Board of Trustees


Michael J. Downer '81
Chair of the Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees
Senior Attorney and Executive with Capital Group ǀ American Funds (Ret.)

Lauren B. Leichtman '77
Vice Chair of the Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees
Chief Executive Officer, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Julie K. Xanders
Vice Chair of the Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Tribune Publishing Company

Patrick Baghdaserians ’07, CFLS
President, Southwestern Alumni Association
Firm Principal, Certified Family Law Specialist
Baghdaserians Law Group, Inc.

Hon. Deborah S. Brazil '96
Past 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

John M. Gerro '77
Attorney at Law

Karen A. Henry '03
Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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

Maria Mehranian
Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Cordoba Corporation

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

Cherie S. Raidy ‘81
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Mee H. Semcken '90
President, Lee Consulting Group, LLC

Carlos A. Siderman
Chief Executive Officer, Property I.D. Corp.

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

Walter M. Yoka '80
Partner, Yoka & Smith, LLP

Trustees Emeriti 

Frank L. Ellsworth 
Trustee Emeritus (Deceased)
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

Brian A. Sun
Trustee Emeritus
Partner, Jones Day

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