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Board of Councilors

The Board of Councilors for the USC Gould School of Law is composed of professional, business and community leaders. This prestigious board provides counsel to the deans and faculty as well as the provost and president of USC.

Councilors are appointed by the president of the university for three-year terms which may be renewed once. Councilors advocate for the outstanding research, education and public service programs at USC Gould, serve as an ambassador for the school to the greater community and assist the school in securing financial support such as gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.


  • Richard Chernick, JD 1970, JAMS


  • Susan B. Bayh, JD 1984
  • Brian E. Cabrera, JD 1990, NVIDIA
  • The Honorable Candace D. Cooper, Ret., JD 1973, JAMS (Lifetime Member)
  • Kenneth M. Doran, JD 1981, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Mark Easton, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP
  • Max Factor III, Factor Mediation
  • Larry S. Flax, LLB 1967, Co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen
  • Stanley P. Gold, LLB 1967, Shamrock Holdings, Inc. (Lifetime Member)
  • Samuel Goldberg, JD 2006, ESDF Management
  • Jefferson W. Gross, JD 1993, Burbridge, Mitchell & Gross
  • Andrew T. Guzman, USC Gould School of Law
  • Laurie F. Hasencamp, JD 1985 (Lifetime Member)
  • Karen L. Heilman, JD 1982
  • John M. Iino, JD 1987, Reed Smith
  • Bruce E. Karatz, JD 1970, BK Capital (Lifetime Member)
  • Thomas F. Larkins, JD 1986, Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Edward G. Lewis, JD 1970
  • Charles T. Munger, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Benjamin Nazarian, JD 1997, Omninet Capital
  • Stephen P. Rader, JD 1981, Clarity Partners (Lifetime Member)
  • Bruce M. Ramer, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown (Lifetime Member)
  • Robert S. Roth, World Oil Corporation
  • Bruce H. Rothman, JD 1982, KOAR Institutional Advisors, LLC
  • Kathryn A. Sanders, JD 1985, O'Melveny & Myers
  • Michael J. Schroeder, JD 1982, Allied Professionals Insurance Company
  • Robert L. Skinner, JD 1990, Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Jeffrey H. Smulyan, JD 1972, Emmis Communications (Lifetime Member)
  • Glenn A. Sonnenberg, JD 1980, Latitude Management Real Estate Investor
  • Sorrell Trope, LLB 1949, Trope & Trope (Lifetime Member)
  • Perry J. Viscounty, JD 1987, Latham & Watkins
  • Liza Wachter, JD 1984, RWSG Literary Agency
  • David M. Walsh, JD 1985, Morrison Foerster
  • Mark S. Wapnick, JD 1972, CourtCall
  • Robert S. Warren, LLB 1956, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Lifetime Member)
  • Daron Watts, JD 1994, Sidley Austin
  • Karen B. Wong, JD 1986, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy


  • C. Neil Ash, LLB 1950
  • Charles G. Bakaly, LLB 1952, JAMS
  • Hodge L. Dolle, Jr., LLB 1961, Dolle & Dolle
  • Susan L. Harris, JD 1981
  • Shari N. Leinwand, JD 1976
  • The Honorable Nora M. Manella, JD 1975, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
  • Gary C. Ottoson, JD 1968, Bacalski Ottoson & Dube
  • Richard L. Stack, The Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation



Have Documents, Will Travel
March 2, 2018

Immigration Clinic opens new frontiers for USC staff and students


John Iino Named Chair of USC Gould School of Law’s Board of Councilors
February 28, 2018

Iino will assume the position July 1


Dreams Fulfilled
February 14, 2018

Gould Students Take Second Place at the National Moot Court Finals in New York