The Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles


HLSA of Los Angeles Annual Officer and Director Elections

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Harvard Law School Alumni Association of Los Angeles will hold its annual officer elections on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The HLSA of LA is an active and committed group of HLS alumni that program social, cultural, and informational events including panel discussions addressing legal issues, networking happy hours, and art tours. Los Angeles area alumni of Harvard Law School are eligible to run for office and vote at that meeting. A dial-in option will be available.

Please contact Mary Drago via email at by 5 p.m. on January 9, 2019 if you want to participate.

Because of security issues, the HLSA of LA will provide the meeting location and dial-in information only to those who provide advance notice that they will participate.

The officer positions are listed below for the term of January 16, 2019 to December 31, 2019.  Please note that the HLSA of LA’s highest recruiting priorities include a Co-Secretary, Technology Co-Chair, Membership Co-Chair, Happy Hour Co-Chairs, and a Mentorship Co-Chair.

Once elected, these officers will automatically become members of the Association’s Board of Directors for the same term.


Vice President

Membership Co-Chairs:  Two positions

Communications Co-Chairs:  Two positions

Technology Co-Chairs:  Two positions

Liaison Co-Chairs: Two positions

Programming Chairs:

Co-Chairs, Happy Hours: Two positions

Co-Chairs, Speaker Events: Two positions

Co-Chairs, Public Interest Events: Two positions

Mentorship Co-Chairs:  Two positions

Referral Co-Chairs: Two positions

Diversity Co-Chairs: Two positions


Secretary Co-Chairs: Two positions

Please contact Mary Drago via email at by 5 p.m. on January 9, 2019 if you want to participate.

Pantea Yashar (JD HLS)

President, HLSA of LA

Real Estate Litigation Partner, Ervin Cohen & Jessup, LLP


Mary Drago (JD HLS)

Co-Secretary, HLSA of LA

Managing Director, The Portfolio Group, Inc.


Ethan Brown (JD HLS)

Co-Secretary, HLSA of LA

Managing Partner, Brown Neri Smith & Kahn

Sherry William (JD HLS)
Co-Vice President, HLSA of LA
Associate, Morrison & Foerster

Byron Stier (JD HLS)
Co-Vice President, HLSA of LA
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School


Jon Walls (JD/MBA HLS)
Treasurer and Co-Diversity Chair, HLSA of LA

Co-founder, Principle Management Consulting‎, L.L.C.





6:30PM - 8:00PM Wed 16 Jan 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )


Los Angeles, CA