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Justice & Diversity Center Announces 2016 Board of Directors

January 6, 2016 -- San Francisco -- The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) recently confirmed its Board of Directors for 2016. Michael Tubach, O’Melveny & Myers, will serve as President; Merri Baldwin, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, will serve as president-elect; Malcolm Heinicke, Munger Tolles & Olson, will serve as treasurer; and Doris Cheng, Walkup Melodia Schoenberger & Kelly, will serve as secretary.

Newly confirmed directors for 2016 are: Erin Connell, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe; Deborah Daniloff, Bank of America; Robert Esposito, Morrison & Foerster; Steve Hirsch, Keker & Van Nest; Erick Howard, Shartsis Friese; Ragesh Tangri, Durie Tangri and Mohammad Walizadeh, Hanson Bridgett.

The new board members joining continuing board members are Charles Birenbaum, Greenberg Traurig; Amy Bomse, Arnold & Porter; Holly Gaudreau, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton; Sebastian Kaplan, Fenwick & West; Colin Kemp, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Miriam Kim, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Carolyn Lee, Abkin Law; Phyra McCandless, Gibbs Law Group; Felicia Medina, Sanford Heisler; David Otsuka, Wells Fargo Legal Department; Neil A.F. Popovic, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Kirupa Pushparaj, Square Inc.; Michael Sears, Bank of the West; and Tony Schoenberg, Farella Braun + Martel.

Outgoing board members are David Carrillo, UC Berkeley School of Law; Steven Cvitanovic, Haight Brown & Bonesteel; Makai Fisher, Shook Hardy & Bacon; Danielle Ochs, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart; Vidhya Prabhakaran, Davis Wright Tremaine; Kristen Law Sagafi, Tycko & Zavareei; and David Tsai, Vinson & Elkins.

The Justice & Diversity Center’s mission is to advance fairness and equality by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession.