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
  • Josh Rosenfeld ’90 was appointed Vice President, Legal Services and lead of QuisLex’s new San Francisco Office. Before joining QuisLex, Rosenfeld spent 15 years at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
  • Robert Scott Silver ’91 has joined as partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP in Los Angeles from Nemecek & Cole in Sherman Oaks.
  • M.C. Sungaila ’91 of Haynes & Boone LLP in Costa Mesa was named one of the Top Women Lawyers of 2016.
  • Davis Adam Swartz ’91 joined as partner at Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP in Santa Monica. He was previously at Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP.
  • Laurie Hepler ’92 joined Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP to lead its new office in San Francisco. Hepler was formerly the chair of Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP’s appellate group.
  • Laurie Yoo ’92 Laurie Yoo has been reappointed to the California Commission on Disability Access where she has served since 2014. Yoo has been associate general counsel at Westfield LLC since 2007.
  • 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.
  • Aide Ontiveros ’93 is a new partner at Adams Stirling, PLC. Ontiveros oversees the firms litigation department across all offices in California.
  • 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.