UCLA School of Law Celebrates 2013 Alumni of the Year Honorees

​Lauri Gavel
Executive Director of Communications
UCLA School of Law
(310) 206-2611

Los Angeles, May 22, 2013--UCLA School of Law is proud to announce the recipients of its 2013 Alumni of the Year Awards. Stephen D. Greenberg ’77 is the honoree for Professional Achievement, and Alicia Miñana de Lovelace ’87 is the honoree for Public and Community Service. The awards will be presented at the annual Alumni of the Year Luncheon, which kicks off the school’s reunion events, on Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

“The achievements of our alumni bring immeasurable honor to the school and give our students benchmarks for their own careers,” Rachel F. Moran, dean of UCLA School of Law and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, said. “It is a privilege to pay tribute to Steve and Alicia, two of our most accomplished alumni, who have used their law degrees to benefit our profession and our community. We are very proud of their commitment to excellence. They truly embody the spirit of our school.”

About Stephen D. Greenberg
Steve Greenberg is a managing director at Allen & Company, where he focuses on the sports and media industries. He has represented numerous owners in the purchase and sale of major league sports teams, including the Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards. 

Steve has advised professional teams, leagues and college conferences on matters relating to television and other media rights. He was involved with the formation of the New York Mets' regional sports network and Mets’ Citi Field naming rights deal; the White Sox, Cubs, Bulls and Black Hawks in the formation of a regional network; the Big Ten Conference on the creation of a Big Ten Cable Network; and Major League Baseball on a variety of matters, including the formation of the MLB Network.   

Prior to joining Allen & Company, he was the co-founder and chairman of Fusient Media Ventures, and he co-founded Classic Sports Network and CSTV: College Sports Television. He previously served as the deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of Major League Baseball. Prior to his work for Major League Baseball, he practiced at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and served as the firm’s managing partner.

The son of baseball legend and Hall-of-Famer Hank Greenberg, Steve played first base and was captain of the baseball team during his undergraduate years at Yale University.  He was drafted by the Washington Senators and spent five years playing for minor league affiliates of the Senators (who later became the Texas Rangers). 

Steve serves on the board of directors of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

About Alicia Miñana de Lovelace
Alicia Miñana de Lovelace ’87 is a member of the UCLA Board of Governors, the advisory board of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and the advisory board of UCLA School of Law.  In addition, she serves on the board of trustees of Antioch University Los Angeles. She is president of the UCLA School of Law’s La Raza Law Alumni Association and is in charge of fundraising and selecting the recipients of the Cesar Chavez Summer Law Fellowship. Alicia received La Raza’s Alumni Award in 2004.  Recently, she was appointed to the Capital Leadership Committee for Princeton University.  She is also a member of Pacific Council on International Policy and a global partner of the Institute of New Economic Thinking.

Alicia is the founding chair of the board of directors for the Learning Rights Law Center, a nonprofit founded entirely by UCLA Law graduates.  She is a former president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of California and a member of the Cuban American Bar Association of Los Angeles.  In 2002, she was named to the advisory board of the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration, Los Angeles Office.

Alicia has spent 25 years as a practicing attorney. She has worked with the National Labor Relations Board and with national law firms, as well as in firms located in Singapore and Puerto Rico. She has lectured in export seminars sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and in corporate formation seminars sponsored by La Opinión and the Los Angeles Times.

She is a founding family trustee member of Vistamar School, and she chairs the school’s Diversity and Access Committee.

About the UCLA School of Law Alumni of the Year Awards
Established in 1962, the Alumni of the Year Awards honor the extraordinary achievements of UCLA Law alumni. The award for Professional Achievement recognizes distinguished career accomplishments and contributions made to the profession. Recent past recipients include Melanie Cook ’78, David Steiner ’86, John Branca ’75 and Nancy Abell ’79. The award for Public and Community Service recognizes leadership, philanthropy and a commitment to public service. Recent past recipients include Ronald L. Brown ’79, the Honorable Sandra Segal Ikuta ’88, David Fleming ’59 and Lowell Milken ’73.

About UCLA School of Law
Founded in 1949, UCLA School of Law is the youngest major law school in the nation and has established a tradition of innovation in its approach to teaching, research and scholarship. With approximately 100 faculty and 970 students, the school pioneered clinical teaching, is a leader in interdisciplinary research and training and is at the forefront of efforts to link research to meaningful change in society and the legal profession. For more information, please visit www.law.ucla.edu.