Officers

Chair

Hon. Barry Russell
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District

President

Marvin E. Garrett, Esq.

Treasurer

Michael J. Wallace
TM Financial Forensics, LLC

Vice Chair

Hon. Paul J. Watford
U.S. Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit

Vice-President

Craig J. de Recat, Esq.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Secretary

Kalpana Srinivasan, Esq.
Susman Godfrey LLP

Directors

John H. Brinsley, Esq.
Member of the Executive Committee
Paul Hastings (Ret.)

Raymond R. Kepner, Esq.
At-Large Member of Executive Committee
Kepner Mediation LLC

Ellyn McCoy
At-Large Member of Executive Committee
Jet Propulsion Laboratories

Tanya M. Acker, Esq
Attorney and Co-Host, “Hot Bench”

Amira Al-Sarraf
Head of School, New Horizons

James R. Asperger, Esq.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Donald P. Baker, Esq.*

Hon. Kevin Brazile
Presiding Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court

Erwin Chemerinsky, Esq.
Dean, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Walter Cochran-Bond, Esq.*

Max Factor III, Esq.
Factor Mediation & Arbitration Services, Inc.

Hon. Raymond C. Fisher **
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Victor George, Esq.
Law Office of Victor George

Gordon A. Goldsmith Esq.
Associate General Counsel
The Walt Disney Company

Jose A. Gomez, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
California State University, Los Angeles

Hon. Terry J. Hatter, Jr. **
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Charles C. Lifland, Esq. *
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Kevin McDonnell
Chief Financial Officer, JAMS

Diane L. Mc Gimsey, Esq.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Hon. Carlos Moreno
California Supreme Court (Ret.)

Emily L. Murray, Esq.
Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble, Mallory & Natsis, LLP

Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson
Founder and Chair Emerita
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Hon. Fernando M. Olguin
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Hon. Richard Paez **
U.S. Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit

Diane Paul, Esq. *

Glenn D. Pomerantz, Esq.*
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Terrence Roberts, Ph.D.
Principal, Terrence Roberts Consulting

Thomas A. Saenz, Esq.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

David J. Schindler, Esq.
Latham & Watkins LLP

Roman M. Silberfeld, Esq.
Robins Kaplan LLP

Hon. Dorothy L. Shubin **
Superior Court of Los Angeles County

Amy Fisch Solomon, Esq.
Judicate West

Mary-Christine Sungaila, Esq.
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Lois D. Thompson, Esq.
Proskauer Rose LLP

William E. Thomson, Esq.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Clarissa C. Weirick, Esq.

Cathy Winter-Palmer
Principal, CWP and Associates

Jeffrey A. Wortman, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Kerry Garvis Wright, Esq.
Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP

General Counsel

Allen P. Smith, Esq.
Hahn & Hahn, LLP

Advisory Board

Brad D. Brian, Esq.

Bert H. Deixler, Esq.

Hon. Alfred T. Goodwin

Dawn Haghighi, Esq.

Hon. Procter Hug, Jr. (Ret.)

Dean J. Kitchens, Esq.*

Joseph D. Mandel, Esq.*

R. Chandler Myers, Esq.*

Sarah Smith Orr

Roger Patterson, Esq.

Chris Poole

Marjorie Randolph, Esq.

Robert A. Sacks, Esq.*

Lois J. Scali, Esq.

Diane Scott

Michael L. Shannon, Esq.

Hon. Veronica Simmons McBeth (Ret.)

Hon. Milan D. Smith, Jr.

Lucinda Starrett, Esq.

Thomas Walper, Esq.

Robert S. Warren, Esq.*

Marjorie K. Wyatt


*Past President **Past Chair