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CLA Leadership

Emilio Varanini

Vice President

Vice Chair
Howard “Chip” Wilkins

Jeremy Evans

Betty Williams

Board of Representatives

Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section
Paul Riehle

Business Law Section
James P. Hill

California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA)
Heather Benton

Criminal Law Section
Sara Rief

Environmental Law Section
Howard “Chip” Wilkins

Family Law Section
Michele Brown

Intellectual Property Law Section
Matt Powelson

International Law Section
Brian Arbetter

Labor and Employment Law Section
Phil Horowitz

Law Practice Management and Technology Section
Perry Segal

Litigation Section
George Wailes

Public Law Section
Ryan Baron

Real Property Law Section
Rinat Erlich

Solo and Small Firm Section
Jeremy Evans

Taxation Section
Betty Williams

Trusts and Estates Section
Herb Stroh

Workers’ Compensation Section
Kenny Sheppard


Executive Director
Ona Dosunmu

Associate Executive Director
Tricia Horan

Director of Governmental Affairs
Saul Bercovitch

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives 
Ellen Miller 

Linda Geery

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