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+ - Bradley Schoenleben (JD ’07) helps lead the charge against human trafficking
Bradley has worked on the Orange County District Attorney’s Office’s Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit, which targets perpetrators who sexually exploit and traffic women and underage children for financial gain, including pimps, panderers, and human traffickers since its founding in 2013.
+ - Peter Javanmardi (JD ’08) claims $16.6M verdict in wrongful termination and racial discrimination case
Peter took on the client in 2014 when he founded his firm, Javanmardi Law, PC. The award included $373,514 in economic damages, $2.5 million in non-economic damages, and $13.8 million in punitive damages.
+ - Franziska Oehm (LL.M. ’16) serves as judge for international Nuremberg Moot Court Competition
Franziska was invited to serve a judge for the international competition, which is open to students from around the globe who are interested in international criminal law. The event is judged by local practitioners and academic experts and held in the historic Courtroom 600.
+ - Jeremy Jass (JD ’11) obtains a $2.25M verdict in sexual assault case
Jeremy obtained the verdict on behalf of a woman sexually assualted by an Orange County sherrif's deputy. The jury in the case found the county liable because of a policy that allowed the deputy to remain on-duty while under criminal investigation for a previous sexual assault complaint.
+ - Christopher Navarro (LL.M. ’11) is thriving in rapidly-evolving music law industry
Christopher went from boutique entertainment law firm owner to Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Universal Music Latin Entertainment after participating in Chapman’s Entertainment Contracts Law Clinic.
+ - Leslie Ivie (JD ’08) finds her passion serving the community as founder of the Restoration Law Center
Leslie founded Restoration Law Center, which provides low- or no-cost services for nonprofits and individuals, in 2015 and has since been recognized by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for her work.
+ - Robert Odell (JD ’12) credits impressive success in the courtroom to Chapman oral advocacy training
As a founding partner of Workplace Justice Advocates, Robert and his business partner have secured several multi-million dollar verdicts, including on $25-million whistleblower and wrongful termination verdict against a major medical device company.
+ - Brandon Willms (JD ’15) jumps into high-profile cases as new Colorado Deputy District Attorney
Brandon puts his advocacy training from Fowler School of Law to use as Deputy District Attorney for two counties in Colorado.
+ - Diana Day Zivich (JD '07) lands principal position with sports agency thanks to creative networking
Having worked her way from on-air sports broadcaster to Principal at an elite full-service sports management and marketing firm, Diana is eager to impart the biggest lesson learned over the course of her career: network early and often.
+ - Jack Anderson (JD '15) parlays externship into position at Blizzard Entertainment
Jack found himself in a unique place as the only first-year associate at Blizzard Entertainment after parlaying a hard-earned externship into a full-time position.
+ - Kalman Hutchens (JD ’08) co-founds local charter school
Kalman, a consumer rights attorney by day, co-founded Kinetic Academy in Huntington Beach in 2016.
+ - Samantha Dorey (JD ’11) finds niche in big law
Samantha handles civil litigation for multi-billion dollar companies at the national firm Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.
+ - Jeffrey Greenman (JD ’06) proposes new legislation after a case over prescription mix-up
Jeffrey will take a recent Southern California case to Sacramento in hopes of bringing about new legislation to change how prescription medications are handled.
+ - Jason Burris (JD '08) finds national spotlight with unusual elder abuse case
Jason jumped into the national spotlight with a feature in The Washington Post’s “True Crime” section covering one of his more unusual cases.
+ - Tracy Theodore (JD ’09) finds passion and purpose as Executive Director of Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation
Tracy joined the Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation, which provides empowerment and prevention resources to victims and families impacted by family violence, in 2015.
+ - Michelle Knowles (JD ’00) receives First Chair Award for her accomplishments as in-house counsel
Michelle was recognized by her peers in September of 2016 with a First Chair Award, which recognizes the country’s most innovative and accomplished in-house counsel for their achievements and significant contributions to the legal community.
+ - Caroline Hahn (JD ’03) elected president of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association
Caroline was elected as OC KABA president after three years as an active board member and nearly 10 years as a general member.
+ - Hunter Taylor (JD '07) helps youth find a second chance through literacy as Deputy DA
Hunter took a unique approach to his role as a Deputy DA with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, founding and leading Real Men Read, an outreach program for incarcerated and at-risk youth designed to address the correlation between literacy and crime rates.
+ - Wolfgang Frisch ’97 (JD ’00) joins Chapman Law Board of Advisors
+ - Sean Bigley (JD '13) finds niche in national security
Just six months after passing the bar, Sean opened his own law firm dealing exclusively with federal security clearance matters and representing clients in administrative tribunals at agencies like the CIA and Department of Defense.
+ - Amanda Singer (JD '13) starts in highly competitive field after graduation
Amanda Singer became a business owner in the highly competitive mediation field after participating in Chapman's Mediation Clinic.
+ - Nilima Shah (LL.M. '13) passes California Bar Exam on first attempt
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+ - Christian McGuigan (JD '10) parlays work in Fowler Law clinics to career in social action film
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+ - Tiffany Chang (JD '13) pioneers student gay rights organization at Fowler Law
+ - Munira Akhunzada (LL.M. '13) lands prestigious position with UN Women
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+ - Darrell Greenwald (JD '10, LL.M. '11) pursues solo practice after two degrees at Fowler School of Law
+ - Kathryn Casey Bonkowski (JD '03) becomes shareholder at Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh
+ - Kyndell Paine utilizes networking prowess to land position at Disneyland Resort
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