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Message from the 2018 Law Firm Challenge Chair
Steve Mindel '85
Steven A. Mindel is a Certified Family Law Specialist and Managing Partner at Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein. Steve and his wife, Nancy ’86, are dedicated members of the USC Gould community; Steve has served on the USC Gould Alumni Association Board, and Steve and Nancy are current members of the Law Leadership Society.
Dear Fellow Alumni:
The 2018 Law Firm Challenge begins today! I am honored to be back as the chair of the Law Firm Challenge for another year. Last year’s Challenge was a huge success, reaching 69% participation across all firms and raising much needed support for the law school. I hope we can build on that momentum and make this year’s Challenge even bigger and better.
We all owe a large part of our professional success to USC Gould and the friendships and connections we made there, and I know that’s why many of us choose to give back. The programs and scholarships that were meaningful to us as students continue to excel because we give.
Others of us give because of the phenomenal students currently enrolled at USC Gould, students who deserve the very best legal education and who will someday soon become our colleagues. The law school is able to attract these exceptional students because of the generous scholarships provided by alumni and friends.
Whatever your reasons for giving, I hope you’ll join me in making a gift during this year’s Law Firm Challenge. A gift of any amount, to any fund at Gould, made by June 30, 2018, counts as your Law Firm Challenge participation. If your firm or company is not yet part of the Challenge, click here to sign up.
When making your gift, I hope you’ll consider joining Nancy and me as members of the Law Leadership Society, a wonderful community of Gould alumni and friends. Your membership will not only give you access to a great network, it will increase the impact of your firm's participation in the Law Firm Challenge.
The success, year after year, of the Law Firm Challenge is a testament to the incredible strength of the Trojan Network at firms across the globe. Please make your gift today and join me in making the 2018 Law Firm Challenge the best one yet.
Steven A. Mindel '85
Partner, Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein Chair, 2018 USC Gould Law Firm Challenge