SFTLA Committees

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. Committee Members are:

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. Committee Members are:

Boone Callaway

Quinton Cutlip

Karman Guadagni

Bobby Shukla

Mary Catherine Wiederhold

Markus Willoughby

Mark Zanobini, Chair


Implicit Bias Taskforce:

Sophia Achermann

Josephine Alioto, Co-Chair

Jennifer Fiore

Karman Guadagni

Che Hashim, Co-Chair

Paul Kranz

William Lombardini

Sandra Ribera-Speed, Co-Chair

Brittany Rogers

Deborah Rosenthal

Nadine Seltzer

Bobby Shukla


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. Committee members are:

Karine Bohbot, Co-Chair

Courtney Brown

Anne Costin, Co-Chair

Jennifer Fiore, Co-Chair

Anoush Lancaster

Demian Oksenendler

Valerie Rose

Clifton Smoot

Markus Willoughby


Education Committee:

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

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

Andje Medina, Co-Chair

Ryan Opgenorth

Larry Organ

Sara Peters

Audrey Siegel

Sandra Ribera Speed

Al Stoll

Scott Sumner, Co-Chair

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. Committee members are:

Josephine Alioto

Sophia Achermann

Boone Callaway

Sara Craig

Chuck Geerhart, Co-Chair

Selome Getachew

Che Hashim

Ike Kaludi

George Kawamoto

Wesley Lowe

Audrey Siegel, Co-Chair

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. Committee members are:

Renata Bogomolnaya, Co-Chair

Mark Burton

Quinton Cutlip, Co-Chair

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.

Rob Cartwright

Quinton Cutlip

Dan Dell'Osso

Anthony Label

Demian Oksenendler, Chair

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. Committee members are:

Jennifer Fiore

Chuck Geerhart

Valerie McGinty

Chris Nolan, Columnist

Deborah Rosenthal, Co-Editor

Bobby Shukla, Editor

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. Committee members are:

Karine Bohbot

Quinton Cutlip

Brian Graziani

Mikalya Kellogg

Andje Medina

Demian Oksenendler

Loren Schwartz, Chair

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. Committee members are:

Edward M. Anaya

Kyle G. Bates

Brian Graziani

Karman Guadagni, Co-Chair

Colby Kuvara

Brian Lance

Neda Hefzi

Sean Makarin

Catalina Munoz

Demian Oksenendler

Brittany Rogers, Co-Chair

Loren Schwartz

Cliff Smoot

Mark Thomas 

Daniel Wayne


SFTLA Ski & CLE:
The purpose of the Committee is to create the annuall 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. Committee members are:
 
Karman Guagadni, Co-Chair
 
Anthony Label, Co-Chair
 
Brittany Rogers, Co-Chair

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. Committee members are:
 

Lee Harris, Co-Chair

John Hill, Co-Chair


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. Committee members are:

June Bashant

Renata Bogomolnaya

Karine Bohbot

Shannan Duan

Julie Erickson

Ingrid Evans

Karman Guadagni

Lex Hamilton, Co-Chair

Colby Kuvara

Lisa Mak

Andje Medina

Brittany Rogers

Sandra Ribera Speed, Co-Chair

Bobby Shukla

Audrey Siegel, Co-Chair

Isabelle Tan

Mary Catherine Wiederhold


AD Hoc Committees & Liason Positions

CAOC Liaison:

Sandra Ribera-Speed

AAJ Liaison: 

Rob Cartwright

Ad Hoc-Kaiser Committee:

Boone Callaway

Doris Cheng

Chris Dolan

Sara Peters

Markus Willoughby, Chair

Mark Zanobini, Chair


Events:

Judges Dinner Dance:

Karine Bohbot

Boone Callaway, Chair

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:

 

Holiday Party:

Mark Zanobini and Chairs of Mock Trial

SFTLA Events

War Room Wednesdays

July 15, 2020

Yolo Verdict

July 17, 2020

BASF State of the Court Update

July 16, 2020

SFTLA SIPs- Muzingo Happy Hour!

July 22, 2020

SFTLA SIPs- Coffee Break

July 29, 2020

Diversity Mixer with CAOC

July 30, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

August 12, 2020

SFTLA SIPs- Coffee Break

August 19, 2020

NLD Adventure Conference

August 21-23, 2020

Trial Lawyer of the Year Gala

August 27, 2020

Membership Party- 70th Anniversary

September 10, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

September 9, 2020

Board of Directors Dinner

September 17, 2020

Women Referring Women

October 1, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

October 7, 2020

NLD Karaoke Night

October 15, 2020

Judges Dinner

October 30, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

November 4, 2020

Holiday Cocktail Party

December 17, 2020

 

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