Law Advisory Board

The Santa Clara Law Advisory Board is an advisory and service organization whose members serve as volunteers, advisors and ambassadors for Santa Clara University School of Law. LAB members support the Law School in the following ways:

  • Advise on key initiatives which support its mission, vision, goals and overall strategic direction and provide leadership and service for the projects that support these key initiatives;
  • Provide leadership and service time for strategic fundraising priorities including scholarships, programs and capital projects;
  • Serve as a bridge to the legal and business community of Silicon Valley, the public sector and beyond, and advocate for the importance of a holistic legal education that embodies the Jesuit mission of service to humanity;
  • Participate in activities involving students, faculty and staff that increase the visibility and/or reputation of Santa Clara Law in the community and beyond.
Andrew Kryder BS ’74, JD/MBA ’77*
NetApp (retired)
Saratoga, CA
Vice Chair
Colleen T. Davies Ronan JD ’83 *
Reed Smith (retired)
San Francisco, CA
Vice Chair
Paul ‘Chip’ L. Lion III JD ’82*
Morrison & Foerster
Palo Alto, CA
Stephanie Burns JD ’95
Sunnyvale, CA
Eduardo A. Calvo JD ’81
Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP
Hagatna, Guam and San Francisco, CA
Catherine Chou JD ’94, Inc. (retired)
Creator Deck – Advisory Board Member
Dorian E. Daley JD ’86
Oracle Corporation
Redwood Shores, CA
Landon Edmond JD ’98
San Mateo, CA
Frederick M. Gonzalez BS ’71, MBA ’73, JD ’77
SonicWALL, Inc. (retired)
Los Altos, CA
Omar I. Habbas JD ’85
Habbas & Associates
San Jose, CA
Jan Marie Hales JD ’86
Hales & George
Saratoga, CA
Mary P. McCurdy BS ’81, JD ’84 *
Hayes Scott Bonino Ellingson Guslani Simonson & Clause LLP
San Carlos, CA
Frank D. Nguyen JD ’94 *
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA
The Honorable Risë Jones Pichon BS ’73, JD ’76
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara (retired)
San Jose, CA
David A. Rishwain BS ’88, JD ’91
Rishwain & Rishwain
Stockton, CA
Stephen H. Sutro JD ’94
Duane Morris LLP
San Francisco, CA
Margarita Chavez Tatro BS ’94, JD ’97
AbbVie Biotech Ventures
Chicago, IL
David J. Tsai JD ’06
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
San Francisco, CA
Gordon T. Yamate JD ’80
Knight Ridder (retired)
Los Gatos, CA

* Member of the Executive Committee

Emeritus Members

Patrick E. Adair
Judy A. Alexander
Mary E. Alexander
Georgia E. Bacil
Theodore J. Biagini
Dennis M. Brown
Richard Caputo
The Honorable Edward J. Davila
The Honorable Raymond J. Davilla, Jr.
R. Joseph De Briyn, Jr.
M. Scott Donahey
Donald J. Eaton
The Honorable James C. Emerson
Gary Galton
Arthur J. Gemmell (deceased)
The Honorable Adrienne M. Grover
The Honorable Phyllis J. Hamilton
David L. Huard
The Honorable Eugene M. Hyman
James C. Jones, Jr.
Daniel J. Kelly
Thomas R. Lavelle
James L. Lazarus
The Honorable Mary Jo Levinger (deceased)
The Honorable Zoe Lofgren
Edward B. Lozowicki
Ronald Hayes Malone (deceased)
Kathryn Meier McCarthy
Luke V. McCarthy
Rodney G. Moore
The Honorable John S. McInerny (deceased)
Stephen D. Pahl
The Honorable Edward A. Panelli
Howard M. Peters
Rolanda P. Pierre-Dixon
Nikki D. Pope
The Honorable Eugene M. Premo (deceased)
G. Edward Rudloff, Jr.
Thomas E. Schatzel
John A. Schlosser
The Honorable Timothy J. Schmal
Thomas Schneck
John J. Shaeffer
Michael M. Shea
Scott Shipman
The Honorable Jerome A. Smith (deceased)
Catherine C. Sprinkles
Terrance L. Stinnett (deceased)
Carol Stratford
The Honorable John A. Sutro, Jr.
Steven L. Swig
Rita E. Tautkus
Douglas R. Tribble
The Honorable Jesus Valencia, Jr.
The Honorable James Ware
Richard C. Watters
The Honorable Ronald Whyte
John R. Williams