About CDO

Our Services

How to Reach Us

For general questions, or if you don’t know whom to contact:

career@law.berkeley.edu
510-642-4567

Office Hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

(We are generally closed on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for a staff meeting.)

Our Team

  • Terrence Galligan (he/him)

    Prior to coming to Berkeley Law, Terry served as program coordinator at the Office of Public Interest Advising at the Harvard Law School. From 1994–98, he was a litigation partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis. While in private practice, he did extensive pro bono work for groups such as the Conservation Law Foundation and Children’s Rights, Inc. He also helped organize a group of business leaders to provide support, mentoring, and summer jobs for students at a public high school in midtown Manhattan. In 1998, he served as associate independent counsel in the Whitewater and related investigations, focusing on appellate work in the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a 1988 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he participated in the founding of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.

    Terry is an active member of NALP, the National Association of Law Placement, and served as the organization's President from 2014-15.

  • Eric J. Stern (he/him)

    Eric J. Stern is the Deputy Director of the Career Development Office. In this role, he supervises the CDO's Attorney-Counselors, manages the day-to-day operations of the CDO and was the architect of Berkeley Law's judicial clerkship program and the founding staff advisor for the First Generation Professionals group. Eric joined the CDO after a career in politics and advocacy—serving as one of six National LGBT Co-Chairs for the 2008 Obama-Biden Campaign and as a Political Adviser to the John Edwards for President Campaign. In the 2004 election cycle, he was appointed as the Director of LGBT Outreach for the Democratic National Committee. Eric received his law degree from the Northeastern University School of Law. While in law school, he interned for the U.S. Department of Justice, the Whitman-Walker Clinic, the Children's Law Center, and the Human Rights Campaign. After law school, he was awarded a Dorot Law Fellowship at the Alliance for Justice.

  • Valerie Castelo (she/her)

    After graduating from Stanford Law School in 2006, Valerie worked as an associate in the Palo Alto office of Cooley LLP specializing in securities fraud and complex commercial litigation. While at Cooley, she provided regular pro bono services through the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County’s Housing Clinic and Project Homeless Connect in San Francisco. During law school, Valerie worked as a summer associate in the New York office of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP and served as a judicial extern on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to law school, she was a paralegal and legal assistant in small law offices in Berkeley and Oakland. Valerie graduated from UC Berkeley in 2002 with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Political Science.

    In 2017, Valerie was the recipient of a campus-wide Excellence in Advising Award.

  • Shannon Kahn (she/her)

    Prior to joining the CDO, Shannon served as Associate Director of Career Services at UC Davis School of Law. She received a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2008, where she served as Executive Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Robert W. Sweet, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then worked as an associate in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. During her six years at Debevoise, she represented public and private companies and private equity sponsors on a variety of restructuring transactions and advised several not-for-profit organizations on a pro bono basis. Shannon received her B.A. in Politics from Princeton University in 2003.

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    Elizabeth Klein (she/her)

    Elizabeth joined the CDO after several years of practice and administration at San Francisco litigation boutique Durie Tangri LLP. At Durie Tangri she focused on tech and IP litigation as an attorney and then served as the Head of Recruiting and Professional Development. Before that, she began her legal career as an associate at O’Melveny & Myers (SF), representing large companies in several high-stakes patent litigation cases. Elizabeth received her J.D. from Berkeley Law in 2011, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. She is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Elizabeth received her B.S. in Engineering Physics from U.C. Berkeley in 2004 and is a former professional modern dancer who had the pleasure of performing on tour with the Martha Graham Dance Company before law school.

  • Anna Han (she/her)

    Anna joined the CDO after working as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., and San Francisco offices of Covington & Burling LLP. She focused on pharmaceutical patent litigation and also maintained an active pro bono practice. Anna clerked in Memphis for the Honorable Jon P. McCalla of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee in 2015-16. Prior to law school, Anna taught high school math, also in Memphis, and worked in research and development at a consumer pharmaceutical company near Philadelphia. Anna holds a B.S. in Bioengineering with honors from Penn State University, an M.S.Ed. in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

  • Elizabeth Granlund (she/her)

    Elizabeth Granlund is the Employer Relations and Recruitment Programs Manager at the Career Development Office. Prior to joining the CDO, she was the Recruitment Coordinator at Skadden and DLA Piper for several years. She coordinated the summer associate program, on-campus recruiting efforts and professional development initiatives. Prior working on the law firm side, she was the Recruitment Coordinator and the University of San Francisco, School of Law and Whittier Law School in Southern California. She managed the On-Campus Interview Programs, maintained the online databases, engaged in employer outreach and helped develop alumni programming. She received her Master's degree in Organization and Leadership from the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Psychology. Elizabeth enjoys working with students and providing opportunities for students to achieve their career goals.

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    Deep Jodhka (she/her)

    Deep Kaur Jodhka graduated from Berkeley Law in 2013 and worked for nearly 9 years at Bay Area Legal Aid providing systemic advocacy and direct legal representation to low income people with disabilities, people with criminal records, and military veterans. As a Supervising Attorney, she trained and mentored attorneys in all aspects of administrative hearing and federal district court practice and led a legal team that provided SSI/Social Security advocacy services in local county jails. While in law school, Deep clerked for Legal Services of Northern California and National Employment Law Project and participated in EBCLC’s Clean Slate Clinic. Deep received her B.A. degrees in Chemistry and Communication from UC Davis. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sikh Family Center, the only Sikh-American organization focused on addressing gender-based violence and harm. 

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    Catherine Bonanno (she/her)

    Cat joined the CDO after spending six years representing dependent children, most recently at Legal Advocates for Children and Youth and previously at Children’s Law Center of California. Before practicing dependency law, she was a fair housing advocate for Project Sentinel, investigating and filing fair housing complaints in the Central Valley. Cat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and a certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership from American University in Washington, D.C. She earned her law degree and a certificate in Public Law and Policy from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During law school, Cat clerked at Legal Services of Northern California, Equality California, and the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

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    Lucy Benz-Rogers (she/her)

    Lucy Benz-Rogers joins the CDO with a background in direct legal services, immigration law, and international human rights. Prior to joining the PIPS team, she spent five years at the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) providing a wide range of direct immigration legal services. Lucy started her legal career as a Staff Attorney for Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan, where she advocated for migrant agricultural workers in the areas of employment rights, public benefits, and immigration law. Lucy received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2014, where she was a Stein Scholar for the Public Interest, a Crowley International Human Rights Scholar, and was selected to join fact-finding and advocacy human rights programs in Rwanda and Haiti. She received her B.A. in International Development Studies from UCLA, and she grew up in San Francisco.

  • Janine Nesset Tominaga (she/her)

    Janine joined the CDO after working in several departments at the law school. A master of organization, Janine ensures that the CDO runs smoothly by providing support for student programs, facilitating collaboration with other units in the law school, and assisting in a variety of tasks. She has brought transferable skills from her 30 years of work as a Public Health Administrator. Her work includes serving with the Government of Guam’s Department of Public Health & Social Services and nearly 20 years of service as The Better Health Foundation’s [501 (c)(3)] Founding Executive Director. Janine received her M.P.H. from UC Berkeley and her B.S. from Montana State University, Bozeman.

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    Kris Ho (they/them)

    Kris joined the CDO in February 2022 after working at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies as the program coordinator. Kris holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Political Science with a minor in Russian Culture.