UCLA Law Women LEAD was founded to spread best practices and partner with women of UCLA Law, from first-year law students to professionals at the most senior levels.
Nancy L. Abell '79 J.D.*
Partner, Paul Hastings
Michelle Banks '85 B.A., '88 J.D.*
Senior Advisor, BarkerGilmore LLC
Current Board Members
Adwoa Ankoma ’20 LL.M
Legal and Policy Consultant
Ashley Artmann '17 J.D.
Associate, Hueston Hennigan
Kris Cheh Beck '99 J.D.
Chief Legal Officer, CREXi
Beth Berke ’79 J.D.
Management Consulting and Adjunct Professor of Law and Business
Elaine Chang ’13 J.D.
Employment and Litigation Counsel, National Veterinary Associates
Erinn Contreras '06 J.D.
Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Anya Goldstein '12 J.D.*
Founding Partner, Summa LLP
Tanya Greene '09 J.D.
Partner, Mcguire Woods
Margarita Paláu Hernández '85 J.D.*
Principal, Hernández Ventures, and United States Representative to the United Nations General Assembly 73rd Session with the rank of Ambassador
Cara Horowitz '01 J.D.
Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Co-Director, UCLA Environmental Law Clinic
Sonia Jain '09 J.D.
Corporate Counsel, Google
Bety Javidzad '05 J.D.
Roberta Kass ’79 J.D.
Senior Legal Recruiter, Seltzer Fontaine
Amy Keroes '93 J.D.
General Counsel, Serena & Lily
Jessica Kornberg '07 J.D.*
President and CEO, Skirball Cultural Center
Margaret Levy '75 J.D.*
Mediator, ADR Services, Inc.
Cheryl Lott '04 J.D.*
Shareholder, Buchalter Nemer
Heather Morgan '94 J.D.*
Partner, Grube Brown & Geidt LLP
Marcy Morris '81 J.D.*
Partner, Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein
Tritia Murata '01 B.S., '04 J.D.
Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Kavita Jain Patel '96 J.D.*
KJP Law Group
Heather Richardson '06 J.D., '06 MPH*
Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Mary Rodriguez '88 J.D.
General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs, Interpol
Morvareed Salehpour ’10. J.D.
Managing Partner, Salehpour Legal Consulting
Evelyn Shimazaki '84 J.D.*
Associate General Counsel, Velodyne Lidar, Inc.
Sandra Stern '79 J.D.*
President, Lionsgate Television Group
Emily Gould Sullivan '95 J.D.
Vice President, Employment Law, Ross Stores Inc.
Boryana Zamanoff '04 J.D.
Senior Wealth Strategist and Fiduciary Officer, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Founding Board Members
Valerie B. Ackerman '85 J.D.
Commissioner, Big East Conference
Barbara Boyle '60 J.D.
Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Activities and Special Initiatives, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Melanie Cook '74 B.A., '78 J.D.
Partner, Ziffren Brittenham
Janet Dhillon '91 J.D.
Commissioner for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Emily Given '15 J.D.
Honors Attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
Dean, UCLA School of Law, 2010-15
Harriet Pearson '90 J.D.
Partner, Hogan Lovells
Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw '76 B.A., '79 J.D.
Federal Appeals Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Debra Alligood White '93 J.D.
Deputy Secretary, Civil Rights and Workforce, New York State Executive Chamber
*Founding Board Member