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February 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mission Room in Benson Center and Locatelli Event Center
Paul L. Locatelli
S.J. Student Activities Center, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Santa Clara Law and the Law Career Services Office present the

10th Annual Diversity Gala and Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit

February 27th, 2014
5:00  to 8:00 p.m.
Santa Clara University

Please click here to register or contribute to the event.
Please RSVP by Friday, February 7, 2014

Come join the conversation with Santa Clara Law’s 10th annual Diversity Gala and the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit on February 27th. Join us in recognizing renowned leaders in the legal profession. The Summit will commence at 5 p.m. with distinguished speakers and move into the Gala where contributions to diversity will be celebrated and relationships between students and potential mentors will grow at 6 p.m.

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 diverse ethnic social groups that Justice Marshall worked diligently to protect throughout his career as a lawyer and a jurist. 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.

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

Diversity and Inclusion Summit

February 27th, 2014
5:00  to 6:00 p.m.
California Mission Room in Benson Center, Santa Clara University
1 Hour Elimination of Bias CLE

Moderated discussion by
Dean Lisa Kloppenberg
Santa Clara University School of Law


Tony Estremera
Directing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County

Honorable Rise Pichon ’76
Judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County

Karen Robinson
Director of Litigation, Adobe Systems Inc.

Cristina Rubke ’04
Counsel, Shartsis Friese LLP

Diversity Gala

February 27th, 2014
6:00  to 8:00 p.m.
Locatelli Event Center, Santa Clara University

Presenting The Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award to

Michelle Banks
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Gap Inc.

Luis Rodriguez ’92
President of the State Bar of California and Division Chief, Law Office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender

The Santa Clara University
Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award to

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Cooley LLP logo

Major Sponsors

iron-mountain-logo Latham & Watkins Orrick

Stroz Friedberg Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP Perkins Coie
Sheppard Mullin Paul Hastings Logo  

Platinum Sponsors

Littler Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi LLP

Honorable Judge Rise Jones Pichon ’76

Gold Sponsors

Axiom logo Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP Hogan Lovells
Hopkins & Carley Morgan Lewis intel-logo

Dorian Daley ’86

Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office

Silver Sponsors

Baker Botts Bingham
Wilson Sonsini

Bar Association Sponsors

SCC-Black-Lawyers-Assn South Asian Bar Association
sccba-logo IABA logo

Individual Sponsors

Major, Lindsay & Africa Legal Search Consultants PLI-Logo

Honorable Leonard Edwards
Cindy Hendrickson
Sharon Kirsch
Jennifer Murakami
Christine Peek
Elizabeth Pipkin
Jeff Rosen
Nahal Iravani-Sani
Barmak Sani

Corporate Sponsors


Diversity Gala sponsorship info

Read about current and past Diversity Gala awardees

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