Berkeley Law Alumni Association


The mission of the Berkeley Law Alumni Association is to strengthen the relationships among alumni, faculty and students and to promote the advancement of the law school. All graduates of Berkeley Law automatically qualify for membership in the Berkeley Law Alumni Association (BLAA).

The association is governed by the Berkeley Law Association Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of alumni directors, a faculty representative and a student representative. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the BLAA Board, please contact

2022/2023 Berkeley Law Alumni Association Board

Grid of faces

Photos left to right:

  • Top Row, left to right: Carly Alameda ’06, Hon. Charles Breyer ‘66 , Michael Charlson, ’85, Paul Clark ’80, Jami Floyd ’89, Terry Friedman ’76, Ricardo García ’95, Joanna Goldenstein ’97
  • 2nd Row, left to right: Lillian Hardy ’06, Jeffrey Harleston ’88, Noah Ickowitz ‘17, Yury Kapgan ’01, Erika Kelton ’87, Kenton King ‘87, David Larwood ’86, Monique Liburd ’08,
  • 3rd Row, left to right: Jose Luis Lopez, ’09,, Tam Ma ’11, Heather Mewes ’99, Nicole Ozer ’03, Spencer Pahlke ’07, Jay Purcell ’11, Smita Rajmohan ’14, Irma Rodriguez Moisa ’92

Executive Committee

Cara Sandberg ’12

Past President
Carly O’Halloran Alameda ’06

Co-Vice Presidents
Joanna Goldenstein ’97
Yury Kapgan ’01

Jay L. Purcell ’11

Fundraising Committee Chair
Michael Charlson ’85

Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs
Terry Friedman ’76
Smita Rajmohan ’14

Outreach/Admitted Student Recruitment Committee Co-Chairs
Cara Sandberg ’12

Jay L. Purcell ’11

Regional Chapter Chair
Yury Kapgan ’01


  1. Carly Alameda ’06, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel, San Francisco, CA
  2. Hon. Charles Breyer ‘66, Senior Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco, CA
  3. Michael Charlson, ’85, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP, San Francisco, CA
  4. Paul Clark ’80, Senior Counsel, Seward & Kissel, Washington, D.C
  5. Jami Floyd ’89, Jami Floyd Media LLC, New York, NY
  6. Terry Friedman ’76, Retired Judge, JAMS-Endispute, Santa Monica, CA
  7. Ricardo García ’95, Public Defender, Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office, Los Angeles, CA
  8. Joanna Goldenstein ’97, Associate General Counsel, KPMG LLP, New York, NY
  9. Lillian Hardy ’06, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.
  10. Jeffrey Harleston ’88, Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music Group, Santa Monica, CA
  11. Noah Ickowitz ‘17, Litigation Associate, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  12. Yury Kapgan ’01, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  13. Erika Kelton ’87, Partner, Phillips & Cohen, LLP, Washington, D.C.
  14. Kenton King ‘87, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Palo Alto, CA
  15. David Larwood ’86, CEO/President/Founder, Valley Fever Solutions, Tucson, AZ
  16. Monique Liburd ’08, Trademark Counsel, Google LLC, San Francisco, CA
  17. Jose Luis Lopez, ’09, General Counsel, Zeplin, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  18. Tam Ma ’11, Deputy Legislative Secretary, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Sacramento, CA
  19. Heather Mewes ’99, Director – IP Transactions, Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA
  20. Nicole Ozer ’03, Technology & Civil Liberties Director, American Civil Liberties Union, San Francisco, CA
  21. Spencer Pahlke ’07, Shareholder, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, San Francisco, CA
  22. Jay Purcell ’11, Corporate Attorney, Emerge Law Group, Irvine, CA
  23. Smita Rajmohan ’14, Senior Product Counsel, Autodesk, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  24. Irma Rodriguez Moisa ’92, Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Cerritos, CA
  25. Jennifer Romano ’97, Partner, Crowell & Moring, Los Angeles, CA
  26. Cara Sandberg ’12, Of Counsel, Conrad | Metlitzky | Kane, San Francisco, CA
  27. Armilla Staley-Ngomo ’08, Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., San Diego, CA
  28. Quyen Ta ’03, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, San Francisco, CA
  29. David Zapolsky ’88, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,, Inc., Seattle, WA

Faculty Representative
Jonathan Simon, Lance Robbins Professor of Criminal Justice Law, Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Law and Society, J.D., Berkeley Law, ’87, Ph.D., Berkeley Law, ’90