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 alum@law.ucla.edu.


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Class Notes - 1990s
  • Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero ’90 was elected to the Women Lawyers of Alameda County Board of Directors. Aguilar-Guerrero is a practice group leader for Meyers Nave and is in charge of the Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation Practice Group.
  • Philip Cook ’90 has opened The Cook Law Firm, a downtown Los Angeles litigation boutique. The new firm opening was featured in a February 3, 2015 Los Angeles Daily Journal article.
  • Terry Garnett ’90 has joined the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb LLP as a partner. He was previously with Goodwin Procter LLP.
  • Robert Fabela ’90 was appointed as the general counsel of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.
  • Patricia C. Perez ’92 has joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC from Puente Consulting APC. She is a shareholder in the firm’s San Diego office.
  • David C. Eisman ’93 , a partner in the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, was named by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California’s Top Entertainment Lawyers. Eisman led the firm’s team advising global talent and literary agency United Talent Agency as it entered into a joint venture with DJE Holdings.
  • Brian Jones ’93 married Samara Yudof in December. Jones is a senior vice president of Strayer Education Inc., overseeing the company’s external affairs and government relations. From 2001 to 2005, he was general counsel of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Liane Randolph ’93 was appointed by Governor Brown as commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission. Randolph has served in several positions in the California Natural Resources Agency since 2011, including deputy secretary and general counsel.
  • Oswald Cousins ’94 is a new partner at Nixon Peabody. He joined the firm’s Labor & Employment practice in San Francisco from Littler Mendelson. Cousins focuses his practice in the areas of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, disability accommodation, trade secrets and contract disputes.
  • Patrick Gibbs ’94 was named among the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins LLP.
  • Hernán Vera ’94 is joining Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow PC in Los Angeles as a litigation partner. He joins the firm from Public Counsel, where he served as president and chief executive officer. He spent 13 years at Public Counsel and 6 years at the helm, where he helped the organization more than double in size, increased its presence in Sacramento, launched a national project to represent veterans and opened offices in the Bay Area and New York. Vera will focus his practice at Bird Marella on complex civil litigation and class action defense.
  • Gregory K. Jones ’95 has joined Dykema Gossett PLLC as senior counsel in Los Angeles. He was previously with Stutman, Treister & Glatt PC.
  • Barbara Krieg ’95 , who has been director of human resources for the state of Hawaii for the past three years, has been approved by the board of education to run the state Department of Education’s office of human resources as an assistant superintendent. She was previously an employment and labor attorney with Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing.
  • Sara A. Mann ’95 has joined Hinman & Carmichael LLP as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office.
  • Matthew Erramouspe ’96 , a partner in the Century City office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, was included in Variety’s Dealmaker’s Impact Report for 2014
  • Andrei Iancu ’96 , managing partner of Irell & Manella LLP, was named among the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
  • Jennifer Lloyd Kelly ’97 was named by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California’s Top Entertainment Lawyers. She practices in the San Francisco office of Fenwick & West LLP.
  • Brelle Rohwer ’97 is now vice president of client services at UpShot LLC, a leading claims and noticing firm serving companies undergoing corporate bankruptcy. She will oversee and manage the needs of UpShot’s clients and contribute to the company’s business development initiatives. Prior to joining UpShot, she spent more than 17 years as a corporate bankruptcy attorney.
  • Cheryl Snow ’97 , a partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, was included in Variety’s Dealmaker’s Impact Report for 2014.
  • The Honorable Teresa Magno ’97 has been sworn in as a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. She was previously in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
  • Lillian Vega Jacobs ’97 has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court by Governor Brown. Vega Jacobs has been a senior partner at Jacobs and Vega since 2005 and an attorney in the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program since 2006.
  • Pauline Maxwell ’98 was appointed to a judgeship in the Santa Barbara County Superior Court by Governor Brown. Maxwell has served as a commissioner at the Santa Barbara County Superior Court since 2010, where she was a staff research attorney from 2006 to 2010.
  • The Honorable Rupa Goswami ’98 was profiled in the Los Angeles Daily Journal as the state’s first South Asian female jurist. She was appointed by Governor Brown to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2013.
  • Paul Swanson ’99 has joined Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles as counsel. He was previously with Liner LLP.