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    SFTLA Board Committee Assignments

    SFTLA members are encouraged to join a committee! If interested, please email Juliette at admin@sftla.org

     

    Advisory Committee to the Board

    The Board Advisory Committee shall consist of former Board of Directors members who have completed their tenure on the Board of Directors and wish to continue in an advisory capacity for the benefit of the Board and the organization generally. Advisory Committee Members will provide their opinions, act as consultants, and otherwise continue to provide guidance to the Board of Directors. 


    Steve Stein
     



    Committee on Directors

    The COD’s mission shall be to seek out and help grow current members into Board Members, conduct bi-annual BOD application process, on-board new BOD members. 

    Co-Chairs

    Quinton Cutlip

    Mark Zanobini

     

    Committee Members

    Boone Callaway

    Karman Guadagni

    Bobby Shukla

    Mary Catherine Wiederhold

    Markus Willoughby

     

    Implicit Bias Taskforce

    Co-Chairs

    Josephine Alioto

    Che Hashim 

    Sandra Ribera-Speed

     

    Committee Members

    Sophia Achermann

    Jennifer Fiore

    Karman Guadagni

    Paul Kranz

    Bill Lombardini

    Jacqueline Oh

    Brittany Rogers

    Valerie Rose

    Deborah Rosenthal

    Judy Rothschild

    Bobby Shukla

    Nadine Zeltzer


    The Carlene Caldwell Scholarship Committee

    The Scholarship Committee shall promote SFTLA's mission of excellence in trial advocacy by effectively organizing and administering a trial competition between four San Francisco Law Schools. Committee Members will also solicit items for the Silent Auction which helps fund the program. 


    Co-Chairs

    Anne Costin

    Jennifer Fiore

    Clifton Smoot

     

    Committee Members

    Karine Bohbot

    Elizabeth Bertolino

    Courtney Brown 

    Anoush Lancaster

    Demian Oksenendler

    Valerie Rose

    Markus Willoughby


    Education Committee

    The Education Committee shall develop and produce continuing legal education programs.

    Co-Chairs

    Valerie McGinty

    Sara Peters

     

    Committee Members

    Kyle Bates

    Greg Brod

    Boone Callaway

    Rob Cartwright

    Pete Clancy

    Ingrid Evans

    Conor Granahan

    Lee Harris

    Matt Kita

    Andje Medina

    Ryan Opgenorth

    Audrey Siegel

    Sandra Ribera-Speed

    Al Stoll

    Scott Sumner

    Daniel Veroff


    Diversity Committee

    It is the mission of the Diversity Committee to promote diversity - of gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion and background more generally - within the members of the organization and of the Board in order to better serve our diverse community of clients. 


    Co-Chairs

    Che Hashim

    Audrey Siegel

     

    Committee Members

    Josephine Alioto

    Sophia Achermann

    Boone Callaway

    Sara Craig

    Chuck Geerhart

    Selome Getachew

    George Kawamoto

    Ike Kaludi

    Wesley Lowe

    Jacqueline Oh

    Bobby Shukla 

    Kelly Van Aken


    Experts Committee

    The Experts Committee shall develop programs and materials related to expert witness for the benefit of the membership.


    Co-Chairs

    Renata Bogomolnaya

    John Vannucci

     

    Committee Members

    Quinton Cutlip

    Mark Burton

    John Hill

    Kevin Osborne

    Scott Sumner

    Nina Shapirshteyn

    Todd Walburg


    Finance Committee

    The purpose of the Finance Committee is to assist the Treasurer in making recommendations as needed to the Board regarding (1) SFTLA's financial policies and (2) management of SFTLA’s investments. The Committee shall not engage in the daily financial operations of SFTLA. The Finance Committee shall consist of Board Members only. Committee members are the current Executive team with the Treasurer as Chair.


    Listserv Committee

    Quinton Cutlip

    John Vannucci

    Mary Catherine Wiederhold

    Markus Willoughby 

    Mark Zanobini


    Sponsorship & Fundraising Committee

    This committee’s mission is to help retain current sponsors, identify and convert new prospects into sponsors.  Evaluate all events to determine the types of sponsors that could work.  Create and maintain a Vendor Code of Conduct. Assist in fundraising efforts in addition to obtaining sponsorships

    Chair

    Demian Oksenendler

     

    Committee Members

    Rob Cartwright

    Quinton Cutlip

    Mark Burton

    Dan Dell'Osso

    Loren Schwartz

    Markus Willoughby


    Magazine Committee

    The Magazine Committee shall develop and produce the membership publication Trial Lawyer and be responsible for all aspects of its production and marketing.

    Editor


    Bobby Shukla

    Co-Editor

    Deborah Rosenthal

     

    Committee Members

    Chuck Geerhart

    Jennifer Fiore

    Valerie McGinty

    Chis Nolan, Columnist

    Ryan Opgenorth

    Emily McGrath Stehr

    Jeff Smith

    Isabelle Tan

    Dan Veroff


    Membership Committee

    The Membership Committee will assist in maintaining and growing the SFTLA membership and will provide guides on new benefits offered to members. 

    Chair

    Loren Schwartz

     

    Committee Members

    Karine Bohbot

    Pete Clancy

    Quinton Cutlip

    Mikayla Kellogg

    Brian Graziani

    Andje Medina

    Demian Oksenendler

    John Rueppel

    Sandra Ribera-Speed

    Scott Sumner

    Mark Zanobini


    New Lawyers Division

    NLD will create programs and events for new lawyers, in order that SFTLA may serve that population better. 

    Co-Chairs
    Karman Guadagni
    Brittany Rogers

     

    Committee Members

    Kyle Bates

    Elizabeth Bertolino

    Brian Graziani

    Neda Hefzi

    Colby Kuvara

    Brian Lance

    Sean Makarin

    Catalina Munoz

    Demian Oksenendler

    Cliff Smoot

    Loren Schwartz

    Mark Thomas

    Dan Veroff

    Daniel Wayne


     
    SFTLA Ski & CLE
     
    The purpose of the Committee is to create the annual ski trip event. Find speakers, moderate and assist SFTLA staff in the speaker and event logistics. The Committee is to include the NLD Co-Chairs to ensure that the tradition of encouraging new lawyers to attend and speak continues.
     
    Co-Chairs
     
    Brittany Rogers
     
    Karman Guadagni
     
    Anthony Label
     

    Trial Court Oversight Committee

    Committee will provide trial court oversight by monitoring the operation of the San Francisco Superior Court, and other Bay Area courts as necessary, to ensure the efficient administration of civil cases and assignments of cases to trial, fair methods of obtaining jury pools, and maintenance of a neutral environment for jurors. The Chair of the Committee will also act as a liaison with the San Francisco Superior Court to exchange information on issues relevant to our members and clients.
     

    Co-Chairs

    John Hill

    John Vannucci


    Women's Caucus Committee

    This Committee is responsible for developing programs of particular interest to women attorneys and for developing and encouraging the membership of such attorneys in SFTLA.

    Co-Chairs

    Alexandra Hamilton

    Valerie Rose

    Audrey Siegel


    Committee Members

    June Bashant 

    Renata Bogomolnaya

    Karine Bohbot

    Shannan Dugan 

    Julie Erickson

    Ingrid Evans

    Karman Guadagni

    Colby Kuvara

    Lisa Mak

    Andje Medina

    Jacqueline Oh

    Brittany Rogers

    Bobby Shukla

    Sandra Ribera-Speed

    Isabelle Tan

    Mary Catherine Wiederhold


     

    Liason Positions


    CAOC Liaison
    Andje Medina

    AAJ Liaison
    Rob Cartwright



    Ad Hoc-Kaiser Committee

    Chair
    Mark Zanobini

    Committee Members

    Boone Callaway

    Doris Cheng

    Chris Dolan

    Anthony Label

    Sara Peters

    Markus Willoughby


    Judges Dinner Dance Committee

    Co-Chairs

    Boone Callaway

    Chuck Geerhart


     

    Trial Lawyer of the Year Committee

    Co-Chairs

    Boone Callaway

    Chuck Geerhart

     


     

    Holiday Party Committee

    Co-Chairs

    Sandra Ribera-Speed

    Chairs of Mock Trial

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