sarokin Hank Scherf Jeremiah Scott ’63L Steve Scott ’75L and Sally Scott Scully and Scully Lawyers Kishore and Rekha Seendripu Seiler, LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Silicon Valley Bar Association Michele Simon Christine Solley Neville Spadafore ’75L and Sally Spadafore Gregory Spiering ’82L and Lynne Meredith ’82L Earl and Joyce Starr Nick Steiner ’00U and Melissa Steiner ’04L Jim Stoelker ’71U, ’74L and Joan Stoelker ’71U Margaret Stone ’76L Ralph Swanson ’75L Earle Sylva ’68U, ’81L Ray Tabar ’80L and Donnell Tabar Jon and Mary Thomas ’97L Mike and Ellen Turbow ’76L The Honorable Steven M. Vartabedian ’75L Jedediah Wakefield ’95L Joan Wakeley ’82L John Wall ’84L and Susan Wall Richard Ward and Barbara Reed ’80L Catherine Way ’93L Barry Weiss ’74L The Wells Fargo Foundation Kate Wilson ’97U, ’06L

$1-$249 Elnaz Abdoli ’07L Isra Abid ’10L William Abriel ’12U Carol Ach Michael Acks and Ane Murphy ’92L Adrienne Adan ’75L Todd Adler David Aiso ’74L Ralph and Thomasi Akamine Camille Alfaro Martell ’08U, ’11L Bill Alford ’95L James Allee ’09L Allison Johnson PA Joseph Alonis and Audrey Alonis ’84B Margarita Alvarez

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Alumni 62 Hon. Lawrence

Terry B.S. ’57 was given a citizen’s award by the Santa Clara County Medical Association in recognition of his contribution to the health field. Judge Terry helped establish the Drug Treatment Court in Santa Clara County, which has gained recognition for its work in introducing treatment and recovery in criminal drug cases.

67 David Mousel is a partner at Lewis and Roca in Reno. He focuses on the purchase and sale of gaming businesses in Nevada. Previously, he was a partner at Bible Mousel. 69 Jim Jones retired after

more than seven years as county counsel for Calaveras County. 26 santa clara law | winter 2012

70 Jeff Cost is semiretired

from practicing family law in San Mateo, traveling, enjoying five grandchildren and, he writes, “enjoying every day as a blessing.” Alfred Morici practices law in Florida. He specializes in estate planning, probate, and immigration law.

72 William T. Loris B.A.

’68 is PROLAW’s program director and a senior lecturer at Loyola University Chicago’s Law School. He previously had a long career in international service. He served for five years in the Ivory Coast as a regional legal adviser for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and also for five years in Cairo at USAID’s Egypt mission. He co-founded the International Development Law Institute, now known as the International Development Law Organization. Esau Herrera is back on the

board of education of the Alum Rock Elementary School District in San Jose, after a voluntary absence of three years.

73 Thomas L. Simpson

BA. ’69 is a certified family law specialist with his own three-attorney firm in Glendale, Calif. He is president of the Southern California chapter of the American Society of Matrimonial Lawyers. He lives in La Canada with his wife, Lili.

74 Doug Barry B.A. ’66

was honored with the university’s Louis I. Bannan, S.J., Award. Henry Bunsow was named by California Lawyer Magazine as a 2010 Attorney of the Year within the Intellectual Property Law category, for prevailing in two high-profile patent cases. John Cruden is the presi-

Former and current SBA presidents Roy Stanley ’06, Caitlin Robinett ’09, Carlos Rosario ’11, and Christian Cornejo ’12 enjoyed the Centennial Gala Celebration on September 10, 2011, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

dent of the Environmental Law Institute, a nonpartisan research and education center. Previously, he was deputy attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. He supervised all federal civil environmental litigation, including work on landmark cases like the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska and the conclusion of the Love Canal case. Gary Ritchey is a partner at Hopkins & Carley in San Jose, where he focuses on patent litigation. James M. Schiavenza BSC ’71 is dean of Lincoln Law School in Sacramento. Previously

he was an adjunct professor of law there for more than 25 years. He is retired from the State Attorney General’s Office, where he had worked since 1975. James Stoelker was appointed as a Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He had been a principal at Mount and Stoelker since 1988. He also was a partner at Mount, Kraw and Stoelker, and at Eller, Burt and Stoelker, and Garrison, Townsend and Orser. He was a staff litigation attorney for Western Title Insurance from 1976 to 1983 and an associate for Atwood and Hurst from 1974 to 1975.

75 J. Mark Atlas is of counsel at Downey Brand, working in the firm’s water law practice. He was previously with McDonough Holland & Allen. Michael Burk practices law, primarily in Santa Clara County. Richard Dubois is a direct calendar family law commissioner in San Mateo County, a position he was appointed to in 2002. Previously, he practiced law in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, business transactional and litigation, family law, and estate planning. Art Jaramillo is a partner at Cuddy & McCarthy, focusing on complex commercial and tort litigation, insurance law, antitrust and trade regulation, and public utility regulation. Previously, he was Secretary of the New Mexico General Services Department, Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, and spent 26 years as director and trial lawyer with the Santa Fe law firm formerly

known as Jones, Snead, Wertheim, Wentworth & Jaramillo. He is also a past president of the State Bar of New Mexico and a regular presenter of continuing legal education programs. Elvira Robinson received an honorary degree from Gavilan College in Gilroy. She served on the Gavilan College Board of Trustees from 1990 to 2010, and on its Latino Advisory Committee. She was honored with Woman of the Year Awards from the 28th Assembly District (2011), the San Benito County LULAC (2000), and the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission (1994). Active at the national level, Elvira has served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention on many occasions. She served for 11 years as the first Latina Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County. In her community of Gilroy she has served as the Director for the Women’s Legal Clinic, coordinator of the Bethany Youth Empowerment Center, and on the Board of Directors for El Teatro Campesino. An attorney for 35 years, she is currently in criminal private practice. David B. Samuelson B.A. ’72 writes, “Still enjoying living up in the San Juans— probably never retire.” G. Judson Scott Jr. is a U.S. Administrative Law Judge, hearing and deciding appeals for the Social Security Administration in the San Francisco office of Disability Adjudication and Review. He participates in the judicial division of the American Bar Association, serves on the Executive Committee of the National Conference of the

Administrative Law Judiciary, and also in the House of Delegates for the ABA. Hon. James Tamm has joined the faculty of the Wallenberg Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

76 Gregory Brose retired

as chief deputy district attorney for the Ventura County District Attorney‘s Office in February, and moved to Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

77 Hon. Brian Back was

elected as assistant presiding judge on the Ventura County Superior Court. He has been a judge since 1997. Lee Bissonette is chair of Hellmuth & Johnson‘s Medical Malpractice/ Catastrophic Injury Group in Minneapolis, where he assists clients with a broad range of injury cases. He has more than 25 years of experience representing victims. In 2006, he was named a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. John Hardy is general counsel for Lee Enterprises of Little Rock, Ark. Hon. Eugene Hyman received a local hero award from the Midpeninsula Media Center for creating a program of early intervention, counseling, support and therapy for young people who have acted violently against family members. Since realizing his first seven-figure recovery in 1998, Carlos A. Lloreda Jr. has realized numerous seven-figure recoveries. He recently tried to verdict a lawsuit representing a plaintiff for breach of contract, fraud, and breach of director‘s fiduciary duty. Deborah Ryan was appointed a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge by Gov.

Arnold Schwarzenegger. She previously had been a court commissioner for Santa Clara County Court since 1999, and senior assistant counsel for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority from 1995 to 1999. M. Dean Sutton married Adriana Frederick on May 21 at Pt. Lobos, overlooking Carmel. They live in Santa Cruz. He practices law in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. She is a TV reporter in Monterey.

78 Mario Cordero has

been nominated to be a commissioner on the Federal Maritime Commission by President Barack Obama. He is an attorney in Long Beach, and is serving his second term on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. He is also a part-time political science professor at Long Beach City College. James Hartnett, former mayor of Redwood City, was appointed by the California State Senate to the California High Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors. He is a partner at Hartnett, Smith & Patekau, emphasizing buinsess and real estate law. Stephanie West Allen had an article, “Rules of Engagement: Generation Y,” published in the Sept./Oct. 2010 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine. Patti White has been appointed to a four-year term on the California Committee of Bar Examiners.

79 Lesli Caldwell is Solano County’s Public Defender. She joined that office in 2007, and previously spent more than 25 years with the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office. Ross

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Nadel is a partner at King & Spalding. Previously he was senior legal counsel for worldwide antipiracy at Adobe Systems, and was a prosecutor for many years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco.

80 James P. Baker was named the 2012 “Best Lawyers Litigation, ERISA, San Francisco Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Baker is a partner in the labor and employment department at Winston & Strawn, San Francisco. James P. Cunningham is a partner at Liner Grode in San Francisco. He was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Sarah Felix is an assistant attorney general for the State of Alaska. Tim Galloway runs the Galloway Company in Neensah, Wisconsin. “We live on a large lake so the summers are spent sailing and motorboating and the winters ice skating and cross-country skiing,” he writes. Delbert Gee has been a judge of the Superior Court, County of Alameda, for the past eight years. Philip Gregory is a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, in civil and environmental litigation. Karl-Otto Hartmann was nominated to be an independent trustee for FocusShares. He has over 17 years in the ETF/Fund industry. Previously, he served as senior VP, general counsel, and director at J.P. Morgan Investor Services Company. Joseph Lodge B.S. ’76 was appointed to Arizona’s Coconino County Superior Court. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and as a 28 santa clara law | winter 2012

Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army. Patricia Mahan is mayor of the city of Santa Clara. She practices tax and estate planning law in Santa Clara. William Mahan is of counsel to the firm Gates Eisenhart Dawson in San Jose and has an independent law practice emphasizing tax, estate planning, and business. Alice Mead is a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. Joe McGee is executive director of a statewide public employee labor union in Seattle, Wash. Stephen Pahl is senior partner at Pahl & McCay, a 13-attorney San Jose firm. In addition to practicing law, he has developed a number of real estate projects and helped start Lighthouse Bank in Santa Cruz. Rolanda Pierre-Dixon was named Woman of the Year in the 23rd Assembly District by Assemblywoman Nora Campos of San Jose. Rich Ruben is CEO of PEG Bandwidth. He has been CFO of Bell Atlantic Mobile, president of Comcast Spectacor (owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and Sixers), CEO of Wire One Communications, and CEO of XOS Technologies. Cerene St. John (Valerie Lenz) runs her own company, It’s A Natural Product, and does environmental consulting on recycling and solid waste. She is expanding into organic farming, community gardens, and localization of food supply. Drew Takaichi was appointed to be a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Previously, he had been a sole practitioner since

1994. He was a partner with Brockman and Takaichi from 1983 to 1994; and Hamrick, Hoffman, Guillot and Taikaichi from 1982 to 1983. He was an associate for the law offices of Diana Levitz from 1980 to 1982. Robert Temmerman manages a small boutique trust and estate law firm in San Jose. He recently cycled across North America, from Neah Bay, Wash., to Bar Harbor, Maine, a distance of over 4,200 miles. Jeanine Tucker B.A./B.S. ’76 is court operations manager for the Stanislaus County Superior Court. She oversees daily operations of several court divisions and has participated in labor negotiations for both labor and management. Anita Paleologos Yagjian practiced law for 17 years, and now volunteers as a tutor and mentor for girls in a home for abused and neglected children.

81 Eduardo Calvo is the

founder of Calvo & Clark, a 20-lawyer firm with offices in Guam and San Francisco. Stephen Opperwall was named a Super Lawyer for the fourth year in a row in creditors’ rights and business litigation. He has his own law firm in Pleasanton. He volunteers for his two sons’ activities in the Amador Valley High School marching band and in the world-champion Concord Blue Devils drum and bugle corps. Diana (Sutton) Van Cleve and her husband, Bill, welcomed their eighth great-grandchild in May, a boy.

82 Javier Alcala was

appointed to a Santa Clara County Superior Court judgeship by Gov. Arnold

Schwarzenegger. Previously he had been a deputy district attorney for Santa Clara County since 1983. Laura Lung Cha is a member of the executive council of the government of Hong Kong special administrative region, and non-executive deputy chairman of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Previously, she was vice chair of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and was the first person from outside Mainland China to serve in the central government of the People’s Republic of China. She is currently vice chair of the international advisory council of the CRSC. She also worked for the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong, and was an attorney for Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro and Coudert Brothers. She is a director of the Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing and China Telecom Corporation, and a senior adviser to Investor AB, a Swedish-listed company. She has been honored by the government of Hong Kong for her public service, and received an honorary doctoral degree in law from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Christopher Healey and Michael Thamer ’81 were named by California Lawyer Magazine as 2010 Attorneys of the Year in the elder law category.

83 Simao J. Avila is senior

counsel, legal and government relations, for Kaiser Permanente. He lectures at Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, on negotiations and ADR. He coauthored Terror and Violence

The Hon. Edward A. Panelli standing next to his signed historic photo, which was on display at the Centennial Gala in September 2011.

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SCU Honors Two Law Alumni


t the 2011 SCU Alumni Association Awards celebration in April, two law alumni received high honors from SCU: Hon. Edward Panelli B.A. ’53, J.D. ’55 along with his wife Lorna, and Brian Hennessy B.A. ’00, J.D. ’03.

The Hon. Edward A. Panelli and his wife, Lorna, received the Paul L. Locatelli, S.J. Award, which honors SCU faculty or staff for outstanding service to the Alumni Association and University. A noted legal expert and former California Supreme Court justice, the couple has been deeply involved in SCU for many years, and they are the proud parents of two Broncos. Over the years, the Panellis have been generous supporters of the University’s mission, giving of their time, energy, and expertise. Ed has served for 43 years on the Board of Trustees, including 19 as its chair. He was the first layperson elected, in 1963, and was a member of the search committee that brought Paul Locatelli, S.J. ’60, back to Santa Clara as president in 1988. Lorna has served on the advisory board of the de Saisset Museum and the board of the Kenna Club, building connections with neighbors, alumni, and friends. The Panellis were among the founders of the Bronco Bench Foundation, which raises millions of dollars each year for scholarships and athletic programs. 

Brian Hennessey ’00, J.D. ’03 received the Ignatian Award, which recognizes alumni who live the ideals of competence, conscience, and compassion through outstanding service to humanity. A short time after graduating from law school, Hennessy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Where others might begin to question or doubt, Hennessey found clarity. “Cancer helped to change me. I had a mission I hadn’t yet realized,” he says. He founded the Council of Goodness, with the objective of teaching through action. Students who join the council pledge 100 hours of community service each year for all four years of high school and make a commitment to return and mentor and support one other student. But before that, they focus on service inward to themselves. Hennessy’s methods of meditation and self-evaluation would be familiar to St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose own spiritual exercises have inspired growth and reflection for centuries.  The Council of Goodness ( is in its fourth year now, with more than 30 student members. Brian Hennessy is now cancer-free. NOTE: A version of this article originally appeared in Santa Clara Magazine.

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in the Workplace and A Litigator’s Guide to Effective Use of ADR in California. Robert G. P. Cruz B.S. ’71 completed two terms as a member of the Guam Election Commission. He also served as an international observer of the Philippine national elections in May 2010, and at earlier elections in Kosovo. He works parttime as a traffic and small claims referee for the superior court of Guam.

84 Timothy McMahon was

named one of the Irish 100, in recognition of the top 100 Irish-American attorneys in the U.S. He was also nominated as a 2010 finalist by the CAOC for “Street Fighter of the Year” for his cutting-edge work in litigating one of the first cyber-bullying cases in the nation. He is a partner at Corsiglia McMahon and Allard in San Jose, a firm that handles catastrophic injury and medical negligence cases.

85 Bill Alexander practices law in Bakersfield, doing complex business and real estate litigation. Nancy Battel has her own law practice in San Jose, after being a partner in a large firm in San Jose. Robert Camors is of counsel at McPharlin Sprinkles & Thomas, where he focuses on intellectual property and business litigation. Previously,

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he was with Foley & Lardner. He is also counsel to the board of Habitat for Humanity of Silicon Valley. Noel Cook practices copyright and trademark law at Owen, Wickersham & Erickson in San Francisco, where he has been a principal of the firm since 1994 and has worked since 1989. Bradley Elkin is a principal at Diepenbrock Harrison in Sacramento. His practice focused on real estate and business transactions. He is married with three children. Robin Pearl Fine is a probate court investigator for Sacramento County Superior Court, after working as an attorney in the Bay Area and Sacramento. Lawrence Kelly is a sole practitioner handling estate planning, probate and trust law in Sunnyvale. He has been an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar and Silicon Valley Bar Associations for many years. Elizabeth Viney Parker is in her second term on the board of education for the Aspen, Colo., School District. She and her husband, David, have three children, with two in college. Brad Pizer practices at Pizer & Associates in Beverly Hills. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Credit Unions. He is a past recipient of the California Credit Union Collectors New Millennium Award. Karen Porter is corporate and securities counsel for Applied Materials. She also volunteers for progressive political causes and candidates. Phillip Reich is a partner and trial lawyer with Mullen & Filippi in San Francisco. S. Diane Rynerson is executive director of the National

Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, and has a part-time family law practice. Janice Tilden is the technical director of the Board of Adjustment for Zoning Appeals in Denver. She started working there in 1986. James Trapp is a sole practitioner in San Jose, representing consumers in bankruptcy cases. He has also taught part-time, and written several novels. Evelyn Tolbert has ended 12 years of service as a city council member in Tracy. She previously was a planning commissioner and on the board of directors of the chamber of commerce there. A playwright, Tolbert founded the Tracy Performing Arts Foundation and the Tracy Women’s Forum Association. Bob Wieckowski was elected to the California State Assembly for the 20th District in November 2010. Previously he was vice mayor of the city of Fremont.

86 Christopher Aker is

senior director of legal affairs and secretary of Regulus Therapeutics. Previously, he was corporate counsel and senior director of administration at Phenomix, and also worked at Cureline, SUGEN and with the law firm of Selman Breitman in San Francisco. Eric Davis has completed a residency in family medicine and is practicing medicine in Georgia. He practiced law in Los Angeles from 1986 to 2001. Laura Fennell is senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Intuit. She was honored in a special Women of Influence 2011 section by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Elizabeth Harris

is senior corporate counsel for Safeway in Pleasanton. She oversees labor and employment matters for Safeway’s 31,000 employees in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. She was named Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by the San Francisco Business Times in its Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards 2011. Andrea Hawkins Sloan B.S. ’82 is a federal immigration judge in Portland, Ore. Previously, she worked in the office of administrative hearings in Salem, Ore., as an administrative law judge, interim chief administative law judge, and executive/ deputy chief administrative law judge. She also worked as a deputy district attorney in Humboldt County, Calif., from 1987 to 1991. She lives in Beaverton, Ore., with her husband, Chris ’84, and two children. Anastasia (Steinberg) Torres-Gil is CEO and chief designer of, a dog clothing boutique, which features her handtailored fashions (including pillbox hats) from repurposed designer clothing. The business was featured on the Sabado Gigante variety show. Anastasia lives in Santa Cruz with her husband, Rafael, and daughters, Crystal and Cassy.

87 The Hon. Christopher

Acker is vice president of the Colorado County Court Judges Association. Dana Curtis has received the Mediation Society’s award for outstanding contribution in the field. Based in Sausalito, she has worked full-time as a mediator since 1991, and has emphasized elder mediation in recent years.

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Santa Clara Law Centennial Gala Chair Bill Clayton ’71U, ’74L (left), shares a toast with Centennial Committee Co-Chair Ted Biagini ’62U, ’64L, ’08H, and Committee Member Fred Gonzalez ’71U, ’73B, ’77L at the Centennial Gala.

88 Bradford DeMeo was

appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a judgeship on the Sonoma County Superior Court. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of DeMeo, DeMeo and West in Santa Rosa, and a professor at Empire College of Law. Michael Jacques was elected as commissioner of the Placer County Superior Court. He lives on a smallscale farm with wife, Kyle, and sons, Nathan, 15, and Philip, 9. Jan Howell Marx is mayor of San Luis Obispo. Previously, she operated the Law Offices of Jan Howell Marx for more than 20 years. Elisabeth Mineta was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a judgeship on the Monterey County Superior Court. Previously, she was a legal research attorney for the court, and had earlier been in private practice.

89 Wayne Montgomery

is vice president, legal affairs and intellectual property, for iPierian, a biopharmaceutical company. He has over twenty years experience as an intellectual property law attorney in the biopharmaceutical industry, and previously served as vice president of patents at Exelixis. Before entering the legal profession, he was a pharmacologist with Syntex Research.

90 Jacqueline Anderson

practices family law in San Jose. She recently completed a whitewater rafting and hiking trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Ellen ArabianLee has been a litigator for the past 20 years at several private law firms. She lives in Folsom with her husband and four children, including an infant daughter. Janis Carney is a senior partner in the elder law firm of Carney, Sugai & Sudweeks, in Los Gatos. In 2005, she became

the first certified elder law attorney in Santa Clara County, and in 2009 became one of the first accredited attorneys by the Veterans Administration in California. Andrea Carlisle is a partner in a boutique civil litigation firm in Oakland, specializing in employment litigation, civil rights, and public entity defense. She and her husband, Chuck, own a tapas restaurant in Alameda called BarCeluna. She is a board member of the Conference of California Bar Associations. Sean Higgins is a lobbyist, and handles government affairs for the law firm Gordon Silver. He also owns two bars, Three Angry Wives Pub and Tomfoolery Pub & Eatery. Previously, he was associate counsel at Cohen, Lee & Johnson, general counsel for Herbst Gaming, and head of government affairs for gas retailer Terrible Herbst. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Lynn, and children, Samantha and Connor. John Goold is chief prosecutor in the Merced County District Attorney’s Office, a position he previously held in Stanislaus County. He has also worked in civil law, and for the Napa County District Attorney’s Office. Tracy (Sloan) Olsen is assistant director at Liberty Mutual Insurance for the Boston/ home office personal market claims department. She lives with her husband, Mark, and their two children in Wheaton, Ill.

91 Sharon Kirsch was

named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 Edition, and honored in a special Women of Influence 2011 section by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

She is a partner at McManis Faulkner.

92 Charlene Bellinger is

an administrative appeals judge for the Social Security Administration. Michele Hales is the managing partner at Hales & Hales, in San Jose, a family law firm. She is active with Emmaus House, a domestic violence shelter in San Benito County, and Baler Backers Athletic Organization, a nonprofit group that provides funding for athletics at San Benito High School. She lives in Hollister with her husband, Chris, and their three children. Niall McCarthy is president-elect of the Consumer Attorneys of California. Luis Rodriguez B.S. ’89 was elected to a three-year term on the State Bar of California’s Board of Governors. He is a Los Angeles County public defender. John Patzakis is president of eDiscovery at X1 Technologies. Previously, he was a consultant on strategic planning and product strategies for eDiscovery and compliance solution providers. He also spent nearly a decade at Guidance Software, where he held senior management positions, including serving as president and CEO. Sonya Sigler is general counsel at Cataphora. Douglas Wilson B.S. ’89 is a deputy attorney general for the criminal law division of the California Attorney General’s Office in Los Angeles. He argued a case before the California Supreme Court, People v. Albillar, in October 2010. The court affirmed the conviction of three street gang members in an opinion issued in December 2010. He credits

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an externship with Sixth District Court of Appeal Associate Justice Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian and an internship with the attorney general’s office while at SCU with introducing him to a rewarding career in public service. Stacey Zartler is of counsel at Kelly, Hockel & Klein, focusing on employment law. Previously she was at Littler Mendelson.

Compensation Medical Unit. He has a clinical and forensic psychology practice in Pasadena, Calif. He lives with his domestic partner of 33 years. Alysa Erdman Meyer is managing attorney of the Yolo County office of Legal Services of Northern California, where she represents low-income individuals on housing, homelessness prevention, public benefits,

Sampson is president of the Education Finance Council, an association of nonprofit and state-based student-loan providers in Washington, D.C. Sampson previously worked for the U.S. Department of Education, as deputy chief counsel on the House Natural Resources Committee, and at the Association for Competitive Technology. Tyler Wall MBA,

is vice president of intellectual property at MAP Pharmaceuticals. Previously he was vice president and chief patent counsel at Durect Corporation, managed IP assets and services for PowderJect Pharmaceuticals, and was a private patent lawyer. Timothy Warriner has been appointed to a three-year term on the Criminal Law Section Executive Committee of the California State Bar. He is a certified criminal law specialist. His practice is in Sacramento, where he lives with his wife and twin sons. Braden C. Woods is managing attorney of the homicide unit for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Previously he was head of the DNA Cold Case Unit.

94 Susan Coleman is a

partner at Burke, Williams & Sorensen in Los Angeles. A marathon runner, she lives in Hermosa Beach. She was recently admitted to the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Fernando Gutierrez has been certified as a qualified medical evaluator by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Workers 32 santa clara law | winter 2012

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93 Thomas McCracken

Akshay Verma ’06, Naresh Rajan ’06, and Pamela Glazner ’06 enjoy the Friday Alumni Reception during the Centennial Weekend in September.

education, employment, and health rights. She also advises nonprofit organizations. Previously, she worked for Contra Costa Legal Services Foundation in its housing unit, and for an insurance defense firm in Sacramento. Vedica Puri is on the board of the Bar Association of San Francisco Foundation. She is a partner at Pillsbury & Levinson, focusing on bad faith insurance claims. She was named as a rising star in the Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 Edition. She has achieved combined settlements and verdicts of more than $15 million. Vince

is secretary and director of Foundry Networks. He has been vice president and general counsel of Brocade Communications Systems, as well as chief compliance officer and company secretary, since 2005. Previously, he worked for Chordiant Software and Oracle. He is also a member of the advisory board of V-soft.

95 Larry Elam III is a sole practitioner, with clients in plaintiff’s personal injury, employment discrimination, and business disputes. Jan Farrell is a lawyer for DIRECTV in Colorado.

Michelle Ferreira was a finalist for Tax Analyst’s 2010 Person of the Year. According to the publication, Ferreira “exerted a lot of influence in 2010 from the West Coast, holding numerous administrative positions within the tax community.” She is a shareholder in the San Francisco office of Greenberg Traurig, and is immediate past chair of the State Bar of California taxation section. Brian Frank is senior director of sales at LinkedIn. Bill Harmon works on intellectual property for Microsoft and teaches law school at night in the Seattle area. Sandra (Mittelbuscher) Kent lives in Germany with her husband, Peter, and two children. During the school year, she works as an Air Force Reservist attorney at Ramstein Air Base. Darren Milliken is general counsel, senior vice president, and corporate secretary for Accuray in Sunnyvale. The company’s main product is CyberKnife, a robotic radio surgery system that treats tumors. He was named best general counsel for a small public company by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Jeremy Pasternak practices law, representing individuals in employment and other civil rights matters in San Francisco. Jonathan Skiles was appointed to be a judge on the Fresno County Superior Court by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Previously, he was a commissioner on the same court. He also worked for the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, the Fresno City Attorney’s Office, and the law firms of Thoits Love Hershberger and McLean and Gray Carey

Ware and Freidenreich. Carol Stratford is general counsel for KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, where her work includes a mixture of transactional contract work and intellectual property.

96 Timothy Branson

is a partner at Gordon & Rees in San Diego, where he focuses on commercial litigation. Shelyna Brown was honored in a special Women of Influence 2011 section by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She is a deputy public defender for Santa Clara County. Patrick Premo B.S. ’89 received a pro bono services award from the Santa Clara County Bar Association. He is a partner at Fenwick & West, and had chaired the firm’s pro bono program since 2005. He also has provided direct legal services to low-income clients. Jeff Rich B.A. ’92 and his wife, Molly (Foy) Rich B.S. ’92, announce the birth of their third child, Findlay George Rich, on June 12, 2010. Finn joins brother, Jeffrey Jr., and sister, Molly, in Palo Alto. Jeff is assistant general counsel at Juniper Networks.

97 Michele Corvi was

named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 Edition. She is coleader of the family law team at McManis Faulkner. Clare Frank is the assistant deputy director, cooperative fire, training and safety program, for CAL FIRE, the largest fire department in California and second largest in the United States. Robert Greeley B.S. ’87 received Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Diversity Award in recognition of his commitment and

leadership in promoting diversity in the legal profession. Greeley’s San Jose law firm focuses on employee rights. Gerry Houlihan B.S. ’87 married Karen Dalhuisen on Nov. 24, 2010. They live in San Jose. Gerry is an attorney with Matteoni, O’Laughlin & Hechtman in San Jose. Jeff True is vice president and general counsel at Palo Alto Networks. He previously held a similar role at 2Wire for five years before its acquisition by Pace.

98 Michael Reiter has his own law firm in Redlands, after serving as an assistant city attorney there for four years. He handles personal injury, criminal, business, real estate, and municipal law. Nader Yasin B.S. ’94 and his wife, Lynn, announce the birth of their third child, Max Julien. Nader handles intellectual property and general business litigation with his law firm, La Fleur & Yasin. 99 Neda Mansoorian

was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 Edition as a rising star. She is an attorney at McManis Faulkner in high tech litigation. Natasha Parrett is a shareholder at Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel in San Jose. Previously, she was a litigator representing New York City in serious child abuse and neglect cases, and was a trial attorney in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She was named a Northern California Rising Star in 2009 and 2010, and a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

00 Jason Baker is mayor of the city of Campbell.

Ian Carter is a partner at Downey Brand in Roseville. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, and intellectual property. Susan Edwards is senior corporate counsel in employment law for Marvell Semiconductor in Santa Clara. She was honored in a special Women of Influence 2011 section by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Annaliese (Smith) Dolph is director of public policy for Disability Rights North Carolina. She and her husband, Donavan, have two daughters, Lillian, 6, and Cecelia, 3. Dori Rose Inda, executive director of the Watsonville Law Center, received a $125,000 award from the James Irvine Foundation for the center’s Agricultural Workers Access to Health Project. Nanci Lewellen is in solo practice, as a business and real estate attorney. Anne Ortel is general counsel of Future US, a publisher of special interest print and digital magazines and interactive digital content. Traci Pickering is a partner at Mello & Pickering in San Jose, where she practices family law.

01 Samuel Dalesandro

Jr. and Heather Mardel Jones ’02 announce the birth of their first child, Lila Mardel Dalesandro, on Aug. 11, 2010. Sam is a deputy district attorney in Fresno County, in the Career Criminal Unit. Heather is an associate at Dowling, Aaron and Keeler in Fresno, focusing on civil, probate, and trust litigation. Abdi Shayesteh is vice president and counsel with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in New York.

Previously, he was at King & Spaulding for four years. Scotty and Angela (Foster) Storey welcomed their second child, Spencer, on Nov. 2, 2010. He joins big brother, Alastair, 3. Scotty has a law firm in Santa Clara, and Angela is a trial attorney with Farmers Insurance. Amin Zoufonoun B.S. ’98 is director of mergers and acquisitions at Facebook. Previously, he was director of corporate development at Google, and director of intellectual property and corporate counsel at ArrayComm.

02 Matthew Ellis is a partner at Downey Brand in Sacramento, where he focuses on real estate law. Kristina Lawson is a partner with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, in its San Francisco office. 03 Erin Dungan is an

associate with Briggs and Morgan, where she practices intellectual property litigation. Scott Gilles was appointed Deputy Secretary for Elections in Nevada in January 2011, and is responsible for administering the state’s election process, including enforcing state and federal election laws and procedures and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Brian Hennessy B.S. ’00 is one of the recipients of the 2011 Ignatian Award from Santa Clara University’s Alumni Association. It is given for exceptional service to humanity. Gina Policastri is a certified family law specialist and a senior associate at Lonich & Patton in San Jose, where she has worked since 2003. Christina and Michael Vigilia announce the birth of a daughter, Jamie

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Frances, on Aug. 4, 2010. They live in Fresno. Cyril Vidergar writes a column called “Pondering the Pint” for the Longmont TimesCall newspaper in Colorado. The column addresses beer, brewing culture, tradition, and alcohol law.

04 Christine Peek was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 Edition as a rising star. She practices general civil litigation with a focus on constitutional law and lawsuits against governmental entities. 05 Kevin Allen is an asso-

ciate with Minami Tamaki in San Francisco. He is a civil litigator, with an emphasis on employment law, wage and hours issues, and class action litigation. He volunteers as a supervising attorney at the San Francisco Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Clinic. Monica Burneikis does civil litigation for Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel in San Jose. She primarily handles catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases for plaintiffs. Kevin Grange telecommutes to a job with the Silicon Valley law firm of Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, from a home office near Salt Lake City, Utah. James Huie is an associate in the life sciences practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, where he focuses on corporate and securities law. Michael MacDonald B.S. ’02 and his wife Stephanie (Deddens) B.A. ’01 announce the birth of their first child, Luke Michael, on April 19, 2010. Michael is a real estate attorney in Palo Alto, and

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the family lives in San Jose. Paul McLean is an associate at DLA Piper in East Palo Alto. Elizabeth Pianca is a deputy county counsel for Santa Clara County. Michael Renzi is vice president of West Valley College. David Thompson is an associate with Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson in Portland, Ore., where he focuses on labor and employment law. His volunteer work includes serving on the Black Parent Initiative Fundraising Committee, the Portland Higher Education Task Force, the advisory board of Friends of the Children, and chair of the Connector Project. He was named an Up and Coming Lawyer 2010 by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

06 Devin Brown and his

wife, Melissa ’07, welcomed a daughter, Olivia Louise, on June 17. Elia DeLuca B.S. ’02 married James Robinson ’05 on June 26, 2010, at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Sun Valley, Idaho. She is an associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton in San Francisco, and previously was at Littler Mendelson. In 2009, she was a law clerk in the office of the prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. James is a partner at Shopoff & Cavallo in San Francisco. Michael “Mica” Estremera B.S. ’02 married Jennifer Prieb ’07 at the Mission Church on Sept. 4, 2010. Mica is an attorney at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office, and Jennifer is a litigation associate at Downey & Whitney in Palo Alto. Justin Miyai practices

labor and employment law with Mastagni, Holstedt in Sacramento.

07 John Bianchi married

Julie Gabelein B.A. ’07 on July 24, 2010, in Whidbey Island, Wash. Presiding was Chris Boscia ’08. Guests included Kristin Boscia ’08, Kevin Metti, and Asheesh Mohindru. Michael Bonetto is a family law associate with Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel. Previously he was an associate with Whiting, Fallon, Ross and Abel in Walnut Creek. Laurel Sevier is co-chair of the Women Lawyers Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

08 Kristin (Love) Boscia

and Chris Boscia announce the birth of their first child, Katherine Love Boscia, on June 23. The family lives in Santa Clara. Melissa (Meek) Corica B.S. ’04 and her husband, Craig B.S.C. ’04, welcomed their first child, a son, Logan Michael, born on April 17. The family lives in Alameda. Jessica Elgort is an associate in the health care section of Hanson Bridgett in San Francisco.

09 Molly Healy is an

associate at Murchison & Cumming in Los Angeles, where she works in the firm’s insurance law practice group. Alison Kwan works for Bradshaw and Associates law firm. Leslie Maglione married James Jensen on Oct. 9, 2010. Guests included Crystal Riggins¸ Danielle Colombo ’08, Bridget Colbert, Eddie Colbert, Toni LaRosa, Stephanie Rocha, Tim McInerny ’96,

Jarisse Moore ’09, Daisy Nishigaya ’96 and the Hon. Dan Nishigaya ’95. Lindsey Scott-Florez B.A. ’04 married Jason Tola B.S.C. ’04 on Oct. 2, 2010, in Palo Alto. Guests included Naomi Pease ’08 and Jason Stimac ’09. The couple lives in San Francisco.

10 Derek Chien MBA is an

associate with Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, where he works with the firm’s intellectual property and corporate practice teams. Oz Levia is vice president of marketing and business development and corporate counsel for Jasper Design Automation, which provides verification solutions based on formal technology. Previously, he was vice president of marketing and business development at SpringSoft. Ashley (Hansson) Meyers is an associate with Sackett and Herrera, a law firm in San Jose. Luke Steidlmayer is an associate attorney for Downey Brand in Sacramento in the litigation division. Linda Wuestehube won the Jan Jancin Award for top intellectual property law student in the nation.

In Memoriam 55 Edward Joseph Farrell B.S. ’50, Jan. 18, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired as senior partner of the Sacramento law firm of Farrell, Fraulob, and Brown in 2001. His survivors include four children and two grandchildren. 58 Delbert Nelson

Dilbeck, Jan. 16, 2011. Born in Stockton, the Navy veteran practiced law, then spent two decades with the FBI.

59 Harold “Ty” Tyvoll, July 7, 2011. He was a retired San Diego attorney.

68 Gerald Lee Walker

B.A. ’68, June 28, 2010. As a trial lawyer, he focused on personal injury and wrongful death cases. He later switched to corporate law,

and was the general counsel for Tescon America. He is survived by a son and two sisters.

72 Jerome A. Lackner,

July 9, 2010. He was a physician and social activist who served as state health director during the first term of Gov. Jerry Brown. He specialized in treating hardcore substance abusers, and treated indigent and underserved people for free. He was the personal physician to farm labor leader Cesar Chavez, and medical director for Dr. Martin Luther King’s pivotal civil rights march in Alabama in 1965. He lectured in law and medicine at Santa Clara from 1973 to 1985, and was associate clinical professor at the U.C. Davis School of Medicine from 1979 to 1989. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca.

73 Herbert Lee Keaton,

Aug. 6, 2010. He was born in Ozark, Ark., and passed away in Roseville, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Ann, and two children.

74 Steven Malamuth, Nov. 24, 2010, at the age of 66.

75 Robert J. Sanchez,

June 10, 2010. He was one of the first Latino students recruited to the Law School. He was a founder of La Casa Legal, a firm that served the legal needs of many in San Jose. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and three sons.

77 Steve Wright, Dec.

30, 2010. He received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Santa Cruz, and lived in Santa Cruz for many years. He was a longtime criminal defense attorney, starting his career at the Santa Cruz

In Memoriam | Constance “Connie” Ridder ’85 Constance “Connie” Ridder ’85, Aug. 5, 2011. A graduate of West Valley College and Stanford University, Ridder was the wife of P. Anthony Ridder, former chairman and CEO of the Knight Ridder newspaper chain. A mother of four children, she was determined to balance her responsibilities as a wife and mother while attending law school, son Par Ridder told the San Jose Mercury News, even if it meant sitting in the bleachers during her son’s football practices reading law books. She worked as a corporate attorney and trusts and estates attorney in Miami, and then became a partner in the Miami office of Holland & Knight, one of the country’s largest law firms. Ridder enjoyed competitive sports, including skiing, tennis, and golf, and was Central U.S. ski champion in 1957. When she and her husband returned to the Bay Area in 1998, she became involved in civic activities, serving as first female president of the governing board at the Filoli Center in Woodside, a trustee of the Carmel chapter of the Garden Club of America, and the longtime head of the Ladies Golf Committee at the Cypress Point Club. She was a member of Santa Clara Law’s Board of Visitors. She is survived by her husband, four children, including daughter Susie Ridder Cobb ’93, and twelve grandchildren.

County Public Defenders, Office, and later going into private practice. Survivors include his wife, Rita, two daughters, and two sons.

78 Salvatore “Sal”

Sunseri, Oct. 2, 2010. He attended Bellarmine High School and Santa Clara University, where he received a B.S. in 1975. He was a trial attorney, and a passionate baseball and soccer coach. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, a son and a daughter, and his brother, Jim ’74.

79 Ronald Gomes, April

13, 2011. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had an MBA and a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University. He was an Internet administrator at Nellis Air Force Base. He is survived by his mother and three brothers.

00 Russell Wentworth,

July 20, 2011. He was a graduate of Brigham Young University. He worked as a police officer and firefighter for the city of Sunnyvale for six years. For the past four years, he was a deputy district attorney for Adams County, Colorado. He was an experienced appellate advocate before the Colorado Supreme Court. Survivors include his parents, three siblings, his wife, Carissa, and three children.

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Bringing Clarence Darrow to Santa Clara Law By Gerald F. Uelmen, Professor, Santa Clara Law


half century ago, as a high school student, I was inspired to pursue a career as a lawyer by reading a biography of Clarence Darrow and a compilation of his closing arguments in a number of his famous trials. I have since encountered many other lawyers (including Michael Tigar) who attribute their legal careers to the same inspiration. Today, I’m surprised at how many of our students have never even heard of Darrow. When I question them about this, I frequently discover that Darrow and the galaxy of other great lawyers in our history are rarely mentioned in any of our classes. I sought to remedy this in my Advanced Criminal Procedure class by treating my students to video portrayals of Darrow by Henry Fonda, Spencer Tracy, and Orson Welles. Professor Alan Scheflin also exposes students to great lawyering in his course in Forensic Persuasion. Several years ago, we declared a “Clarence Darrow Day” at the law school, presenting a one-person play, and bringing to campus Professor Bud Ogren (now deceased), who described an inspiring encounter with Darrow, and Professor Yale Kamisar, the Clarence Darrow Professor at the University of Michigan, where Darrow attended law school. Like all heroes, however, Darrow had some flaws in his character. A century ago, lawyers defending labor unions faced a barrage of spies, informers, and unscrupulous detectives on the other side. Darrow apparently believed in fighting fire with fire, and in 1911 he was charged with jury 36 santa clara law | winter 2012

bribery in Los Angeles while defending the McNamara brothers, accused of bombing the L.A. Times and killing 21 workers. Although he was acquitted in one trial, and a second trial ended in a mistrial when the jury could not agree, historians have fiercely debated his guilt or innocence ever since. Darrow fully redeemed himself in the great legal battles he fought long after the Los Angeles trials. His arguments for the freedom of scientific inquiry in the Scopes Trial, against the death penalty in the Loeb and Leopold case, and for racial equality in the Ossian Sweet case stand as inspiring examples of advocacy at its best.

When Dean Don Polden asked me to put together a program for the celebration of our Centennial, it did not take me long to realize this was a golden opportunity to bring Darrow to life again by reenacting his trial for jury bribery in 1911–12. Giving our students and alumni the opportunity to observe a famous trial that was occurring during our first year of existence as a law school seemed a fitting way to celebrate our beginnings. The first person I called was Michael Tigar, whom I admire as the person most like Clarence Darrow now on our planet, and he eagerly agreed to portray the lawyer defending Clarence Darrow. Then I called the lawyer I

I was inspired to pursue a career as a lawyer by reading a biography of Clarence Darrow and a compilation of his closing arguments in a number of his famous trials. I have since encountered many other lawyers…who attribute their legal careers to the same inspiration. Today… I frequently discover that Darrow and the galaxy of other great lawyers in our history are rarely mentioned in any of our classes. admire as the most ethical prosecutor of our times, Judge Steven Trott of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The faceoff of these two great lawyers, presided over by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and graced by the presence of Judge Charles Breyer portraying Darrow, with Dean Polden and Professor Bob Peterson portraying the prosecution witnesses, was electrifying. Fortunately, we recorded it all on video tape, so those of you who missed the presentation can still enjoy it. We also recorded the deliberations of our

jury of twelve Santa Clara students and graduates of our Centennial class. They were divided nine to three for acquittal. So the jury is still hung. But I’m not. I still proudly display Darrow’s portrait in my office, beside the portrait of another hero of mine, William Jennings Bryan. What pleased me most, however, is the fact that the experience of preparing and presenting Darrow’s defense inspired Michael Tigar to undertake, as his next book, the case for Darrow’s innocence.

Left, Juror George Lockwood was portrayed by Santa Clara Law Professor Robert Peterson. Above, a group of current Santa Clara Law students and recent alumni performed as jurors in the Trial of Our Century. Photos used with permission of San Jose Mercury news. Copyright© 2011. All rights reserved.

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