Board of Governors


Board of Governors

The Alumni Association Board of Governors serves as an advisory board supporting the work and activities of Loyola Law School and its alumni community.  In carrying out its mission, the Board develops programs to:

  • Foster meaningful engagement and connections among our alumni community;
  • Support and mentor future alumni in their legal development;
  • Promote Loyola Law School in the legal community to enhance its positive image;
  • Provide career guidance to law students and recent graduates;
  • Serve the community by engaging in public service to the underserved; and
  • Encourage philanthropy among the alumni community to support Loyola Law School and its programs.

In fulfilling this mission, the Board endeavors to build and maintain lifelong relationships in our alumni community that add value to the alumni, the students, and Loyola Law School.

Events & Programs

The Board is responsible for coordinating the Grand Reunion and the First-Year Student & Alumni Mentor Program. The Board also assists the Alumni Office in actively promoting or attending alumni events or programs throughout the year. 

For more information on the Board of Governors, please contact Sarah Toperzer, associate director for Alumni Engagement, at or 310.338.3067.

Board of Governors Members

Hon. Carmen Snuggs-Spraggins '02

Immediate Past President

Office of Administrative Hearings

Brandy L. Estelle '01


Estelle & Kennedy, A Professional Law Corporation

Patricia L. Torres '90

Vice President

Law Offices of Charles L. Murray III

Shant Karnikian '12


Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP

Casper Yen '16


The Lew Firm, APC

Charlyn Bender '03

Office of District Attorney

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Lillian Chu ’11

Federal Public Defender’s Office

Joshua Cohen Slatkin ’12

JCS Law Firm

Damian Elahi ’02


Elizabeth (Betsy) S. Farhat ’96

BFA Industries

Daniel Forouzan '11

Forouzan Law

Israel Garcia '01

Garcia Marsalli, LLP

Alastair Gesmundo '15

U.S. Department of Justice

Robert Grace '87

Office of the District Attorney

Joan B. Kessler '86


Hon. Sandra Klein '92

U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Blythe Golay Kochsiek '12

King & Spalding

Agnes Ordubegian Martin '01

Martin Law Group, APC

Garrett M. Mott '12

Hennigh Law Corporation

Anthony Napolitano '03


Paola Neri-Michel

Paola I. Neri-Michel ’12

Neri Law Offices, Inc.


Holly M. Parker '98


Craig Pedersen '94

Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers LLP

Karen Rinehart '96

O'Melveny & Myers, LLP

Greg Rose '95

Rose Scroggins Entertainment Law

Barbara Ullman Schwerin '87


Ami Silverman '87


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Laura Vega '04

MicroVention, Inc.