Justice & Diversity Center Announces New 2017 Board Members

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The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) recently confirmed its Board of Directors for 2017. Merri Baldwin, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, will serve as president; Malcolm Heinicke, Munger, Tolles & Olson will serve as president-elect; Doris Cheng, Walkup, Melodia, Schoenberger & Kelly will serve as treasurer; and Stuart Plunkett, Baker Botts, will serve as secretary.

Newly confirmed directors for 2017 are Khaldoun Baghdadi, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger; Jessica Jacob, Komply Inc; David Kelly, The Golden State Warriors; Elinor Leary, The Veen Firm; Rob Meyerhoff, Venable; and Blair Walsh, Abramson Smith Waldsmith.

The new board members will join continuing board members Amy Bomse, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Erin Connell, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Deborah Daniloff, Bank of America; Robert Esposito, Morrison & Foerster; Holly Gaudreau, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton; Steve Hirsch, Keker Van Nest & Peters; Erick Howard, Shartsis Friese; Sebastian Kaplan, Fenwick & West; Miriam Kim, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Phyra McCandless, government attorney; Felicia Medina, Sanford Heisler; David Otsuka, Wells Fargo Law Department; Tony Schoenberg, Farella Braun + Martel; Ragesh Tangri, Durie Tangri; and Mohammad Walizadeh, Hanson Bridgett.

Outgoing board members are Charles S. Birenbaum, Greenberg Traurig; Colin T. Kemp, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Carolyn M. Lee, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Neil A.F. Popovic, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Kirupa Pushparaj, Square; Michael Sears, Charles Schwab; and Michael Tubach, O’Melveny & Myers.

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.

To learn more about the Justice & Diversity Center, visit www.sfbar.org/jdc