Board of Governors

Board of Governors


The Loyola Law School Alumni Association Board of Governors (Board) purpose shall be the following:

  • to cooperate with and assist the Dean of Loyola Law School in maintaining and improving the high quality of legal education offered by Loyola Law School;
  • to promote and assist students and graduates of Loyola Law School in the furtherance of their legal careers;
  • to advocate and practice the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct;
  • to promote a spirit of civility and community among the law school alumni

The Board is made up of 37 members (32 alumni and 5 ex-officio). The Board meets at least six times a year. Meetings are typically held on every 3rd Tuesday of the month and run approximately one-hour. Other time commitments include individual committee meetings, which average about three to four-hours a month.

Term of Office

Board members serve for a one or three-year term. Terms are based on a calendar year cycle. There are no term limitations imposed, however, renewal of a member's participation and service to the Board must be voted on and approved at the end of their term by the entire Board.

Events & Programs

The Board is responsible for coordinating the Alumni Grand Reunion, which takes place in late October or early November and 1L Mentoring Program. The Board also assists the Alumni Office in actively promoting or attending alumni events or programs throughout the year. 

Executive Board

Immediate Past President

Blythe Golay Kochsiek '12
King & Spalding 


Philip Nulud '06
Buchalter, A Professional Corporation

Vice President 

Dean Conklin '14
Children's Law Center of Los Angeles


Hon. Carmen Snuggs '02
Office of Administrative Hearings


Brandy L. Estelle '01
Estelle & Kenedy, APLC


Board of Governors Members

Gary S. Austin '98
Law Offices of Gary Austin

Elizabeth (Betsy) S. Farhat '01
Axiom Law

Daniel Forouzan '11
Forouzan Law

John Fowler '10

Israel Garcia '01
Garcia Marsalli, LLP

Robert Grace '87
Office of the District Attorney

Cristina Guido '13
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

John Horn '96
Pacific Advisors

Shant Karnikian '12
Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP 

Joan B. Kessler '86

Hon. Sandra Klein '92
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Agnes Ordubegian Martin '01
Martin Law Group, APC

Garrett M. Mott '12
Hanson Bridgett LLP

Anthony Napolitano '03
Buchalter, A Professional Corporation

Grace Parrish '06
Loyola Law School

Craig Pedersen '94
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers LLP

Karen Rinehart '96
O'Melveny & Myers, LLP

Greg Rose '95

Barbara Ullman Schwerin '87

Todd Sigler '96
Green Hasson Janks

Ami Silverman '87
National Labor Relations Board

Alan Tippie '79
Sulmeyer Kupetz

Patricia L. Torres '90
Law Offices of Charles L. Murray III

Ann Weinman '80


Are you interested in giving back to Loyola Law School by joining the board of governors? Please review the BOG Roles & Expectations to see if joining the board is right for you. For more information, contact Maya Kalinowski at or 213.736.1029.