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Introducing the 2019 SCCBA Officers and New Trustees

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Santa Clara County Bar Association is pleased to announce the results of the selection of 2019 Officer and Trustees. Those selected will serve with 2019 President, Gabriel Gregg.

The 2019 Officers and Trustees will be the first Board of Trustees to serve since the Association amended its By-Laws in January 2017 that reduced the size of the Board to 17 trustees. Other amendments included a number of substantive changes to the governance structure of the Association, including a decrease in the size of the Board, a revised selection/election process for officers and trustees and designating the Immediate Past-President an Ex Officio, non-voting member of the Board.

The Board of Trustees, including Officers, totaled 21 members in 2018, reduced from 29 members in previous years.  In 2019 and going forward, the Board will be comprised of 16 voting members with the Immediate Past-President serving as an ex-officio trustee.  The Board adopted these changes after a three-year strategic planning process to review how the Association could best be responsive to the needs of the membership.

We are pleased to announce that the following newly selected Officers and Trustees will serve in 2019 along with the three remaining at-large trustees:  Jil Dalesandro, Bruce MacLeod, and Richard Schramm.  Below you will find a brief bio of each new officer and the 3 new at-large trustees.


Gabriel Gregg:     President

S. Michael Lee:    President-Elect

Lauren Jones:      Treasurer

Susan Inda:          Secretary

Adam Davis:         Trustee

Cory Hammon:     Trustee

Jonathan Gentin:  Trustee

 

Gabriel Gregg
2019 President 

GABRIEL GREGG will serve as the Association's President for 2019. Mr. Gregg is currently President-Elect and prior to that he was the SCCBA Treasurer and has served on the Executive Committee for four years.  He was previously the Chair for the Business Law & Litigation Section.  He also served a term on the SCCBA Fair Election Commission. Mr. Gregg is a partner with Rimon Law in their Palo Alto office, one of 17 offices located throughout the United States and Rome, Italy.  He previously practiced at other law firms, including Robinson & Wood, San Jose and at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles and San Francisco where he began his career after graduating from the UCLA School of Law and completing a federal judicial clerkship.

 

S. Michael Lee 
2019 President-Elect

S. MICHAEL LEE is an IP litigation attorney at the law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves, and Savitch, located in Palo Alto.  He received his BA from UC Berkeley, with Honors, in 1994 and graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1998.  He served on the Santa Clara Bar Association's Judiciary and Diversity Committees was Chair of the Diversity Committee, and served on the Executive Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Board of Trustees.  He is the former SCCBA Secretary and currently serves as Treasurer.  He will become President-Elect in 2019 and automatically succeed to be President in 2020.

 

 

Lauren Jones 
2019 Treasurer

LAUREN JONES received her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2013. She maintains a general practice at Gallagher, Reedy and Jones emphasizing estate planning, real estate, mechanic's liens, unlawful detainer, business formation and transactions, family law, personal injury, and general civil litigation. She is active in the Santa Clara County Bar Association and has served on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and has been a Board of Trustee member for the past five years.  This year she was the Secretary for the SCCBA and in 2019 she will be the Treasurer. 

 

 

Susana Inda
2019 Secretary

SUSANA INDA graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2013.  She is currently a Staff Attorney for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and has been with VTA since 2014.  Susana has served on the Board of Trustees for the SCCBA since 2016 as the representative of La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County and as an SCCBA Executive Committee Member since 2017.  She has been President of La Raza Lawyers for the past two years.

 

NEW TRUSTEES-AT-LARGE

ADAM DAVIS is an associate at Davis & Young, APLC in San Jose. Since graduating Santa Clara University School of Law in 2010, Adam has served two terms as the Co-Chair of the SCCBA's Barristers' Committee and two previous terms as a member of its Board of Trustees. He is a frequent lecturer at Santa Clara University and Lincoln Law School and presents regularly to attorneys and other professional groups regarding emerging legal issues and topics.  Adam will serve a two-year term as trustee beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2020.


JONATHAN GENTIN currently serves on the SCCBA's Civil Practice Committee, as a Judge Pro Tem in Santa Clara Superior Court (Small Claims) and as a Hearing Officer for Santa Clara County. He recently returned to a wide-ranging solo practice in Mountain View after holding leadership positions in Silicon Valley with global public companies and with the Association of Corporate Counsel's Bay Area chapter. Originally from Durban, South Africa, Jonathan moved to the Bay Area in 1996 to join Keker and Van Nest in San Francisco where he focused on complex commercial litigation.  Jonathan received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 1992 and his undergraduate degree from Brown University. Jonathan will serve a two-year term as trustee beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2020.

CORY HAMMON completed his undergraduate education at UC Berkeley before attending UC Hastings College of the Law. After graduating from law school in May of 2013, Cory began practicing Family Law in Santa Clara County with the Law Offices of Walter Pierce Hammon. Since joining the Santa Clara County Bar Association, Cory has been a member of the Law Related Education Committee and has served as an attorney coach and as a member of the Steering Committee for the Santa Clara County Mock Trial Tournament. He will be the Co-Tournament Administrator for the 2019 Mock Trial Tournament. Cory will serve a two- year term as trustee beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2020.

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