Board of Trustees

Michael J. Downer '81
Chair of the Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees
Senior Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer, Capital Research and Management Company

Wayne Levin '88
Vice Chair of the Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees
Chief Strategic Officer and General Counsel, Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.

Julie K. Xanders
Vice Chair of the Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, tronc, Inc.


Hon. Deborah S. Brazil '96
President, Southwestern Alumni Association
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Kevin Burke
Founder, Managing Partner, Trinity Capital LLC

Steven P. Byrne '77
Attorney at Law, Byrne & Associates

Michael E. Cahill
Executive Vice President and General Counsel (Retired), Trust Company of the West

Dennis P.R. Codon '77
Of Counsel, Blank Rome LLP

Thomas L. Driscoll '80
Attorney at Law

Peter Duchesneau '93
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Charles P. Fairchild '09
General Counsel, Lost Creek Land & Cattle Company, LLC

Darin J. Feinstein '98
Chief Executive Officer, Black Star 88, LLC

Thomas H. Hoberman '75
Partner, Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller LLP

Cindy Johnson '00
Past President, Southwestern Alumni Association
Attorney at Law

Lauren B. Leichtman '77
Chief Executive Officer, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Daniel M. Petrocelli '80
Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Hon. Robert H. Philibosian '67
Of Counsel, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Larraine D. Segil '79
Chief Executive Officer, Little Farm Company RGM

Robert G. van Schoonenberg
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BayPoint Capital Partners LLC

Hon. Arleigh M. Woods '53
Presiding Justice (Retired), California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District

George Woolverton '75
Co-President and Firm Manager, Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton & Helphrey

Trustees Emeriti 

Frank L. Ellsworth
Trustee Emeritus
President, The Ellsworth Collection

Sheldon A. Gebb
Trustee Emeritus
Managing Partner (Retired), Baker & Hostetler LLP

Hon. Ronald S.W. Lew '71
Trustee Emeritus
Senior Judge of the United States District Court, Central District of California

Hon. John F. Parker*
Trustee Emeritus
Judge (Retired), Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

Brian A. Sun
Trustee Emeritus
Partner, Jones Day

*in memoriam