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Law Firm Challenge

2023 Law Firm Challenge

USC Gould thanks the 327 alumni at 36 firms and companies who supported the law school this year through their participation in the 2023 Law Firm Challenge. We extend a special thank you to the 10 winning firms that reached 100% alumni participation.

and Alumni Representatives

Gibson Dunn
Michael Szczurek '17
Timothy Kolesk '09

Greenberg Glusker
Michelle Mabugat '11

Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein
Steven Mindel '85

Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank
Laura Noroski '03

Hahn & Hahn
Todd Moore '97

Kibler Fowler & Cave
Matthew Cave '11

Knobbe Martens
David Cohen '15

Larson LLP
Anissa Ghafarian '20

Phillips Law Partners
Gary Phillips '85

Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata
William Choi '85



Amgen, Inc. • ArentFox Schiff • Cox Castle • Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein • Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher • Greenberg Glusker • Greenberg Traurig • Hahn & Hahn • Hill Farrer • Hogan Lovells • Irell & Manella • Jones Day • Kibler Fowler & Cave • Knobbe Martens • Larson • Latham & Watkins • Lewis Brisbois • Littler • Manatt • Mintz • Morgan Lewis • Orrick • Paul Hastings • Reed Smith • Parker Milliken • Phillips Law Partners • Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata • Rutan & Tucker • Salisian Lee • Sanders Roberts • Sheppard Mullin • Snell & Wilmer • Stoel Rives • Venable • Willkie


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Planning on Making a Law Firm Challenge Gift?

Network across firms and industries while supporting scholarships and programs that our students depend on.

An important tradition at USC Gould, this annual giving drive brings together hundreds of alumni across law firms and organizations worldwide to raise critical support for the law school. Every dollar raised helps build up USC Gould's excellence and ability to provide students with an outstanding legal education.

Show your Pride

  • Improve Participation and Support
    By participating in the challenge, you help raise alumni participation rates and demonstrate to current and future students the value alumni place on their law school. This helps USC Gould to compete for the best students and faculty and maintain our elite status among the nation's law schools.


  • Strengthen the Trojan Family Network
    The challenge taps into the legendary USC Gould Alumni network, providing an opportunity to unite where you work under the common purpose of supporting your law school in a friendly competition. Your participation sends a critical message to fellow alumni and the entire legal community: Our alumni give back.


  • Promote Your Law Firm or Organization
    Participating organizations are acknowledged on our website and social media, as well as in publications, the law school building and during on-campus interviews.

Rules & Eligibility

The challenge kicks off in May and runs through the end of June each year.

  • Any gift to USC Gould from alumni at participating firms made between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 will be counted in the 2023 Challenge.
  • Any firm, corporation or organization employing two or more USC Gould alumni is eligible to participate in the Law Firm Challenge. At least one alum must be willing to serve as a Challenge Representative.
  • Firms compete in 3 groups based on the number of alumni employees: Group I (25 or more alumni), Group II (11 - 24 alumni) and Group III (2 - 10 alumni).

How to Win

Firms and organizations win when they reach 100% participation, meaning every alumnus at the firm has made a gift to USC Gould during the Challenge. Gifts can be made in several ways:

  • Give online
  • Call 213-821-3560
  • Text LFC to 91999


We proudly thank all of our participating firms in Gould publications and social media platforms. Special recognition will be given to our winning firms, those that reach 100% alumni participation. In addition, the Dean hosts gatherings at participating firms throughout the year to thank them for their participation in the Challenge.

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