83 Henry Manayan, was appointed CEO of Viratech. He served on the White House Advisory Group on Asian-Pacific Affairs appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton. He served three terms as the mayor of the City of Milpitas, CA, and was the first Asian-American ever elected to the position. He is also the founder and president of The Transpacific Companies, a finance and investment company based in Silicon Valley and San Diego, CA.
In 2016, Kaushik Nagaraj JD ’19 (then a Santa Clara Law 1L) was surprised to learn that some of his fellow law students did not have enough to eat. “I received the results of a food insecurity survey at law school. It noted that nearly 1 in 5 students were food insecure,” he says. “That really hurt me to the core.”
“Expose. Confront. Change.” That is the tagline for Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for consumers and taking on politicians and the special interests that fund them in order to expose, confront, and change corporate and political injustice.
On a sunny Thursday afternoon in late April, the Honorable Edward J. Davila, US District Court, Northern District of California, called a meeting to order in a classroom in Charney Hall. Judge Davila was not presiding over a hearing or a trial, but his first meeting as Chair of the Santa Clara Law Advisory Board.