Board of Directors

The Public Law Center (PLC) is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of a diverse array of leaders from Orange County’s top law firms, businesses and representatives of community organizations.

Michael Ermer
(President)
Irell & Manella LLP

Mark Erickson
(Vice-President)
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Deborah Mallgrave
(Secretary/Treasurer)
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Aaron J. Malo
(Immediate Past President)
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP

Darren O. Aitken
Aitken * Aitken * Cohn

Deborah E. Arbabi
Crowell & Moring LLP

Ralph H. Blakeney
Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP

Joseph L. Chairez
Baker & Hostetler LLP

Cesar Covarrubias
The Kennedy Commission

Roman Darmer
Jones Day

Glenn D. Dassoff
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Douglas J. Dixon
Hueston Hennigan LLP

Maya K. Dunne
Maya Dunne & Associates

Kathy F. Esfahani
Community Member

Brian B. Farrell
Banc of California

Daniel R. Foster
McDermott Will & Emery, LLP

Michele D. Johnson
Latham & Watkins LLP

Philip D. Kohn
Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Karla Kraft
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.

Christy G. Lea
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

Thomas A. Manakides
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Adrianne Marshack
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Christopher H. McGrath
Paul Hastings LLP

James Meeker, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Joel S. Miliband
Brown Rudnick LLP

Mark Minyard
Minyard Morris LLP

Alexander S. Polsky
JAMS

Ameena M. Qazi
Mirza Law Office and Consulting

Dina M. Randazzo
Schilling Law Group, P.C.

Carole E. Reagan
Umberg/Zipser, LLP

Charla “Sue” Riley
Crestbridge Financial Wealth Management

Daniel Robinson
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.

Crystal C. Sims
Legal Aid Society of Orange County

Nicole Whyte
Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP

Michael R. Williams
Bienert, Miller & Katzman, PLC

Brett J. Williamson
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Marc J. Winthrop
Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLC

Carol Zaist
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Peter Zeughauser
Zeughauser Group