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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. 

    Tony David
    Steve Stein
    Steve Tigerman



    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. 

    Chair
    Mark Zanobini

    Boone Callaway
    Quinton Cutlip
    Karman Guadagni
    Bobby Shukla
    Mary Catherine Wiederhold
    Markus Willoughby
     


    Implicit Bias Taskforce

    Co-Chairs
    Josephine Alioto
    Che Hashim
    Sandra Ribera-Speed

    Sophia Achermann
    Jennifer Fiore

    Karman Guadagni
    Paul Kranz
    William Lombardini
    Brittany Rogers
    Valerie Rose
    Deborah Rosenthal
    Judy Rothschild
    Bobby Shukla
    Audrey Siegel
    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
    Karine Bohbot
    Anne Costin
    Jennifer Fiore

    Elizabeth Bertolino
    Courtney Brown
    Anoush Lancaster
    Demian Oksenendler
    Valerie Rose
    Clifton Smoot
    Markus Willoughby


    Education Committee

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

    Co-Chairs
    Andje Medina
    Scott Sumner

    Kyle G. Bates
    Greg Brod
    Boone Callaway
    Rob Cartwright
    Pete Clancy
    Ingrid Evans
    Jennifer Fiore
    Conor Granahan
    Lee Harris
    Matt Kita 
    Elinor Leary
    Valerie McGinty
    Larry Organ
    Sara Peters
    Audrey Siegel
    Sandra Ribera Speed
    Al Stoll
    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
    Chuck Geerhart
    Audrey Siegel

    Josephine Alioto
    Sophia Achermann
    Boone Callaway
    Sara Craig
    Che Hashim
    George Kawamoto
    Wesley Lowe

    Ryan Opgenorth
    John Rueppel
    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
    Quinton Cutlip

    Mark Burton
    John Hill
    Kevin Osborne
    Scott Sumner
    Nina Shapirshteyn
    Todd Walburg
    John Vannucci


    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

    Rob Cartwright
    Quinton Cutlip
    Dan Dell'Osso
    Anthony Label
    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

    Jennifer Fiore
    Chuck Geerhart
    Valerie McGinty
    Chris Nolan, Columnist
    Emily McGrath Stehr
    Ryan Opgenorth

    Al Stoll
    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

    Karine Bohbot
    Quinton Cutlip
    Pete Clancy
    Brian Graziani
    Mikalya Kellogg
    Andje Medina
    Demian Oksenendler
    Sandra Ribera Speed
    John Rueppel

    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

     

    Edward M. Anaya
    Kyle G. Bates
    Elizabeth M. Bertolino
    Brian Graziani
    Colby Kuvara
    Brian Lance
    Neda Hefzi
    Sean Makarin
    Catalina Munoz
    Demian Oksenendler
    Loren Schwartz
    Cliff Smoot
    Mark Thomas 
    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
    Karman Guagadni
    Anthony Label
    Brittany Rogers
     

    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
    Lee Harris
    John Hill


    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
    Lex Hamilton
    Audrey Siegel
    Sandra Ribera Speed

     

    June Bashant
    Renata Bogomolnaya
    Karine Bohbot
    Shannan Duan
    Julie Erickson
    Ingrid Evans
    Karman Guadagni

    Colby Kuvara
    Lisa Mak
    Andje Medina
    Brittany Rogers
    Valerie Rose
    Bobby Shukla
    Isabelle Tan
    Mary Catherine Wiederhold


     

    Liason Positions


    CAOC Liaison
    Sandra Ribera-Speed

    AAJ Liaison
    Rob Cartwright



    Ad Hoc-Kaiser Committee

    Co-Chairs
    Markus Willoughby
    Mark Zanobini

    Boone Callaway
    Doris Cheng
    Chris Dolan
    Christian Jagusch
    Sara Peters
    David Smith


    Judges Dinner Dance Committee

     

    Chair
    Boone Callaway

    Karine Bohbot
    Rob Cartwright
    Anne Costin
    Chris Dolan
    Anthony Label 
    ​Andje Medina
    Sara Peters
    Shaana Rahman
    Daniel Wayne
    Mary Catherine Wiederhold
    Markus Willoughby


     

    Trial Lawyer of the Year Committee

     


     

    Holiday Party Committee

    Karine Bohbot
    Anne Costin
    Jennifer Fiore
    Mark Zanobini

     

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