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11th Annual Diversity Gala

February 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE  Please RSVP by Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Come join the conversation with Santa Clara Law’s 11th annual Diversity Gala on February 12th. Join us in recognizing renowned leaders in the legal profession. The Diversity Gala was developed to inspire organization leaders and students to hold a meaningful conversation regarding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  This year, we are proud to announce Dorian Daley, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Oracle Corporation, as the Chair of this event!

Event sponsors fund the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship, which is awarded to law students who demonstrate a commitment to equality, inclusion, and social justice for the most disadvantaged members of our society. As a result of the generous support of the sponsors of the 10th Annual Diversity Gala, we were able to raise more than $40,000 to support the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship Fund.

We invite you to support the Gala and increase your organization’s profile on the Santa Clara Law campus by becoming an event sponsor. To find more information about sponsorship opportunities click here. Please feel free to contact Vicki Huebner, Assistant Dean, Office of Career Management regarding sponsorships at (408) 551-1896 or vhuebner@scu.edu.

Save the date to help celebrate and increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Bonus Program: If you are available to join an earlier discussion about diversity, you are also invited to attend a Diversity Lecture on-campus that same day!

Spring 2015 Social Justice Diversity Lecture Professor Daria Roithmayr (USC Law)

“Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage”

February 12, 2015 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Santa Clara University, Arts & Sciences Building, Wiegand Room MCLE Credits Available

Registration is not required for the Diversity Lecture.

Click here for more details:  law.scu.edu/socialjustice/diversity-lectures.



The Santa Clara University School of Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award to Honorable Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye Chief Justice of California



San Francisco GiantsThe Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award to the World Champion San Francisco Giants



The Diversity Gala Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeanette Leach, Assistant Dean for Diversity Programs





Each year two individuals are selected for the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award.  Past honorees have included:

  • Simao Avila ‘83
  • Michelle Banks
  • Elizabeth Birch ‘85
  • Dorian Daley ‘86
  • The Honorable Edward Davila
  • The Honorable Phyllis Hamilton ‘76
  • Victor Marquez ‘90
  • The Honorable Carlos R. Moreno
  • Leon Panetta ‘63
  • Luis Rodriguez ‘92
  • The Honorable Risë Jones Pichon ‘76,
  • Andrew Vu ‘93
  • Keith Wattley ‘99

Our inaugural Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award was given in October 2011 and thus far the award has been presented to:

  • Intel Corporation
  • Google, Inc.
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Title Sponsor:

Cooley LLP logo

Major Sponsors:

Stroz Friedberg Kilpatrick Townsend Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Platinum Sponsors:

Keesal-logo-2014 laughlin-falbo-logo Morgan Lewis
Pepper Hamilton Perkins Coie Haynes Boone
Iron Mountain Dorian Daley ’86 The Honorable Risë R. Pichon ’73 B.S., ’76 J.D.

Gold Sponsors:

Alameda County District Attorney's Office Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Foley & Lardner LLP Hogan Lovells Hopkins & Carley
Intel Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
Office of Minority and Women Inclusion U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Womble Carlyle
Robb D. McFadden ’08

Silver Sponsors:

Baker Botts Lewis Roca Rothgerber
The Chugh Firm Attorneys at Law

Bar Association Sponsors:

Iranian American Law Association

Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association

Individual Sponsors:


Jahiz N. Agard ‘11

Anthony F. Basile ‘06

May Beaufore

Lawrence A. Bennett ‘04

Ray Bernstein

The Honorable Shelyna Brown ‘96

Alice Chang ‘13

Enrique Colin ‘91

The Honorable Edward Davila

Nancy J. Diaz

Landon Edmond ‘98 and Cathy Edmond

Erik S. Edwards ‘00

Jose G. Guzman ‘83

Bryan L. Hinkle ‘02

Nahal Iravani-Sani ‘93

Sylvia F. Kennedy ‘94

Ellen Kreitzberg

Estela Lopez Gilliam

The Honorable Miguel Marquez

Kristin D. Nevarez ‘91

Danielle F. O’Bannon-Watson

Michael C. O‘Rourke ’13

Tam T. Pham

Rolanda Pierre-Dixon ‘80

Kathleen M. Ridolfi

Rochelle Rotea

Catherine J. Sandoval

David Sloss

Linda Starr

Irma Valencia ‘91

The Honorable Jesus Valencia ‘82

Pamela C. Vavra ‘15

Nicole Villanueva

Randall L. Webb ‘04

Eric Wright

Miya Yusa



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February 12, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    11th Annual Diversity Gala

  • February 12, 2015
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Triton Museum