Staff Directory

Linda Whitfield, Esq., Assistant Dean of Career Development

Linda Whitfield received her J.D., Order of the Coif,  from Loyola Law School in 1992. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1987. Linda practiced law at Perkins Coie and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and worked as a volunteer at Legal Aid in Atlanta. In her current position, she advises students and alumni, and develops strategies, initiatives and collaborations to maximize student and recent graduate preparation for the job market. 

Graham Sherr, Esq., Assistant Dean of Employer Engagement
Graham Sherr is a 1980 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School and has been involved in legal recruiting and career counseling since leaving law practice in 1982. His combined legal experience as a law student and attorney includes stints at a state agency, two public interest programs and a large Los Angeles law firm. Prior to joining the Career Development Center in 1994, Graham spent nearly 12 years as a legal "headhunter" placing attorneys in major Southern California law firms. In addition to counseling students and alumni, Graham works to expand the Law School's network of employers.

Marla Najbergier, Associate Director
Marla Najbergier has worked with the Career Development Center since 1999.  She is responsible for counseling students and recent graduates. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and worked as a recruiter for seven years prior to her time at Loyola. She uses her extensive knowledge and experience working with students, graduates and employers to help increase employment prospects. She also coordinates the Resident Associate Program (RAP), working with small and mid-sized firms as well as corporate legal departments to hire recent alums.

Jill Rowse, Associate Director
Jill Rowse has been a colleague at a neighboring law school, serving as acting director and then director of Career Development before joining our office in July 2002. Her background includes extensive experience working in a variety of practice-oriented legal settings, in addition to working with students and administrators as assistant registrar in a law school. Jill serves as a career advisor for students, develops and presents workshops and panels for students and cultivates both traditional and alternative employment opportunities.


Erin Pitman, Esq., Assistant Director
Erin Pitman received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2002. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Duke University in 1999. Before joining CDC in 2014, Erin worked in several different practice areas, including as a business litigation associate at the Century City office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi, LLP and as a Deputy Attorney General with the Appeals, Writs and Trials section of the California Department of Justice handling felony appeals. Currently, Erin is the Director of the Justice Entrepreneur Initiative, providing support for recent graduates as they launch their own solo practices as part of the law school's first incubator program.

  

Jolene Horn, Esq., Assistant Director
Jolene Horn graduated cum laude in 2006 from Loyola Law School’s evening division while working as the school’s Recruitment Coordinator in the Career Development Center.  After law school, Jolene practiced at the prestigious international law firm, Jones Day, and at the prominent boutique trial-practice firm, Yukevich Cavanaugh.  She also ran a solo practice, where Southern California Super Lawyers named her a "Rising Star" from 2013 - 2015.  As an Assistant Director, Jolene utilizes her extensive legal and career services experience to counsel students and graduates on identifying career goals, drafting and revising resumes and cover letters, polishing interview and networking skills, and formulating job search strategies. 

Laura Solomon, Esq., Assistant Director
Laura Solomon received her J.D. from USC Gould School of Law in 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in History and Communication from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Before joining the Career Development Center in 2014, Laura worked as a business litigation associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in Los Angeles, and as a Labor & Employment litigation associate in the Century City office of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP.  At Loyola Law School, Laura counsels and advises students and graduates on resumes, job search strategies, and interviewing skills.  


Megumi T. Horinouchi, Assistant Director, Recruitment & Operations 
Megumi Tomatsu Horinouchi serves as the Career Development recruitment coordinator, data analyst, and office administrator. She organizes the annual On-Campus Interview (OCI) programs, manages the law school Symplicity system, maintains its databases, and compiles various reports. Additionally, Megumi leads the administrative team in providing general support for the entire department. Before joining the Career Development team in 2007, Megumi worked at UCLA where she earned her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Sociology and Asian American Studies, and earned a Minor in Education.

Corrie Buck, Career Development Coordinator 
Corrie Buck joined the Career Development staff in 2014. Prior to Loyola Law School, she worked as the Director of Compliance at a local film school. She earned her Bachelor of Art’s cum laude in Literature and Sociology from Point Loma Nazarene University. She organizes many of the Career Development Center events and workshops.

 

 

Angela Winzey, Job Listings & Operations Coordinator
Angela Winzey became a part of the Career Development team in the spring of 2014. While pursuing her BA degree in Psychology, she worked for the bankruptcy consulting firm Kurtzman Carson Consultants. After completing school she went on to work as a Customer Service Specialist for TOMS shoes where she was able to participate in a giving trip to Managua, Nicaragua. Angela is here to assist with any scheduling or reciprocity needs and manages the Symplicity job board.