2006 Archive

Nan Joesten '97 Becomes BHAA President-Elect

Nan Joesten '97, an intellectual property litigator with a background as an engineer and brand manager, is the president-elect of the Boalt Hall Alumni Association (BHAA) Board of Directors. A current board member, Joesten will assume her new post on July 1, 2007, succeeding Adam Sachs '86.

Joesten is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology Group at Farella Braun + Martel in San Francisco. A dedicated and enthusiastic supporter of her alma mater, Joesten joined the BHAA board in 2005. She also chairs the law school's highly successful Partners in Leadership program. Launched in 2003, that initiative has encouraged hundreds of graduates to network with fellow Boalt alumni at their places of work and make an annual gift to the law school.

"I'm delighted to contribute to Boalt as the incoming alumni association president, particularly at such an exciting time in our school's history," Joesten said. "Chris Edley is charting a terrific course that will take Boalt's excellence to new heights. I look forward to building ties with Boalt alumni so we can support his work. I can't wait to start the journey."

Joesten holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado. Before law school, she worked at Procter & Gamble as a manufacturing engineer and an advertising brand manager. At Boalt, she was editor of the California Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif.