Ellen Wise JD ‘79 is a couturier and designer who has “emerged as a godsend for professionals requiring ensembles that effortlessly transition from day to evening, as well as those desiring exquisite gowns for social affairs such as San Francisco’s ballet and symphony opening night galas.” Read the feature profile from the Nob Hill Gazette.
Each year, Santa Clara Law celebrates the beginning of the academic year with a gathering of incoming students, alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the judiciary. Akshay Verma JD ’06 will be this year’s Convocation speaker. Verma spent seven years practicing in the environmental field at Pillsbury Winthrop and Farella Braun + Martell. In 2012, he transitioned into a legal consulting role at Axiom Global, where he spent over six years supporting Silicon Valley’s largest technology companies on legal department strategy. He currently works in a legal strategy/operations role at Facebook and he is also a lecturer at Santa Clara Law. Read more.
Brian Cuneo JD ’06 was one of five legal professionals named to Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2019 class of 40 Under 40 honorees. Each year, the publication highlights 40 outstanding Silicon Valley men and women for their contributions and accomplishments. A partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins, Cuneo serves as co-chair of the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Corporate Departments and global co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry Group. Read more.
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.