69 Edward Lozowicki was elected a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, which is comprised of nationally and internationally recognized commercial arbitrators, and promotes the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and practice in the field of commercial arbitration. Fellowship is by invitation only and candidates undergo a rigorous vetting process.
95 Richard Viczorek has been appointed mayor of Dana Point for the second time. He has an office in Capistrano Beach where he focuses on appeals of federal and military criminal and administrative cases.
06 David Tsai received the 2019 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award.
14 Joyce Chang has joined the Bay Area family law firm Hanson Crawford Crum. Chang has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past three-consecutive years. As a law student at Santa Clara, she was an editor for both the Santa Clara Law Review and the Santa Clara Journal of International Law.
14 Natalie Kirkish has been recognized by the Legal Services of Northern California as part of Downey Brand LLP, which gave pro bono support involving the residents of Butte County following the devastating 2018 Camp Fire. Natalie is a senior associate with Downey Brand LLP in their San Francisco Office.
Katharine Alexander, November 21, 2019. Katharine V. Alexander, long-time friend of Santa Clara University School of Law and beloved wife of the late former Santa Clara Law Dean George J. Alexander, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2019. Katharine, or “Kati” as she was known by many, was 85 years old. Kati is survived by her children, Suzi Alexander (and her husband Gary Stolzoff) and Chip Alexander (and his wife Laurie Alexander), and her three grandchildren, Simone, Sam, and Kate. Donations in Kati’s honor can be made to the Katharine and George Alexander Law Center online.
2014 Samuel Kesten, October 29, 2019. Sam Kesten practiced in Marin County and San Jose. As a former bicycle racer and Coast Guard licensed Captain, Sam had always been a person of intense drive. He applied his extreme work ethic to vigorously advocating for the rights of his clients, and represented employees at all levels of the economy, helping them recover what was rightfully theirs. Whether a client lived in a car or a 5,000 square-foot house in Belvedere, Sam was equally committed to fighting for their rights. While at Santa Clara Law, Sam volunteered at the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center Workers’ Rights Clinic, continuing as a volunteer supervising attorney after graduation. He also volunteered at other clinics in the community, such as the Bridge to Justice Clinic. As a student in Margarita Alvarez’s legal skills class, Sam was committed to social justice and truly cared about the Alexander Law Center clients he served–a commitment he carried to his employment practice. Professor Ruth Silver-Taube had this to share of her experience working with Sam, “Mr. Kesten was a student in my Workers’ Rights’ Clinic and class [during a] summer semester. His work in the Clinic and class was outstanding. I was impressed with Mr. Kesten’s analytical, research, and verbal skills, his ability to communicate effectively with people from all walks of life, and his comprehensive and detailed memoranda. He [was] conscientious and highly motivated. When the Labor Commission was unable to serve the client in one of his cases, Mr. Kesten drove 50 miles to the defendant’s home to personally serve him.” The Santa Clara Law community mourns his passing. We hope you find comfort in your memories of Sam. May he rest in peace.