RAND ICJ Southern California 50 Leadership Council

For more than 60 years, decisionmakers in the public and private sectors have turned to the RAND Corporation for objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the nation and the world. In line with RAND's mission, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) analyzes cutting edge issues relating to civil justice and business regulation, working with decisionmakers in both the public and private sectors to find solutions to today's difficult, sensitive, and important problems. ICJ has been an innovator in empirical legal research for over thirty years and has been described by The National Law Journal as "the legal think tank at the top."

In response to strong interest, ICJ has created a new program to convene thought leaders in the Southern California legal community for meaningful discussions and interactions relating to law and public policy. The RAND ICJ Southern California 50 Leadership Council (RAND ICJ So Cal 50) offers the first forum in Southern California for prominent, policy-oriented attorneys to regularly convene and address the most pressing issues facing the civil justice system and legal profession today. With our empirical legal scholars, reputation for objective, nonpartisan analysis, and strong commitment to improving decisionmaking, RAND provides a unique platform for in-depth discussions and debates between ICJ experts, academics, judges, and leading professionals on the civil justice front lines. No other organization offers the caliber of intellectual stimulation, professional development, prestige, policy focus, and networking opportunities for its members.

Upcoming Event

California's Pension Crisis: Where Do We Go From Here? May 8, 2012

Joe Nation
Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Stanford University

Previous Events

Bin Laden's Death: Implications for the U.S. Jun. 15, 2011

Seth Jones
Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

The Third Branch: Challenges and Opportunities for the Judiciary in 2011 Feb. 9, 2011

The Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

ICJ Research Briefing: "Alternative Litigation Finance in the United States—Issues, Knowns, and Unknowns" Dec. 8, 2010

Steven Garber
Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct under Review: Where are We Headed? Sep. 16, 2010

Michael Traynor
Co-Chair, ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20

RAND Corporation: A History, Building Tour, & Art Collection Overview Jul. 21, 2010

Iao Katagiri
Director, RAND Office of Community Relations; Deputy Vice President, Office of External Affairs

Executive Compensation in the Wake of the Financial Crisis May 11, 2010

Robert J. Jackson, Jr.
Deputy Special Master of TARP Executive Compensation, U.S. Department of Treasury


Membership of the new RAND ICJ So Cal 50 is comprised of the following distinguished individuals. Additional names will be added shortly.

List updated October 2011

Robert L. Adler

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Edison International

John Amer

Client Partner

Korn/Ferry International

Arthur O. Armstrong

Chief Executive Officer (ret.)

Merle Norman Cosmetics

Ian C. Ballon


Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Richard A. Bayer

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

The Macerich Company

Kevin Boyle


Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP

James Capretz


Capretz & Associates

David S. Casey

Senior Partner

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield

Brett R. Chapman

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Herbalife Ltd.

Erwin Chemerinsky

Founding Dean

UCI Law School

Lee Cheng

General Counsel

Newegg Inc.

Hon. Audrey B. Collins

Chief Judge

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Katrina Dewey

Chief Executive Officer & Publisher

Lawdragon, Inc.

Joe Dunn

Executive Director

State Bar of California

Hayward Fisk


DLA Piper

Thomas V. Girardi


Girardi and Keese

Victor J. Gold

Dean, Professor of Law & William M. Rains Fellow

Loyola Law School

Carole Handler


Lathrop & Gage LLP

Shawn M. Harpen

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel

The Patrón Spirits Company

David F. Hauge


Michelman & Robinson, LLP

Rex S. Heinke


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Craig Holden


Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Harry Johnson


Arent Fox LLP

Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.

Founding Partner

Keesal, Young & Logan

Jeff Kichaven

Independent Mediator

Eric Landau


Jones Day

Thomas R. Malcolm

Of Counsel

Jones Day

Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall


U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Peter H. Mason

Partner-in-Charge Los Angeles

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Gregory J. Morrow

President and Chief Executive Officer

Harmonia TV Inc.

Dennis F. Moss


Spiro Moss LLP

Jerold Oshinsky


Jenner & Block LLP

Stuart Pardau


California State University Northridge

Arnold Pinkston

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Debra E. Pole


Sidley Austin LLP

Robert K. Rasmussen

Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law and Professor of Law and Political Science

USC Gould School of Law

Kevin Reed

Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs


Jason D. Russell


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Debra L. Schroeder

Vice President and General Counsel

RAND Corporation

David Scott

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Amgen, Inc.

Stephen Yeazell

David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Distinguished Professor of Law

UCLA School of Law