Class Notes

UCLA School of Law alumni are doing great things in widely varied fields, demonstrating each day the wealth of opportunities afforded by a prestigious law degree. They are starting up entrepreneurial ventures, prosecuting and defending clientele in an astonishing variety of fields, working as judges and public servants, and serving our country. Catch up with your classmates here to find out their latest news, or submit your class notes! Please let us know if you would like to include news or a photo in current edition of the online and print versions of UCLA Law Class Notes at

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Class Notes - 1960s
  • Henry Waxman ’64 retired in January from Congress, following a three-term, 40-year tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives working on health care and climate change legislation, among other issues. He chaired the Health and Environment Subcommittee for 16 years and strengthened the Clean Air Act through a series of amendments in the 1980s and 1990s. He was a “crusader against tobacco,” according to former Congressman Howard Berman ’65, with whom Waxman worked in Westwood Young Democrats (today’s Bruin Democrats student group). Waxman was also a driving force behind the Affordable Care Act, helping push it through the House by gathering Democratic and Republican support for the bill. In an interview in January with the Daily Bruin, Waxman spoke about his decision to retire, saying “I thought that 40 years was long enough, and it was time for someone new.”
  • A. Barry Cappello ’65 of Cappello & Noel LLP in Santa Barbara was named among the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
  • Ken Ziffren ’65 , a partner at Ziffren, Brittenham LLP and an adjunct professor at UCLA Law, was named by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California’s Top Entertainment Lawyers and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California.
  • The Honorable Frances Rothschild ’66 was recently elevated by Governor Jerry Brown to a presiding justice position on the Second District Court of Appeal.
  • Ed Weissman ’66 was appointed by President Obama as United States Commissioner of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. Weissman is a retired director of several fishing enterprises, including Jorge Fishing, Inc. in Panama and PS Fishing Company, Inc. in San Diego. He began his career as an attorney in private practice.
  • The Honorable David Brickner [Ret.] ’68 was profiled in the Los Angeles Daily Journal for his work as a mediator with JAMS, where he is known for his relentless attempts to push cases to resolution. His colleagues have said that his ability to relate to clients can help settle even the most contentious and complex cases. He specializes in employment, insurance, personal injury, other torts and real estate cases.
  • The Honorable Elwood Lui [Ret.] ’69 was named among the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Lui, of counsel at Jones Day in Los Angeles, is a former associate justice of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 3 and served as an associate justice, pro tempore of the California Supreme Court.