Berkeley Law Alumni Association

Mission

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 edineen@law.berkeley.edu

2021/2022 Berkeley Law Alumni Association Board

Photos left to right:
Top Row: Carly (O’Halloran) Alameda ’06, Karen Boyd ’96, Michael L. Charlson ’85, Paul Clark ’80, Jami Floyd ’95, Hon. Terry Friedman (Ret.)’76, Ricardo García ’95, Joanna Goldenstein ’97
2nd Row: Lillian Hardy ’06, Jeffrey Harleston ’88, Yury Kapgan ’01, Erika Kelton ’87, John Kuo ’88, David Larwood ’86, Monique Liburd ’08, Jose Luis Lopez ’09
3rd Row: Tam Ma ’11, Heather Mewes ’99, Nicole Ozer ’03, Spencer J. Pahlke ’07, Jay Purcell ’11, Smita Rajmohan ’14, Jennifer Romano ’97, Cara Sandberg ’12
4th Row: Jonathan Simon ’87, Naomi Spoelman ’22, Quyen Ta ’03, Kim Thompson ’90, Karin Wang ’95, David Zapolsky ’88 

Executive Committee

President
Carly O’Halloran Alameda ’06

Past President
Karen Boyd ’96

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

Secretary
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

Directors

  • 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, Chief Legal Officer, Visby Medical, San Jose, CA
  • 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, Senior Product Counsel, Autodesk, San Rafael, 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