Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

News Release

September 01, 2004
Cahill and Schulman Elected to Board of Trustees

Michael E. Cahill, group managing director and general counsel of The TCW Group, Inc., and John A. Schulman, executive vice president and general counsel of media giant Warner Bros., have been elected to the Southwestern Board of Trustees.

Michael Cahill
Over the course of his career, Mr. Cahill has held executive positions in the entertainment industry and practiced law with major Southern California law firms, in addition to his work in finance and investment. With TCW, a major Los Angeles-based investment management company which he joined in 1991, he oversees all legal affairs and regulatory matters. Earlier, he served as senior vice president and general counsel of Act III Communications, the media and entertainment company owned by famed producer, writer, director Norman Lear, where he dealt with legal matters related to film production, publicity and theater and television station ownership.

Before entering private industry, Mr. Cahill spent a number of years with major law firms, most recently dealing with issues of public and private finance, acquisitions, and general finance as an attorney with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers. Earlier, he was engaged in litigation and general corporate matters as a principal in the San Diego law firm of Shenas, Robbins, Shenas & Shaw.

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Cahill serves on the board of the Constitutional Rights Foundation and is a former member of the board of the American Corporate Counsel Association. He earned his B.A. degree in Math and Philosophy from Bishops University, Quebec (1972); an LL.B. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (1975), York University, Toronto; and an LL.M. degree from Harvard University (1978).

John Schulman
As executive vice president and general counsel for Warner Bros., John Schulman oversees a legal department that includes125 lawyers involved in the financing, production and distribution of audio visual entertainment initially released in theater, television, video or over the Internet in the United States and throughout the world.

Mr. Schulman joined Warner Bros. In 1984 as vice president and general counsel. In 1989, he became senior vice president, general counsel before assuming his current position in 1991. Prior to joining Warner Bros., he was a founding partner in the law firm of Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman & Schulman and earlier, a partner in the firm of Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz & Selvin.

A leader in the legal profession and the community, Mr. Schulman serves on the board of directors of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the California Legal Corps, the Los Angeles Library Foundation and the Constitutional Rights Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Early Education. In legal education, Mr. Schulman has served as a lecturer at the UCLA School of Law and as a guest lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Youth Law Center. Mr. Schulman earned his A.B. degree from Yale University in 1968 and his J.D. degree from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1972.