Berkeley Law Alumni Association

The mission of the BLAA is to strengthen the relationships among alumni, faculty and students and to promote the advancement of the the law school. All graduates of Berkeley Law school 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 


2020/2021 Berkeley Law Alumni Association Board

Executive Committee

Carly O’Halloran Alameda ’06

Past President
Karen Boyd ’96

Co-Vice Presidents
Joanna Goldentstein ’97
Cara Sandberg ’12

Jay L. Purcell ’11

Fundraising Committee Chair
Michael Charlson ’85

Outreach/Admitted Student Recruitment Committee Chair
Jay L. Purcell ’11

Mentorship Committee Chair
Smita Rajmohan ’14



  • Carly Alameda ’06, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel, San Francisco, CA
  • Karen Boyd, ’96, Founding Partner, Turner Boyd, Redwood City, CA
  • Michael Charlson, ’85, Partner, Vinson & Elkins, San Francisco, CA
  • Paul Clark ’80, Managing Partner, Seward & Kissel, Washington, D.C
  • Jami Floyd ’89, Senior Editor, Race & Justice, New York Public Radio, New York, NY
  • Terry Friedman ’76, Retired Judge, JAMS-Endispute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ricardo García ’95, Public Defender, Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office, Los Angeles, CA
  • Joanna Goldenstein ’97, Associate General Counsel, KPMG LLP, New York, NY
  • Lillian Hardy ’06, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.
  • Jeffrey Harleston ’88, Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music Group, Los Angeles, CA
  • Yury Kapgan ’01, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Los Angeles, CA
  • Erika Kelton ’87, Partner, Phillips & Cohen, LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • John Kuo ’88, EVP and General Counsel, Charles River Laboratories, Boston, MA
  • David Larwood ’86, CEO/President/Founder, Valley Fever Solutions
  • Monique Liburd ’08, Trademark Counsel, Intellectual Property Law, Google, San Francisco, CA
  • Jose Luis Lopez, ’09, Senior Corporate Counsel, Samsung NEXT, Mountain View, CA
  • Tam Ma ’11, Deputy Legislative Secretary, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Sacramento, CA
  • Heather Mewes ’99, Senior Manager – Product Law, Apple, Cupertino, CA
  • Nicole Ozer ’03, Technology & Civil Liberties Director, American Civil Liberties Union, San Francisco, CA
  • Spencer Pahlke ’07, Shareholder, Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger, San Francisco, CA
  • Jay Purcell ’11, Senior Associate, Clark Howell LLP, Santa Monica, CA
  • Smita Rajmohan ’14, Product Counsel, Apple, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Jennifer Romano ’97, Partner, Crowell & Moring, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cara Sandberg ’12, Chambers Attorney to the Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, California Supreme Court, San Francisco, CA
  • Quyen Ta ’03, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Kim Thompson ’90, Global Advisory Risk and Quality Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, San Francisco, CA
  • Karin Wang ’95, Executive Director, Epstein Program, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • David Zapolsky ’88, SVP, General Counsel & Secretary, Amazon, Seattle, WA

Faculty Representative
Jonathan Simon, Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Society, J.D., Berkeley Law, ’87, Ph.D., Berkeley Law, ’90

Student Representative
Naomi Spoelman ’22